Netherlands

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Oct 31 2014

Calendar of racism and resistance (17-30 October 2014)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe.

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Oct 16 2014

The nature of a society is exposed at its margins

This graphic account of the plight of the undocumented in Amsterdam first appeared on the web site Dreaming in Exile.

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Nov 28 2013

‘Zwarte Piet’ and Dutch racism

More and more voices are speaking out against the annual spectacle of blackface ‘St Nicholas helpers’.

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Aug 22 2013

Dealing with the legacies of Dutch slavery

How, asks a Dutch anti-racist, is slavery dealt with in the Netherlands?

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Dec 19 2012

From despair comes resistance

Asylum-seekers and migrants across Europe are determined to change the inhuman circumstances of their existence.

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Jun 25 2009

Migrant coalition-building in Amsterdam

If you want change, argues the Transnational Migrant Platform (TMP) in Amsterdam, you need to build a broad coalition capable of working simultaneously both on the domestic and the international front.

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Feb 9 2006

Two very Dutch Fires

Helen Hintjens uses the way the Dutch authorities responded to a school fire in the Hague and one in a detention centre at Schipol airport to comment on the treatment meted out to asylum seekers in the Netherlands.

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Dec 2 2003

Netherlands: anti-immigration and the road to intolerance

Dutch Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner has this week advocated the idea of a two-tier justice system in which foreigners who commit crime would be sentenced differently from Dutch nationals. How has a country which once had a reputation for tolerance descended to such illiberalism?