Proxy Cafe – Smash the firewall: digital defense for the misfits

Wednesday 24 April 2024 from 18:00 to 22:00, Proxy Cafe – Smash the firewall: digital defense for the misfits

Do you sense that whisper of paranoia lingering in the air?
Well, we’ve got your back. We’re going to share some hard-earned lessons about staying safe and secure in the digital world – aimed at people in squats and involved in radical movements.
We won’t be diving deep into technical details, but rather covering all the essentials: like passwords, data security, browsing habits, smartphone usage, and metadata. Most importantly, we’ll discuss what it means to stay anonymous and understand potential threats models.
The content is based on a presentation that’s been touring squats and radical spaces in Italy, put together by the folks at the _TO* hacklab.
You can check out the original slides here, in italian: https://facciamo.cisti.org/

Proxy Cafe, free software workshops. Discussing tech and politics, GNU/Linux, fixing computers and revive old laptops, free and opensource software workshops. Zapatista coffee. […Lees verder]

Benefit Voku for Greek Comrades legal costs

Monday 22 April 2024, Benefit Voku for Greek Comrades legal costs. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

In April 2018 on the Greek island of Lesvos, a group of 200-300 fascists attacked a group of residents of the former Moria camp. The pogrom lasted all night, throughout the city centre of Mytilene. The police eventually evacuated the square but only after dozens were left injured, with Greek flags and fascist slogans plastered across the town. Before this, a group of comrades intervened to help those under attack and drive the fascists away. For this, they were arrested and then prosecuted on outrageous charges. Tonight’s benefit dinner goes towards supporting their ongoing legal costs. […Lees verder]

Concert with Yiannis Chaldoupis & Nikos Tsop (Greek Gypsy World Music with a twist)

Sunday 21 April 2024, Concert with Yiannis Chaldoupis & Nikos Tsop (Greek Gypsy World Music with a twist). This is an early concert, donations welcome, please come on time, from 18:00. Live music is over by 22:00.Yiannis Chaldoupis plays clarinet. He is part of the gypsy community in Parakalamos, Epirus. Within the Epirotika, this group is responsible for creating a certain style within the Epirotika. Heavier, more melancholic, psychedelic. Yiannis is known for his virtuoso playing that can go in many directions, but never loses sight of tradition. He was a founding member of the Villagers of Ioannina City. It’s not the first appearance from Yiannis at Joe’s Garage. In April 2022, Yiannis visited a concert organised by Aman Molli and jumped on the stage with his clarinet.
Nikos Tsop is from Thessaloniki and graduated from the Utrecht Conservatory. He writes songs, plays guitar and sings. He is a very talented young musician. […Lees verder]

Benefit VoKu to help pay for a comrades legal expenses

Thursday 18 April 2024, Benefit VoKu to help pay for a comrades legal expenses. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Come eat some yummy food at Joe’s on April 18th. The money made will help pay the fine for an Anarcha-feminist comrade arrested for spray painting a tram during an abortion rights demonstration. […Lees verder]

Koken tegen Fascisme

Monday 15 April 2024, Koken tegen Fascisme. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

We will cook against fascism again to help cover costs of past, present and future actions. Together we can (b)eat fascism! We hope to see you in Joe’s Garage. […Lees verder]

Radical Sunday School Birthday Party

Sunday 14 April 2024, Radical Sunday School BIRTHDAY PARTY: Food, Workshops, Drag, Performances, Live Music! From 13:00 till 22:00.
Radical Sunday School is turning one! Since April 2nd 2023 we have been hosting all types of workshops, discussions, and skillshares almost every week (bit of a stretch) for one year and WE WANT TO CELEBRATE!

Come join us for a whole day programme. Get cosy at Joe’s this Sunday and join four amazing workshops and enjoy dinner while watching a drag show, and smoothly transition to a night full of performances, theatre, and live music to make a day and night you cannot forget. SKRAPS Solidarity Kitchen is helping us to serve lunch and dinner, on donation to fill up the funds of the RSS, so we can facilitate even better workshops in the spirit of revolutionairy learning! Thank you to everyone who has been with us and who is curious to see what we do!

Drop in and out whenever – for the workshops, for the shows, for the company. We are so happy to celebrate this year with all of you!

Programme:

13:00 LUNCH

14:00-16:00 WORKSHOPS

Who came before us? A Short History of Free Schools

To celebrate the one year anniversary of Radical Sunday School, we’d like to take some time to look at the history of a few other libertarian Sunday schools, and how revolutionary ideas about education spread like wildfire across Europe and the US in the 20th century. In particular, we will tell the stories of two very different free schools: one characterized by its many successes, the other by its very successful failure. Both, however, will tell us a lot about how we can keep growing the movement today!

Stitch Yourself Up Workshop

Learn how to sew! Patches, fixes, everything. Personalise your clothing, bring your own materials if you have any, and learn how to make the clothes you wear your own. If you want, you can already use this low-key workshop to prep yourself for the drag workshop!

16:30-18:30 WORKSHOPS

The Art of Drag 101: Discover your Drag Persona

Hey! Have you ever wanted to learn more about drag? Whether you would like to know more about being a drag king, a drag queen, or just a drag creature, this will be the perfect workshop for you. This will be an overall introduction to the art of drag. We will learn how drag started and explore what it means to our own gender expression in daily life. During the workshop, we will make up our own drag personas, discover an aesthetic, and talk about how masculine and feminine features are constructed on the body.

After the workshop the host (Harper Love) will give a drag performance!

How to Counter Alienation in your Neighbourhood

In this workshop, we will host a discussion on neighbourhood alienation. We are going to talk about our experiences in our neighbourhoods, discuss the value of neighbourhoods for social change, and collectively come up with strategies to enliven our neighbourhoods, build local community, and counter alienation, and discuss the challenges we might face. We might even be able to draw from historical examples, such as the Jordaan uprising, and other local history to inspire us.

18:30-19:30 DINNER AND DRAG SHOW!!

19:30-22:00 OUR EVENING PROGRAMME

19:30 – The Crying Cyborgs, bringing you finest local DIY whateverpunk straight from the year 2030 to try to save the timeline

20:00 – Olga Tsyganova’s Radio Silence, a radio show all about the silences of womanhood and growing up in authoritarian Russia, all with the slickest global soundtrack a radio host can provide

20:45 – Mamma van Jente will gift us with a fantastic accordion and drum jam, really fantastic musicians: Explosive and rhythmically ominous, melodically dangerously danceable!

21:15 – Nora Smells will perform Against Number Magic, a biting piece condeming Germany’s unquestioned support for Israel.

21:30 – Darach will finish the night with a magical mix of traditional Irish folk music, telling stories thousands of years old to tell us truths about this present moment.


WHAT IS THE RADICAL SUNDAY SCHOOL?

The formal education system affects us all. Not only are we forced to attend schools growing up, but academic research shapes our governments, our news, and how we view the world around us. As much as many of us want to believe in the promise of institutional education, the sad fact is that our schools and universities are undemocratic and elitist. They perpetuate inequalities instead of giving people the tools to fight them. This world is fucked.

Here at Radical Sunday School, though, we know that another world is possible. Everyone should be able to direct their own learning, to grow together with their communities, and to live as though they’re already free. There are countless examples of movements already putting these ideas into practice. This collective is trying to follow in their footsteps, organizing to explore new ways of learning based on principles of autonomy, mutual aid, and egalitarianism.

This is not intended to be a course that you would have to follow all the way through. Jump in and out whenever you like. Sessions will be held every Sunday.

Radical Sunday School
radicalsundayschool [at] riseup [dot] net
https://radar.squat.net/en/amsterdam/radical-sunday-school
https://radicalsundayschool.noblogs.org/

Solidarity Voku for Belarusian Political Prisoners

Thursday 11 April 2024, Solidarity Voku for Belarusian Political Prisoners. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Join our vegan Voku diner in solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners. Currently, 1595 people are imprisoned following mass resistance to illegitimate elections of 2020. Although we cannot directly contact political prisoners, we can still support them financially. The donations will go towards (food) parcels, legal fees, newspaper and magazine subscriptions, etc. As the situation in Belarus is not improving, the least we can do is continue to support those serving time for resisting the repression. […Lees verder]

Voku for Amsterdam BANGS Theatre and Performance Festival

Monday 8 April 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!

The VoKu will support the website we’re developing, as well as promotional materials. Come eat and get served by Bubble GUm gurl_boi and get another slice of hitband one hit wonders of the future The Crying Cyborgs, maybe moooore! […Lees verder]