Voorpost

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Voorpost
Voorpostlogo.jpg
Voorpost logo
Formation 1976 (Flanders)
1978 (Netherlands)
Chairman Johan Vanslambrouck
Action leader Flanders Nick Van Mieghem[1]
Action leader Netherlands Florens van der Kooi
Website voorpost.org

Voorpost ("outpost, picket") is an ethnic nationalist (volksnationalist) group founded in Flanders, Belgium by Karel Dillen in 1976 as a splinter from the Volksunie.[2] It is in the tradition of Verdinaso, which was founded in the context of 1930s Flemish nationalism which was related to the fascism movement of the time. It pursues an irredentist ideal of a Greater Netherlands, a nation state that would unite all Dutch-speaking territories in Europe. The organisation has staged rallies on various topics, against Islam and mosques, against leftist organizations, against drugs, against pedophilia, and against animal abuse.[3]

Members include Vlaams Blok ideologue Roeland Raes and Vlaams Belang politician Luc Vermeulen.[4][5] Johan Vanslamsbrouck is the leader of Voorpost, As of 2013 Nick van Mieghem is action leader for Flanders, replacing Luc Vermeulen.[1] Florens van der Kooi (formerly of the NNP) is action leader for the Netherlands.[5][6][7] Several members of the organisation were also members of the VMO (Vlaamse Militanten Orde), which was banned in 1983.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Voorpost Vlaanderen stelt nieuwe actieleider voor, Het Laatste Nieuws, 30 June 2013 (Dutch)
  2. ^ a b Martin Pütz (ed.). Language contact and language conflict. p. 251. ISBN 90-272-2142-1. 
  3. ^ Rodrigues and Donselaar (eds), Monitor Racisme & Extremisme - Negende rapportage, Pallas Publications, Amsterdam University Press (2010), pp. 49-50 (online copy) (Dutch)
  4. ^ Voorpost vist Roeland Raes op, Blokwatch, March 17, 2002 (Dutch)
  5. ^ a b Voorpost webpage (Dutch)
  6. ^ Voorpost press release, December 5, 2011 listing Vanlamsbrouck as president (Dutch)
  7. ^ Voorpost contact page, listing Vermeulen and Van der Kooi as action leaders (Dutch)

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