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A reminder that the biggest threat to privacy is…

Bernard Keane July 25, 2017 2 Comments

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?

Crikey May 16, 2016

The Swedish saying got lost in translation.

UN likely to call for Assange’s freedom

Bernard Keane 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

Bernard Keane November 30, 2015 16 Comments

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?

Guy Rundle September 1, 2015 19 Comments

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 …

Crikey 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

Crikey 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

Guy Rundle May 15, 2013 6 Comments

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?

Guy Rundle May 14, 2013 9 Comments

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?

Cathy Alexander August 24, 2012 29 Comments

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.