Joe's Garage

Benefit for renovation of anarchist local Magdalena

20141204_Benefit _for_renovation_of_anarchist_local_MagdalenaThursday December 4th 2014, Benefit for renovation of anarchist local Magdalena in Madrid, Live music with Almudena y Davide, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

7pm, vegan dinner – 9pm, short documantary: “Anarchism in Madrid” 2013, 15 minutes with a short talk about the anarchist local Magdalena – 9:30pm Live music with “Almudena y Davide” voice and guitar, Revolting folk songs from Spain and latin america.

The anarchist space Magdalena is an anarchist project that has existed for years in the center of Madrid. Their objective always has had two focuses: To be a meeting point for information for people interested on critical theory and fight experience; and also serve as infrastructure for Anarchist Movement.

During the year 2003, the library was born. Following the library, the bookstore, video library, archive and many more ideas were also born. From then on, they have organized a lot of political activities: meetings, speeches, films, debates, workshops etc. Actually, there are ten different groups meeting in the space, two editorials storage spaces, there is a small radio studio, one room for propaganda and they are finishing with cataloging the archives.

Since the 1970’s until October 2014, the space was rented for very little. However, the contract is finished and Magdalena had to abandon the local and re-think their project in a new space. This change means bigger economical effort and this is the motive for which Magdalena is asking for economic support for the very first time, to continue with the project and cover the costs.

The new Magdalena will open on December 2014. The relocation means a new period for them, and abandoning the second floor in the old building to move into the heart of Lavapiés, neighborhood epicenter of social and political fights in Madrid, this time finally, at ground level. […Lees verder]

Movie Night: Harold and Maude (1971)


Sunday November 30th 2014, Movie night: Harold and Maude by Hal Ashby (1971, 91 minutes). a 1971 American romantic black comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot that revolves around the exploits of a young man named Harold (played by Bud Cort) intrigued with death. Harold drifts away from the life that his detached mother (Vivian Pickles) prescribes for him, and slowly develops quite a strong and close friendship and eventually a romantic relationship with a 79-year-old woman named Maude (Ruth Gordon) who teaches Harold about living life to its fullest and that life is the most precious gift of all. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.


December 2014 at Joe’s Garage


Movie Night: Life in Loops – A Megacities RMX (2006)

lilSunday December 21st 2014, Life in Loops – A Megacities RMX. Directed by Timo Novotny, 2006, 80 minutes, with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm. more infos to come… […Lees verder]

Vulva cupcake workshop

Vulva cupcakesFriday December 19th 2014: Vulva cupcake workshop, 18:30

Vulva cupcake workshop! Why? Cause we need more spaces and ways in which we can explore body parts and have fun meanile! Plus, cupcakes are awesome!

So let’s decorate some vulvas (ehm..vulva cupcakes actually). And then we eat them! This will be done in a body positive, no-shaming, diversity embracing, trans and intersex inclusionary, extremely colorful way.

Vegan cupcakes and decoration stuff will be provided, but feel free to bring some, if you have a particular idea in mind. If you have questions, send an email to joeworkshops [at] squat [dot] net.

Be on time, we only have 40 cupcakes!


Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Deadlock (1970)


Sunday December 14th 2014, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema by Jeffrey Babcock: Deadlock. Directed by Roland Klick, 1970, 88 minutes, in English. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Thin on storyline but blistering with atmosphere, this film is clearly European in its sensibilities… its just another one those wonderful, eclectic, bizarre artistic films that were churned out in the 70s. Since it was made the film has gained an enthusiastic cult following, despite the fact that its rarely ever been screened. Deadlock is somewhere
between a spaghetti western, a bleak gangster noir and Antonioni’s Zabriski Point.

The film opens with a scene which already defines its surreal style… in a burning desert landscape a man, sweating and heaving, carries a suitcase and a gun. He’s dusty and worn, and looks like a saint delivering a message. What he has with him of course is a very different story…. leading to a twisted cat and mouse game involving three people in a deserted mining town. Like the early work of Jodorowsky this offbeat German film is a strange, metaphysical gangster fable with a mythological tone. And its also featuring an original soundtrack by the
legendary experimental-progressive rock group CAN.

“DEADLOCK is fantastic. A bizarre, illuminating film.” – Alejandro Jodorowsky […Lees verder]

Benefit for Cruz Negra Anarquista Mexico (Anarchist Black Cross Mexico)


Monday December 8th 2014, Benefit for Cruz Negra Anarquista Mexico (Anarchist Black Cross Mexico), Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

CNA/ABC supports anarchist and other class struggle prisoners, fund-raise on behalf of prisoners in need of funds for legal cases or otherwise, and organize demonstrations of solidarity with imprisoned anarchists and other prisoners. More info www.abajolosmuros.org
(only in Spanish).

“We believe that prisons serve no useful function and should be abolished along with the state. We believe in direct resistance to achieve a stateless and classless society.”

The [ABC] also works to build alliances with the communities and the social and poltical movements that the prisoners participated in prior to their incarceration. Through these alliances, we work toward increasing the awareness about various liberation movements and the political prisoners associated with the movements. It is through these
coalitions that we continue to ensure that imprisoned comrades are not forgotten by their movements or our own. […Lees verder]

Iranian new wave cinema: A few kilos of date for a funeral (2006)


Sunday December 7th 2014, Iranian new wave cinema: A few kilos of date for a funeral ( چند کیلو خرما برای مراسم تدفین) by Saman Salur (2006, 85 minutes), in Persian with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Synopsis: Sadry and Yadi work at a petrol station removed from the main traffic routes since the building of a ring road. It is winter and heavy snow lies on the ground. Sadry, a former performing strongman who accidentally lost an eye, is behaving strangely. He takes off from time to time and seems obsessed with the weather. Yadi is in love with a girl from a nearby town and sends her passionate letters via the local postman. Sadry and Yadi occasionally receive a visit from Orooj, the neighbourhood undertaker, their only contact with the exterior.

Director’s statement: The idea of this film, originally under a different title, came to me during my studies. At the time I often travelled from Tehran to my home town, Boroujerd, in the south-west of Iran. I often thought of the petrol station that was once situated along the highway and whose prosperity had disappeared with the building of a ring road. I also thought of likable outsiders such as Sadry and Yadi, left on the margins of society and forgotten by the rest of the world. The fate of such people has always fascinated me. I often dreamt as the film began to take shape and as my dreams were often colourless and grey, I decided to shoot in black and white. The close cooperation of my friend Touraj Aslani as director of photography was of utmost importance to me. The actors Mohsen Tanabandeh, Nader Fallah, Mahmoud Nazaralian and Hassan Rashid Ghamat are no strangers to cameras, the latter also doubling as film editor and short-film director. Mohsen Namjou who plays the role of the postman is a composer in real life. As snow was an essential element of the story, I must admit that Mother Nature also had her role to play.
“A Few Kilos of Dates for a Funeral” is a story of ordinary people with all their qualities and defects……but it is above all a story of love.

More info: http://www.dreamlabfilms.com/a-few-kilos-of-dates-for-a-funeral/ […Lees verder]

Concert with Lynched and Het Brandt

20141127_Lynched_Het_Brandt_Joes_GarageThursday November 27th 2014, Concert with Lynched and Het Brandt. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Food is being served from 7pm. Directly after the people’s kitchen, around 8pm, bands will perform. Live music will be over by 10pm.

Lynched, Dublin Folk Miscreants, is touring social centers around the Netherlands. 2 shows in Amsterdam with Het Brandt from Nijmegen. At the Molli, on Tuesday November 25th.

Lynched are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. Formed as an experimental-psychedelic-folk-punk-duo by brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch in the early 2,000’s, the group has gone through various incarnations and taken part in a number of musical projects. […Lees verder]

Benefit for Feral Crust, autonomous space in Philippines

feralcrust5Monday November 24th 2014, Benefit for Feral Crust, autonomous space in Philippines, Solidarity dinner. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

The Feral Crust collective is currently establishing its own autonomous space in Manila (Philippines) and badly need any financial solidarity to pursue local activities and political struggles. Friend and anarchist community organizer who runs Balay Tuklasan Likhaan Infoshop generously offered his other space (previously vacant and unused) to establish a community-based autonomous center called Feral Crust.
The Feral Crust space is located in Mabato Road Brgy.Ibayo, Tipas Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines in a squatted public road near industrial factories (cement, steel, livestock etc.). About 33 families squat Mabato Road to become a residential area since 1989. Feral Crust came to Mabato road last March 2014.

’’We teach kids based on self-determination and equality. We try to do it together and express such values. We believe that we can learn just as much from daily routine and interaction among people including kids. The school system does not serve the basic interest and needs of the people; it only trains the entire humanity to become future wage slave and cogs of the machine under capitalism.
Activities we usually do with the kids include gardening, preparing vegetarian meals, making art (drawing, stencils, silk- screen printing, craft-making from scraps and other recyclable materials, etc.), film showing, playing games, writing and reading, taking care of plants and animals, storytelling, playing music, listening to their family situation and problems and counseling responsibility and respect. […Lees verder]

PerverT CinemA presents: Dead of Night (1945)


Sunday November 23th 2014, PerverT CinemA presents: Dead of Night (1945). Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer. 102 minutes, in English. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Considered the greatest horror anthology film, the classic British chiller Dead of Night features five stories of supernatural terror from four different directors, yet it ultimately feels like a unified whole. The framing device is simple but unsettling, as a group of strangers find themselves inexplicably gathered at an isolated country estate, uncertain why they have come. The topic of conversation soon turns to the world of dreams and nightmares, and each guest shares a frightening event from his/her own past. Many of these tales have become famous, including Basil Dearden’s opening vignette about a ghostly driver with “room for one more” in the back of his hearse. Equally eerie are Robert Hamer’s look at a haunted antique mirror that gradually begins to possess its owner’s soul, and Alberto Cavalcanti’s ghost story about a mysterious young girl during a Christmas party. […Lees verder]

Rent Rebels, screening & discussion with activists from Berlin


[nederlands beneden]

On the weekend of the 21th and 22nd of November we are welcoming people from Berlin to screen with us the very recent film about the Renter Rebels in the Berlin, a quite popular and diverse movement that emerged in the last couple of years and that struggles against massive gentrification and forced evictions of renters that take place at high pace. That weekend shall serve as space for discussion and exchange with the people from Berlin, about experiences being made in struggle, the urban restructuring that goes on in Berlin, and the self-organisation of all kinds of people to fight against it. Besides of being inspirational the events shall also be a space to come together and exchange ideas and experiences related to the unacceptable housing situation in Amsterdam and necessary housing struggles. Descent housing in its various forms and shapes and the city itself is not for profit but for us, the people, and a basic need of everybody independent of social status. […Lees verder]

Kobanê is not alone! Solidarity dinner


Thursday November 20th 2014: Kobanê is not alone! Solidarity dinner. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

On September 16, 2014, the Kurdish-dominated, Syrian town of Kobanê was attacked by ISIS. After weeks of fierce resistance, the Kurdish fighters of the YPG/YPJ (People’s/Women’s Defence Forces) continued to hold major parts of the city, while the advance of ISIS finally appeared to have been stopped. During their advance however, ISIS forced more than 200,000 people to flee their homes, pushing them across the border into the South of Turkey. Often they could leave with little more than what they could carry with their own hands and they now have to live under poor conditions in refugee camps. Your donations, in return for a delicious meal, will go directly to the refugees in Suruç, the Turkish border town, where tens of thousands of Syrians have found shelter and are in dire need of simply everything. Thank you for your solidarity! […Lees verder]