Benefit for legal fund

Monday October 7th 2019, Benefit for legal fund. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

We are a cooking group that cooks for supporting squatters resistance. This year a lot of old and new squats got evicted in the city of Amsterdam. At this moment people need to move often and can not stay long in one place. The squatters try to avoid losing there place by starting a court case against the eviction. We want to help squatters by cooking for the legal support. We are a group of people in the city cooking vegan food , trying to uphold a zero waste policy.

Joe’s Garage is always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, mail us and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Info Night on the New Squatting Law

Wet of Geen Wet
Kranken gaat door!
Oppose the Proposal – Info Night on the New Squatting Amendment

Come to Joe’s Garage on 23rd September to eat a vegan meal and learn about the new squatting law and how it will affect squatting in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

As you might have heard, some bastards politicians are scheming to change the squatting law, allowing them to pursue criminal eviction within 3 days by changing the legal procedures. This new law is called the Wet Handhaving Kraakverbod.

This is yet another attempt to protect the interests of rich and corrupt property owners at the expense of those fighting for fair housing rights for all. The law further criminalises squatters and making it more difficult for them to defend themselves in a court of law.

In 2010, the state tried to completely eradicate squatting by making it illegal. Now, a decade later, they still have to come up with pathetic ways to make our lives more difficult, because we are still here!
We did not let them win back then, we will show them we still won’t give up now!
Wet of geen wet..

Stay informed! Follow updates on this law proposal (and get united to resist it):

Check the following websites for more information:

www.internetconsultatie.nl/kraakverbod

Benefit Voku for Augustinus Church legal costs

Monday July 8th 2019, Benefit Voku for Augustinus Church legal costs, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Join us for the delicous food of the Augustinus Church kitchen to support the evicted squatters to pay their courts costs. Since the eviction on May 1st the group has been left with a bill of 2000 euros. The Sint Augustinuskerk on Nieuwendammerdijk 227 was originally squatted on 16 february 2019. Fuck The System. Bring hunger, humor and instruments, leave your cops and judges at home!

Joe’s Garage is 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] lists [dot] squat [dot] net net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Book presentation JaKra! #1 (Squatting Yearbook 2018)

Thursday June 6th 2019, Book presentation JaKra! #1 (Squatting Yearbook 2018), Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. After the food, book presentation, questions/discussion.

This annual bilingual book project aims to create more intercity involvement and solidarity between squatters and housing activists in Holland and beyond.
JaKra! is initiated by KSU Den Haag (The Hague Squatting Info Centre). In this book project we would like to look back on a number of developments and events in the past year, together with squatters and housing activists in different places. By sharing some of our successes and setbacks on an annual basis, we hope to contribute to creating more involvement and solidarity between activists from all over. In the book you’ll also find background articles and helpful info concerning squatting and housing struggles.
For more info: http://jakra.nl/

Benefit Voku for Augustinus Church legal costs

Thursday May 23rd 2019, Benefit Voku for Augustinus Church legal costs, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Join us this Thursday for the voku of the Augustinus Church in Joe’s Garage. There will be an open jam session after the food.
The Augustinus Church on Nieuwendammerdijk 227 was squatted from february 16 until 1 of may this year. During this time the doors were opened to the public and weekly vokus were organised. Since the eviction for emptiness the group must pay the court costs, so come along to enjoy delicous food and help support us with this benefit.

Joe’s Garage is 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] lists [dot] squat [dot] net net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Benefit for the Jaarboek Kraken 2018

Monday April 1st 2019, Benefit for the Jaarboek Kraken 2018, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm, no reservation

Soon to be printed, soon in your hands, the Jaarboek Kraken 2018 is aiming to present squatting in the Netherlands. To be published both in English and Dutch, this jaarboek will be an inspiring source of information reporting about the many squat groups, projects who were active even for short. Squats are getting evicted, new ones are opening. Squatters are occupying all sort of buildings, houses, industrial waste land everywhere, not only in big cities. Squats get transformed into public, working and living spaces. Squatters have worked on infrastructures to communicate internally and towards the public. A meeting place, a squatting assistance, a people’s kitchen, a concert space, an infoshop, a cinema, squats are creating opportunities to socialize, to gather and discuss the future.
The Jaarboek Kraken 2018 needs your financial support. The more money collected, the more impact this publication will have. KRAKEN GAAT DOOR!

Joe’s Garage is 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] lists [dot] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Uitzicht benefit voku

Monday March 25th 2019, Uitzicht benefit voku. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm, no reservation.

Uitzicht is a recently squatted artistic house in Amsterdam-North. Currently the project is build up and to raise funds we will serve delicious food at the Joe’s Garage 25th of march. You are also welcome to get some information about the project and share ideas.
http://uitzicht.amsterdam/
https://radar.squat.net/en/amsterdam/uitzicht

Persbericht, februari 2019 – UITZICHT is het nieuwste project van de neo-provo’s, een collectief jonge Amsterdamse kunstenaars. Een leegstaand gebouw bij de halte van de Distelwegveer, een unieke lokatie met uitzicht op onze stad, zal de komende tijd worden omgetoverd tot Amsterdams nieuwste levende kunstwerk. Waar de binnenkant de functie van artiest-residentie en expositieruimte krijgt, zal de buitenkant worden opgeknapt en aangekleed tot een fijn stuk openbaar Amsterdam voor bezoekers, passanten en passagiers van de pont…. http://uitzicht.amsterdam/?p=1

Benefiet eten voor de proceskosten in de ontruimingszaak Fort Velsen

Thursday March 21st 2019, Benefiet eten voor de proceskosten in de ontruimingszaak Fort Velsen Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm, no reservation.

Op 13 januari 2019 werd Fort Velsen te Beverwijk samen met het omliggend terrein gekraakt, nadat het jarenlang niet gebruikt werd, deels gesloopt en zo’n 40 jaar achter slot en grendel stond te verpauperen.

Fort Velsen (1899) maakt onderdeel uit van de Stelling van Amsterdam, de verdedigingsring van forten, dijken, sluizen en inductiegebieden rond Amsterdam uit de periode 1880-1914 (Waterlinie) dat om zijn unieke historische waarde de status van Rijksmonument en UNESCO werelderfgoed kent.
De reeds langer overleden eigenaar, dhr. Kruk, gespecialiseerd in het slopen van bunkers, liet een groot deel van het fort al in de jaren 80 slopen, wat eigenlijk de aanleiding is geweest voor de oprichting en verder behoud van de gehele Stelling van Amsterdam. Hij zag het als een investeringsproject waarin hij zware industrie wilde vestigen. Ook de erven Kruk volgden deze speculatielijn en deden niks aan conservering, weigerden al die jaren toegang en dialoog en zette het terrein uiteindelijk in 2018 te koop en voor het absorbitante bedrag van 7,6 miljoen.

De krakers wilden het fort, dat nog een bijzonder kanon bevat, weer openstellen voor publiek en het omliggende terrein gebruiken voor bewoning en creatieve werkplekken en sociaalculturele activiteiten.
Na de achtergelaten ravage grondig te hebben opgeruimd organiseerden ze een open dag voor geinteresseerden, die druk bezocht werd. Vanuit allerlei hoeken werd positief gereageerd op de kraak en mogelijke gebruik, conservering en openstelling van het fort in de toekomst.

Ondanks de vele positieve reacties, is het Openbaar Ministerie vrijwel direct een rechtzaak gestart omdat kraken bij wet is verboden. Hoewel aantoonbaar was dat de eigenaren het fort jarenlang hebben verwaarloosd, het terrein niet gebruikten en het zeer onwaarschijnlijk is dat er kopers gevonden worden voor de hoge vraagprijs, werd het tegendeel dat door de advocaat van de eigenaar (getuige in de zaak) slechts bij monde werd gesuggereerd, door de rechter geloofd. Eind februari is het terrein hierop ontruimd – er zit nu tijdelijk antikraak in en is weer dicht voor publiek.

Vanavond gaan de donaties voor het eten naar de proceskosten van dit fort die de krakers nog gedeeltelijk hebben open staan.

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] lists [dot] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.