Posts Tagged: fascism

Who needs a commissioner for protecting European values? What are “our” European values anyway?

Why does the European Commission need a commissioner for the protection of “our” European values? Protection of what “European” values need protecting? Are social exclusion and racism European values? What about the over 34,361 migrants who have died to May 2018 while crossing the Mediterranean Sea? What about Islamophobia? Fascism? Our unrepentant colonial past, among

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: When the Finnish media is obsessed with a single party and a single person

Here is the Finnish version of Indian novelist, human rights and environmental activist Arundhati Roy’s quote*: “Instead of writing editorials about the threat of populism in Finland, the media prefers to spend a lot of time publishing polls that show the rise of populism or waiting for Halla-aho to be the country’s next prime minister.

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Yle poll: The PS becomes the second-biggest party. Thank mainstream parties like Kokoomus, the Center Party and the media.

Some were surprised to see in a poll published by Yle Thursday that the far-right Perussuomalaiset (PS)* became the second-most popular part in Sunday’s parliamentary elections after the Social Democrats. If we are honest with ourselves, the poll result should not have come as a surprise. The party that the PS knocked to third place

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