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Left Party (Sweden)

The Left Party is a socialist political party in Sweden. The party originated as a split from the Swedish Social Democratic Party in 1917, as the Swedish Social Democratic Left Party, became the Communist Party of Sweden in 1921. In 1967, the party was renamed Left Party - the Communists; the party has never been part of a government at the national level. On economic issues, the party opposes advocates increased public expenditure; the Left Party was against accession to the European Union, supported a Swedish exit from the EU until February 2019. It did not succeed; the party supports feminism. From 1998 to 2006, the Left Party was in a confidence-and-supply arrangement with the ruling Social Democrats and the Green Party. Since 2014, it has supported the minority government of Social Democrats and Greens in the Swedish parliament, as well as in many of Sweden's counties and municipalities; the Left Party is a member of the Nordic Green Left Alliance, its sole MEP sits in the European United Left–Nordic Green Left group.

In 2018, the party joined Maintenant le Peuple. Revolutionary fervour engulfed Sweden in 1917. Riots took place in many cities. In Västervik, a workers council took control of day-to-day affairs. In Stockholm, soldiers marched together with workers on May Day. In the upper-class neighbourhood of Stockholm, Östermalm, residents formed paramilitary structures to defend themselves from a possible armed revolution; the party originated as a split from the Swedish Social Democratic Party in 1917, as the Swedish Social Democratic Left Party. The split occurred as the Social Democratic Party did not support the 1917 Bolshevik revolution in Russia, whereas SSV did support the Bolsheviks. In 1921, in accordance with the 21 theses of the Comintern, the party name was changed to Communist Party of Sweden. Liberal and non-revolutionary elements were purged, they regrouped under the name SSV. In total, 6,000 out of 17,000 party members were expelled. Zeth Höglund, the main leader of the party during the split from the Social Democrats, left the party in 1924.

Höglund was displeased with the developments in Moscow after the death of Vladimir Lenin, he founded his own Communist Party, independent from the Comintern. Around 5,000 party members followed Höglund. On 23 and 24 January 1926, SKP organized a trade union conference with delegates representing 80,000 organized workers. In 1927, SKP organized a conference of National Association of the Unemployed, called for the abolition of the Unemployment Commission. In 1929, a major split, the largest in the history of the party, took place. Nils Flyg, Karl Kilbom, Ture Nerman, all MPs, the majority of the party membership were expelled by the Comintern; the expelled were called Kilbommare, those loyal to the Comintern were called Sillenare. Out of 17,300 party members, 4,000 sided with the Comintern. Conflicts erupted locally over control of property. In Stockholm, the office of the central organ, held by the Kilbommare, was besieged by Comintern loyalists. Fist-fights erupted in a clash over control of the party office.

The Kilbom-Flyg factions continued to operate their party under the name of Socialist Party, soon renamed Socialistiska partiet. Notably, they took with them the central organ of Folkets Dagblad Politiken. SKP started new publications, including Arbetar-Tidningen. Under Sillén's leadership, the party adhered to the "Class against Class"-line, denouncing any co-operation with the Social Democrats. Sven Linderot, a dynamic young leader, become the party chairman; the infamous Ådalen shootings of unarmed demonstrating workers took place in 1931. This development led to increased labour militancy and gave new life to the crisis-ridden SKP; the Spanish Civil War began in 1936. SKP and its youth wing sent a sizeable contingent to fight in the International Brigades. 520 Swedes took part in the 164 of them died there. An extensive solidarity work for the Second Spanish Republic and the people of Spain was organized in Sweden. During the 1930s, the party was rebuilt. By 1939, SKP had 19,116 members; the Second World War was a difficult time for the party.

The party was the sole political force in Sweden supporting the Soviet side in the Winter War, used as a pretext for the repression against the party. The party supported Soviet military expansion along its Western border. Ny Dag, the main party organ, wrote on 26 July: "The border states have been liberated from their dependence of imperialist superpowers through the help from the great socialist worker's state". Moreover, the party supported the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact; the Central Committee adopted a declaration in September 1939, which read: "The ruling cliques in England and France have in fear of Bolshevism, in their badly hidden sympathy for Fascism, in fear of workers power in Europe, refused to enter into an agreement with adoptable conditions for the Soviet Union to crush the plans of the warmongers. They have supported the refusal of Poland to accept the Soviet help; the Soviet Union has thus, in clear accordance with its consequent politics of peace, through a non-aggression pact with Germany sought to defend the 170-million people of the first socialist state against Fascist attacks and the bottomless misery of a world war."When Nazi Germany invaded Norway in April 1940, SKP took a neutralist stand.

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These Ones Are Bitter

These Ones Are Bitter is the second solo-album by Screeching Weasel front man Ben Weasel. It was released in June 2007, was the first album released for "Mendota Recording Company", Ben Weasel's digital download only record label. On October 23, 2007, it was released physically on CD and vinyl by Edmond Records, on April 7, 2009, was re-issued by Asian Man Records; the original release was credited to "Ben Weasel And His Iron String Quartet", however the Asian Man cover credits the album just to Ben Weasel. The Iron String Quartet is a trio consisting of Dan Andriano, Mike Kennerty, Chris Gaylor. Kennerty is the album's producer. "Let Freedom Ring" "In A Few Days" "Got My Number" "Happy Saturday" "Sour All Over" "The First Day of Spring" "Blue Is The Ocean" "Affected By You" "Jeanette" "Addition By Subtraction" "Give It Time" "Summer's Always Gone Too Soon" "In A Bad Place" "Only In November" Ben Weasel- vocals Mike Kennerty- guitar/ producer Dan Andriano- bass Chris Gaylor- drums Cristy Road - artwork

Motorcycle drag racing

Motorcycle drag racing involves two participants lining up at a dragstrip with a signaled starting line. Upon the starting signal, the riders accelerate down a 1⁄4 mile long, two lane, straight paved track where their elapsed time and terminal speed are recorded; the rider to reach the finish line first is the winner. The best-known form of motorcycle drag racing is the Pro Stock Bike category, although several other categories exist, including 1,000 horsepower nitromethane engine. Motorcycles in the Top Fuel category are fueled by nitro methane and can make nearly 1,500 horsepower. From a standing start they can cover the first 60 feet in less than a second and can reach 200 mph in less than eighth-mile or 660 feet; the current world record is held by Peter Svensson of Sweden who covered the quarter-mile in 5.709 seconds on August 24, 2012 at his home track of Tierp Arena. The North American record is held by Top Fuel Veteran Larry "Spiderman" McBride at 5.74, recorded at South Georgia Motorsports Park in November 2008.

Elmer Trett is considered by many to be the greatest motorcycle drag racer ever. Before his untimely death in 1996 at Indianapolis Raceway Park, Trett recorded a 6.06. Motorcycle sport Sportbike motorcycle drag racing Drag racing Top Fuel Media related to Motorcycle drag racing at Wikimedia Commons - Motorcycle Drag Racing News

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada, formed in 1971, is the Canadian government agency commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, economy and culture. Its headquarters is in Ottawa; the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada is the Minister of Innovation and Economic Development Navdeep Bains. The bureau is called StatCan or StatsCan. StatCan is the official abbreviation, it has been considered the best statistical organization in the world by The Economist, such as in the 1991 and 1993 "Good Statistics" surveys. The Public Policy Forum and others have recognized successes of the agency. Statistics is a federal responsibility in Canada, Statistics Canada produces statistics for all the provinces as well as the federal government. In addition to conducting about 350 active surveys on all aspects of Canadian life, Statistics Canada undertakes a country-wide census every five years on the first and sixth year of each decade. By law, every household must complete the Canada Census form.

In May 2006, an Internet version of the census was made available for the first time. Another census was held in May 2011, again with the internet being the primary method for statistical data collection; the most recent census was held in May 2016, with the internet being the primary method for statistical data collection. The data resulting from the census was released throughout 2017; the head of Statistics Canada is the Chief Statistician of Canada. The heads of Statistics Canada and the previous organization, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, are: Robert H. Coats Sedley A. Cudmore Herbert Marshall Walter E. Duffett Sylvia Ostry Peter G. Kirkham James L. Fry Martin B. Wilk Ivan P. Fellegi Munir Sheikh Wayne Smith Anil Arora Statistics Canada is governed by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada publishes numerous documents covering a range of statistical information about Canada, including census data and health indicators, immigration economics, income distribution, social and justice conditions.

It publishes a peer-reviewed statistics journal, Survey Methodology. The Canadian Socio-economic Information Management System CANSIM provides aggregate data for free online including full datasets that can be downloaded for free. Subject areas include Aboriginal peoples, Business and property services, Business performance and ownership and youth, Construction and justice, Culture and leisure, Economic accounts, Education and learning, Environment, Ethnic diversity and immigration, Families and housing, Health, pensions and wealth, Information and communications technology, International trade, Languages, Manufacturing and demography, Prices and price indexes, Reference and wholesale, Science and technology, Seniors and community, Travel and tourism; the Daily is StatCan's free online bulletin that provides current information from StatCan, updated daily, on current social and economic conditions. Statistics Canada provides a number of Canadian Income Survey Products; this includes the Canadian Income Survey —a cross-sectional survey that assesses the income, income sources, the economic status of individuals and families in Canada.

Data from the Labour Force Survey is combined with data from the CIS. The February 24, 2020 reported statistics on the Official Poverty Line based on the market basket measure; as of February 1, 2012 "information published by Statistics Canada is automatically covered by the Open License with the exception of Statistics Canada's postal products and Public Use Microdata Files." Researchers using StatCan data are required to "give full credit for any Statistics Canada data and other content material used or referred to in their studies, articles and other research works." The use of Public Use Microdata Files is governed by the Data Liberation Initiative License signed by the universities and Statistics Canada. Aggregate data available through the Canadian Socio-economic Information Management System CANSIM, the Census website is Open Data under the Statistics Canada Open License Agreement. By 24 April 2006, electronic publications on Statistics Canada's web site were free of charge" with some exceptions.

The historical Time series data from CANSIM is available via numerous third-party data vendors, including Haver Analytics, Macrobond Financial, Thomson Reuters Datastream. The Canadian Research Data Centre Network is a network of quantitative social sciences which includes 27 facilities across Canada that provide "access to a vast array of social and health data gathered" by Statistics Canada and disseminate "research findings to the policy community and the Canadian public." Statistics Canada was formed in 1971, replacing the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, formed in 1918. Statistics Canada published a print copy of the yearly almanac entitled Canada Year Book from 1967 to 2012 when it ceased publication due to ebbing demand and deep budgetary cutbacks to StatCan by the federal government, it was a yearly compendium of statistical lore and information on the nation's social and economic past, people and facts. The Canada Year Book was edited by a volunteer from the Department of Finance and published by a private company, which offset costs with advertisement sales.

This method continued until 1879, at which time the record ceases, until 1885, at which time the Department of Agriculture

Yolanda Soares

Yolanda Soares is a Portuguese soprano singer, songwriter and "crossover" solo artist. Soares' performances are operatic productions which blend pop arrangements and classical vocals, most notably fado. Soares was born in the daughter of Fernando and Mila Soares, she credits her parents for her background in traditional dance. Soares soon changed to singing. In 2007 Soares released her first album, entitled Music Box – Fado em Concerto. For the CD, she was nominated as Musical Newcomer of the Year at the 2007 Portuguese Golden Globe awards. Soares released her second album, Metamorphosis, in 2010. 2007 – Music Box- Fado em Concerto 2010 – Metamorphosis Official website

Meera (1992 film)

Meera is a 1992 Tamil romance film, directed by P. C. Sreeram in his directorial debut and written by M. R. Bharathi; the film stars Aishwarya as the title character along Vikram in the lead roles, while Tarun, Poornam Viswanathan, Gandhimathi and Chinni Jayanth play supporting roles. Nassar and Sarath Kumar make friendly appearances, the latter has an extended cameo appearance; the music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja with cinematography by P. C. Sreeram and editing by B. Lenin and V. T. Vijayan; the film released on 18 December 1992. Meera is in college and pregnant nearing labour. Here, she tells her story of. A young man named, she despises him and gets him kicked out of college. After a fight with Jeeva near her house, Meera goes out for a walk and sees a woman getting killed by a policeman, she runs to the police station to report the crime. For her, the officer at the station is, the murderer; the officer, knowing the sole witness to his crime, sends goons to her house to kill her. By Meera has left and is on the run.

Jeeva finds the maid getting beaten by the goons. There is a fight between the goons. Jeeva wins, the maid tells him that he should go after Meera, they are now on the run, the murderer sends six professional killers after the duo. Along the way and Jeeva get arrested by a comedic policeman and flee, they find a blacksmith and are freed of the handcuffs but are killed by the goons in the shootout. Meera leaves Jeeva but comes back, she finds the goons who have Jeeva, the goons tie them together on train tracks. They narrowly escape. After this event, Meera admits her love for Jeeva. After a run-in with the murderer and Jeeva end up in the ocean and wash up near the house of a boy named Jesu and his grandfather, they seek refuge there, Meera gets close with Jesu. While everyone is getting ready for Jesu's birthday, his dog runs off into the forest; the goons go after Meera. Meera and Jesu flee on his bike, but they fall off, Jesu gets killed. Jeeva kills the goons in gruesome ways. A final showdown occurs between Jeeva.

The murderer gets the upper hand and succeeds, but Meera shoots him and Jeeva sets him on fire. The final scene is a group photo with everyone, Meera goes into labour. Vikram as Jeeva Aishwarya as Meera, the title character Tarun as Jesu Janagaraj as Comic Inspector Chinni Jayanth as the Comic Inspector's assistant Poornam Viswanathan as Meera's father Ganthimathi as Jeeva's mother Sarath Kumar as the policeman who murders the woman Venniradai Moorthy as College Principal Nassar as Village Head K. V. Anand as Jeeva's friend The music for this movie was composed by Ilaiyaraaja; the lyrics were written by Vaali. The film was a disaster at the box office, but the song O Butterfly helped the film get attention. Meera on IMDb