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Landlords steal your income

Okay, let me tell y’all why landlording is the biggest scam there is and why landlords shouldn’t exist (or in an extremely limited capacity). First what is a landlord? A landlord is someone who privately owns land, real estate/housing for profit. So in other words, they only own the property to lease it to others for the sole purpose of

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Leiden: spray chalk and bloody hands for Shell collaborators

Last Tuesday was Shell’s annual shareholder meeting. Throughout the Netherlands and beyond people took action against the oil giant. The action group “Shell Must Fall” called for people everywhere to organise these actions, and demands the major polluter to be dismantled by any legal, economic and political means necessary. In Leiden on Tuesday night some people spray chalked slogans and

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22 May, Rotterdam: respect our existence or expect resistance: no LGBTQIA+ hatred in our city!

No room for the neo-Nazis of Voorpost and their lhbtqia+ hatred in Rotterdam! On Saturday 22 May, the neo-Nazi organisation Voorpost wants to come to Rotterdam to spread their hatred of members from the lhbtqia+ community at the Eurovision Song Contest. This attempt to intimidate and threaten is completely unacceptable. There may be the idea that the liberation of the

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Parallel labour market: preserving the dominance of the capitalist state

Tilburg is a hotbed for government-sponsored forced labour programs, most recently in the deployment of Ton Wilthagen’s parallel labour market construction. In promotion of this idea, the municipality has become the latest guinea pig for making the receiving of benefits conditional on labour; a phenomenon which is inherently degrading and results in subsistence below acceptable standards. Pioneered by Tilburg University

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Rainbow Oil Spills – A Three-Part Act Toward Liberation. Part 2, Freedom.

There is a thriving community of LGBTQ+ people in Leiden, one that was once scattered and divided. The efforts of Leiden Pride, a local organization that aims at creating a safe space for queer individuals to connect and support each other, brought it together. It is the community we also belong to and that we want to empower in order

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Rainbow Oil Spills – A Three-Part Act Toward Liberation. Part 1, Rage.

There is a thriving community of LGBTQ+ people in Leiden, one that was once scattered and divided. The efforts of Leiden Pride, a local organization that aims at creating a safe space for queer individuals to connect and support each other, brought it together. It is the community we also belong to and that we want to empower in order

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Christian Henderson at the Leiden #Klimaatalarm protest: “We must stop the effects of the climate crisis being displaced onto the poorest” (video)

Sunday there was a #Klimaatalarm protest in Leiden also. It was organised by the Leiden Climate Crisis Coalition, an action platform with Fridays For Future, Extinction Rebellion (XR), #Leidenvoor14 and the FNV union. The second speech was by Christian Henderson. The spoken version is a bit longer than the written text below. I am a lecturer at Leiden University. I

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Yanick Monk at the Leiden #Klimaatalarm protest: “Police repression is a reality that we all must take action against”

Yesterday there was a #Klimaatalarm protest in Leiden also. It was organised by the Leiden Climate Crisis Coalition, an action platform with Fridays For Future, Extinction Rebellion (XR), #Leidenvoor14 and the FNV union. The fourth speech was by Yanick Monk of #Leidenvoor14. On this day last year, a black man named Tomy Holten died in a cell complex in Zwolle

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Chihiro Geuzebroek at the Leiden #Klimaatalarm protest: “If you are not angry, you are not paying attention” (video)

Yesterday there was a #Klimaatalarm protest in Leiden also. It was organised by the Leiden Climate Crisis Coalition, an action platform with Fridays For Future, Extinction Rebellion (XR), #Leidenvoor14 and the FNV union. The third speech was by Chihiro Geuzebroek. My mother learned about climate change as a little girl in school. I grew up knowing failing politics are a

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Marty: “Our feminism can’t be but decolonial, antiracist, anti-economic exploitation, anti-ableist, pro-migrants, and queer” (video)

Yesterday the Working-Class Heroines, the women of #Leidenvoor14, organized protests on four locations in Leiden on occasion of international Women’s Day. Here’s the great speech by Marty, which they held on the 5 Meiplein and again on the Haarlemmerstraat. (Mariët van Bommel also gave a speech, in Dutch) Women of Leiden, The words of my comrade are clear: This is

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