Benefit for Kasa Marisol, okupa en Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona)

Kasa_Marisol_VilanovaThursday December 15th and 29th 2016, Benefit for Kasa Marisol, okupa en Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona). Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

Mar i Sol is a nice house in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona. On the 1st November 2015, the house was squatted after being empty for more than 10 years. It’s owned by a private owner, who claims that she has no money to do anything with the propety and after the eviction, she only wants to close down the house and do nothing with it.
Since the first day, the new inhabitants have been working on the house and made it livable. It is both a living house and a social center with free-shop, work-shops, benefit dinners, jam sessions…
After 3 months living in the house, they got a letter for a court case.
14th March 2016: Civil court case.
They loose the case and decide to go to the higher court .
26th September 2016: Higher court, the case goes to the «Audiencia Provincial de BCN».
14th November 2016: First verdict: 6 euro per day during 6 months, 1080 euro in total to pay to the owner, plus the judicial cost. The amount is unknown right now.
Kasa Mar i Sol is waiting as well for the date of eviction which might take place soon.
Because we want to help them, we decided to make this Voku Benefit for Mar i Sol!


Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. In July and August, the people’s kitchen is closed on thursday.

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Film & Info Night: ‘SÍ SE PUEDE. Seven Days at PAH Barcelona’ by Comando Video

20150222_Joes_Garage_Film_Info_Night_Si_se_puede_Seven_Days_at_BarcelonaSunday February 22nd 2015, Film & Info Night -‘SÍ SE PUEDE. Seven Days at PAH Barcelona’ by Comando Video (52 minutes, 2014, in Spanish with English Subtitles). Doors open at 8pm. Free admission.

The PAH -The Platform for People Affected by Mortgages– is a citizen’s movement for the right to housing. It emerged in 2009 in Barcelona (Spain) and today has more than 200 nodes across Spain. The PAH offers an alternative outlook on housing policies to the one offered by local and national governments making this social movement a key opponent of their housing policies, which have only impoverished people while continuing to commodify houses.

The documentary ‘SÍ SE PUEDE. Seven days at PAH Barcelona’ is an account of the day to day of Barcelona‘s Platform for People Affected by Mortgages. Following various participants it illustrates what a usual week looks like and its tireless activities. This documentary places cameras at the heart of the PAH to visualize, not only the post-housing bubble drama, but also the huge and often invisible work behind this social movement. It shows the process of transformation and empowerment of those who join its ranks.

We will see the documentary first and our comrades from the PAH Barcelona will give us information. Then there will be a discussion about housing crisis and struggle in Spain and beyond.

PAH Barcelona (Plataforma d’Afectats per la Hipoteca)

Salvador (Puig Antich) (2006)

12 Mar 2008 – 20:00

A profile of anarchist and bank-robber Salvador Puig Antich (Bruehl), whose 1974 execution under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco ushered in a period of unrest that helped Spain transition to democracy.