Swedish fund money is invested in polluting oil giants

An oil spill has caused damage to animals and nature in the Ecuadorian rainforest where Mireya Gualinga and her people Kichwa live. Photo: Mike Gualinga.

Of: Elise Olsson

Several Swedish AP funds and several major Swedish banks are investing in companies that engage in deforestation and violate human rights in various parts of the world - something that affects the Amazon rainforest and indigenous peoples, among other things. "These companies are killing our planet. They are looting the last aid the planet can offer - and that's the forest," said Mireya Gualinga, a climate and indigenous activist from the Ecuadorian Amazon.

January 25, 2022, Interview

The Social Democrats focus on solidarity and community, but only in Sweden

Party secretary Lena Rådström Baastad will give the Social Democrats' digital Almedal speech in 2021

Of: Nelika Karimi

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is facing Sweden's first prime ministerial vote. The Social Democrats' Almedal speech takes place just a few hours before Sweden's political fate in the coming year is decided. Party secretary Lena Rådström Baastad, who replaces Prime Minister Löfven, focuses mainly on the welfare state, solidarity and the climate, but only from a Swedish perspective.

July 7, 2021, News

Annie Lööf focuses on democracy and human value in her Almedal speech

Annie Lööf is so far the only party leader who has spoken about international cooperation and global democracy issues during Almedalen Week

Of: Isabella Hjorth

On Tuesday morning, Annie Lööf will give her Almedal speech where she will focus on what she calls "liberal democracy". She talks about freedom of expression, human rights and climate change, both in and outside Sweden.

July 6, 2021, News

Week 24: Debate on flight and migration on International Refugee Day

Of: The Chancellery

New figures from the UNHCR show that more than 80 million people are currently on the run and that the number has more than doubled in the last ten years. This week, the debate has revolved around several aspects of flight and migration and several debaters believe that the rich countries in the world must take joint responsibility for the situation. Democracy and climate linked to the Chinese regime have also been debated and Swedish companies should stop assisting dictatorships in oppressing LGBTQI people.

June 21, 2021, Current debate

Week 12: Vaccine exports and human rights in China engage

Of: Frida Hjärtman and Hanna Kristiansen

During the past week, the debate has revolved around the European Commission's proposal to ban vaccine exports outside the EU. There have also been strong reactions to China's countermeasures against European politicians and researchers in response to the EU's sanctions against Chinese officials. The cause of the diplomatic struggle is the repression of Uighurs in the Xinjiang region.

March 29, 2021, Current debate

To enter a people's home, but with which people and in which home?

Jimmy Åkesson

Of: Lovisa Novak, Karin Klerby and Karl Follin

To a number of disposable flags with the Sweden Democrats' logo, Jimmie Åkesson entered the stage on Saturday night to hold Almedalen Week's penultimate party leadership speech. There was a speech that largely ignored Sweden's role in the world, except when it came to the refugee reception, or rather; the limitation of it.

July 8, 2018, Almedalen - current, Chronicle