The end of austerity in Finland has been loudly proclaimed by the new Social Democratic prime minister, Antti Rinne. The announcement came as talks were concluded between his party and Keskusta (the Center Party), Vihreät […]
The Social Democrats have been made the biggest party in Finland’s parliament for the first time in 20 years. Looking more deeply, all signs in the 2019 Finnish parliamentary elections point to a working class […]
On Monday, October 22, the largest trade union in Finland – JHL – launched a two-day political strike against the right-wing government’s proposal to make it easier to sack workers in companies with 10 or […]
Helsinki was at a standstill on Friday, 2 February, as a strike by the transport union, AKT, quickly escalated into national action against the so-called “Active Model” of unemployment. Under the active model, unemployed people […]
The October socialist Revolution in Russia was met with enthusiasm from workers and the oppressed around the world. Not least in neighbouring Finland which was under Russian control since 1809. It was a large principality of the Tsarist Empire, an empire which the Bolsheviks referred to as the “prison of nations”. One week after the October Revolution (which took place in early November according to today’s calendar), the Finnish workers’ movement launched a general strike and for a few days workers held power in most parts of the country.
The Finnish government collapsed on Monday, June 12, as the traditional right-wing parties – Keskusta and Kokomus – announced there was no further basis for cooperation with the far-right True Finns Party (PS).
Finns Party second biggest in parliament […]
Sosialistinen Vaihtoehto public meeting on socialist alternative […]