Voku benefit Woningsdag w/ live music: Lyngfarer and Ancient Hostility (anarcho folk)

Monday July 22, 2024, Voku benefit Woningsdag w/ live music: Lyngfarer and Ancient Hostility (anarcho folk). Food served from 7pm, no reservation. Music from 8pm.

The benefit money will go to the costs of Woningsdag, every year while the country celebrates Koningsdag we celebrate Woningsdag because the urgency to get everyone housing is more important than Monarchy. Last Woningsdag, on April 27, 2024, a building got squatted in the city center (Gravenstraat 26-28). We still have some unpaid costs and that’s why we have a benefit.

There will be live music performance as well with Lyngfarer and Ancient Hostility, the anarcho folk night from Joe’s this summer:
Lyngfarer https://lyngfarer.bandcamp.com/
“Lyngfarer is the quiet and pensive stuff that Magnus Nymo from Norway writes. It lives in the fog between medieval lore and anarchist dbeat classics but is quiet enough to be a lullaby. Magnus started performing as Lyngfarer in 2015 and has since then hung out and toured around Europe, Scandinavia, Ireland and the US and UK.”
Ancient Hostility (anarcho folk): “Harmony singing and drones from members of All In Vain and Dawn Ray’d, singing songs about heartbreak and resistance.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g27Bhsxzrvc […Lees verder]

Raising Radicals

Sunday July 21, 2024, Raising Radicals, maandelijks op een zondag om 12.00 in Joe’s Garage Amsterdam-Oost, tussen 12 en 14u! Wees allemaal zeer welkom zondag 16 juni in Joe’s Garage met kids! Geen Raising Radicals in Augustus.

Idee is een maandelijks ouder-kind-cafe maar dan een beetje anders. Misschien komt er af en toe een specifiek thema aan bod zoals; welke acties zijn veilig met kinderen en welke niet? Of misschien is er soms een leuke activiteit voor kids, of misschien is het gewoon al leuk genoeg om te kletsen met politieke activistische ouders en kunnen kids lekker met elkaar spelen, klagen over hun hippy-ouders whatever. Alle input en ideeen zijn super welkom, idealiter gaat het zichzelf een beetje organiseren en ben ik alleen de toevallige starter van het geheel….. Stuur graag door naar alle ouders die zich thuis voelen op een plek als Joe’s Garage zodat de eerste keer zo leuk wordt dat we dit vaker willen doen! ♥️&✊🏼✊🏽✊🏿&💩

Idea is a monthly parent-child cafe, but a little different. Perhaps a specific theme is discussed occasionally, such as; which actions are safe with children and which are not? Or maybe there is a fun activity for kids, or maybe it’s just fun enough to chat with political activist parents and kids can play with each other, complain about their hippy parents, whatever. All input and ideas are super welcome, ideally it will organize itself a bit and I am just the coincidental starter of the whole….. Please forward to all parents who feel at home in a place like Joe’s Garage so that the first time It’s going to be so much fun that we want to do this more often!


De Drie Duyfjes benefit voku

Monday 15 july 2024, De Drie Duyfjes benefit voku. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

This evening we are raising funds to pay for our legal defense. Come to support!
Gravenstraat 26-28 had been rotting away for a decade. There was a first attempt to squat the houses on September 12, 2021, during the Woonprotest. 61 people were arrested and police brutality followed this squatting action.
On April 27, 2024, on Housing Day (Woningsdag), Gravenstraat 26-28 is successfully squatted. Within a few days, the front gets some fresh paint and the house is named De Drie Duyfjes. Life is back in the house. Come support your local squatters!

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Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Chocolat (Claire Denis, 1988)

Sunday July 14, 2024, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: CHOCOLAT * 1988 * Directed by Claire Denis * 105 minutes * In French with English subtitles * free screening * doors open at 8.30 * intro and film start at 9:00.

French Director Claire Denis grew up in west Africa, where her father was a civil servant. The family moved to a different country in Africa every several years because they wanted her to understand culture and geography. This is why much of her work deals with the spiritual and psychological impact of colonialism, especially in West Africa. This was her debut film, and it is about a French woman reflecting on her childhood in a colonial outpost in French Cameroon as a 7-year old girl.
So as you might expect the film is largely autobiographical, recounting her own memories and emotions while she was growing up, and in this case the film has a special focus on her relationship with her family’s African servant.
This film isn’t restless, like so many movies today. It sinks into the world of west Africa, and moves at an ambient pace… allowing sensuality to surface. The film is about identity, memories, and a romance that tries to navigate racism and complicated social structures. This is different from a Hollywood film also because it doesn’t try to exploit our emotions and treat us like children by making things black-and-white. Instead it is a film full of mystery.

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: Solarpunk, What Would a Brighter Future Look Like?

Sunday 14 July 2024, Radical Sunday School: Solarpunk, What Would a Brighter Future Look Like? From 17:30 till 20:00.

When you imagine the world you want to live in, what do you see?
There is no shortage of events these days that remind us of the problems that exist in the modern world. From wars, famines, genocides to rent hikes, intolerance and local corruption. And as it always seems to be, we can talk endlessly about these problems, their causes, and how awful it is they exist at all
It’s important we talk about them, but we also need to hope for something more than just “solutions”. A better world is possible, and the art movement of Solarpunk is something that can help us give form to the jumble of left-wing, ecological, anti-authoritarian and progressive ideas in our heads.
Solarpunk attempts to combine a utopian vision of our future, where we live ecologically, communally, equally, with a practical and achievable outlook. Come by our session to learn more about how Solarpunk can help you see that future worth fighting for! […Lees verder]

All Crafts Are Beautiful

Sunday, July 14 and Sunday, August 11, 2024, All Crafts Are Beautiful, from 14:00 till 18:00.

Join us this summer for the All Crafts Are Beautiful events located at Joe’s Garage! There is a time to go on the barricades together and the is a time to come together for the sake of coming together. Come and bring your own craft project or learn new skills from others like knitting, crocheting, repairing etc.
14:00-18:00 every second sunday of the month at Joe’s Garage.

Fundraiser for Manipur

Monday 8 july 2024, Dinner with other indias – fundraiser for Manipur. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

For more than 14 months, the state of Manipur in the northeast of India has been shaken by unprecedented violence between the Meitei and Kuki-Zo communities, leading to hundreds of killings, waves of internal displacement and the rise of armed militias. Like much of the rest of Northeast India, the world has barely taken any notice of Manipur. Far from being an ethnic conflict, the disturbing developments in Manipur have everything to do with longstanding cross- border resource extraction battles, land struggles, the destruction of a unique highland ecology and the politics of wilful abandonment and neglect.

As the violence in Manipur escalated, multiple shocking reports of sexual violence against indigenous women of the state have surfaced. Join us to raise funds for a brave group of young women who have been supporting relief efforts in Manipur since May 2023. The Young Tribal Women’s Network (YTWN) is a community-led initiative of over 30 women from Manipur and its neighbouring states, who are currently residing or working outside the region. YTWN works to provide food rations, medical and financial assistance, along with other essential aid to those affected by violence. They also assist displaced students to continue their education by gaining admissions to government schools in the capital city of Delhi. See more about their work here.

other indias [https://radar.squat.net/en/amsterdam/other-indias] is a socio-political and cultural collective in the making for movements, experiences and voices that are generous to the cause of collective liberation in/of the Indian sub-continent* and its people. We are a small group of volunteers based in the Netherlands working to find ways to care for each other better; despite our differences, because of our differences. […Lees verder]

Voku by Neuroqueer Group Amsterdam

Monday July 1st, 2024, Voku by Neuroqueer Group Amsterdam. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Monday 1st of July the new Neuroqueer group will host their second VOKU at Joes Garage. Food is vegan as always. There will be a dinner table for people who want to talk about getting involved in the new Neuroqueer group together, but everyone is welcome to join for dinner of course! Besides neuroqueers we also welcome other crips specifically to join us for dinner. Bring cash, see you there from 19:00 on. Want to contact us about the new group? Have accessibility requests/questions? Email us at neuroqueergroupamsterdam [at] disroot [dot] org
NeuroQueer Group Amsterdam https://radar.squat.net/en/amsterdam/neuroqueer-group-amsterdam

Accessibility: The space is on the groundfloor and has an inside room plus a garden. People smoke in the garden but not inside. Even though there is a ramp it’s hardly wheelchair accessible (the toilet and garden are not accessible with a wheelchair and the ramp is very steep). There is a couch inside, there are different types of chairs and pillows to sit on available. It can get quite busy at the VOKU, there might be music on but this can be turned down/off on request if it is overstimulating or because of other reasons. […Lees verder]