Posts Tagged: Democracy

In Finland the enemy is within and in the structures, not outside threatening us

If I had to choose who discriminates and defends structural racism in Finland, I’d come to the following conclusion: Many of those who claim to be for social equality are the worst enemies of our culturally and ethnically diverse community. Their silence is one matter that exposes them but also their defensive stands whenever they feel threatened.  

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Trump’s USAmerica and populist parties in Europe have given us a choice: democracy or demagoguery

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to chat with Wouter Van Bellingen, the first black deputy mayor of Belgium and prominent civil rights activist against causes like Black Pete. Some of the topics we touched upon were the future of Europe in light of the rise of the far right populist parties and the start of President Donald Trump’s mandate in the White House.

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Protests in Egypt grow as Mubarak feels the heat to leave

As I write these words the situation in Egypt may meant the downfall of Hossni Mubarak from power after 30 years. As a Latin American watching events in Tunisia in January and now in Egypt, I can only state that I side totally with the people of Egypt who have been ruled by authoritarian and corrupt governments. Which power is behind these unpopular governments? The United States.

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