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Climate March Crossing the Heart of Amsterdam

Climate March Crossing the Heart of Amsterdam On Sunday, March 10, people from all over the Netherlands gathered in Amsterdam for the Climate March, a nonviolent protest demanding a radically new climate policy. Around 40,000 participants marched across the heart of Amsterdam for 2.5 kilometers, starting from Dam Square to the Museumplein. By SOOHYUN BAE […]

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Lack of Funding in Education Leads to a Nationwide Strike

March 16, 2019 Lack of Funding in Education Leads to a Nationwide Strike By AISHWARYA KOTTAPURATH On Friday, March 15, students, teachers, and professors around the Netherlands went on a nationwide strike and protested in The Hague to demand the reversal of budget cuts for, and more investment in, education. The strike asks that the […]

Climate Change: Reusable Straws and Eco-Friendly Lifestyles Will not Save Us

Climate Change: Reusable Straws and Eco-Friendly Lifestyles Will not Save Us March 14, 2019 By IVY WADE We have been duped. Every day, social media and news articles tell us that we are responsible for a world that is slowly dying due to our gluttonous lifestyles. We have been careless. We used too many plastic […]

‘Why Study for a Future We Don’t Have?’ Ask Student Climate Protesters

‘Why Study for a Future We Don’t Have?’ Ask Student Climate Protesters February 18, 2019 By CARA RAKER A ‘climate revolution’ was the goal of the 200-odd student protesters who gathered in Dam Square on February 14. Organized for the second time this month by the civil society group Students for Climate, the protest specifically […]

Photo Story: Students March to Take Actions Against Climate Change

February 18, 2019 Students March to Take Actions Against Climate Change Lucia Masip / The Amsterdammer About 200 students protested last Thursday, on February 14, in Dam Square as part of an international mobilisation to call for governments to take more drastic actions against climate change. This was the second time the civil society group […]

Protests at Dam Square in support of ‘Freedom for Venezuela’

Yesterday, on January 23, 2019, around 100 people gathered at Dam Square in Amsterdam as a sign of support for Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan President of the National Assembly, who is locked in a bitter power struggle against the current reign of Nicolas Maduro. Similar protests were staged in the Hague and more than a […]