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The Caliphate in the Dutch media: The resistance against Dutch colonialism in Indonesia – Part 3

The Caliphate in the Dutch media: The resistance against Dutch colonialism in Indonesia – Part 3

The Dutch plans against resistance: “Stop the Caliphate” The Dutch newspapers from the period 1850 – 1930 also made clear what plans the Dutch made in order to deal with the unrests in Indonesia and to [...]

The Caliphate in the Dutch media: The resistance against Dutch colonialism in Indonesia – Part 2

The Caliphate in the Dutch media: The resistance against Dutch colonialism in Indonesia – Part 2

The Dutch insight in the Indonesian resistance: “Khilafah is the cause” Over the period 1850 – 1930 most analysts in the Dutch newspapers were of the opinion that the problems of the Dutch in Indonesia all [...]

The Caliphate in the Dutch media: The resistance against Dutch colonialism in Indonesia – Part 1

The Caliphate in the Dutch media: The resistance against Dutch colonialism in Indonesia – Part 1

The Dutch and Indonesian history books disagree strongly on the history of Dutch colonialism in Indonesia.  Most history books in The Netherlands use the Indonesian term tempu dulu to describe this period of history. Tempu dulu [...]

Anti-capitalism rattles the world: Making sense of the “Occupy Movement”

Anti-capitalism rattles the world: Making sense of the “Occupy Movement”

Dissatisfaction with the systems of capitalism in the West is about to reach a tipping point. Only two months ago a relatively small group of around 2.000 people marched unto Wall Street in New York to [...]

A critique of interest: Debunking Time Value of Money and other arguments

A critique of interest: Debunking Time Value of Money and other arguments

The credit crisis of 2008 and its aftermath, including the current sovereign debt crisis, has made many people realize that the capitalist economic system is not perfect. That it contains faults which in a “perfect storm” [...]