Aman molli special concert by Michalis Kouloumis and Alexandros Papadimitrakis

Friday 19 October 2018, Aman molli special concert by Michalis Kouloumis and Alexandros Papadimitrakis. Doors open at 7:00 pm, concert starts at 7:30 pm. Bring your instruments for the jam afterwards!

Aman molli is thrilled to host once more a concert by Michalis Kouloumis and Alexandros Papadimitrakis. In their program they will also present Michalis second album, called Displaced Dreams, which talks about the struggle of refugees and immigrants to live in dignity. It includes his own composition, written for a set of string and traditional instruments. The work includes 19 distinguished musicians from Greece, Cyprus and Germany. (

After a summer break, the Aman molli collective is back at Joe’s Garage with a weekly workshop of Modal music every Friday at 19:30. This is an open collective workshop broadly defined as music following melodic pathways that are outside the two standardized Western scales and associated harmonies.
Instruments and Music Styles Any kind of acoustic instrument (Strings, percussions, wind, voice). Many of the instruments used today (guitars, bouzoukia etc.) have even-tempered tuning so the maqams/dromoi are not the traditional Arabic/Turkish/Persian microtonal versions but the westernized adaptations. One of the objectives is to explore the differences. In the same spirit, we add harmonic structure (in guitars or mpaglama chords etc) where possible.On the rhythm side we explore the various characteristics rhythms of these regions/musical tradition (9/8 etc.). Example genres: Greek “rembetiko” Greek/Balkan folk music, Sephardic music Other east – Mediterranean music traditions
The nature the workshop is sharing knowledge with each other about music, improve our skills on our instruments and of course having fun playing music together.

October 2018 at Joe’s Garage

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: L’été (Marcel Hanoun, 1968) + Radio Voorwaarts (Mateo Vega, 2018)

Sunday 28 October 2018, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema. Doors open at 20:00, programme starts at 20:30. Radio Voorwaarts (local short) and L’été (Summer)

RADIO VOORWAARTS – 2018 (Radio Forwards) Directed by Mateo Vega. 20 minutes. In Dutch with English subtitles
Threatened with eviction, the inhabitants of an alternative community – artists, squatters, idealists and ravers – give one last party to simultaneously mourn and celebrate the end of their beloved space. Director Mateo Vega will be present at this screening to answer questions. Trailer:

MAI ’68 L’ETE – 1968. Directed by Marcel Hanoun, 63 minutes. In French with English subtitles
Directly after the spring of may ’68, when all the dreams of a new generation came to the surface but were beaten down, Tunisian-born director Marcel Hanoun and actress Graziella Buci left Paris and went to the countryside to lick their wounds and reflect on what had been lost. In a stone house in Normandy a woman lives in seclusion, looking at photographs of the Mai’68 uprising. She walks in the countryside, attempting to reconcile what has happened. She listens to the radio, and hears a broadcast about the invasion of Soviet tanks into Czechoslovakia. That feels like the final nail in the coffin. She quotes a poet “there is no longer any fire in the sky.”

This movie is certainly political, but in a way that you have probably never experienced before…. because here the discourse is poetic, rather than ranting. The film is a mood piece, and a time capsule, with a deep melancholic tone.

“Ceux qui font des révolutions à moitié n’ont fait que se creuser un tombeau.”

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Movie night: Sanfermines 78 (Juan Gautier, José Ángel Jiménez, 2005)

Sunday 21 October 2018, Movie night: Sanfermines 78 by Juan Gautier, José Ángel Jiménez (2005), 68 minutes, in Spanish, no subtitles. Doors open at 8pm, film starts at 8:30pm.

On 8 July 1978, the Sanfermines fiestas were interrupted by events that shook Pamplona. That same year the text of the Spanish Constitution was being negotiated and Navarre was experiencing days of political tension. In addition, the actions of the extreme right, the advance of the workers’ movement, the actions of ETA, the incipient political parties, etc, formed part of a puzzle that was difficult to solve in those years of transition to democracy. 25 years after these events, its protagonists tell us how they lived those days forming a collective portrait of that time and bringing us a little closer to the reality of those events.

On 8 July 1978 in Pamplona, after the deployment of a banner in favor of total amnesty, the Armed Police intervened leaving more than 150 wounded and a student, Germán Rodríguez, killed by a shot in the forehead. This intervention led to a general strike in Navarre and protests that spread to Álava, Guipúzcoa, Vizcaya and the rest of Navarre. These events were never judged.

In Donostia, on 11 July 1978, the Armed Police charged the demonstrators and Joseba Barandiaran Urkola, an 18-year-old resident of Astigarraga, was shot in the chest. The policemen of the operation covered themselves and the case was dismissed 7 years later for not being able to identify the author.

At the spot where Germán Rodríguez was shot, a commemorative stele was placed, by popular initiative, around which rallies have been held on the date of the anniversary in memory of Germán and of the aggression suffered by the city. This one that initially was of stone, was smashed away, being replaced by another one that was blown up with explosives. Another stele was placed again, this one made of bronze that was present for twenty years until, on the occasion of some works to make an underground car park in the area, it was removed in 2005.

On 14 December 2007, a stele was inaugurated in a popular way, without the presence of official representatives. In the commemoration of 2015 the mayor of Pamplona, the recently elected Joseba Asiron attended for the first time, and in 2016, in addition to the institutional participation, the plaque was changed and the following text was put on: “In memory of Germán Rodríguez Saiz, who was shot dead by the police on July 8, 1978.”

40 years later, on 18 January 2018, the Parliament of Navarre approved a resolution urging the Spanish government to declassify all documentation and information existing in the State Administration, related to the events of the Sanfermines of 1978. On 8 May 2018, the proposal was rejected in Congress with the votes of PP, PSOE and Ciudadanos

On 29 June 2018 the sculpture “Gogoan” (in memory) was inaugurated. It is located in the same avenue of Roncesvalles, dominant place of the police repression and in which Germán Rodríguez died.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Benefiet diner voor Jalazone speeltuin project #8

Monday 15 October 2018, Benefiet diner voor Jalazone speeltuin project #8 by SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina). Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

SRP zijn nog een keer in Joe’s Garage. Onderdeel van onze campagne voor Jalazone, een project waarbij we de bouw van een speeltuin ondersteunen. Afgelopen zomer is SRP als onderdeel van ons jaarlijks georganiseerde reis naar Palestina in Jalazone geweest.De leef omstandigheden van de palestijnen in deze vluchtelingen kamp heeft een blijvende indruk gemaakt op de groep.Gemotiveerd door wat ze hadden gezien hebben zij de lokale vrouwenbeweging om advies gevraagd. Zo heeft het idee om geld op te halen voor de bouw van een speeltuin vorm gekregen.

SRP is back at Joe’s Garage. Part of our fundraising campaign for Jalazone, a project to support building a playground for the children in the camp. Last summer SRP visited Jalazone camp during one of our annually organised trips to Palestine. The living circumstances of the Palestinians in this refugee camp left a lasting impression on the group. Motivated by what they had seen they asked the local women’s collective for advice. Out of this conversation, a fund-raising project for the building of a children’s playground was formed.

SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina) : […Lees verder]

A solidarity voku for Russian antifascists

Monday 8 October 2018, A solidarity voku for Russian antifascists. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

“In the run-up to presidential elections and the FIFA World Cup, repressions against antifascists and anarchists started in Russia. In Autumn 2017, 6 people were arrested in Penza; several of them had weapons and explosives planted on them. FSB officers then tortured the antifascists right in the detention facility: they applied naked wires to the activists’ various body parts and turned the electricity on, they beat them up, hanged them upside down. While torturing them, the agents made the activists learn by heart the story the FSB needed: they were supposed to confess of having founded and belonging to a terrorist organization called “The Network”. In late January 2018, two more antifascists were arrested in Saint-Petersburg. They, too, were beaten up, tortured with electric current, and forced to incriminate themselves by confirming they were members of the ‘Network’.” []

Currently, eleven people are behind bars and facing long sentences. Most of them are accused of being members of a non-existent terrorist organization and planning violent attacks against the state. It is clear, that the crimes the imprisoned people are charged with, are fabricated by the Federal Security Service. By inventing the story about the “Network” and torturing people to the point that they have no other option, than to make false confessions, the secret police are aiming to frame Russian anarchists as terrorists. The imprisoned antifascists and anarchists need support with legal costs and with drawing attention to the cases – the repression they have faced needs to stop.

Come express solidarity with the Russian antifascists and eat at Joe’s garage on the 8th of October! There will be more information available about the cases and a chance to write postcards or letters to the prisoners if you wish. All donations for the food go directly to rupression – a collective, that has been active in spreading information about the “Network” cases and supporting the tortured antifascists.
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Documentary screening: Arna’s Children (Juliano Mer Khamis, 2004)

Sunday 7 October 2018, SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina) presents Arna’s Children (Juliano Mer Khamis, 2004), 84 minutes. Language: Arabic & Hebrew (English subtitles). Doors open at 8pm, film starts at 8:30pm.

Arna’s Children tells the story of a theatre group that was established by Arna Mer Khamis. Arna comes from a Zionist family and in the 1950’s married a Palestinian Arab, Saliba Khamis. On the West Bank, she opened an alternative education system for children whose regular life was disrupted by the Israeli occupation. The theatre group that she started engaged children from Jenin, helping them to express their everyday frustrations, anger, bitterness and fear. Arna’s son Juliano, director of this film, was also one of the directors of Jenin’s theatre. With his camera, he filmed the children during rehearsal periods from 1989 to 1996. Now, he goes back to see what happened to them. Yussef committed a suicide attack in Hadera in 2001, Ashraf was killed in the battle of Jenin, Alla leads a resistance group. Juliano, who today is one of the leading actors in the region, looks back in time in Jenin, trying to understand the choices made by the children he loved and worked with. Eight years ago, the theatre was closed and life became static and paralysed. Shifting back and forth in time, the film reveals the tragedy and horror of lives trapped by the circumstances of the Israeli occupation.
The film screening will be followed by a discussion on the role of art and culture in liberation struggles. Aditionally we will present information on the cultural boycott as part of the wider BDS campaign and how solidarity activists can support the Palestinian struggle using this tactic.

SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina) :

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

De Sputnik benefit

Thursday 4 october 2018, De Sputnik benefit. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

This time we are cooking at Joe’s Garage to raise money for the legal costs of De Sputnik, a squatted bar in Amsterdam-Noord, evicted on 26 September.
Since May 2018, De Sputnik had been a living, and a non-commercial social space, which held various (fundraising) events, such as bar nights, vokus and gigs. The owner of the building, the social housing corporation De Key, decided to evict it through a civil court procedure to make way for anti-kraak and, in the future, a potential restaurant, despite initially claiming that the plan for the building and its adjacent area is to demolish it in 2021. The case was lost by the squatters. Believing the case had not been considered properly with regards to the (lack of) evidence presented by De Key for their plans, and to oppose the practice of hiring anti-kraak companies by social housing providers, they decided to go to the higher appeal. Unfortunately, this case was also lost and the squatters had to move out and are being made to pay the costs of both legal procedures.
If you’d like to support the group with your donations or find out more information about the situation of De Sputnik, come and enjoy a delicious vegan meal at Joe’s! […Lees verder]