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"A kind of solidarity anarchism will constitute a marked showdown with the parliamentary fixation to which the left has been subject for far too long."

GREEN POLICY: The leader of the Danish party Frie Grønne, Sikandar Siddique, asks MODERN TIMES: «What is the use of there being 'a good atmosphere on the train' if we all on the train are heading towards the abyss? Those of us in the North who "sit on the pig" must find their way out of the consumer hamster wheel.

Sikandar Siddique – leader of the party Frie Grønne in Denmark – receives in the outermost part of Christiansborg in Copenhagen, where the undersigned has been led through winding corridors up steep stairs, far away from the top politicians' meeting places and high up in the large historic building and all the way up in Frie Grønne's humble premises.

“The revolutionary glow on the left has disappeared. So therefore, it would be beneficial if the left could develop and present sketches for an overall strategy or considerations about what the future society should look like. – A deterrent example for our children in day care institutions is how the left-wing parties only focused on minimum standards for the number of educators in day care institutions with purely quantitative goals – without a qualitative focus on the development and future of our small fellow citizens ».

The party Frie Grønne was – with three members of parliament – formed after a long break with the party Alternativet, which in the 2015 election came in the Folketing with nine seats, but in the election in 2019 was reduced to five. "When the new leader of the Alternative – Josephine Fock – wanted to change course and drink coffee with the Prime Minister, we had to resign," says Sikandar Siddique. Today, Frie Grønne only needs a few thousand voter declarations to be eligible to stand in the next general election.

"Today we are all heading for the abyss. Admittedly, many decisions are made there. . .

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Niels Johan Juhl-Nielsen
Juhl-Nielsen resides in Copenhagen.

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