Sven Linderot was born in 1889. Already at eleven years of age he would start working in a local glass-works where he worked for another twelve years. At first he was politically engaged in the Social Democratic party, but was purged for his radical viewpoints in 1916. He was an active unionist and eventually journalist and politician. He has for a long time promoted a hard-line type of centralism which most moderate syndicalists feel nothing but contempt for, but he is a hard-worker and as an editor-in-chief of a large Socialist newspaper Norrskensflamman, he has managed to win a devoted crowd.