Topic archives: Sweden

A reminder that the biggest threat to privacy is…

July 25, 2017 2

At a time of mounting concerns about cybersecurity, remember it's always your own government that's the greatest threat.

What did the Swedish say about “room in the butt” at Eurovision?

May 16, 2016

The Swedish saying got lost in translation.

UN likely to call for Assange’s freedom

February 4, 2016

The sabotage of the investigation of allegations against Julian Assange by the Swedish and UK governments could provide the basis for a UN committee decision about his detention.

The strange case of Julian Assange

November 30, 2015 16

It's become clear that the Swedish and UK governments will do virtually anything to ensure the investigation of Julian Assange never proceeds.

Notes from the transit lounge: the communism of Walt Disney and what’s wrong with the Swedes?

Notes from the transit lounge: the communism of Walt Disney and what’s wrong with the Swedes?

September 1, 2015 19

Crikey's writer-at-large flits about Europe and discovers our post-capitalist future.

Business bites: Kiwi rebate … Buffett sells oil stake … economies deflate …

Business bites: Kiwi rebate … Buffett sells oil stake … economies deflate …

February 18, 2015

How Australians subsidise Kiwi wine. And other business tidbits of the day.

How Swedish movie theatres are advancing gender equality

How Swedish movie theatres are advancing gender equality

November 12, 2013

Movie theatres in Sweden are going to rate films as to whether they pass the "Bechdel test". Women's Agenda journalist Jordi Roth reports on what this could mean for women's equality -- on and off screen.

Look out, the Scandinavian children are about

Look out, the Scandinavian children are about

May 15, 2013 6

There's nothing like parental leave. Go to a movie, play squash, wash the car -- all these activities lie on the same plane. Put "be with your child" in it, you'll see the difference.

Parental leave, or why is it always Sweden?

May 14, 2013 9

Paid parental leave is actually quite a conservative policy that erodes women's rights and entrenches gender division. Just look at Sweden's generous scheme for evidence of that.

Swedish Q&A: do Assange’s claims on extradition stack up?

August 24, 2012 29

Claims that it would be easier for the US to extradite Julian Assange from Sweden than from the UK don't stack up. Swedish legal academic Mark Klamberg explains why.

Trying to remain civilized on the Assange allegations

August 21, 2012 15

It's possible to be take allegations of s-xual misconduct against Julian Assange seriously, while still being concerned about the US government campaign against him.

‘Preconcert’ and the strange coincidences around Julian Assange

August 17, 2012 23

The behaviour of multiple governments toward Julian Assange undermines the argument that he's not the target of a campaign.

Stability and government

August 16, 2012

Crikey readers have their say.

What should be keeping Assange awake at night

June 29, 2012 13

Julian Assange's fear of being extradited to the US over allegations of political crimes may be misguided -- but he should be alert to alternative legal challenges, Donald K. Anton writes.

Assange and Rudd: the government’s strange lack of curiosity

Assange and Rudd: the government’s strange lack of curiosity

November 24, 2011 21

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd's answers about the Julian Assange extradition case suggest a distinct lack of curiosity about what the Americans plan for the WikiLeaks founder.

The madness of Assange’s third extradition hearing

July 14, 2011 8

Two justices, representing the near-pinnacle of English law have spent a more than a day considering the details of two one-night stands and a tackle rub undertaken nearly a year ago in a faraway city.

No ‘boys’ or ‘girls’: pre-school abandons gender norms

June 28, 2011

A pre-school in Sweden abandoned the use of male and female pronouns and doesn't read traditional fairytales with strict gender stereotypes, in a bid to be completely gender-neutral.

Crikey‘s coverage of Assange

March 22, 2011 8

Crikey readers have their say.

Rundle: Assange’s defence team losing the PR war by winning it

December 16, 2010 12

Assange's defenders need to talk about a process of control, exception and rendition that is using not abnormal state processes, but normal ones to achieve their ends, turning the world into one huge airport security scanner.

How politically pure are those Swedes?

How politically pure are those Swedes?

December 10, 2010

We lefties have a predisposition to believe in those Swedes. We tend to see them as showing the way towards capitalism with a social conscience. Yet we shouldn't be so surprised at the fears of Julian Assange’s Swedish lawyer coming true, says Richard Farmer.