Posts Tagged: migration

The story of two asylum seekers in Finland: Arezo’s and Saboora’s three drawings

Two women, a young mother of two children, and of a teenage girl who traveled with her family to Finland in 2015. Both have something in common even if they are from different countries: Both are refugees who still don’t know if they will get asylum in Finland. Two years have gone by since their long

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Facebook: Western Finland is colder and racist

Alex Mckie is one of these foreigners who live in Finland that act and challenge racism. Here’s what he writes to us below.  

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Institute of Race Relations: When solidarity fails

In observations made at a side-meeting of the 87th session of the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD),[1] the IRR’s director warned that Europe’s mishandling of the refugee crisis is fuelling racism.

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Λεόντιος Χριστοδούλου: Από τη Μεσόγειο στη Σκανδιναβία :Λεόντιος Χριστοδούλου

Μικρός θυμάμε άκουσα για τη Φιλανδία. Ήταν Χριστούγεννα στο Δημοτικό οπου πήγαινα στην Πάφο (Κύπρος) για το χωριό του αγαπημένου των μικρών και μεγάλων Άγιου Βασίλη στο Ροβανιέμι. Χιόνια σκέφτηκα, έλκυθρα να τα σέρνουν Τάρανδοι και φυσικά τον Ρούντολφ. Σίγουρα είπα μέσα μου είναι πολύ μακρυά και χρειάζεται πολλές μα πάρα πολλές ώρες για να φτάσει κανείς εκεί.

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PS MP wants Finland to exclude refugees and migrants according to national background

The Perussuomalaiset (PS)* announced Thursday that immigration costs Finland at least 700 million euros a year, according to YLE in English, which cites PS thinktank Suomen Perusta. Basing his conclusions on the report, PS third vice president Juho Eerola said he would consider restricting migration to the country based on national origin. The report suggested that Germans

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Migrant Tales Literary: A return in Pixles

I pulled out my laptop and went on Google Earth. I typed in my mother’s childhood home address, but Google Earth didn’t recognize any matching location. I decided to turn to my mother and carried the spacecraft-like laptop to her. After placing it on top of an orange table mat, I asked her to help me

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How can you, Finland, loathe migrants and refugees if you were one?

How can a country like Finland, which saw over 1.2 million people emigrate during 1860-1999 and resettled 420,000 Karelian refugees after the Continuation War (1941-44) with the former Soviet Union, loathe migrants and speak contemptuously against refugees?  How do you explain the rise of an anti-immigration party like the Perussuomalaiset (PS) that grew from a mere

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