Price: 2.50 euro Size: 22x13cm./8.6×5.1inch. Weight: 20gr./0.71oz. Pages: 8
Transcript of a speech from Henk Hoekstra (Communist Party Netherlands) in parlement 1977. Around that time there were several hostage situations from the Moluccan community in The Netherlands. Demanding there own Moluccan state within Indonesia. Because Indonesia was a former colony from the Netherlands there was a huge Moluccan community present.
Price: 1.00 euro Size: 21x15cm./8.2×5.9inch. Weight: 7gr./0.2oz.
Old folder from the Pegasus publisher in Amsterdam. Made around 1980. The text on the folder reads:”Books that should not be missing on the shelf of a progressive person”. Pegasus was the publishing house of the Communist Party of the Netherlands (CPN), based in Amsterdam where it also had a bookshop. At that time, among other things, most of the major works of Marx, Engels and Lenin were published, and the official History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Nowadays, the publisher annex bookshop mainly focuses on Slavic studies (dictionaries, teaching aids, etc.) and literature and reading material from Eastern Europe.
Price: 2.50 euro Size: 29.5x21cm./11.6×8.2inch. Weight: 62gr./2.1oz. Pages: 12
Newspaper clippings collected in booklet with staples. These articles were collected by the CPN (Communistic Party Netherlands) in 1979. Due to government cuts there were large scale strikes in The Netherlands in 1978/1979. Out of disstatisfaction with the coverage in the established newspapers the CPN collected some of these articles and some articles of communistic newspaper “The Waarheid” (In Russian “Pravda”) who was on the side of the strikers.
Announcement about a CPN (Communistic Party Netherlands) for a congress and demonstration. The text on the cards reads:”Demonstration, Congress. For International Solidarity, For Defence Of The Standard Of Living, For Immediate Reduction Of Arms Expensives”. The card is made around 1980. The Communist Party of the Netherlands was a Dutch communist party. The party was founded in 1909 as the Social-Democratic Party (SDP). On May 15, 1940, immediately after the German occupation, the party decided to organize an underground movement. In July 1940 the Nazi occupation force banned the CPN. The party continued illegally. Together with the much smaller anti-Stalinist communist party RSAP the only pre-war organisation that already in 1940 protested against the anti-Semitic measures by the German occupiers. It published a resistance newspaper called De Waarheid (“The Truth”, in Russian: Pravda). Both took part in the February Strike in 1941, the largest act of resistance in the Netherlands. In 1989 the party merged with three other small leftwing parties to form the GreenLeft. In 1991 disstatisfied members left and formed the New Communist Party wich still exist today.
Tin can from The Netherlands. Made between 1945-1960 and made of metal. Featured on the can are flags, coat of arms and portraits of Churchill, Roosvelt, Stalin and Chiang Kai Shek. The Coat of Arms are from The Netherlands, Amerika, Belgium, China, Russia, England and France. All of these nations were at war with Nazi Germany and won. On the lid are the Dutch flag, the banner of the Royal House of Orange and the dutch Coat of Arms.
This hammer and sickle tie is made in the Netherlands. Transworld was a shipping agency in Rotterdam Harbour for handling Soviet cargo ships.
As the story goes Transworld was a cover up for Soviet spies and KGB agents. They wanted to know how the Dutch Secret Service (BVD) worked, how the Rotterdam harbour can be taken out in wartime and on what location USA army cargo was being processed.
Although this story was never confirmed, the Dutch Secret Service kept a close eye on the company. Transworld started in 1972 and went bankrupt in 1995.
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.