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]

Show with Ronley Teper, Pit Hermans and Tim Postage

Ronley_Teper_fall_tour_2016Monday November 21st 2016, Show with Ronley Teper (guitar and voice), Pit Hermans (cymbala and percussion), Tim Postage (banjo) and Johnny Spence (keyboard). Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music from 9pm till 10pm.

In August 2016, Ronley Teper performed an hilarious set with Pit Hermans at Joe’s garage. Great sense of humor and improvisation on stage. A few days later, she was telling about her plans in an interview: I’m checking out the scenes, making new friends and contacts, picking up last minute shows, i’m writing like a fiend and meeting improvisers from all over and starting to make the Lipliners a more international project. The idea is to have musicians from different countries joining me when i play in different countries. Right now i’m in Amsterdam, and have my second show here next week with Pit Hermans a multi instrumentalist from Amsterdam. I’ve got a show in Prague supporting Mark Steiner a great eclectic songwriter based out of Norway in early September, and will be on tour from the middle of November for two weeks with shows tba, touring with Pavel Cingl a violinist and producer from Prague. Some other guests will join as we get closer to the tour like Tim Postage – guitarist & banjo. We’ll be back in Toronto and parts of Ontario for a couple of weeks in December for some full on Lipliners stuff as well. From there we will have to see what happens.
http://www.ronleyteper.com/ […Lees verder]

Benefit for the Refugees Squats in Athens. Music with “Rebet guitar +S”

Thursday November 17th 2016, Benefit for the Refugees Squats in Athens. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music with “Rebet guitar +S”, Jaap Faber and Charis Konstantinou, from 9pm.

Οn 17th of November we hold a benefit for City Plaza and Notara26 squats in Athens. Theses squats have been created in the past couple of years to accommodate refugees and immigrants coming in Athens from Turkey. They are a place where refugees can sleep, eat and socialize without any money needed. The squats are managed by refugees and greeks alike in weekly assemblies.
The City Plaza Refugee squat is the biggest in Athens, in the multicultural area of Acharnon, and started in May 2016. It used to be a hotel closed for almost 10 years. Now it permanently houses more than 300 people from 7 countries. It also offers food three times every day, childcare and medical care. City Plaza Squat also participates in the struggle against racism by organizing rallies and demonstrations. Read more here: http://solidarity2refugees.gr/english/

Notara26 is the first refugee squat in Athens, in Exarcheia, and started in September 2015. At first it was used for temporarily hosting refugee who traveled to Northern Europe. Since the Balkan route closed Notara26 houses permanently more than 100 people from different countries. Food is brought in the squat by cooking collectives and it has also been a gathering place for clothes, medicines and toys. The Notara26 squat was attacked in August 2016 by fascists and as a result it was partly burnt. The squat was very quickly rebuilt and a big antifa demonstration took place is respond to the attack. The Notara26 squat participates in the anti-racist, antifa movement with various demonstrations and events.

“Rebet guitar+S”
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
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‘Rebet guitar’, focuses on the early rebetiko songs based on the US recordings from 1917 till the 40’s with one guitar, finger-pick style.
‘Rebet guitarS’, a guitar duo, will present the recordings from 1930-1940.

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Show with Troy Faid (duo guitar, double bass from Scunthorpe, UK)

troy_faidMonday November 14th 2016, Show with Troy Faid (duo guitar, double bass). 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/

[…Lees verder]

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