Ideological orientation: Independent socialist newsweekly
Address: Kungsgatan 84, S-112 27 STOCKHOLM
Tel.: +46-(0)8-6508010
Fax: +46-(0)8-21 33 53
Founded: 1906
Editor: Emil Persson

History: Norrskensflamman (The Flame of the Aurora Borealis), usually just called Flamman (the Flame) was founded as a workers' newspaper in Malmberget in the north of Sweden in 1906. At first it was a Social Democratic newspaper, but with the split of 1917, it later became a communist paper (SKP/VPK). During the 60's and 70's Flamman became the centre of a pro-Moscow fraction headed by Rolf Hagel and Alf Löwenborg (CC-members and MPs of VPK), which opposed to the eurocommunist party leadership. The "Flamman-group" broke out in 1977, forming APK. Flamman was the main organ of APK. When APK went politically and economically bankrupt in the beginning of the 90's, Flamman became an independent socialist newsweekly. Flamman was a daily newspaper until 1989.

Other related pages:
Page about Flamman by the Royal Library
Page about Revontulet by the Royal Library, a finnish-language sister publication of Flamman

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