Hands off the trees! Call for action in the Hambacher Forest

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Thursday September 11th 2014: Hands off the trees! Call for action in the Hambacher Forest, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. With the screening of the Hambacher Forest movie (german with english subtitles) that was finished in 2014.

Time for Ac­tion! ​Cut­ting se­a­son starts in oc­to­ber! We won‘t just stand and watch! Every au­tumn the fo­rest pre­pa­res for the slee­py win­ter­ti­me. The lea­ves fall off the trees, the squir­rels hide the last nuts and the ac­tivists in­so­la­te their tree hou­ses. Every being is look­ing for­ward to a cold but quiet and peace­ful time. But with the be­gin­ning of oc­to­ber, the ma­chi­nes in­tru­de the Ham­bach Fo­rest again. Hu­mans and so-​cal­led “Har­vester” (big ma­chi­nes for cut­ting trees) will not grant any rest to the fo­rest and for­ward the cut­ting bar­ri­er for ano­ther 200m towards the camp, to kill more of the al­re­a­dy woun­ded Ham­bach Fo­rest. But if they won‘t let the fo­rest sleep, we don‘t want to rest eit­her.

There’s in­nu­me­ra­ble pos­si­bi­li­ties to in­ter­fe­re, let it be by di­rect ac­tion, con­fu­si­on or the ex­pan­si­on of the oc­cupa­ti­on.
So for all those, who don‘t have the time or en­er­gy to spend a long time in the fo­rest, there is en­ough ways to sup­port the strugg­le: Get your af­fi­ni­ty group (peop­le you trust), sit to­ge­ther, be crea­ti­ve and think of an ac­tion you would like to do in the fo­rest – on the ac­tion weekends, but also on any other day.
If you want to come on your own, you can join in on the big­ger month­ly ac­tion days or come whe­ne­ver you want and sup­port us in ma­king a dif­fe­rence! [...Lees verder]

Movie night: The Land Between

Sunday September 7th 2014, Movie night: The Land Between, a documentary film by David Fedele (2013, with english subtitles). Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Synopsis: THE LAND BETWEEN offers an intimate insight into the hidden and desperate lives of Sub-Saharan African migrants living in the mountains of northern Morocco. For most, their dream is to enter Europe by jumping a highly-militarized barrier into Melilla, a Spanish enclave on the African continent.
With unique and unprecedented access, this film documents the everyday life of these migrants trapped in limbo, as well as the extreme violence and constant mistreatment they face from both the Moroccan and Spanish authorities. It also explores many universal questions, including how and why people are prepared to risk everything, including their life, to leave their country, their family and friends, in search of a new and better life. [...Lees verder]

Theaterstraat, rise from the ashes together!

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Monday August 25th 2014: Benefit for ‘Theaterstraat, rise from the ashes together!’, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Another Theaterstraat Benefit dinner!

On December 2nd 2013 a big fire burned the warehouse of the TheaterStraat collective to the ground. TheaterStraat is well-known for their support during demonstrations and events with their iconic yellow-red stage truck, but also provides transportation with their coaches, logistical support and loads more for diy activist and cultural events.

The trucks and coaches were saved, but all the rest is gone (sound equipment, stage lighting, mixing desks, the tents, containers, tools, the ware-house, the office and so on and so forth. A big mess and an awfull damage and loss!

Thanks to the hands and donations of many, a part of the warehouse and some of the technical equipments is by now cleaned, recovered or replaced. People are still rebuilding, a 5th of the damage got covered by the transport insurance, and an alternative revolutionary crowd funding and other donations also brought in money, so that now half of is covered – but still more is needed.

Therefore, a comité “Help Theaterstraat uit de Brand” together with Paradiso organise a benefit party at Paradiso on Sunday 31st of August with acts of De Kift, The Ex, Kalio Gayo, Fanfare van de Eerste Liefdesnacht and DJ kollectief Kansloos & Schuifdicht, where also burned art and foto’s from the damage will be auctioned. Come all!

This dinner tonight at Joes hopefully makes a small contribution as well. Come and EAT!

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Movie Night – Yellow Submarine (1968)

Sunday August,  31st  2014,  Yellow Submarine  (1968),  director:  George Dunning,    85 minutes. In English. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

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George Dunning(Best known for his work on The Beatles feature ‘Yellow Submarine’) was born on November 17, 1920 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was a producer and director, known for Yellow Submarine (1968), The Flying Man (1962) and The Apple (1963). He died on February 15, 1979 in London, England

Animator, trained under Norman McLaren at the National Film Board of Canada. With UPA from 1955, later taking over their London operation. Remained in England after the unit’s closure, and formed his own company. An expert at glass work and pencil animation.

At the beginning of the story, Pepperland is introduced by a narrator as a cheerful music-loving paradise under the sea, protected by Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The titular Yellow Submarine rests on a somewhat Aztec-like pyramid on a hill. At the edge of the land is a range of high blue mountains.

The land falls under a surprise attack by the music-hating Blue Meanies (who live in or beyond the blue mountains), who seal the band inside a music-proof bubble, make the Pepperlanders immobile as statues by shooting arrows and throwing loads of big green apples upon them (a curious reference to the Apple Records music label), and drain the countryside of colour. The attack starts with magical projectiles fired from big artillery stationed in the blue mountains….

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

MovieNight – Pi (1998)

Sunday August 24th 2014. Pi by Darren Aronofsky, 1998, 84 minutes. In English. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

piA paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Movie Night – A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)

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Sunday August 17th 2014. A Time for Drunken Horses by Bahman Ghobadi, 2000, 85 minutes. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Kurdish Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi grew up during the devastating Iran-Iraq War, which killed several of his relatives. After starting out in photography, he began attracting attention in his twenties from his short documentary films about Kurdish life. After serving as Abbas Kiarostami’s assistant director on The Wind Will Carry Us (Bād Mā-ra- Khāhad Bord, 1997), he expanded the theme of one of his short documentary films, Life in Fog, to make his first feature film, A Time for Drunken Horses (Zamani Barayé Masti Asbha, 2000). The film, about the harsh circumstances of an impoverished Kurdish family near the Iran-Iraq border where the local economy subsists around the dangerous smuggling trade, was an immediate sensation and multi-award winner, including the FIPRESCI critics prize and the Camera D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Movie Night – Heli (2013)

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Sunday August 10th 2014. Heli by Amat Escalante, 2013, 105 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Violence as narrative function or, some thoughts on why HELI divides critics

By Niamh Thornton

Foremost in reviews of Heli (Amat Escalante, 2013) is the film’s violence. On its Cannes premiere, negative and positive reviewers alike based their assessment on its ability to convince with its realism, and on whether the torture scene at its centre is justified and/or realistic. Like Escalante’s previous feature film, Los Bastardos (2008), Heli is slow moving. Violence when it happens does so at a pace that appears mundane, sudden, and banal. Like the reviewers, I have just used violence here to mean the explicit enactment of physical brutality by one human on another, the portrayal of which is frequently a controversial field in cinema, but difficult to define or delimit. What makes a violent film is often subjective – that is, what the viewer’s level of tolerance is towards it – and value judgements arise which lay claim to objectivity over whether it appears gratuitous, in other words, superfluous to the plot and thereby lacking narrative function. So, does Heli pass muster?

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Reconstructing Joe’s

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In August we are going to give Joe’s a nice d.i.y. skin peeling subotnik. Come along to repair, paint and construct.

The subotnik weekends in August are on the 09.08/10.08.2014 and 16.08/17.08.2014 and start around noon.

We have some tools and materials, coffee and cigarettes, and we can make some nice food together, so come along and bring your friends and comrades.

See you in Joe’s squatted autonomous social center.

04.08.2014 Benefit Voku – Interference Festival

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: https://interference.io/program

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: https://interference.io/

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03.08.2014 Movie Night – Pedal (2001)

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Sunday August 03rd 2014. Pedal by Peter Sutherland, 2001, 52 minutes. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

In Pedal, Sutherland documents bike messengers competing in the 2005 Cycle Messenger World Championships in New York City. Going straight to the center of this urban subculture, Sutherland serves up compelling portraits of the competitors from dozens of countries, in motion and at ease, checking out each other’s bags, lingering over modifications to bikes and bodies. Between events like sprints, distance racing, and skid contests, Sutherland shows us the riders’ elegant physicality, complex individuality, and unique community that crosses boundaries of race, gender, age, and class. And he doesn’t shy away from the blood and bruises that come part and parcel with the messenger’s life. Sutherland delves deep into the world of the messengers—a world usually seen from the outside—and returns with a dynamic document that evokes the unbridled anarchy and energy of its inhabitants.

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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!

SOLIDARITÉ AVEC LES SANS PAPIERS !
NO NATIONS – NO BORDERS !

For latest info look at: http://wijzijnhier.org/ [...Lees verder]

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.

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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: https://interference.io/program

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: https://interference.io/

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