Wilbert van der Zeijden

Wilbert van der Zeijden

Researcher on nuclear issues at IKV Pax Christi

Wilbert van der Zeijden is a political scientist and former Coordinator of the International Network for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases. He works with the Dutch organisation IKV Pax Christi as researcher on nuclear issues

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Recent content by Wilbert van der Zeijden

Withdrawal Issues: Report on the U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe

Withdrawal Issues

March 2011
Interviews conducted with European NATO delegations and NATO staffers concerned with nuclear planning and deployment reveal that there is sufficient political will to end the deployment of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.

Man Fridays: Wikileaks exposes UK tricks to deny the Chagossians the right to return home

January 2011
A 2009 cable on Diego Garcia released by WikiLeaks shows how little has changed in the UK colonialist mindset in the past 50 years.

Closing bases

November 2009
The closure of the US military base in Manta is a huge victory for both the Ecuadorian activists who have been campaigning for a decade against the US military presence in their country, and for the international No-Bases campaign.

Uprooted: Foreign military bases and forced displacement

November 2009
Expulsion, or displacement, directly caused by the decision of a government to make way for a military base, is but one of the many problems local communities face when they are confronted with a foreign military presence.

Foreign Military Bases and the Global Campaign to close them

July 2009
There are more than a thousand foreign military bases worldwide which have become the infrastructure for imperial wars and have severe social and environmental impacts locally that have prompted growing resistance.

Time to close the US bases in the Antilles

July 2009
The ten-year lease of the two airfields at the Dutch Caribbean island - Aruba and Curaçao - to the US military is now up, which means that the Dutch government has to decide whether to continue with the arrangement.

Outposts of Empire

March 2007
 The year is 2007 AD. The globe is entirely occupied by US soldiers... well not entirely! Hundreds of local, national and international campaigns are holding out against the global apparatus of foreign military bases.

Outposts of empire

March 2007
The US has up to 1,000 bases in more than 130 countries. Wilbert van der Zeijden reports on the global military network underpinning the world's only superpower.