Benefit and Info-night about JAAN (Jakarta Animal Aid Network)

Monday October 26th 2015, Benefit and Info-night about JAAN (Jakarta Animal Aid Network). Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Thousands of animals in Indonesia live sad lives. They are often chained, caged, neglected, tortured and abandoned. JAAN is a non-profit organization that strives to reduce their suffering and provide them better living conditions. They believe that no animal deserves cruelty and no wild animal should spend its life in captivity.

Tonight, some members of the organization will join us and gives us more information about the ongoing campaigns and their work in Indonesia.
JAAN operates solely on donations from individuals and does not receive any financial support from the government so all the benefit from the evening will go to support them on their work. […Lees verder]

Rent Rebels, screening & discussion with activists from Berlin

[nederlands beneden]

On the weekend of the 21th and 22nd of November we are welcoming people from Berlin to screen with us the very recent film about the Renter Rebels in the Berlin, a quite popular and diverse movement that emerged in the last couple of years and that struggles against massive gentrification and forced evictions of renters that take place at high pace. That weekend shall serve as space for discussion and exchange with the people from Berlin, about experiences being made in struggle, the urban restructuring that goes on in Berlin, and the self-organisation of all kinds of people to fight against it. Besides of being inspirational the events shall also be a space to come together and exchange ideas and experiences related to the unacceptable housing situation in Amsterdam and necessary housing struggles. Descent housing in its various forms and shapes and the city itself is not for profit but for us, the people, and a basic need of everybody independent of social status. […Lees verder]

Kritische Studenten Avond / Critical Students Evening

Wednesday December 11th 2013, Kritische Studenten Avond / Critical Students Evening, 8pm

Did you expect a more critical environment in your university? Are you disappointed with the lack of political engagement you’ve found there? Not feeling represented by the lobbyist student council groups? Tired of how education and knowledge are primarily in service of economic interests rather than societal? Are you against an educational system that mostly just reproduces class differences and do you want to fight for free and democratically organized education? Then come and join us in making plans on how to reclaim the university. Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month we have a open meeting where you can get to know like-minded individuals.

Solidarity is for white women. A discussion about feminism and intersectionality

we can all do it

Friday November 15th 2013. Solidarity is for white women. A discussion about feminism and intersectionality. 6:30pm

In her book ‘Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center,’ Bell Hooks gives one simple definition for feminism: ‘[it] is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression.’

While most feminists can agree on the first two: ending sexism and sexist exploitation, there has been a lot of debate about the different types of oppression which are not taken into consideration by some types of feminism. A lot of debate around the question Is solidarity just for white middle-class highly educated white women? […Lees verder]

Contra Info solidarity event with anarchist comrades in Greek prisons

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Friday April 12th 2013: Contra Info solidarity event with anarchist comrades in Greek prisons at Joe’s Garage, 7pm.

In the context of an everyday struggle against the existent, and aiming at the diffusion of factual solidarity with anarchist prisoners in the Greek dungeons, members of Contra Info [] translation counter-information network will carry out a series of events in various European cities, spreading information on cases of imprisoned comrades.

We want to make these gatherings an opportunity to strengthen the antagonist infrastructure of counter-information, to extend and multiply the solidarity gestures with our brothers and sisters behind bars, and to promote direct action and subversive praxis.

On Friday, April 12th, 2013, we meet at Joe’s Garage in Amsterdam. There will be a collective vegan kitchen at 7pm and at around 8pm we’ll start the talking. We are looking forward to your presence and invite you to share your ideas so as to find a common perspective towards the destruction of all prisons and the system that maintains them.

Stay tuned for upcoming events in other European cities.

Bee-movie night, Sun April 15th

Sunday, 15th of April, 8pm Vanishing of the bees. Little bee. Big story.

Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives.

Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables.

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Benefiet Huurdersvereniging

Benefiet voku voor de Huurdersvereniging Oost op donderdag 26 januari 2012 vanaf 19u. Infoavond zondag 29 januari 2012 vanaf 20u.

Er staat een prijs op uw hoofd!

Afgelopen 1 oktober zijn de huurprijsregels veranderd door minister Donner.  Hierdoor kunnen verhuurders grof geld verdienen als ze huurders die nu minder dan 650 euro betalen weten weg te pesten. Dit bevestigde ook Thijs Reuten, de portefeuillehouder wonen van Oost in het Parool van afgelopen 26 november “Alarm over huurmarkt”. Uit onderzoek van het stadsdeel bleek dat 10.000 van de goedkoopste woningen in Oost zouden verdwijnen. De kans op een betaalbare particuliere huurwoning zou “praktisch nihil” worden.

Wilt u voorkomen dat u hier de dupe van wordt? Kom dan naar onze informatie-bijeenkomst:
op zondag 29 januari om 20:00

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Squatting, part of the social capital that everyone agrees that is needed in society or oppositional movement? A debate.

Wo./We. 08 Jun. 2011: Squatting, part of the social capital that everyone agrees that is needed in society or oppositional movement? A debate. 20uur, free entrance.
It seems that squatting has a dual face. One face is that it represents things that many people left and right find valuable. These are mainstream goals such as self-help, participation, creativity, support for vulnerable people, conservation of neighborhoods, preservation of social housing. The second face is that of an oppositional movement. The dual face leads to tensions and confusion. The debate will be started off by short presentations by researchers/activists from the SQuatting Europe Kollective (SQEK). One presentation will cover the tensions and opportunities present in the Spanish crisis and movement scene, one will be a critique on the idea that squatting was a precursor of neo-liberalism and one presentation will take us into re-generations/ regeneration of self. Also the link between art(ists) and squatting will be discussed and the continuities between the sixties/seventies and now.