Dutch Minister Confirms Ban On Drilling, Shale Gas ‘Not An Option’

By Staff, Dutchnews.nl -

The Netherlands will not give out any permits for the exploration for shale gas in the Netherlands, economic affairs minister Erik Wiebes has confirmed to parliament. ‘Shale gas is not an option [...]

With Less Crime, Closed Dutch Prisons Are Instead Being Used To House Refugees

By Brianna Acuesta, www.trueactivist.com -

By Brianna Acuesta for True Activist - It might be hard to imagine a world where prisons actually close because of a reduction in prisoners if you live in the U.S., but in many countries abroad [...]

The Netherlands Could Soon Ban The Sale Of Non-Electric Cars

By Katie Valentine, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Katie Valentine for Climate Progress - The lower house of the Dutch parliament passed a motion recently that would ban the sales of non-electric cars in the country by 2025. The motion still [...]

Justice For Mitch Henriquez: Black Lives Matter Goes Dutch

By Mathijs van de Sande, www.roarmag.org -

By Mathijs van de Sande in RoarMag - This weekend, on June 27, the 42-year-old Aruban man Mitch Henriquez was brutally murdered by police in The Hague. Henriquez was visiting his family in the [...]

In Amsterdam, A Revolt Against The Neoliberal University

By Jerome Roos, www.roarmag.org -

For three weeks now, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been shaken by a wave of student protests against the neoliberalization of higher education and the lack of democratic accountability in [...]

This Town Is Using The Ocean To Provide Heat To Low-Income Residents

By Joanna M. Foster, www.thinkprogress.org -

When most people think of harnessing renewable energy from the ocean, the gigantic spinning blades of offshore wind farms are probably the first thing that come to mind. Or maybe it’s gracefully [...]

Dutch State Liable For 300 Srebrenica Massacre Deaths

By AP, www.theguardian.com -

A court on Wednesday ordered the Netherlands to compensate the families of more than 300 men turned over to Bosnian Serb forces and later killed in the Srebrenica massacre 19 years ago. In an [...]