The ethics of political solidarity – benefit night in the anarchist library

manifestacion-caso-scalaOn January 15, 1978 during a general strike in Barcelona, Spain, a building arson to Scala (event venue) resulted in the deaths of four people (members of CNT). Five teenagers (also members of CNT) served 5 months to 17 years in prison for the arson. The consequences of this incident was the low popularity and mass distrust of CNT. An additional result was the premature conclusion of the wave of protests against the government financing trade unions and thus making them dependent to the government.

On May 5, 2010, the first major general strike since the beginning of the crisis against austerity measures took place in Greece and it was marked by the tragic death of three bank employees in Athens who were trapped by their manager in a burning building. Thodoris Sipsas, a comrade in Greece, is accused for murdering those three people with photos, videos and testimonies clearly showing he wasn’t even close to the scene of the attack. His trial is to take place in December 2014.

Terms such as “collateral damage” or “unfortunate incidents” can never justify the deaths of people. However, we cannot remain silent while it is those who fight against State and Capital that are being portrayed as the greatest threat to society by the mass media in their attempt to discredit all social resistance. (meer…)

200 jaar Bakoenin met Dick Gevers

i200Zaterdag 15 november
Open: 19.30 / Aanvang 20.00
Teatro Munganga (zelfde complex als de Binnenpret)
Schinkelhavenstraat 27
Amsterdam

Ter gelegenheid van de tweehonderdste verjaardag eerder dit jaar van de Russische anarchist Michael Bakoenin zal Dick Gevers spreken over het leven en de ideeën van deze belangrijke denker uit de geschiedenis van het anarchisme. (meer…)

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Amsterdam: Spandoeken-actie voor vrijplaats De Vloek.

Onze kameraden uit Den Haag roepen iedereen op die zich solidair voelt met vrijplaats De Vloek een spandoek op te hangen aan hun gevel. De Vloek werd 12 jaar geleden gekraakt en wordt nu met ontruiming bedreigt. De internationale spandoeken- en solidariteitsactie vindt plaats op maandag 13 oktober.

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In Amsterdam gaan we daarom donderdag 9 oktober spandoeken schilderen in de Vondelbunker. Doek, verf en kwasten zijn aanwezig. De afbeelding wordt op het doek geprojecteerd met een beamer en kan overgetrokken worden, maar je mag natuurlijk ook zelf creatief zijn. Het enige dat je hoeft mee te nemen is dus jezelf, al is alle materiaal welkom. Deuren gaan open om 18 uur en sluiten rond 22 uur. Kom dus langs, maak een spandoek en hang het maandag de 13e aan je gevel.

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Interference Fest 15-17 Augustus

 

Waar: Binnenpret, 1e Schinkelstraat 14-16, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wanneer: 15/08/2014 – 12:00 t/m 17/08/2014 – 19:00

 

Interference is a gathering of people, perspectives, theories, and actions that share a critical approach to society and technology. The event comes as a response to the lack of a common ground for confrontation and discussion over themes like hacking, technology, art, and politics that could break out of the existing containers and roles for such concepts and practices.

During the day, expect a wide range of talks, workshops, installations and discussions on topics like hacktivism, human-machine interfacing, cybernetics, liquid surveillance, artistic interventions, cryptocoins, anti-capitalism, and many others.

 

When night falls, OCCII will transform into a cyberpunk (dys/u)topia, filled with volatile soundscapes, DIY audio synthesis, algorithmic beats, noise, glitches, and experimental performances.

 

More information on https://interference.io

 

Zaterdag 23 augustus: On Prisoner Resistance and Anti-Prison Struggles in Canada

Saturday 23th of august
at 20:00  in the Anarchist Library/Bollox
Address: Eerste Schinkelstraat 14-16,  Amsterdam.

A comrade from Canainfoavond_canada_prisoner_struggle_kleinda will visit Amsterdam and she will do a short talk:

A Brief History of Prisoner Resistance and Anti-Prison Struggles in Canada.

This presentation will explain the Canadian prison system and how it works as well as talk about prisoner resistance since the 1960s and anti-prison struggles on the outside.
After the talk, there is a solidarity bar for Amelie, Carlos and Fallon. They are anarchists in Mexican prison and are in big trouble, more information will be provided on the evening.

This little meeting is our modest contribution to the
Week for Anarchist Prisoners – August 23-30, 2014

The talk and discusion will be in English.
Dutch website: www.weekvansolidariteit.wordpress.com

Book presentation: ‘Translating Anarchy: The anarchism of Occupy Wall Street’

Occupy-posterBook presentation: ‘Translating Anarchy: The anarchism of Occupy Wall Street’ van Mark Bray

Friday, August 1 2014, 17:30
Het Fort van Sjakoo, Jodenbreestraat 24, 1012 NK Amsterdam

Mark Bray is a historian and an active member of the American anarcho-syndicalist union the IWW. He was involved with the Washington Occupy Wall Street (OWS) chapter. In his book ‘Translating Anarchy’, a bundling of 200 interviews with OWS activists, he shows how a relatively small number of Occupy activists in Washington could turn the Occupy-movement there in a more radical and anti-capitalist direction without loosing support from fellow participants.

Het Fort van Sjakoo in-cooperation with
Vrije Bond & Anarchistische Groep Amsterdam

http://www.sjakoo.nl

http://www.vrijebond.org/

http://www.agamsterdam.org/

Boekpresentatie: ‘Translating Anarchy: The anarchism of Occupy Wall Street’’

Vrijdag 1 augustus 2014, 17.30 uur

Het Fort van Sjakoo, Jodenbreestraat 24, 1012 NK Amsterdam

Mark Bray was een Occupy Wall street (OWS) activist en is actief lid van de Amerikaanse anarcho-syndicalistische vakbond IWW en historicus. In zijn boek vertelt hij aan de hand van interviews met 200 OWS-activisten hoe een beperkte groep de Occupy-protesten in Washington een radicale draai kon geven richting een antikapitalistische beweging en veel mensen met zich meekreeg. Het Fort van Sjakoo i.s.m. Vrije Bond & Anarchistische Groep Amsterdam Jodenbreestraat 24 1012 NK Amsterdam http://www.sjakoo.nl http://www.vrijebond.org/ http://www.agamsterdam.org/

Benefit Bar in solidarity with Thodoris Sipsas

sipsasIn the past few years, the Greek state has become a state of emergency that aims to repress those who resist policies of increasing austerity and social segregation. Police raids, investigations and the host of false charges constitute an endless witch-hunt that targets anarchists and anti-authoritarians in particular.

On May 5, 2010, the first major general strike since the beginning of the crisis against austerity measures took place in Greece and it was marked by the tragic death of three bank employees in Athens who were trapped by their manager in a burning building. (meer…)

Bieb op Koningsdag: JA!

Beuh koningsdag. Volksfeest en vlooienmarkt is prachtig, maar het thema staat ons (zacht gezegd) niet zo aan. Ben je zaterdag ook moe van oranje mutsen en rood wit blauwe vaandels, stap dan in je suzuki swift en kom naar de AGA bieb, safe haven van rust op dit chaotisch dagje. Bovendien hebben we goede boeken en tostis.
Tot morgen > zaterdag 26 april 14-18

Yuk kingsdag. Peoples parties and fleemarket is great, but the thema kind of repulses us. Are you tired saturday of orange hats and red white and blue flags, step in your suzuki swift and race towards the AGA libraby (bieb), safe haven of peace and quiet on this chaotic day. Besides that we have good books and tostis
See u tomorrow > sat 26 april 14-18

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Film Festival: Gentrification

8960748‘Gentrification’ is the term used to describe the arrival of wealthier people in a neighborhood, the related increase in rents and property values and the inevitable change in the culture and character of a neighborhood that comes with it.

With mounting rent prices, a decrease in social housing and a rise in police intimidation, lower-income residents are forced out of the neighborhood. This global phenomenon is visible in various stages in different area’s of Amsterdam such as; De Pijp, De Baarsjes and Amsterdam Noord.

On May 3rd, we’ll be organizing a small film festival at the Bollox, on the topic of gentrification. To come to a better understanding of the process and to talk about strategies to counter it’s destructive consequences. (meer…)