Dutch court bans export of F-35 parts to Israel

Parts of US-produced F-35 fighter jets involved in the bombing of Gaza have been supplied to Israel from the Netherlands

Leftists step up protests over Dutch backing of Israeli war on Gaza

Leftist groups have accused the caretaker government of Mark Rutte of duplicity as talk of complying with international laws and human rights is accompanied by the backing of imperialist wars, including Israel’s brutal attack on Gaza

Dutch conservatives cede ground to far-right, Left challenged to fight back

As right-wing parties are set for a long drawn negotiation to form a coalition, widespread racism in the Netherlands is set to be bolstered by the election results

The Netherlands’ turn to the radical right

The PVV party of far-right politician Geert Wilders’ clinched a historic victory in parliamentary elections and may form government

Dutch establishment and right-wing censors the slogan ‘From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free’

Recently, the Dutch House of Representatives passed a motion moved by the right-wing party JA21 condemning the slogan ‘From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free’ as inciting violence. However, progressive sections and protesters continue to champion the slogan as a symbol of justice and the struggle of the Palestinian people

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Socialists in the Netherlands accuse government of failing to combat rising poverty

Proposals in the 2024 budget presented by the caretaker government on Prince’s Day have been deemed as inadequate to mitigate the rise in poverty amid a severe cost of living and housing crisis

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Progressive sections call for change as Netherlands gears up for elections in November

Surprising both his supporters and opponents, Mark Rutte, the leader of the center-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy and the longest-serving prime minister of the country, has resigned. Progressive opposition forces are preparing for the elections

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Students demand affordable housing in the Netherlands 

Projects to expand student housing in the Kronenburg suburb of Amsterdam have been blocked by the government, citing noise pollution by aircrafts around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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Dutch court finds 2007 airstrike in Afghanistan that killed 20 civilians unlawful, orders compensation

The court ruled that the early morning airstrikes carried out by the Dutch military on June 17, 2007 on civilian houses were a violation of international humanitarian law. Dutch forces were part of the US-led international coalition that invaded Afghanistan in 2001

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Students protest lack of staff and facilities at Amsterdam University

The protesters alleged that international students are brought to the Netherlands under false promises but then have to struggle to find housing and proper facilities after arrival

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Dutch socialists demand solutions to cost of living crisis

The Socialist Party has demanded a cap on energy prices, an increase in the hourly minimum wage, and taxes on the excess profits made by energy companies

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Dutch communists commemorate 81st anniversary of 1941 February Strike 

Under the call of the Communist Party of Netherlands (CPN), the Dutch working class organized a heroic strike on February 25 and 26, 1941 against the persecution of Jews in the country under Nazi Germany occupation