"Ortenrörelsen reminds more of the early labour movement – but the media focuses on violence"
"In recent years, Sweden has seen a renaissance of poetry without equal. "
"Arbetarungdomar all over the country flock to the sold-out poesikvällar. "
"football Stadiums are filled by the audience and the poets are also arbetarungdomar from the suburbs: the nurses, the unemployed, the restaurant employees between 16 and 28 years. The arrangement the best poet has made the revolution all the while the critics have been preoccupied with discussing the poetry of crisis."
"nMen after the lack of support from the local authorities and the police, who wrestles with the visitors on the way home was the best poet down in december last year. A scandal which has not given rise to any discussion about freedom of expression limits. Had it happened in some country far away to the police brottat down poesipublik it had probably been described as ”now hit the regime down on dissidents”."
"But now – just a quiet murmur. And so it is with the whole of the democracy movement which emerged in Sweden's suburbs in the last seven years. Ortenrörelsen speak loudly and clearly, requires housing, an end to police violence and call the killings a national crisis that must be taken seriously."
"nDå happens it strange that all those who talked about no go zones stops and looks away. For the ”equal sensationshungriga as the media is when they highlight the violence in the suburb, equally uninterested are those of the ortenrörelse that are now emerging,” the researchers write, Ove Sernhede, René León Rosales and Johan Söderman in her new book, When the concrete straightens his back. Ortenrörelsen is the closest thing to a renaissance of the Swedish popular movements we can come, claim the researchers. Here are bildningsidealen, skötsamhetskulturen and the classic democratic folkrörelsestrukturen."
"Very much like the early labour movement, with the difference that it is the place of residence and not employment, which is base for the organisation"
"In the book interviewed representatives of, inter alia, the Movement of the street voice and face, the Suburb against violence, Megafonen, the Gramophone and the Panthers. All organize in front of all the young people in the suburbs and works with ”adult education as a method and culture as a weapon”. Very much like the early labour movement, with the difference that it is the place of residence and not employment, which is base for the organisation. But it is the same broad approach: this is a lecture series, protests against the sell-offs and mobilization against violence."
"nGenomgående for the movements are bildningstanken. To study thinkers such as Paolo Freire and Franz christel clutterbuck and create new concepts in order to explain how class and racism works in today's Sweden."
"But how have ortenrörelsen been met by the established popular movements? It can be a bit so-so with it. While several of the groups got the money and the support of, for example, the arts council of sweden, especially in Malmö, so the opposite may also take place. An example is when the Council for the united the creoles decided to bring life in the sleep, the tenants ' association in Hässelby-Vällingby. Suddenly lots of young people up at the annual meeting and to be elected to the board of directors!"
"nMan can believe that this ought to be every clubs dream, but the pensioners reacted instead to change the locks in order to shut out the young and turned them out of the association. If the response from the social-democracy and the föreningssamhället often suspicion, is högerpolitikernas response is more violence. Conservatives put motions to put armed military in the suburbs – a complete reversal from 2007 when ms Nyamko Sabuni stated that the bilbränder was not a social problem, but it was the parents who would ”be sure to keep the kids inside”.n"
"”When the concrete straightens his back” is an important book. It is not written by or for the movement itself, but for the establishment. The message is: see this movement or go under! The book suffers, unfortunately, of the 70's-disease ”put everything in context”. It gets a bit too much context at the expense of the actual theme. Before the authors even get to the thing to get through a hundred pages of neoliberalism, islamophobia, the iranian revolution and the free skolvalet."
"How to avoid the greatest dangers for the social movements of our time: death by burnout or the vacuuming?"
"It is also extremely much focus on hip hop, which Ove Sernhede as is known, is a huge fan of. The authors forget, however, completely remove the ortenrörelsens local predecessor, which Svartskallebrigaden in the early 2000's. How does the new ortenrörelsen to the past? What is there for people who go with and what is it not? How to avoid the greatest dangers for the social movements of our time: death by burnout or the vacuuming?"
"It would have been interesting if the authors left their preconceived ideas and studied the movement with a little more open eyes. They also presented a thesis which I think is very doubtful, namely, that the school in the suburbs need to operate a different teaching than schools in the inner city, which starts from the students ' own reality. The school should thus not be equal for all? Here, you must think about it."
"When the concrete straightens his back."
"Ortenrörelsen and adult education renaissance"
"Ove Sernhede, René León Rosales, Johan Söderman"