This Saturday, September 2, drag queen Dina Diamond will read to children for an hour in the Leiden public library. Torch-fascist Max van den Berg and Forum voor Democratie (FvD) hate monger Gideon van Meijeren have seized this opportunity to incite their supporters, and to call for “a counter-voice” to be heard at the library “on personal capacity”. For someVerder lezen Reageren?
Historically, what is called the political left has mostly been in the forefront of creating more freedom, self-determination and prosperity for all, not the few. Just like every other form of ideology, the left has taken many forms over the centuries. The contemporary political left has been mostly defined by a subset of revolutionary struggles in the world. Starting fromVerder lezen 1 Reactie
This speech was delivered at the Decolonial Reparations Conference on April 22, 2023, organized by Aralez and Decolonial International Network. The speech advocates for decolonization as a framework to connect the anti-racism, peace, socialism and climate movements. The speech is a translated and slightly edited version of an earlier speech at the Conference Against Racism and Discrimination on December 10,Verder lezen Reageren?
Last spring the organisation Casual UvA (University of Amsterdam) staged an impressive grading strike involving over 200 university lecturers on temporary contracts. Lecturers refused to submit their students’ grades into the administrative system as a way of putting pressure on university management. Casual UvA’s main issue was the successive one-year contracts that temporary contract workers received, only to be firedVerder lezen Reageren?
Community resistance has been astonishingly effective at stopping mining in Brazil. This article draws from the book “Iron Will: Global Extractivism and Mining Resistance in Brazil and India”. Introduction Markus Kröger, a professor at the University of Helsinki, wrote the inspiring book “Iron Will: Global Extractivism and Mining Resistance in Brazil and India“. Kröger thinks that the wave of astonishinglyVerder lezen Reageren?
Community resistance has been astonishingly effective at stopping mining in India. This article draws from the book “Iron Will: Global Extractivism and Mining Resistance in Brazil and India”. Introduction In 2010 and 2013, Markus Kröger, a professor at the University of Helsinki, visited India to research local resistance to iron ore mining. He had long, intensive discussions with some 200Verder lezen Reageren?
This speech was given during Indigenous Liberation Day at the 1492 People’s Tribunal in Amsterdam, on October 12th 2022. The speech is a charge against the (Dutch) monarchy and royal families for colonial crimes against Indigenous peoples and other colonized peoples. Dear judge and jury, I am here to talk about Western royalty. About colonial royalty. From the Spanish empireVerder lezen Reageren?
Earlier this week, Leiden Against Facism (LTF) took action against the promotion of a job vacancy of the fascist party FvD by Leiden University’s Career Service Humanities. Although the vacancy was removed on Tuesday, the contents of the response from the university was particularly half-hearted. In a sharp letter, LTF replies. Below you can read full text. First of all,Verder lezen Reageren?
In relation to the yearly Indigenous Liberation Day foundation Aralez has started a crowdfunding campaign until 30th of October in support of Chief Dadá Borari, an Indigenous forest defender from the Brazilian Amazon. Donate and support the fight against deforestation. Chief Dadá Borari lives in the municipality Santarém, Para state, Brazil. Known as a lawless state or the Wild WestVerder lezen Reageren?
On Monday October 17, 2022, about 140 students and teachers from the Willem de Kooning Academy of Art Rotterdam demonstrated in solidarity with women, students and anti-regime protesters in Iran and Afghanistan. The protest was initiated by two self-organized student initiatives, “Spin” and “WdKA Haven”. They demanded from their own school and Dutch universities to no longer remain silent, andVerder lezen Reageren?