About Klasse! (english)

Klasse! is a new and free left-wing quarterly newspaper intended to encourage debate and exchange of ideas within social and political movements in the Netherlands. The paper has a print run of 7,000 and is available at all the main info-points (alternative bookshops, squats, social centres) in Dutch cities (see the website for a list of venues). We also hope to reach a public outside of the traditional radical left, but we rely on volunteers for distribution and therefore need the help of people like you!. We’re happy to send packages of the newspaper to people who want to distribute them. If you email us ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), we will send you a bunch. Unfortunately, we have no money to pay for postage, but the paper itself is entirely free. You can also read a version of the newspaper online.

 

We started the paper, as the lead article in the first edition elaborates, because we feel there is a need for a space to consolidate the rather marginal left-wing scene in the Netherlands and create a space for debate. The issues we want to concentrate on are therefore focused on the question of organisation, and central left-wing issues such as labour, the (global) economy, migration and left-wing culture. The last page offers useful resources such as websites and information on politically active groups, political spaces and upcoming actions in the Netherlands.
Although we believe it is important to offer the paper for free, it does of course cost a substantial amount to produce it and we are therefore grateful for any financial support (gironummer 9554857, 'Het Lab', Amsterdam). We will also organise benefit gigs and any extra money generated will be used to produce more pages.
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