The way the Danish left assess Copenhagen

Socialist People’s Party SF balloon competing with Greenpeace snowman for attention at the December 12 climate march. Photo: / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

How is then the left discussing what happened during the summit? The Social democrats keeps totally quiet as if their full support of the police is sufficient. This can be compared to the Social democrats in Sweden who after the riots at the EU Summit in Gothenburg 2001 initiated an official inquiry chaired by a former Social democratic prime minister and a former chair of the conservative party concluding with both strong criticism of the police and a call for an understanding of new horizontal forms for organizing protests in contemporary society.

The Socialist People’s Party adds an endless amount of new policy proposals to their list of branding themselves as clamping down on disorder and violence, in early January by proposing that it should become forbidden to visit terrorist related web site. Down loading material from these sites should be regarded the same way as child pornography. A proposal applauded by the Danish People’s Party but about nobody else to the right or left in Danish politics. The Socialist People´s Party is together with the Danish People´s Party the winner in Danish politics. In the municipal elections in November last year they gained 7,7 percentage at the cost of Social democrats and the social liberals but also to some degree of the Red Green Alliance.

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The COP15 promising ALBA mass meeting

The lost left wing opportunity

How the left supported the police against demonstrators in Copenhagen

Day by day reactions on repression December 12 to 18:

Saturday 12th of December – Come safely to peaceful demonstration

The left wing cover up

Sunday 13th of December – ”we were violently opposed”

Monday 14th of December – ”unfortunately too many arrests”

Tuesday 15th of December ”It does not belong in a democracy”

Wednesday 16th of December – “No soft feelings”

Thursday 17th of December – ”Eat breakfast with Morales”

Friday 18th of December – International networks demonstrate against Danish repression

Danish self-criticism

Why is the left promoting police perspectives?

Danish political claustrophobia

The way the Danish left assess Copenhagen

The paternalistic Red Green Alliance

Trotskyist climate heroes without guts

Non-parliamentary left: A Waterloo for activists, not a new Seattle

From anti neoliberal left to authoritarian state-media governance left

Other material:

12 December Initiative – huge success or background for branding?

Open letter on Denmark’s freedom and legal situation

The whole world on trial

The Fall of the Bella Wall: Power Reclaimed


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