Benefit for the struggle against the squat ban in Belgium

Monday March 26th 2018, Benefit for the struggle against the squat ban in Belgium. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

To protest against the new squat ban in Belgium, a demonstration took place in Gent on February 15th 2018. During the demonstration, an empty building, De Braempoort was squatted. Het Kraaiennest became the new social center until it got evicted on March 6th after a super fast trial. In total, Van Monck, Het Kraaiennest and 2 others squats have being evicted in Gent since the new law is effective. In Brussels, demonstrations also took place and faced heavy repression. A new demo is announced in Brussels on March 21st.

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. We are remaining closed if no one is volunteering to cook. Keep an eye on this page to make sure we are open. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

Have you ever considered cooking at Joe’s Garage with your friends? We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Benefit Freedom of Movement

Monday March 12th 2018, Benefit Freedom of Movement, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

All Included is a small campaign organization in Amsterdam that struggles for free migration and sustainable development. We support the migrants’ movement that fights for their rights.

The current developments on the EU-borders demonstrate the power of migration that breaks the illusion of Europe as an island of equal rights, civilization, democracy and welfare(state). We support the migrants who come to our borders and welcome them. The EU has always pretended to be in control of the border security without degenerating into a Fortress Europe. Given the large numbers of migrants entering ‘irregularly’ today, the EU broke out in panic while portraying migrants as a threat and migration as a crime. The repressive EU-deal like the one with Turkey is not new. Other buffer states such as Morocco, Libya, Mauritania, Senegal have had to sign those deals in the past where migrants, irrespective of flight pattern, are kept outside the EU. Human rights are violated outside the EU in return of a bag of money. The war against immigrants is just more visible now because it is clear that the EU cannot control the migration at its borders. We support migrants breaking through borders and confronting the image of the EU as an tolerant civilization. The EU is pressuring African states to stop migration threatening with stopping development Aid: the Velletta agreements. We say: Open Escape Routes! Stop Deportations! Our African friends are resisting these deals: […Lees verder]

Benefit Dinner Volkseten Vegazulu for Pan-European meeting for practical solidarity

Monday March 5th 2018, Benefit Dinner, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Today’s Voku in Joes Garage is dedicated to the “Pan-European meeting for practical solidarity” that is going to take place in Cologne on the of the 17th and 18th of March, around the day of the prisoner.

Doors open at 7 pm. We will prepare a nice soup, vegan dishes and dessert, play canned music and distribute some information about the practical solidarity weekend in March.

From the invitation for the weekend in March:

In 2017, one comrade from Barcelona was sentenced to seven and a half years of prison in Aachen. She is now in Willich prison.

During our work of mutual solidarity that extended throughout Europe, we quite often realized that there is a common wish for better getting to know each other and to jointly express our solidarity with those affected by repression. This led to the idea to make use of the weekend around the day of the prisoner, on 18th of March 2018, for collective activities in Cologne and Willich.

Herewith we would like to invite you for a day-long discussion with comrades from various radical-left movements in Europe on 17th of March and a rally in front of the prison in Cologne on the 18th. A solidarity concert takes place on the evening of the 17th.

We want to broaden our perspectives across national borders, to oppose Fortress Europe with our radical-left perspective, far away from nationalism and the state. The trial in Aachen showed once more that European countries and their agencies do closely cooperate when prosecution and repression is pursued. On day-to-day social, economic and political levels, we do experience the devastating effects of that pan-European cooperation.

However, this might also lead to solidarity and friendship and the desire for gaining consciousness about the various European realities. We are very much interested in making practical transborder solidarity a matter of fact, by talking and discussing about common and diverging experiences and positions of social struggles, with repression and prison.

More Infos:
E-Mail: solidarity1803 [at] riseup [dot] net
All Infos on RADAR:
Complete invitation as pdf: English Version |  German Version […Lees verder]

SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina) – Jalazone Playground: Benefit Dinner

Thursday March 1st 2018, SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina) – Jalazone Playground: Benefit Dinner, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

On the 1st of March Students for Justice in Palestine ( will kickstart a series of benefit dinners at Joe’s Garage to raise money for the building of a children’s playground in the Palestinian refugee camp of Jalazone.
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! […Lees verder]

Benefit Dentists4Refugees

Thursday February 22nd 2018, Benefit Dentists4Refugees, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Tonight four friends will cook for you. Among them two dentists who have given dental care to refugees as volunteers in Athens by an NGO called Dentists4Refugees last December. While dentist can work in an private practice some have decided to provide the refugees with dental care as a volunteer for one year or even longer. Tonight we will ask your kind donation to support these dentists. […Lees verder]

Benefit for the Social Kitchen “The Other Human” in Athens

Monday February 19th 2018, Benefit for the Social Kitchen “The Other Human” in Athens. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

The idea of Social Kitchen “The Other Human” began when we noticed in the public food markets of Athens, people of various ages, nationalities, and social levels rummaging through rubbish to find food they otherwise couldn’t afford to buy. The first obvious response was to cook our own food from home and distribute it in the public market places. We asked each food stall merchant to volunteer one item from their food bench so we could continue the next day. We then decided to cook on site for people and to eat the cooked food together. This way we could all come together and break through any shame or embarrassment which might be an issue for anyone. […Lees verder]

Mumia Abu-Jamal Benefit

Thursday February 8th 2018, Mumia Abu-Jamal Benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

New Hearing in Mumia’s Case set for 3/27/2018 – Judge orders New District Attorney to address his request to “find out what happened to the missing Memo by taking action,” including a suggestion that they might depose the former ADA to get the answers.” He noted that he would require a status conference on 2/26/18, to hear details of their efforts. “I do not want to have another hearing in two months, and be in the same place. These questions need to be answered.”

Mumia Abu-Jamal, represented by Sam Spital of the NAACP and Judith Ritter, Professor at Widner, was in court in Philadelphia challenging his criminal conviction. Common Pleas Court judge Leon Tucker opened court with a query to the DA about his order that the prosecution produce testimony regarding a missing letter by former DA Ron Castille. This evidence, or evidence of a similar nature, could be a key to Mumia’s criminal defense appeals being reinstated. […Lees verder]

Benefit diner for Syrian refugees

Monday February 5th 2018, Benefit diner for Syrian refugees, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Benefit diner for a group of over 100 civilians (elderly, (wo)men and children) from the Idlib district, who got displaced due to the recent air attacks on their towns and continuous fights between the Syrian State Army/Russia and the counter-state militias in the area.

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