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Sign this open letter: “Delfshaven400/Pilgrim Harbour is historical erasure of Dutch colonialism”

To the Mayor and Aldermen, As Rotterdammers, we stand in solidarity with national and local organizations fighting for a radical overhaul of how the Netherlands educates, takes responsibility, and makes reparations for its colonial past and present. With this letter we want to point out that Delfshaven400/Pilgrim Harbour festival is a pro-colonial celebration, subsidised by the gemeente Rotterdam and their

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J.K. Rowling and her attempts to involve cisgender LHB people in her trans hatred

Harry Potter-writer J.K. Rowling published an anti-trans manifesto on her website a few weeks ago, which attracted a lot of criticism, but unfortunately also some support. We don’t link her manifesto here because we consider any dissemination of it to be very damaging. For those who are not so familiar with the world of Rowling and Harry Potter, it is

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We come to Europe to re-appropriate the money that was stolen from our ancestors

The speech by Doorbraak-activist Abdulrazik Khamis at the Refugee Lives Matter-solidarity protest in Amsterdam last saturday, June 20th. Thank you so much for the people who organized this event and thank you everybody for joining us. First, we need thirty seconds of commemoration for people who got killed. For the people who were sleeping in their homes and got bombed.

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The only education we had in high school on racism was some theory fitted in one paragraph

Last Sunday Emily Browne held an inspiring speech at the solidarity protest against anti-black violence in the US and EU in Wageningen. Read and listen to her powerful words. I am not here to convince the people who already acknowledge racism; that it is a complex reality that we can only try to continue to understand and effectively change, but

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20 June, Leiden: solidarity action as a part of World Refugee Day

As a part of World Refugee Day various action and support groups are organizing activities in a number of cities on 20 June, in solidarity with refugees and migrants. Also in the city of Leiden a solidarity action will take place, organized by Extinction Rebellion Leiden, Doorbraak and the Leids Steunloket Migranten. The national coordination of the activities is in

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We can never forget that we’re from the islands because we are constantly reminded of it

Why is it so hard to understand that CENTURIES of European countries practicing and exporting white supremacy on a global scale has resulted in a social, economic and political system that has racism deeply inbedded into its roots? There was NEVER any effort to work away racism, definitely not here in the Netherlands, which still has 6 colonies it deliberately

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De l’internationalisme à l’antinationalisme

Reconnaître et critiquer le nationalisme n’est pas, c’est le moins qu’on puisse dire, le point fort de nombreux militants et mouvements de gauche et d’extrême gauche. Malheureusement, au cours des quinze dernières années, on a entendu beaucoup trop de voix nationalistes dans le mouvement altermondialiste et plus tard dans le mouvement contre les guerres au Moyen-Orient. A ses débuts, par

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Was ist, wenn diese Krise überhaupt nichts ändert? Für eine linke „Schockdoktrin“

Eine reale Gefahr von Tausenden von Todesopfern, eine Wirtschaftskrise, die beispiellos sein könnte, und eine fast völlige Stagnation des öffentlichen Lebens: für Europäer, die der Nachkriegsgeneration angehören, ist die aktuelle COVID-19-Pandemie wahrscheinlich die größte und sozial zerrüttendste Katastrophe, die sie je erlebt haben. Die Aussichten sind nicht gut. Denn selbst wenn es möglich wäre, das Coronavirus in absehbarer Zeit einzudämmen,

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Die Den Haager Grauen Wölfe werfen linken Ratsfraktionen vor „terroristische Organisationen“ zu unterstützen

Nach dem früheren Aufruhr in Schiedam, Nijmegen und Arnhem wird nun auch in Den Haag über die kommunale Unterstützung für die Grauen Wölfe, die türkischen Faschisten, diskutiert. Vor zwei Wochen wurde der ausführliche Bericht „Die Hand der Regierung füttert noch immer die Grauen Wölfe“ veröffentlicht. In Nijmegen wurden parlamentarische Fragen gestellt und Fragen des Rates vorgelegt. In Den Haag hat

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Comment rompre la léthargie créée par le Coronavirus

Ces derniers jours, deux actions ont été organisées par le groupe #Leidenvoor14, qui lutte pour un salaire minimum horaire de 14 euros (1), et elles ont été très bien accueillies. Au début, elles ont eu un retentissement surtout local, limité à Leyde et sa région, mais grâce à une stupide campagne sur Facebook menée par un manager de la chaîne

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