Posts By: Migrant Tales

Revista Fennia: Paluu mistä olimme

Sokea argentiinalainen kirjailija Borges kuvasi levotonta Argentiina 1970-luvulla monella tavalla. Muistan yhä kun silloin eläkkeellä oleva Horacio-setäni lausui yhden Borgesin siteerauksista samana vuonna kun siviilipresidentti María Martínez de Perón syöstiin vallasta maaliskuu 24 päivä 1976.

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Argentina’s issues with whitewashing and genocide. Like the crimes committed during the dirty war, they too should be addressed.

When I was young, I remember very well the racism of the Argentines. A friend of mine from Rosario highlighted this racism in the following example: An porteño (a resident of the capital Buenos Aires) told his friends that he was going to travel to South America as if Buenos Aires was surrealistically still a part of Europe. 

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La Colectiva: Statement on Trump’s and Putin’s summit in Helsinki on July 16

  La Colectiva is a group of Latin American poets and artists residing in Finland. Their names are Martina Miño, Roxana Crisologo, Rosamaria Bolom y Ana Gutieszca. For more information about La Colectiva, visit their page here.  La Colectiva es conformada por cuatro poetas y artistas latinoamericanas residiendo en Finlandia. Sus nombres son Martina Miño , Roxana Crisologo

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Where is the outcry for the Danish government’s assimilation plans of migrant children?

Denmark’s xenophobic and especially Islamophobic government plans to regulate by law the life in 25 low-income Muslim neighborhoods. The message is clear and should cause outrage but we have not heard a humble finger lifted by the European Union about the government’s forced assimilation plan. 

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Rafal Rada Mousa: A good ending to a long uncertain journey from Iraq to Finland

Rafal Raad Mousa, 18, whose former pseudonym on Migrant Tales was Saboora,* is a very happy young woman together with her family. After a three-year wait in Finland, Rafal and her family of two brothers, sister, and mother were granted a residence permit.

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Thailand versus the Mediterranean: Your human value hinges on ethnic and cultural background

We have all been reading about the rescue operation in northern Thailand raises a question: Why so much media interest in the fate of twelve children trapped for sixteen days when between 23,000 and 28,500 of people have perished in the Mediterranean during 1993-2018 while trying to travel to Europe.

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Institute of Race Relations: Police database spreads institutional racism

The IRR welcomes Amnesty International and The Monitoring Group’s recent reports on the racially discriminatory nature of the Metropolitan Police Service’s Gangs Matrix intelligence database.

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EU summit and “controlled centers” for migrants: Déjà vu, bad excuse to do nothing

My great grandfather left Europe for South America in the late nineteenth century for political reasons. I returned three generations later, and he probably wonders if I’m mad. Europe’s issues with racism, xenophobic scapegoating, and, eventually, war-mongering are entrenched deep in European soil waiting to bud.  There is only one word that comes to mind

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