Get together with Gabriel Pombo da Silva – Ex-prisoner

mutual[P]eRverse engineering of prison buildings
Consequences on the human being we call prisoner
What does it mean to be a ex-prisoner

Friday, 07th of April, 19h @ Joes Garage

Tonight, we welcome Gabriel Pomba da Silva in Joes Garage and dedicate the evening for being together finally. We start the evening with food around 19h, the talk starts at 20h – we will celebrate.

Gabriel is a still non-compliant anarchist ex-prisoner. After 33 years, thereof nine years in a high security prison in Aachen, he became free in June 2016, even though the Spanish state would like to deprive his liberty again, until 2032.

Gabriel rose up in a poor neighborhood in Vigo, Galicia. His non-conformity, posture, achievements and writings in the cell did and do motivate many people inside and outside the prison walls. Solidarity actions for his release has been conducted in Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, Chile, Mexico and Argentina.

Last year, his case gained attention again. He was supposed to be released on the 17th of May but was further hold in custody at the prison C. P. la Moraleja, in Dueñas. On the 9th of June, he finally left prison.

Tonight, Gabriel is going to talk about his history and experience being in detention for 33 years – in prisons in different countries, under different life regimes, in isolation – the impact on the human being inside the walls and outside, when being free again – and the solidarity with ex-prisoners.

A little more Infos:

Letter from anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva, outside the prison walls at last (Spain)

Audio de Gabriel Pombo Da Silva (in spanish)

– Prison was created for the poor [pdf]

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.

Theater & Discussion: ‘Marx is Back’ (a play on history)

Marx_is_BackFriday December 9th 2016, Theater & Discussion: ‘Marx is Back’ (a play on history). “Why have I returned? to clear my name!”
AstaroTheatro presents a monologue by Howard Zinn adapted and performed by Roberto Bacchilega. Door opens at 20:00, Theater starts at 20:30.

Karl Marx has had enough of seeing his revolution taken over by opportunists organizing each time a new priesthood and a new hierarchy, with excommunications and indexes, with inquisitions and firing squads. He is disgusted by media declaring him dead again and again. Karl Marx is back to remind us that his ideas are more alive than ever. He revisits memories of his courageous life and revolutionary theories. We learn about his family, his struggles and the boils on his arse.
Marx is Back is the opening of a themed evening with open discussion.
‘How far nowadays capitalism has gone. Ideas for resistance and the meaning of revolution in our times’ https://astarotheatro.com/

PazALaCalle en Amsterdam: Es la paz posible en Colombia?

Thursday October 27th 2916, PazALaCalle en Amsterdam: Es la paz posible en Colombia? Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

Invitación a todo el público interesado en apoyar la Paz en Colombia a conversar.
Ven a charlar!
Menú Colombiano!

Context: In October 9th of 2016 the Colombian community in the Netherlands gathered in the first Assambly of PazAlaCallein this country, an initiative to mobilize citizens (Colombians and non-Colombians) who seek the end of the armed conflict between the FARC guerrilla and the Colombian government, defending the Peace Agreements formulated in La Habana, Cuba. The people who participated want to create an agenda for the defense of the Peace Agreements through social mobilization and participation.

In this context was born the idea of doing an event (Conversatorio/Open dialogue) to discuss the current scenario through the participation of the attendants and make interventions in the public sphere to create consciousness about the situation. […Lees verder]

Open Discussion and benefit dinner: Migrant rights in the Mediterranean

20151029_Open_Discussion_benefit_dinner_Migrant_rights_in_the_MediterraneanThursday October 29th 2015, Open Discussion and benefit dinner: Migrant rights in the Mediterranean. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Migrants coming to Europe flee conflict, brutal political regimes, poverty, and fear. Many of them are harmed on the way either by state or non-state actors and thousands die. A number of questions arise: Who is responsible for harms to migrants in the Mediterranean? How do powerful actors evade their responsibility? What is the role of corporations? What is Frontex and what role does it play in the Mediterranean? What can we do?

Let’s try to find the answers together.

Taste Before You Waste will prepare the dinner, which will be served with a kindly donation for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), treating newly arrived migrants in Greece.

Speakers:
Theodore Baird,(researcher and migrant rights advocate, VU University Amsterdam
Mariana Gkliati, researcher, Leiden University
Pim Fischer, lawyer and advocate for the Wij Zijn Hier group
Yasmine Soraya, Indonesian Migrant Workers’ Union (IMWU)

Commentator: Abulhassan Al-Jaberi, activist and media critic

Moderator: Patrick van Berlo, researcher, Leiden University

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, 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 and Info-night about JAAN (Jakarta Animal Aid Network)

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Monday October 26th 2015, Benefit and Info-night about JAAN (Jakarta Animal Aid Network). Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Thousands of animals in Indonesia live sad lives. They are often chained, caged, neglected, tortured and abandoned. JAAN is a non-profit organization that strives to reduce their suffering and provide them better living conditions. They believe that no animal deserves cruelty and no wild animal should spend its life in captivity.

Tonight, some members of the organization will join us and gives us more information about the ongoing campaigns and their work in Indonesia.
JAAN operates solely on donations from individuals and does not receive any financial support from the government so all the benefit from the evening will go to support them on their work.

http://www.jakartaanimalaid.com/ […Lees verder]

Rent Rebels, screening & discussion with activists from Berlin

2.ready.de.stad.is.niet.te.koop

[nederlands beneden]

On the weekend of the 21th and 22nd of November we are welcoming people from Berlin to screen with us the very recent film about the Renter Rebels in the Berlin, a quite popular and diverse movement that emerged in the last couple of years and that struggles against massive gentrification and forced evictions of renters that take place at high pace. That weekend shall serve as space for discussion and exchange with the people from Berlin, about experiences being made in struggle, the urban restructuring that goes on in Berlin, and the self-organisation of all kinds of people to fight against it. Besides of being inspirational the events shall also be a space to come together and exchange ideas and experiences related to the unacceptable housing situation in Amsterdam and necessary housing struggles. Descent housing in its various forms and shapes and the city itself is not for profit but for us, the people, and a basic need of everybody independent of social status. […Lees verder]

Kritische Studenten Avond / Critical Students Evening

Wednesday December 11th 2013, Kritische Studenten Avond / Critical Students Evening, 8pm

Did you expect a more critical environment in your university? Are you disappointed with the lack of political engagement you’ve found there? Not feeling represented by the lobbyist student council groups? Tired of how education and knowledge are primarily in service of economic interests rather than societal? Are you against an educational system that mostly just reproduces class differences and do you want to fight for free and democratically organized education? Then come and join us in making plans on how to reclaim the university. Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month we have a open meeting where you can get to know like-minded individuals.
See http://kritischestudentenamsterdam.nl/

Solidarity is for white women. A discussion about feminism and intersectionality

we can all do it

Friday November 15th 2013. Solidarity is for white women. A discussion about feminism and intersectionality. 6:30pm

In her book ‘Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center,’ Bell Hooks gives one simple definition for feminism: ‘[it] is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression.’

While most feminists can agree on the first two: ending sexism and sexist exploitation, there has been a lot of debate about the different types of oppression which are not taken into consideration by some types of feminism. A lot of debate around the question Is solidarity just for white middle-class highly educated white women? […Lees verder]

Contra Info solidarity event with anarchist comrades in Greek prisons

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Friday April 12th 2013: Contra Info solidarity event with anarchist comrades in Greek prisons at Joe’s Garage, 7pm.

In the context of an everyday struggle against the existent, and aiming at the diffusion of factual solidarity with anarchist prisoners in the Greek dungeons, members of Contra Info [http://contrainfo.espiv.net/] translation counter-information network will carry out a series of events in various European cities, spreading information on cases of imprisoned comrades.

We want to make these gatherings an opportunity to strengthen the antagonist infrastructure of counter-information, to extend and multiply the solidarity gestures with our brothers and sisters behind bars, and to promote direct action and subversive praxis.

On Friday, April 12th, 2013, we meet at Joe’s Garage in Amsterdam. There will be a collective vegan kitchen at 7pm and at around 8pm we’ll start the talking. We are looking forward to your presence and invite you to share your ideas so as to find a common perspective towards the destruction of all prisons and the system that maintains them.

Stay tuned for upcoming events in other European cities.
SOLIDARITY WITH ANARCHIST PRISONERS ALL AROUND THE WORLD!

Bee-movie night, Sun April 15th

Sunday, 15th of April, 8pm Vanishing of the bees. Little bee. Big story.

Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives.

Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables.

[…Lees verder]

Benefiet Huurdersvereniging

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Benefiet voku voor de Huurdersvereniging Oost op donderdag 26 januari 2012 vanaf 19u. Infoavond zondag 29 januari 2012 vanaf 20u.

Er staat een prijs op uw hoofd!

Afgelopen 1 oktober zijn de huurprijsregels veranderd door minister Donner.  Hierdoor kunnen verhuurders grof geld verdienen als ze huurders die nu minder dan 650 euro betalen weten weg te pesten. Dit bevestigde ook Thijs Reuten, de portefeuillehouder wonen van Oost in het Parool van afgelopen 26 november “Alarm over huurmarkt”. Uit onderzoek van het stadsdeel bleek dat 10.000 van de goedkoopste woningen in Oost zouden verdwijnen. De kans op een betaalbare particuliere huurwoning zou “praktisch nihil” worden.

Wilt u voorkomen dat u hier de dupe van wordt? Kom dan naar onze informatie-bijeenkomst:
op zondag 29 januari om 20:00

[…Lees verder]

Squatting, part of the social capital that everyone agrees that is needed in society or oppositional movement? A debate.

Squattastic

Wo./We. 08 Jun. 2011: Squatting, part of the social capital that everyone agrees that is needed in society or oppositional movement? A debate. 20uur, free entrance.
It seems that squatting has a dual face. One face is that it represents things that many people left and right find valuable. These are mainstream goals such as self-help, participation, creativity, support for vulnerable people, conservation of neighborhoods, preservation of social housing. The second face is that of an oppositional movement. The dual face leads to tensions and confusion. The debate will be started off by short presentations by researchers/activists from the SQuatting Europe Kollective (SQEK). One presentation will cover the tensions and opportunities present in the Spanish crisis and movement scene, one will be a critique on the idea that squatting was a precursor of neo-liberalism and one presentation will take us into re-generations/ regeneration of self. Also the link between art(ists) and squatting will be discussed and the continuities between the sixties/seventies and now. http://www.acme-journal.org/vol9/SQEKeng2010.pdf