Nuiva manifesto – now you see it, now you don’t! We won’t, however, forget

by , under Enrique Tessieri

The Nuiva manifesto is a far right proposal on how to tighten immigration policy and make life more difficult for migrants and minorities in Finland. Those who signed the manifesto in 2010, all in all 13 people, cannot be found anymore on the net. 

Why do they apparently want us to forget what they endorsed seven years ago?

Six of the 13 were or are MPs. One of them, Maria Lohela, is speaker of parliament, while Jussi Halla-aho was elected chairman Saturday of the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party. All of the 13 persons below were or still are members of the PS. Two of them, Veli-Matti Saarakkala and Lohela are now members of Timo Soini’s new bloc, Uusi Vaihtoehto, or New Alternative.

Three, Halla-aho James Hirvisaari and Freddy Van Wonterghem, were convicted for ethnic agitation.

From left to right (standing): Freddy Van Wonterghem, James Hirvisaari, Juho Eerola, Olli Immonen, Pasi Salonen, Heikki Luoto and Maria Lohela. Sitting left to right: Veli-Matti Saarakkala, Teemu Lahtinen, Jussi Hallo-aho, Heta Lahteenaro, Johannes Nieminen and Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo.

If you go the the website and click on allekirjoittajat, or the thirteen that endorsed the manifesto, you’ll find a blank page like below.   

Migrant Tales, like many anti-racism activists in Finland, don’t forget.

Below are seven of the 13 persons that endorsed this disgraceful manifesto.


Thank you Ilona Taimela for the heads-up.

The official translation to Finnish of the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party is the Finns Party. In our opinion, it is not only a horrible translation, but one that is misguided. A direct translation of Perussuomalaiset in English would be something like “basic” or “fundamental Finn.” Such terms like the Finns Party of True Finns promote as well in our opinion nativist nationalism and racism. We, therefore, at Migrant Tales prefer to use in our postings the Finnish name of the party once and thereafter the acronym PS.