Benefit for ‘ WE ARE HERE ‘ 28. juli

demo-geen-mens-is-illegaal-084Monday July 28th 2014: Benefit for ‘We Are Here’, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

The refugees from ‘We Are Here’ had to leave the building (former prison) at the Havenstraat. In a demonstration they walked to the Oosterpark, where they put a tent camp. There were many neighbours coming to bring food and mental support. People from Rampenplan came to bring hot soup as it started to rain. Police came to tell, that they would have to leave before 11 o.clock. Luckely not everybody was watching football, as a church in the neighbourhood offered shelter for the night. A new building is squatted by the refugees (Linneaushof 4) where the around 100 refugees stay now. ( the owner will probably start a procedure to get them out…..); they call it Vluchtopvang. And then there is still the place in south-east, de Vluchtgarage, (Kralenbeek 100) where over 100 refugees live in bad conditions. And this happening all in Amsterdam, where freedom should be the magic word!


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Poster July/August

A bit delayed but here is the poster for this and next month. It will be printed in the next couple of days and spread around the city. You can already download the poster and the flyer as pdf in small and for printing, cutting and distributing in A4.


Interference Benefit

Interference will be an event held 15th to the 17th of august as a critical approach to technology. It will be a self-organised event surrounding a diversity of topics around technology at the Binnenpret. We’ll be having art installations, discussions on surveillance, ethics, digital currencies, philosophy and much more. Check out the program page for details:

However in order to organise this donation-based event, there is need for some initial cash. So we will be offering food and ask for donations at Joe’s Garage on the 4th of august, starting from 19.00.

So come and have a bite and share.

More info on Interference:

Movie Night – The Act of Killing (2012)

Sunday July 27th. The act of killing by Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012, 115min. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Anwar Congo and his friends have been dancing their way through musical numbers, twisting arms in film noir gangster scenes, and galloping across prairies as yodelling cowboys. Their foray into filmmaking is being celebrated in the media and debated on television, because Anwar Congo and his friends are mass murderers.

MEDAN, INDONESIA When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar and his friends were promoted from small-time gangsters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market to death squad leaders. They helped the army kill more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals in less than a year. As the executioner for the most notorious death squad in his city, Anwar himself killed hundreds of people with his own hands. Today, Anwar is revered as a founding father of a right-wing paramilitary organization that grew out of the death squads. The organization is so powerful that its leaders include government ministers, and they are happy to boast about everything from corruption and election rigging to acts of genocide.

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Benefit Info-night for “Needle & Bitch”, Indonesia

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Monday July 21st, 2014: Benefit Info-night for “Needle & Bitch”, Indonesia, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Mita, a member of the Indonesian Collective “Needle & Bitch” is visiting us for an info-night about their work.

Needle n Bitch is a safe space for wmyn/men/trans or what ever your sex and sex orientation is. It’s not only a physical space, but also a place, situation, and condition they create to provide safe, secure, and comfort feeling for anyone who are not able to access it in this sexist, patriarchy, and homophobic society. It is part of Institut-a- Infohouse and Community Center, an anarchist project. Needle n’ Bitch focuses more on wmyn, personal and sexuality issues. [...Lees verder]

Movie night: Knife in the Water


Sunday July 20th 2014. Knife in the Water by Roman Polansky, 1962. 94 minutes, in Polish with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Roman Polanski’s first feature is a brilliant psychological thriller that many critics still consider among his greatest work. The story is simple, yet the implications of its characters’ emotions and actions are profound. When a young hitchhiker joins a couple on a weekend yacht trip, psychological warfare breaks out as the two men compete for the woman’s attention. A storm forces the small crew below deck, and tension builds to a violent climax. With stinging dialogue and a mercilessly probing camera, Polanski creates a disturbing study of fear, humiliation, sexuality, and aggression. This remarkable directorial debut won Polanski worldwide acclaim, a place on the cover of Time, and his first Oscar nomination.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Doors open at 8pm, film begins at 9pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Joes is open in July and August

Dear people, we have had some problems with the event calendar on Joes website and couldn’t fill in the events for July and August. The calendar is working again and we are adding everything in the next couple of days. In the time being, we publish herewith  just the very rough schedule for July and August. Everything will be as always except that there is no Voku on Thursdays in the summer. Instead some renovations will be done during the free days and you are welcome to participate in Joes . We will keep you updated with concrete tasks that have to/will be done in the following two months.

Joes Summer schedule for July and August (detailed informations about movies and benefits will be added soon. Also check for Joes events and everything else that goes on in the city):

Ma/Mo: 19.00 Volkseten Vegazulu
Di/Tu: 11.00 – 15:00 Office Hours
Di/Tu: 20.00 – 21.30 Kraakspreekuur
Wo/We: 15.00 – 18.00 Lonely Collective Day Cafe
Za/Sa: 14.00 – 18.00 Weggeefwinkel
Zo/Su: 20.00 Filmavond/Infoavond

Joes volunteer meeting every second Friday a month (11.07/08.08).

Posters and flyers are also delayed but will be ready in about one week.

Movie Night: Com Vandalismo (2013, Brasil) – Benefit Cinema for Rafael Braga


Sunday July 13th 2014 – Com Vandalismo – Benefit Cinema for Rafael Braga, in Portugues with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Com Vandalismo, Brasil, 2013, 72min, Directed by collective Coletivo Nigeria

This Sundays cinema is not only about screening a movie but also to collect some money for Rafael Braga, 26 years old, who used to live in the streets of Rio de Janeiro but had been arrested last year during the uprising protests against increasing transportation costs, the lack of basic social services and the effects of elitist mega events such as the World Cup. He has been sentenced to 5 years prison in December last year and needs financial support, as he has literally no means of defending himself in the court nor being supported in prison. Logical, skip the final match of this Copa and come to Joes instead. No one is left behind. All donated money will be send to the Cruz Negra Anarquista – ABC Rio de Janeiro.


Rafael Braga was arrested 20th of June 2013 during the protests of 300000 people in Rio de Janeiro [1]. He carried two bottles of cleaning products and a wooden broom when leaving the abandoned shop where he used to live. He says that those tools are being used for his job as car and window cleaner but police took him into custody as they accused him to support protesters with materials for Molotov cocktails [2].

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June 2014 at Joe’s Garage


Movie night: Das Boot (Wolfgang Petersen, 1981)

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Sunday June 29th 2014, Das Boot. Directed byWolfgang Petersen, 1981, 149 minutes, in German, English and French with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm..

Das Boot is one of the most gripping and authentic war movies ever made. Based on an autobiographical novel by German World War II photographer Lothar-Guenther Buchheim, the film follows the lives of a fearless U-Boat captain (Jurgen Prochnow) and his inexperienced crew as they patrol the Atlantic and Mediterranean in search of Allied vessels, taking turns as hunter and prey. There’s very little plot, so the movie’s power comes from both its riveting, epic battle scenes and its details of the boring hours spent waiting for orders or signs of the enemy. With the exception of one staunch Hitler Youth lieutenant, none of the crew is particularly loyal to the Nazis, and some are openly hostile toward their Fuhrer; this allows viewer sympathy with the men as they perform their laborious, monotonous duties in cramped, filthy quarters, or await death as depth charges explode all around the sub. [...Lees verder]

Benefit for ‘We Are Here’


Thursday June 26th 2014: Benefit for ‘We Are Here’, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

The European union and its member states make the life of refugees in the union as well as at its frontiers unbearable. The maintenance of the Dublin agreements, obliges asylum-seekers to pose their asylum-demand in the first country they enter. Many people are trapped in countries that are not able to offer protection for individuals. Also in Holland (thanks Teeven..), the situation is bad. Basic services to refugees are mostly not given, they don’t have access to shelter, food, education, medical care and clothes. [...Lees verder]

Não vai ter Copa, só revolta. ABC Rio de Janeiro benefit. Brazil Uprising info night


Monday June 23th 2014: Não vai ter Copa, só revolta. ABC Rio de Janeiro benefit. Brazil Uprising info night, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

In the last few years, and specially after the riots in june 2013, a big social movement wants to say no to the world cup in Brazil. In a country know as the “Country of football” this seems surprising, but the re-arrangement of the cities to enter in the model wanted by the FIFA and a “touristic model” made the poor people even more excluded, cause of that many riot movements happened in the country in these last few years. These movements only got visibility in the international media when in june 2013 massive riots exploded in the whole country.

In spite of the image the Brazilian government tries to create of a country that is economically successful and incredible growing, the social gap between classes is still really big. The 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are one of the visible results of this economical success for the government. So, the authorities really try to create an image of a country that is modern, where the quality of life grows, and where there’s a kind of “social peace”. [...Lees verder]

Movie night: Night Train (Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1959)


Sunday June 22th 2014, Night Train (Pociag). Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1959, 99 minutes, in Polish with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s Night Train begun like a classic Hitchcockian mystery thriller; but, by the time it got over, the tone and theme had subtly shifted towards human drama and even trenchant social critique – and therein lay the charm of this engaging but largely under-watched Polish film.

This is a more amorphous and ambiguous tale than other contemporary films of the Polish School, and Night Train seems to lack the direct references to recent history and the contemporary political situation of the Poland of the 1950s that are a hallmark of the style. However, the Hitchcockian atmosphere, the unimaginably tight shots and the overall sense of claustrophobia and dread evoke the sense of disappointment following in the wake of 1956 and the end of the Polish Spring. All of Kawalerowicz’s films deal with individual fate in a society being crushed by overwhelming external forces, whether war or politics, in an attempt to examine moral choice under pressure. Night Train is no exception, only here he has created an allegory of misfits among a society of passengers, a society that is predictable, suspicious of individuality, and eager to punish. All of Poland escaping though the night to the end of the line. Ironically, the film may represent in its way the end of the Polish School as well. [...Lees verder]