The Indicter Magazine –an initiative of Swedish Doctors for Human Rights– has most of its audience located in the US and other English-speaking countries. The Indicter Magazine has established itself as a rare window through which the secrets of Sweden’s elites can be seen from abroad, as shown by the annual report of January 2017 showing our nearly 300,000 site visitors and our compilation of articles.
Our aim is to analyze human right issues with international impact. We also examine and share geopolitical-relevant news about Sweden that otherwise would remain known only by a self-affirming Swedish governing class and commentariat (which we have termed a “Duck Pond” of complacency). Conversely, we give interested Swedes an insight on the international opinions about Sweden, which the state-owned and mainstream media restrict. The few media sites that publish in English from Sweden are heavily financed by the Swedish state and are devoted to a pro-NATO agenda of biased news despite Sweden’s ostensibly neutral status.
While implementing the initiative of founding Swedish Doctors for Human Rights, the need of a publication to allocate our statements did arise. The publication, “SWEDHR Research & Reports”, took the format of a research bulletin and has published 57 reports in two volumes. Afterwards, realizing that the journal’s content was referring predominantly to a Swedish thematic – added that some reports were in Swedish- I found necessary to establish a new publication focused on more general geopolitical subjects in a wider international context, yet associated with human rights issues. Ensuing, “The Indicter” was born and it took definitely shape in November-December 2015. Its watchword read from the start:
WE DENOUNCE WAR CRIMES, HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES, & STATE ASSAULTS TO PRIVACY & CIVIL LIBERTIES
THE INDICTER’s Editorial board
Editor in chief, Professor Marcello Ferrada de Noli PhD (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden). Also publisher of Libertarian Books – Sweden and chairman of Swedish Doctors for Human Rights. Professor emeritus of epidemiology and international health, doctor in psychiatry (Karolinska Institutet), he has been a research fellow and lecturer at Harvard Medical School, and formerly Chair of the International and Cross-cultural Injury Epidemiology Research Group at the Karolinska Institutet. The professor is author of the book Sweden VS. Assange – Human Rights Issues, and several other titles. He has had a wide participation in the international and Swedish debate on issues of public health and/or human rights; i.e. exclusive interviews by Russia Today [RT], OnTheNow, TV4 Sweden, Svt Channel 2, Sputnik News; as well interviewed by Deutsche Welle, Telegiornale RAI Genova, KILTR-Scotland, Television Nacional de Chile, and exclusive interviews in main Swedish media, e.g. DN, SvD, Swedish Radio (SR), Swedish TV Rapport and other Svt-programs, Kanal 5, Expressen, Aftonbladet, etc. He has also published numerous op ed articles in DN, SvD, Aftonbladet and other main Swedish newspapers, and pioneered in Sweden the publication of the first blog edited by a professor (The Professors’ Blog) in 2005. Besides his scientific publications (see Medline), his political and HR articles has been published and/or been referred in sites such as WikiLeaks, Global Research, RT, etc.
Mr John Goss, UK, contribution writer and member of the editorial staff of News Junkie Post. He is a former senior technical author with a strong interest in justice and peace. He has a degree in International Studies and a Masters in English (MLitt) both from the University of Birmingham, UK. John Goss is also a playwright, poet and librettist currently working on a novel built around the life of Russian poet Georgy Vladimirovich Ivanov (1894-1958).
Nozomi Hayase, Ph.D., a native of Japan, is a columnist, researcher, and the First Amendment advocate. She is a former contributing writer to WL Central and has been covering issues of free speech, transparency and the vital role of whistleblowers in global society. Her writing has appeared on diverse outlets such as Counterpunch, CommonDreams, Dissident Voice, Truthout, Global Research and Antiwar.com. Her work has been published in the At Issue Series; The Occupy Movement by Greenhaven Press, Global Issues, Local Arguments by Pearson Education and Krytyka Polityczna Global Activism by Autonome Universität Berlin. She currently resides in the SF Bay Area and is a guest writer at Falkvinge &Co. on Infopolicy, where she explores the role that Bitcoin and other decentralized platforms play in strengthening civil liberties.Twitter:@nozomimagine.
Atttorney Andrew Kreig, J.D., M.S.L., is a Washington, DC-based author, investigative reporter, attorney, and non-profit executive who founded the Justice Integrity Project (www.justice-integrity.org) to expose threats to democracy and human rights. Active in researching political prosecutions, torture, illegal surveillance, and media bias, his most recent book is Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney and their Masters (www.presidentialpuppetry.com). Andrew Kreig began his career as a reporter with the Hartford Courant, America’s oldest (1764) newspaper still in publication, and obtained law degrees from Yale and the University of Chicago. He has since written and spoken widely for mainstream and alternative audiences. These include appearances on more than a hundred commercial broadcast stations, lectures on five continents, and human rights reports for the Huffington Post and The Professors’ Blog.
Dr Lena Oske, chief medical doctor, representing the board of directors of Swedish Doctors for Human Rights. Dr Oske works as GP at the Nova Clinic in Ystad, Sweden. She is also a painting-artist, and a co-author in a variety of articles published at SWEDHR’s Research & Reports.
Dr Armando Popa was among the first in The Indicter’s team, and contributed as a publishing-coordinator; also a late editor of SWEDHR Research & Reports. An homage in memoriam by SWEDHR’s has been published in Research and Reports.
Professor Anders Romelsjö PhD (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden), is professor emeritus at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, is also the publisher of a top ranked Swedish political blog, Jinge.se. He is also the vice-chairman of SWEDHR, and also author of numerous debate articles in main Swedish media, such as DN debatt and other newspapers. He is also in the editorial committee of FIB-Kulturfront. Anders Romelsjö is co-author of the book USA som världspolis.
Mr Sven Ruin, Swedish engineer, is the initiator of Accoun, an organisation focusing on legal equality and accountability as key issues to achieve respect for human rights. See accoun.org
Ms Maj Wechselmann, born in Denmark, is a Swedish author and prize-winner film director and documentary producer. She studied film sciences at the Dramatiska Institute, and also medicine. Maj Wechselmann has participated in the Swedish political debate since the 1970’s. Her prolific production, as well as the prizes she has been bestowed upon are full listed in the bio Wikipedia article Maj Wechselmann. She publishes the site Wechselmann Press , and also her analyses have been published at Jinge.se and at The Professors’ Blog.
Ms Vanessa Beeley (London, Paris).
Ms Celia Farber (New York).
Mr Erik Sandberg (Glasgow, Stockholm)
Contributing authors and ad-hoc member of the board
Mr Old Wolf (pseudonym), journalist, formerly news editor at Sweden MSM outlets, and publisher of the Swedish site Vinden viskar mitt namn.
Illustrations by Lena Oske and Marcello Ferrada de Noli, at Arte de Noli.