Posts Tagged: fascism

Turku appeal court of Finland upholds earlier decision to ban neo-Nazi PVL group

Migrant Tales was happy to hear that the appeal court in Turku has upheld an earlier decision by the Pirkanmaa district court in Tampere to ban in Finland the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement (PVL) and Pohjoinen Perinne (Nordic Tradition Group), a PVL –linked group, according to YLE News.

Read on »

QUOTE OF THE DAY: You first have to break society to remold it into your vision

Migrant Tales insight: This quote by Christopher Wylie, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica, gives us a glimpse of how the alt-right uses social media platforms like Facebook to manipulate voters. If I had to choose a part that is in the same league as Steve Banon and the hard right, without question it would be the Perussuomalaiset* and its leader Jussi Halla-aho. They have aimed to polarize and break Finnish society to remold it into their deranged vision.  

Read on »

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

Read on »

Saturday was a day of marching neo-Nazis and coded populist anti-immigration rhetoric

 Blue Reform (formerly Perussuomalaiset*) MP Sampo Terho was interviewed on Saturday by YLE’s Ykköaamu talk show. Later in the day in Tampere, neo-Nazis and other fascists held demonstrations. 

Read on »

Ilari Kaila & Tuomas Kaila: Finland, we hardly knew

The Finnish welfare state is being eroded, and the far right has gained momentum. As the country turns one hundred, what’s happened to Finland?

Read on »

Introducing presidential hopeful Laura Huhtasaari, the Islamophobe with the kindergarten teacher smile

The far-right anti-immigration Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party announced Friday that their first vice president, Laura Huhtasaari, is their candidate for the 2018 presidential elections. The announcement didn’t surprise anyone but it did raise a lot of media and social media interest. 

Read on »

Neo-Nazi activist Tornianen’s presence at a HIFK-HJK football rally and game raises concern

Neo-Nazi Kansallinen vastarinta (SVL) activist, Eppu Tornianen’s presence at a rival football HIFK and HJK rally and game Monday, raised concern. He was seen carrying an HIFK banner in the front row and then watching the game with other fans.  

Read on »

Finland’s culturally diverse community must point out and scorn our Uncle Toms

What does it say about our society when second-generation children of migrants join far-right groups that spew racism? We have a few of them in Finland like Gleb Simanov and the even more notorious types like Junes Lokka, Marco de Wit, and Miki Sileoni. 

Of

Read on »