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At least 12 military police involved in deportation violence against Sudanese refugee Ezzedine Mehimmid

Ezzedine Rahmatallah Mehimmid

On January 5th, Anna was on flight KL0565 from Amsterdam to Nairobi. The Dutch state used the same flight to deport Sudanese refugee Ezzedine Mehimmid. Here’s what Anna reported. Anger, bewilderment and disappointment among passengers on a deportation flight. On Saturday, January 5, 2019, a KLM flight departed with a young man, mr. Mehimmid, on board. Mr. Mehimmid was forcibly

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Dutch court takes over the NTR’s invented interpretation of diversity

Zwarte Piet is racisme

In 2016 Doorbraak activist Jennifer ‏van Leijen initiated a campaign to stop the Dutch government from subsidizing blackface (Zwarte Piet or Black Pete) on children’s television. More than 16.000 people already signed. Van Leijen regularly writes updates. Here is number 22 (also read numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6/7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,

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Racism is like the Emperor’s new clothes in the Netherlands according to lawyer Emil Tamas

Zwarte Piet is racisme

In 2016 Doorbraak activist Jennifer van Leijen initiated a campaign to stop the Dutch government from subsidizing blackface (Zwarte Piet or Black Pete) on children’s television. More than 16.000 people already signed. Van Leijen regularly writes updates. Here is number 21 (also read numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6/7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,

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Symposium criticized because it only pays attention to the perspective of the colonial occupiers of Indonesia

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Today Francisca Pattipilohy and Jeffry Pondaag sent an open letter to the Dialoog Nederland-Japan-Indonesië (NJI) foundation, in response to a symposium organized by NJI that will take place on October 6 in The Hague. The letter is supported by others, including Doorbraak. According to Pattipilohy and Pondaag the NJI thinks exclusively from the perspective of the former occupiers of Indonesia

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NTR children’s tv will still be racist!

Zwarte Piet is racisme

In 2016 Doorbraak activist Jennifer van Leijen initiated a campaign to stop the Dutch government from subsidizing blackface (Zwarte Piet or Black Pete) on children’s television. More than 12.000 people already signed. Van Leijen regularly writes updates. Here is number 20 (also read numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6/7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,

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Prime minister Rutte, the Seventh Day Adventists and others concerning blackface racism

Zwarte Piet is racisme

In 2016 Doorbraak activist Jennifer van Leijen initiated a campaign to stop the Dutch government from subsidizing blackface (Zwarte Piet or Black Pete) on children’s television. More than 12.000 people already signed. Van Leijen regularly writes updates. Here is number 19 (also read numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6/7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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Prefiguration

Occupy Oakland

In 2011 and the ensuing years, the world witnessed a global wave of assembly movements such as Occupy Wall Street, the Spanish Indignados, the Turkish Gezi Park protests and Nuit Debout in France. What distinguished these various movements is that they often did not seek to acquire state power, and in many cases refused to even engage with the existing

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Social Impact Bonds: disciplinary system against people at the bottom of society

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Are you jobless, on the dole, a drop-out, homeless, a refugee, seriously ill, a debtor or an ex-offender? If so, there is a good change that, during your debt assistance, integration or reintegration project, you will have to work for a bank, such as the Rabobank, a health ensurer such as CZ, or a subsidy fund, such as Oranje Fonds.

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European Parliament considers complaint about Dutch governments subsidy of racist television aimed at schoolchildren admissible

In 2016 Doorbraak activist Jennifer van Leijen initiated a campaign to stop the Dutch government from subsidizing blackface (Zwarte Piet or Black Pete) on children’s television. More than 12.000 people already signed. Van Leijen regularly writes updates. Here is number 18 (also read numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6/7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and

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Housing justice groups will participate in May Day-demonstration in The Hague

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On May 1, International Workers’ Day or May Day, the Dutch trade union FNV will organize a national demonstration in The Hague (2:00 pm at Malieveld). Together with Bond Precaire Woonvormen (BPW), Doorbraak is planning a radical block within this demonstration, focussing on unemployed, flexworkers and flex tenants. This article is based off interviews with Abel of BPW and Aindriu

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