April 2018 at Joe’s Garage

Movie night: Black Panthers (Agnès Varda, 1968), Zéro de Conduite (Jean Vigo, 1933)

Sunday 22 April 2018, Movie night: Black Panthers (Agnès Varda, 1968), Zéro de Conduite (Jean Vigo, 1933).

Open 20:00 | Black Panthers 20:30 | Zéro de Conduite 21:15 (start times approx)

We’ll watch a perceptive short film (29 mins) about a Black Panthers Oakland demonstration, using Agnès Vardas own inimitable personal style, it also make a powerful political statement. Then we’ll have a short break, before something quite different. Back with our Story of Film theme, Vigo’s anarchic story of rebellion in an authoritarian French public school from the 1930s (44 mins). It inspired the much more violent rebellion in Lindsey Anderson’s If… This much earlier film still shocked Bourgeois French society enough that it was banned for over 10 years.

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

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Far from Vietnam (1967)

Sunday 15 April 2018, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema.
Doors open at 20:00. Intro starts at 20:30 LOIN DU VIETNAM 1967 (Far from Vietnam) Directed by Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, Agnès Varda, Jean-Luc Godard. 120 minutes. In French with English subtitles.

In the late 60s there was a movement to make films collectively as a group. This idea took several forms, and in this one Chris Marker asked six directors to all make their own short film based on the anti-war movement against America’s tragic destruction of Vietnam. I was talking to someone recently who was saying they felt things were getting better because the internet is informing people better than before. Really? Then where the hell is the anti-war movement today?

This flick shoots us back to the 60s, when people were fighting for what they believed in. The demonstrations and solidarity created a constant charge of moral electricity, and it ricocheted through an entire generation. This new wave was both political and cultural. All seven directors who contributed to this movie have their own take… some are more fictional, others like Joris Ivens, are more documentary. Today the result is considered by many to be the best document of those foundation-rocking times. But back in the 60s, the reaction to this film was volatile… when the finished movie was first shown in Paris, it resulted in right-wingers vandalizing theaters and slashing seats. This was a bold project headed by Chris Marker, giving the public a vastly different picture of what was happening in Vietnam than the “official story” that was being reported by the mass media.

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

Benefit the Moria 35

Thursday April 12th 2018, Benefit the Moria 35, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Soon the Moria 35 trail will begin on Chios! Lesvos Solidarity raises awareness, that in ten days, on 20th April, the trial of the so called Moria 35 will start. “On 18 July 2017, 35 people were arbitrarily arrested during a violent police raid in the “African Section” of Moria camp after a peaceful protest”, the volunteers remember. Still, the policed crashed it using tear gas and arrested 35 people, who were not involved in the following clashed. They highlight: “There seems to be no individual evidence against them. They now risk up to 10 years in prison and could be excluded from the right to international protection. There is evidence of police violence during the arrests, and in the police station.”

Four of the defendants receive assistance from Lesvos Solidarity, including the payment of lawyers and court fees. To support them, you can donate on this fundraiser:

Account name: LESVOSSOLIDARITY
Bank: National Bank of Greece
AN: 762/001341-20
ΙΒΑΝ: GR06 0110 7620 0000 7620 0134 120
SWIFT (BIC) ETHNGRAA

Solidarity actions are also welcome!
No one is free until all are free!
FreeMoria35 https://vimeo.com/264394077 […Lees verder]

Benefit for “Els nou de Vilanova” (the 9 from Vilanova)

Monday 9 April 2018, Benefit for “Els nou de Vilanova” (the 9 from Vilanova), Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

“The 9 from Vilanova” are a group of 9 people that have been arrested in Vilanova i la G., Spain. They face sentences of 4 to 8 years, plus fines up to 3.000€ (in total 29years and 10.000€ in fines).

They were arrested after an action where the citizens were giving a less than warm welcome to the Minister of the Economy and Treasury (head of the tax office) from the PP (populist party), when he paid a visit to the city, during the European elections.

The popular demonstration will be in June, as well as the court case.
The collective preparing the meal will be Ajo Negro. […Lees verder]

Movie Night: Hannah K. (Costa-Gavras, 1983)

Sunday 8 April 2018, Movie Night: Hannah K. (Costa-Gavras, 1983). 111 minutes. With English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film starts at 8:30pm.

Hanna K. is the story of Hanna Kaufman, a child of Holocaust survivors and an American-Jewish immigrant to Israel, who is a court-appointed lawyer assigned to defend a Palestinian, Salim Bakri, accused of terrorism and infiltration.

Pro-Israeli groups were concerned about the film’s sympathetic depiction of the Palestinian issue. An internal memorandum was circulated by a B’nai B’rith advising members about arguments can be made against the film. Hanna K. opened in several American cities and played for a short time to virtually universal negative reviews, and then was abruptly pulled from circulation by the American distributor of the film. Costa Gavras personally advertised the film in The New York Times at a cost of $50,000. Universal forbade him to use ads prepared for the film.
Edward Said said in a Village Voice review that “as a political as well as cinematic intervention, then Hanna K. is a statement of a great and I believe, lasting significance.”

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

International Solidarity Movement Palestine infonight

Thursday 5 April 2018, International Solidarity Movement Palestine infonight, 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.

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.

Briefing on our solidarity work as volunteer in Palestine, we will give insight in how you can support the Palestinians in their daily live and in resisting the illegal occupation of their land, by going there and joining the movement for a short or longer period.

Assuming the USA will actually move it’s embassy to Eastern Jerusalem, 15 may 2018 on the 70th Nakba memorial day, our presence might be more needed then ever before. […Lees verder]

Benefit Dinner Jalazone Playground

Monday April 2nd 2018, Benefit Dinner Jalazone Playground, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

The second of SRP’s benefit dinner series at Joe’s Garage. Part of our fundraising campaign for Jalazone, a project to support building a playground for the children in the camp.
Last summer SRP visited Jalazone camp during one of our annually organised trips to Palestine. The living circumstances of the Palestinians in this refugee camp left a lasting impression on the group. Motivated by what they had seen they asked the local women’s collective for advice. Out of this conversation, a fund-raising project for the building of a children’s playground was formed.
Come and join us for a delicious meal and bring along your friends, family and neighbors. It will be a night of good company and great food!
SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina) : https://srpnederland.wordpress.com/ […Lees verder]