Society Party (Norway)

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This article is about the party founded in 1985. For the party active in the 1930s and 1940s, see Society Party (Norway, 1930s).
Society Party
Leader Øystein Meier Johannessen
Founded 1985
Headquarters Oslo
Ideology Anarchism
Website
http://www.samfunnspartiet.info/
Politics of Norway
Political parties
Elections

The Society Party (Norwegian: Samfunnspartiet) is a self-proclaimed anarchist political party[1] in Norway. The party was founded by Øystein Meier Johannesen in 1985.[2]

Its focus is on Northern Norway-related issues. The party also sympathizes with the Palestinians in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If Norway joins the European Union, the Society Party states that it will work for North-Norwegian secession from Norway.[1]

The party has been involved in several controversies. In 2005, Meier Johannesen placed a van which in Arabic proclaimed "God is great! Jihad continues until the Jews are out of Palestine. Dust you are and to dust you will return" outside of national broadcasting company NRK's facilities,[3] and was sentenced to 30 days in jail for the stunt.[2] The party has also been listing famous people, including comedian Otto Jespersen and bishop Øystein I. Larsen, for local and national election against their will.[2] Defense attorney Tor Erling Staff however, is a member of the party and has run for election for it several times.[1] In the 2009 parliamentary elections the party obtained 140 votes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Blindheim, Anne Marte (6 September 2005). "Derfor parkerte de "bombebilen"". Dagbladet.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  2. ^ a b c Nyhagen, Alexander (24 August 2007). "Otto Jespersen stiller til valg". VG Nett (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  3. ^ Dam-Nielsen, Jan Anders (6 September 2005). "NRK-trussel var politisk stunt". NRK.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-03-29.