Posts Tagged: migration

Migration Summer School 26/7/2018 – 1/8/2018 in Athens, Greece

Migrant Tales received the following mail from Dr. Theodoros Fouskas.  Check it out. 2018 MIGRATION SUMMER SCHOOL (MIGSS) on Precarious Labour, Human Trafficking, & Social Exclusion in Europe A unique summer program with on-site visits in Greece 26 July- 1 August 2018 EPLO premises in Sounion Α 7-day program in English will offer a state-of-the-art overview of

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To Finland from a Pakistani family: A second letter about hate crime*

Migrant Tales (MT) insight: In mid-March, MT published a letter from a Pakistani family. The victim, the father of the family, was brutally attacked on February 23 by three white Finnish youths. The victim and his wife believe that what happened was a hate crime. The police disagree. According to the wife, the following day after the Pakistani migrant was attacked, the police called the wife and stated that it was not a hate crime because “the suspects were intoxicated.” 

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Λεόντιος Χριστοδούλου: Από τη Μεσόγειο στη Σκανδιναβία :Λεόντιος Χριστοδούλου

Μικρός θυμάμε άκουσα για τη Φιλανδία. Ήταν Χριστούγεννα στο Δημοτικό οπου πήγαινα στην Πάφο (Κύπρος) για το χωριό του αγαπημένου των μικρών και μεγάλων Άγιου Βασίλη στο Ροβανιέμι. Χιόνια σκέφτηκα, έλκυθρα να τα σέρνουν Τάρανδοι και φυσικά τον Ρούντολφ. Σίγουρα είπα μέσα μου είναι πολύ μακρυά και χρειάζεται πολλές μα πάρα πολλές ώρες για να φτάσει κανείς εκεί.

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PS MP wants Finland to exclude refugees and migrants according to national background

The Perussuomalaiset (PS)* announced Thursday that immigration costs Finland at least 700 million euros a year, according to YLE in English, which cites PS thinktank Suomen Perusta. Basing his conclusions on the report, PS third vice president Juho Eerola said he would consider restricting migration to the country based on national origin. The report suggested that Germans

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Migrant Tales Literary: A return in Pixles

I pulled out my laptop and went on Google Earth. I typed in my mother’s childhood home address, but Google Earth didn’t recognize any matching location. I decided to turn to my mother and carried the spacecraft-like laptop to her. After placing it on top of an orange table mat, I asked her to help me

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How can you, Finland, loathe migrants and refugees if you were one?

How can a country like Finland, which saw over 1.2 million people emigrate during 1860-1999 and resettled 420,000 Karelian refugees after the Continuation War (1941-44) with the former Soviet Union, loathe migrants and speak contemptuously against refugees?  How do you explain the rise of an anti-immigration party like the Perussuomalaiset (PS) that grew from a mere

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