Fire starter with experience from organisational development, negotiations and playing the jazz trumpet. I’m young, committed and curious. Raised in the suburbs of Stockholm, now working with equal housing for all at the Swedish Union of Tenants. Also, huge nerd within tech, video games, music, city planning, photography, history and politics.
Max Karlssonwas @sweden 2017-02-20 to 2017-02-27
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I'll stay in DM for a few minutes. Lastly (I can't believe I managed to squeeze this reference in): So long, and thanks for the fish!
So what should we do about policy makers believing in everything they see on TV? Refute the narrative, question fal… https://t.co/6d2R7n675u
Also, someone asked which Stockholmian soccer team I cheer for. There is only one real team in Sthlm:… https://t.co/5AUndll9ER
But it's incredibly empowering to know we're many that opposes elevating comment section banter into policy (or WH statements).
Honestly, it’s also been quite exhausting. Abusive comments, accusations and pics of extreme violence numbs you down.
And since the week started w/ facts, we’re ending on the same notice.
Thank you to all the users I’ve conversed w/ in DM, it’s been incredibly educational & intense. Most of you are lik… https://t.co/01Qh0WF9OW
Thank you to all the users who replied and "fought" w/ troublemakers so that I didn’t have to. https://t.co/NYCE0HuoFy
Read more about the history of Swedish press freedom and 20 milestones: https://t.co/PPExDYIDkD
Not getting him out is an ongoing historical crisis/failure for every passing Swedish government and they should be held accountable for it.
Press freedom is fragile. It's vital we defend it w/ policies and by speaking out. Attacks on press freedom are a threat to any democracy.
Accusing press of publishing false information is seen as an acceptable tactic by authoritarian regimes. And the leader of the free world.
And while still top 10, we’ve dropped from 1st place in 2009 to 8th place now. Mainly because of rise in # of threats against journalists.
Sweden has the oldest press freedom legislation in the world, and we still rank highly, but this struggle is global.
OK, last day of curating! Will do my best to not miss out on anything in today's tweets. https://t.co/BrluuUs9RT
We recognise that w/o SRHR, Swedish development goals cannot be reached. It is vital. https://t.co/Hdn0LmhzDj
Next week, we’re hosting the ”She Decides” conference w/ Belgium, the Netherlands & Denmark. https://t.co/GvlMFwzzNH
Globally, we’re using advocacy, dialogue, mainstreaming, direct support (bilateral & multilateral) & funding (cross… https://t.co/EWFFguMnSv
Sweden has adopted several hallmark policies regarding SRHR & gender equality. ✊️ https://t.co/0CLaiaMYIX
The matter of maternal health is not only a health issue, but also a right’s issue. Sexual rights are human rights.… https://t.co/mukTY9kH0c
When sexual rights are respected individuals are empowered to make choices that can affect and improve their lives. https://t.co/n9RyuNw6ku
Now, when the right to abortion is under attack, Sweden is going in the opposite direction, standing by SRHR on a g… https://t.co/SW7ULv0aTR
Did you know sexual & reproductive health & rights (SRHR) is a key profile issue for Sweden & Swedish aid abroad? https://t.co/AETcCwWaSO
Young Swedish user posted abusive message in DM. Wasn't anonymous. Via profile, it was easy to find contact info. S… https://t.co/3x8qIt2i3N
Love this. Three times every week @ my local square you can meet & interact w/ city officials in so called "dialog… https://t.co/dkzSkzGf5X
@janineyve hi! Thanks for your reply. Do you think our public data and open sources are biased as well?
Because of a certain president doubling down on comments about Sweden yesterday, my Follow Friday suggestions got l… https://t.co/EvStvXD4mw
Well rested after long night of sleep. Preparing for two last days as curator before the next user takes over. ✅ https://t.co/SXR1D5shmJ
@UnitedStates No problem. As stated, it is not my intention to ridicule, even though some aspects of serious issues can be hilarious.
@UnitedStates You're right, I should be critical of the sources I RT. That one was more humorous than factual, I should make this apparent.
RT @benimmo: This is fascinating. Fox interviews a Swedish expert on the migration issue. According to Swedish experts, he doesn't exist. h…
Fact: The Swedish translation of "Moody" is - and I shit you not - "Trumpen".
Source: (Schibsted/Inizio) 20th January 2017
Within the political parties, 39% of Swedish Democrats (you remember them from my rant last night, right?) thinks he'll do well.
71% of Swedish women thinks he'll do a very poor or poor job. 57% of Swedish men.
Examples of words used by the 64% of Swedes who think's he'll do poorly: "Unpredictable, not serious, lack of experience, mad."
I can't believe we're going there again. Alright, I'll prepare something. https://t.co/GDWAN9vofd
Twitter is a large place, and finding users to follow can be tidious. In the spirit of Follow Friday, here comes 10… https://t.co/bPvbiqvygt
@SwedishSpaceman Hmm, I don't know who your friends are but I've seen curators from all over the political spectrum. Might be worth a try?
@SwedishSpaceman I see! When I nominated a friend, it took over a year. Maybe you can contact the Swedish Institute directly? 👍
RT @KGuw: Most populist/alt-right etc parties weren't founded by outspoken nazis, but Sweden actually has that kind of party in parliament.
RT @KGuw: Some of all the historical scandals in our racist political party with nazi roots, Sverigedemokraterna ("Sweden Democrats"). Seve…
Regardless if you are displeased w/ my curation or not, feel free to nominate any Swedish user at… https://t.co/Ogde2QCeYO
Swedish neo-nazis in my mentions are furious that I'm spreading facts about Sweden. ✌️ https://t.co/PTG2gR2OS2
This feels weird. Yes, I am fully aware of the existence of time zones. Still feels weird. https://t.co/7lhCWfzmJ8
I don't know, had some great conversations w/ newly registered or elderly users w/o pic. Trolls w/ fake pics are in… https://t.co/sfANLAAOfr
It's incredible that here on Twitter, hell has no fury like an anonymous user scorned. https://t.co/GXAVk3YhI8
So hey, because of this rant my personal twitter account was just targeted by (15) attempts trying to reset the password. That's not cool.
// end rant. Cool. Now I'm going to have a beer, put my feet up and play some video games. https://t.co/4ZEriPS7HI
The attempt by western populists to fuel each other's dumpster 🔥 has to be made crystal clear and put into the spotlight.
Point: Jimmie&Mattias has an apparent self-interest & agenda in further accelerating the far-right dystopian narrative of a fallen Europe.
These guys are not your Average Joe's. SDs support of @realdonaldtrump is reckless, and risks increasing polarization even further.
They are however correct in that Sweden faces challenges. But as I’ve previously stated, not the ones made up by the far right.
In the @WSJ opinion piece, Åkesson&Mattias argues that violence has increased in Sweden because of immigrants. Fact: Nope.
Amazing list of the many incredible things you can find in the SD party plattform. In Swedish, but easy to translate https://t.co/u3evMnoD7n
When neo nazi groups were committing arson attacks against refugee centers in 2015, SD posted a map listing addresses of the centers.
<- in -13 SD politician Michael Hess stated ”rape is deeply ingrained in islamic culture”. The party agreed.-> https://t.co/97QnM5xmWd
<- in -12, a SD MP argued islam was ”a worse threat than both national socialism and communism”->
<- Before the world learned the identity of Breivik, top swedish democrats blamed ”muslims" for the deed->
<- in -11 an SD juror sent anti-semitic emails. The board said he did not have to leave the party->
<- in the 2010 election, 45 SD candidates could be linked to white power groups-> https://t.co/27JdQrsPfo
<- in 09, they stated that "Islam is the biggest threat since WW2” and invited British extremist Alan Lake to speak at national assembely->
<- In one of the songs, they are heard making fun of the murder of then PM Olof Palme->
<- during a cruise in -09, Jimmie Åkesson, Björn Söder and others sang white power songs, telling racist jokes behind closed doors->
<- in -08 it was revealed that several SD representatives donated money to militant nazi groups->
<- in -07 Björn Söder (hey, its him again) argued LGBT was ”sexual abnormalities” that would normalize paedophilia and bestiality->
<- in -06 a City Council member for SD said favorite book was one where a Swedish man murders a jewish family+the prime minister->
<- In -04 SD listed ”bed bugs” and ”road accidents” as ”immigration expenses”-> https://t.co/IHXmwRJLMf
<- in -04 known anti-semite Bernard Mengal finances SD leaflet. He posed w/, amongst others, Mattias Karlsson in group photo->
<- in -03 a local SD politician got worked up over a radio jingle, demanding they ”stop playing that N*****”. Was not expelled->
<- in -02, Björn Söder rejoiced in email when a well-known nazi joined the party. ”Too bad we can’t make it public:)” he added->
<- in -02, SD deputy leader Jonas Åkerlund argued (using fake name) that Sweden should ”kick out 500K parasites back home”->
<- in -00, Mattias Karlsson (you know, same guy as @WSJ piece) argued that being a "swedish muslim” is a contradiction.->
<- present at the parade was Björn Söder. He is Second Deputy Speaker in the Swedish parlament today. He praised FN in SD bulletin->
<- in -00, the same year Jean Marie Le Pen was convicted of belittling the holocaust, SD attended Front Nationals may day parade ->
<- Also in -99, Franz Schönhuber, a former Waffen-SS soldier, is invited to be a guest at an SD meeting ->
<- in -99 they finally scrapped being in favor of the death penalty. Just before the new millennia began. What did… https://t.co/BYvXWXmDhH
<- in -97 the then party leader Mikael Jansson praised EURO-NAT and met with Front National (who gave SD funding) ->
<-in -96 a swedish democrat leased land to a nazi summer camp, where they burned books ->
<- in -95 they advocated that freedom of religion in Sweden should be limited to Swedes ->
<-in -94 (the year I was born) they advocated ”immigrants” who had arrived after 1970 had to repatriate regardless if they were citizens ->
<- the leader of their youth branch is arrested in -93 for carrying a hand grenade when leader of the Left Party was to hold speech->
<- Elected a convicted former nazi as first party leader also in -91, advertised white power music through out the 90s->
Founded in 1988 by actual nazis (yep), tried to reach David Duke (yeah) in -89 for support, held a gig in -91 w/ band ”white aggression”->
Gather around, let me tell you the history of the Sweden Democrats (and why you wouldn’t want them on your team regardless of the sport)
They are the leaders of the swedish political party The Sweden Democrats, and they’re basically saying… https://t.co/Yc0xEiOp7z
Okay, here we go! See coming dump as my perspective on an ongoing debate, ok? 👍 https://t.co/it1Mi3VfCu
You can check if you are able to donate at the closest blood central, and as a thanks 4 helping 2 save lives you ma… https://t.co/eBRbu2IHtb
You also get a text message when your donation has come to use for a patient. One of the best feelings there is. 💉… https://t.co/uhrazGPmzd
Donating blood saves lives. In Sweden, you can get texts letting you know if the reserves are low for your blood ty… https://t.co/7lUETHPIWO
Me talking to some users in DM. I'm all 👂 for arguments if grounded in facts and not some link to blog w/ subjectiv… https://t.co/Z9taGwauts
The Package (George's "racy" photos) The Big Salad and everything involving the Soup Nazi! https://t.co/OXQIy1Ok7x
Today marks half time for my curation of this account. Looking forward to sharing more w/ you during days to come! ✌️
Overwhelmed by all the response. Going to bed, see you in the morning. Thank you! https://t.co/49AmLp5WJq
What would this award look like? Trying to picture it in my head. And who would host the gala?! Please let it be… https://t.co/qBARdpzwPV
Continuation: Should policy be based on fear & rumours OR research, well-documented facts and political experience?
Quick poll: do you believe people in power should be held responsible for making remarks based on unverified sources?
It's not impossible - but can be very, very difficult (if you're looking for rental). Read more here (#7):… https://t.co/DTWRiOcheD
Just saw a user state that Sweden probably hides bodies to influence statistics on crime. 🤔🤔🤔 https://t.co/DWvBzXyfVf
Me after being spammed the same link leading to a neo-nazi blog post 20+ times in a few hours: https://t.co/XeEsvjxOyf
@iamthediego It's frustrating/a real problem that some argue w/o using most basic reading comprehension...
Going to bed after a long day online and offline. Thank you for the most interesting Tuesday in a long time!… https://t.co/Oga6nj4r2p
It's absolutely right pointing out high risk areas. But it's not off limits or nogo. It usually is "go-go" instead, more allocated resources
The funny thing is, it's usually authorities and police who are the first to debunk these claims. An I rresponsible and dangerous myth.
It's a long lived myth and part of purposely painting an alarmist picture suiting the agenda of a "take over".… https://t.co/vLqGLaCPFx
As previously written: 1) No such thing as "no-go" according to Swedish Police 2) Born, raised and still living in… https://t.co/tzhsv9jbt6
@therevoltingx Hey, don't know if you missed previous tweets or links, but I'm not denying we face challenges. Facts help 2 find solution.
@BramBresseleers Not sure I'm a man of nuance, but I'm involved in several non-profits and I volunteer. 👍
Again, not saying all is perfect and that we're without challenges. But to imply immigration is root of all evil/good is to simplify.
Me every time someone implies "immigrant" or "refugee" = "criminal". Peak agenda driven rhetorics. They're not "tom… https://t.co/o49agDxGQM
So... If a nazi tries to explain the severe consequences of me ignoring their sc "policies" and visions... is that called "Nazisplaining"?
Thank you 4 support during hard times... Let it be known that Sweden will stand with the US in case of future made-… https://t.co/ZjFIgmAMho
It truly was not, but I'm fine w/ this direction as well. Hopefully I can mix in other interests/subjects through o… https://t.co/XoOcpYSP4I
As I've stated before, Sweden is facing true challenges. I consider our banana pizza one of them. https://t.co/6m6637pW7x
And that's so stupid. And dangerous. And they need to be called out on it.
... For them it's a derogatory term implying "not white". The logic is you'll never be Swedish if you're of color, regardless of citizenship
For some of the users defending @realDonaldTrump, actual citizenship doesn't make you less of a "migrant".
I can't even believe we still have to say this. Net migration is vital for the labor market: https://t.co/jvuoK1nxv0
For more info on how migration has shaped Sweden throughout history as well as now, visit link below.… https://t.co/HykkZzRjoK
Oh, almost forgot. Their president Nina Rosenwald has collected and raised money for the worlds perhaps largest pop… https://t.co/BG4sV6lJxo
They are repeatedly being accused of fear mongering and for trying to mainstream a hateful illusion: https://t.co/pSl1K8RFcT
Gatestone is a group w/ ties to high-level islamophobes such as Swedish neo-nazi Ingrid Carlqvist and Breivik inspiration "Fjordman".
The discussion following @realDonaldTrump s belief about 🇸🇪 is ridled w/ falsehoods & dystopian far-right myths.
I played lead in the Stockholm Youth Big Band for almost four years, favourite gig was charity gig w/ Yellowjackets… https://t.co/DAAdqZuuAX
A healthy reminder indeed. It's a greyscale - always depending on the selection and comparison. https://t.co/3aI9pcLtdo
Oh, man, this is a tough question. As a trumpet player I always seem to come back to Clifford Brown though. An idol… https://t.co/zs99haOBp0
We need to be reminded of facts, stats and trends to be able to draw proper conclusions and prepare solutions.
But then I see or read or listen about something not in line w/ everyday worries, and perspective arises.
I think and worry about current times, the future, my future, housing, income, work, the environment, peacebuilding. We worry.
On Mondays, I'm tired like everyone else. On Tuesdays I have "jympa" w/ my friend Torbjörn. During weekends I try to be w/ friends/family.
I play the 🎺 (mostly big band jazz), read a lot (latest book was Silmarilion), love podcasts (what's your favourite?).
Let's paint! I'm 22y/o, currently working as a paralegal, living in Sthlm suburbs. I value compassion and creativity.
This week I will keep trying to paint a picture of my Sweden. But it's just one side and I'm only one of 10m citizens w/ different lives.
Thx Andrew! 😎 For anyone who would like to read more about Curators of Sweden or nominate a user, check this link:… https://t.co/GEgsVJDoAB
First things first. When I went to bed, like 7 hours ago, we had mild rain. Now? This is the view from my home.… https://t.co/TRx4B9RITo
@mehreenzahra Hey! A lot of things are always going on in Stockholm, did you think of anything particular? Thx for reaching out! 😎
Nobody likes riots. Some try to make it look like all of Sthlm is burning. Far from it. Get facts before assuming. https://t.co/e3LHab2AcA
Remarkable. Same crowd who wants detailed statistics regarding positive impacts of immigration cites unverified info when it suits agenda.
It's easy to create/stay in your own bubble, we all do it in different situations. But it can hurt progress and distort facts.
I know you have a lot of questions. And I have some answers, but far from all. Let's hope tomorrow's discussions can be done w/out the hate.
Hey everybody. Going to sleep soon. Coming back w/ more facts and hopefully some cheerful content tomorrow. Thank you for a great monday!
. @GenghisElvis Wtf, are you seriously sharing that tweet as an argument? Do you think Swedish = white? Stop.
Make up your own mind! It is not my place to say that I report the definitive truth, it is a greyscale and everyone… https://t.co/RlMCtOl0rI
@LauraBeye That's right! I live 1400 meters from that one. Great for cheap Breakfast when hungover!
Hey, I'm not employed by Sweden in any way - and I'm born, raised and still living in one of the so called "no-go"… https://t.co/CfaWXbJrHL
@coreycohen_ There are several alright laid back cheap bars at Kungsholmen, like Theodoras. :)
@gray That campaign is over, but I loved that one as well! Had an amazing call w/ a elderly Chinese woman about food.
@grumpy_nerd drinking Gränesberg right now, it's greatest quality is the price (bar price of about 4$). We have a lot of good craft beer!
I'm at a bar w/ my friend Axel. He works at the worlds largest IKEA. This is not a joke. Would you like to ask him something? #JeSuisIKEA
Depends on interests, but ARK/DES museum is great. Also visiting the local nature in Haga Park or at Isbladskärret.… https://t.co/wQG4BWRLod
Svaret ligger givetvis i den eventuella enskilda nivån på kvalité som berörd hackspett kan uppnå till, samt träslag… https://t.co/lDnxMYNfeR
For a history nerd as myself, this is a really tough question... Though most important is that Stockholm exceeds th… https://t.co/EwNfECoOTz
The best of weeks. In fact, many people are saying this is the best week in the history of weeks. It's true. https://t.co/WwAYUNt97E
I think I would enjoy the taste if not for the retched smell. It's like poison, but fun! https://t.co/HkSqjyK27o
@IndigoferaDyeri I'm no expert, but I believe it has to do w/ many years of very hard restrictions and treating all drugs equally tough!
Been getting this question a lot already, might be connected to increase in US followers? A: no, not legal (yet)! https://t.co/Eqd9h7nlZi
Self-proclaimed "fire starter" will be a subject this week! Hint: it's not about provocation nor about real fire. T… https://t.co/VrFpa25kx1
It's only getting started! The construction work got halted by (amongst other things) historical findings. https://t.co/w5NStV4ItH
When I'm not using my phone, this is my regular hands on gear. Weight is of importance for me, my DSLR created too… https://t.co/nDjuyGGrkR
Here's a photo I took of downtown Stockholm a few days ago. New meeting old (old town district on the upper right),… https://t.co/yg2HeKYoXj
I've never shared thoughts/ideas w/ twitter crowd this size before. Interesting to interact w/ trolls that want to discuss AND threaten you.
End of this weeks first fact dump. This will be a fun week!
No country is without challenges, Sweden included. But in order to be able to discuss this properly, we need facts… https://t.co/YZx3MOG2xp
Let's continue w/ this comprehensive list on just about every measurable factor involved: https://t.co/UwsaCKateS
The Swedish people are richer than ever, with or without immigration.
More people are working in Sweden than ever before… …and in % a higher share is working than in 25 years. https://t.co/ApmqZoikCt
During the time Sweden received 250.000 refugees, unemployment has fallen with 1,2%-points. https://t.co/aZkMfoeOUc
Crime in Sweden has not increased over the last 20 years. On the contrary, Sweden is safer.
We have around 100 murders per year. Thats like two days in the US. Two. Days.
Commencing first fact dump of the week...
I'm a hobby photographer, taking a lot of pictures of Sthlm & architecture! I have a small account on Insta here:… https://t.co/g7Y49CZbeI
Through out the week I'll discuss a range of subjects such as my work, history, tech, jazz, video games, photograph… https://t.co/HwYCdKpccv