Monday June 3rd 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Autonomous Centre Köln on the Barricades, Benefit and Infonight about the situation at the AZ Köln, 7pm.
Tonight we are going to talk about the struggle of the Autonomous Centre (AZ) in Cologne (Germany), that is facing an eviction thread from the 1th of July 2013 on. We will talk about our 3 years history of shaping the space, struggling for it, defending it. We will also present our ideas for defeating the coming eviction, we will present our eviction consensus and we also want to sincerely invite everybody to come to Cologne at the begin of July. We are fed up with the destruction of autonomous and emancipatory spaces and are not willing to let this happen any longer.
Come to Joe’s tonight, there will be nice food, we will show plenty of video and photos of our space and let us start to organise. [...Lees verder]
Friday May 24th 2013: Lawaai Launch Party and Benefit, 19:00 food
The ebb, flow and crises of the capitalist economy, the rise and fall of great empires, the episodic appearance of Halley’s Comet…Great events that come to pass only on serious intervals. Such an event is the publishing of that illustrious magazine: Lawaai! The first issue came out in 2007, after which things became unsettlingly quiet. But no longer do we wait! Number two is here.
Come and celebrate, hang out or criticise the fuck out of us at Joe’s
Garage on the evening of Friday the 24th of May. [...Lees verder]
Monday May 20th 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Benefit Mobilization against Monsanto, 19:00 pm.
Monsanto is the biggest seed company in the world. They monopolise our food with GMOs and patents. They own 75% of the broccoli, paprika and tomato in Europe. 99% of the soy grown in Argentina is Roundup Ready from Monsanto. In The Netherlands Monsanto owns 2 mayor vegetable seed companies: De Ruiter and Seminis. They force farmers to buy their seeds and their Roundup pesticide year after year, by taking over the seed market. [...Lees verder]
May 16th and May 30th 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Benefiet Steungroep Vrouwen Zonder Verblijfsvergunning, 19:00 pm.
De huidige wetgeving maakt het voor vrouwen zonder papieren steeds moeilijker om hun recht te halen. Vrouwen die in aanmerking komen voor een verblijfsvergunning wordt het door de torenhoge legeskosten onmogelijk gemaakt om een procedure te beginnen, omdat zij immers door hun status als ‘illegaal’ niet in de positie verkeren om een inkomen te verwerven. Hierdoor blijven zij toegewezen op een onzichtbaar, kansarm bestaan in de Nederlandse samenleving.
Stop deze machtsbarrière en deel de maaltijd uit loyaliteit, waarbij de opbrengst zal gaan naar het mogelijk maken van een eerlijke procedure voor een vrouw in deze positie.
Hopelijk tot dan!
Steungroep Vrouwen Zonder Verblijfsvergunning http://www.svzv.nl/ [...Lees verder]
Monday May 13th 2013, Volkseten Vegazulu, Indigenous Movement Benefit, 7pm.
Indigenous peoples continue to lose their lands, their rights and their resources. Indigenous peoples make up a third of the rural poor and have higher mortality and child mortality rates than any other group. The UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights has finally got the consensus it deserves, but their rights are still far from being recognized at national and local levels.
Indigenous Movement: http://indigenous-movement.org/HOME.html [...Lees verder]
Friday May 10th 2013, Info night: Soura! The ongoing Egyptian revolution and the role of women in the revolution. Info night by Rebelact (the Amsterdam Rebel Clowns). 7pm food, 8pm infonight, free entrance
Since November 19th Tahrir Square has again been occupied and in some major Egyptian cities rebellion and revolution are part of ‘everyday life’. Amsterdam Rebel Clowns visited the country three times. With support of People’s Kitchen Vegazula and other organisations they organised several workshops and presentations, but more important: connected with people who resist and are in a permanent revolution.
This evening will focus on the Egyption Revolution, how the revolution continues and the role of women in the revolution. You’ll hear stories and see videos and pictures about the revolution during the last half year. What kind of groups play a role in this permanent revolution? What does the Egyptian situation make inspiring? What are the ‘shortages’ in this revolution? Why revolution in Egypt? (and what are the differences with the conditions in the Netherlands).
We’re glad, next to a few introductions by Amsterdam rebel clowns, Maro (activist and rebel clown from Egypt) will explain about what’s happening in Egypt and the role of women in the revolution. It took 3 months before the Dutch state finally gave her a visa; we’re glad and proud she joins! [...Lees verder]
Monday April 22nd 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Campaign Benefit, 19:00 pm.
Mumia Abu Jamal is an african-american reporter and political activist.They called him,the ‘Voice of the Voiceless’,as he reported about racism and police brutality in the USA. So the local authorities didn’t really liked him.
Once having been a victim of police racism, he joined the Black Panter Party.In the 70ts he became a reporter and reported about the state-terror against the radical,black organisation MOVE. When he spook about the brutal violence by the police against MOVE-headquarters,he lost his job and became a taxi driver. In 1981 Mumia got involved in a shooting,which resulted in 1 dead white policeman and Mumia badly injured,but Mumia survived. The very conservative judge Sabo gave him the death penalty for murder on this white policeman. [...Lees verder]
Friday April 19th 2013: Revolutionary Cells – Defend militant history: Solidarity with Sonja and Christian Info evening with the solidarity group of Sonja and Christian from Germany. Opening at 7pm with food, info evening from 8pm.
Tonight the solidarity group of Sonja and Christian is visiting Joe’s Garage and will talk about the trial Sonja and Christian are facing right now in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Both are detained in Germany since 2011 after 33 years of exile in France. The German state is taking them to court for several actions the left urban guerilla network Revolutionary Cells has been conducted in 1977 and 1978 in Germany, particularly against German nuclear industry and their support of apartheid South-Africa in developing nuclear weapons and against the ruthless urban renewal that took place in Heidelberg during that time.
Tonight the solidarity group will give insights into the trial that is taking place in Frankfurt and narrate the militant history of Sonja and Christian. We will talk about ways to show solidarity and speak about their current situation: Sonja locked up in prison and Christian released under obligations due to his poor health status. The group will report back from the latest court date that is scheduled for the 9th of April 2013 in Frankfurt. During the evening we will also dive into the militant history of the Revolutionary Cells, their actions and perspectives. [...Lees verder]
Thursday April 18th 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Steun Choucha Vluchtelingen Benefiet, 19:00 pm.
Support Choucha refugees! 41 refugees in hunger strike in front of UNHCR office in Tunis since 29 March 2013. UNHCR camp near Libyan border to be closed in May 2013 leaving 200 plus refugees with nowhere to go. UNHCR, finish your job!
Two years ago NATO (-countries) declared war against the Gaddafi regime and bombed the country. Hundreds of thousands of people fled Libya, among them many migrant workers and refugees from Sub-Saharan Africa. More than 20.000 were placed in the UNHCR Choucha camp just over the Tunesian border. Most refugees left Tunisia. The majority returned to their countries of origin, not all of them voluntarily. Some returned to Libya, where the rights of migrants are still being violated. Others tried to reach Europe by boat, risking their lives. About 2600 people were accepted by European countries, the US and Australia (“resettlement program”). [...Lees verder]
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!
Thursday April 11th 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Queeristan Benefit, 19:00 pm.
Queeristan is an autonomous festival in Amsterdam for the exploration of radical queer politics in the form of workshops, performances, art, fun and anything in between or inside-out. Queeristan is not only a space that dodges logics of profit and commercialisation, but also a platform to both explore issues of solidarity in times of change, and talk about privilege, power, and sex. This year the festival will be from May 31st to June 2nd at Op De Valreep and Vrankrijk.
Also, until the 31st of March, we are looking for proposals! Check out the call out: http://queeristan.org/ [...Lees verder]
Monday April 8th 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Benefiet voku Soweto, 19:00 pm.
In a nutshell Soweto is an idealistic housing association which aims to be a legal and democratic framework within which multiple solidarity based housing projects, such as legalized squats, can operate together simultaneously, thus increasing their political and economic strength. The goal is thus to make Pieter Niewlandstraat 93_95 the first of many projects operating under the umbrella of Soweto. [...Lees verder]
Do./Th. March 28th 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Benefit Riseup, 19:00 pm.
Riseup Networks (riseup.net) is based in Seattle, and is an worldwide active autonomous tech collective that provides online communication tools for people and groups working on libertarian social change.
It offers secure private email accounts and mailing lists for many activist organisations. They provide free servers, bandwidth, and technical support to some other technology collectives around the globe, and host affordable co-locations for social justice organisations on over 30 servers.
Riseup is currently busy on developing an open source based online collaborative editor (etherpad) and multimedia chat services (jabber) and it’s own Personal VPN. It mainly develops and contributes to the development of different services, projects and free software that improves ones autonomy, privacy and security on the web. [...Lees verder]