Last week a special
conference of the SUF was held where 26 Marxists were expelled. It was clear
that the reformist wing of the SUF could not tolerate the growing influence of
Marxist ideas within the SUF. A Left Opposition has now been launched to win
the SUF back to its founding ideas of revolutionary socialism.
Socialistisk Standpunkt, the Marxist tendency in Denmark is being threatened with
expulsion from the SUF (the Socialistisk
UngdomsFront). The reason is very clear: the influence of the genuine ideas of
Marxism has been growing for some time within the SUF. Not able to answer the
political arguments of the Marxists, the leadership of the SUF is now trying to
remove them bureaucratically. Please add your name to the protest against the
erupted over the weekend as a series of demonstrations against the tearing down
of the Youth House turned violent. Similar to events in France in 2005,
however, what the riots reflect is the accumulated
anger of thousands of people, caused by a capitalist system completely
incapable of providing a future for workers and youth.
In the morning hours of March 1, the police in Copenhagen finally raided the “Youth House”, a house that has been occupied for years by a movement of rebellious youth. Thousands of young people have come on to the streets to protest against this. It is necessary to understand what methods the movement must use in order to win.
A massive protest movement against cuts to
municipal budgets shook Denmark
in September and October. Although the movement has entered a lull this does
not mean the end of the struggle. The ground is being prepared for another
major explosion of the class struggle in Denmark
Mass meetings and mass demonstrations have erupted in Denmark against proposed cutbacks to municipal budgets. The movement continues to grow and radicalise as the governments try to manoeuvre and mislead the movement.