In the autumn of 2015 the Swedish government proclaimed Refugees welcome, when other European countries said wouldn’t give refugees shelter. A couple of months later the same government changed the politics to the opposite and executed the strictest migration policy in the EU under the pretence it needed a respite. The Fascists rightly accused the Social Democratic government for stealing their politics. So now Sweden’s got Nazis patrolling the streets, “protecting Swedish women”, when they’re not beating the same women to death. Refugee camps are set on fire, beggars and asylum seekers are being beaten. According to the poll the Fascists now get around 15 percent of the votes.
Sweden Sep 16 2016
Hösten 2015 uttalade den socialdemokratiska regeringen, till skillnad från flera andra europeiska länder, att flyktingar var välkomna hit. Några månader senare ändrade samma regering denna politik till dess motsats, och verkställde den stramaste migrationspolitiken i EU under förevändning att den behövde andrum. Fascisterna anklagade korrekt regeringen för att ha stulit deras politik. Så nu har vi nazister som patrullerar gator, för att “skydda svenska kvinnor”, när de inte slår ihjäl samma kvinnor. Flyktingförläggningar brinner, tiggare och flyktingar misshandlas. Enligt SIFO får fascisterna nu runt 15 procent av väljarnas röster.
Sweden Sep 16 2016
The Bristles with back up from the singers from Krimtänk and Rövsvett doing the Ebba Grön classic song Beväpna at their gig at Insikten, Kulturhuset, Jönköping, Swe, Saturday 23/4-2016.
Bristles loves Tobbe
Bristles welcomes Tobbe from former Moderat likvidation as a permanent member of the band.
The last year Tobbe has been joining the band as a guest. Now it’s decided that we’ll combine our forces and strengthen the band’s vocal abilities full time.
Tobbe is a friend of the band since the beginning of time (almost anyway). He’s also made a similar trip like us. Without these experiences, and what it does to a person, the cooperation probably wouldn’t be either possible nor of interest.
Bristles will still be playing some Moderat- and cover songs, for a time any way. The emphasis, however, will be on the new Bristles material, until it’s time to write new songs with the new lineup.
And seriously, concerning the scene, 2015 was really a crappy year with all damn liberal and pointless and melodic pop-punk. Let’s kick out this California complex from the scene once and for all in 2016.
Bristles Dec 15 2015
No Revolution In Our Life Time
Video by Michael Levin
Times truly out of mind when old anti-fascists become “critical of immigration”, organizations to the left is fishing in murky waters and those who believe that the distribution of resources between the classes is the problem, not the refugees, must run the gauntlet. Unfortunately, just like in the 80s yuppie era, 90’s sale of public property and services, and 2000s cutbacks, that when its needed more than ever, the left has gone into hiding.
Det har sannerligen gått långt då gamla anti-fascister blir “invandrarkritiska”, vänsterorganisationer fiskar i grumliga vatten och de som anser att resursfördelningen mellan klasser är problemet, inte flyktingar, får löpa gatlopp. Tyvärr, precis som på 80-talets yuppie-era, 90-talets utförsäljning av allmän egendom och verksamheter, och 2000-talets nedskärningar, att då den hade behövts som bäst, så lyser vänstern med sin frånvaro.
International Women’s Day, 8 March 2016
Men’s war against women is global. It doesn’t matter whether it is war or peace, democracy or dictatorship: It’s an oppression of women. Most of the poor are women, most of the wealthy are men. The inequality is quite clear when what’s invested in gender equality work or for the improvement of women’s situation merely is a piss in the ocean in comparison with military spending as an example. Men’s violence against women is by far what causes the most casualties in our world.
The Bristles March 8, 2016
22 april Bristles Crude SS Rövsvett Kafe 44, Stockholm, Swe
23 april Krimtänk Bristles Crude SS Rövsvett Insikten Jönköping, Swe
The song is from the NEW album “Last Days of Capitalism” on LP/CD – OUT NOW (Nov 13 2015).
Civilisation Records / Heptown Records / Pike Records
The Bristles new album Last Days of Capitalism is a review of the past two years’ events ending up in the current both economic and political crisis. The economic crisis has led to war, and the political crisis consists of the fascism it brought. Racism and chauvinism are now norm.
Other topics covered are the West’s mass consumption, men’s global war on women, the Left’s failure, and multinational companies grip on people. Then there are some more traditional working-class songs about work buyers reprimands and neglecting ones job for the last time.
Musically it follows the frustration over the state of affairs. It’s fast, hard, simple and crude. There are no false notes, it’s not out of tune, no-one’s playing anything wrong, although it may appear so, it’s exactly the way it’s supposed to be.
The CD also contains bonus tracks from The Bristles records on Swedish, The Bristles Spelar Ebba, The Bristles’ Christmas and Val? EP never before released on CD.
Fight back fascism