Posts Tagged: far-right ideology

White power, blonde hair, us versus them

THIS POST WAS UPDATED Being proud of your heritage is fine as long as you don’t use your whiteness to socially exclude and oppress minorities. I have seen many pictures of Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MEP Laura Huhtasaari, who appears to pour it on with her whiteness. Her comments are not only often racist and absurd, but

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Lahtinen and the PS of Espoo don’t like the term racism

Perussuomalaiset (PS) Espoo city councilman, Teemu Lahtinen, said that the anti-immigration and anti-EU party would not vote for the city’s new multicultural program since it states that “Espoo residents don’t tolerate racism.” Lahtinen, who is a member and has been president of the far-right association Suomalaisuuden liitto,  said he would like to replace the term

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Migrant Tales (September 30, 2010): Populist chatter and a tale of elk flies

MT comment: This is Migrant Tales’ first story on Perussuomalaiset (PS) MP James Hirvisaari published on September 30, 2010. The extremist anti-immigration politician was spreading is views back then. Like today, his pet topics were rape and far right nationalism.  ____________ There is a True Finns candidate in the April 2011 elections that spreads elk

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How can Finland tackle intolerance today if it cannot come to terms with its past?

Finland’s present political and social dilemma could be best described in the following manner: On the one side it has a difficult time acknowledging ever-growing intolerance in its society, but on the other slowly understands that one major source of that intolerance are groups like the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party. The PS has grown into a

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Migrant Tales in Greek

Blog entries that are published on Migrant Tales get sometimes mentioned in some major publications like Time, Sveriges Radio, YLE’s Suora linja and others. One of the most recent reposts was by UNHCR in Greece, located in one of Europe’s hotbeds of xenophobia.   The work we do on this blog got mentioned  (in Finnish) on Re Vera

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