Posts Tagged: Youth League of the National Coalition Party

When youth leaders of parties like the NCP of Finland are in the dark about cultural diversity

It is sad, even unfortunate, that some of our future political leaders of the National Coalition Party (NCP) see Finland’s ever-growing cultural diversity as a threat and the adaption of these newcomers and their children as an ethnocentric one-way affair.  One of the first matters that these youth leaders would learn about the over 1.2 million

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Immigrants and their associations should speak out more against exploitation

In the struggle that immigrants and members of the visible minority community in Finland, it’s important that we have a voice and speak out against exploitation and attitudes that promote intolerance.  Read full story (in Finnish) here. Migrant Tales wrote recently about Abdi Osman, a naturalized Finn who came to this country fifteen years ago

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Red herrings, code words that help sanitize and make more acceptable our intolerance

Even if I have written for years about Finland’s anti-immigration groups like the Perussuomalaiset (PS), you have to learn to detect the red herrings in order to understand their real views on the topic. What you may uncover behind these red herrings is far scarier than ever imagined.  A red herring is “something intended to

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Why does the Finnish media give so much attention to anti-immigration politicians and parties?

I was invited on Tuesday to speak at a seminar on immigration* for YLE journalists. One of the questions I asked was why do Finnish journalists give so much space and attention to far-right anti-immigration politicians? Why do some give racists inflated respectability and importance? A recent story about Finland accepting 500 refugees from war-torn Syria

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The Finnish and European media still have a lot to learn about racism and intolerance

One matter that is interesting to note when looking at the media before the historic victory of the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party in April 2011, is the present controversy surrounding the Youth League of the National Coalition Party’s program. Is the media giving racists, radical anti-immigration groups and voices inflated respectability and importance? The whole Susanna

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Susanna Koski: “The Youth League of the National Coalition Party has zero tolerance to racism”

Susanna Koski is quoted as saying on Helsingin Sanomat that the Youth League of the National Coalition Party that she is president of has zero tolerance to racism. “We don’t accept racism in any form or shape,” she said.   Read original story (in Finnish) here. Right, Koski, you don’t tolerate racism but want to

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Susanna Koski and the National Coalition Party’s youth wing: The language of barbarians

The more I think about the proposals put forth by the president of the Youth League of the National Coalition Party, Susanna Koski, the more I wonder where this country is heading. Would her suggestion to scrap the Ombudsman for Minorities and laws that govern ethnic agitation constitute barbarism? Even if barbarians are considered “uncivilized,”

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Youth League of the National Coalition Party sees no evil in hate speech

The president of the Youth League of the National Coalition Party, Susanna Koski, surprised even members of her party Monday by proposing, among a long list of other things, that the Ombudsman for Minorities office should be scrapped together with the quota refugee program and ethnic agitation law.  The proposals for 2014 by the National

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