The social history of the Kingdom of Sweden

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Youth Protesters In Sweden Say No To Fascist Rally, Cop Brutality
By Birgitta Isacsson, Militant, 1 December 1997. For the first time since World War II, an openly anti-Jewish demonstration was held here November 8 in commemoration of the so-called Kristallnacht in Germany. They were met by a counterdemonstration, most of them youth.
Police Attempt To Frame Up Leader Of Indigenous Sami People In Sweden
By Daniel Ahl and Dag TirsÚn, Militant, 19 April 1999. Olof Johansson, one of the most well-known leaders of the oppressed Sami nationality in Sweden was arrested and held in solitary confinement. The Sami, so-called Laplanders, are the indigenous people of the Arctic regions of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula in Russia. In fighting to protect their traditional hunting and reindeer grazing rights, they have come in conflict with the large landowners, who are backed by the Swedish government.
Swedish law fails to curb prostitution
By Belinda Goldsmith, Reuters, 5 July 1999. A new Swedish law making it illegal to buy sex has failed to scare prostitutes or their clients off the streets and is actually protecting pimps.
Gambian Brutalised in Sweden
By Okoth Osewe in Stockholm, Daily Observer (Banjul), 16 November 2000. A 38 year-old Gambian national was beaten unconscious by a Swedish guard at a pub in Central Stockholm. The hospital staff tried to throw him out, arguing that he had no insurance to settle the hospital bill since he has no Permanent Residence Permit (PUT) in Sweden.