Poster from The Netherlands, 1979, announcement for a demonstration and manifestation against the Junta of Chili and with a call for international isolation of the Junta of Chile. The 1973 Chilean coup d’état was a military coup in Chile that deposed the Popular Unity government of President Salvador Allende. On 11 September 1973, after an extended period of social unrest and political tension between the opposition-controlled Congress and the socialist President, as well as economic warfare ordered by U.S President Richard Nixon, a group of military officers led by General Augusto Pinochet and Admiral José Toribio Merino seized power in a coup, ending civilian rule. The military established a junta that suspended all political activity in Chile and repressed left-wing movements, especially communist and socialist parties and the Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR). Pinochet rose to supreme power within a year of the coup and was formally declared President of Chile in late 1974. The Nixon administration, which had worked to create the conditions for the coup, promptly recognized the junta government and supported it in consolidating power. During the air raids and ground attacks that preceded the coup, Allende gave his final speech, vowing to stay in the presidential palace and refusing offers of safe passage should he choose exile over confrontation. Direct witness accounts of Allende’s death agree that he killed himself in the palace.
Announcement poster from the South Africa Comittee for a manifestation in the dutch city of Utrecht. The poster is made around 1980. The South Africa Comittee was for supporting the struggle of the black community’s in South Africa during the apartheid regime. “Apartheid” is a south african/dutch word for “Seperation”. In this manifestaion the oil company of Shell was targeted for doing business in South Africa in despite of a almost worldwide boycot. One of the most notable names on the poster is Robert Mugabe. Who would later become the leader and dictator of Zimbabwe. Mugabe was announced to be expected as a speaker on the manifestation among other political figures. It is unclear if he actually was present at the manifestation and did his speech.
Poster against nuclear weapons, from the early 80’s. It says:”Go Vote… Against Nuclear Weapons In Europe”.
This poster of a woman kicking a missle was made by an artist with the name of Opland. Many variations of this poster exist. The poster and it variations was made for The “Comitee Nuclear Weapons No!” wich housed several peace and pacifist organisations. The poster woman kicking missle was widely used in the Netherlands and also by peace movements in Europe, Australia and Japan.
Opland was an artists name but his real name was Robert Woud (1928-2001) and worked for several newspapers as a political cartoonist.
Kicking woman posters at a rally.
Kicking woman poster in the streets of Amsterdam, 1981.
Dutch poster for calling people to an anti nuclear weapons demonstration at Soesterberg 1981. Top of the poster says:”Demonstration in Soesterberg against new nuclear weapons”. The middle of the posters says:”Get nuclear weapons out of the world, let’s begin in the Netherlands”. The demonstration was against the intention of the Dutch government to place nuclear weapons at the base. As it turns out decades later, the nuclear weapons were already placed in secret.
The Dutch Airforce was established at Soesterberg in 1913. From 1954 to 1994 it became a NATO base for the United States Air Force and the village of Soesterberg housed a number of American families. The 32nd is the only US military unit to ever have been under direct operational control of a foreign nation.
After 1994 Soesterberg Airbase became home to the Dutch army helicopter force. The base closed in 2010, and is now location of the Airforce And Military museum.
Extremely rare dutch feminist poster about the 75th. woman’s day, March 8, 1985. In overal good condition but with a stain. The text says:”The Economic Crisis and the consequences for woman”
After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day on February 28, 1909, in New York, German revolutionary Clara Zetkin proposed at the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference that 8 March be honored as a day annually in memory of working women.
The day has been celebrated as International Women’s Day or International Working Women’s Day ever since. In 1917, March 8 became a national holiday in the USSR.
The day was mostly celebrated by the socialists movements and communist countries until it was adopted by the feminist movement in about 1967. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1975.
An election poster from the dutch PSP party, 1981. The text on the poster says:”Socialism and Disarmament”. PSP means Pacifist Socialist Party.
The Pacifist Socialist Party was a left wing Dutch socialist political party. The PSP played a small role in Dutch politics. The party was founded 1957 and was ended in 1991 when the party converted with some other small left wing, communist and anarchy party’s into Groen Links (meaning Green Left). Wich still exist today (2019).
In 1955 a group of “politically homeless” activists had formed. The group mainly consisted of former members of the Labour Party (PvdA) and the Communist Party of the Netherlands (CPN). Many of them had a background in the orthodox Marxist wing of the Social Democratic Workers’ Party or the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), which had merged into the PvdA. The former members of the CPN had left their party over the Stalinist course of the CPN.
These politically homeless individuals were a diverse group: progressive Christians, leftwing socialists, orthodox Marxists, anti-Stalinist Trotskyists, left communists, liberal pacifists and some anarchists. Many of them were active in the developing peace movement.
On 26 January 1957 the PSP was founded by this group.
Beautiful woodcut print from a Ducth artist of Karl Marx. This piece of art is not numbered so it very well could be the only one in existince. It is dated 1920. On the bottem left it says “woodcut print”. It is signed.