Extreme rightism in the Netherlands

This video says about itself:

13 Nov 2013

Clashes between the police and left-wing protesters took place outside the Dutch parliament in The Hague on Wednesday. Demonstrators protested against the arrival of French National Front leader Marine Le Pen who met with the Dutch Party for Freedom’s (PVV) leader, Geert Wilders.

Approximately 60 activists banged drums and sounded horns in protest against Le Pen. Three people were injured and two were arrested when clashes erupted between riot police and left-wing activists.

The leaders will meet to discuss working together during the run up to the European Parliament election in six months time.

By Critical Collective in the Netherlands:

The Rise Of the Far Right – What’s The Real Story

With municipal elections coming up this year, Critical Collective presents a special edition of its ‘What’s the real story?’ to examine the effects of the rise in popularity of the far right in the Netherlands.

In order to understand this European trend, we want to question the following:

– What is the context in which the far right takes social-political ground?

– How has the far right normalized and used racist rhetoric to draw away attention from other pressing issues like corporate tax evasion, the bank bailouts, increase in military spending and the breakdown of social welfare?

– What are the common myths frequently used to draw support from the Dutch public and what realities do they omit?

– How have political parties across the board both benefited and influenced by the rise in popularity of the far right?

– How has the agenda of the far right intensified exclusionary policies like racial profiling, police violence, cutting of social services that disproportionately affect the most vulnerable (people of colour, migrants, single parents, the disabled and homeless)?

-And last but definitely not least, how does resistance look like in the Netherlands?

Join us for a lively discussion.

Registration is not required, entrance is free, donations are highly appreciated.

Location: Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Date: Tuesday March 18th
Time: TBC
Address: Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague
Room: Aula A

This event is brought to you in association with the International Relations Committee of ISS.

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