Free West Papua Campaign Infonight/Benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu

Free West Papua Campaign Infonight Benefit

Monday September 30th 2013, Free West Papua Campaign Infonight/Benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

Jeremy Bally is a man on a mission. He is Pedalling for Papua on a Storytelling Biketour accross 7 countries: Canada, U.S.A, Ireland, U.K., the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand (12.000 km). Like the old troubadours, accompanied by his ukelele/hip-hop base songs, he will bring us stories and testimonies of a little know conflict: the occupation and repression in West Papua by the Indonesian government.
Official estimates range from 100,000 to 500,000 West Papuans having died as a result of the Indonesian government’s policies in this illegally annexed region (an ongoing media ban makes this figure impossible to verify). The slow-burning conflict is fueled by one of the highest military to civilian ratios in the world, while legal and illegal logging, mining and fishing uproot one of the world’s most diverse and valuable ecosystems. Profits from resource extraction trickle down in meager amounts to West Papuans, whose home regularly ranks last out of Indonesia’s 33 provinces on markers for development like access to healthcare and education. Poverty is rampant. […Lees verder]

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Campaign Benefit

Demo Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

Monday June 10th 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Campaign Benefit, 19:00 pm.

Mumia got a lot of birthdaycards in april; thanks to all of you.
In Philedelphia,Mexico and France were demonstrations at his birthday and benefits at many places. However the prisonindustrie continues, spreading her dirty wings out over europe (even holland)
Let us write more cards to mumia to show him and the state,which keeps him and many others in prison, that we didn’t forget what’s happening in these ugly buidings. It’s also usefull to write to the american consulat,to demand mumiaas freedom. There is a petition going round to demand mumia’s release,please help him by signing the petition.

to: Mr. Randy W.Berry
Amerikaans Consulaat
Museumplein 19
1071 DJ Amsterdam […Lees verder]

Nobordercamp Rotterdam Benefit

Thursday June 6th 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Info meeting about the No Border Camp in Rotterdam, 19:00 pm.

The Dutch No Border Network organizes a No Border Camp in Rotterdam
August 2 – 10. The organization of a militant week of action, discussion and workshops connects with the tireless actions of migrants in the Netherlands during the past one and a half year. The No Border Camp also connects with the Voices From The Borders project on the North Sea that starts in Rotterdam August 4.
The international No Border Network that we all are part of stands for freedom of movement, is anti-capitalist and grass roots organized. It is the aim of the organizers of this camp to inspire and strengthen the struggle of migrants as well as to take our own responsibility in fighting the system of capitalist population policy and its racism, nationalism, colonialism and exploitation. […Lees verder]

Revolutionary Cells – Defend militant history: Solidarity with Sonja and Christian Info evening with the solidarity group of Sonja and Christian from Germany


Friday April 19th 2013: Revolutionary Cells – Defend militant history: Solidarity with Sonja and Christian Info evening with the solidarity group of Sonja and Christian from Germany. Opening at 7pm with food, info evening from 8pm.

Tonight the solidarity group of Sonja and Christian is visiting Joe’s Garage and will talk about the trial Sonja and Christian are facing right now in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Both are detained in Germany since 2011 after 33 years of exile in France. The German state is taking them to court for several actions the left urban guerilla network Revolutionary Cells has been conducted in 1977 and 1978 in Germany, particularly against German nuclear industry and their support of apartheid South-Africa in developing nuclear weapons and against the ruthless urban renewal that took place in Heidelberg during that time.

Tonight the solidarity group will give insights into the trial that is taking place in Frankfurt and narrate the militant history of Sonja and Christian. We will talk about ways to show solidarity and speak about their current situation: Sonja locked up in prison and Christian released under obligations due to his poor health status. The group will report back from the latest court date that is scheduled for the 9th of April 2013 in Frankfurt. During the evening we will also dive into the militant history of the Revolutionary Cells, their actions and perspectives. […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.

Solidarity assembly for Villa Amalias

Saturday December 29th, 6PM, Joe’s Garage, Pretoriusstraat 43, Amsterdam

On December 20th 2012, riot police raided and evicted Villa Amalias in Athens, an anarchist social center squatted for 23 years. Hundreds of people took down the streets to protest against this escalation. The 8 people arrested inside the building have been released on Monday 24th.
We can discuss further solidarity actions for Villa Amalias and other comrades facing repression in Greece. […Lees verder]

Benefiet for political prisoner 1st of May in Montevideo


Thursday June 14th 2012, 19pm Benefiet Voku for political prisoner in Montevideo (Uruguay).
Anarchistische kameraad in de gevangenis voor confrontaties met stakingsbrekers op de eerste mei. Wat de staat bestraft is niet enkel de actie zelf. Wat bestraft wordt is het niet rustig en zwijgzaam blijven, de weigering het hoofd buigen of de andere kant opkijken, het niet passief blijven in deze wereld van uitbuiting.

Tegelijkertijd fungeert het als een lesje voor iedereen die weigert de levensvoorwaarden die de machtigen en de uitbuiters ons hebben opgelegd te aanvaarden. Het fungeert als een lesje voor ons, die pretenderen te breken met deze manier van leven. Wat ze willen is angst creëren. David is een anarchistische kameraad die al meer dan 15 jaar tussen ons strijdt, vanaf het oude anarcho-punk verzet in zijn tienerjaren, tot de gelederen van het Sindicato Unico del Automovil con Taximetros y Telefonistas (SUATT, Enig Syndicaat voor Taxi en Telefoon) en verschillende anarchistische collectieven. […Lees verder]

Solivoku for juridical support people in foreign detention, 23rd of April

Monday 23th of April, 7pm. Infonight about the foreign detention situation in the Netherlands. Benefits will be used for the Arrest Group as well as for a modest token of thanks for the foreign detention lawyers at the Bohler office (Mrs Ullersma & colleagues). These pro-deo (voluntary) lawyers devote their career to defending those subjected to the human rights violating laws against illegal foreigners.

During food there will be a very short info talk about foreign detention in Holland, and after we will be showing a short docu by Amnesty on the subject. There will be a donation box present, and we will use the donations to support the Arrest Group’s amazing work, as well as buy a modest present as a token of appreciation for the Bohler advocates from those activists they defended in the past and/or will have to defend in the future. (Mrs. Ullersma went out of her way helping the activists who were put in foreign detention after the Scheinheilig demo in july last year, eventually leading to the Raad van State finally judging in favour of the activists in Januari).
So come and have a good time at Joes, inform yourself, and support a good cause all at the same time!