Posts Tagged: Finland

PS MP Teuvo Hakkarainen gets convicted for sexual harassment after ethnic agitation. Why is he still a lawmaker?

Disgraced Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Teuvo Hakkarainen was convicted by a Helsinki District Court for sexual harassment after he attempted to kiss MP Veera Ruoho by force, according to YLE News. Hakkarainen was convicted last year for ethnic agitation.  The Helsinki District Court ordered Hakkaranen to pay fines amounting to 3,060 euros to the state and 1,400

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The more politicians and racists vilify migrants the stronger we get

No matter how much politicians vilify migrants and continue to attack us, the more desperate their situation becomes. 

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Ali’s journey (June 13, 2018): The long journey back. Baghdad feels like a sauna.

It’s been 25 days since Ali,* 22, who speaks on condition of anonymity, “voluntarily” returned to Iraq from Finland. Sometimes the journey back to where you were once from is longer than the one that took you to foreign lands. The first journey was fueled by hope and the other one back to your homeland with question marks and doubts. 

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Finnish identity: You define who you are, nobody else can or should do that for you

The Islamophobic Perussuomalaiset (PS)* is a shrinking single-issue political party that wants, but cannot succeed, at turning Finland into a Denmark-style country where political parties try to outdo each other in their racism and bigotry. 

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How to fool customers by changing the expired sell-by dates of your products

Migrant Tales has exposed how an Espoo-Helsinki-based food distributor allegedly pays asylum seekers under the table. The company’s name, which the authorities know, allegedly threatens asylum seekers to do their dirty work, like change the sell-by date of its products. 

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How Finland’s media writes about migrants and minorities: Helsingin Sanomat does it again

This story by Helsingin Sanomat, Finland’s largest daily, is a typical example of how migrants and minorities are portrayed in this country: there is a picture of a Somali woman because it is about migrants, and not one member of the non-white Finnish community is interviewed. 

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White Finnish privilege #53: Plan Finland’s unplanned pregnancy campaign #ProtectBlackGirlsToo #Whatofme

Plan Finland’s failed campaign against unwanted pregnancies in Africa is an example of a broader, more serious problem: white exceptionalism. In looking at the campaign by Plan Finland, one can only wonder what these people thought when they launched it.

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Mohammed’s deportation from Finland to Iraq on May 29

There are many reasons why some consider the Finnish justice and asylum system inhumane towards asylum seekers. Amnesty International has cited factors like restrictions of the right to free legal representation and reduced appeal times in 2016 as factors that have undermined asylum seekers’ situation in Finland. 

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