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Dutch far right comes second in election—but establishment parties can't stem its rise

Dutch far right comes second in election—but establishment parties cant stem its rise Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has hailed the result as a victory against “the wrong kind of populism”.

Racist right in Netherlands could see election breakthrough

Racist right in Netherlands could see election breakthrough As people in the Netherlands vote in a general election today, Wednesday, the result could be another breakthrough for the racist right.

Anti-racists prepare for mass protest in Netherlands

Anti-racists prepare for mass protest in Netherlands State austerity and racism have boosted the racist Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, says Dave Sewell

Fish seller’s death in Morocco sparks protests against regime

Fish seller’s death in Morocco sparks protests against regime Protests have broken out across Morocco in north Africa after the death of a fish seller became a symbol of anger against the regime.

Netherlands: all the mainstream parties call for harsh austerity

Netherlands: all the mainstream parties call for harsh austerity The Dutch parliamentary elections on Wednesday have been won by two parties, the neoliberal VVD and the social democratic Labour Party.

Dutch election results won't end deeper political polarisation

The Dutch parliamentary elections on Wednesday have been won by two parties, the neoliberal VVD and the social democratic Labour Party.

Netherlands election could spell trouble for Geert Wilders

11 September 2012
Polls ahead of the Netherlands general election this week suggest the radical left wing Socialist Party will overtake the far right Freedom Party.

Childcare: Dutch and Danish offer different models

29 May 2012
How does childcare in Britain compare to that in the rest of Europe? The Tories claim to be following the example of the Netherlands, which uses a network of "host agencies" to run its childcare system.

Racists humiliated as Euro-launch flops

02 November 2010
Racist plans to celebrate the launch of a "European Defence League" flopped in the Netherlands last Saturday.

European Defence League launch planned

12 October 2010
Racist Dutch politician Geert Wilders is launching a European Defence League in Amsterdam on Saturday 30 October.

Disillusion and despair feed far right in Dutch election

15 June 2010
Results of the Dutch election reveal a fragmented political landscape—and a victory for the right.

Icelanders vote against compensation

09 March 2010
Voters in Iceland have overwhelmingly rejected the terms of a deal to compensate British and Dutch banking customers for their losses after the bank Icesave collapsed in 2008.

Far right gain ground in Dutch elections

09 March 2010
Local election results in the Netherlands are a serious warning to the left.

Anger over Afghan war topples Dutch government

23 February 2010
The Dutch government collapsed last weekend as the Afghan war claimed yet another victim.

Indonesia: the ravages of colonialism

18 August 2009
Celebrations are under way this week in Indonesia. The country is looking back on 64 years since founding president Sukarno and vice-president Mohammed Hatta proclaimed independence from the Netherlands.

The racist truth about Dutch film maker Geert Wilders

13 February 2009
The banning of Dutch film maker Geert Wilders from Britain has led to renewed arguments about free speech. Last year Maina van der Zwan from Socialist Worker's Dutch sister organisation examined his Islamophobic film, Fitna, describing it as, "a disgusting piece of racist propaganda which resembles Der Ewige Jude (The Eternal Jew), a film Nazis used in 1940 to 'expose' the Jews of Europe".

Geert Wilders' Fitna: Islamophobia on film

08 April 2008
The far right Dutch politician Geert Wilders made international headlines last week with the release of his anti-Muslim film Fitna.

Climate chaos and the global south

05 February 2008
It was announced last year that China had overtaken the US as the world’s biggest emitter of carbon dioxide. The statistics, which the Netherlands Environmental Assessment admitted there was "some uncertainty about", nevertheless reinforced the idea that economic growth in poorer countries is the real driver of climate change.

Don’t be fooled by EU ‘reform treaty’

04 September 2007
One of the few genuinely democratic moments of the past few years came in May and June 2005, when the European Constitution was thrown out by referendums in France and the Netherlands.

West, not China, is the main polluter

26 June 2007
"China overtakes the US in carbon dioxide emissions," ran the headlines last week after a Dutch environmental agency released a report placing China as the world’s number one producer of greenhouse gases.

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