Posts Tagged: Perussuomalaiset

Exposing white Finnish privilege #49: When white privilege backfires

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s hardline asylum and immigration policy reminded me of the 1980s when former Aliens Office director Eila Kännö’s tough line turned against her. I see the same thing happening today with the government’s asylum and immigration policy.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Exposing Finland’s asylum policy for what it is

To blame Finland’s inhumane asylum policy on the Perussuomalaiset and Blue Reform parties would be a mistake because the silence of the National Coalition Party, Center Party, Christian Democrats and others concerning their policies incriminate them as well. It’s a good matter that Finland’s asylum policy is exposed for what it is, and what it has

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Maria Lohela pats far right on the back because she is an Islamophobic populist

Outgoing speaker of parliament and Blue Reform (formerly Perussuomalaiset)* MP, Maria Lohela, finds kind words for a far-right Turku municipal council politician called Olavi Mäenpää who died this week. Olavi Mäenpää. Source: Facebook. Read the original posting here. Why would a politician like Lohela mention a politician who spreads racism and hatred of migrants and

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Ahti Tolvanen: Defense Minister Jussi Niinistö’s announces legislative initiative to cleanse the ministry of foreign dual citizens

This brought me back to the days of my reckless youth when I arrived in Finland in the early 70s to study at university. At that time a foreign citizen was not allowed by law to hold any kind of “virka” i.e. permanent public job.  A foreign citizen was also not even allowed to marry a Finn.  There were also a host of  private sector and community jobs a foreigner could not hold like newspaper editor, city counselor, shop steward and board member in a company or association.

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Laura Huhtasaari show us the way up the pyramid of hate

Staying on the topic of Perussuomalaiset* presidential candidate Laura Huhtasaari, I took the liberty to ask her a question on Messenger. To no-one’s surprise, she didn’t care to answer my question. 

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Perussuomalaisten presidenttiehdokas Laura Huhtasaari on itse epäonnistunut kokeilu

Perussuomalaisten presidenttiehdokas Laura Huhtasaari jakaa vihapuhetta, kutsuu kansainvälisyyttä ja kulttuurista moninaisuutta, minä, “kokeiluksi.”

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Perussuomaisten presidenttiehdokas Laura Huhtasaari lietsoo vihaa ja väkivaltaa

Perussuomalaisten presidenttiehdokas Laura Huhtasaari koki ilkivaltaa tammikuussa kun hänen kodinikkuna oli hajotettu. Kun islamofoobinen äärioikestolainen valkoinen nainen kokee ilkivaltaa sitä tehdään iso numero. 

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Reija Härkönen: Persu on persu, vaikka siniseksi maalattaisiin

Puolue nimeltä Sininen tulevaisuus on kovasti median huomion kohteena. Siksikö, että se on arvoiltaan ja ohjelmaltaan sellainen, että media kovin sitä kunnioittaa?

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