Posts Tagged: Migrant Tales

Migrant Tales celebrates 15th anniversary

Migrant Tales celebrates its 15 anniversary today. You can read our flipbook here or the PDF file. What have all these years taught me? That not a single day in the struggle for social justice has been in vain. Media inquiries: 040 8400773 Thank you for your support.

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Join us! Migrant Tales turns 15 years!

Migrant Tales, the oldest anti-racism blog in Finland, will celebrate its 15th anniversary on May 30. We are planning to publish an online magazine to commemorate the event. Apart from a section with greetings from people and associations, we will publish poetry, pictures, drawings, essays from our activists and readers in Finland and abroad. You

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Marshall Niles: Everyday racism can break a person’s heart

Migrant Tales insight: Our newest associate editor, Marhsall Niles, is very outspoken about migrant rights. We are happy that we have a person like Marshall on board since it makes sailing in Finland’s sometimes turbulent waters easier.  Marshall is a good example that one can make a difference with his example. What he wrote a

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Migrant Tales turns 7 years today

I’m very proud of the work that Migrant Tales has done to be a voice of those whose views and situation are understood poorly and heard faintly by the media, politicians and public. We strongly believe that words can move mountains and taking into account the intolerance and xenophobia that has lifted its head in Finland

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You, Migrant Tales and 2014

The Migrant Tales team wants to take the opportunity to thank all of our readers and supporters.  This beautiful drawing was by Luis Blanchard in Argentina. We look forward to another good year in our struggle to promote in Finland a culturally diverse society that is united by mutual acceptance, respect and equal opportunities. Migrant

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Migrant Tales’ Christmas wish list

Today, on Christmas Day, Migrant Tales wishes the following: A Finland with no racism A Finland where intolerance is shameful A Finland with no hate A Finland that encourages mutual acceptance …mutual respect and equal opportunities for all A Finland that is inclusive A Finland that finds its strength through solidarity, not fear Peace   Source:

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Press Statement: Malicious prank against Migrant Tales

MIGRANT TALES STATEMENT December 16, 2013 The Migrant Tales blog was the victim of a malicious prank over the weekend by a group of users from Hommaforum, an anti-immigration forum notorious in Finland for its promotion of anti-immigration sentiment. A story sent to us anonymously was in fact a bogus story intended to cast doubt

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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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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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Letter from Dana: This is especially for you Enrique Tessieri

MT Comment: Dana’s letter is humbling to say the least and proves that we have the strength as a community to change matters. The words and opinions we publish can move mountains, or at least those mountains that reside in us. Thank you Dana.  ___________ By Dana I’m standing up for me…for my spirit… for me

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Migrant Tales turns six years today

Migrant Tales celebrates its sixth year as a blog today. Our blog has grown from a humble voice to one that gets noticed in Finland and abroad.  Our aim is a simple: Migrant Tales is a blog community that debates some of the salient issues facing immigrants and minorities in Finland and elsewhere. It aims to be a

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Finland & Cultural Diversity 2012*

If 2011 was a watershed year for Finland with the historic rise of  a hostile party against immigrants and visible minorities in last year’s parliamentary elections, 2012 will be seen as a bittersweet turning point for the Perussuomalaiset (PS).  The year will be remembered as a very violent one for immigrants as well. During “Black

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Monitori: Migrant Tales – vähemmistöjen ääni verkossa

”Meidän täytyy muuttaa jatkuva epäsuotuisa keskustelu maahanmuuttajia ja näkyviä vähemmistöjä vastaan Suomessa. Se voidaan päättää antamalla hiljaisuudellemme ääni ja kiitosta niille, joilla on rohkeutta puhua rasismia ja ennakkoluuloja vastaan.” Näin kirjoittaa suomalainen toimittaja, tutkija ja Migrant Tales -blogisivuston perustajaEnrique Tessieri. Hän on elänyt monissa eri kulttuureissa, mukaan lukien Argentiinassa, Iso-Britanniassa, Italiassa, Espanjassa, Kolumbiassa ja Yhdysvalloissa.

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Migrant Tales gets mentioned on YLE Areena

Migrant Tales is always happy about the public recognition it has received in the past. The latest is from Mikko Kapanen of YLE Areena. He considers Migrant Tales to be one of the most influential blogs forums on multiculturalism in Finland. Click here to listen to the program. Kapanen published in May a blog entry called, Africa

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Dear Finland, as the heat of summer draws…

Dear Finland, As the heat of summer draws attention to your ever-changing sub-arctic beauty, you may have wondered why Migrant Tales has become a voice of the immigrant and visible minority community in Finland. We are always humbled by your presence on our blog. In truth, we are nothing more than a new confident image

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Migrant Tales to celebrate its fifth anniversary in May

Migrant Tales will celebrate its fifth year in existence on May 30. By then we’ll have passed the 1,000 posts mark and have received and responded to well over 30,000 comments, the lion’s share of which we have got in the past two years. Migrant Tales is a community of writers: JusticeDemon, Mark, Peter, eyeopener, Jonas, D4R, Sasu, BlandaUpp, Foreigner and many, many others.

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Migrant Tales moves to https://migranttales.net on May 17

I almost fell off my seat when I saw this message on my screen on March 29. The first thought that raced through my mind was that five years of hard work had come to an end. To ensure that nothing similar ever happens to Migrant Tales again, we will be moving to another domain (https://migranttales.net/) during May 15-19.

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Giving Migrant Tales a new look

I am very happy how these modest blog has grown from relative obscurity to a platform where almost everyone can put in his/Her views on immigrant issues in Finland.

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