Tameio Benefit – Rebetiko night, Volkseten Vegazulu and special concert with Rebet GuitarS

Monday, 25 July 2022, Tameio Benefit – Rebetiko night, Volkseten Vegazulu and special concert with Rebet GuitarS. Food served from 7pm, no reservation. After the people’s kitchen, music on the stage.

Ταμείο Αλληλεγγύης φυλακισμένων και διωκόμενων αγωνιστ(ρι)ών
… Μέχρι το γκρέμισμα της τελευταίας φυλακής …
Tameio, Solidarity Fund for Imprisoned, Persecuted Revolutionaries https://www.tameio.org/

Rebet GuitarS (Jaap Faber and Charis Konstantinou), a guitar duo, presenting the music of the legendary “Kostis”, the most enigmatic of all greek rebetika artists. 12+1 songs of truly unique guitar duets and black-humor lyrics chronicling the hash dens, prison culture and pickpockets of old Athens. Recorded in 1930-31 on 78 rpm records, under a pseudonym for export to the greeks living in America, research has uncovered the musician, journalist and cartoonist Kostas Bezos as the figure lurking behind the Kostis name, with ties to the famous singer and producer Tetos Demetriades. 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.
Rebet GuitarS, the musical project which performed the most at Joe’s Garage, sometimes as a solo project, Rebet GuitaR or as a duo, Rebet GuitarS, sometimes with other musicians https://joesgarage.nl/archives/tag/rebet-guitar

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.

World Music Jam: El Mo Collective

Saturday 2 july 2022, World Music Jam: El Mo Collective, from 19:00.

A podium for all kinds of music from all over the world. El Mo Collective, a world music band based in Amsterdam, will organise an evening in which they invite other ‘world’ musicians to take the stage with them. In Joe’s Garage we will bring cultures toghether by the language of music. Do you make music yourself, don’t hesitate to contact us in advance to schedule you in, just one piece or a few, everything is possible! We hope to see you there, so that we can enjoy the music together! https://el-mo-collective.jimdosite.com/

Open Garage VoKu: No Borders Lesvos

Thursday 9 June 2022, Open Garage VoKu: No Borders Lesvos. Food served from 7pm, no reservation. From 9pm, live music on the stage.

VoKu with info talk and live music!!! Delicious Vegan food on donation, presentation about migration and related issues on the Island of Lesvos, and live Music by the Artist Formerly Known As Peike.
No Border Kitchen Lesvos https://noborderkitchenlesvos.noblogs.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 for evicted Italian feminist squat, La Magni*fica

Monday 6 June 2022, voku to raise money to cover the legal expenses faced by the transfeminist comrades of La Magni*fica in Florence. Food served from 7pm, no reservation. From 9pm, acoustic jam session on the stage.

The transfeminist squat La Magni*fica was evicted in september 2020 by the neoliberal municipality of Florence. As feminist comrades, we really think these kind of feminist experiences are very important and we’d like to support them.

This is what happened to La Magni*fica:

On September 18th 2021, as a queer transfeminist group in Florence, we decided to occupy the abandoned building of the Tuscany Region, giving birth to the Magni*fica squatted queer transfeminist women’s house. The motivations behind our occupation of the building stem from the total lack of safer spaces for women* and LGBTQIA+ identities, migrants and excluded from society. The lockdown exacerbated the contradictions we live every day, where we were forced to stay at home even in cases when it meant being locked in with abusers and homotransphobic relatives. Not to mention the lack of attention to those who had no home, those who found themselves without jobs and protections overnight. So we decided to enter an abandoned villa owned by the Tuscany region and we transformed it into a collective place, of meeting, creation and self-determination.

On September 22nd, the day after the regional elections, hundreds of police, political police, firefighters and municipality personnel arrived at the Magni*fica.The eviction was carried out in a forced and violent manner, destroying the space that had been laboriously, but with determination and joy, inhabited and built by hundreds of people who had rushed in. In 4 days, a study room, a listening desk under construction, a communal kitchen, a cineforum room, and a welcoming space for all those affected by patriarchal violence were already active. 12 people who were inside at the time of the eviction were reported for occupation, some of whom were also hit with the fascist order of the “foglio di via”: an undignified repressive measure in which those affected must leave the city within 48h for 3 years. These same people faced trial, thus incurring heavy legal costs.

This is the message that the comrades sent us:

**FUCKING SUPERINTENDENT YOU’RE NOT OUR MOTHER!

The “foglio di via” is a device of repressive preventive measures put in place by the police to suppress social movements, even before they can become a threat to the oppressors. Created under the Fascist Rocco Code, it restricts the freedom of individuals without the need for a crime committed. In Florence, as elsewhere in Italy, the revival of these measures began a few years ago, especially with the issuance of “fogli di via” to comrades.

After the eviction of the first Magni*fica squat, the police headquarters attempted to give 8 expulsion orders to the feminist comrades inside the squat, restricting the freedom of individuals without the necessity of a crime committed.

In the militarized city of Florence, opening a self-organized women’s home becomes a crime, collective action becomes a moral contest in crime, and not having residence in the city a valid reason to kick you out.

Despite some of these expulsions were not enforced, the police headquarter made an appeal to the State court. We have decided to oppose this appeal, which is gonna be an expensive action, since we will have to go to civil courts and other lawyers in addition to those who already defend us also with much more sympathetic prices. This is why we are doing a benefit campaign.

It will not be a man wearing a uniform to decide where and with whom we should live!

Against all repressive measures, with anger and love!
The comrades of La Magni*fica, queer transfeminist women’s house florence!

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.

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 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.