We are sure none of the MPs read and understood this complicated and VERY long agreement.
Please remind your local politician to be responsible when voting today. #CETA is a terrible agreement for our rights and freedoms.
We, a group of cultural activists and University researchers, do mostly investigation and civic activities. Our political participation in the latest election was meant to be a political Hack, to inform rather than to compete. We had a good result in the elections, considering we started it 1,5 months ago and it was an English campaign only, in Finland.
"I am the only candidate with an English-only candidacy in Helsinki. Yle just informed us politely, that they are removing our campaign videos in the election machine. This is a very prominent website where Finnish people choose their candidates. We understand Yle’s position, as they have the ruling of the those three official languages of Finland. Nonetheless, we disagree with this view.
There are several conditions at play why this happened: the ability to discuss contrasting ideas in a constructive manner, patience and attention in listening, transparency in the speech, fact based arguments, etc. These are not given qualities, these come from a long personal path of education from both sides.