Cinema Italia: Lamerica (Gianni Amelio, 1994)

Sunday 26 May 2024, While There’s War There’s Hope [FINCHE’ C’E’ GUERRA C’E’ SPERANZA] (1974) directed by Alberto Sordi is cancelled for technical problems. Apologies for the inconvenience. We will watch together, instead:

LAMERICA [THEAMERICA] (1994) * Directed by Gianni Amelio * 116 min * In Italian with English subtitles * doors open at 20:00, film starts at 20:30. After the film, please engage in sharing comments, ideas, and inspiration with the host(s) of the evening.

In 1991 a ship with 10-20 thousand Albanians came to Bari. They were escaping extreme poverty and a chaotic situation in their country, after the fall of the dictatorship. This film draws from that episode, and tells the story of two different generations of Italians in Albania through the eyes of the two protagonists, whose identities between the two countries make us think about what it means to belong to a nationality in general and how fragile is our social status when society around us suddenly collapses. The film also invites us to ask ourselves about the effects of migration in a foreign country which is more a dream than a reality.

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

Radical Sunday School: Fighting housing injustice with the BPW

Sunday 26 May 2024, Radical Sunday School: Fighting housing injustice with the BPW. From 17:30 till 20:00.Join Our Workshop on Fighting Housing Injustice!

Are you concerned about housing insecurity and want to make a difference? Join our workshop on the Bond Precaire Woonvormen (BPW), the Union Against Precarious Housing. BPW stands up for the rights of those living in temporary, precarious, or overpriced housing, helping tenants claim their right to secure and affordable homes.

In this session, you’ll learn how BPW organizes residents into solidarity networks, offering moral, legal, and organizational support. Discover how they mobilize national networks of committed tenants, volunteers, and action groups to fight for housing rights. As a self-help organization, BPW empowers tenants to take action, fostering a sustainable movement for housing security.

We’ll explore real-life examples of how BPW has successfully drawn public and political attention to the issues faced by precarious tenants, through articles, demonstrations, and direct action. Whether you’re directly affected or want to support the cause, this workshop provides practical insights and steps to join the fight for housing justice.

Join us and be part of a growing movement dedicated to ensuring housing security for all. Together, we can make a difference!
Bond Precaire Woonvormen (BPW) https://bondprecairewoonvormen.nl
BPW Amsterdam https://radar.squat.net/en/amsterdam/bpw-amsterdam
[…Lees verder]

The Boys: Loose Jazz Concert

Friday 24 May 2024, The Boys: Loose Jazz Concert

The boys have busked around Europe for the last 2 years drunkenly butchering jazz standards. If you want to hear your favourite jazz played badly, drunk, and at breakneck speeds then join us for a night of loose jazz at Jazz Garage! Doors open at 19:30. Music starts at 20:00

Voku for Neuroqueer Group Amsterdam

Thursday 23 May 2024, Voku for Neuroqueer Group Amsterdam. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Hi! we are a starting collective of neuroqueer people wanting to explore how therapy could be done in a collective, anti-authoritarian way. We think there are a lot of problems with the psychiatric system and want to explore ways that we can help each other outside of it. Right now were looking for more people also interested in this topic to join us and organise stuff together, so if this sparks your interest please come have a plate of food and have a chat with us!
Btw if you’re not familiar with the term neuroqueer, here is a link to an article about the term, not by us but it’s pretty nice. […Lees verder]

Proxy Cafe – DJ workshop with Mixxx pt4 – Match the beat

Wednesday 22 May 2024, Proxy Cafe – DJ workshop with Mixxx pt4 – Match the beat. Door opens 18:00, workshop starts at 20:00.

DJ workshop with the music software Mixxx which is free and opensource and available for Linux, Macos, Windows etc…
We will have some local DJs explaining the basics of mixing music with a hands on workshop where we will all try to mix a couple of tracks.
Bring your laptop and headphones if you want to have it setup in your machines or feel free to just come for a talk, fix your linux computer or listen to some tunes spinned by the folks.
Frzn Pzzs

Proxy Cafe, free software workshops, discussing tech and politics, GNU/Linux, fixing computers and revive old laptops, free and opensource software workshops. Zapatista coffee.
Proxy Cafe, Amsterdam https://squ.at/r/8i60
https://proxycafe.puscii.nl/

Voku for Amsterdam BANGS Theatre and Performance Festival

Monday 20 May 2024, Voku for Amsterdam BANGS Theatre and Performance Festival. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Politicians are selfish comedians constantly fooling us

But we the people are much better clowns !
Climb off the stage, flood the streets!
BANGS WILL TAKE OVER AMSTERDAM!

Amsterdam BANGS is a politically charged joyride taking place all over Amsterdam in September 15th-21st. Get ready for a BANGING theatre and performance festival, organised by anarchists, artists, and activists, to take over not just traditional venues, not just the squats, not just the streets, not just your local Albert Heijn, not just your ING help desk but even your own home. BANGS is non-hierarchically and self-organised, anyone can propose their show, workshop, or performance, so long as it’s non-commercial and BANGING. We wish for BANGS to invite new breath for political movements standing for alternative/radical social and ecological justice struggles (queer-trans-feminist, anarchist, squatting movement, anti-fascist, anti-colonial, anti-racist, anti-capitalist….), as well as opening up Amsterdam to any kind of (experimental and radical) performative arts, taking place freely and collaboratively all around the city. The city is ours! Put on your most flamboyant fashions, clown couture, and celebrate the spells of wicked witchcraft in this time of carnival!

BANG RATTLE SHAKE THE CITY ALL AROUND // BANG RATTLE SHAKE THE CITY WE’RE HERE TO MAKE A SOUND

Beware: Deviance At Play! […Lees verder]

SkKkrew the Smalltalk! VOKU ZZW Rafelrand 4 Palestine Demo Legal Fees

Thursday 16 May 2024, SkKkrew the Smalltalk! VOKU ZZW Rafelrand 4 Palestine Demo Legal Fees. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

This evening aims to eat together, and do activities that throw any necessities for small talk out of the window, to help you connect with strangers you’d otherwise be too shy to talk to. Together we draw, play, listen to music and have debates. With your donations, we try to build structures of solidarity, near and far. This time we are raising donations for our collective and beyond who got arrested, to help out with legal fees.

Your chickens and nightingales from ZZW Rafelrand
Find ZZW Rafelrand events on Radar https://radar.squat.net/en/amsterdam/zzw-rafelrand […Lees verder]

Voku in support of Students

Monday 13 May 2024, Voku in support of Students. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

There will be free soup and a plate of food in exchange for a donation. Donations will go to students. If you are affected by the demonstrations, please come and eat for free. Otherwise, donations are encouraged! […Lees verder]