On November 12, 13 and 14, the XII National Congress of the Spanish
Students’ Union took place in Madrid. There were 130 students present
from all over the country. The Congress was extremely useful in
strengthening the organization and there were lively debates which
allowed the Union to ideologically arm themselves to face the events
that will take place in the next period.
Up until recently the Netherlands had served as a model of social and racial harmony to the rest of the world, a country to emulate or to learn from. This has radically changed with rapid shifts in the fortunes of the main political parties and, more importantly, huge mobilisations of the Dutch working class. Erik Demeester explains how and why.