Denmark on Fire

[PICTURE REMOVED] As a person living in Nørrebro, the Copenhagen neighbourhood where Ungdomshuset used to be, I’ve witnessed quite a lot in recent years. During the battle over “Ungdomshuset”, when anarchists and other pale kids dressed in black defended their base against the radical Christian community, “Faderhuset” (“Father’s House”), by fighting the police, lots of…

Taberholdet

Ifølge Nyhedsavisen sang Dansk Folkepartis ledelse i eftermiddags højt af glæde over nyheden om Malou Aamunds skift fra Ny Alliance til Venstre. Dansk Folkeparti er naturligvis dagens vinderparti, nu er VKO-flertallet genoprettet, og (resterne af) Ny Alliance sat helt uden for indflydelse. Metabunkeren tager et kig på nogle af taberne i det ubønhørlige brutale game,…

Danmark i fladskærmens tidsalder (og den borgerlige anstændigheds svigt)

Hvordan kan det være at Danmark nu for tredje gang i træk går en periode med blokpolitik i møde? Er danskerne ligeglade med at blive ledt af en regering, hvis parlamentariske grundlag er et kulsort, højrepopulistisk parti? Og hvordan går det til, at danske vælgere tilsyneladende uden videre tilgiver statsministerens fatale insisteren på proaktiv udenrigspolitik…

Whither My Country?

The Danish people has just reelected as prime minister a guy who was once fired as minister of taxation for cooking the books and lying to Parliament about it, who went to bed with xenophobic right-wing extremists to attain power and has therefore been responsible for the harshest and most inhumane immigration policy in the…

Cartoon Crisis Remembered in Danish Election, pt. 2

Following upon Danish far-right Danish People’s Party’s campaign poster of a few days ago, evoking the cartoon crisis, left-wing party Enhedslisten (“The Unity List”) and their candidate for parliament Asmaa Abdol-Hamid (pictured, right) have created their own poster in response, showing a hand drawing the face of Danish People’s Party leader Pia Kjærsgaard under text…

Cartoon Crisis Remembered in Danish Election, pt. 2

Following yesterday’s post upon Danish People’s Party‘s election campaign, left wing party Enhedslisten has produced this ad (left) as a counter-comment to the former’s Mohammed poster. The face on the ‘drawing’ belongs to Danish People’s Party‘s leader Pia Kjærsgaard, and the text states: “Freedom of speech is Danish, stupidity is not“.        …