In this article Varis Turku will showcase the connections between the Finns Party (Perussuomalaiset) and the far-right in Turku and Southwest Finland (Varsinais-Suomi, Finland Proper). The article can be read as a local example of how the Finns Party has furthered and normalized racism and fascism in Finland, especially during the chairmanship of Jussi Halla-aho. The article was previously published in Finnish.
Image above: Vilhelm Junnila, a Finns Party MP, speaking at the “188 Kukkavirta” demonstration in 2019. Posing on the opposite river bank there are members of the Nordic Resistance Movement and Soldiers of Odin, offering a context to how the relationship between the Finns Party and the rest of the far-right has developed.
Continue reading The long relationship between the Finns Party and the far-right in Southwest Finland
Helsinki. Finland. As a response to the call for a Global Week of Action against the Tigray Genocide and Starbuck’s made by our comrades in the Horn of Africa, we dropped a banner by a busy railway track next to the Helsinki Central Railway Station. The Ethiopian state has waged merciless war against the ethnic minority in Tigray for over half a year, aiming for a homogenous nation state.
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Finland. March 18, 2020. Like during any crisis, when hit by an epidemic the society is forced to choose its direction where to go. Do we tighten control or do we try to overcome the crisis by building a more sustainable society based on responsibility and solidarity? To us antifascists, feminists and anticapitalists the answer is clear: sharing the burden of the Corona virus evenly is the only sustainable way to push back against the epidemic on all levels of society, and mutual aid is a key part to efficiently mitigate epidemic. This is why we have collected five theses about the social and political nature of the epidemic and about initiatives, which could take us beyond the crisis towards a free, equal and ecologic society founded on solidarity, as opposed to just new series of financial and health crises and states of emergency.
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Finland. National socialist black metal (“NSBM”) band Loits, known for their historical revisionism and Estonian nationalism will be the warm-up act for the famous Finnish pagan metal group Moonsorrow on the Finnish leg of their European tour in 2020.
Continue reading #Antifa #Finland: #Moonsorrow touring with National socialist black metal band (NSBM) band #Loits
Helsinki. Finnish territory. December 27, 2019. This morning around 9am police invaded squat Kattila. Many comrades were arrested at the house.
Continue reading #Helsinki: Eviction at squat #Kattila!
Since 2014, the far right has been organizing demonstrations on the 6th of December, the Finnish Independence Day. This year the nazis of the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) are again planning to organize a national socialist demonstration in Helsinki, as they have done for the past three years. Later on the same day, the 612-demonstration gathers together all of,the Finnish far right, with NMR nazis marching side by side with members of the Finns Party. We are calling on all antifascists to come to Finland to oppose these far right demonstrations.
Continue reading International call: Come to #Finland to oppose nazi demos on December 6th, 2019
Finland. On Saturday 19.10.2019 we organized a demonstration against the occupation war of the Turkish state and its allied jihadist wargroups. We have organized similar kind of demonstrations with different kind of topics – at times because of the situation in North Syria or the Turkish domestic policy situation – since year 2014.
Continue reading #Finland: Police attacks Kurdish demonstrations, organizers condemn the provocation by police
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.
Continue reading #Helsinki: About the #Mayday squat – legal repression on the horizon
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.
Continue reading #Finland: Steelfest 2019: Nazi bands in #Hyvinkää city facilites
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.
Continue reading #Finland: The Most Beautiful Bloc – 350 marched as a separate procession on #MayDay in #Helsinki