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brian
Saturday, December 10th, 2005, 10:20 PM
http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/556



"The Norwegian government of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, an extreme-left coalition of Stoltenberg’s Workers’ Party (Ap), the Socialist Left Party (SV) and the green Center Party (Sp), wants to ban Cuban democrats from attending Norway’s national holiday festivities. The SV is also calling for a boycot of Israel."


The news seems a little silly, over making a big deal over which foreigners they invite for May 17th, but given the makeup of the red-green coalition in Norway now, it feels a little unsettling. It's unsettling that this creeping communist absolutism is on the minds of the people who hold high positions. Alas, I am not too familiar with the politics there, so I don't know how high the people mentioned are.

Thank God, at least, that Frp is gaining ground.

RoyBatty
Saturday, December 10th, 2005, 10:34 PM
Hmm, not sure what to make of this one.

What exactly, are Cuban "democrats"? If they are anything like the "democrats" of the type who recently reared their ugly heads in Eastern Europe this is no big loss to humanity having them banned from Norway.

brian
Saturday, December 10th, 2005, 11:04 PM
Hmm, not sure what to make of this one.

What exactly, are Cuban "democrats"? If they are anything like the "democrats" of the type who recently reared their ugly heads in Eastern Europe this is no big loss to humanity having them banned from Norway.

They are referring to the anti-Castro types, not the social democrats that I imagine you are talking about.



Valla, a former member of the far-left student organisation Kommunistisk Universitetslag, recently visited Cuba. She returned to Oslo with the message that it is more important for Norway to have good relations with Castro than with the Cuban democratic opposition. The Cuban regime refuses to attend events at embassies if representatives of the opposition are also present. Norway is not a member of the European Union, but the latter also believes that the pro-democracy activists in Cuba should stop “provoking” Castro by drawing attention to themselves and ask for freedom.

Richarður
Sunday, December 11th, 2005, 02:09 AM
It is no discussion that Frp is the right choice of this country. Since the red-green government the politics in Norway has only been one big mess, nothing has changed as they promised and it is all just as it was before.

This may be off topic but it is true, I meen we have no need of communicating with Cuba or any other corrupt states like it.