With inspiration from other human rights associations’ postcard campaigns, when grassroots write for example to foreign leaders responsible for torture, Accoun has in Sweden organized a campaign to write about the refugee crisis to Swedish keypersons . We want to highlight that we in the west must stop making people refugees, something that is otherwise too often ignored.
The truth is that Swedish leaders have for many years played along with leaders in other western democracies, to promote war and violent regime changes, which have been huge failures. Often, this has been done in the name of democracy and humanitarian intervention, but made bad situations worse. Our elite, with the help of mainstream media, sometimes try to fool the public, and often succeed. However, more and more of us ordinary people are starting to see through the lies and hypocrisy, which has reached such heights that we can not stand it anymore.
Sweden’s former prime minister Göran Persson said last month that the arm should be twisted on EU politicians who do not take responsibility in the refugee issue. How about if he and other Swedes would take some responsibility for example for their involvement in the Iraq war, which is a root cause why so many people have become refugees. Another Swedish former prime minister, Carl Bildt, worked as a top lobbyist for the war (see page 36 in From Neutrality to NATO). Read more (in Swedish) how Swedish military helped planning the bombing of Baghdad, how Swedish weapons were smuggled to the attackers and some even found their way to infamous mercenaries.
If you want information about our campaign, write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org