[www-features] PROPOSAl: extreme-write party got 1.000.000 votes(Belgium, Flanders)

Shayne ONeill shayne at perthimc.asn.au
Wed Dec 8 17:31:50 PST 2004


oops. Make Extrewe into "Extreme". My english is rotten! (For a
monolingual english speaker)

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On Thu, 9 Dec 2004, Shayne ONeill wrote:

>
> I have fixed some tensing problems, and some misspellings and gramatical
> errors. Other than that, Guido, your english is lovely. :)
>
> pic:
> http://antwerpen.indymedia.org/images/739_4b27ba994e355acf8a98bc192cc0303c.jpg
> http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/000/648/731_b61ab79963a1aecbd463035b03e42ca0.gif
>
> Long title: Exrewe Right party got 1.000.000 votes(Belgium, Flanders)
> >
> short title:
>
> Flanders/Belgium
>
>
> abstract:
>
>
> <p>Belgium is a country with three regions: Flanders, Brussels and
> Wallony. There is one Federal government and three regional governments.
> With the last regional elections, the extreme-right party, Vlaams Blok,
> got 1.000.000 votes in Flanders, which means one in five people voted
> for  this party.</p>
> <p>
> Like everytime after the winning of the Vlaams Blok, iniatives
> [Reports(Dutch): <a
> href="http://www.indymedia.be/news/2004/07/86628.php">1</a> | <a
> href="http://www.indymedia.be/news/2004/09/88323.php">2</a> , <a
> href="http://www.indymedia.be/news/2004/06/85976.php">opinions</a>] are
> taken by leftish groups and persons to stop the Vlaams Blok but until
> now, no iniative succeeded to stop the Vlaams Blok.</p>
> <p>
> Since 1991, this extreme-right party has had wins in every election(federal
> and regional)and nobody(other political parties, leftish/progressive
> groups) appears to know how to stop them.
> </p>
> On November 9, the highest court in Belgium, judged that the Vlaams
> Blok is a racist party.<a
> href="http://www.indymedia.be/news/2004/11/89956.php">[The
> arrest(Dutch)]</a> There have been manifestations and gatherings to
> "celebrate" this (
> Articles:
> <a href="http://www.indymedia.be/news/2004/11/89849.php">1</a> |
> <a href="http://www.indymedia.be/news/2004/11/89921.php">2</a> |
> <a href="http://www.indymedia.be/news/2004/11/89922.php">3</a> |
> <a href="http://www.indymedia.be/news/2004/11/89958.php">4</a> |
> Pics:
> <a href="http://www.indymedia.be/news/2004/11/89977.php">1</a> |
> <a href="http://www.indymedia.be/news/2004/11/89983.php">2</a> |
> <a href="http://ovl.indymedia.org/news/2004/11/3591.php">3</a> )
> Most people had mixed feelings on this judgement:
> "Maybe it will give the extreme-right more votes" and "Maybe they are
> gonna exploit this".
> </p>
> <p>
> Shortly after this judgement, the Vlaams Blok changed there name into
> Vlaams Belang, this with a big media show. <a
> href="http://ovl.indymedia.org/news/2004/11/3689.php">Several people</a>
> launched a <a href="http://www.vlaams-burgerinitiatief.be/">petition</a>
> to stop the subsidies. The Vlaams Blok gets from the Flemish government,
> Federal government
> subsidies that all together give the sum of:
> <a href="http://www.indymedia.be/news/2004/11/90389.php">$5,583,075.20</a>.
> <br>
> Normally this could be easy
> done because a law from in 1999 says that parties that get judged to be
> racist can have there donations taken away. But the Flemisch parliament
> judged on November 29 that the Vlaams Behang, an extreme-right party and
> condemmed for being racist can still have there donations. The petition
> got at this moment more that 40.000 signatures. But Flemish parliament
> does not find these important.
> ( Articles:
> <a href="http://vlaamsblok.blogspot.com/">1</a> |
> <a href="http://ovl.indymedia.org/news/2004/11/3746.php">2</a> |
> <a href="http://ovl.indymedia.org/news/2004/11/3763.php">3</a> |
> <a href="http://antwerpen.indymedia.org/news/2004/11/1257.php">4</a> |
> <a href="http://antwerpen.indymedia.org/news/2004/12/1265.php">5</a>
> </p>
> <p>On November 26, there was a <a
> href="http://www.indymedia.be/news/2004/11/90556.php">razzia in the
> Central station of Antwerp</a>, target was all people with a brown
> color, no matter if they were 70 or 10. In Antwerp, the citycouncil
> plans to <a
> href="http://antwerpen.indymedia.org/news/2004/11/1205.php">"clean some
> neighbourhoods"</a>, by going to door by door with police, social
> inspection, the office for(against) refugees,...</p>
>
> <p><a href="http://ovl.indymedia.org">Indymedia Oost-Vlaanderen</a> |
> <a href="http://wvl.indymedia.org/">Indymedia West-Vlaanderen</a> |
> <a href="http://antwerpen.indymedia.org/">Indymedia Antwerpen</a> |
> <a href="http://liege.indymedia.org/">Indymedia Liège</a> |
> <a href="http://belgium.indymedia.org/">Indymedia Belgium</a> |
> <a href="http://driejuli.skynetblogs.be/">http://driejuli.skynetblogs.be/</a> |
> <a href="http://blokwatch.skynetblogs.be/">Blokwatch</a>   (lot's of
> info and pics about the Vlaams Belang)</p>
>
>
>
>  content:
>
>
>
>  <p>On December 2 there was a manifestation from the
>  student-organization
>  of the extreme-right against Turkey coming in the European Union. There
> was
>  also a manifesation against this manifestation. Like usual, the cops were
>  really violent against left wing  demonstrators but they were polite and
> got a
>  good laugh with the extreme-write demonstrators. Reports:  <a
>  href="http://ovl.indymedia.org/news/2004/12/3925.php">1</a> | <a
>  href="http://ovl.indymedia.org/news/2004/12/3881.php">2</a> | Pics: <a
>  href="http://www.indymedia.be/news/2004/12/90790.php">1</a> | <a
>  href="http://ovl.indymedia.org/news/2004/12/3925_comment.php#3967">Police
>  violence</a>
> </p>
>  <p> This week, a woman said she would not wear her headscarf anymore
>  because her boss had recieved two threatening letters to say that he had
> to  sack her otherwise he would get problems. The boss refused but the
>  woman herself chose to remove her headscarf so her boss would not get
>  problems.
> The <a  href="http://wvl.indymedia.org/news/2004/12/3956.php">letters</a> came
>  from extreme-right people.
>
>  <p>There were lately some meetings between members of different
>  extreme-right parties in Europe: <a
>  href="http://www.indymedia.be/news/2004/11/90373.php">European
>  parliament</a>, in <a
>  href="http://indymedia.nl/nl/2004/12/23663.shtml">Antwerp</a>.</p>
>
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