Expo at the Stockholm Pride festival

Press Release  •  Aug 01, 2011 12:33 BST

Expo is participating in Pride debate about islamofobia and racism

The Pride festival starts today. This year the anti-racist discussion is more important than ever. On Thursday 13 at Café Klara, Pride Sergel, central Stockholm the RFSL (RFSL—The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights) arranges a debate on the theme "Not in my name." The debate concerns the importance of the LGBT movement will not be available in Islamophobic rhetoric, and work against all forms of racism.

The Expo Foundation is a privately-owned research foundation founded in 1995 with the aim of studying and mapping anti-democratic, right-wing extremist and racist tendencies in society. The foundation is run on a non-profit basis. The Expo platform safeguards democracy and freedom of speech against racist, right-wing extremist, anti-Semitic and totalitarian tendencies throughout society.

In 1995, the white-power music scene was at its peak and Sweden was the world's largest producer of hate propaganda. The same year, seven people were murdered in Sweden in Nazi-related violence.

The Expo Foundation was established in order to counteract the growth of the extreme right and the white power-culture in schools and among young people.

The initiative was taken by teachers, journalists and youths. Expo adopted a platform which was to be free from any links to specific parties or political groups, with the following purpose: to safeguard democracy and freedom of speech against racist, anti-Semitic and totalitarian tendencies throughout society.

The foundation is the publisher of Expo magazine. Editor-in-chief is Daniel Poohl.

Reports daily news on the homepage, expo.se.

Maintains the Expo archive, the largest source of information on the extreme right and anti-democratic phenomena in all of Scandinavia.

Lectures and informs on the Swedish and European extreme right for, amongst others, teachers, politicians and journalists.

Carries out continuous research on the extreme right.





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