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]

Benefit for Mumia Abu-Jamal

mumia2017Monday 29th May 2017, Benefit for Mumia Abu-Jamal, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

On Monday, April 24, 2017, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 63rd birthday and 36th year of torturous wrongful incarceration, there will be a hearing on his Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) petition in Pennsylvania state court. The hearing is expected to begin at 9:00AM at the Criminal Justice Center, Room 1101, 1303 Filbert Street in Philadelphia, PA. This hearing is being held to determine whether all of the PA Supreme Court decisions from 1995-2008 that denied Abu-Jamal his freedom should be overturned.
Abu-Jamal was convicted in 1981 for the murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner despite evidence demonstrating the police and prosecution manufactured proof of his guilt and suppressed evidence of his innocence. He was prosecuted, convicted and sentenced to death because of political reasons: his former membership in the Black Panther Party and his support for the MOVE organization.
Beginning at 8am and continuing while the court hearing is in progress, there will be a spirited live-streamed rally and demonstration around the Criminal Justice Center and City Hall, calling for the release of Abu-Jamal on signs and banners. The International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the Mobilization for Mumia are also urging supporters to attend an evening program “Resistance Matters – Legal and Medical Justice for Mumia and all Prisoners” at Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad Street, from 6-9PM for the most up-to the-minute update.
This legal challenge is based on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Terry Williams’ case, which ruled that an appellate judge cannot participate in a case in which he had a former role in significant prosecutorial decisions. Ronald Castille was the District Attorney responsible for opposing Abu-Jamal’s 1989 appeal of his trial conviction and death sentence. Former Philadelphia DA Castille ran for election to the PA Supreme Court bragging that 45 men (including Abu-Jamal) had been convicted and sentenced to death by his DA’s office. After being elected to the PA Supreme Court in 1994, Castille ruled against Abu-Jamal in every appeal brought before him critical of the actions of his former DA’s office. Castille had also been financed and named “Man of the Year” by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). This is the same right wing organization who endorsed Donald Trump for president in 2016.
In the meantime, the Mobilization for Mumia won an important victory for Mumia Abu-Jamal, and thousands of other similarly infected individuals suffering from hepatitis C in PA prisons. After a two year long campaign in the courts and the streets, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC), paving the way for Abu-Jamal to get the cure for his hepatitis C infection which had already led to the scarring of his liver. He is now in the second week of receiving the life saving medication and his victory will clear the way for the other 7,000 inmates suffering from untreated hepatitis C to also get treated. Legal actions continue in fighting for compensation for damages due to the DOC’s negligence in refusing to treat Mumia and other prisoners in a timely and humane manner.
Our ultimate goal is to win Abu-Jamal’s release as well as freedom for other politically targeted political prisoners, virtually invisible in the modern day concentration camps we call prisons.

For more information look at: http://www.freemumia.com […Lees verder]

Benefit for the political prisoners in Greece. With Rebet guitarS and Tassos

Monday 22nd May 2017, Solidarity fund for prisoners and persecuted fighters. Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm. Music from 9pm with With Rebet guitarS (Charis Konstantinou and Jaap Faber) and Tassos (violin).

The Solidarity Fund for prisoners or persecuted militants is a nationwide structure in Greece consisting of individual assemblies in various towns. The structure of the Solidarity Fund supports people who struggle and are persecuted and imprisoned for their involvement in the social and class struggles, for their subversive action within the spectrum of the multiform revolutionary struggle.

We support the imprisoned militants MATERIALLY-ETHICALLY-POLITICALLY
Up until the demolition of the last prison…

Rebet guitarS (Charis Konstantinou and Jaap Faber) and Tassos (violin):
Music from the 30’s, composed A. Kostis, Spyros Peristeris, Kostas Skarvelis, Stelios Chrisynis.
Rebetiko, the music crossroad between middle east and west from the early 1900’s. Songs about love, joy and sorrow. A musical sub-culture, a music of the lower classes.
“The womb of rebetiko was the jail and the hash den. It was there that the early rebetes created their songs. They sang in quiet, harsh voices, unforced, one after the other, each singer adding a verse which often bore no relation to the previous verse, and a song often went on for hours. There was no refrain, and the melody was simple and easy.” Ilias Petropoulos. […Lees verder]

Benefit the court costs of the evicted squat at Ruijterkade 110

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Thursday 17 May 2017, Benefit the court costs of the evicted squat at Ruijterkade 110, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

The building on the Ruijterkade 110 was squatted 26th March. On monday 27th March Oscar Stradmann and his workers broke in, thus breaking house peace. On wednesday 29th March Oscar Stradmann with more workers broke in with a bulldozer, this was stopped thanks to solidarity from comrades.
On monday 10th April, the crew was filmed illegally by Oscar Stradmann’s main B Cees van Schawedijk himself, bringing a conflict inside the court house. Two persons were arrested under false premises. They were released later on. On tuesday 11th April Cees van Schawedijk (Oscar’s main B) walked in the private soil of the NS rail system, and shied away when being filmed.
After the negative court case, we shielded the building, it took 3 days to evict Ruijterkade 110. We are facing legal costs from the court. Support the struggle, come to the best skipping voku, we out do ourselves! […Lees verder]

Benefit for the political prisoners in Turkey. Show with Troy Faid (Scunthorpe, UK)

Monday 15 May 2017, Benefit for the political prisoners in Turkey. Show with Troy Faid (duo guitar, double bass from Scunthorpe, UK). Volkseten Vegazulu, people’s kitchen at 7pm. Music from 9pm till 10pm.

Troy Faid (Scunthorpe, UK), guitar, banjo, stomp box & vocals. Folk musician and songwriter, political and poetic lyrics played with furious intensity. His fingerstyle jazz guitar and earlyold voice communicate a desirous music – appreciated by many and influenced by a myriad of musicians and thinkers: from Elliot Smith to Django Reinhardt… Karl Jung to Erich Fromm. http://www.troyfaid.co.uk/

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.

Alerta Alerta Festival Benefit Voku, Concert with Reinis Young

Reinis_Young_soloMonday 8th May 2017, Alerta Alerta Benefit, Concert with Reinis Young Solo. Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm. Music from 9pm till 10pm.

We are cooking for Alerta Alerta Festival at Joe’s Garage. Alerta Alerta Festival is a 3 day antifascist benefit event taking place on 12th-14th May with music, workshops, talks and food. https://alertaalertafestival.wordpress.com/

Reinis Young is a traveling guitar player from Riga, Latvia who has played all around Europe for years sharing his exceptional guitar skills and original songs using different kinds of guitar playing techniques – including tapping, percussive, and finger-picking. Reinis has traveled a lot. He started to compose his own solo music when he was busking on a street while he was hitchhiking all around Europe and Asia. Recently he has started to play more official concerts instead of busking – so far he has performed in Europe, as well as in New Zealand and Cyprus. His music is not so far from The Flamenco Thief, that is no surprise they are touring together. Reinis Young has released four solo albums – Plika ģitāra (2013), Draugu orķestris (2015), Gaišs (2016) and Tumšs (2017). The last album was released together with his band Reinis Young Trio.
https://reinisjaunais.blogspot.com/
https://soundcloud.com/reinis-young […Lees verder]

Benefit for the short film “Dit Is Voor Niemand Leuk” by Martijn Lenten

Dit_Is_Voor_Niemand_Leuk_Martijn_LentenMonday May 1st 2017, Benefit for the short film “Dit Is Voor Niemand Leuk” by Martijn Lenten. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Is het nog fictie als je je eigen leven naspeelt? Dit is een experimentele kruising tussen docu en fictie over onuitstaanbare Amsterdamse jongeren.
“Deze film gaat over een groepje jonge creatievelingen in Amsterdam, gebaseerd op mijn vrienden en misschien ook wel op die van jou. Het is in feite een verzameling van verhalen, personages en sociale eigenaardigheden. Ik merk dat veel mensen om mij heen zo hyper-zelfbewust zijn dat ze nauwelijks meer oprecht kunnen zijn. Elke interactie gaat verschuild achter talloze lagen ironie, sarcasme en grappen. Wat is echt, wat is nep? Dit is iets wat ik tegelijkertijd fascinerend, grappig, maar soms ook ontzettend frustrerend en vermoeiend vind. Het zorgt voor absurde situaties en gesprekken, die soms ontzettend ver gaan als je niet alle lagen begrijpt waaronder de informatie geschuild gaat.”
https://cinecrowd.com/nl/dit-voor-niemand-leuk-1 […Lees verder]

Colombian evening, Wiwa community, photo exhibition & more

wiwaMonday April 17th 2017, Colombian evening, Wiwa community, photo exhibition & more. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Wiwa community is an indigenous group that lives in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta one of the most biodiverse region nearby the Caribbean Coast in Colombia. Since they have been in the middle of the armed conflict and most recently the intervention of transnational companies, they are in a process of strengthening their communities through cultural practices, particularly traditional music. Music for them is one of the most important intangible resources and through the practice of music the knowledge regarding with nature and social behave is transmitted along generations. In recent years, in our dialogue with wiwa communities they found useful to register some of the sounds and stories of music as part of their educational process. On that concerning, together with the musicians and the authorities of the community of Siminke, we started to develop an idea of a documentary about the importance of the music as a tool of resistance and social mobilization, according to with the needs of the communities and issues that they faced such transnational projects. We want to share with the people interest in Amsterdam part of the work that we have been doing together through a photography exhibition and a fragment of the material recorded until now. Since we are doing this process without profit interest, which means, with our own resources and have to take with us the film equipment to the village, we are looking for strategies to support the travel but also we always bring to the communities some elements that are demanding for them sometimes such medicines, school supplies, and food. […Lees verder]