SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina) benefit dinner

Monday April 8th 2019, SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina) benefit dinner. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

SRP’s monthly benefit dinner in Joe’s Garage is part of our fundraising campaign for Jalazone, a project to support building a playground for the children in the camp.
Summer 2017 SRP visited Jalazone camp during a our trip to Palestine. We met with the women’s committee of the camp who work to improve the lives of their children living under occupation. They playgroud project fundraising is a direct request from the Palestinian women in Jalazone camp and we are working towards building concrete solidarity with Jalazone camp.
Come and join us for a delicious meal and see what you can do to further this project. We’ll update you on the latest from the Eurovision boycott campaign and you can sign up for upcoming actions.
Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina: http://srpnederland.nl/

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.

Lipstick Under My Burkha (Alankrita Shrivastava, 2016)

Sunday April 7th 2019, Lipstick Under My Burkha by Alankrita Shrivastava, 2016, 117 minutes. Hindi with English subtitles. Doors open at 20.00, intro and film at 20.30.

An indian black comedy by Alankrita Shrivastava about four small-town Indian women their secret world – their acts of rebellion and their sex lives – and their trying to break free from the conservative society they live in. As a result, the Indian film certification initially banned the film as being too “lady-oriented”

“In a culture where female actors do ‘item songs’ – in which they dance among crowds of ogling men and the camera mindlessly moves up and down their bodies – a small, independent, spirited films like Lipstick Under My Burkha threatens to challenge the status quo.” – Alankrita Shrivastava

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Korrika Amsterdam

Igandea 7 Apirila, Korrika Amsterdam – 15:00 -tik 19:00 -ra
Kaixo Korrika lagunak!

Badakizuenez, Korrika Euskal Herri osoan zehar egiten den euskararen aldeko ekimen erraldoia da. Euskararen aldeko kontzientzia suspertzea eta euskaltegien eguneroko lana indartzeko dirua biltzea ditu helburu. 2019ko apirilaren 4an hasita, 11 egunez eta gelditu gabe, Korrikak Euskal Herria zeharkatuko du 21. aldiz. http://www.korrika.eus/en/
Aurten, lehenego aldiz, Amsterdamera ere iritsiko da Korrika! Apirilaren 7an igandean 13etan elkartu eta Herbeheretako hiriburuko kaleak zeharkatuko ditugu euskararen alde. Dam-en hasiko da lasterketa eta Oosterpark-eraino iritsiko gera. 4 kilometro besterik ez dira eta denak batera jutearren erritmoa oso lasaia izango da, beraz ez izan beldurrik eta animatu zaitezte!
Ondoren, 15ak aldera, Joe´s Garagera hurbilduko gera ekitaldiarekin jarraitzeko. Bertan Holandan bizi izan ditugun bizipenak eta esperientziak partekatu, lehiaketatxoren bat egin (irrintzi lehiaketa, mus txapelketa etab.) eta euskal kantak dantzatu eta abestuko ditugu.
Bi aste besterik ez dira falta! Bazatoz?

Tipi tapa tipi tapa KORRIKA!
korrikaamsterdam [at] gmail [dot] com

Sunday April 7th 2019, Korrika Amsterdam, from 15:00 till 19:00.

Hi Korrika friends! KORRIKA is an important event hold in the Basque Country that aims to boost awareness of the Basque language and raise funds to support “Euskaltegi´s” (schools where Euskera is taught). It is a non-stop run that crosses the whole Basque Country in 11 days. http://www.korrika.eus/en/
And this year Korrika will come to Amsterdam for the first time! We will meet and run through the streets of the capital of the Netherlands, as our friends will do in the Basque Country. The run will take place on Sunday, 7th of April and it will start at 13:00 in Dam Square. It will not be more than 4km long and the pace will be really slow so that we can go all as a group. Therefore, you don’t need to be super athletic to join!
As we said, we will start in Dam and end up in Oosterpark… but this is not finished! After the run, we will meet at Joe´s Garage (https://joesgarage.nl/), where we will continue the community reunion, sharing our basque experiences in the Netherlands, playing a PubQuiz and hopefully singing Basque songs and dances all together!
Come and join us, we hope to see you there! contact: korrikaamsterdam [at] gmail [dot] com

De Nieuwe Meent benefit voku

Thursday April 4th 2019, De Nieuwe Meent benefit voku, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm, no reservation.

You’re invited to the very first benefit event for De Nieuwe Meent —according to our calculations, if we make ten thousand more benefit events we can raise enough money to finance the co-housing project! (don’t worry, we have a better financial plan.)
What better place than Joe’s Garage to start, where Soweto’s NieuwLand also originated? Come enjoy a delicious vegan meal The proceeds will go to cover the initial legal costs of the dNM cooperative.

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.

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.

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Black and White in Colour (Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1976)

Sunday March 31st 2019, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Black and White in Colour / La Victoire en chantant, Noirs et Blancs en couleur, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1976, 92 minutes. In French with English subtitles. Doors open at 20.00, Jeffrey’s intro and film start at 20.30

When I was attending university during the protest-fueled 1970s, this was one of the most popular films screened on campuses. It captured the spirit of the time, when people understood colonialism and the anti-war demonstrations were blazing. This film is set during 1915 and is a biting look at both colonialism and war, but one with a wicked sense of humor. Just the title of the film already shows a playful satirical wit. This was the first film by Jean-Jacques Annaud, who later went on to make The Lover and Name of the Rose.

This flick centers on two European outposts in central Africa, one French and one German. The French soldiers are pretty lazy and mostly concerned about food and sex, and are just waiting for retirement… while the Germans are more interested in regulations and disciplining their black servants (slaves) to march correctly. Communication is slow at such an outpost (no internet back then), it only comes in newspapers sent from Europe that arrive six months late. From such a newspaper the French discover something that the Germans don’t know yet – their two countries have been at war since August of 1914! The French decide they have to do something about this, take action first and defend their country. What unfolds is a devastating satire about imperialism and the tragic results of World War One.

Filmed on location on the Ivory Coast, it is based on Annaud’s own experiences while working in Cameroun as part of his French national service. While he was there he read a history book of the country, and about the great battle of Mora when Europeans caused African tribes to war with their own neighbors. In the last 30 years this film has almost completely vanished, which is pretty shameless… especially since this movie won the academy award for best foreign film in 1976.

And just to be clear: up to today only one film from sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) has ever won an Academy Award for best foreign-language movie, and it was this one, a French production flying under the flag of the Ivory Coast. This pretty much shows how racism is alive as ever, and is still kicking. So I think it is about time we dust this flick off and throw it on the big screen again after decades of absence. It remains totally relevant today, since it seems our mentality about imperialism, racism and war haven’t improved even a bit.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

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

Libertarias (Vicente Aranda, 1996)

Sunday March 24th 2019, Libertarias (Vicente Aranda, 1996), 131 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles. Doors open at 20.00, film at 20.30.

Spain, 19 July 1936. The revolution has begun in a city near Barcelona. María, an innocent young nun, flees her convent when revolutionaries invade the area and finds refuge in a brothel. Here she meets a group of “Libertarias,” anarchist militia women who are fighting not only Franco, but also the conservative attitudes toward women that prevail as well in the revolutionary ranks. The group is led by hard-liner Pilar, whose seconds-in-command are the clairvoyent Floren and the big-hearted prostitute Concha. Pilar quickly feels a strange fascination for this young nun whose father is a fascist. On their way to the front, the group runs into a defrocked priest who joins up with them and falls in love with María. There are three main locations: the vicinity of Barcelona, the trenches, and Saragossa. Aranda describes the daily existence of these anarchist freedom fighters, not without a touch of humor, as in the scene when Floren does an imitation of Linda Blair in The Exorcist. When the protagonists arrive in Saragossa, the streets are strewn with bodies and weeping women. María catches her first glimpse of the face of war and her sympathies, despite her background, go out to the freedom fighters. The defrocked priest arrive with the strange news that the anarchist leader Durutti has forbidden women to go to the front: the militarisation of politics has won out over utopian ideals.
Libertarias is an epic of sorts that mixes documentary, tragedy, romance, comedy, objectivity and introspection in order to dramatize not only a war for freedom, but also a more underground struggle, the war between the sexes.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] lists [dot] squat [dot] net