Posts Tagged: immigrants and minorities

Migrant Tales Literary: Death

By Dana Death is calling me, caaall calling Because my life is a bore, booore bore Death is teaching me, hooow… why That i may enjoy Mama’s company, hiiigh high. Death is calling my name, oh that’s well Because in Finland i have nothing to heal Death is calling my heart, wow its dark Finnish

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Migrant Tales Literary: Migrant Tales

MT comment: A woman called me and wanted to share a poem about Migrant Tales. We’re honored that people like her have found strength through the many stories, opinion pieces and poems we publish. Welcome aboard, Hamid, and thank you for your kind words!  ______________________ By Ms. Anonymous Migrant Tales, Migrant Tales here we come!

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Lip service and inaction water poisonous plants like racism

Instead of debating whether racism and prejudice are serious problems or not in Finland, why not look at the factors that permit their existence in our society? A good starting point could be asking oneself the following question: Is our reaction to such social ills a reaction?  Inaction, be it in the form of lip

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Pepper spay attack against gay-pride event in Oulu, Finland

What kind of worlds live inside the heads of people who make political statements by attacking an event like North Pride, a sexual-diversity festival organized through Sunday in the northern Finnish city of Oulu?   Writes YLE in English: “A discussion event in Oulu on the situation of gay asylum seekers was the target of

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The PS and the municipal election: Vicious campaign against immigrants and minorities

There are already clear signs that the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party has kicked off its vicious campaign and instigated social-media lynch mobs against immigrants and minorities as the October 28 municipal election nears. The Eronen-Hirvisaari scandal as well as publishing the names of two minors found guilty of rape are some recent examples of who the PS hopes to boost its depressing poll results.

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Wikileaks document warns of neo-Nazi (far-right) anti-immigration groups in Finland

A Wikileaks document reveals a disturbing perception that Migrant Tales has expressed concern: the threat of far-right anti-immigration groups in Finland like the Suomen Sisu faction in the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party. In the presidential election, all of the candidates except for PS’ Timo Soini, Sauli Niinstö of Kokoomus and Christian Democrat (KD) hopeful Sari Essayah, stated in an MTV3 poll that the far right does not pose a threat to Finland.

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