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#Helsinki: About the #Mayday squat – legal repression on the horizon

During this years antiauthoritarian May Day demo a building was squatted an evicted by cops. Five people were arrested, suspected of criminal damage and contumacy to the police.

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#Finland: Steelfest 2019: Nazi bands in #Hyvinkää city facilites

Finland: In this article we sum up the 4 part article series on the 2019 edition of Steelfest. You can read the articles in Finnish here.

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#Finland: The Most Beautiful Bloc – 350 marched as a separate procession on #MayDay in #Helsinki

Finland: On May Day we organised a bloc (an independently organised part of a demonstration) for the “Helsingin Työväen Vappu” May Day march. Our bloc was unaffiliated with labour unions and political parties and it was called Your Time Belongs To You – The Most Beautiful Bloc of the May Day March. Our intentions were to gather together the entire rainbow spectrum of anti-authoritarian left in the Helsinki metropolitan area in all its beauty.

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#Helsinki, #Finland: YOUR TIME BELONGS TO YOU – the most beautiful bloc of the #MayDay demo

Finland, Helsinki: We invite everyone to the MayDay demonstration. Support our anti-capitalist anti-fascist bloc. For workers’ self-government and international solidarity!

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Author Shane Burley on far right speakers that came to #Finland: “They desperately want to create a cross-European alliance to focus on the white race”

On 6th of April 2019, an international far right conference named Awakening took place in Finland. The aim of the Awakening conference is to spread ethno-nationalist, identitarian, white nationalist and other neo-fascist ideas to Finnish far right. Also the metapolitical aim of the conference is to influence more mainstream right wing and conservative politics in Finland having already succeeded in turning the youth organization of the Finns party towards more ethno-nationalist politics. The conference is organized by neo-fascist groups such as Suomen Sisu(“Sisu of Finland”) and Sarastus (“The Dawn”). Most speakers of the conference are coming from abroad, including the representative of the infamous paramilitary fascist Azov movement which sees their participation in the Ukrainian civil war as crusade for “White Races of the world” and several leading White Nationalists from USA. 

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#Finland: Protestors climbed on machines to block the works at #Valkeakoski gold mine

Protestors climbed on machines to block the works at Valkeakoski (Finland) gold mine – “Independent specialists have to asses the environmental impacts of the mine”.

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#Antifa #Finland: The Antifascist network Varis turns 5 years!

On Wednesday the 13th of February 2019 it has been five years since the founding of the Antifascist network Varis in Finland. The five year celebrations were held in the following weekend in Helsinki, Jyväskylä and Tampere. At the end of 2013 a group of antifascists from several different cities started to meet and plan together the founding of a new antifascist network. This became the Varis network, groups of which were founded in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere.

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#Finland: Solidarity with Russian anarchists from #Varis

The antifascist network Varis in Finland turned 5 years last week. This was celebrated with concerts in Helsinki, Jyväskylä and Tampere.

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#Finland: Preparatory work at Dragon Mining gold mine stopped with direct action at #Valkeakoski

Finland: Preparatory work at Dragon Mining gold mine stopped with direct action at Valkeakoski . “According to the Mining Act,explosive work cannot proceed while there are members of the public in the area”

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#Finland: Direct action against Dragon Mining company in #Valkeakoski continues

For the second time this week, protesters have closed the entrance to the planned Kaapelinkulma gold mine in Valkeakoski, Finland. A three meter tall tripod was used on the road and one person sat on it for several hours from early morning Thursday January 31st 2019. In addition, three people climbed on machines on the site. With nonviolent action, Pelastetaan Kaapelinkulma (Save Kaapelinkulma) movement aims to prevent Dragon Mining from starting blasting at the planned mine site. Save Kaapelinkulma also requires authorities to interfere in the unsustainable activities of the infamous mining company. 

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