Radical Sunday School: Care as Political Warfare, a group discussion on activist care

Sunday 18 February 2024, Radical Sunday School: Care as Political Warfare, a group discussion on activist care. From 18:00 till 20:00.

Care is an essential part of the work of activists. Political activity without political community risks becoming just another voice on our busy schedules, causing burnout and getting us further away from the creation of an alternative world, based on solidarity instead than on productivity. However, to know how to care (both for us and for others) is not automatic and discussions on the topic rarely happen beyond our affinity group. What does it mean then to care as a community for the community? What are the boundaries of care? When is an extra text the difference between someone dropping out and someone remaining in the movement? In this class, we discuss together what care in our movements is, the shapes it can take and why it is so central to the creation of a real alternative! […Lees verder]

Radical Sunday School: Mapping Anarchism in China, the Netherlands, and Elsewhere

Sunday 11 February 2024, Radical Sunday School: Mapping Anarchism in China, the Netherlands, and Elsewhere. Earlier than our usual time, not at 18:00 but at 15:30.

In this session, a Chinese organizer/artist will invite participants to make a collective mapping of past and ongoing anarchist practices and events in places that are familiar, in order to find threads of cooperation and possibilities. In addition, they will bring self-published books and zines from his community in Southern China to Radical Sunday School. Through collective learning, the community they are from discovered a forgotten anarchist history in 20th century China, including collaborative actions across borders. These self-published books come from their collective writing based on these stories as well as their own practices. To make the session more convivial, they will invite participants to practice “energy waving collective” together, a game of listening to each other’s body that is modified from Tuishou (Pushing Hands), an internal Chinese martial art practice. […Lees verder]

Radical Sunday School: Learning about the Vrije Bond

Sunday 28 january 2024, Radical Sunday School: Learning about the Vrije Bond, from 18:00 till 20:00.

In this Sunday’s session, we’ll be talking with a comrade from the Vrije Bond (https://www.vrijebond.org/groepen/vrije-bond-amsterdam/) about anarchist federations, the work that VB does for local movements, how they help spread anarchist practices, and how mutual aid is essential to building the kind of world we want! This isn’t a lecture – we want to open a dialogue, so come with questions, with experiences you want to share, and with your proposals for actions we can take together!

From the Vrije Bond website: “De Vrije Bond is a collection of people who strive for a different society. A society without hierarchies, without oppression and exploitation of people and animals and without depletion of the environment. An anarchist society, in which people deal with each other on the basis of equality. The people within the Free Union are in their own way, in their own city, neighborhood, work or action group, bringing such a society closer: through direct actions, organizing or conducting discussions, writing articles or providing information. The Vrije Bond serves as a platform to meet, exchange experiences, develop theory, devise strategies, but also to set up or support activities together.”

The formal education system affects us all. Not only are we forced to attend schools growing up, but academic research shapes our governments, our news, and how we view the world around us. As much as many of us want to believe in the promise of institutional education, the sad fact is that our schools and universities are undemocratic and elitist. They perpetuate inequalities instead of giving people the tools to fight them. This world is fucked.

Here at Radical Sunday School, though, we know that another world is possible. Everyone should be able to direct their own learning, to grow together with their communities, and to live as though they’re already free. There are countless examples of movements already putting these ideas into practice. This collective is trying to follow in their footsteps, organizing to explore new ways of learning based on principles of autonomy, mutual aid, and egalitarianism.

This is not intended to be a course that you would have to follow all the way through. Jump in and out whenever you like. Sessions will be held every Sunday, except for every second Sunday of the month (when Joe’s Garage is having an open assembly)

Radical Sunday School
radicalsundayschool [at] riseup [dot] net
https://radar.squat.net/en/amsterdam/radical-sunday-school
https://radicalsundayschool.noblogs.org/

Radical Sunday School: Threading a Narrative, Storytelling Workshop

Sunday 21 january 2024, Radical Sunday School: Threading a Narrative, Storytelling Workshop, from 18:00 till 20:00.

The formal education system affects us all. Not only are we forced to attend schools growing up, but academic research shapes our governments, our news, and how we view the world around us. As much as many of us want to believe in the promise of institutional education, the sad fact is that our schools and universities are undemocratic and elitist. They perpetuate inequalities instead of giving people the tools to fight them. This world is fucked.

Here at Radical Sunday School, though, we know that another world is possible. Everyone should be able to direct their own learning, to grow together with their communities, and to live as though they’re already free. There are countless examples of movements already putting these ideas into practice. This collective is trying to follow in their footsteps, organizing to explore new ways of learning based on principles of autonomy, mutual aid, and egalitarianism.

This is not intended to be a course that you would have to follow all the way through. Jump in and out whenever you like. Sessions will be held every Sunday, except for every second Sunday of the month (when Joe’s Garage is having an open assembly)

Radical Sunday School
radicalsundayschool [at] riseup [dot] net
https://radar.squat.net/en/amsterdam/radical-sunday-school
https://radicalsundayschool.noblogs.org/

Proxy Cafe, Radar workshop

Wednesday 17 january 2024 from 18:00 to 22:00, Proxy Cafe, Radar workshop.

A workshop to share and learn how to publish events, administrate a group, translate pages, import events further (your mail client, your calendar), get your Radar events displayed on a different website, a wordpress based blog, like https://noblogs.org/ or https://network23.org/ , as a widget or as a page.
If your events are already published on a website, on a wordpress instance, we’ll discuss how to import them in Radar, which wordpress calendar plugins are available, which ones to use or avoid.

https://docs.noblogs.org/en-GB/post/2022/06/27/squat-radar-calendar-inte…
https://network23.org/blog/uncategorized/radar-events-plugin/

Proxy Cafe: 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
Twice a month on wednesday from 18:00 till 22:00 @ Joe’s Garage.
https://squ.at/r/8i60
https://proxycafe.puscii.nl/

Proxy Cafe, DJ workshop with Mixxx on Linux (Part 1)

Wednesday 6 December 2023, Proxy Cafe, DJ workshop with Mixxx on Linux (Part 1), from 18:00 to 22:00. Workshop starts at 20 o’clock.

How to DJ workshop with Mixxx on Linux and not only! Mixxx is a software for virtual DJing, which is free and opensource, available for GNU/Linux, Windows, Macos and Android. We will invite some DJs from Leftover Radio that will show you the program, basic of music mixing and some tricks! Bring your computer and a pair of headphones if you want to do some “hands on” exercises during the evening.
You can expect as always the Proxy Cafe vibes with music, people talking and chilling, hacking, computers fixing and our famous frozen pizzas 🙂
The second part of the workshop will be done in January 2024.

Leftover Radio https://leftover.puscii.nl/
Proxy Cafe, Amsterdam https://squ.at/r/8i60
https://proxycafe.puscii.nl/

Radical Sunday School: Germany, Europe and Anti-Antisemitism, Or: why you are not supposed to criticise Israel

Sunday 3 December 2023, Radical Sunday School: Germany, Europe and Anti-Antisemitism, Or: why you are not supposed to criticise Israel, from 18:00 till 20:00.

Why is it so difficult to criticise Israel in Europe even as the country’s government is conducting genocide? In this session, we are going to look at how Germany in particular, but colonial Europe more generally, require Israel to justify their ideological hegemony. How is the Holocaust and the subsequent founding of Israel, declaration of human rights, etc. used to silence Europe’s (post and neo) colonial responsibility? How can Europe – as it so often does – present itself as the bearer of human rights and dignity as it funds yet another genocide?

Sharing experiences is highly welcome; Islamophobia, Antisemitism, and any other racisms are not.
If you’d like to get involved at RSS, collaborate with us as a collective, or propose a topic for a meeting, mail us at radicalsundayschool [at] proton [dot] me […Lees verder]

Radical Sunday School: How to “teach” like an anarchist

Sunday 19 november 2023, Radical Sunday School: How to “teach” like an anarchist, from 18:00 till 20:00.

None of us grew up in the kinds of liberating, egalitarian classrooms we wish we had. As we run sessions of RSS together, we learn from each other what works and what doesn’t, we question as we walk. Sometimes in the mess of organizing classes, though, we don’t have enough time and space as we’d like to reflect on the process. At this session of Radical Sunday School, we invite everyone interested in radical pedagogy to join us as we look the problem in the eye: how does one do anarchist pedagogy? What’s worked in history? What’s worked in our own practices? What can we do moving forward to make these the kind of classrooms we want?

The formal education system affects us all. Not only are we forced to attend schools growing up, but academic research shapes our governments, our news, and how we view the world around us. As much as many of us want to believe in the promise of institutional education, the sad fact is that our schools and universities are undemocratic and elitist. They perpetuate inequalities instead of giving people the tools to fight them. This world is fucked.

Here at Radical Sunday School, though, we know that another world is possible. Everyone should be able to direct their own learning, to grow together with their communities, and to live as though they’re already free. There are countless examples of movements already putting these ideas into practice. This collective is trying to follow in their footsteps, organizing to explore new ways of learning based on principles of autonomy, mutual aid, and egalitarianism. […Lees verder]