January 2013 Joe’s Garage program

Joe's Garage January 2013 poster

You’ve heard it many times. While under arrest, never declare anything to the cops. But is that enough? Should you stop phoning, publishing pictures of your friends without their permission, choosing another email provider? When do you think you are not providing passive intelligence to the police? Political social centers and activist groups communicating on monitored “social media”, that is all good for the cops, they love it. Not only you are taking risks but you may put other people in danger. On the SO36 website, you’ll find a list of non-commercial providers for you to communicate in a safer way or where to move your website.

For a local insight about police intimidation in Amsterdam, have a read to Observant, the December newsletter from Buro Jansen & Jansen, the Dutch research institute on intelligence and police matters.
One of the favorite activities of Amsterdam’s mayor is throwing money out the window, evicting houses for emptiness. State sponsored gentrification, greedy housing corporations, we all know for who Van der Laan is working. The four times squatted Swammerdamstraat 12 will need your support. Later in the month, it will be the turn of the Arent Krijtsstraat 1 in Diemen.

Joe's Garage solidarity banner with Villa Amalias

Joe's Garage solidarity banner with Villa Amalias

Joe’s will start a series of workshops about gender and sexuality, called “It’s more than what’s in your pants“. This month’s topic is feminism. During the following months, we’ll discuss masculinities, gender identity and gender expression, queer activism and many more. Voices of Women Media is back with a new film “Breaking the Spell“. Further, Joe’s is hosting a benefit for Talent Project Philippines.
You’ve heard of Rishi Chandrikasing, shot dead last November by the Dutch cops at the Den Haag train station. Following this murder, an infonight will deal with police violence, together with the screening of The Murder of Fred Hampton, a Black Panther activist. Also to come on the screen, Little Otik from Jan Švankmajer and the Czech New wave with a film from Pavel Jurácek, Case for a Rookie Hangman. Finally, Joe’s is bringing you Babboo Theater, a revolutionary, emancipated, explosive performance. Keep an eye on the calendar.
With the usual daily activities, Joe’s Garage is open at least 6 days a week. If you want to volunteer, help out from time to time, come along or email us.

Sunday January 6th 2013, Police Violence Infonight with a movie, The Murder of Fred Hampton (Howard Alk, USA, 1971, 88′). Door open at 20pm, info night and film at 21pm. To not let the death of Rishi go unnoticed, we organized this info night on January the 6th. Come watch ‘the Murder of Fred Hampton’ (1971) and discuss our ‘beloved’ bullies in this new twenty thirteen era of modern repression and institutionalized acceptance.

Monday January 7th 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Swammerdamstraat 12 Benefit, 19:00 pm. Four times squatted, three times evicted… Stadsdeelraad Oost schaart zich achter Swammerdamstraatkrakers http://sw12.squat.net/

Friday January 11th 2012: “Feminism – Who still needs that?” Workshop, 18pm. What does being a woman mean? What is femininity? What is feminism? What does being a feminist mean? Do we still need feminism nowadays?

Sunday January 13th 2013, Movie night: Case for a Rookie Hangman (original title: Případ pro začínajícího kata) from Pavel Jurácek, Czechoslovakia, 1969, 102 min, in czech with english subtitles. Door open at 20pm (films start at 21:00pm). Made in the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Pavel Juracek’s second and final feature is a formally audacious political fantasia that transforms the third book of Gulliver’s Travels into an allegory on coercion and tyranny.

Thursday January 17th 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Voices of Women Media Benefit/ “Breaking the Spell” Screening, 19:00 pm. Voices of Women Media is an emerging organization that aims to provide a way for marginalized communities of women to educate and express themselves through different forms of media.

Sunday 20 january 2013, Babboo Theater, doors open at 20:00 pm, show starts at 21:00 pm. “What happens when you discover you have an inner animal inside? Ask the horrible Babboo, he knows”. Revolutionary, emancipated, explosive.

Monday January 21st 2013, Volkseten Vegazulu, Kraakspreekuur Oost Benefit, 19:00 pm. “We help people solving their housing problems where we can, inform them about their rights and interesting procedures, advice them and discuss or debate with them about for example why anti-squat-offices suck so much!”

Thursday January 24th 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Arent Krijtsstraat Diemen benefit, 19:00 pm. Op zondag 10 juni 2012 werd het kantoorpand op de Arent Krijtsstraat nummer 1 gekraakt… http://nl.squat.net/tag/arent-krijtsstraat/

Sunday January 27th 2013, Movie night: Little Otik (Otesánek by Jan Švankmajer, CZ, 2000, 126′). In Czech with English subtitles. Screened by Jeffrey Babcock. Door open at 20pm, film begins at 21:00. The visionary Czech stop-motion animator Jan Svankmajer (Alice, Faust) conjured up this phantasmagorical film which is based on the old Czech fairy tale Otesánek.

Th./Do. January 31st 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Benefit dinner for Talent Project Philippines, 19:00 pm. We are a group of young professionals, from different areas (music, dance, theater, cinema and psychology), that are going to the Philippines to do art with abandoned and neglected children!

Joe’s Garage is possibly open 6 days a week:

Ma/Mo: 19.00 Volkseten Vegazulu, vegan food, no reservations, donations welcome
Di/Tu: 20.00 – 21.30 Kraakspreekuur
Wo/We: 15.00 – 18.00 Lonely Collective Day Cafe
Do/Th: 19.00 Volkseten Vegazulu, vegan food, no reservations, donations welcome
Za/Sa: 14.00 – 18.00 Weggeefwinkel
Zo/Su: 20.00 Filmavond/Infoavond

Joe’s Garage
Pretoriusstraat 43, Amsterdam
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