Benefit Voku for WH7 legal costs

Monday 3rd october 2022, Benefit Voku for WH7 legal costs. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

The anti-authoritarian collective Ajo Negro is cooking at Joe’s Garage. The benefit will go to support WH7 legal costs.
Come to eat delicious vegan food, drink some homebrew kombucha and bring some money WH7 needs 5000€ more!

WH7 REMAINS EMPTY
KRAKEN GAAT DOOR!

more info
https://indymedia.nl/node/52413
https://www.indymedia.nl/node/31388
https://www.indymedia.nl/node/46008
https://www.indymedia.nl/node/46009

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 events for Wijde Heisteeg 7 squatters, support the squatter’s legal defence fund

Monday 19 and 26 September 2022, two benefit events for Wijde Heisteeg 7 squatters, support the squatter’s legal defence fund. Food served from 7pm, no reservation. On monday 19, DJ Daan from Rauwe School.

On the 9th January 2016 a squatting action took place in the center of Amsterdam. WH7 Wijde Heisteeg 7, a 6 story building in a pretty bad shape. This action was done for two reasons, the presentation of the squatting manual and as a living/social space.
The building was chosen for being a famous example of emptiness for speculation. It is owned by P. W. Hagedoorn, A well know speculator from the city who was also involved with the Spinhuis eviction.
The house was previously squatted in 2007 till 2011. Then was evicted to remain empty for five more years till it was squatted again.
The project hosted numerous people as well a social space with a free shop and different activities. It also worked together with the neighbours and Vereniging Vrienden van de Amsterdamse Binnenstad to fight against the owner and his new project. He wanted to make a renovation that was met with opposition of both groups for different reasons.
After almost one year of good times and struggle the court of Amsterdam decided to take the inhabitants to court. As expected this court was just a show where the inhabitants could not win, but pretended to be fair. Less than 16h after the verdict was given in the morning of 23 December the police show up at the house at 7 am and started the eviction. 4 people a dog and a cat where arrested inside the house. They spend some hours/days in a cel complex to be released waiting for a court date.
In November 2017 two of the people arrested got a fine of 500€ and were requested to give their DNA samples. For the other two people the court has ordered prison sentences, one of four and one of six weeks and DNA samples from each.
The son of the owner filed a claim for € 106.110,60 in damages and compensation for lost rent and VAT. the court declared this request inadmissible.
The 2 persons with prison sentence decided to make an appeal to the court decision.
The higher court took place on the 24th June 2021. The judge decided to reduce the sentence. The person with 4 weeks got 1 week on probation. The person with 6 weeks got 3 weeks on probation. For both the probation time was 2 years.

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.

Solidarity Voku for Undocumented Families in Amsterdam. No one is illegal!

Monday 29 August 2022, Solidarity Voku for Undocumented Families in Amsterdam. No one is illegal! Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

There are many undocumented families living in Amsterdam who are not even able to get help from LVV program for undocumented people which already provides not enough security for people who are displaced because of the situations perpetuated by the very same states refuse them to provide basic human rights. We want to support them as much as possible with the benefits from this voku.

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.

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.

Solidarity VoKu for protesting asylum seekers in Tunis

Monday 18 July 2022, Solidarity VoKu for protesting asylum seekers in Tunis. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Since February, a sit-in of more than 200 homeless refugees and asylum seekers in front of UNHCR, protesting the lack of international protection. This while Tunisia is considered a “safe country” for refugees according to the United Nations, being a signatory to the 1951 Geneva Refugee Convention. Yet the absence of a comprehensive asylum law and the lack of bureaucratic procedures implementing international conventions, make asylum requests in Tunisia long and complex. Therefore, access to public services is hard. Regular work is scarce, access to schooling is limited, just like the possibility of receiving free medical care.While Europe is making efforts to resettle Ukrainian refugees, hundreds of people fleeing war and persecution are immobilised in Tunisia just like many of refugees and asylum seekers are blocked in North Africa due to European border externalisation policies! Among them there are families with young children who are in urgent need of schooling and medical care. They are currently manifesting to ask for resettlement to a third country: we support them by spreading their voice to help them be heard! The donations will be used to finance a multimedia project (podcast, video and reportage) to improve the manifestant’s visibility and other related solidarity projects in North Africa.

https://www.meltingpot.org/en/2022/06/tunisia-living-and-dying-in-rue-du-lac-no-dignity-and-no-rights/
https://www.meltingpot.org/en/2022/05/4-mesi-per-strada-214-persone-rifugiate-o-richiedenti-asilo-chiedono-il-ricollocamento-in-un-paese-sicuro/

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.

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.