Benefit for the political prisoners in Turkey. Music by Taiacore and Seeking a Drop

2017_Taiacore_Seeking_a_Drop_tourThursday 23 February 2017, Benefit for the political prisoners in Turkey. Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm. Music from 8:30 till 10pm with Taiacore and Seeking a Drop.

Taiacore, duo from Madrid with by Marta Tai (voice & guitar) and Vincenzo Tancorre (guitar & banjo) http://incubamusic.com/taiacore/
Seeking a Drop is Fulvio from Roma/Berlin with his guitar and voice.  Semi acoustic set, perfect soundtrack for your living room https://seekingadrop.bandcamp.com/

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 Gato Encerrado Collective in Uruguay. Music with Almudena y Davide

20170220_Benefit_Gato_Encerrado_Collective_UruguayMonday February 20th 2017, Gato Encerrado Benefit. Show with Almudena y Davide. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music from 9pm.

Benefit for Gato Encerrado Collective in Uruguay: Gato Encerrado is a collective house placed in one of the historic neighborhoods of Montevideo. Already for many years it has built itself as a place for exchange and interaction, growth and mutual help between countless amounts of people and collectives. Gato Encerrado means “trapped cat” and the phrase belongs to a popular speech meaning something dubious going on.

Here, in our home, all kinds of activities take place, from DIY health care, anarchist book fairs, concerts, art expositions to preparation meetings for demonstrations. All the activities are completely for free and with no security at the entrance, putting a focus to collective self-regulation in every situation.

It might be for this reason that at home people who sleep in the street meet European students following Masters in Uruguay. And probably for that as well our relationship with the neighborhood – of popular tradition and of resistance of the Afro community- is real, is true and between equals. We are part of our neighborhood and we collaborate each and every time a neighbor wants to connect illegally to electricity or looks for help to squat an empty house.

We have been able to supply space and collaborate with benefits of all sorts, form supporting the anarchist library of Cerro to the alternative documentary festival Globale, through raising money for jailed anarchists in different states, but also for cancer treatments of individuals, community radio stations or several squatted houses.

Music with Almudena y Davide (voice and guitar), revolutionary and popular folk songs from Spain and Latin America. https://soundcloud.com/almudena-y-davide https://almudenarubio.bandcamp.com/ […Lees verder]

Benefit Aid Delivery Mission Balkans 2017

Aid_Delivery_Mission_Balkan_action_2017Monday February 13th 2017, Benefit Aid Delivery Mission Balkans 2017. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

About Aid Delivery Mission: “Who we are? An ever changing and chaotic refugee crisis calls for a flexible approach, therefore we are combining an extensive experience of mobile kitchens and providing food, with our ability to reflect on what is needed, where and when.
Thousands of people are stuck around various borders in unsupported makeshift camps, so far the winter has been forgiving, but that is already changing.
We are based on voluntary work depending on donations, but we need help, especially financial support to cover transport costs and food supplies.
1000 x Thanks
Thanks to your support we have distributed more than half a million meals …
Thanks also to all the volunteers who, through rain and sun, at impossible hours and under difficult circumstances, prepared and distributed all these meals.
The Aid Delivery Mission of the Feniks Foundation, originally scheduled for three months, has lasted for more than half a year, thanks to your help.
In these six months, volunteers have provided more than 500,000 meals to the refugees in and around Idomeni at the Greek Macedonian border.
The first months our support mainly existed out of distributing hot meals, since April 2016 we also provided food in the form of food packages with homemade rocket stove’s to some groups.
We have chosen for this because people by getting back a small piece of self-sufficiency, also recover a little self-respect.
The unofficial camps around Idomeni are now cleared and most of the refugees are transferred to military camps.
The ADM has returned to its home port and is preparing for and thinking about the next project.
We are not an “official charity” but at the moment it will necessary again, we will be ready with our pots and pans, stir bars and vegetable cleavers.
Without your help we can not run any next project, so we’ll keep you posted.
Thanks !!!”

You can also donate online:
Stichting Feniks Amsterdam
IBAN: NL74 TRIO 0254 8159 60
BIC: TRIONL2U
https://aiddeliverymission.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 LLECA, a Dutch-Nicaraguan theater collective

LlecaMonday January 19th 2017, Benefit for LLECA, a Dutch-Nicaraguan theater collective. LLECA’s Eat for Art // Prison Theatre Benefit. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

Thursday 19 January we will be cooking a delicious, tropical meal to support Nicaraguan prison theatre collective ‘Lleca Teatro’. LLECA has been making theatre in prison in Nicaragua since 2009, and this year we have the exceptional honor to have been invited to the International Community Arts Festival. To make the travel possible for the ex-prisoners participating in the Festival, we need all the help we can get! We will be cooking vegan “Indio Viejo”, a typical Nicaraguan spiced mashed maize dish with vegetables, served with plantain fritters (tostones) and beans. So, let’s warm up the new year to sweet cumbia tunes and support prison theatre!!
More information about LLECA: http://www.lleca.org/ […Lees verder]

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Benefit for We Are Here Academy + Iranian movie night: Fireworks Wednesday (Asghar Farhadi, 2006)

Asghar_Farhadi_Fireworks_WednesdayMonday January 16th 2017, Food at 7pm with a benefit for We Are Here Academy. Then at 9pm, Iranian movie night with Fireworks Wednesday from Asghar Farhadi, (2006).

The We Are Here Academy is an educational initiative offering university-level courses for undocumented individuals. The We Are Here Academy upholds the rights for any person, whether or not in possession of legal status, to pursue an education. http://heretosupport.nl/we-are-here-academy-3/

Fireworks Wednesday, Iranian film from Asghar Farhadi (2006, 104 min.). In Farsi with English subtitles. The titular fireworks are literal – the story takes place as Iranians celebrate New Year  by spring-cleaning and lighting firecrackers – and metaphorical : when Rouhi, a young bride-to-be working for a cleaning agency,  turns up at the apartment of a couple about to go on holiday, she’s drawn into an explosive domestic conflict. What distinguishes the film is the way Farhadi keeps us guessing from as to what exactly is happening and why; repeatedly shifting our point of view, he forces us to question our assumptions about characters and their reliability. This compelling, corrosive account of male-female relationships in today’s Tehran is tempered by genuine compassion for the individuals concerned; wisely, Farhadi never serves judgement on them in their troubled pursuit of truth, love and happiness. Intelligent, illuminating and directed with unflashy expertise.

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

Benefit for Kasa Marisol, okupa en Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona)

Kasa_Marisol_VilanovaThursday December 15th and 29th 2016, Benefit for Kasa Marisol, okupa en Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona). Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

Mar i Sol is a nice house in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona. On the 1st November 2015, the house was squatted after being empty for more than 10 years. It’s owned by a private owner, who claims that she has no money to do anything with the propety and after the eviction, she only wants to close down the house and do nothing with it.
Since the first day, the new inhabitants have been working on the house and made it livable. It is both a living house and a social center with free-shop, work-shops, benefit dinners, jam sessions…
After 3 months living in the house, they got a letter for a court case.
14th March 2016: Civil court case.
They loose the case and decide to go to the higher court .
26th September 2016: Higher court, the case goes to the «Audiencia Provincial de BCN».
14th November 2016: First verdict: 6 euro per day during 6 months, 1080 euro in total to pay to the owner, plus the judicial cost. The amount is unknown right now.
Kasa Mar i Sol is waiting as well for the date of eviction which might take place soon.
Because we want to help them, we decided to make this Voku Benefit for Mar i Sol!

VILANOVA ANTIFEIXISTA!

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.

PazAlaCalle Benefit, Colombia Peacebuilding Conversation

20161222_PazAlaCalle_peace_building_conversationThursday 22nd of December 2016, PazAlaCalle Benefit. Open dialogue: Peacebuilding in Colombia post conflict: A review from different perspectives. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Colombian peace deal and its endorsement

In the last 52 years Colombia has suffered from an armed conflict between their government and several groups of rebels. Among these groups is FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army). In the last 30 years FARC and the Colombian government have tried twice to solve the conflict through dialogue, unfortunately without the desired result. On the 5th of August 2014 the Colombian government, led by President Juan Manuel Santos, and the guerillas officially announced that new peace talks would be undertaken in Havana, Cuba. After four years of intense negotiations the world witnessed the signing of a historical peace agreement on the 26th of September 2016.
The peace agreement was rejected by more than the half of people in Colombia through referendum. The referendum showed the country heavily divided as inhabitants of areas where FARC had more impact supported the agreement while areas less impacted by the conflict did not. Finally, last 30th of November Colombian Congress endorsed a modified agreement worked by the negotiation team, it took into account in a big portion the disagreements of the “no” defenders.

Peace to the Street Movement

Realizing the possible disastrous consequences of the rejection, a popular movement evolved that demanded the FARC and the government to continue the negotiations, while taking into account the arguments of the people who voted “No” and effectively achieve an end of the conflict. Part of this popular movement was Peace to the Street that organized discussions on the streets, trying to overcome differences between both sides by focusing on the common desire for peace. In the current scenario where the Peace Agreement has been endorsed, the movement looks forward to actively monitoring its implementation.

Open Dialogue

In this context the members of Peace to the Street – The Netherlands want to organize an open dialogue which will allow the movement to maintain the political discussions in the conjuncture of process of peace in Colombia, it also will represent an opportunity to formulate other initiatives in order contribute to the social mobilization.
The conversation are going to discuss about the following points:
* Peacebuilding perspectives addressed by three topics: FARC political participation; issues related with post-conflict
*Communication approaches and mass media contribution to peacebuilding

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.

Benefiet Voku AFA

Op 19 december 2016 organiseert Joe’s Garage een benefietdiner ter ondersteuning van de antifascistische strijd. De opbrengst van deze avond gaat naar AFA Nederland die zich vanaf 1992 inzet tegen racisme en fascisme.

De afgelopen twee jaar zijn de activiteiten van extreem-rechts op straat behoorlijk toegenomen. Zo ging Pegida bijna maandelijks de straat op en ook de NVU demonstreerde weer vaker. Gelukkig waren er ook constant protesten tegen deze racistische demonstraties, maar al deze protesten kosten helaas ook geld. Denk aan posters en flyers drukken, spandoeken en allerlei andere kosten. Ook heeft AFA Nederland een nieuw kantoor gebouwd voor het landelijke secretariaat. Ondanks dat de bouw van het kantoor grotendeels van oude bouwmaterialen is gebouwd waren ook daar aan kosten verbonden. Door al deze activiteiten is de kas van AFA zo goed als leeg. In deze tijden van groeiend racisme en fascisme is het keihard nodig om de antifascistische strijd te blijven voeren. En ook voor de toekomst is daar geld voor nodig. Om een steentje bij te dragen aan de antifascistische strijd organiseert Joe’s Garage een benefiet voor AFA Nederland. http://www.afanederland.org/ […Lees verder]

All Included benefit, actions against Valletta by Afrique Europe Interact in Africa and Europe

Monday December 12th 2016, All Included benefit, actions against Valletta by Afrique Europe Interact in Africa and Europe. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Migration is felt as a problem, as a threat. Politicians are only reacting on the defensive without any vision. Too many deaths on our doorstep leads to deals with human rights violators such as Niger, Turkey, Morocco, Libya, Eritrea. Development aid is now – under the guise of saving lives – openly used to stop migration in countries of origin. Asylum seekers should be housed in overcrowded camps in countries such as Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. No vision that goes beyond our borders and that offers perspectives for North and South. During the Dutch presidency of the European Commission in early 2016 All Included worked closely together with an initiative of 10 NGOs from West Africa concerning the pressure from the EU to close the borders between African countries. In April, we presented a declaration from these organizations to the dutch foreign minister Koenders just before his visit to West Africa. In September we held a public meeting on the impact of the Euro-African Valetta agreement from nov. 2015 for the population in African countries. Alassane Dicko Afrique-Europe Interact (section Mali) was our guest in Amsterdam visits (http://www.allincluded.nl/posts/category/actie/acties-tegen-eu-afrika-afspraken-valletta/).
In november 2016, we attended a large gathering of the Association Malienne the Expulsés (expelled migrants) in Bamako/Mali on deportations and the social movement in West Africa. Also, a meeting was held by the Malian Afrique-Europe Interact in Bamako where women’s organizations, fishermen, farmers, expelled migrants, residents against gentrification came together to support each other. Actions by Afrique-Europe Interact took place in Berlin and in Bamako in nov. concerning the pressure of Europe on the West-African countries on signing readmission agreements and accepting the European Laissez Passer (one way passport). […Lees verder]

Benefit for No Border Kitchen Lesvos with Cistem Failure

20161205_Benefit_for_No_Border_Kitchen_LesvosMonday December 5th 2016, Benefit for No Border Kitchen Lesvos with Cistem Failure on the stage. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music from 9pm till 10pm.

No Border Lesvos has been supporting refugees on Lesvos Island by any means possible since 2012. With the recent evictions of the NBK Social Centre on the Island and new migrants still arriving every day it is imperative that we upgrade the kitchen equipment, and for that we need money! So come and eat at the Joe’s garage on monday the 5th to support NBK Lesvos and the migrants that are stuck there!
No Border Kitchen Lesvos. Push back Frontex! You can’t evict a Movement! https://noborderkitchenlesvos.noblogs.org/
Cistem Failure, anarchist feminist queer band, a duo playing rowdy political banjo folkpunk https://cistemfailure.noblogs.org/ […Lees verder]

Squatters Legal Costs Benefit with The Bucket Boyz

20161201_benefit_squatters_legal_costsThursday December 1st 2016, Squatters Legal Costs Benefit with The Bucket Boyz on the stage. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music from 9pm till 10pm.

The Bucket Boyz, knee slapin, crazy anarcho blue-trash from the Amsterdam bayou!!!! Trio banjo, Gut bucket and Chinese chopstick. “Rare Dutch treat The Bucket Boyz, who thrilled with their anarchic take on Tennessee folk.” (The Guardian).
https://thebucketboyz.bandcamp.com/
http://thebucketboyz.hotglue.me/?eyes+ears/ […Lees verder]

Brighton Antifascists Benefit, Seeking a Drop (acoustic set), Volkseten Vegazulu

20161124_Brighton_Antifascists_BenefitThursday November 24th 2016, Brighton Antifascists Benefit, Acoustic set with Seeking a Drop (Rome/Berlin), “Just a singer of songs”. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music from 9pm till 10pm.

All proceeds from the event will go to Brighton Antifascists [https://brightonantifascists.com/] – an independent group, based in Brighton, that formed as a response to an increase in nationalist and fascist activity in their community. They are willing to confront any fascist/racist activities in their area, by encouraging mass direct action amongst other methods. They are not aligned with any political party, nor do they co-operate with any, they also don’t work with the police. The state cannot be relied upon to oppose fascism, and will tolerate or encourage fascist groups when it suits it purposes.
Seeking a Drop (Rome/Berlin) https://seekingadrop.bandcamp.com/ […Lees verder]

Benefit for Antifascist Action Kavala (Greece)

ANTIFA DIKH 14 NOE 2016 ENGMonday November 21st 2016, Benefit for Antifascist Action Kavala (Greece). Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Show with Ronley Teper (guitar and voice), Pit Hermans (cymbala and percussion) and Tim Postage (banjo). Music from 9pm till 10pm.

NO PROSECUTION AGAINST THE TWO ANTIFASCISTS OF KAVALA
The so-called Imia crisis, which took place in 1996, served the fascist para-state that for years has been exploiting this particular incident, setting up celebrations of hate. Since 2011 the Patriotic Movement of Kavala, similar to the nazist gang of the Golden Dawn, organizes annually a nationwide call to the town. A failed fascist fest, which deflates year by year, like the ‘famous’ national sentiment of the fascists.
One day before the fascist gathering on 26/01/2014 and after a clash had taken place between fascists and a group of people, the contemporary nazi-collaborators of Kavala broke the store-front of the store that belongs to a comrade of ours, targeted for his antifascist action and they then attempted to set fire in its interior, thereby endangering the lives of the building’s occupants.
Our comrade is compelled to get to the local police department, as arson attempt is a prosecutable ex-officio criminal offense (therefore some formalities were required by him) and after a 3-hour wait, he finds out he is arrested because members of the patriotic movement had filed a lawsuit against him.
With one comrade already held in custody for two days after the ridiculous lawsuit against him by members of the patriotic movement, in the afternoon of Monday 27 January 2014, the second comrade (who is the brother of the first) -also targeted for his antifascist action- is informed that a lawsuit is pending against him as well by the same coward fascists, and he appears voluntarily at the police department of Kavala. Cops and fascists cooked up the case, resulting in our comrades being charged with criminal organization (gang), breach of the public peace (hood law), incitement to cause grievous bodily harm, aggravated damages, carrying and use of weapons, explosion and possession of explosive bombs.
On Friday, 31/01/2014, after appearing before an investigating judge and a prosecutor, our two comrades were released on the following bail conditions: they are banned from leaving the country, they have to appear at the local police department each month and were obliged to pay a financial guarantee. The first trial, which was set for the 10/06/2015, was postponed due to the absence of their defending lawyers, while the next ones were postponed due to the nationwide lawyers’ strike. […Lees verder]