Voku Benefit in Solidarity with Barroso

Monday 24 June 2024, Voku Benefit in Solidarity with Barroso. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

In Barroso, northern Portugal, the British multinational Savannah Resources, with help from the State and the European Union, wants to open what would become Europe’s first open-pit lithium mine.

Since 2017, the local population has been resisting this prospective mine, which threatens to destroy this region classified as World Agricultural Heritage. We have undertaken legal and direct actions; organized protests and camps; signed petitions and blocked machines.

The company, the State, and the EU call this “green mining”, claiming it is the solution to combat climate change and enable the energy transition. But, in Barroso, nobody forces us to say that gray is green. Nobody forces us to give up the mountains, the rivers, and the history we are guardians of.

This local struggle is an echo of the global resistance. If we succeed in stopping what would be the first and largest open-pit lithium mine in Europe, we will set brutal precedents for future struggles. We know this, just as much as multinationals and governments know it. That is why this struggle is so central. That’s why we fight. And why you should join.

Come to the Voku, or join us this Summer for the Camp in Defense of Barroso (15th – 19th August 2024). https://barrososemminas.org/ […Lees verder]

Benefit Voku for a Soup Kitchen in Khartoum, by SKRAPS Solidarity Kitchen

Thursday 20 June 2024, Benefit Voku for a Soup Kitchen in Khartoum, by SKRAPS Solidarity Kitchen. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

We are SKRAPS (Soup Kitchen for Radical Actions and Political Solidarity) [https://radar.squat.net/en/amsterdam/skraps-solidarity-kitchen], a newly emerged cooking collective with the goal of transforming rescued food into tasty vegan dishes, and by that showing solidarity with national and international resistance initiatives.
On this Thursday, we are cooking a wonderful three-course vegan meal from rescued ingredients in Joe’s Garage, raising money for a local soup kitchen in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.
After over a year of war in Sudan, the living conditions are worsening and there is a lack of electricity, clean water, and food. Today, 18 million people in Sudan face acute hunger. The lower agricultural production due to the war led to soaring prices for food and the ongoing fighting makes it difficult to fetch supplies. The situation in the capital Khartoum and the neighboring city of Omdurman is especially difficult. There, local initiatives for soup kitchens have emerged in different neighborhoods. The Sudanese organization “Hadhreen” together with the Dutch organization “Onderwijs Oost Afrika” is running such a soup kitchen in the Elrayan School, where people are being served their only meal of the day, which helps them survive. […Lees verder]

SkKkrew the Smalltalk! VOKU ZZW Rafelrand 4 Legal Costs

Monday 17 June 2024, SkKkrew the Smalltalk! VOKU ZZW Rafelrand 4 Legal Costs. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

The aim of this evening is to eat together, and do activities that throw any necessities for small talk out of the window, to help you connect with strangers you’d otherwise be too shy to talk to. Together we draw, play, listen to music and have debates. With your donations, we try to build structures of solidarity, near and far. This time we are raising donations to support comrades’ costs for legal fees, from the recent protests.

Your chickens and nightingales from ZZW Rafelrand
Find ZZW Rafelrand events on Radar https://radar.squat.net/en/amsterdam/zzw-rafelrand […Lees verder]

Benefit dinner for T-RRex, Trans Radical Resource exchange

Thursday 13 June 2024, Benefit dinner for T-RRex, Trans Radical Resource exchange. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

The donations for the food will go to T-RRex, Trans Radical Resource exchange. T-RRex wants to break the stigma and isolation around hormones and self-medication by bringing trans and other gender varient folks together and provide information and safe supplies and just because it is nice to come together. So come by for a yummy plate of food and chat or just for the cosy vibes. […Lees verder]

Benefit Voku for Weavers of Resistance

Monday 10 June 2024, Benefit Voku for Weavers of Resistance. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

The Amsterdam’s chapter of the House of Yeguazas and SKRAPS this week join their forces to raise funds for Tejedores de Resistencia (‘Weavers of Resistance’), a project that weaves collective memory in relation to the conflict of Colombia and its sociopolitical entanglements.
“Nos tocamos a través de los hilos. Hilos que tejen la vida y la muerte, que permiten tocar el pensamiento, el sentir, las pieles y que florezca una superficie de resistencia, cuidado y denuncia.” Join us for amazing rescued vegan food and a short video! […Lees verder]

Voku in support of student protests

Thursday 6 June 2024, Voku in support of student protests. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Come join us for dinner! There will be free soup as always and a plate of food for a donation. Donations will go to students arrested at the protests. […Lees verder]

Voku for De Drie Duyfjes

Monday 3 June 2024, Voku for De Drie Duyfjes. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

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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Voku for Neuroqueer Group Amsterdam

Thursday 23 May 2024, Voku for Neuroqueer Group Amsterdam. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Hi! we are a starting collective of neuroqueer people wanting to explore how therapy could be done in a collective, anti-authoritarian way. We think there are a lot of problems with the psychiatric system and want to explore ways that we can help each other outside of it. Right now were looking for more people also interested in this topic to join us and organise stuff together, so if this sparks your interest please come have a plate of food and have a chat with us!
Btw if you’re not familiar with the term neuroqueer, here is a link to an article about the term, not by us but it’s pretty nice. […Lees verder]