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I want to talk a minute about how #Brexit is viewed by most of the #Dutch here in the #Netherlands.

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The #Dutch are mostly bewildered by #Brexit and why anyone would want to leave.

We do have a small EU critical faction in parliament (PVV+FvD=32 seats out of 150), but 4/5ths of the electorate are either uncaring or moderately to rabidly pro EU.

home.noties.nl/peil/

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Our #economy stands to take quite a hit from Brexit. Up to a few percent, even.

economics.rabobank.com/publications/2…

This is seen as a betrayal by most #Dutch, who take the
health of our economy very seriously, especially after supporting Britain's liberal ideas in the #EU

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2 #Dutch researchers were detained, subjected to humiliation & abuse, then deported by #Israel earlier this month

Their experience is part of #Israel’s policy to isolate #Palestinians from the outside world & obstruct the work of human rights defenders
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#Israeli forces detained @LydiadeLeeuw for questioning immediately after arrival at #BenGurion airport on 20 July
Over four hours, de Leeuw was strip searched, deprived of her phone & other property & denied access to the #Dutch embassy or legal assistance before her deportation
@LydiaDeLeeuw's #Dutch colleague Pauline Overeem experienced much severe treatment.
#Israeli forces detained her for 24 hours during which she was “handcuffed & subjected to verbal abuse, including threats that the #Israeli authorities would use force against her”
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If the #Netherlands do block #Albania’s EU negotiations they’ll only be confirming what has so far been talked about only in hushed voices: there is no “Western Balkans 6”, there’s a “Western Balkans 2”. ALB, MK, BiH, KOS do not have membership prospects — not now, maybe never.
France & the Netherlands are merely out ahead of the pack. But it’s been clear for sometime that the Brussels establishment only has a credible commitment to Serbia & Montenegro. Bringing them into the fold, some believe makes membership for the other four a moot point.
As I describe in my book, logic is there’s enough of a political infrastructure to “contain/maintain” any potential chaos at acceptable levels (for the EU) in these 4 states, while “normalizing” relations w the 2 who have historically been architects of the worst troubles.
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#storytime: [Thread] The dark sides of “social” enterprises - #Ableism in disguise

The other day, I was referred to the owner a social enterprise in order to apply job in my profession. The org seemed impressed by my portfolio and I eventually got invited to a job interview.
It all sounded promising and I was excited to meet with the company. Everything went well until they asked about my expectations. I was a bit surprised, since I was already in the job interview, but I highlighted that I’m looking for employment or at least continuous remote work.
Much to my shock, the only thing this organization had to offer was a “sheltered workshop”, where I would be working for free and maybe one day, some employer might hire me on a subsidized job, where I can only be paid minimum wage.
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The representative for the #Netherlands is trying to shame #Russia into not using its veto to defend Bashar al-Asad's "mass atrocities". Best of luck ....
Amb. @nikkihaley asked about gas attacks and then attacks on the first-responders: "Who does this? Only a monster does this."

#Russia's hands are "covered in the blood of Syrian children", the Ambassador says, and "cannot be ashamed ... we have tried that before."
Amb. @nikkihaley attacks #Russia for its backing of #Asad, something "no civilized government" would do; its help in directing the siege-and-starve campaigns in #Syria; and its assistance to the broader war crimes.

The U.S. "will not be held hostage" to Moscow's veto.
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Dear @BBCR4Feedback
Tomorrow I will post a package of #StopBrexit paraphernalia to you
The materials are used by the Remain campaign & have been crowdfunded
I will also post prints of photos from the last 21 months (see thread below) so you can see what you haven't been covering
1/It has taken me several hours to compile nearly 2 years of photos from the #Remain campaign into this 22 page document, however i felt it necessary to do so in order to illustrate to the #BBC the extent and commitment of our campaign which you haven't been acknowledging.
2/July 2016 #StopBrexit march in #London
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BREAKING: #Netherlands' General Intelligence & Security Service (#AIVD) played key role in PROVIDING EVIDENCE TO #FBI ON RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN US ELECTION.

AIVD infiltrated Russian hackers group #CozyBear already in summer 2014 !

#TrumpRussia #Mueller

nos.nl/nieuwsuur/arti…
BREAKING: #Netherlands' General Intelligence & Security Service (#AIVD) played key role in PROVIDING EVIDENCE TO #FBI ON RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN US ELECTION.

AIVD infiltrated Russian hackers group #CozyBear already in summer 2014 !

Google Translated: translate.google.nl/translate?sl=n…
Dutch intelligence (AIVD) had acces to Russian Cozy Bear hackers group for years and obtained crucial evidence for Russian interference in the U.S. elections.

Official translation available now:

nos.nl/nieuwsuur/arti…
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