Tag Archives: Netherlands

NETHERLANDS: Progressive GreenLeft Party Hailed As Slowing Anti-Europe Populist Movement [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: The big winner of Wednesday’s election – and now the largest party of the Dutch left for the first time – was GreenLeft, headed by 30-year-old Jesse Klaver, hailed by his enthusiastic supporters as the “Jessiah”. With more than 95% of votes counted, the party – formed 25 years ago by a merger of communists, pacifists, evangelicals ...

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NETHERLANDS: Exit Polls Forecast Solid Trouncing Of White Supremacist Geert “Dutch Trump” Wilders

The BBC reports: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party has won the most seats in parliamentary elections, first exit polls say. His centre-right VVD Party won 31 out of 150 seats, polls suggest. His party came far ahead of the next three parties, including Geert Wilders’ anti-immigration Freedom Party (PVV), the Christian Democrats and the D66 Party, which each got ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Switzerland Welcomes Donald Trump

Over one million views since last night. Laughing Squid recaps: Not wanting to be outdone by the Netherlands invitation video, the Swiss television show Deville Late Night put together “Switzerland Second“, a hilarious video inviting Donald Trump to visit their country, voiced in English and using his own style of speaking. Additionally, the Swiss video touts its geographical superiority over ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: The Netherlands Welcomes Trump

You’ll like this. Ad Week applauds: While much of Europe seems understandably concerned about Donald Trump’s “America First” stance, the Dutch are happy to find a middle ground: “The Netherlands Second.” In the clip below from satirical news show Zondag met Lubach (Sunday with Lubach, hosted by Arjen Lubach), The Netherlands rolls out the yuge red carpet for Trump with ...

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Emboldened By Trump, Europe’s Fascist And Nationalist Parties Hold Joint Meeting For First Time [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen called on voters across Europe to “wake up” and follow the example of US and British voters. Speaking at an unprecedented meeting in Germany of Europe’s right wing populist parties, she said Brexit would unleash an unstoppable wave of “all the dominos of Europe”. And after Brexit, she added, before ...

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NETHERLANDS: Extremist Trump Fan Geert Wilders Convicted Of Inciting Racial Hatred (But No Penalty)

The BBC reports: Dutch anti-Islam political leader Geert Wilders has been convicted of insulting a group and inciting discrimination. But no penalty was imposed by the court near Amsterdam on Wilders, whose party is leading in polls ahead of parliamentary elections in March. Wilders was also acquitted of inciting hate over telling supporters in March 2014 he would ensure there ...

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THE NETHERLANDS: Extremist Trump Supporter Geert Wilders To Stand Trial For Inciting Racial Hatred

Dutch extremist Geert Wilders, who spoke at homocon Milo’s “Twinks For Trump” event during the Republican National Convention, will stand trial for inciting racial hatred. Reuters reports: Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders can be tried on charges of inciting racial hatred, a court in The Hague ruled on Friday, setting the stage for a politically charged test of freedom of speech ...

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ARUBA: Parliament Approves Civil Unions

Some pleasant news to end a day otherwise full of hate. Via the Associated Press: Lawmakers in Aruba have voted to grant same-sex couples the right to register their unions and receive benefits granted to married people on the Dutch Caribbean island. Parliament voted 11-5 with four abstentions late Thursday to amend civil code regulations related to marriage to cover ...

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At Amsterdam’s EuroPride Canal Parade [VIDEOS]

Amsterdam was the host city for EuroPride this year and what a party it was. Via the Netherlands Times: The closing party for EuroPride 2016 in Amsterdam on Sunday night attracted around 500 thousand visitors, according to the Amsterdam police. By 8:00 p.m. the police had to start showing people away as the Rembrandtplein reached its capacity, the Gelderlander reports. ...

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NETHERLANDS: Gay Refugees Moved To Separate Housing After Attacks By Fellow Refugees

Dutch News reports: Five gay asylum seekers in Amsterdam have been moved to a new location after they were spat on and attacked by other people in their refugee centre, the Parool says on Friday. The five – three from Syria, one from Iran and one from Iraq – have been moved to a house owned by housing corporation Rochdale. ...

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Watch Amsterdam Airport’s Luggage Roller-Coaster [VIDEO]

Gizmodo raves: “I just cannot stop watching this hypnotizing video created by Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and edited by Thrillist. They strapped a 360-degree camera on a checked bag and documented a dizzying POV as the luggage made its way through an insane maze of elevators, conveyor belts and endless shelves.” You can also control the 360-degree camera on the airport’s ...

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Watch Amsterdam Pride And Control Their 360° Camera

Amsterdam Pride was earlier this month but you can still watch the canal parade from the perspective of the 360° camera atop the float in this photo. Use your mouse or arrow buttons to spin the camera around.

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At Amsterdam Pride 2015

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LIVE VIDEO: Amsterdam Pride

There’s also a better non-embeddable video stream with live commentary in Dutch. (Tipped by JMG reader Dieter)

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AP: AIDS Community Devastated By Shoot Down Of Malaysian Airliner

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Obama Speaks About Airliner Attack

This afternoon President Obama held a press conference on the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner. Here’s an excerpt of his statement via a transcript provided by the White House: Here’s what we know so far. Evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile that was launched from an area that is controlled by Russian-backed separatists ...

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Bisexual Dutch Gold Medalist Slammed For Celebratory Cuddle With Vladimir Putin

Openly bisexual Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust told reporters that she had a “cuddle” with Vladimir Putin after winning her gold medal on Sunday. Wust told Dutch national broadcaster NOS, “I got a cuddle from him,” at a party held in her honor. “He congratulated me and asked if everything was OK in Russia and I congratulated him on (Russian speedskater) ...

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RUSSIA: Dutch Diplomat Attacked In His Moscow Home, “LGBT” Scrawled In Lipstick On His Bathroom Mirror

In what may have been payback for the arrest of a Russian diplomat, a senior Dutch diplomat was assaulted in his Moscow apartment last night. After beating and tying up the man, his assailants used lipstick to scrawl “LGBT” on his bathroom mirror. The attack happened on Tuesday evening when Onno Elderenbosch, the deputy chief of the Dutch embassy in ...

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Rugby Calendar Men

Clip recap: “The Lowlanders are a gay rugby club in Amsterdam. This is the promo video for the making of their 2014 calendar, proceeds from the sale of which will finance their trip to Sydney to play in the Bingham Cup 27-31 August 2014.” Possibly not work-friendly.

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Amsterdam Pride Stands Up For Russia

LGBT people in the Netherlands stood up for their brothers and sisters in Russia at his weekend’s Amsterdam Pride boat parade, where anti-Putin slogans and displays were in heavy evidence. Members of the local Labour Party wore “Gay Pride For Russia” t-shirts. On Saturday, more than 500,000 people attended the 2013 Gay Pride Festival in Amsterdam to celebrate homosexual rights. ...

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