Aksel Nærstad

Aksel Nærstad (born 1 January 1952) is a Norwegian political activist and advicor. He chaired the Red Electoral Alliance from 1987 to 1995.[1] From 1995 to 1997 he chaired the board of the newspaper Klassekampen.[2] He chaired the Norwegian Social Forum /Globaliseringskonferansen from first forum in 2001 and for 8 years. He was also the first chair of the Norwegian Trade Campaign (Handelskampanjen www.handelskampanjen.no) - a network og Norwegian labour unions and NGOs fighting against neo-liberal trade agreement, from 2003 until 2012, and is still a member of the board. He is senior policy advisor in the Norwegian NGO, the Development Fund (Utviklingsfondet, www.utviklingsfondet.no).[3] He is also international coordinator of the More and Better Network (www.moreandbetter.org) - a global network of farmers' and fisherfolks' organizations and NGOs. He resides in Asker, Norway.


  1. ^ Tvedt, Knut Are. "Rød Valgallianse". In Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  2. ^ Skjeseth, Alf (2010). Sykle på vatnet. Historia om Klassekampen. Oslo: Samlaget. pp. 179, 190–195. ISBN 978-82-521-7538-7.
  3. ^ "Utviklingsfondet – Ansatte – Policy- og informasjonsavdelingen". utviklingsfondet.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 6 September 2016.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jahn Arne Olsen
Leader of the Red Electoral Alliance
Succeeded by
Jørn Magdahl