Earthquake relief fundraiser in Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, México

Monday Ocotber 23rd 2017, Earthquake relief fundraiser in Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, México. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

This is a fundraiser for people on the ground hit by the recent earthquake in Mexico. A large part of Mexico was effected, but the funds from the dinner and any donations will go specifically to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca, Mexico. In solidarity with Indigneious organizing and resistence against the myraid of megaprojects and mines planned and in operation in this region, the money from this evening, however, will be to assists the community radio station, Radio Totopo, in their efforts to provide relief from the earthquake. There will be a short presentation and/or video after the (delicious) main course to provide more information and to see the important humanitarian cause you are supporting. Come and join!

Carlos Sánchez Martínez from Radio Totopo calling for solidarity https://www.servindi.org/actualidad-noticias/18/09/2017/radio-totopo-hace-llamado-solidarizarse-con-juchitan-oaxaca
Radio Totopo on El Enemigo Común https://elenemigocomun.net/?s=totopo
Programa Radio Totopo: https://archive.org/details/ProgramaRadioTotopo

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. In July and August, the people’s kitchen is closed on thursday.

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.

Solidarity with G20 prisoners – OIA+KALI Queer Feminist Rap

Monday the 16th of October 2017, Solidarity with G20 prisoners – OIA+KALI Queer Feminist Rap. Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm. Between 9 and 10pm, Queer Feminist Rap on the stage.

OIA (Gran Canaria, Spain) + KALI (Limache, Valparaíso, Chile) are 2 interdisciplinary artists who seek to deliveeir music and rap a countercultural, antifascist, feminist and queer message that breaks the canons andes of the body established by the neoliberal system. Ni una menos on https://youtu.be/XtFgy7zo1ww

What: benefit VOKU for all the political prisoners of the G20 protests
Where: Joe’s Garage, Pretoriusstraat 43, 1092 EZ Amsterdam
When: Monday the 16th of October, at 19

Why:
’Society has failed when it imprisons those who question it’
Last July hundreds thousands of people took the streets in Hamburg, to speak out against the one-liberal policies of the G20. Right form the start there was a systematic and targeted criminalisation of activists. Escalation from the side of the police, false statements from the state, and framing in the media distracted the public debate from the political message of the activists and aimed to break the movement on the streets.

29 activists are still being held in prison now, most of them still awaiting trial. The court ruling that we have seen and the imposed penalties show these are politically symbolic cases. This repression of activists of the G20 is part of a growing tendency throughout Europe that targets left-wing activists and organisations. Solidarity is the answer.

We want freedom for all prisoners of the G20. With this VOKU we collect money to support and show our solidarity, for example by sending books and, where necessary arrange for extra lawyers.

Enjoy a meal, make a donation, write a letter, the 16th of October at the VOKU for the political prisoners of the G20 protests.

Freedom for Peike and all other prisoners https://freepeike.noblogs.org/
United We Stand https://unitedwestand.blackblogs.org/


Solidariteit met de G20 gevangenen

Wat: benefiet VOKU voor alle politieke gevangenen van de G20 protesten
Waar: Joe’s Garage, Pretoriusstraat 43, 1092 EZ Amsterdam
Wanneer: Maandag 16 oktober, om 19 uur

Waarom:
’Society has failed when it imprisons those who question it’
In juli gingen honderdduizenden mensen de straat op in Hamburg om zich uit te spreken tegen het neo-liberale beleid van de G20. Vanaf het begin vond er een een systematische en doelmatige criminalisering van activisten plaats. Escaleering vanuit de politie, false uitspraken van de staat en portrettering in de media leidde het publieke debat af van de politieke boodschap van de activisten en trachtte de beweging op straat te breken.

29 activisten zitten nog altijd vast, de meesten al bijna 3 maanden in afwachting van een process. De uitspraken van de rechter, en toegeschreven straffen laten zien dat het om politiek symbolische veroordelingen gaat. Deze repressie van activisten bij G20 is deel van een groeiende tendens van onderdrukking van linkse activisten en organisaties in Europa. Solidariteit is hierop het antwoord.

Wij willen vrijheid voor alle gevangenen van de G20. Met deze VOKU zamelen we geld in om de gevangenen te kunnen ondersteunen en solidariteit te tonen, bijvoorbeeld door ze boeken te sturen en waar nodig extra advocaten te regelen.

Kom eten, doe een donatie, schrijf een kaart, 16 oktober bij de VOKU voor de politieke gevangenen van de G20 protesten.

Freedom for Peike and all other prisoners https://freepeike.noblogs.org/
United We Stand https://unitedwestand.blackblogs.org/


Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. In July and August, the people’s kitchen is closed on thursday.

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 voku: Solidarity with G20 prisoners

Monday 9 October 2017, Benefit voku: Solidarity with G20 prisoners. Music with Abigail Lapell and Shawn William Clarke, indie folk from Candada. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm then update about the G20 prisoners. Music from 8:30pm till 10pm.

During the G20, political and economic leaders of the world gathered in order to plan the continuation of their wars, exploitation of people and animals, and the destruction of the environment. To revolt against this is necessary and gives hope. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Hamburg to obstruct these festivities for the elite. The German state, in an attempt to criminalise a few individuals, has now rapidly changed the topic to bottles and fireworks which were thrown (or not) during the riots. Not very convincing as a distraction for the real problems in this world. From the first day, the actions against the G20 were met with harsh repression. Hundreds of people were hurt and arrested due to police violence and the tactics of escalation.

For more info check out:
https://freepeike.noblogs.org
https://www.fireandflames.com/en/united-we-stand-solidarity-campaign-against-the-summit-repression/
https://unitedwestand.blackblogs.org/

Support Peike and all other prisoners – act and show solidarity!

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. In July and August, the people’s kitchen is closed on thursday.

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 voku for refugee families in the Netherlands

Thursday October 5th 2017, Benefit voku for refugee families in the Netherlands. Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm.

Children who have been in the Netherlands for over 5 years have settled here. To rip them from their environment is irresponsible and damages their development. Still it happens often; children are being dragged from their home by lots of police and are then deported. Daily they live with this fear. A law that should stop this – the ‘Children’s Amnesty’ – costs families 170 euro’s per family-member appliance. 98% of the applications are denied, so this is actually throwing money down the drain.
GEEN KIND AAN DE KANT is of the opinion that the application-costs are way too high, especially since this money goes directly to the state without much result. Still we want to help refugees who want to try this, to share their burden. Therefore we are collecting money to try and support them by paying 15% of their application. We will do this for as long as there is money, but unfortunately this is not endless. https://geenkindaandekant.wordpress.com/
That is why we would like to ask you for help share this load, by coming to the benefit VOKU at Joe’s Garage on Thursday October 5th starting from 19:00 – Pretoriusstraat 43 Amsterdam.


Vluchtelingkinderen die langer dan 5 jaar in Nederland zijn, hebben zich hier geworteld. Hen uit hun omgeving trekken is onverantwoordelijk en schadelijk voor hun ontwikkeling. Toch gebeurt het veel; zij worden met politieovermacht uit hun huis gehaald en gedeporteerd. Zij leven daarom dagelijks in angst. Een regeling die hier een eind aan zou moeten maken – het Kinderpardon – kost voor de aanvraag 170 euro per gezinslid. 98% van de aanvragen wordt vervolgens afgewezen, waardoor het allemaal weggegooid geld is.
GEEN KIND AAN DE KANT vindt de aanvraaggelden die betaald moeten worden voor het Kinderpardon belachelijk hoog, vooral omdat het geld vrijwel rechtstreeks de staatskas in gaat en er maar erg weinig aanvragen worden ingewilligd. Toch willen we vluchtelingen die deze weg willen bewandelen, proberen te helpen deze gigantische last te dragen. Daarom zijn we geld aan het inzamelen om te proberen 15% per aanvraag te kunnen helpen betalen. Dit kunnen we doen zolang we geld hebben, maar zodra het op is, is het op. https://geenkindaandekant.wordpress.com/
Daarom vragen we jullie om een steentje bij te dragen door naar een benefiet VOKU te komen in Joe’s Garage op donderdag 5 oktober vanaf 19:00 – Pretoriusstraat 43 Amsterdam.


Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. In July and August, the people’s kitchen is closed on thursday.

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 for the G20 arrestees

Monday 18th September 2017, Benefit for the G20 arrestees in Hamburg. Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm. After the food, legal update.

The first court case of the G20 arrestees took place in Hamburg on 28 August. A 21 years old Dutch comrade, accused of throwing two bottles at a cop during the Welcome to Hell demo on 6 July 2017, got convicted to 2 years and 7 months jail. This trial was nothing more than a big set up before the federal elections to be held on 24 September.

On 29 August, a Polish man was sentenced by the court in Hamburg to a suspended six-month prison sentence. On 8 July, during a search near a demonstration, the cops found backpack containing seven crackers, a lacrymo bomb, diving glasses, a rope and black clothes. The judge explained his decision by stating: “It is clear to the court that the accused was on his way to a demonstration “.

The public prosecutor launched 109 investigative procedures against “known” persons and 64 others against “persons unknown”. The charges generally concern “breach of the peace”, “violence causing injury”, “resisting the police” and “destruction”. In some cases, the accused risk prison sentences of up to 10 years. Other procedures could be added to those already underway, as the investigations continue. Till today, 189 “presumed guilty” persons have been arrested in connection with the G20 summit and 51 arrest warrants have been issued. 32 people, who are not from Germany, are still being held on remand for the anti-G20 riots.

Finally, the politicians are still traumatized by this counter-summit in Hamburg. Thus various political parties (SPD, CDU, Greens and FDP) are going to meet every two to three weeks, probably until the summer of 2018 in a commission on the G20. Various points will be addressed, including preparations for the G20, the development of the days of the G20 and its consequences.

Moreover, let us recall that an unprecedented repressive blow has struck the autonomous media in Germany, almost two months after the counter-summit. Friday, August 24, the free publication platform Indymedia Linksunten was shut down by the Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière, declaring it prohibited by the use of the law on associations. The following day, several searches were carried out by the LKA on persons suspected of moderating the site, in Freiburg. In addition to 4 apartments, the KTS autonomous centre was also searched and the entire IT infrastructure has been seized.

It is clear that the autonomous and anarchist agitation of recent times in Germany, with countless direct actions and sabotage against the infrastructure of capital and the State, is one of the reasons for the prohibition of this site, which largely contributed to the disorder, both during the days of the G20 but also especially before and after. Linksunten is one of the few German-speaking sites on which are published a good number of press releases of attacks and direct actions, which are obviously a danger to power and its henchmen.

Let us not forget that if this counter-summit was so devastating, it is linked to the fact that the many anarchist calls to sabotage the G20 had a real echo across the country. Putting this platform out of use is one of the many ways that power disposes of to put an end to the offensive and insurrectional dynamic.

More than ever, active and offensive solidarity with the comrades of Germany!

Freedom for Peike and all other prisoners https://freepeike.noblogs.org/
United We Stand https://unitedwestand.blackblogs.org/
http://actforfree.nostate.net/?p=28206
https://www.globalinfo.nl/Nieuws/horrorstraffen-voor-g20-betogers-en-verbod-indymedia

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

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 All Included & puppet show with the Enormous Face

Monday September 11th 2017, Benefit Freedom of Movement All Included & puppet show with the Enormous Face, Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm. From 9pm, puppet show on the stage!

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: http://www.allincluded.nl/posts/actie-landgrabbing-office-du-niger-in-mali/

Puppet show with the Enormous Face

Kalan Sherrard aka Enormous Face, “Nothing Matters”, Avant-Garde Nihilist Subway Performer, located these last years in New York City is back in Europe. Kalan will be performing at Joe’s Garage his “non-narrative nihilist anarchist puppet show about literary theory” made of “things out of garbage and dead animals.
I’m also fundamentally almost against context and sort of not interested in describing what I do… I like to collect things that seem to weigh a lot semiotically and collage with them.”
I am currently on tour in Europe [Especially of Squats]! Edinburgh, London, Bristol, Amsterdam, Brussels, Charleville-Mezieres, Paris, Berlin, Geneva, Zurich, Luxembourg, Athens, Venice, Rome, Budapest, Prague, Vienna, [Hamburg, Dresden, Oslo, Stockholm?!] and Copenhagen are all on the roster (although some might get snipped) – Put me in touch with your people, especially squatters and DIY-anarcho folks, and just random intellectuals in the Olde Worlde. Wanna play as many squats as I can!”
https://www.enormousface.com/
https://enormousface.wordpress.com/

All Included is involved in Afrique-Europe Interact, a partnership between African and European grassroots organizations that support free migration and sustainable development. Contacts are mainly in Western Europe (Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso, Senegal) and North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia). Themes are deportation, freedom of movement, land grabbing, corruption. All Included is also active in Watch the Med http://www.watchthemed.net/) and Alarm Phone (http://alarmphone.org/en/), a 24-hour emergency phone for those who cross the Mediterranean. Undocumented migrants in Amsterdam are where possible supported by All Included.

What’s included?

All Included Amsterdam is a new initiative that fights for freedom of movement and for the right of residence for migrants. In a time when globalization is a fact, migration should be recognized as part of a package deal. It’s All Included. This means: no illegality, no detention for undocumented migrants and no forced evictions.

With the disappearance of national borders, national identity disappears. Everyone becomes global citizen and deserves regardless of origin equal rights and equal opportunities. Therefore also for migrants ‘all included’ rights and obligations.

Allincluded.nl fightsg for an open society through extra-parliamentary action which intervenes in the political climate of assimilation, closeness and fear. Through direct assistance to rejected asylum seekers and other migrants without residence permit, indictments against abuses of current polities are being propagated. We want to contribute to the public debate with alternative visions of migration and globalization based on open borders, solidarity and initiative from the base.

http://www.allincluded.nl

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. In July and August, the people’s kitchen is closed on thursday.

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 for the political prisoners in Turkey. Music with the Resonant Rogues

Monday 21st August 2017, Benefit for the political prisoners in Turkey, from 7pm. Music with the Resonant Rogues from 8:30pm till 10pm.

Our Kurdish friends are back for their monthly benefit for the political prisoners in Turkey. After the food, on the stage, music with the Resonant Rogues from Asheville, North Carolina, duo accordion, banjo, guitar, vocals, suitcase, percussion. Two years ago, the Resonants Rogues played all the squats in Amsterdam. Their tour blog is all about what they experienced in Amsterdam and further.

“American folk music has always had a populist perspective, a vision of music made by the people, for the people. Asheville, North Carolina roots band The Resonant Rogues know this well, for they’ve traveled the byways and highways of America, even crossed the water to Europe and the Mediterranean with instruments and songs in tow. Anchored by the songwriting duo Sparrow and Keith Smith, the Rogues have shared songs with train-hoppers in New Orleans, busked on the streets of Budapest, learned Turkish Romani dance in Istanbul, and marched in protest in the hills of Appalachia. Throughout, the stories they’ve heard and the people they’ve met have fueled their music, which abounds with influences like Eastern European Romani brass bands, New Orleans street jazz, old-time stringbands, Woody Guthrie anti-fascist folk, French jazz manouche, and Middle Eastern rhythms. It’s not easy to pull off such a bold combination of genres, but The Resonant Rogues learned this music in person from the people who created it, so they have a tie to each tradition and a working knowledge of what this music means to the ordinary people that make this music every day. It’s a tintype view on the modern world,a cracked image that reflects the past through a prism of the future.”
https://theresonantrogues.com/ […Lees verder]

Benefit for the G20 arrestees

Monday 14th August 2017, Benefit for the G20 arrestees in Hamburg. Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm.

United We Stand https://unitedwestand.blackblogs.org/

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. In July and August, the people’s kitchen is closed on thursday.

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 for the political prisoners in Turkey, music with Bordelestino (Chile)

Monday 10th July 2017, Benefit for the political prisoners in Turkey, music with Bordelestino. Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm. Music from 9 till 10pm.

Bordelestino was formed in Santiago of Chili in 2011, by members Lolita Ponce, violin and vocals, Javier Valdebenito, double bass, and David Santis, accordion and vocals. Their repertoire ranges from tango, to French chanson; from Italian canzonetta and tarantella, to Chilean waltz and tonada; from Balkan music, to jazz, and to their own songs which melt those music genres with stories and poems. The use of acoustic instruments has made us a constant presence on the streets, in Chile, Brasil, France and Italy. During their 2015 European tour, Bordelestino made quite an impression in Finland. They are again on their way to Tampere. Lucky us, they are back for one night at Joe’s Garage. http://bordelestino.cl/ https://soundcloud.com/bordelestino/ […Lees verder]

Benefit Freedom of Movement All Included – Music & performances with Efa Supertramp, Dancing Queer & Glittasphyxia

all-in-T-shirtThursday June 15th 2017, Benefit Freedom of Movement All Included, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music & performances from 8:30 till 10pm with Efa Supertramp (punk folk singer, Cardiff), Dancing Queer (queer Egyptian belly dancer) and Glittasphyxia (spoken word/tales of a feral exhibitionist).

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 Valletta agreements. We say: Open Escape Routes! Stop Deportations! Our African friends are resisting these deals: http://www.allincluded.nl/posts/actie-landgrabbing-office-du-niger-in-mali/

All Included is involved in Afrique-Europe Interact, a partnership between African and European grassroots organizations that support free migration and sustainable development. Contacts are mainly in Western Europe (Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso, Senegal) and North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia). Themes are deportation, freedom of movement, land grabbing, corruption. All Included is also active in Watch the Med http://www.watchthemed.net/) and Alarm Phone (http://alarmphone.org/en/), a 24-hour emergency phone for those who cross the Mediterranean. Undocumented migrants in Amsterdam are where possible supported by All Included.

What’s included?

All Included Amsterdam is a new initiative that fights for freedom of movement and for the right of residence for migrants. In a time when globalization is a fact, migration should be recognized as part of a package deal. It’s All Included. This means: no illegality, no detention for undocumented migrants and no forced evictions.

With the disappearance of national borders, national identity disappears. Everyone becomes global citizen and deserves regardless of origin equal rights and equal opportunities. Therefore also for migrants ‘all included’ rights and obligations.

Allincluded.nl fightsg for an open society through extra-parliamentary action which intervenes in the political climate of assimilation, closeness and fear. Through direct assistance to rejected asylum seekers and other migrants without residence permit, indictments against abuses of current polities are being propagated. We want to contribute to the public debate with alternative visions of migration and globalization based on open borders, solidarity and initiative from the base.

http://www.allincluded.nl […Lees verder]

Benefit for “Ink the rich!”, DIY Print Kollectiev

Amsterdam_DIY_Screen_Print_CollectiveMonday 12th June 2017, Benefit for “Ink the rich!”, DIY Print Kollectiev. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music from 8:30 till 10pm with Tim Holehouse (nomadic mutant hardcore blues from London) and Tragical History Tour (gritty acoustic cowpunk from Scotland).

All benefits at Joe’s Garage go to support projects dealing with social & political struggles. This Monday, June 12th, we’ll cook and eat for the “Ink the rich!”, DIY screen-printing workshop.

Since the beginning of 2016, after a couple of squat evictions and relocations, the studio has found a new safe home in the Bajesdorp squat. Grown over the years within the autonomous community of Amsterdam, it keeps on supporting diverse political, social and alternative initiatives by printing t-shirts, patches, buttons, posters, zines… Now, this precious tool (and the collective of volunteers that maintains it) still thrives on the same diy, non-hierarchical and non-profit core values of the beginning. And is fully operational!

For this fundraiser, come, $upport and enjoy the menu brought too you by the infamous, tyrannic and clumsy cooks Spamela Tupperware and Fluffia Crustpudding, together with some other actual members of the printing collective. Don’t forget to greet them, either you like their food or not, with due hugs and (fake) compliments! […Lees verder]

Music with Tim Holehouse and Tragical History Tour

Tim_Holehouse_Tragical_History_TourMonday 12th June 2017, Music with Tim Holehouse and Tragical History Tour. From 7pm, Volkseten Vegazulu, Benefit for “Ink the rich!”, DIY Print Kollectiev. Music from 8:30 till 10pm.

Tim Holehouse (nomadic mutant hardcore blues from London) 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!
http://timholehouse.com/
https://timholehouse.bandcamp.com/

Tragical History Tour (gritty acoustic cowpunk from Scotland) is the solo acoustic pseudonym of Dundee, Scotland based singer/songwriter Derrick Johnston. As former frontman of Scottish punk rock bands Uniforms and Joey Terrifying, and a founder of Scottish DIY label Make That A Take Records, Derrick has spent the last 15 years in the trenches of DIY punk rock.
After more than a decade of DIY releases and over 500 shows across the UK, USA and Europe, Derrick is set to release the first Tragical History Tour LP through Make That A Take Records / Aaah! Real Records in Summer 2017, recorded and produced by John Harcus of PMX in Perth, Scotland.
“Aphorisms” contains ten tracks of heart-on-sleeve blood, sweat and tears acoustic punk rock. With reverence, respect and philosophical introspection, Tragical History Tour comes over like Leatherface covering Leadbelly, from slashing punk chords to gentle folk-inflected finger-picking, topped off with Derrick’s unique characteristic dual-octave vocals. .
https://tragicalhistorytour.bandcamp.com/
http://www.makethatatakerecords.com/tragical-history-tour/ […Lees verder]

Benefit for Art & Craft Workshops for Asylum Seekers – Music with Kara Güneş

Thursday 8th June 2017, Benefit for Art & Craft Workshops for Asylum Seekers – Music with Kara Güneş (Marta Celli & Özgür Yalçın, Iranian santur & Celtic harp – Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music from 9 pm.

Stichting CAAT Projects has been giving dance workshops in an Asylum Seekers center for women in Amsterdam West, in cooperation with “Wij Zijn Hier”. Now we would like to start new workshops using arts and crafts in different centers. We do need material and that implies some costs, thus you would be helping us with that! When possible we will open the workshops to the neighbors and population in general to increase the chances for a successful integration of the newcomers. So hopefully we can also welcome you in our workshops. Thanks for helping! And join us on the 8th of June for some tasty food and more information about us!

Kara Güneş (Marta Celli & Özgür Yalçın, Iranian santur & Celtic harp). Irish songs and Kurdish & Turkish ballads… End of the concert, we want to make one short jam session. If you want to join us just take your instrument..” […Lees verder]