Posts Tagged ‘ Srebrenica ’

Cutting the AIVD: Provincialism over Protection

November 4, 2012
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Cutting the AIVD: Provincialism over Protection

As the VVD-PvdA Regeerakkoord goes through the process of party and parliamentary deliberation, with VVD unrest over the proposed income-related higher costs of health insurance at the forefront, the consequences some significant issues are coming out. On the soft drug front, Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan has already worked the loopholes to insist that the city’s 220 coffeeshops …

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From Srebrenica to Scheveningen: From War to Law

May 29, 2011
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From Srebrenica to Scheveningen: From War to Law

[De Mars van Waardering, The Hague, 26 May 2011. Image: De Pers] On the same day that news came through that Mladic had been arrested in Serbia, several thousand employees – civilian and military – of the Ministry of Defence held a protest march and demonstration in the centre of The Hague against the impending 1bn…

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I Got Dem Homo Blues

March 21, 2010
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I Got Dem Homo Blues

John Sheehan testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee [photo from here] The Dutch sometimes take some flack for being big-time cheese-eaters, occasionally for being dopeheads, and then there’s all the usual stuff about clogs, windmills, tulips, and Wilders. But this week they also took a hit for being gay. “Unbelievable. It is a disgraceful…

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