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Taking a closer look at the Stockholm 09-141 cable, we find that the United States was the driving force behind the IPRED legislation, that it was the driving force behind threats to Swedish ISPs in 2008, and that it is currently the driving force behind the so-called “step two of the data retention”, which was presented by the Justice Minister last Thursday. This legislation will give police at-will access to all and any collected records under Data Retention in the proposed Police Methods Report (polismetodutredningen, PMU). Ordinarily, prison sentences of more than two years would have been required to collect IP addresses, but the PMU changes this before the Data Retention is even in place.

The objective is laid out in clear text: to combat file sharing, ordinary people sharing culture with one another. See paragraph nine, my highlights:

9. (U) Granting police and prosecutors the right to identities behind IP numbers of individuals potentially implicated in copyright crimes of lower dignity, i.e. fines rather than prison sentences: … The GOS [Government of Sweden] has agreed to change the legislation.

The United States Government is driving the creation of a Big Brother state in Sweden, including draconian data retention measures, in order to have it combat simple and everyday petty copyright infringements on behalf of American interests.

This is so foul-smelling and disgusting that I frankly don’t know where to start.

Let’s look at the cable Stockholm 09-141 again, a bit more nicely formatted. There’s plenty more here: among others, that the US Embassy has taken an active interest in working behind the scenes during the Pirate Bay trial.

194710
3/2/2009 13:57
09STOCKHOLM141
Embassy Stockholm
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR
OFFICIAL USE ONLY
08STATE45106|09STATE8410
VZCZCXRO6778OO RUEHAG RUEHAST
RUEHDA RUEHDBU RUEHDF RUEHFL RUEHIK RUEHKW RUEHLARUEHLN RUEHLZ
RUEHNP RUEHPOD RUEHROV RUEHSK RUEHSR RUEHVK RUEHYG
DE RUEHSM #0141/01 0611357
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 021357Z MAR 09FM AM
EMBASSY STOCKHOLM
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4176
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 STOCKHOLM 000141
STATE FOR EEB/TPP/IPE:TIMOTHY R MCGOWAN STATE
PLEASE PASS TO USTR FOR JENNIFER CHOE GROVES
SENSITIVE SIPDIS
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: KIPR, ECON, ETRD, PGOV, SW
SUBJECT: SPECIAL 301 FOR SWEDEN: POST RECOMMENDATION REF:
A) STATE 8410 B) 08 STATE 45106

1. (SBU) Summary. Embassy Stockholm recommends that Sweden
continues to be placed in the Special 301 Initiative, and
not be on the Watch List for 2009. We are aware of the differing
recommendations of the International Intellectual Property
Alliance (IIPA) and PhRMA. Post recommendation is based on:

-- The progress made by the Government of Sweden (GOS) in five
out of the six items identified in the Special 301 Initiative
Action plan we communicated to the GOS last year and

-- The sensitive domestic politics that the GOS needs to manage
in order to step up internet piracy enforcement in Sweden. The
GOS struggles, with good intentions, against a very negative
media climate and against a vocal youth movement. For example,
we want to highlight the risk that negative media attention on
the file sharing issue gives the Pirate Party a boost in the EU
Parliamentary elections in June 2009.

2. (SBU) This cable reviews the progress Sweden has made on the
Special 301 Initiative Action plan which we presented to the GOS
at the conclusion of the Special 301 review 2008 (Ref B). Post
continues to engage very constructively with the GOS, and has
good access and a good working relationship with key senior and
working level GOS officials. The actions taken since last year's
review strengthen the legislative framework and provide better
enforcement tools for combating piracy. The Pirate Bay trial is
currently being heard in the district court in Stockholm. The
last day of the trial is March 4, and the verdict can be expected
on or about March 25.

3. (SBU) Embassy Stockholm believes it would be counter-
productive to watch list Sweden at this point. Likely negative
political and media reaction to a watch listing must be taken
into account. The Justice Ministry, with primary responsibility
for this issue, is fully on board and well aware of what is at
stake. It is currently battling with the Ministry of Enterprise,
Energy, and Communication about the next appropriate steps to
curb internet piracy. Now that the Enforcement Directive
implementation will finally enter into force on April 1, and
there will soon be a first District court decision in the
Pirate Bay case -- the Justice Ministry will turn its attention
to other key issues, primarily the ISP liability issue and extra
resources to investigative capabilities. The GOS (led by the
Justice Ministry) has to conduct a delicate balancing act,
advancing this issue shortly before Sweden assumes the
Presidency of the EU, in the early days of the Obama
administration, and in the budding election campaign for the EU
Parliamentary elections.

End summary. Background.
------------------------

4. (U) The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA)
has, in its yearly Special 301 submission to USTR, identified
widespread internet piracy and difficulties in achieving
effective enforcement against criminal copyright infringement
as problems in Sweden, and has requested that Sweden be placed
on the Special 301 Watch List for 2009. Sweden was not placed
on the Watch list in 2008, despite industry's demands, but was
rather placed in the relatively recent, middle step, named
Special 301 Initiative. As part of the Initiative, post
conveyed a Special 301 Action plan to the GOS, covering six
items where the USG hoped to see progress during 2008.

Review of progress on action plan
---------------------------------

5. (U) The Special 301 Initiative Action plan 2008 contained
recommendations in six specific areas. The GOS has acted, in
various degrees, in five of those areas. A review of progress
in the six areas follows in paras 6-11:

6. (SBU) Industry consultations/ISP liability: The GOS held
a series of industry consultations in the summer/fall of 2008,
with the explicit aim to discuss a voluntary industry
agreement involving ISPs and right-holders organizations.
Industry contacts reported that the ISP's were not willing
(they claim they are not able) to take on any action on a
voluntary basis. The first round of consultations was
concluded without results during the fall of 2008. The Justice
Ministry is currently working internally in the GOS to get
acceptance for a second round with a clear incentive for
progress, i.e. threatening with legislation in the absence
of a voluntary agreement. There is some resistance in the
Center party led Ministry of Enterprise, Energy, and
Communications, and negotiations are on-going at senior
GOS-levels.

7. (U) Injunctive relief: The one item without any progress
is STOCKHOLM 00000141 002 OF 003 Action plan item 2,
Injunctive relief. The GOS maintains that there are adequate
provisions currently on the books in Sweden, and does not
intend to introduce new legislation. (Note that industry
claims to the contrary were supported by the recommendations
of the Renfors Commission, a government study commissioned
to look into the file sharing issue. The GOS has declared
that it will not further implement Renfors' recommendations.
End note.)

8. (U) Implementation of the Enforcement Directive: The bill
was approved by Parliament on February 25, and the new
provisions will enter into force on April 1, 2009. The
political sensitivities made the final handling of the Bill
very delicate for the Alliance government. Much of the debate
and negotiations have been done in public, and there has been
tremendous pressure put on individual MPs. The passage of the
implementing legislation is therefore a much greater victory
for the GOS than it might appear. Major changes, compared to
the original proposal, are:

-- the law will not be retroactive, i.e. only for copyright
infringements committed after the law has entered into force
can a court order that the identity behind an IP-number be
handed out.

-- The court will make a proportionality assessment, i.e.
weigh the need of the rights-holder to get access to the
personal identity against integrity aspects of the person
behind the IP number. The law now stipulates that a certain
scale of infringement will be needed for the court to decide
that the information should be handed out. Normally, that
would be the case when the infringement consists of up-
loading a single film or musical piece -- since that
typically incurs significant damage to the rights-holder.
The same judgment will be made for a significant scale of
down-loading copyright protected material. The law
establishes that if the infringement is the down-loading of
only a few pieces, then normally the court's assessment
should be that the integrity interest must take precedence
and the information must not be handed out.

-- The law includes provisions that the GOS intends to
observe and assess how the law is used, to ensure that the
law is indeed used to go after significant cases of
copyright infringements. This monitoring will commence
immediately once the law has entered into force.

9. (U) Granting police and prosecutors the right to
identities behind IP numbers of individuals potentially
implicated in copyright crimes of lower dignity, i.e. fines
rather than prison sentences: The Justice Ministry has
also worked towards the goal of changing legislation so
that police and prosecutors can get access to information
about identities behind IP numbers in cases where the crime
could lead to a fine (rather than a prison sentence). The
usual Swedish term for this type of crime (punishable by
fine, not prison) is crime of lower dignity. At present,
law enforcement officials are only allowed to get such
information if the infringement could lead to a prison
sentence. The GOS has agreed to change the legislation, and
it was made part of a study commissioned to propose the
steps needed to implement such a change. The proposed
changes were recently separated out from the rest of the
study, and were reported in advance to Justice Minister Ask
late January 2009. Although the slow legislative process is
disappointing, the GOS has already agreed on the necessary
changes that will strengthen the investigative tools of
enforcement officials.

10. (SBU) Police and prosecutors: There are now
two full-time prosecutors dedicated to IPR/copyright
issues. Police officers have been trained, but we
understand that they are not allowed to devote attention
to IPR/copyright issues. They are back in their regular
line of duty in their districts, where there are conflicting
priorities. We have understood that the prosecutors have
alerted that this is a problem for their work - they are
stuck with a backlog of old errands and without the support
of investigative officers. The prosecutors ask for
investigative officers that are exclusively devoted to IPR
issues, today there are no such investigative capacities.
The Justice Ministry has repeatedly asked the Head of the
Swedish Police for information about how he plans to come
to terms with the investigation deficiencies. Although the
GOS recognizes the needs, the budget bill for next year
will likely not contain significant increases for law
enforcement, given the harsh economic conditions. This is
an area where post can work with the GOS and industry to
highlight the significant impact additional resources in
this area might have.

11. (SBU) Public education: In the fall of 2008, the GOS
released a new information material, primarily aimed for
youth, which will be broadly distributed in Swedish
schools. Justice Minister Ask's staffers are currently
considering the pros and cons of engaging Cabinet members
in the public debate. Given all the negative attention
around the Enforcement directive and the Pirate Bay trial,
the determination thus far has been to keep a low profile.
The GOS recognizes that there is a real risk that the
window of opportunity was lost already several years ago
-- when leading politicians didn't take the debate. How
to engage at this point is a delicate matter.

Pirate Bay
----------

12. (U) After the raid on Pirate Bay on May 31, 2006, the
issue of internet piracy was fiercely debated in Sweden.
Press coverage was largely, and still is, unfavorable to the
positions taken by rights-holders and the USG. The Pirate
Bay raid was portrayed as the GOS caving to USG pressure.
The delicate situation made it difficult, if not counter-
productive, for the Embassy to play a public role on IPR
issues. Behind the scenes, the Embassy has worked well
with all stakeholders. After 18 months of investigation,
the prosecutor filed indictments against four individuals
for contribution to copyright infringement because of their
activities administrating the Pirate Bay bit torrent
webpage. The case is currently being heard in the district
court in Stockholm, and the trial is scheduled to be
completed on March 4. The sentence is expected on or about
March 25, i.e. before the conclusion of the Special 301
review process. However, we fully expect that any outcome
will be appealed to a higher court, which means that the
final verdict will not be known for several years.

PhRMA's drug pricing issue
--------------------------

13. (U) PhRMA has also requested that Sweden be put on the
Special 301 Watch List. The request is based on the GOS
decision to de-regulate the pharmacy market in Sweden and
the alleged plans to reduce prices of patented
pharmaceuticals on the Swedish market with the aim to
finance the redesign. The price cut is believed to be as
high as 10 percent.

14. (U) According to the Swedish Ministry of Health and
Social Affairs, the GOS does not plan to impose a general
price cut on patented pharmaceuticals, but rather has the
intention of maintaining a model for a value based pricing
system. TLV, the Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency,
a central government agency, has been assigned to suggest
principles for pharmacy mark-up and to suggest how the
profitability in the pharmacy market will be assessed
and followed up. TLV will present its proposals to the
GOS on April 1 this year.

15. (U) As of March 2 there is no decision, nor anything
in writing, that confirms that the GOS is actually
proposing a 10 percent general price cut on patented
pharmaceuticals. Therefore the Embassy does not recommend
that Sweden be put on the 2009 Special 301 Watch List as
concerns the de-regulation of the Swedish pharmacies.
However, should the GOS as a result of the April 1 TLV
report reach a decision to impose a general 10 percent
price cut on patented pharmaceuticals, the Embassy will
engage in high-level advocacy with the GOS on the issue
again.
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Rick is the founder of the first Pirate Party and is a political evangelist, traveling around Europe and the world to talk and write about ideas of a sensible information policy. He has a tech entrepreneur background and loves whisky.

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  1. 1
    Magnus

    Jag tycker att du skall ägna en egen bloggpost åt det sista “PhRMA’s drug pricing issue” hur USA pressar våra politiker att hålla priser för medician på en högre nivå än nödvändigt.

    Detta är faktiskt en betydligt större nyhet, med långt större allmänintresse än resten. Hoppas bara att media inte anser att du punkterar nyheten och därmed ignorerar den.

    • 1.1
      Rick Falkvinge

      Ja, jag noterade det som intressant och tänkte återkomma till det. Media pratar inte om patent, så det finns ingen nyhet att punktera i sammanhanget, särskilt inte under juletider.

      • 1.1.1
        Magnus

        Lägg inte upp det som en patentfråga, lägg focus på hur de förväntar sig svenska politiker som marionetter. Detta är det mest upprörande sett ur massans perspektiv, nu snackar vi inte datornördar längre, utan även svensson o johansson som i många fall inte ens äger en dator. Nämn bara patentbiten som ett faktum i en bisats. På det viset påverkar du det omedvetna bättre.

      • 1.1.2
        Magnus

        Mer, å framförallt. Priset på medicin! Det rör direkt i folks egna plånböcke, åldringsvård, farmors surt förvärvade pension osv.. It hits close to home, hos massan, inte direkt PPs medlemmar.

    • 1.2
      Putte

      Svenska politiker verkar löjligt skotträdda över att bli uppsatta på “301 watch list”. Massor av stora EU-länder har kraftigt pressat priset på läkemedel på liknande sätt.

      Vad denna Cable också visar är hur lobbyister för organiserade särintressen mer eller mindre direkt ger order till USA:s regering om hur de ska föra politiken. I detta fall Big Pharma (PhRMA =
      Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America)

  2. 2
    Tadin Bigone

    They gonna ignore this news because swedish government obeys the master and the master has to be satisfied

  3. 3
    Kustus

    Nu behöver man inte längre fundera över varför nästan alla företrädare för M, Fp, C,Kd och S knep käft om personlig integritet och privatliv i den senaste valrörelsen.

  4. 4

    “Behind the scenes, the Embassy has worked well with all stakeholders.”

    Här har vi beviset på att de talat med Bodström.

  5. 5
    Viktor Svedin

    Tyvärr är/var massan naiv och blind nog att ta vad dom högt uppsatta politikerna säger för att vara sanning.
    Intressant dock att dom även vill förändra modellen på hur medicinen sköts, dock är även det föga förvånande.

  6. [...] de diplomatrapporter från den amerikanska ambassaden som Wikileaks läckt, men redan nu finns det mycket att förfäras över i dem. Dessutom kommer kampen om Datalagringsdirektivet att hårdna. V och MP kommer att försöka [...]

  7. [...] Shared Cables: US driving Swedish Data Retention. [...]

  8. 6
    jeffer

    “The Justice Ministry, .. fully on board” – mitt förakt känner inga gränser. Justitiedepartementet är medborgarnas och frihetens dödsfiende. Allt de gör, säger, försöker genomföra. måste från och med nu misstänkas och avvisas om det rör frågor där medborgarna står emot immaterialrätten. Justitiedepartementet kan inte i något avseende som rör immaterialrätt ses som opartiska eller ens allsidiga. De har till 100% tagit parti för särintressen och främmande makt.

  9. [...] Rick Falkvinge;s blogg: Cables: US driving Swedish Data Retention Cables: Swedish Govt Planning to Kill Messenger [...]

  10. [...] Stockholm 09-141 bekräftar det som Piratpartiet har sagt hela [...]

  11. [...] in den letzten Jahren der schwedischen Regierung von der der US-Botschaft diktiert worden sind. Rick Falkvinge von der schwedischen Piratenpartei bloggt darüber, dass es u.a. für ein Gesetz zur Durchsetzung von geistigen Monopolrechten und die (geplante?) [...]

  12. [...] net neutrality in Sweden. The #09STOCKHOLM141 cable that was put on interweb by Wikileaks reveals a puppet-like behaviour by the Swedish Government concerning these [...]

  13. 7
    Andreas Tarandi

    Hittar inte telegrammet på wikileaks, har du någon länk?

  14. 8
    Putte

    The correct term for the “301 watch list” seems to be: “Special 301 Process” which is managed by the USTR.

    Their latest report can be found here: http://www.ustr.gov/webfm_send/1906

    The report shows that their are already several EU and OECD countries on the list; Canada, Finland, Greece, Italy, Norway and Spain

    Think about these countries for a second. Have you heard the US government expressing that the relations between the US and these countries are strained? That there are trade sanctions or penalty VISA requirements for these countries because of minor IPR issues? No, of course not.

    Swedish politicians totally lack balls and don’t understand that the US might bark at Sweden in secret meetings but that the US would hardly bite a fellow EU country over such a minor issue as this one (pharma prices and file sharing). Swedish politicians are total pushovers and wimps.

    More info about the Special 301 Process:

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100430/1153579257.shtml

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100219/0130078234.shtml

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100716/17030810252.shtml

    http://www.publicknowledge.org/node/2911

  15. [...] mitten av härvan finns diplomattelegrammet Stockholm 09-141, som rekommenderar att Sverige inte svartlistas av USA på den s.k. Special 301-listan, och [...]

  16. [...] mitten av härvan finns diplomattelegrammet Stockholm 09-141, som rekommenderar att Sverige inte svartlistas av USA på den s.k. Special 301-listan, och [...]

  17. 9
    Putte

    The correct term for the “301 watch list” seems to be: “Special 301 Process” which is managed by the USTR.

    Their latest report can be found here: http://www.ustr.gov/webfm_send/1906

    The report shows that their are already several EU and OECD countries on the list; Canada, Finland, Greece, Italy, Norway and Spain

    Think about these countries for a second. Have you heard the US government expressing that the relations between the US and these countries are strained? That there are trade sanctions or penalty VISA requirements for these countries because of minor IPR issues? No, of course not.

    Swedish politicians totally lack balls and don’t understand that the US might bark at Sweden in secret meetings but that the US would hardly bite a fellow EU country over such a minor issue as this one (pharma prices and file sharing). Swedish politicians are total pushovers and wimps.

  18. [...] mitten av härvan finns diplomattelegrammet Stockholm 09-141, som rekommenderar att Sverige inte svartlistas av USA på den s.k. Special 301-listan, och [...]

  19. [...] Falkvinge julkaisi tänään sähkeen WikiLeaksin pinoista, josta käy ilmi miten USAn hallitus on ilmeisesti suoraan tilannut Ruotsilta [...]

  20. [...] Stockholm 09-141 bekräftar det som Piratpartiet har sagt hela [...]

  21. 10
    Reality

    Tänker man lite till så funderar man kanske vilka intressen som styr USA?
    Presidenter kommer & går men rådgivarna med dubbla medborgarskap eller kopplingar till samma intressen är densamma.

    The Obama Administration

    David Axelrod (2009- ) Senior Advisor to the President
    Jared Bernstein (2009- ) Chief Economist and Economic Policy Advisor to the Vice President
    Rahm Emanuel (2009-2010) Chief of Staff
    Lee Feinstein (2009) Campaign Foreign Policy Advisor
    Gary Gensler (2009- ) Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
    Elena Kagan (2009-2010) Solicitor General of the United States
    Ronald Klain (2009- ) Chief of Staff to the Vice President
    Jacob Lew (2010- ) Director of the Office of Management and Budget
    Eric Lynn (2009- ) Middle East Policy Advisor
    Peter Orszag (2009-2010) Director of the Office of Management and Budget
    Dennis Ross (2009- ) Special Advisor for the Gulf and Southwest Asia to the Secretary of State
    Mara Rudman (2009- ) Foreign Policy Advisor
    Mary Schapiro (2009- ) Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission
    Dan Shapiro (2009- ) Head of Middle East desk at the National Security Council
    Susan Sher (2009- ) First Lady’s Chief of Staff
    James B. Steinberg (2009- ) Deputy Secretary of State
    Lawrence Summers (2009- ) Director National Economic Council
    Mona Sutphen (2009- ) Deputy White House Chief of Staff

    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/US-Israel/obamajews.html

    Cabinet members and senior administration officials

    * Judah Benjamin, Confederate States of America: Attorney General (1861), Secretary of War (1861), Secretary of State (1862–65)
    * Oscar Straus, Secretary of Commerce and Labor (1906–09)
    * Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury (1934–45)
    * Arthur J. Goldberg, Secretary of Labor (1961–1962)
    * Abraham A. Ribicoff, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (1961–62)
    * Walter W. Rostow, National Security Advisor (1966–69)
    * Wilbur J. Cohen, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (1968–69)
    * James Schlesinger, CIA Director (1973), Secretary of Defense (1973–75) (convert to Lutheranism)
    * Henry Kissinger, National Security Advisor (1969–75); Secretary of State (1973–77)
    * Ron Nessen, White House Press Secretary (1974–77)
    * Edward Levi, Attorney General (1975–1977)
    * W. Michael Blumenthal, Secretary of the Treasury (1977–79)
    * Harold Brown, Secretary of Defense (1977–81)
    * Neil Goldschmidt, Secretary of Transportation (1979–1981)
    * Philip Morris Klutznick, Secretary of Commerce (1980–1981)
    * Caspar Weinberger, Secretary of Defense (1981–87) (Episcopalian; paternal descendant of Czech Jews)
    * Richard Perle, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense (1981–1987),
    * Kenneth Duberstein, White House Chief of Staff (1988–1989)
    * Richard Darman[citation needed], Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1989–93) (convert to Episcopalianism)
    * Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor (1993–97)
    * Alice M. Rivlin[citation needed], Director of Office of Management and Budget (1994–96)
    * John M. Deutch, Belgian-born CIA director (1995–96)
    * Robert Rubin, Secretary of the Treasury (1995–99)
    * Dan Glickman, Secretary of Agriculture (1995–2001)
    * Mickey Kantor, Secretary of Commerce (1996–97)
    * Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State (1997–01) (raised Catholic by adoptive parents)
    * William S. Cohen, Secretary of Defense (1997-01) (Jewish father; lists self as Unitarian Universalist)
    * Sandy Berger, National Security Advisor (1997–01)
    * Larry Summers, Secretary of the Treasury (1999–01)
    * Jacob Lew, Director of Office of Management and Budget (1999–2001)
    * Leon Fuerth, National Security Advisor to Vice President Al Gore (1993–2001)
    * Ari Fleischer, White House Press Secretary (2001–03)
    * Elliott Abrams, Special Assistant to the President (2001–2005), Deputy National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy (2005–2008)
    * Paul Dundes Wolfowitz, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense (2001–2005)
    * Douglas J. Feith, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (2001–2005)
    * Lewis Libby, (Irve Lewis “Scooter” Libby), Assistant to the former President of the United States, George W. Bush and Chief of Staff to the former Vice President, Dick Cheney, and Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs, serving from 2001 to 2005.
    * Victoria Nuland, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO (2005–2008)
    * Michael Chertoff, Secretary for Homeland Security (2005–2009)
    * Joshua Bolten, Director of Office of Management and Budget (2003–06); White House Chief of Staff (2006–2009)
    * Michael Mukasey, Attorney General (2007–2009)

    Monica Lewinsky kan man väl kalla för nåt annat.. tips.. ett gammalt yrke

    Eller i klartext, som Ariel Sharon sa
    we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it.

    Han fick lite smisk för säga sanningen..

    Peres and other cabinet ministers warned Sharon against saying what he said in public because “it would cause us a public relations disaster.”

  22. [...] jag kan komma på många andra saker att säga men just nu föredrar jag att lämna ordet till Rick falkvinge, Piratpartiets partiledare, som har skrivit texten som [...]

  23. [...] http://rickfalkvinge.se/2010/12/22/cables-us-driving-swedish-data-retention/ This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. ← Aloitin vaalityöni, ääntä kuuluviin [...]

  24. [...] Swedish data retention laws driven by US [...]

  25. [...] a March 2009 cable from the US State Department, the US embassy pushed the Swedish Justice Minister to present a [...]

  26. [...] El Gobierno de Estados Unidos está impulsando la creación de un Gran Hermano en Suecia, incluyendo draconianas medidas de retención de datos, a fin de combatir hasta las infracciones más leves de los derechos de autor en nombre de los intereses estadounidenses. Esto es tan maloliente y repugnante que francamente no sé por dónde empezar. – Rick Falkvinge [...]

  27. [...] to razume, kot kažejo nedavne depeše objavljene na Wikileaks. Ameriška ambasada je zdaj zadovoljna s prizadevanji švedskih pravosodnih organov v preganjanju [...]

  28. [...] cable leaked by WikiLeaks just before Christmas outlined a checklist given to the Swedish government with demands from the US [...]

  29. 12
    robotnr7312

    Så…börja här gott folk…Voila! :-D

    http://www.riksdagen.se/webbnav/index.aspx?nid=3925

    Kap 10, paragraf 2.

    Vad tänker vinudaa? :-D

  30. 13

    RT @Falkvinge: BREAKING: Cables show that the United States have been driving the Swedish Data Retention law. http://bit.ly/gFxjyr #infopolicy

  31. [...] cablogramma pubblicato da Wikileaks poco prima di Natale presentava una lista consegnata al governo svedese con una serie di richieste [...]

  32. 15

    Hey, nice blog with great info. I really like coming back here often. There?s only one thing that annoys me and that is the misfunctioning of comment posting. I usually get to 500 error page, and have to do the publish twice. Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it.

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