Posts Tagged: denial

We have only to blame ourselves for the rise of vigilante gangs, racism and fascism in Finland

                                                                                              Shortly, we’ll look at this period as the

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Racism is everywhere. Our denial allows us to pin it on one group

“When people speak of racism in Finland they refer to the Perussuomalaiset* and Blue Reform. They do so to wash their hands of the social ill by claiming that it is a minority fringe group that is the country’s racism problem. Racism is everywhere in Finland and so well-entrenched that it forms part of our

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Migrants suffer from the Ulysses syndrome, societies from the Cyclopse syndrome

I wrote a story in Migrant Tales nine years ago about the Ulysses syndrome, an illness that affects migrants, which speaks volumes about the lives of asylum seekers in Finland and how officials and the government contribute to their misery. If the Ulysses syndrome explains the suffering of migrants what would we call a society that is indifferent to their suffering?

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The two extremes claim by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and the government is nothing more than an Okie from Muskogee

Ever since Finnish President Sauli Niinistö characterized the ongoing debate on migrants, migration, asylum seekers and minorities as a debate between two extremes, the big question is who is the other extreme?

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Finland’s about-turn in immigration and asylum policy reveal populism and suspicion

There is an interesting article in newsmagazine Suomen Kuvalehti that claims that before Finland gave 85% of asylum seekers a positive decision today it’s almost the opposite.

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