Naomi ‘t Hart Young, highly educated and conservative. European research shows that while this may have been a unique combination in the past, conservatism is growing amongst people born from 1990 onwards. Yesterdays election’s results partly underscore this movement. The question is: why? Millennials and Gen Z have often grown up with more welfare and education than the generations before them. The internet and globalisation … Continue reading The New Conservatives
Melisa Salas These days we are living in a digital era where social media is taking over the world. Breaking news is spread worldwide within matters of seconds. The days where we wait for our daily newspaper with a cup of coffee or the news on TV are over now. The only thing we have to do to consume news now is to tap with … Continue reading Laura Kersten on how social media can strongly influence youth’s voting decisions
Austin Devaraj, Sage Bankasingh March. 18, 2021 TORONTO – As Dutch citizens took to the polls this week, which have been spread apart intentionally into multiple days, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, expatriates are looking to voice their concerns about voting in the motherland. Dutch residents in Canada who hold citizenship in the Netherlands note complexities in communication present to them while trying to vote. … Continue reading “Once out, you are forgotten,” the Dutch in Canada voice their annoyance in voting from abroad
By Melisa Salas & Gaby van Genderen Today many special places in Amsterdam opened again as a polling station in the middle of a national lockdown. Locals had the chance to step into those unique buildings to use their right to vote. Reporters from the International Angle: Gaby and Melisa visited the Concertgebouw, the Van Gogh Museum and the Melkweg. Curious to see how young … Continue reading The most unique polling stations in Amsterdam: how did young voters experience those?
By Gaby van Genderen and Melisa Salas Today, some of our reporters had the opportunity to vote at the Concertgebouw based on the Museumsquare in Amsterdam. This year, voting was a little different than other years because of all the corona restrictions. It was important to wear a mask, stay safe by keeping our 1.5 m distance and disinfect our hands. Thankfully, we have some … Continue reading Voting at the Concertgebouw: what did that look like?
By Sharon Verhoeks Political activism through social media heavily increased during the summer of 2020. The main reason for this were the Black Lives Matter protests all over the world. Social media also allowed the digital rebirth of artivism. M.K. Assante wrote the following about the term, which origins can be found in Los Angeles, in his book ‘It’s Bigger than Hiphop’; ‘‘The artivist (artist + … Continue reading Nouveau Artivism: Cheyenne van Alphen
By Jaimy Witbraad and Claire Schouten More and more parties aim for gender diversity in politics; ‘A parliament that represents society’. However, there is still no equal division between men and women. The organisations ‘Stem Op Een Vrouw’ (meaning: Vote For A Woman) and ‘Meer Vrouwen In De Politiek’ (meaning: More Women In Politics) fight for a fair division between men and women in the … Continue reading This is how your vote can help to achieve more gender diversity in the parliament
A generation that uses social media as a tool to encourage people to vote By: Shaquille Joy Social Media apps have become tools, especially for younger generations, to voice their opinions and see immediate change happening. While we shouldn’t forget that there are a lot of negative sides to these apps, they are part of our lives now and can also be used for positive … Continue reading How Gen Z engages with politics
By Gaby van Genderen Number 18 on GroenLinks’s candidates’ list for this week’s elections is Stephanie Bennett from Groningen. She was born in 1986 in a village called Heerde in The Netherlands, Stephanie is the daughter of an African American father and a Dutch mother. She left Heerde to study Psychology in Groningen. As of right now, she is a member of the provincial council … Continue reading Stephanie Bennett (GroenLinks): “My career as a healthcare psychologist can be of good use in the House of Representatives,”