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 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!
Cistem Failure, anarchist feminist queer band, a duo playing rowdy political banjo folkpunk […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.

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]

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

CityPlazaAthensThursday 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:

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. […Lees verder]

Benefit for No Border Kitchen Lesvos

2161003_Benefit_No_Border_Kitchen_LesvosMonday October 3rd 2016, Benefit for No Border Kitchen Lesvos, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

CALL FOR SUPPORT!  No Border Kitchen Lesvos is up and running. Again! After we have been evicted from our camp on Tsamakia Beach it took us some weeks to reorganise our work. Finally, we found a new place to cook. Since the eviction and police repression costed us parts of our equipment and some of our team members, we’re now calling out for support. We are in heavy need for people who want to cook, deliver food and organise general issues on the island and – of course – we are in need for financial support. If you would like to join us, it would be nice if you could tell us a little ahead when you want to join. We are especially happy about activists who want to stay with us a little longer.

The situation on the islands is still difficult. Thousands are trapped here on their way to the European mainland. Meanwhile, the conditions in the infamous detention prison in Moria are horrible: People are lacking basic supplies like food and shelter and are object of (police-)violence on a daily basis. As almost all NGOs have left the island or are gone on “standby”, there are only few support structures left, especially for those refusing to live in a prison and stand the conditions in Moria.

We need your help! If you want to support us financially, please use the following bank details:

Rote Hilfe OG Salzwedel
IBAN: DE93 4306 0967 4007 2383 12
Comment: NBK Lesvos

Please share this call out via other mailing lists and individuals interested and contact us, if you are planning to come to the island. For up to date information, check our blog []. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us.

The No Border Crew

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.

VluchtBus Benefit

Thursday February 4th 2016, VluchtBus Benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Vluchtbus_Chios_3VluchtBus is a solidarity bus that runs to several border areas to support refugees. They are currently out in Chios, Greece working with refugees to provide food and other supplies. They are also busy with an autonomous centre that has been squatted and are in the process of fixing it up. The refugee crisis at the moment means demand is very high and that their limited funds are running out quick. The local NGO’s and GO’s have supplies to hand out and to help refugees at the border, but due to the tense situation and their protocols, they are not willing to do it themselves. VluchtBus helped local private initiatives to hand out these supplies. Come on down to Joe’s Garage on Thursday 4th for some top notch dinner as every penny helps or if you can donate here are the banking details: Bank account name: Vluchtbus, account no: NL06 INGB 0007 1702 49

Vluchtbus update from 22/01/2016
On January 20th, two vluchtbussers have joined the other vluchtbussers on Chios, the team now consists of four people. The property that is squatted, is currently the base from which is working a collective of approximately 15 people, including Vluchtbus. This collective has taken it upon himself to serve breakfast every morning. Although the building is not yet ready to really open to go for refugees and there is still busy chores. Other cooking groups will provide the lunch and dinner. In addition, there is no organisation to distribute the food so it is crucial that there are groups of people to cook and distribute it around. […Lees verder]

Benefit Dinner for Refugees in Lesvos Greece

pikpa_lesvos_greeceMonday October 12th 2015, Benefit Dinner for Refugees in Lesvos Greece, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

Refugees are people fleeing violence, persecution and death. The journey may involve risking these things too. The destination should not.
During the last months the volumes of refugees coming to Lesvos has raised to around 1500 daily. State, European or other NGO initiatives are either desperately poor or non-existing. Local volunteers along with many coming from abroad are trying to provide help concerning basic needs of the refugees like shelter, food, clothing and medical care.
This benefit dinner aims to provide the donations to PIKPA in Lesvos, which is a squatted old camping area run only by volunteers. Currently in this self-organized camp there are around 160 refugees living in tents and wooden dorms. There is a grassroots group called “The village of all together” doing its best to host as many possible in this place. Still, many crucial needs need to be covered.
Here is the online donation campaign for those who can’t make it on Wednesday and details about where the money go:

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 for Apatris, Greek anarchist newspaper

Apatris_issue_26_page_1Monday January 5th 2015, Benefit for Apatris, Greek anarchist newspaper. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

The street newspaper APATRIS began in 2009 from Heraklion (Crete) and for a year was distributed only locally. In 2010, comrades from other places in Crete began to collaborate with the project. Since then and for about 2.5 years APATRIS has been issued as a Pancreatan anarchist newspaper. The next issue will be published in the second week of October 2013 and it has a nationwide character, i.e. it is based on the collaboration of comrades throughout Greece.

The basic standpoint of the initial editorial team, according to the editorial of the first issue (March 2009), referred to the inability of existing information structures to be used as reliable means of news broadcasting and free expression and therefore any attempt with a reformist character would not be effective. As a means of counter-information, APATRIS may contribute to the co-production of an independent social discourse. As a result, the individual responsibility of each author is stressed. They claim that: “The purpose of this publication is not to shape a common line or agenda that suggests the soundest solution. Our aim is to hear opinions not necessarily in complete agreement with each other, views and events carefully buried by the mass media and altered under the weight of authoritarian interests, but also to perceive the developments around us in order to develop our texts and our actions”. […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 [] 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.

14N, Vaga General Benefit

Do./Th. 15 november 2012, 19:00pm, Volkseten Vegazulu, 14N, Vaga General Benefit

On november 14th 2012, a general strike will take place in Spain, Portugal and Greece. A hot day in south Europe. People will take the streets. This benefit is for the people that will get arrested that day.
The 14th November European Strike – Call Out:
Volkseten Vegazulu is every monday and thursday, 19:00pm, vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation

The Story of the Tower

14 May 2008 – 20:00 – The Story of the Tower

A zero budget 100% DIY production from a squat in Greece. -A modern tale of old times-
A group of young people decides to shelter their dreams in a building, but its owners have other plans. Disturbed by the group’s “illegal” activities they want to kick them out. Their means are powerful. They are more. But the Corsairs love life and will not surrender as easy. Many will happen in the course…