Solidarity Voku for Belarusian Political Prisoners

Thursday 11 April 2024, Solidarity Voku for Belarusian Political Prisoners. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Join our vegan Voku diner in solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners. Currently, 1595 people are imprisoned following mass resistance to illegitimate elections of 2020. Although we cannot directly contact political prisoners, we can still support them financially. The donations will go towards (food) parcels, legal fees, newspaper and magazine subscriptions, etc. As the situation in Belarus is not improving, the least we can do is continue to support those serving time for resisting the repression. […Lees verder]

Voku for Amsterdam BANGS Theatre and Performance Festival

Monday 8 April 2024, Voku for Amsterdam BANGS Theatre and Performance Festival. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Politicians are selfish comedians constantly fooling us

But we the people are much better clowns !
Climb off the stage, flood the streets!

Amsterdam BANGS is a politically charged joyride taking place all over Amsterdam in September 15th-21st. Get ready for a BANGING theatre and performance festival, organised by anarchists, artists, and activists, to take over not just traditional venues, not just the squats, not just the streets, not just your local Albert Heijn, not just your ING help desk but even your own home. BANGS is non-hierarchically and self-organised, anyone can propose their show, workshop, or performance, so long as it’s non-commercial and BANGING. We wish for BANGS to invite new breath for political movements standing for alternative/radical social and ecological justice struggles (queer-trans-feminist, anarchist, squatting movement, anti-fascist, anti-colonial, anti-racist, anti-capitalist….), as well as opening up Amsterdam to any kind of (experimental and radical) performative arts, taking place freely and collaboratively all around the city. The city is ours! Put on your most flamboyant fashions, clown couture, and celebrate the spells of wicked witchcraft in this time of carnival!


Beware: Deviance At Play!

The VoKu will support the website we’re developing, as well as promotional materials. Come eat and get served by Bubble GUm gurl_boi and get another slice of hitband one hit wonders of the future The Crying Cyborgs, maybe moooore! […Lees verder]

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Ogro (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1979)

Sunday 7 April 2024, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Ogro * 1979 * Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo * 111 minutes * In Italian with English subtitles * free screening * doors open at 8pm * intro & film start at 8.30

Directed by the legendary Gillo Pontecorvo (Battle of Algiers) this film focuses on the Basque struggle in the last years of the Franco dictatorship in Spain. As always with the films of Pontecorvo, the film methodically follows an oppressed community and their attempts to push back against power.

This film unfolds the background of a real life event that happened in 1973. A group of committed Basque ETA freedom-fighters decide to assassinate a fascist military leader named Luis Carrero Blanco, who was Franco’s strongest supporter. Director Gillo Pontecorvo is sympathetic to the Basque cause, and paints a vivid picture of their oppression. They are not seen as unreasonable bloodthirsty murderers, but as radical humanists.

Although it precisely documents the actual preparations that lead to the assassination, it also raises questions about how one achieves social change: by radical violence or by patient determination? For example, although it was an outright murder, many people felt that Blanco’s assassination led to the fall of the dictatorship in 1975. This movie was made less than five years after the actual event, and doesn’t take a firm position on either side, it just raises all these questions.

It stars the always wonderful Gian Maria Volonté, along with Ángela Molina (Buñuel’s This Obscure Object of Desire), and Eusebio Poncela (Almodóvar’s The Law of Desire)… and an original music score by Ennio Morricone.

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

Radical Sunday School: Against morality. Why I don’t fight for freedom, justice and equality… and why you shouldn’t either!

Sunday 7 April 2024, Radical Sunday School: Against morality. Why I don’t fight for freedom, justice and equality… and why you shouldn’t either! From 18:00 till 20:00.
This Sunday we are going to look at morality from an anarchist perspective. What is “good” or “bad”? And is it holding us back? Together we’ll look at the history of morality and explore some alternatives. Do you still have some internalised hierarchy? Come talk about it! […Lees verder]

Aman molli concert with Primi Secondi

Saturday 6 April 2024, Aman molli concert with Primi Secondi. The doors will open at 8pm, and music will start at 9 pm. Donations welcome.

Primi Segonti are an ensemble of immigrants and students located in South Holland. Inspired by the similarities of Rotterdam with the maritime and multicultural background of early 20th century Piraeus, they are playing inter-war Rebetiko and post-war Urban Folk to ease the nostalgia of their “home”. Athena Koumela (Guitar, vocals), Vangelis Christantonis (Baglama, vocals), Kostas Patsis (Bouzouki, vocals), Orestis Strymponis (Bouzouki, vocals), Chris Toitos (Bouzouki), Yvonni Melissa (Violin, vocals). Artwork by Athena Koumela. […Lees verder]

Benefit Voku for L’Auberge des Migrants, Calais

Thursday 4 April 2024, Benefit Voku for L’Auberge des Migrants, Calais. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

We are a crew of former members of “Foodbank Maastricht”, where food is regularly rescued from being thrown away, redistributed, and transformed into vegan three-course meals. Foodbank saves hundreds of kilos of food weekly and feeds hundreds in Maastricht.
On this Thursday, we are cooking a wonderful three-course vegan meal from rescued ingredients in Joe’s Garage, raising money for “L’Auberge des Migrants” in Calais, northern France. “L’Auberge des Migrants” is a network of employees and volunteers that provides support for people in exile on the France-UK border. Since 2008, they have been active in the region, providing direct material aid, support and advocacy to everyone who needs it.
In one of their main projects called “Woodyard”, volunteers distribute up to 10 tons of wood a week to people in camps, meeting essential winter needs. Their main focus lies on working in solidarity and questioning the dynamics of oppression and humanitarian governance, offering autonomy to volunteers to better respond to the difficulties of living conditions on the border. Through their actions, “L’Auberge des Migrants” fights to promote a dignified, unconditional and appropriate hospitality for all. […Lees verder]

April 2024 at Joe’s Garage

SkRrRew the Smalltalk VOKU 4 No Border Kitchen Lesvos by ZZW Rafelrand

Thursday 28 March 2024, SkRrRew the Smalltalk VOKU 4 No Border Kitchen Lesvos by ZZW Rafelrand. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

This aim of this evening is to eat together, and do activities that throw any necessities for small talk out of the window, to help you connect with strangers you’d otherwise be too shy to talk to. Together we draw, play, listen to music and have debates. With your donations, we try to build structures of solidarity, near and far. This time we are raising money for No Border Kitchen Lesvos, a self-organized collective that supports people stuck at the border.

Your chickens and nightingales from ZZW Rafelrand
Find ZZW Rafelrand events on Radar […Lees verder]