Benefiet voor J20 arrestanten + docu ANTIFA

Monday January 22nd 2018, None are free until we’re all free. Benefiet voor J20 arrestanten + docu ANTIFA. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Film: 9:30pm

Op 20 januari 2017 werd president Trump in Washington ingehuldigd, duizenden mensen gingen de straat op om de feestelijkheden te verstoren. Een Black Block van 600 mensen braken door politie kordons heen en verstoorden de feestelijkheden met directe acties. Nu een jaar later zijn de rechtszaken begonnen tegen de 200 arrestanten van die dag, in totaal word er 600 jaar gevangenisstraf geëist. Omdat wij altijd solidair zijn met mensen in strijd organiseren wij dit bescheiden benefiet om zo een kleine bijdrage te leveren aan de financiële kosten die dit monster proces met zich mee brengt. Komt allen!! Doneer gul!!!

None are free until we’re all free. Defend J20 resistance. http://defendj20resistance.org/

De mensen van Global Uprisings http://www.globaluprisings.org/ hebben speciaal voor de gelegenheid op 20 januari 2018 hun nieuwe documentaire ANTIFA gelanceerd en deze vertonen we dan ook.

Over de docu : ANTIFA
Since the election of Donald Trump, acts of racist violence have proliferated across the United States. Racists and misogynists feel emboldened to express and act on their views. White nationalist groups and resurgent traditional white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan have used Trumps victory to gain new recruits. All that stands in their way are the groups of anarchists and anti-state communists who have taken it upon themselves to prevent fascism from becoming a powerful political force in the United States. This film tells the story of what “Antifa” is and why people are using these tactics to confront racism and fascism in the US today.
Who are the anti-fascists? What motivates them to risk their lives to fight the far right? What is the history of militant anti-fascism and why is it relevant again today? How is anti-fascism connected to a larger political vision that can stop the rise of fascism and offer us visions of a future worth fighting for? Through interviews with anti-fascist organizers, historians, and political theorists in the US and Germany, we explore the broader meaning of this political moment while taking the viewer to the scene of street battles from Washington to Berkeley and Charlottesville.

Dit word georganiseerd door enkele anarchisten i.s.m. de Vrije Bond https://www.vrijebond.org

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. We are remaining closed if no one is volunteering to cook. Keep an eye on this page to make sure we are open. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

Have you ever considered cooking at Joe’s Garage with your friends? We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Pintxo & Cinema: Dead City (Ciutat Morte), docu by Xavier Artigas and Xapo Ortega (2013)

Sunday January 21st 2018. From 18:00, Vegan Pinxto, yes vegan hapjes. From 20:00, documentary screening: Dead City (Ciutat Morte) by Xavier Artigas and Xapo Ortega (2013). 120 min. In Catalan and Spanish. with English subtitles.

We’re screening this film after the recent events on 7 December 2017 in Zaragoza. A fascist dies. Within less than a week, Rodrigo Lanza is all over the news, accused of the murder. The social center Kike Mur is under siege. Rodrigo Lanza again? Isn’t strange considering what is happening in the Spanish State? Rodrigo was sentenced to four and a half years in January 2008 in the 4F case.

Free Rodrigo Lanza! La lucha continúa, y contra el fascismo ni un paso atrás.

Synopsis: 800 people illegally occupy an old movie theater in Barcelona in order to screen a documentary. They rename the old building after a girl who committed suicide in 2011: Cinema Patricia Heras. Who was that girl? Why did she kill herself and what does the city have to do with it? That’s exactly what the squatting action is about: letting everyone know the truth about one of the worse corruption cases in Barcelona, the dead city.

Ciutat Morta (Dead City) is a documentary about the case known as 4F, one of the most controversial cases of police, judicial and governmental corruption experienced in Barcelona in the last years. The case perfectly illustrates the common practices of scapegoating and torturing and the widespread racism within the law enforcement institutions in the Spanish State.

On February 4th, 2006, a flowerpot was thrown from a squat (owned by the City Council) in which a party was taking place, seriously wounding a police agent. There were nine arrests that night. The City Council and the police, in view of the impossibility of finding out who had thrown the flowerpot, decided to mount a case blaming innocent people who were not in the house and some not even in the vicinity.

Patricia Heras was cycling that night and had an accident in a different area. She was taken by ambulance to the same hospital as the police officer. Due to her appearance – punk/squatter – she was also charged with assaulting a police officer and throwing a fence at him. Patricia received three years and the other arrestees were given minor convictions. Patricia committed suicide in April 2011, when she had a prison permit to visit her home.

Rodrigo and his mother Maria have leaded the campaign for justice for the 4-F defendants and promise they will go to the European Court of Human Rights if necessary. Rodrigo was released in December 2012. He’d spent two years on remand, one year on bail and three more years in prison. He received sympathies from the other prisoners and was hated by the screws, however he always declined the favours offered if he pleaded guilty. When he appealed in June 2009, his sentence was incremented from four and a half to five years. Rodrigo will always remember the first words he heard when he encountered the police that unfortunate 4th of February: “los sudacas de mierda por aquí” (those fucking sudacas round here – sudacas is a racist slur against South Americans); Rodrigo immediately knew he wasn’t going to be treated lightly.

Comunicado de Juan Pintos, detenido/encarcelado/condenado por el montaje del 4F26 january 2015  http://barcelona.indymedia.org/newswire/display/493810/index.php

Comunicado por la libertad de Rodrigo Lanza15 december 2017 http://barcelona.indymedia.org/newswire/display/517093

Comunicado de la madre de Rodrigo Lanza
17 december 2017 http://www.alasbarricadas.org/noticias/node/39382

Comunicados de CSO Kike Mur, Metromuster y CGT en apoyo a Rodrigo Lanza y contra la criminalización del antifascismo23 december 2017  http://barcelona.indymedia.org/newswire/display/493810/index.php

A letter from prison, by Rodrigo Lanza2 january 2018 https://www.indymedia.nl/node/42613

Desde las mazmorras, aislado, pero no solo. Rodrigo Lanza 2 january 2018 http://barcelona.indymedia.org/newswire/display/517528

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know.

January 2018 at Joe’s Garage

Movie night: Strike (Eisenstein, 1925)

Sunday February 11th 2018: Movie night: Strike (Eisenstein, 1925). Doors open at 8pm, film starts at 8:30pm.

Eisenstein’s first feature film the story of a bitter strike under Tzarist rule in 1903. Made just before Battleship Potemkin, this film introduces his style of dynamic juxtaposed editing, the focus on the individual and the crowd. Waves of movement, and poltical idealism.
Before the feature we’ll also watch “Gulmov’s Diary” a 4 minute short that was Eisenstein’s first film.

Silent | English intertitles and Russian intertitles with English subtitles | 89 minutes

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

No Border Kitchen Lesvos Benefit

Monday January 29th 2018, No Border Kitchen Lesvos Benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

No Border Kitchen Lesvos is a collective of independent volunteers that is active on the island since 2012. It is well know that the situation on the Island is extremely horrifying, with the current military camp of Moria currently holding 8.500 people, 6.500 more then it’s capacity. People are forced to live in inhumane conditions, and if they manage to find a place somewhere else on the island, they will still be hunted. NBK provides cooked food on a daily basis to the people who are on the street. Also we provide food boxes (a crate with fresh vegetables, oil and flower) to 300 people who do have the means to cook for themselves. Next to this we try to help people on an individual level with assisting in their asylum cases, monitoring deportations and setting up a group specificly aimed at LGBTIQ people. This of course costs money to keep going, and that’s why we need your money!

NBK Lesvos https://noborderkitchenlesvos.noblogs.org/

If you want to support NBK financially to cover their daily costs, you can donate to:
Rote Hilfe OG Salzwedel
IBAN: DE93 4306 0967 4007 2383 12
BIC: GENODEM1GLS
Comment: NBK Lesvos

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. We are remaining closed if no one is volunteering to cook. Keep an eye on this page to make sure we are open. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

Have you ever considered cooking at Joe’s Garage with your friends? We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Benefit Freedom of Movement

Monday January 15th 2018, Benefit dinner for All Included, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

The current developments on the EU-borders demonstrate the power of migration that breaks the illusion of Europe as an island of equal rights, civilization, democracy and welfare(state). We support the migrants who come to our borders and welcome them. The EU has always pretended to be in control of the border security without degenerating into a Fortress Europe. Given the large numbers of migrants entering ‘irregularly’ today, the EU broke out in panic while portraying migrants as a threat and migration as a crime. The repressive EU-deal like the one with Turkey is not new. Other buffer states such as Morocco, Libya, Mauritania, Senegal have had to sign those deals in the past where migrants, irrespective of flight pattern, are kept outside the EU. Human rights are violated outside the EU in return of a bag of money. The war against immigrants is just more visible now because it is clear that the EU cannot control the migration at its borders. We support migrants breaking through borders and confronting the image of the EU as an tolerant civilization. The EU is pressuring African states to stop migration threatening with stopping development Aid: the Velletta agreements. We say: Open Escape Routes! Stop Deportations! Our African friends are resisting these deals: http://www.allincluded.nl/posts/actie-landgrabbing-office-du-niger-in-mali/

All Included is involved in Afrique-Europe Interact, a partnership between African and European grassroots organizations that support free migration and sustainable development. Contacts are mainly in Western Europe (Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso, Senegal) and North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia). Themes are deportation, freedom of movement, land grabbing, corruption. All Included is also active in Watch the Med http://www.watchthemed.net/) and Alarm Phone (http://alarmphone.org/en/), a 24-hour emergency phone for those who cross the Mediterranean. Undocumented migrants in Amsterdam are where possible supported by All Included.

What’s included?

All Included Amsterdam is a new initiative that fights for freedom of movement and for the right of residence for migrants. In a time when globalization is a fact, migration should be recognized as part of a package deal. It’s All Included. This means: no illegality, no detention for undocumented migrants and no forced evictions.

With the disappearance of national borders, national identity disappears. Everyone becomes global citizen and deserves regardless of origin equal rights and equal opportunities. Therefore also for migrants ‘all included’ rights and obligations.

Allincluded.nl fightsg for an open society through extra-parliamentary action which intervenes in the political climate of assimilation, closeness and fear. Through direct assistance to rejected asylum seekers and other migrants without residence permit, indictments against abuses of current polities are being propagated. We want to contribute to the public debate with alternative visions of migration and globalization based on open borders, solidarity and initiative from the base.

http://www.allincluded.nl

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. We are remaining closed if no one is volunteering to cook. Keep an eye on this page to make sure we are open. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

Have you ever considered cooking at Joe’s Garage with your friends? We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Pickup on South Street (Sam Fuller, 1953)

Sunday January 14th 2018, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Pickup on South Street (1953). Directed by Sam Fuller. 80 minutes. In English. Doors open at 20:00, film starts at 20:30.

A wonderful film noir, and one of the key films in the genre. Director Samuel Fuller gave cinema the punch and brilliance that it badly needed. Here we have wonderful hard-hitting acting performances, razor-sharp dialogue, existentialist situations and a labyrinthine plot that knocks you around as if you were a punching bag.

Joey, a lowlife pickpocket, and his ex-prostitute girlfriend Candy, become involved in what they believe is just a simple two-bit theft involving a secret file. But, as it turns out, the stakes are much bigger than they would ever have dreamed. In true noir form, the action is set in 50s New York – a brooding city of predators and power hungry jerks… of sell-outs and finks, of heartless betrayals and con-artists. But despite all of these icy hearts, Fuller manages to make us feel for his characters. All of this is fueled by the director’s trademark raw energy. Starring Richard Widmark in one of his best roles, and Thelma Ritter who gives a performance of a lifetime.

This will be a high-definition screening.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Movie night: The Crowd (1928)

Sunday January 7th 2018, The Crowd (1928). Director: King Vidor. 98 minutes, black & white, silent. Doors open at 8pm, film starts at 8:30pm.

Regularly described as a masterpiece, one of those films the director had to fight to make. It was a studio production, but it’s not a ‘studio film’.

An ordinary American, John, from a small-town, born on the 4th of July, heads into the big city, believing the American dream that everyone can ‘be Somebody’. He’s in the crowd, and visually so is the film, angular geometry and large architecture abound. You can but see references to this film in so many others that follow it, the worker at his desk, among hundreds, a small part of the bigger machine; the couple a part of the audience. In the end you care about what happens to these characters and their marriage. It might even be hopeful, if not for the American Dream.

Sadly never remastered, this will be a proper low-res experience.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

VegaZulu Freedom for Peike

Thursday December 28th 2017, VegaZulu Freedom for Peike, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Peike is one of the activists who got arrested during the G20 demonstration in Hamburg last summer. He got charged with severe bodily harm to a police officer after allegedly throwing bottles. Even though the officer in question admitted in court not to have been hurt at all. Subsequently he got charged with resisting arrest go moving himself into a foetal position when the cops tried to arrest him. The court convicted Peike for 2 years and 7 months imprisonment, in spite of public outrage over the severity of the sentence. He has been held in captivity ever since the G20.
Recently all over Germany, police razzias have been taking place, rounding up more G20 activists. This is an ongoing struggle.
All yields from the benefit will go to support the case of Peike. This will also be the last voku of the year in Joe’s. Please do come!

United We Stand https://unitedwestand.blackblogs.org/
Globalinfo https://www.globalinfo.nl/tag/64-g20
Freedom for Peike and all other prisoners https://freepeike.noblogs.org/

Donations:
VB SOLIDARITEITSFONDS
NL25 INGB 0007 6604 36
o.v.v. G20

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. We are remaining closed if no one is volunteering to cook. Keep an eye on this page to make sure we are open. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

Have you ever considered cooking at Joe’s Garage with your friends? We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Benefit for legal costs for anti Pegida demonstrators Dublin. Featuring music from Raz O’Connor

Monday December 18th 2017, Benefit for legal costs for anti Pegida demonstrators in Dublin from stopping Pegida in Febuary 2016. Benefit Voku from 19.00. Music from Raz O’Connor (Fuck the borders folk) from 21:00

Raz O’Connor about himself : “Born and raised in the melting pot North London in 1987 to an South-East English musician father and and Northern Irish- Australian journalist mother, it was pretty obvious I would turn out to be a political singer-songwriter and activist focusing on issues of immigration and international solidarity…” https://razoconnor.bandcamp.com/

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. We are remaining closed if no one is volunteering to cook. Keep an eye on this page to make sure we are open. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

Have you ever considered cooking at Joe’s Garage with your friends? We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Black Cat Cine presents: “Bikes VS Cars” (Fredrik Gertten, 2015)


Bikes vs Cars from WG Film.

Sunday December 17th 2017, Black Cat Cine presents: “Bikes VS Cars” by Fredrik Gertten, Sweden 2015, 90 min, English subtitles, Film begins at 20:00.

If you are are bicycle owner in Amsterdam you could consider yourself pretty lucky with lots of bicycle paths and car drivers taking care (usually) not to hit you.
You would think all cities are becoming bike friendly but the powerful car-industry is lobbying for more roads and big parkings to accommodate the growing number of (electric) cars, at the expense of public space and the greenest way of transport: the bicycle. A look at what’s happening in some of the world’s big cities like Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Copenhagen.

Doors open at 19:30, Film begins at 20:00!!! Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know.

Benefiet eten voor waterdichte patentwet voedselgewassen

Donderdag 14 december 2017, Benefiet eten voor waterdichte patentwet voedselgewassen, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Grote bedrijven zoals Monsanto en Syngenta vroegen de laatste twee jaar meer dan duizend patenten aan op natuurlijke eigenschappen van groenten en fruit, waarvoor er al ruim honderd zijn verleend. Er werd bijvoorbeeld al patent verleend op paprika’s met een natuurlijke afweer tegen schadelijke insecten, meeldauwresistentie bij uien, en op bepaalde eigenschappen voor sla (langer vers blijven en ziekteresistentie) waar wel honderderden soorten sla onder vallen. Daarmee krijgen die multinationals de eigendomsrechten over zaden, planten en vruchten waar een 100% natuurlijke eigenschap in zit. Dat geeft ze enorm veel macht. Met rampzalige gevolgen:

– de prijzen gaan flink omhoog
– er komt veel minder keuze in de winkel
– andere kwekers mogen de zaden niet vrij meer gebruiken voor de ontwikkeling van verbeterde en nieuwe rassen
– minder soorten: voedselzekerheid in gevaar bij ziektes
– de controle over de wereldwijde zaad –en voedselproductie komt bij enkele multinationals te liggen

Na veel maatschappelijk protest besloot de EU afgelopen februari dat er geen patenten meer op natuurlijke eigenschappen (evt. middels klassieke veredelingsmethodes verkregen) van planten en dieren mag worden afgegeven, slechts wanneer het gaat om een (gentech) innovatie. In juni heeft het Europees Octrooibureau hiervoor de regels aangescherpt, maar waterdichte wetgeving ontbreekt nog en dat is in de strijd tegen dit toe-eigenen van de natuur door multinationals wèl hard nodig: Zo won Monsanto vorige maand helaas nog de rechtzaak tegen het aan hen verleende patent op een klimaataanpassende eigenschap van 250 soja-soorten en heeft het bedrijf hiermee de monopolie gekregen op het toekomstig gebruik van honderden natuurlijke DNA-variaties in sojabonen. Een bedrijf kan namelijk met een nieuwe veredelingstechniek (die wel octrooieerbaar is) een natuurlijke eigenschap inbouwen in een plant en vervolgens een claim leggen op alle planten met diezelfde (natuurlijke) eigenschap. Daarnaast blijft het mogelijk om patenten aan te vragen op planten en dieren met een eigenschap die het gevolg is van een spontane mutatie terwijl dit toch moeilijk een uitvinding genoemd kan worden. Ook blijven de reeds afgegeven patenten geldig. Dat schiet niet op!

Met de campagne ‘De Grootste Zaadbank van Nederland’ probeert Bionext mensen over deze risico’s te informeren en op ludieke wijze zaden van speciale rassen ui, komkommer, sla, pompoen en meloen (die waarschijnlijk zouden verdwijnen als de patenten doorgaan) veilig te stellen in de vriezers bij mensen thuis. Zo liggen er al in 4100 persoonlijke ‘filiaaltjes’ van len’ zaadjes.’De Grootste Zadenbank’ zaadjes.
Met het geld voert Bionext verder campagne en lobby voor een definitief verbod op patenten op planten en dieren, om de Europese patentwet geheel waterdicht te krijgen zodat multinationals er geen mazen in vinden om alsnog de natuur en ons voedsel toe te eigenen, en om rechtzaken te voeren om reeds verkregen patenten in te laten trekken (waaronder het hoger beroep van hierboven vermelde zaak tegen het soja-patent van Monsanto).

Kom vanavond lekker een bordje eten, en donneer voor een waterdichte patentwet. Zakjes van de ‘bedreigde zaden’ uit de campagne zijn dan ook te koop, voor wie ook ‘filiaalhouder’ van de grootste zaadbank wil worden.

Meer info: www.degrootstezaadbank.nl

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. We are remaining closed if no one is volunteering to cook. Keep an eye on this page to make sure we are open. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

Have you ever considered cooking at Joe’s Garage with your friends? We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Ajo Negro Benefit

Monday 4th December 2017, Ajo Negro Cocina Antiautoritaria Benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Ajo Negro is an anti-authoritarian collective that cooks to support events and projects of social transformation. It is run by volunteers based on a libertarian perspective. Encouraging human and non-human freedom. We are an active kitchen that criticise capitalism and welfarism. We choose vegan as a nourish option and as a political decision. We help each other in a horizontal way, considering that the collective effort is more fruitful that the individual one.

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. We are remaining closed if no one is volunteering to cook. Keep an eye on this page to make sure we are open. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

Have you ever considered cooking at Joe’s Garage with your friends? We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

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