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Magda Hassan
02-13-2011, 11:33 AM
“TIMBRO lobbys to restrict the freedom of the press in Sweden in response to Wikileaks.”
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The origins of TIMBRO grew from a book published Ernfrid Browaldh (1889-1982), that was the CEO of Svenska Handelsbanken. The name TIMBRO was inspired by the names of his two children Tom and Ing-Marie Browaldh. The Browaldh family donated the publishing company to the founding of the Free Enterprise Foundation. TIMBRO was ignited in 1978 by by Sture Eskilsson and the Swedish Employers' Association (Svenska Arbetsgivareföreningen) which in 2001 merged with the Swedish Industrial Association to form the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.” Therefore, it can be said that TIMBRO is presently administered and financed by the Free Enterprise Foundation that is financed by the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv).

TIMBRO is the name used by the Free Enterprise Foundation to conduct their activities. They are inter-related and intertwined into one and the same, according to the Free Enterprise Foundation website. “The Foundation conducts its activities primarily in the TIMBRO name.”
What exactly are their activities? TIMBRO is often referred to as a conservative, neo-liberal or libertarian “Think Tank” in the Swedish, European and American media.

What is their “thinking”?

TIMBRO describe their activities as “conducting the development of ideas and opinions about the market economy to promote free enterprise and increased growth.” Politically they are extreme right wing conservatives that push the Free Market agenda in order to increase corporate profits. They do not support public welfare, environmental regulations and basically would like to deregulate and privatize current government laws and agencies. . In Sweden, TIMBRO members and directors are primarily supporters of the Moderate Party and may be referred to as Neo-Liberals. However, in terms of American politics, this translates into extreme conservative Republican and fringe Libertarian politics.

In the United States, a similar type of conservative organization would be Karl Rove’s “Crossroads” or the Heritage Foundation. TIMBRO directors are often "fellows" and work with the CATO Institute in Washington, D.C., the STOCKHOLM NETWORK in London, UK and BUSINESSEUROPE in Brussels. These uber-conservative organizations, usually include a couple of directors or board members that are in the media – TV, Radio and Journalists that are able to spread their pro corporate, free trade and free market agenda to the public. They have created PR companies, such as PRIME PR in Stockholm, also publish and distribute books, literature and host speaker forums. In short, they are a propaganda mouth piece for corporate elitist’s political views on capitalism, also known as lobbyists, consultants and PR spinners for conservative politics.

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv) (CONFEDERATION)
Therefore, it is safe to say that the CONFEDERATION is currently paying TIMBRO lobbyists to attack Wikileaks and Julian Assange.

SOURCES – Free Enterprise Foundation, Website http://www.frittnaringsliv.se/?page=verksamhet, Wikipedia, Think Tank Watch - http://thinktank-watch.blogspot.com/search?q=Timbro , TIMBRO website http://www.timbro.se/ , Confederation of Swedish Enterprise http://www.svensktnaringsliv.se/ , INVESTOR AB http://www.investorab.com/ , Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, SAAB, Ericsson, SEB,

Magda Hassan
02-13-2011, 11:34 AM
phone: +46 8 587 898 00 • email: rolandpm@timbro.se

** January 6, 2011 – . "Washington Update" public affairs radio show with lawyer Andrew Kreig interviewing Roland P. Martinsson, Executive Director of Scandinavia's leading conservative, free-market think tank, TIMBRO Media Institute. Roland P. Martinsson of TIMBRO called for Assange's arrest, stated that he is not a true journalist and that WikiLeaks should be prosecuted.
(Source: http://easylink.playstream.com/jwilke/audio/win/radio_110106.wma )

Executive Director: TIMBRO MEDIA INSTITUTE (present)
Contributing Writer for numerous newspapers, including Kristianstadsbladet, Blekinge Läns Tidning, Tidningen iDAG, Kvällsposten and Svenska Dagbladet, Expressen, Swedish news and Wall Street Journal.
Known associate of Karl Rove, advisor to former President George W. Bush and Republican Party political strategist.
RP Martinsson currently lives in Austin, Texas and travels to Sweden , when needed.

Educator: teaches occasionally at the Newman Institute in Uppsala, Sweden and international universities
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Magda Hassan
02-13-2011, 11:35 AM
Markus Uvell
phone: +46 706 - 85 31 55 • email: markus.uvell@timbro.se • SMS:

President: TIMBRO (2010 - present)
Chief of Public Opinion Analysis : Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (2010)
Acting Head of Communications: Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (2010)
Former CEO: Demoskop,
CEO Founder: United Minds
Senior Partner: Kreab
Author: Folkhemspopulismen, about the people who vote for the Sweden Democrats.

phone: +46 706 - 85 31 55 • email: markus.uvell@timbro.se • SMS:
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Magda Hassan
02-13-2011, 11:38 AM
Eva Maria Halling Rankka AKA “Mary Rankka”

Chief Executive Officer: Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (October 2010 - present)
Chief Executive Officer: TIMBRO (2006-2010)
Managing Director: Free Enterprise Foundation (Foundation Fritt Näringsliv) (2006-2010)
Writer – Columnist: Dagans PS, one of Sweden’s largest on-line newspapers (2005-2009)
Partner & Consultant: PRIME PR agency (2000 – 2005)
Secretary for the Moderate Party
Secretary and speechwriter for Carl Bildt (1999)
First Vice Chairman of the Moderate Party Youth League and associate of Carl Bildt

Author of several books, including Policy entrepreneurs ( 1996), The new poverty ( 1998), Ireland - the Global Island ( 1999), Employment or labor humiliation ( 1999), Freedom with obstacles - Immigration and emigration of our time ( 2000), Estonia - A new generation of nation ( 2002), Authorities - from independent agencies to motion-powered think tank ( 2005).

She is the daughter of Chief Prosecutor Bengt Rankka in Tierp .”
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Magda Hassan
02-13-2011, 11:39 AM
Håkan Tribell
phone: +46 708 92 29 16 • email: hakan.tribell@timbro.se • SMS: +46 708 92 29 16
Director of Program Development: TIMBRO (present)
Member of the Senior Administration: TIMBRO (present)
Head: The Sture Academy, TIMBRO youth program (2006 – present)
Director: Bertil Ohlin Institute (current)
Project Manager: Center for Business and Policy Studies in Stockholm
Editorial Member: Upsala Nya Tidning’s (former)
Editor: Neo, public affairs magazine (former)
Håkan earned a Master of Political Sciences degree from Uppsala University.
He currently resides in Uppsala, where his hobbies include singing in the Orphei Drängar choir.
phone: +46 708 92 29 16 • email: hakan.tribell@timbro.se • SMS: +46 708 92 29 16
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Magda Hassan
02-13-2011, 11:40 AM
Johan Norberg

2007-present Senior Fellow at the think tank CATO Institute, Washington, D.C.
2008: Briefing paper for CATO institute on Naomi Klein, "The Klein Doctrine : The Rise of Disaster Polemics"
2006: Senior Fellow at the Brussels think tank Centre for the New Europe, Brussels.
2006: Curt Nicolin Memorial Award from the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Stockholm, Sweden.
2002 - 2005: Head of political ideas at the free-market think-tank TIMBRO, Stockholm, Sweden.
1999 - 2005: Founder and editor of the free-trade portal frihandel.nu.
2002: Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award from the American Atlas Foundation, for the book
In Defence of World Capitalism.
1999-2002: Assistant editor-in-chief on the TIMBRO net-publication Smedjan.com.
1993-97: Editor of Nyliberalen (Neo-Libertarian), the journal of Frihetsfronten.
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Magda Hassan
02-13-2011, 11:58 AM
What does Sweden & the UK WANT from the US in exchange for framing and detaining Julian Assange?

Who in Sweden has the financial and political power to launch the attack on WikiLeaks and manipulate the courts?

What do all the published US Embassy cables from Stockholm or about Sweden reveal?

Follow the money -

Cable topic - "One Big Thing" and alternative technologies. Who funded the American bio-fuels scientist and Fulbright Chair position at Chalmers University in Sweden?

Wallenberg Family Foundations

Who manufacturers the flex-fuel engine and the automobiles? Saab, Scandia and Volvo Who owns the controlling market shares of Saab and Scandia?

Wallenberg's "Investor AB," "Wallenberg Family Foundations" (20 family foundations), Wallenberg's "FAM" (the 2 asset and administration orgs for the foundations) individual family members and board members.

Are any of the Wallenberg family members on the executive boards of Saab, Scandia and Investor AB? Yes. Marcus Wallenberg for Saab. Saab auto division was sold and he remains with the other Saab divisions that make the Gripen fighter jets (cable topic), Bofar mortar explosives, bombs, GPS mapping etc. Peter Wallenberg Jr is on the executive board of Scandia company. Investor AB owns approximately 120 public and private companies, including Saab, Scandia, Ericsson, ABB, Swedish Airlines Service (SAS) and SEB banks. Jacob Wallenberg is the Chairman of the financial company "Investor AB."

Cable topic - Swedish government has been unlawfully and voluntarily spying on citizens in Sweden and sharing the data with the US. The US wants Sweden to formalize the data sharing agreement, but Swedish politicians do not want to go public because of the political fallout that would occur if they tried to change Sweden's constitution and may not be reelected.

What corporation in Sweden has the ability to gather data on Swedish citizens, residents and visitors?

Ericsson telecommunications companies. Who owns Ericcson and is on the executive board?

Wallenberg's "Investor AB" (see above about Investor AB). Yes, a Wallenberg on the executive board of Ericsson, also.

What political party of the Wallenberg's affiliated with?

The far right conservative Moderate Party. They push for capitalism, free trade, free markets, deregulation and support war. This keeps the money rolling in for the Wallenberg's businesses. Sweden's Prime Minister, Reinfeldt, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bildt, are Moderate Party.

Which Swedish "conservative and neo-libertarian" organizations are the Wallenbergs affiliated with?

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Confederation). Jacob Wallenberg has been the Governor and on the executive board since its inception. Marcus Wallenberg has been a Director. Other board members of the Confederation are also found on the boards of Wallenberg companies. The Confederation funds TIMBRO and other anti-Wikileaks PR and lobbying organizations. Staff for the Confederation also work for TIMBRO and can be found on the boards of Wallenberg companies. Basically, the Confederation, TIMBRO, Prime PR in Sweden, the CATO Institute and Reason.com in Washington D.C. and BusinessEurope in Brussels are all interconnected and exchange staff (Fellows). Most if not all of the staff/fellows are also authors and media reporters.

Isn't Karl Rove connected to TIMBRO?

Yes and also with Prime PR and other conservative "think tanks" and lobbying outfits.

How are the Wallenberg's connected to Rove and the Bush gang?

In numerous ways. Here is a couple of examples; Donald Rumsfeld use to be on the board of ABB and had an active role with ABB getting the contacts with North Korea to build two nuclear power plants. Wallenberg is on the board of the Blackstone Group, that includes BlackRock.