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Ali Esbati (Persian: ; born 12 September 1976) is a Swedish politician (of the Left
Party) and economist, and was the chairman of Young Left 2001–2004. As of today he
is a handling officer of labour market policies at the Left Party's office of the Riksdag
and the chairman of the Left Party's program commission. He is most famous for his
blogging; his blog Esbatis kommentarer is one of the most popular Swedish political
blogs.[1][2][3] Esbati currently lives in Norway, working as a freelance writer after
resigning from his position as debate and opinion editor in Norwegian daily left-leaning
newspaper Klassekampen.[4] Currently working as an economist at the Norwegian
think tank Manifest senter for samfunnsanalyse . He is also a common contributor to
Swedish magazine Flamman. Apart from articles published in these and various other
magazines and newspapers and in Esbati's blog, Esbati has also been published in a
number of books. [5]

        Contents
 1 Biography
      1.1 Utøya shooting                                                                                 Ali Esbati
 2 Bibliography
 3 References
 4 External links


Biography
Esbati was born in Teheran, Iran and came to Sweden in 1985 with his mother and one younger brother (his father arrived six
months later). He grew up in the suburb Tensta, north of Stockholm, and joined Young Left in 1990. After primary school, he
attended high school in Tensta and another one, specialized in mathematics, in Danderyd. After graduation he began
studying at the Stockholm School of Economics. In 1999-2000 he completed his military service at Televapenkompaniet in
Uppland, where he also was trained in Russian. He is a self proclaimed atheist.[6]

Utøya shooting
Esbati was invited to host a lecture at the summer camp of the Norwegian Workers' Youth League on Utøya outside Oslo 22
July 2011. There he became a witness of the shooting of 69 people by the lone gunman Anders Behring Breivik, most of
them young members of the League. Esbati told afterwards that he saw how several people were killed, but managed to
survive the tragedy by hiding in the surrounding woods and water. [7]

Bibliography
   Rasismer i Europa (2004). Edited by: Étienne Balibar. Published by Agora. Note that this is an anthology and that Esbati
   contributed one article.
   Agenda : julafton för allt reaktionärt : bloggtexter 2005-2006 (2006). Edited by: Ali Esbati and Jesper Weithz. Published by
   Karneval förlag. This publication is a collection of articles from Esbati's blog.
   Kuba på riktigt (2007). Edited by: Ali Esbati and Daniel Suhonen. Published by Murbruk förlag. Note that this is an
   anthology and that is as such contains articles by several authors.

References
   1. ^ Blogtoppen
   2. ^ Blogportalen
   3. ^ Twingly Report Sweden Nr. 2 2007
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ esbati
  6. ^ http://esbati.blogspot.com/2010/04/ett-langt-slutinlagg-om-popvanstergate.html
  7. ^ (Swedish) Catarina Håkansson, "Svenske Ali: Det var overkligt på Utøya   ", Svenska Dagbladet, 23 july 2011. Verified 23 july
     2011.

External links
   Official blog   (Swedish)
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