Support feminists against Dutch anti-refugee politician Geert Wilders

Dutch feminists demonstrating against anti-refugee politician Geert Wilders

This photo shows Dutch feminists demonstrating against anti-refugee politician Geert Wilders in Spijkenisse town. The slogans on their signs say, translated, from left to right: Do white testosterone bombs [term of abuse by Wilders for male refugees] exist as well? Refugees are welcome, racists not. Wilders racist. [Wilders] fake feminist. My feminism is anti-racist.


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Support feminists against Geert Wilders!

Feminists for “verzetsspray” need your (financial) support.

On Saturday January 23rd we, 10 women of all ages, were arrested in Spijkenisse at the protest “Feminists for verzetsspray”. Wilders was in Spijkenisse to hand out fake pepper spray to women to protect themselves against asylum seekers who, in Wilders words, are “Islamic testosterone bombs”.

We peacefully spoke out against Wilders’ cynical use of women’s rights to further his agenda of racism, exclusion and fearmongering against migrants, Muslims and refugees. The police infringed upon our right to free speech, while Wilders’ supporters were allowed to hurl sexist abuse at us. We refused to identify ourselves to the police because they had no grounds to demand this, and had we complied with this demand it would have effectively ended our protest. Because of this refusal we were detained and were held for hours, and one women was even held overnight. We have been fined for not complying with police orders and failure to identify ourselves (on the spot).

Our lawyer Willem Jebbink considers both charges to be unfounded. We will contest the arrest and these fines before a judge. Willem Jebbink is representing us at a reduced tariff.

We are confident that all charges and fines against us will be dropped. However, in the meantime we do need some money to defend ourselves against these unjustified arrests and fines. We need approximately 1280 euros and therefore are asking for your (financial) support!

Every donation, great and small, will be much appreciated!

When we are acquitted, as we anticipate, we will also be reimbursed for all legal costs. Of course we shall make sure that any donated money goes toward welcoming and relieving the suffering of refugees.

Apart from your financial support we especially hope you will support us in action; against racism, for feminism and in solidarity with refugees.
On February 6th at 13:00 at the Dokwerker in Amsterdam we will be there to march against the presence of the racist organization PEGIDA in Amsterdam and hope to see many of you there.

Interview with the arrested women: here.

Europe is firmly in the grip of winter, and the Balkans are covered in snow with temperatures below freezing. Nonetheless, one government after another is closing its borders and sending hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees back to war zones that they have risked their lives to flee: here.

Berlin town hall meeting protests discrimination against refugees. By Verena Nees, 26 January 2016. On Thursday evening, about 1,400 people flocked to the old terminal building of the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. It was one of the biggest ever town hall meetings in the German capital: here.

‘Dutch xenophobic politician Wilders wants dictatorship’

Geert Wilders and his followers, cartoon

This Dutch cartoon shows Islamophobic politician Geert Wilders claiming he fights non-violently against ‘Islamisation’ of Dutch society, while his supporters threaten and practice violence.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Roemer: One expects plans like Wilders‘ in a dictatorship

Today, 17:28

Dutch socialist party SP leader Roemer has lashed out sharply at a party congress in Amersfoort against PVV [xenophobic party] leader Wilders. Roemer spoke especially against the plan to detain all male asylum seekers in refugee centers. “One expects this type of proposal in a dictatorship and not from a party that is supposedly fighting for freedom [as the PVV party name suggests].”

Roemer wondered whether the proposal also means that if one MP of the PVV pees in someone’s mailbox, then all PVV MPs should be behind bars. He was referring thereby to former PVV MP Lucassen, who was accused of violence and intimidation.

‘Radicalized VVD politician’

Roemer called Wilders “a radicalized VVD politician.”

The VVD is the biggest party in the Dutch coalition government. It is a pro ‘free market’ pro Big Business party. They are usually not as openly racist as the PVV. Wilders used to be a VVD member before founding the PVV.

“The only thing that distinguishes him from [VVD Prime Minister] Rutte is a sauce of hatred on his right-wing program.”

He also said that the PVV politician is responsible for inciting against each other victims of right-wing policies on the one hand and asylum seekers on the other hand. He refers for instance to people who have been waiting for six years for a house and then wonders why refugees get housing quickly. “They should be aware that the same Geert Wilders was first in line to sell off as much social housing as possible.”

Dutch feminists have today demonstrated in Spijkenisse against Geert Wilders; especially against his pseudo-feminism, trying to abuse the crimes in Cologne for racism. The women shouted ‘Wilders is a racist, not a feminist’. Police arrested these women.

Dutch anti-Wilders demonstration

The sign on the right of this photo says: ‘PVV and Pegida are themselves anti-women.’

Other people accepted cans of so-called ‘anti abuse’ spray, handed out by Wilders in Spijkenisse; and said they would sell those cans, and give to money to pro-refugee organisations.

Dutch xenophobic politician Wilders follows porn actress secretly on Twitter

Dutch porn actress Kim Holland

Today Dutch RTL TV has discovered that xenophobic PVV party leader (and only member) Geert Wilders has two Twitter accounts.

On one, his official account, he does not follow anyone else.

However, it turns out Wilders has another, anonymous, secret account as well.

On that account, Wilders follows, eg, porn actress Kim Holland, accounts of ex-PVV politicians who had broken with Wilders after quarrels, and 17 Donald Duck accounts.

Talking about Donalds from the USA: the RTL report does not mention whether Wilders follows Donald Trump; about whom Wilders has said that he admires him much.

Dutch xenophobe Wilders loves wars, hates refugees from those wars

This video from the USA says about itself:

The Forgotten War: Libya After NATO

8 April 2014

Today there is a debate in the Dutch parliament about the refugee crisis, caused by NATO countries’ neo-colonial wars.

Geert Wilders of the extreme rightist PVV party said that no refugees at all should be accepted in the Netherlands.

According to the report of NOS TV today (translated):

Socialist Party leader Roemer said he felt disgusted by the PVV and Wilders. “He wants to throw bombs on a powder keg, but then he looks the other way when people have to flee from that.”

Welcome mat

10 Sep 2015 • In Thursday’s debate on the reception of refugees, SP leader Emile Roemer expressed strong criticism of the agreement concluded this week between the governing coalition parties. ‘It’s simple laziness to be indifferent’ he said. ‘To think that a fence around your country will keep misery outside the door. To assert that keeping the borders closed is humane. This agreement shirks responsibility for accommodating the refugees and puts it on to countries which are already doing their utmost.’ Below is the text of Emile Roemer’s speech.

Meanwhile, outside the parliament building, Amnesty International welcomed refugees with hundreds of mats like this.

A record number of migrants and refugees crossed into Hungary on Wednesday, according to official figures, amid fears that Viktor Orbán’s government is preparing a sweeping border crackdown: here.

Dutch Wilders helps German Pegida of Hitler copycat Bachmann

The image of Lutz Bachmann styled as Adolf Hitler was published by the Dresden Morgenpost after a reader spotted it on Facebook

This image of Lutz Bachmann, fuehrer of the racist Pegida organisation in Germany, who had styled himself as Adolf Hitler, was published by the Dresden Morgenpost.

By Christoph Dreier in Germany:

Right-wing extremist Geert Wilders delivers diatribe in Dresden, Germany

15 April 2015

On Monday evening, the Dutch right-wing extremist Geert Wilders spoke at a Pegida demonstration in Dresden. Although only a few thousand people came from throughout Germany to the event, the major media outlets endeavoured to utilise Wilders’ appearance to resurrect the Islamophobic movement.

The self-proclaimed “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West” (Pegida) have conducted a weekly demonstration in Dresden since last October, and have received intense media attention. Numerous politicians have spoken in favour of a dialogue with the Islamophobes. On the basis of this press attention, up to 20,000 people came to the right-wing extremist gatherings at times.

However, the number of protesters then dropped just as quickly. In recent weeks, even the police said only a few thousand participants attended, travelling from all over Germany. The Pegida organizers attempted to counter this trend by inviting Wilders, and the event received comprehensive media coverage prior to it.

Wilders is one of the most foul agitators and right-wing extremists in Europe. He makes Islam and the Koran responsible for extremist terrorism, and calls for a ban on Muslim texts and customs. He wants to reduce immigration and reintroduce border controls within the European Union.

In his speech, he called on the Pegida protesters to take pride in Germany and to oppose “Islamic barbarism”. Islam called for the killing of Jews and Christians and for this reason must not become part of Germany, said Wilders, who warned against the “Islamisation of our society”.

The invitation of Wilders is part of an attempt to network Pegida across Europe and to perpetuate an Islamophobia and extreme right-wing movement in Germany. Besides Wilders, the ex-journalist Udo Ulfkotte and the former Berlin Christian Democratic state deputy and founder of the right-wing Party of Freedom, René Stadtkewitz, were invited as speakers. In March, the Swiss right-wing extremist Ignaz Bearth spoke at a Pegida meeting, and the new right thinker Götz Kubitschek was given a platform.

At the same time, Pegida announced it would stand its own candidate for Dresden mayor on June 7. The right-wing extremists want to enter Tatjana Festerling into the race, who like no other embodies the backwardness and vulgarity of the movement.

Festerling was a founding member of the Hamburg state association of the Alternative for Germany (AfD). She was the deputy marketing manager of the state association and, by her own account, also designed campaigns of the federal party. In Hamburg, she ran as a district candidate of the party.

After she glorified the hooligan demonstration against the Salafists in Cologne on the JournalistWatch web site, which involved violent rioting, the AfD threatened to expel her. The defence of right-wing extremists went too far even for the AfD leadership.

Festerling avoided expulsion by quitting the party in late January. She was a speaker at the Pegida demonstrations in Dresden and has advanced to become the new front person of the movement. In her speeches, she makes no secret of her far-right views.

There were “floods of asylum seekers, which they, the destroyers of the Germany of [Chancellor Angela] Merkel and Gabriel and Tillich, are swamping our Dresden, Saxony and our Germany.” And many asylum seekers, she says, were “men, who abandoned their families and homes because the state provided nicer accommodation and regular incomes here.”

In the many speeches she has made, not only in Dresden but also at the mini-demonstrations of Pegida offshoots in other cities, she rails against “the continually offended, continually demanding impudent minorities from Islamic countries who get on our nerves with their Koran and special rights.”

The 50-year-old explicitly supported the views of Geert Wilders, that Islam is identical with Islamic extremism. “I do not distinguish between Islamism and Islam,” she said in an interview.

Her xenophobic tirades are paired with long-winded and vulgar attacks on homosexuals and sexual minorities, which in her view terrorise the majority. She compares sex education at school with paedophilia. If Dresden will not defend itself against such developments, she proposes building a new version of the Berlin Wall.

That such a dull and vulgar personality can be elevated as a political figure speaks volumes, not just about Pegida, but also about the media and politicians who have supported her movement since October.

In January, the Saxony state premier Stanislaw Tillich declared that he did not want to ban the Pegida demonstrations. At the same time, he said that Islam was not a part of Germany and that Muslim associations in Germany should distance themselves from terrorism more clearly. “People are afraid of Islam because acts of terrorism are perpetrated in the name of Islam,” he told Welt am Sonntag.

On January 23, the publically funded National Centre for Civic Education invited Saxony Pegida representatives to an official exchange, which was also attended by the chairman of the Social Democratic Party and German Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel.

But all these efforts could not consolidate the Pegida movement. Significantly more counterdemonstrators regularly demonstrate on the streets than right-wing extremists, and the number of Islamophobia participants has declined. A split occurred in the Pegida alliance in February, and the clique around Pegida founder Lutz Bachmann aligned themselves more closely with European right-wing extremists.

Only when the movement shrank again did some politicians, who had previously regarded Pegida affirmatively, distance themselves. Wilders’ appearance was accompanied by a renewed media campaign popularising the movement, showing that the far-right group continues to receive support and is regarded as useful by sections of the ruling elite.

The social attacks in Europe and the militarisation of German foreign policy are rejected by the vast majority of the population. Pegida mobilises the dregs of society, attempting to intimidate this opposition and create a social basis for its suppression.

Far-right European politicians, Golden Dawn from Greece and Geert Wilders from the Netherlands, are attending a festival (Folkemodet) on the Danish island of Bornholm on 11-14 June: here.

Improve Turkish-Armenian relations, Dutch parliament says

Turkey and Armenia

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands today:

The Dutch government must continue to call on the Turkish government to seek rapprochement with Armenia and to seek reconciliation. An overwhelming majority of parliament voted for a motion to that effect. Only the PVV and the Kuzu-Öztürk group voted against.

Geert Wilders‘ xenophobic PVV party hates everyone who is supposedly ‘racially impure’, whether that person is from Poland, Romania, Turkey, Armenia, Morocco or Suriname.

The Kuzu-Öztürk group are two MPs of Turkish ancestry, elected for the PvdA party (junior partner in the Dutch coalition government). They split from the PvdA because of differences on various issues (eg, they are more sympathetic to the Erdogan government in Turkey than the PvdA is).

The immediate reason for the motion is the commemoration of the Armenian genocide on April 24th.