Posts Tagged: nativist xenophobia

The creation and death of the Perussuomalaiset and its #socialmediafrankensteins in Finland

We once wrote about #socialmediafrankensteins and how Timo Soini and the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party had created such demons to victimize, attack and label migrants and minorities in Finland. Soini, a “good-cop” PS party chairman, is in reality no different from people like Jussi Halla-aho and his band of bigoted followers.

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Donald Trump and the post-election European horror story

We don’t mean to scare you with this tweet below. But it’s interesting to note how the Donald Trump’s rise to the US presidency is bringing out the absolute worst in Europe.

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After targeting migrants and asylum seekers with tougher laws, Sipilä’s government now sets its eyes on Roma panhandlers

Should we be surprised after the government of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä tightened immigration policy it is now targeting the Romany minority? If the government has its way, Finland will criminalize panhandling.

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The source of the 1.5 billion-euro-claim for “the cost of migration” is none other than the PS

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* chairman Timo Soini, party secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo and Matti Putkonen gave a press conference Friday where they claimed that “the cost of migration” and development aid totaled up to 2.7 billion euros.  Migrant Tales wrote that when these figures were drawn out of a PS hat, not one reporter at the press conference asked

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What Finnish anti-immigration politicians write about migrants

Migrant Tales insght: This short blog entry below by Tanja Hartonen-Pulkka became quite a sensation in Finnish social media websites when it was published on Sunday and taken down on Monday by Uusi Suomi. Hartonen-Pulkkia is very active in the Mäntyharju town council, where she is a councilwoman  for the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party and a

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