Finnish anti-immigration sound bites + near-silence of society = peril

Finnish anti-immigration sound bites + near-silence of society = peril

Some soap operas are so sweet and melodramatic that they form cavities in your brain. In the same way, the message of anti-immigration and xenophobic parties is so outrageous that they leave a whole in your head.   Timo Soini and the Perussuomalaiset (PS),* which became Finland’s third-largest parliamentary bloc in 2011, are appealing to […] more…
Finnish NCP youth league gives thumbs down to cultural diversity

Finnish NCP youth league gives thumbs down to cultural diversity

Remember the proposals that the Youth League of the National Coalition Party (NCP) made last year concerning the type of society they’d like Finland to be in the future? Some of the many proposals that raised eyebrows and created quite a media storm back then included plans to scrap the Ombudsman for Minorities as well […] more…
Nura Farah: A blooming flower with a pen that many aimed to destroy

Nura Farah: A blooming flower with a pen that many aimed to destroy

There is an interesting interview of Nura Farah, Finland’s first Somali-born writer, who speaks openly about growing up as a black person in this country from the 1990s, when even middle-school teachers took part in the racist bullying of non-white Finns. Racist bullying and racism are white privilege weapons used by this society to destroy […] more…
Migrants’ Rights Network: Eurosceptics make all the noise, but the real case for free movement and migration has yet to be made

Migrants’ Rights Network: Eurosceptics make all the noise, but the real case for free movement and migration has yet to be made

Don Flynn* David Cameron’s vow last week to have ‘one last go’ at changing EU migration rules have dominated discussion in recent days. Commission president Manuel Jose Barroso’s comments are welcome, but the positive case for free movement needs to be made by principled politicians as well as EU officials. Read full posting here.   […] more…
Turning a blind eye to racism is feeding Finland to the dogs

Turning a blind eye to racism is feeding Finland to the dogs

Do you want the secret to tame dog, destroy anti-immigration parties like the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* and challenge the deep prejudices in other political parties and society? The answer is to bust wide open the urban tales that are living off the fat of our prejudices.  Apart from being illegal, a social ill like racism is destroying […] more…
Finnish appeals court upholds earlier anti-Semitic court ruling

Finnish appeals court upholds earlier anti-Semitic court ruling

An appeals court has upheld a Ylivieska-Raahe court ethnic agitation ruling Friday against Juha Kärkkäinen for publishing anti-Semitic opinion pieces on Magneettimedia, reports YLE. Kärkkäinen was fined last fall 45,000 euros for publishing anti-Semitic writings of Adrian Salbuch, Ted Pike, David Duke and others as well as cartoons that bear a striking resemblance to the former Nazi […] more…
Missä luuraavat kansanedustajat Kauma ja Packalén?

Missä luuraavat kansanedustajat Kauma ja Packalén?

Olen kärsivällisesti odottanut kaksi vahvistusta: kansanedustajan Pia Kauman väite, että maahanmuuttaja naiset ostavat uusia lastenvaunuja sossun rahoilla ja kansanedustaja Tom Packalénin väite, että vain maahanmuuttaja jengit hyökkäävät kantasuomalaisia vastaan ja heidän motiivi on rasistinen, koska he haluavat vahingoittaa valkoisia suomalaisia.   Missä luraa vastaukset? Lahde: www.apu.fi   Molempien väite yhdistä vahvasti ”me” vastaan ”he”. Miksi […] more…
The PS of Finland: When a morally bankrupt party crosses the line

The PS of Finland: When a morally bankrupt party crosses the line

The Tom Packalén case is not only a reminder of what Finland can expect if the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* ever get into government, there is the real threat that we are in danger of forfeiting our successful Nordic welfare state for populism, nativist nationalism and xenophobia. In the face of this threat, it is the near-silence […] more…
Powered by Wordpress | Fluxipress Theme