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Vandals Desecrated a Monument to Victims of Nazism in Poltava, Ukraine

The monument to the “Grieving mother” and monument to the victims of Nazism in Poltava was damaged on April 22nd by the hands of unknown vandals. Unknown persons painted it with Nazi More »

Armenia prime minister Serzh Sargsyan resigns

Armenian prime minister Serzh Sargsyan on Monday, April 23 resigned from his post after tens of thousands of demonstrators paralyzed traffic across the country for more than 10 days to protest against More »

Korean Americans Join Spring Action to End Wars at Home and Abroad

People across the U.S. mobilized on April 14-15 to demand an end to U.S. wars around the world. In dozens of cities, including New York, Oakland, Washington DC, and Atlanta, protesters rallied More »

Syria bombing protest erupts into RIOT as activists try to topple US President statue

By Rebecca Perring Greece: SYRIA bombing protesters clashed with riot police as demonstrations against the airstrike attack by US, UK and French forces saw furious activists try to pull down a statue More »

 

Finland | Ombudsman: Urgent action needed to tackle child poverty in Finland

Children’s Ombudsman Tuomas Kurttila is calling on the government to take urgent action to eliminate child poverty in the country.

“Decision-makers cannot wait for the next legislative term. Government must outline concrete measures to reduce poverty. Poverty is costly for society. Children’s poverty is especially so. We cannot afford it,” Kurttila said in a statement released Friday.

Finland | Political strike in Finland

Finland, a number of trade unions have joined to a political strike on Friday 2 February called in protest at the government’s new measures to sanction unemployed benefit claimants who fail to perform 18 hours of paid work over a three-month period, or enter job-related training. The government’s “active model” threatens unemployed people with cuts in benefits unless they can prove they are actively seeking work. The law took effect at the beginning of the year, and the government is now planning follow-on legislation. Unions representing workers in the transport, media and printing trades, communications staff and newspaper delivery employees, construction and public sectors have already announced they will join the strike.

Finland | Civil War still divides Finland after 100 years, poll suggests

An Yle survey suggests that mistrust sown in the Finnish Civil War of 1918 has trickled down through the generations and is still present in subtle ways. Sixty-eight percent of respondents say the bitter conflict still divides Finns 100 years later, at least to some extent.

Finland | FINNISH SOCIALISTS AND ANTI-FASCISTS COMMEMORATED THE ODESSA MASSACRE VICTIMS

finnish-socialists-and-anti-fascists-commemorated-the-odessa-massacre-victimsFinnish socialists and anti-fascists commemorated the Odessa massacre victims and expressed their solidarity with Ukranian comrades on May 1st. at 15 o’clock in Oulu Finland.

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