Finland

Meidän Suomen lippu

Tämä vähän alempana oleva kirjoitus ja varsinkin se, että Uuden Suomen henkilökunta päätti nostaa sen pyörimään karuselliin nostatti taas tunteita. Sanon taas, koska tämä ei ole ainut kerta , jolloin joku kirjoituksista herättää muita blogisteja kirjoittelemaan. Minusta nyt kritiikki oli varsin erikoista, koska kyseessä oli kirjoitus Suomen lipun arvosta. Itse en valitettavasti pääsyt nauttimaan kyseisen kirjoituksen lukemisesta.

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Included – not integrated

Inclusion is when everyone is along per se. In Finland we are still struggling with integration issues. We need programmes and policies so that developmentally disabled people can live where other people are living. We need special laws to make sure that they can have the services they need. But those does not matter when

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What do Jim Crow, Nuremberg Laws and Finland’s Restricting Act of 1939 have in common?

All forms of intolerance have one factor in common: They are violent ways to disenfranchise and control groups through social exclusion. Jim Crow laws in the United States sought to ensure that blacks remain marginalized in the same way as the Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany took away all power from the Jews. In Finland, foreigners

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Suomen Sisu tests Finland’s tolerance for hate

If you want a good view of the type of Finland a far right association like Suomen Sisu wants to build, check out the invitation to their 15th anniversary celebration at the Santahamina Military Base near Helsinki. The invitation states at the end:  “Santahamina is a military zone where only Finnish citizens have access to

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Aspergers and Ableism Part 1: Introductions

The following is part of a personal statement I originally wrote to apply for the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) last year, before I came to study in Finland and eventually settle in the Nordic countries. I plan to discuss the culture and challenges of the Autism/Asperger’s community, and how I believe the issue of

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