Benefit Voku for WH7 legal costs

Monday 3rd october 2022, Benefit Voku for WH7 legal costs. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

The anti-authoritarian collective Ajo Negro is cooking at Joe’s Garage. The benefit will go to support WH7 legal costs.
Come to eat delicious vegan food, drink some homebrew kombucha and bring some money WH7 needs 5000€ more!

WH7 REMAINS EMPTY
KRAKEN GAAT DOOR!

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Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchens existing since the very beginning of Joe’s Garage, June 2005. Your donations are welcome. Food is vegan, no reservation. All benefits go to social & political struggles. Joe’s Garage is a space run by volunteers. Without a collective effort, without your active participation, we’re remaining closed. Get in touch in you feel like giving a hand. We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. If you want to know which days are still available, mail us.

Movie night: Politics in India – Environment, Gender, Human rights

Sunday 2nd October 2022, Movie night: Politics in India – Environment, Gender, Human rights. Movies with English subtitles. Doors open at 8:00 pm, film starts at 8:30 pm. Films followed by discussion with film-makers.

Two short documentary films about people’s movements for environment and social justice in India.
‘Izzat ka Pani’ is a story about Abrar Salmani, a resident of an informal settlement in Mumbai. Salmani struggled for 10 years to access the city’s water network and secure his basic human right to water. His story illuminates a politics of discrimination that pushes people into a mindset of slavery to maintain power hierarchies. Salmani joined a citizen collective to dismantle the unjust laws denying him water.
The second film sits at the intersection of gender and environmental justice. How can we view nature through a lens of bounty and interconnection, instead of only seeing opportunity to extract resources? Women from India’s indigenous fishing communities ask such questions to protect the ecosystems on which their lives depend, while fighting against patriarchy at home and corporate power outside it.

Picture credit: Zenith Photographers, Chennai

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

Esperanto: Cinema and Esperanto video

Wednesday 28 September 2022, Esperanto: Cinema and Esperanto video * Starts at 19:00 * Doors open at 18:00


The evening will screen a 30 min video called “Cinema and Esperanto” where approximately 20 feature films using somehow Esperanto are illustrated. The video is in English with English subtitles. Q&A on the topic will follow.

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Benefit events for Wijde Heisteeg 7 squatters, support the squatter’s legal defence fund

Monday 19 and 26 September 2022, two benefit events for Wijde Heisteeg 7 squatters, support the squatter’s legal defence fund. Food served from 7pm, no reservation. On monday 19, DJ Daan from Rauwe School.

On the 9th January 2016 a squatting action took place in the center of Amsterdam. WH7 Wijde Heisteeg 7, a 6 story building in a pretty bad shape. This action was done for two reasons, the presentation of the squatting manual and as a living/social space.
The building was chosen for being a famous example of emptiness for speculation. It is owned by P. W. Hagedoorn, A well know speculator from the city who was also involved with the Spinhuis eviction.
The house was previously squatted in 2007 till 2011. Then was evicted to remain empty for five more years till it was squatted again.
The project hosted numerous people as well a social space with a free shop and different activities. It also worked together with the neighbours and Vereniging Vrienden van de Amsterdamse Binnenstad to fight against the owner and his new project. He wanted to make a renovation that was met with opposition of both groups for different reasons.
After almost one year of good times and struggle the court of Amsterdam decided to take the inhabitants to court. As expected this court was just a show where the inhabitants could not win, but pretended to be fair. Less than 16h after the verdict was given in the morning of 23 December the police show up at the house at 7 am and started the eviction. 4 people a dog and a cat where arrested inside the house. They spend some hours/days in a cel complex to be released waiting for a court date.
In November 2017 two of the people arrested got a fine of 500€ and were requested to give their DNA samples. For the other two people the court has ordered prison sentences, one of four and one of six weeks and DNA samples from each.
The son of the owner filed a claim for € 106.110,60 in damages and compensation for lost rent and VAT. the court declared this request inadmissible.
The 2 persons with prison sentence decided to make an appeal to the court decision.
The higher court took place on the 24th June 2021. The judge decided to reduce the sentence. The person with 4 weeks got 1 week on probation. The person with 6 weeks got 3 weeks on probation. For both the probation time was 2 years.

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchens existing since the very beginning of Joe’s Garage, June 2005. Your donations are welcome. Food is vegan, no reservation. All benefits go to social & political struggles. Joe’s Garage is a space run by volunteers. Without a collective effort, without your active participation, we’re remaining closed. Get in touch in you feel like giving a hand. We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. If you want to know which days are still available, mail us.

Movie Night: Metaal en Melancholie (Heddy Honigmann, 1993)

Sunday 25 September 2022, Movie Night: Metaal en Melancholie (Metal y Melancolía) from Heddy Honigmann, 1993, 80 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles. Doors open at 20:00, Film starts at 20:30.

In Lima, the Peruvian capital of seven million, Heddy Honigmann shares a cab ride with the taxi drivers for whom this occupation is the only way of keeping poverty at bay. More often than not it is their second job, one that requires little more than a car – in whatever state – and a “taxi” plate, which is sold on every street corner. Determined, yet with a precise, measured sense of emotion, the director dissects their situation. A native of Peru, Honigmann returned to her place of birth after almost 20 years to make this film. Shot almost completely from inside the taxis, this documentary road movie reveals beautiful, moving anecdotes. Not only does the film portray these colorful and intriguing everyday people, but it also contrasts their dreams, hopes and disappointments to the state of Peru in the early 1990s. The economy is at an impasse, and teachers, soldiers, doctors and civil servants are part of the middle class in name only. In reality, their salaries are insufficient to feed their families; hence their need for second jobs. Still the rebellious and passionate drivers keep their spirits up, even if their vehicles often look less cheerful.

The film beautifully explores the disconnect between the peruvian people and their authoritarian government in the 90s. At the same time, the movie also explores the strange ways the lower class of taxi drivers experiences the ruling elite and interacts with them.

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

Cinema Italia: Marrakech Express (Gabriele Salvatores, 1989)

Sunday 18 September 2022, Cinema Italia: Marrakech Express (Gabriele Salvatores, 1989), 104 minutes. In Italian with English subtitles. Doors open at 20:00, Film starts at 20:30.

Marrakech Express (1989) is the first film by Gabriele Salvatores on the topic of escaping, which is precisely the opposite of escapism. In the latter everything still and we allow ourselves a moment to forget how pointless is our way of life enjoying otherworldly stories. On the contrary, if we decide to escape we break the rules and get into the adventure of life, far from our comfort zone, without knowing in advance what we are doing, just living life, moment by moment. Marrakech Express is a story not only of escaping but also of life-long friendships, love, and the paradox of exoticism, the more you know it, the more it becomes familiar, losing its charm of distance. Salvatores here is somehow still an unripe fruit but, in his immaturity, he made a film that is forever green.

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

Esperanto: Docufilm Window to the world: an Esperanto journey

Wednesday 14 September 2022, Esperanto: Docufilm Window to the world: an Esperanto journey. Directed by Ida van Koolwijk * 28 minutes * In Esperanto with English subtitles * doors open at 18:00, film starts at 19:00.

The Esperanto Workshops start again at Joe’s! As this for this evening, there will be events open to everybody, regardless if they want the learn the language, and a course at two levels: absolute beginners and intermediate. We present the Esperanto phenomenon — language and culture — after watching together the Esperanto docufilm directed by Ida van Koolwijk as her final thesis in Visual Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. What will follow is a presentation of the course.

Joe’s Garage open assembly

Sunday 11 september 2022, Joe’s Garage open assembly, from 18:00 to 19:30.

Get involved in a collective initiative, become a volunteer at Joe’s Garage, a squatted social center. Come along to figure out how you could contribute to such a space, make a poster, maintain the space, organize any type of event, workshop, lecture, fundraiser, screening, concert etc. Joe’s Garage always needs active participants to remain open. Such a monthly meeting is also the moment to discuss your proposals, get to know each others, share tasks, plan the coming weeks.