Sunday December 15th 2013, Infonight about squatting in Czech Republic. Door opens at 8pm with soup, then info and film, Occupy and Live!(OBSAĎ A ŽIJ!/VZPOMÍNKY NA BUDOUCNOST), the film is with English subtitles.
Czech documentary film about the event ‘Memories of the Future’. A documentary about a squatting action on August 31st 2013, dilapidated buildings were occupied in Prague.
Thursday December 12th 2013, Benefit for climate & Reclaim the Fields camp, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm
Last august/september a climate action camp against lignight mining took place in the German area Rhineland, near to Cologne – where energy giant RWE (Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG)caries out immense coal mining operations – replacing hectares of urban and natural environment (life) for 3 devastating big dirty, dead black gaps in the ground (the biggest holes of Europe dug by mankind) and keeps ongoing with daily destructive polluting activity.
Primary forest (see: hambachforest.blogsport.de), entire villages and agricultural land are being destroyed to dig the mine, besides this lignite is the dirtiest type of coal: the coal burners in Rhineland are annually responsible for over 100million of CO2 emissions. [...Lees verder]
Wednesday December 11th 2013, Kritische Studenten Avond / Critical Students Evening, 8pm
Did you expect a more critical environment in your university? Are you disappointed with the lack of political engagement you’ve found there? Not feeling represented by the lobbyist student council groups? Tired of how education and knowledge are primarily in service of economic interests rather than societal? Are you against an educational system that mostly just reproduces class differences and do you want to fight for free and democratically organized education? Then come and join us in making plans on how to reclaim the university. Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month we have a open meeting where you can get to know like-minded individuals.
Sunday January 19th 2014, Movie night, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema by Jeffrey Babcock. The Spook Who Sat by the Door, 1973, directed by Ivan Dixon, 102 minutes, in English. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.
Talking about a volatile film! Someone should have made Obama watch this black-power thriller before he got into office! This cult classic was driven underground immediately after it was made… and the studios have kept the negatives locked in a vault for over 30 years. It is only now, after all these decades, that this seminal black power movie can properly be seen for the first time.
Why all the hassle? This film was obviously too hot for the studios to handle. In the 1970s the Black Power movement in America was a serious threat to the establishment… and then here comes along this movie which depicts the story of a “negro officer” who is enlisted into the CIA to learn their tactics of war, only to return back to Chicago to train a gang of urban “freedom fighters”. Its a searing depiction of black life of the 70s, and it packs one hell of a wallop. I guess its clear that this will be a very rare projection of this forgotten cinematic treasure. [...Lees verder]
Sunday December 22nd 2013, Movie night, Silent Sonata (Circus Fantasticus) directed by Janez Burger, 2011, Slovenia, 75 minutes, with English subtitles. Door opens at 20:00, film begins at 21:00
Janez Berger’s Silent Sonata is an elegantly shot slice of magical realism set during wartime in an unnamed Balkan country, that employs the circus as a metaphor for the human spirit. After Stevo’s wife is shot and killed, he prepares to defend his two young children against further marauders. But the incoming invaders turn out to be nothing less than the amazing Circus Fantasticus, which sets up camp nearby and lives up to its name when the performers turn out to have supernatural powers. A film about courage and compassion in the face of harsh reality, Silent Sonata takes the calculated, but entirely successful, risk of telling its story entirely without words, using expressive gestures, glances, and music. [...Lees verder]
Monday December 16th 2013: Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.
Don’t forget Mumia Abu-Jamal
Mumia Abu-Jamal is an African-American reporter and political activist. He is called “the voice of the voiceless”, as he reported about racism and police brutality in the U.S.A. And he was a Black Panther member. In 1981 Mumia get involved in a shooting where 1 white policeman got killed and Mumia badly injured, but Mumia survived. He got wrongfully convicted for murder on the policeman and got the death penalty. In Pennsylvania he spend 30 years on death row! Since then, worldwide protest and campaigns were held to ask for his release. Mumia wants a new and fair trial and is supported by Amnesty International, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Beasty Boys and many others. Beginning December 2011 the state no longer want to execute Mumia (because of the worldwide campaign). The execution has changed into LIFE SENTENCE!
There are many Mumias, in the form of political prisoners, whom spent their time INNOCENT in prison, cause the state discriminates them. WE WANT JUSTICE! [...Lees verder]
Monday December 9th 2013, Indigenous Movement on the move! Benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm
Screenings and info about all the projects and what is planned for next year. Solidarity between the indigenous people who live in the Netherlands to indigenous peoples all over the world! Stop land grabbing, stop gold mining, stop Monsanto, stop the colonisation of indigenous lands! Indigenous rights!
The Indigenous Movement is an organization that focuses on raising awareness about indigenous rights through various initiatives. Through different means, we intend to inform and highlight about the richness of endangered cultures and revive the collective spirit to protect and defend them.
Indigenous Movement: http://www.indigenous-movement.org/
Sunday December 8th 2013, ReINFORM invites you to an info evening about anti-gold mining struggles. Door opens at 17:30 with a collective kitchen.
Following our last action on November 9th for Skouries international day, we are extending our scope to build a network on mutual struggles taking place all over the world. El Dorado Gold Co. is involved in mining activities in Greece, Romania, Turkey, China, Brazil and Canada among others.
The evening will include:
- screenings of short documentaries and presentation of the case of Skouries providing an insight of the related economic, environmental and social outrage
- live streaming via Skype with people from Skouries [Greece], Rosia Montana [Romania] and solidarity groups who are going to provide a closer look into their struggles
- presentation from SOMO; an independent, non-profit research and networking organization that investigates multinational corporations and the consequences of their activities for people and the environment around the world [...Lees verder]
Monday December 2nd 2013, Hambacher Forest Benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.
New supplies are needed on the front line! “Today, Thursday 19th November 2013, RWE and police made again an unwanted visit at the forest occupation of the Hambacher Forest. At about 1pm a convoy of a digger, a harvester and infantry and paid mercenaries crushed through the forest. For three hours they were destroying everything which was in their range and even stole a wooden box with food, water canisters, shoes and further personal belongings… [...Lees verder]
Sunday December 1st 2013, Movie night, Gomorrah (Roberto Saviano, 2008). Door opens at 20:00, film begins at 21:00
Gomorrah is based on a non-fiction novel published in 2006 by now infamous Italian journalist Roberto Saviano. The film, remaining true to the book, depicts the way Neapolitan organized crime reaches into every facet of social life in the region, from families to government, due to its ironclad grip on lucrative licit and illicit commercial activities, both locally and globally. Matteo Garrone’s neorealist depiction veritably injects the viewer into the narratives of the characters that seek to navigate their way through this society: from young teenage boys trying to make it as mafia bosses by emulating Scarface, to an illegal tailor skirting the wrath of his Camorra superiors, to a semi-legitimate entrepreneur who offers illegal waste-removal services…and more. [...Lees verder]
Wednesday November 27th 2013, Kritische Studenten Avond, a discussion with Luci Fer (Sussex protests), 8pm.
Did you expect a more critical environment in your university? Are you disappointed with the lack of political engagement you’ve found there? Not feeling represented by the lobbyist student council groups? Tired of how education and knowledge are primarily in service of economic interests rather than societal? Are you against an educational system that mostly just reproduces class differences and do you want to fight for free and democratically organized education? Then come and join us in making plans on how to reclaim the university. Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month we have a open meeting where you can get to know like-minded individuals. [...Lees verder]
Who is afraid of Big Brother? – Sunday November 24th 2013, Movie night, Ucho (The Ear) from Karel Kachyna, Czechoslovakia, 1970, in Czech language with English subtitles. Writers: Karel Kachyna, Jan Procházka (screenplay), starring Jirina Bohdalová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Gustav Opocenský. Door opens at 20:00, film begins at 21:00.
This highly-charged political satire from Czechoslovakia was banned for 20 years. It is the chronicle of a miserable marriage between a provincial bureaucrat and the boozy daughter of a pub-owner who find trouble when they learn through the grapevine that one of the husband’s superior’s has been arrested. Now the husband fears that a major purge is in the offing. Their fears are not allayed by the fact that their house keys have disappeared, nor can they shake the feeling that someone is watching them. Things don’t get any better when they finally get into the house and find signs that someone has been in there. [...Lees verder]
Sunday November 3rd 2013, Movie night, A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater, 2006, 100′). Door opens at 20:00, film begins at 21:00. The war on drugs has been lost, and when a reluctant undercover cop is ordered to spy on those he is closest to, the toll that the mission takes on his sanity is too great to comprehend in director Richard Linklater’s rotoscoped take on Philip K. Dick’s classic novel. [read more]
Monday November 7th 2013, Mapuche Benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. [...Lees verder]