Anonymous

Anonymous: Do not be silent!

When you are silent, everyone does whatever they want, and you have encouraged them with your silence. Do not be silent, if someone is oppressed in your presence and you are silent, you have helped the oppressor, you have supported him with your silence. Do not be silent, speak, you distinguish good from bad, you

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Suomalainen äiti: “Tällä hetkellä sanaton kuvastaa hyvin tunnetta”

Mgrant Talesin kommentti: Julkaisemme kolmas kirja epätoivoista suomalaisista äidistä. Hänen miehelle ei myönnetty oleskelulupaa. Onko toivoa jäljellä enää siitä, että voisimme joskus elää normaalia perhe-elämää? Niitä onnellisiakin hetkiä on aina varjostanut alitajuisesti se fakta, ettei miehelleni ole edelleenkään myönnetty oleskelulupaa. Lohdutan itseäni sillä tiedolla, että lapsemme ovat niin pieniä, etteivät ymmärrä tästä tilanteesta mitään. He

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How racists shoot themselves

An Afghan student’s view of a symbolic weapon used by racists. The history of this drawing: A student drew it from the top of his head and wrote “racists” on the upper right-hand corner.

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Indefinite detention of a naturalized Finn held without any charges by the police

Migrant Tales insight: We got an email from a reader who was worried about the fate of her partner, who is a Russian-speaking Estonian with Finnish citizenship. He has been detained since 11.10.2018 but still has not been charged with any crime. The woman doesn’t know what will happen and her partner’s lawyer has made it clear that she has still not been made aware of the nature of the case. How long can the Finnish police hold someone without any charges?

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Anonymous migrant: Known – unknown

Migrant Tales’ insight: Anonymous is one of the many readers that not only visit our blog but contribute their stories and poems. I’m not at liberty to disclose her identity but can vouch for her story. We have been in touch countless of times on the phone and she has told me her six-year ordeal in Finland

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Migrants Tales Literary: Two poems by Anonymous

Below are two poems by Anonymous that she wants to share with our readers.  “When I lived [in a city*] in Finland, I couldn’t use the phone or email because I had no money or any income assistance from the social office for 20 months,” Anonymous said. “This happened in 2013.” * The name of

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Anonymous: Symbol of hope in Finland

One of the presents that Migrant Tales has given me is the opportunity to meet many people through words and in person. One of these special persons that I have been corresponding and speaking to for months is Anonymous. She has contributed stories and beautiful poems to our blog.  Anonymous is in a bit of a quandary these days since

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Anonymous: Against all odds human spirt cannot be crushed

Migrant Tales insight: Anonymous is one of the many readers that not only visit our blogs but contribute their stories and poems. I’m not at liberty to disclose her identity but can vouch for her story. We have been in touch countless of times on the phone and she has told me her six-year ordeal in Finland

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From Anonymous to Dana

Migrant Tales Blog – Message of Condolences to Dana as she mourns for her bereaved parents We say….. Dana! you are not alone….but MTs and our own   Even if  the body tremmors with shock from the thrust and pressure trigged by the double tragedy for your beloved parents they are not yours alone but

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Migrant Tales Literary: Unleashed hope (Part II)

By Anonymous   hope is near when we hope! hope is dear where there is hope! hope helps us bear and makes us not lose hope!   hope helps us not fear atrocities for we hope! hopes creates a new layer on the skin torn by rope! of adversity and hardships that we bear for

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Migrant Tales Literary: Unleashed hope (Part I)

By Anonymous Migrant Tales…Migrant Tales…Migrant Tales! you gave others and myself hope when there was nope   for East and West I probe South and North nope I drop for there was no one nope   unheard around the globe nor nothing to hang the rope for there was a steep slope   of a

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