Benefit for the Theatre of the Spectaculaire Oorakeligheid

gajes_in_bajes_bewerkttitelMonday March 9th 2015, Benefit for the Theatre of the Spectaculaire Oorakeligheid, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

The Spectaculaire Oorakeligheid embodies a street performance collective that tries to lift up bits of the unweightable weight of society. As such, we do not aim to save or protect the collective madness labeled as ‘civilization’. We’d rather experience it in every possible way and street theatre is one of those ways: it carries a million of roundabouts, byways and holes, allowing de-routes and getting lost. Within a broad variety,from ‘invisible street theater’ till ‘puppet shows’ we can experience social concepts like ‘shop till you drop’, ‘obsessive computer disorder’ and ‘the post-Potter depression’.
More specifically, the 9th of March we give a benefit in order to realize a mad performance for the action days in the Hague. Would be totally freakin naiz to see ya all!
For more: […Lees verder]

Iranian Movie night: The Circle (2000)

jafar_panahi_the_circleSunday March 8th 2015, Iranian Movie night: The Circle by Jafar Panahi (2000, 90 minutes). In Persian with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm. Free admission.

The Circle (Farsi: دایره‎) is a 2000 drama film by Iranian independent filmmaker Jafar Panahi that criticizes the treatment of women in Iran. The film has won several awards, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2000, but it is banned in Iran.

The Circle offers a look at the world of seven women in Iran, searching for themselves while struggling with everyday oppression. The film does not have a central protagonist: instead, it is constructed around a sequence of short interconnecting stories that illustrate the everyday challenges women face in Iran. Each story intersects, but none is complete, leaving the viewer to imagine both the background and the ending. All the actors are amateurs, except Fereshteh Sadre Orafaee who plays Pari, and Fatemeh Naghavi, who plays the mother abandoning her daughter.[2] Throughout the movie, Panahi focuses on the little rules symbolizing difficulties of life for Iranian women, such as the need to wear a chador under certain circumstances, or not being allowed to travel alone. He frequently uses contrast to illustrate both happiness and misery in contemporary Tehran […Lees verder]

March 2015 at Joe’s Garage


Info/filmavond over West Papua

20150326_Free_West_Papua_Benefit_Joes_GarageThursday March 26th 2015, Info/filmavond over West Papua, Benefit for the Free West Papua Campaign, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

For decades West Papua’s tribal people have been killed, raped, arrested and tortured by Indonesian soldiers and police. The international community has done nothing to stop them. Indonesian president Joko Widodo (Jokowi), so-called Indonesian Obama, will not bring positive changes to Papuans, but death and destruction. Free West Papua Campaign is raising awareness about what is really happening in West Papua. Papuans are fighting for their survival as a people.

Film documentary: Strange Birds in Paradise
Speaker: Oridek Ap, Coordinator Free West Papua Campaign (NL) […Lees verder]

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Nenette and Boni (1996)

Sunday March 22nd 2015, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Nenette and Boni (1996). Directed by Claire Denis, 99 minutes. In French with English subtitles Free admission. Door opens at 20:00, Film starts at 21:00.

This is an early film by French film director Claire Denis (Beau Travail, 35 Rhum, White Material), but she already has her obscure and “difficult to pin down style” well defined. She is also already working with her long-time collaborator Agnes Godard who brings us the striking cinematography in this film, along with British band Tindersticks, who do the soundtrack.

As usual with her cinema, Claire Denis has the gift of taking us into uncharted territory, especially concerning the diverse and unusual connections between people. Although its about relationships, Nenette and Boni isn’t about sex or romance, however, but rather its about intimacy and bonding. It tells the story of a brother and sister who are the products of a broken home, who are torn apart. But when 15-year old Nenette escapes and turns up on her brothers doorstep, a journey begins which is the heart of this film.

In this movie director Denis’ penchant for elliptical story lines is more fluid and less fragmentary and jarring than in her later works. Set within a harsh urban decor, this film nevertheless is able to combine unsentimentality and lyricism. It also features a cameo role by the controversial Vincent Gallo. […Lees verder]

Paper lamps workshop

20150322_Paper_lamps_DIY_Workshop_Joes_GarageSunday March 22nd 2015
Paper lamps workshop by DIY Workshop, starting at 2pm.

Bring baking paper, old posters, flyers or general recycling from your home if you can, such as newspapers and magazines.

Singer songwriters: Tim Loud and Tim Holehouse

tim_loud_joesgarage_amsterdamMonday March 16th 2015, Singer songwriters: Tim Loud and Tim Holehouse. Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm, then live music directly after the food, between, 8:30 and 10pm. Donations welcome.

Tim Holehouse (England) has spent the last 8 years on the road touring his ass off to play his music to the people of the world, playing his brand of mutant delta blues (delta blues played by a guy who was raised on a musical diet of being in Hardcore bands like Minor Threat, Husker du, Minute men and Black Flag). Not touring for huge profits (just enough to get by) or to seek fame, just a pure love of music, traveling and adventure.

The archetypal image of a bluesman, outcast from proper society and stalked by personal demons. The defining characteristic of Delta blues is instrumentation and an emphasis on rhythm and “bottleneck” slide. When Holehouse arrived in a new town, he would play for tips on street corners or in front of the local barbershop or a restaurant. Holehouse also had an uncanny ability to establish a rapport with his audience – in every town in which he stopped, Holehouse would establish ties to the local community that would serve him well when he passed through again a month or a year later. Ok these things where written about Delta Blues Musicians of the 1920’s and 1930’s but sums up what i am trying to do now. I travel I play music for music’s sake. It has its roots in the delta blues with my own personal twist on it. I live by my rules and those rules are best summed up by something a friend of mine from Winnipeg told me once. Creativity, Adventure and People. Things I will not do Appear in my own music videos! Have my name or face on a shirt! Sell my soul! I enjoy playing music, if you want me to come to your town play get in touch. Let the good times roll!

Workshop: How to make a screen print poster for Joe’s

Friday March 13th 2015, Workshop: How to make a screen print poster for Joe’s. From 18:30 til 21:00

This workshop is about hands on poster making with GIMP for multi-color screen printing, just as Joe’s monthly posters are done. We will (briefly) discuss how to make a poster design with screen printing in mind, or how to convert an existing design for screen printing purposes.

The main focus will be put on the steps to be performed in GIMP, a free software graphic editor available for all major operating systems, in order to produce proper files and designs to be used for screen printing.

The final result can then be send to your local screen print collective for large series of copies but could also be used as blueprint for d.i.y. silc screens.

An example of one of Joe’s posters splitted into different layers/stencils by color: each of the 4 black/white stencils on the lower row is printed one over another. the black portions of each layer are assigned to a specific color by the printer and so finally produce a 5 color poster (black, white, blue, red, yellow) as it can be seen on the left.

# We will use GIMP as graphical tool ( If you use window$, check out the portable version of GIMP (

# No further knowledge of GIMP necessary

# We have a beamer for visualisation

# There are 2 desktop computers available in Joe’s, but better bring your own (laptop) if possible, with GIMP already installed, so that we do not need to spend time installing software.

# If you already have some designs ready, bring them along

Benefit and info-night Agriculture and climate action camp

Thursday March 12th 2015, Benefit and info-night Agriculture and climate action camp – summer 2015 Amsterdam, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

In December 2015, the world’s leaders are meeting up in Paris for the international Climate Change negotiations (COP21). This is a year of mass mobilization and a golden opportunity to make our voices heard.

Industrial agriculture is one of the major contributors to climate change, as it is primarily based on the use of fossil energy. Just think about the massive use of petrol-based fertilizers and all the import/export of commodities (soy, wheat, maize crops used for biofuels, animal feed, etc).
Drawing near to the Paris summit, all European capitals would be expected to prepare themselves for the challenges to come, and drastically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
However, disregarding the urgent need for action, the city of Amsterdam is not taking any significant measures to meet the climate targets agreed in past international conventions. In fact, despite the green public discourse displayed in the media, Amsterdam intends to expand its port, where some of the most polluting companies are already at work. Coal, oil, grain and chemicals are imported in massive quantities, processed and sent back for export on a daily basis. In other words, nasty food is being fueled by dirty energy in exchange for higher GDP (Growth Domestic Product = $$$) and unacceptable environmental costs. […Lees verder]

Documentary: Children of the Revolution (2010)

children_of_the_revolutionSunday March 1st 2015. Documentary: Children of the Revolution (2010) by Shane O’Sullivan (Ireland, England, Germany, 2010, 92 minutes). In English. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm. Free admission.

Shane O’Sullivan’s documentary about Ulrike Meinhof and Fusako Shigenobu, leaders of the German Red Army Faction and the Japanese Red Army weaves their lives together through the testomy of their daughters authors and journalists Bettina Röhl and Mei Shigenobu. A portrait of late-60s radicalism told from an unusual perspective. With capitalism once more in crisis, they reflect on their mother’s actions as the film asks: what were they fighting for and what have we learned?

[…Lees verder]

February 2015 at Joe’s Garage


International Solidarity Movement Benefit

copy of 20150223_International_Solidarity_Movement_BenefitMonday February 23rd 2015, International Solidarity Movement Benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian-coordinated movement committed to resisting the long-entrenched and systematic oppression and dispossession of the Palestinian population, using non-violent, direct-action methods and principles. Founded in August 2001, ISM aims to support and strengthen the Palestinian popular resistance by being immediately alongside Palestinians in olive groves, on school runs, at demonstrations, within villages being attacked, by houses being demolished or where Palestinians are subject to consistent harassment or attacks from soldiers and settlers as well as numerous other situations.

Israeli apartheid is not going to be defeated by words alone; ethnic cleansing, segregation, oppression and domination are going to be dismantled the same way they were erected — through people’s action. The Israeli army and apartheid in Palestine can be defeated by strategic (non-violent) resistance, utilizing the effective resources Palestinians can mobilize — including international participation.

Currently, ISM supports weekly Palestinian-led, non-violent demonstrations against land confiscation in several villages, including Nabi Saleh, Kafr Qaddum, Deir Jarir, Ni’lin and Bil’in. Previously, ISM supported demonstrations in the villages of Budrus and Biddu, where peaceful community marches have succeeded in altering the Annexation Wall’s path. […Lees verder]


Film & Info Night: ‘SÍ SE PUEDE. Seven Days at PAH Barcelona’ by Comando Video

20150222_Joes_Garage_Film_Info_Night_Si_se_puede_Seven_Days_at_BarcelonaSunday February 22nd 2015, Film & Info Night -‘SÍ SE PUEDE. Seven Days at PAH Barcelona’ by Comando Video (52 minutes, 2014, in Spanish with English Subtitles). Doors open at 8pm. Free admission.

The PAH -The Platform for People Affected by Mortgages- is a citizen’s movement for the right to housing. It emerged in 2009 in Barcelona (Spain) and today has more than 200 nodes across Spain. The PAH offers an alternative outlook on housing policies to the one offered by local and national governments making this social movement a key opponent of their housing policies, which have only impoverished people while continuing to commodify houses.

The documentary ‘SÍ SE PUEDE. Seven days at PAH Barcelona’ is an account of the day to day of Barcelona‘s Platform for People Affected by Mortgages. Following various participants it illustrates what a usual week looks like and its tireless activities. This documentary places cameras at the heart of the PAH to visualize, not only the post-housing bubble drama, but also the huge and often invisible work behind this social movement. It shows the process of transformation and empowerment of those who join its ranks.

We will see the documentary first and our comrades from the PAH Barcelona will give us information. Then there will be a discussion about housing crisis and struggle in Spain and beyond.

PAH Barcelona (Plataforma d’Afectats per la Hipoteca)