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Swedish Resistance Movement

Swedish Resistance Movement
Native name Svenska motståndsrörelsen
Founded 1997
Country Sweden
Head union Klas Lund
Website Nordfront

The Swedish Resistance Movement (Swedish: Svenska Motståndsrörelsen), also known as the SMR, is a Swedish, militant neo-nazi[1] organisation that exists in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Linköping. The Leader is Klas Lund, former member of White Aryan Resistance, VAM.

The organisation is mainly known for their fight against Antifa and immigration in Sweden. According to the Swedish Security Service, the SMR is the nationalist group which is the biggest threat against Sweden's inner security.[2] SMR is considered a central actor in Sweden's white power-movement.[3]

Origin

In the mid-1990s former members of White Aryan Resistance (VAM) were released from prison and became the core of the Swedish Resistance Movement.[4] The organisation was founded in December 1997 by people working with the Neo-National Socialist magazine Folktribunen and people from National Youth and the now discontinued VAM.[5]

Aims

The aims of Swedish Resistance Movement is to establish a Nordic government by revolution.[6] The organization says their fight will require bloodshed.[7] SMR honour in their publications Adolf Hitler [8] and Corneliu Codreanu.

Tactics

Their main tactic is handing out leaflets about crimes committed by foreigners and immigrants in Sweden, arranging public rallies and training their members in martial arts and other physical activities such as marches and paintball. Their camps in the Swedish woods have left some people to believe they are training for a civil war or a revolution, although all such claims have been publicly rejected by the organization. In November 2003 the Swedish Security Service raided homes of leading members, among them Klas Lund who was later sentenced to prison for illegally possessing a firearm.[9]

They also publish the magazine Nationellt Motstånd.

Leadership

Little is known about its leadership, but one man of prominence is Klas Lund.

Youth organization

Nationell Ungdom was the youth organization of the Swedish Resistance Movement. However, in May 2006 they announced the youth organization as dismantled and all its members and activities are now part of the main organization. The main reason given was that "no youth organization has never made any revolutionary changes of society" and that it would be better if the young recruits are groomed as adults.

Finnish Resistance Movement

Finnish Resistance Movement (Finnish: Suomen Vastarintaliike) is a Finnish branch of the Nordic Resistance Movement.

Norwegian Resistance Movement

Norwegian Resistance Movement (Norwegian: Den Norske Motstandsbevegelsen) is a Norwegian branch of the Nordic Resistance Movement.

See also

  • Finnish Resistance Movement

References

External links

  • Official site
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