Fundraiser for Lesvos Mutual Aid Network, music with Your Local Pirates

Thursday 26 May 2022, Fundraiser for Lesvos Mutual Aid Network, music with Your Local Pirates. Food served from 7pm, no reservation. From 9pm, music on the Steve Bikoplein.

Volkseten Vegazulu is back on Thursdays. After the food, around 9pm, music with Your Local Pirates on the Steve Bikoplein. Time to reclaim the square, as the previous years. If the weather is bad, the concert will happen inside at Joe’s Garage.

Your Local Pirates is made up by Joke Kaviaar and Peter Storm, “a couple of singing rebels. We will release our new CD ‘Take No Orders’ this spring. This performance is part of the presentation tour. The songs we make are intended as weapons, not just as creative expressions in themselves. Looking forward to see you all!” https://yourlocalpirates.noblogs.org/

About Lesvos Mutual Aid Network, the network without a website but corporate facebook and instagram… “We are a network of comrades and friends active on the Greek island of Lesvos, with ties to collectives and movements that span the globe. We work to build relationships with people on the island, abolishing dominant norms/hierarchies and the socially constructed boundaries between our communities.
As a part of the broader anti-authoritarian movement, we condemn any and all fascist, sexist and racist behavior. We function through our assemblies, where we discuss topics, collectively take decisions and plan actions. We created an environment based on mutual respect where everyone can take part in equal terms, each according to their ability, each according to their needs. Our actions can vary depending on the needs we encounter and the dynamics of the group. We cooperate only with other self-organized structures, like “Women in Solidarity House”, “No Border Kitchen”, “Binio Squat” and other individuals that are active on the ground.
We as anarchists believe in solidarity that comes from the base and stand side by side with people in need, regardless of whether they come from another country, their age, class, ability, gender, the color of their skin or their sexuality. Here on Lesvos, we participate in multiple initiatives on the ground, all grounded in principles of antiracism, anti-authoritarianism, self-organization and mutual aid, each tackling different aspects of this common struggle.”

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.

Proxy Cafe Benefit Voku, Rebet guitaR

Monday 23 May 2022, Proxy Cafe Benefit Voku. Volkseten Vegazulu. Food served from 7pm, no reservation. From 9pm, music on the stage with Rebet guitaR, at least one person playing Rebetiko.

The Proxy Cafe is mostly happening on Wednesdays from 18:00 till 22:00 at LAG, Joe’s Garage and other locations such as the Bowling, and why not in your social space, somewhere else than Amsterdam. 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/

Rebet GuitaR – Rebetiko, the music crossroad between middle east and west from the early 1900’s. Songs about love, joy and sorrow. A musical sub-culture, a music of the lower classes.
“The womb of rebetiko was the jail and the hash den. It was there that the early rebetes created their songs. They sang in quiet, harsh voices, unforced, one after the other, each singer adding a verse which often bore no relation to the previous verse, and a song often went on for hours. There was no refrain, and the melody was simple and easy.” Ilias Petropoulos
Rebet guitar, focuses on the early rebetiko with one guitar, finger-pick style developed in USA by Giorgos Katsaros(George Curly), Kostas ‘Gus’ Dousias.

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.

Aman molli: Special concert! Support anti-war actions and Squat Fabrika Yphanet

Friday 20 May 2022, Aman Molli special concert. Doors open at 7 pm. Food from 7:30 pm, music at 9pm.

Donation money for the food will cover the cost of the ingredients and the rest will support anti-war actions as well as support Squat Fabrika Yphanet in Thessaloniki, Greece to remain open. Music at ~ 9pm we start with East-mediterranean traditional melodies: Alexandros Papadimitrakis (Oud), Eirini Zogali (Oud/Bouzouki), Asteris Varveris (Guitar/Lute/Voice) & Thodoris Ziarkas (Lyre from Karpathos) and guests. Donations welcome. Later at night jam will follow.

Benefit dinner for Ukrainian refugees in Amsterdam

Thursday 19 May 2022, Benefit dinner for Ukrainian refugees in Amsterdam. Volkseten Vegazulu. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Ever since Russia instigated an invasion on Ukraine, many war refugees have fled to Western Europe, Amsterdam not being an exception. Together with the university collective called Students 4 Ukraine x AUC, we would like to improve their experience and quality of life in the city, by raising money through this people’s kitchen, with which we would buy/repair bikes and provide them to the refugees, as the city is tightening up its policies regarding public transport for Ukrainians. We will be providing bikes to refugees who live in Java Eiland and Science Park areas for their daily commutes to language courses and work.

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.

Benefit VoKu for Vrij Parkeren Leiden, acoustic set from Acid Reflux

Monday 16 May 2022, Benefit Voku: Vrij Parkeren Leiden. Volkseten Vegazulu. Food served from 7pm, no reservation. From 9pm, music on the stage, acoustic set with Acid Reflux (Leiden).

Vrij Parkeren Leiden on the Van der Werfstraat 39 in Leiden has been squatted since February 2022. This new squat was made public during the ‘Woonrevolutie’ housing demonstration on 13 February 2022 in Leiden. Actually, it’s not the first time this house would have been squatted. Maybe the third time over many years? Unfortunately, there is almost but nothing to read on their website https://vrijparkerenleiden.blackblogs.org/, not even a statement from the February squat action.
Recently, the VPL crew found again their way to Joe’s Garage and finally gave some news after such a long silence. The squat is still there and the owner would be threatening to start a court case. Two benefit events have been announced. The first one at De Ontsporing on May 4th, the second one at Joe’s Garage as announced here https://squ.at/r/8o2p, “Currently we are working on renovating the building and we are organizing smaller events for now”.
All your donations during these benefits events will go to legal proceedings and maintenance of the squat. A good opportunity to get some fresh news from the VPL crew and get to hear what’s happening in Leiden.
There is a bit more to read about the Woonrevolutie demo and Leiden on this website https://woonrevolutie.blackblogs.org/

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.

Benefit Voku: Calais Squats fundraiser

Monday 11 April 2022, Benefit Voku: Calais Squats fundraiser. Volkseten Vegazulu. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Earlier this year, activist groups from several countries planned a squatting action in Calais, France. The action was intended to create safe, autonomous housing for people on the move who suffer regular and extreme state violence and repression. Two buildings were squatted under intense police scrutiny. One squat, a tower block of flats, was evicted, with involvement from high-level governmental officials such as Gérald Darmanin. The eviction was carried out by RAID, the tactical police often responsible for anti-terrorist actions, who arrived on a helicopter.

Dozens of people on the move currently live autonomously in the other squat, the ‘ghost house’ mansion on Rue Frédéric Sauvage. This squat has survived continuing attempts by the state to proceed to an eviction. The money raised from this people’s kitchen will go towards the maintenance of this squat and future squatting actions by the activist housing group in Calais.

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.

Benefit voku: For Stefan Lachen. Against Police Brutality

Monday 4 April 2022, Benefit voku: For Stefan Lachen’s family. Stefan Lachen died in police custody in Madrid on the 15th April 2018. Volkseten Vegazulu. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Stefan Lache was 28 years old with a partner and two kids. One night, he was out partying with a couple of friends and was randomly stopped by police, they arrested him for not having identification on him (he had left it in the car in another neighbourhood). The next morning he was found dead in his cell at the Carabanchel police station in Madrid. There is no footage of what happened inside the cell but you can see photos of how one of the agents who enters with him takes out his baton and another of them puts on his gloves.
The autopsy said he died of natural causes, yet he had no previous medical issues before his arrest. His family appealed the decision with no different result. The cost of the lawyer and the independent autopsy were expensive, which led to Liliana (his parthner) to morgage the family house, she and their kids were evicted from the property.
The benefit from this voku is to support Stefan Lache’s family and their ongoing costs.

“¿Quién ha matado a Stefan Lache?”: medio centenar de personas exigen que se reabra la investigación sobre su muerte bajo custodia https://www.elsaltodiario.com/violencia-policial/quien-matado-stefan-lache-medio-centenar-personas-exigen-reabra-investigacion-muerte-bajo-custodia
Tres años de lucha para que se investigue la muerte de Stefan Lache en una comisaría de Carabanchel https://www.elsaltodiario.com/violencia-policial/tres-anos-luchando-investigue-muerte-stefan-lache-comisaria-carabanchel

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.

Benefit voku for mutual-aid groups in Ukraine, Operation Solidarity fundraiser

Monday 28 March 2022, Benefit voku for mutual-aid groups in Ukraine, Operation Solidarity fundraiser. Volkseten Vegazulu. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Various social spaces in Amsterdam are expressing solidarity with people affected by the war in Ukraine by organising benefit nights. With the Russian military invasion continuing, more and more people are facing difficult conditions, either on the move or staying amid the war. With each new day of attacks, the need for support is increasing. All donations from these events will go to Operation Solidarity, a Ukraine based anarchist initiative formed right after the attacks in February 2022.
At the moment Operation Solidarity is busy with organising and building structures of direct support for people who’ve been affected by the war as well as with arranging supplies for anti-authoritarian defense forces. The funding that the project is receiving goes to grassroots initiatives that are arranging basic supplies in places where there are shortages of food and medicine, organising transportation to and from the borders and finding temporary accommodation for people who are fleeing. Operation Solidarity doesn’t differentiate providing aid between European and non-European people.
This war, just like any, is a product of borders and authoritarian societies. We refuse to accept the ideals of nation states and stand in solidarity with the people who are refusing to bend under dictatorship.
All profits from the events will support the horizontal volunteer project Operation Solidarity, an anarchist collective that is currently establishing mutual aid networks with Ukraine.
Operation Solidarity https://operation-solidarity.org/

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.