Migrants’ Rights Network: Court of Appeal rules against challenge to lawfulness of family immigration rules

Migrants’ Rights Network: Court of Appeal rules against challenge to lawfulness of family immigration rules

Migrant Tales’ insight: The drama and pain continues in the United Kingdom after this unfair ruling… ________________ The long-awaited judgment of the Court of Appeal in the case ‘MM’ on the matter of the lawfulness of the UK immigration rules setting income levels for the sponsorship of non-EEA family members was made public this morning.  […] more…
European Commission to take Finland to the EU Court of Justice for not having racial equality body

European Commission to take Finland to the EU Court of Justice for not having racial equality body

The European Commission (EC) will take Finland to the EU Court of Justice for not having a racial equality body for employment matters, according to an EC statement. Article 13 of the Racial Equality Directive requires member states to set up a national equality body whose tasks, among other aims, include providing assistance to victims, conducting and […] more…
Finland’s interior minister wants more quota refugees in 2015

Finland’s interior minister wants more quota refugees in 2015

Interior Minister Päivi Räsänen of Finland, who considers homosexuality to be a sin and wants to tighten immigration laws, said on YLE that she would like to raise the number of quota refugees next year by 300 to 1,050 from 750. While this is welcome news, especially for the few hundred refugees that will get a new […] more…
Migrants’ Rights Network: No-one should be afraid to say where they are from

Migrants’ Rights Network: No-one should be afraid to say where they are from

Roger Casale* The climate of fear and antipathy towards newcomers to the UK from Europe hurts individuals in their day-to-day lives. We in the UK should take a moment to reflect on what these negative attitudes and behaviours say about us as a national community. Migrants hold a mirror up to the host nation. What […] more…
YLE:n vastauksen Pekka ja Pätkän neekerinä elokuvista

YLE:n vastauksen Pekka ja Pätkän neekerinä elokuvista

  Sain seuraavan vastauksen YLE:ltä elokuvista Pekka ja Pätkän neekereinä. Toivottavasti kirjoititte aktiivisesti YLE:lle tästä elokuvasta.  Miten se on mahdollista, että verorahoilla ruokimme ennakkoluuloja ja vahvistamme rasismia maassamme?! Susannah sanoo: “Oliko pakko esittää tämä elokuva sellaisen katselun aikaan, että moni lapsikin näki sen. Eikö muka Suomi Filmien kirjoissa olisi ollut monta muuta vaihtoehtoja?” Pekka ja Pätkä […] more…
Anonymous: Symbol of hope in Finland

Anonymous: Symbol of hope in Finland

One of the presents that Migrant Tales has given me is the opportunity to meet many people through words and in person. One of these special persons that I have been corresponding and speaking to for months is Anonymous. She has contributed stories and beautiful poems to our blog.  Anonymous is in a bit of a quandary these days since […] more…
Dr. Gareth Rice: How open is Finnish higher education?

Dr. Gareth Rice: How open is Finnish higher education?

Dr. Gareth Rice           I had been sufficiently impressed by the work of some Finnish geographers, though I knew little about the Nordic country’s higher education system before I accepted the position of postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki in December 2007. I had been bent on visiting Finland for […] more…
Defining white Finnish privilege #6

Defining white Finnish privilege #6

In many respects white privilege, or specifically white Finnish privilege, is a good way to understand some of the challenges that migrants and especially non-white Finns face in this country. Migrant Tales invites readers to contribute their thought on the social ill. Please send your comments on the topic to migranttalesblog@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you. […] more…
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