21-10-2018: Introduction to anarchism – a talk at The Barricade, Utrecht

Anarchism at the Barricade
An introductory talk about basic anarchist ideas and concepts.

Anarchism can mean all kinds of things to all kinds of people. But what does it mean to anarchists themselves?
What are the basic ideas that most, if not all, anarchists hold in common? What is it that anarchists object to in present society, what is so wrong with it?
What kind of society do anarchists aim for? And how do anarchists think we can go from here to there, from present society to freedom for all?

In this Barricade meeting, Peter Storm, anarchist writer, musician and activist, will try to introduce basic anarchist concepts, ideas, goals and methods.

He will talk for quite a while, after which there is time for questions, discussion and meet’n’greet.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/2131707910195564/ Please help spread the call-out.

10-11-2018: Anarchist Bookfair Amsterdam

The Anarchist Bookfair continues for a second edition! After a great success last year at the anniversary of the Anarchist Library Bollox, we will continue spreading books, zines, clothes, buttons, publishers, distros, workshops, films, talks, vegan food and an evening program filled with live music.

We are doing this to build and anarchist movement that can resist the violence of capital and the state. In a time of growing right-wing sentiment it is important to focus on building anarchist infrastructures for an autonomous and militant movement. Anarchist book fairs are an important part of this. They are the perfect place to meet new people and discuss new ideas, to exchange new texts, action and propaganda materials.

This year the bookfair will take place at the Dokhuis, plantage doklaan 8, 1018CM Amsterdam. We will start at 12:00 and continue through dinner and into the evening. There will be a vegan dinner and evening program.

Source: https://anarchistbookfairamsterdam.blackblogs.org/en/2018/06/20/anarchist-bookfair-amsterdam-2018/

See also the Facebook-event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1015088128666604/

Aurtonomen Brabant will be present with a distro! If you want to help, and/or want to travel to the Bookfair together, feel free to get in touch, through e-mail: info@autonomenbrabant.nl, or social media.

NO ONE IS ILLEGAL: Demonstration 3 November The Hague

3-11-2018 Nationwide demonstration: No one is illegal. Down with fortress Europe. Freedom of movement for all.

On Saturday the 3rd of November Anti-Fascist Action (AFA) will organise a nationwide demonstration in the Hague under the motto: ‘No one is illegal. Down with fortress Europe. Freedom of movement for all.’ Europe has closed its borders to refugees and migrants. That is why we want to make a clear statement with as many people as possible against fortress Europe and its migration policies.

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Amsterdam. 28 September: March for Education 2.0!

There are still cutbacks, different studies are still being combined, and the workload among teachers is too high. Room for choice disappears, lecturers are being fired, and the representative advisory bodies can’t do anything about it.

Some time ago Rutte III decided to push through yet another round of cuts. Recently the Ministry of Education even announced an increase of the interest rate on student loans.

Let it be known to our regents in The Hague: lecturers and students will not stand for this any longer!

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Crimethinc talks: Amsterdam 13 September, Utrecht 16 September (updated)

Info meetings:

*CrimethInc. at the Barricade – Anarchist resistance in the Trump era

Sunday, 16 September, 15.00 hour, ACU, Voorstraat 71, Utrecht.

See https://www.facebook.com/events/693137037715147

 

*CrimethInc. talk at the Fort van Sjakoo

Thursday, 13 September, 20.00 hour, Fort van Sjakoo, Jodenbreestraat 24, Amsterdam

See https://www.facebook.com/events/1483628818403570/

Free entrance, donations welcome

How did Trump come to power, and what does his rise tell us about this era? What strategies are anarchists in the USA using to counter the rise of grassroots nationalism?

Framing the Trump presidency in a global context, we will discuss the new conditions for social struggle and explore the approaches to
self-organization and self-defense that anarchists have employed in the United States since the end of 2016.

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Demonstration Katwijk, 29 September: Refugee children have rights too!

Lately there has been much to do about Trump’s policies regarding refugee children, that separates children from their parents and puts them into prison. This policy is outrageous. But refugee children in the Netherlands get treated heartless and cruel by the authorities too. And like in the United States, this is a deliberate policy. To draw attention to the situation of refugee children,Geen Kind aan de Kant (No Child on the Side) organizes a demonstration in Katwijk on the 29th of September. Katwijk hiousesone of the so-called ‘family locations’ (see below).

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10 August, Amsterdam – Demonstration against EU refugees policy

Taken from https://www.facebook.com/events/291847764891795/

Seebrucke/Seabridge – Demonstration against EU refugees policy

On a near daily basis, people are drowning in the Mediterranean.
Although the amount of people attempting to gain entry to Europe via this route has dropped significantly, the number of deaths actually increases due to the European Union turning its back on these refugees and immigrants. In the meanwhile, multiple vessels from NGOs with a voluntary crew of doctors, nurses, and rescue workers are stranded in Malta. European governments are preventing them from saving human lives.
We cannot accept this situation and have therefore set up the Seebrücke / Seabridge movement. We are a broad movement of citizens who are committed to ensuring that rescue actions by civilians at sea remain unpunished. We call on the European Union to establish a rescue program for boat refugees, and to ensure that safe and legal refugee routes to Europe are possible.

Join us and let yourself be heard!

When: Friday August, 10th, 17:00
Where: Dam Square, Amsterdam

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Flyer for demonstration against slaughterhouses

Autonomen Brabant has made a flyer for the demonstration against slaughterhouses, that will take place on the 16th of June. The flyer is both in English and in Dutch.

A PDF of the English-language version can be found here: Close down the slaughterhouses, smash capitalism (PDF ENG)

The English-language text itself can be read here:

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March for Education, Amsterdam, 8 June

There are still cutbacks, different studies are still being combined, and the workload among teachers is too high. Room for choice disappears, lecturers are being fired, and the representative advisory bodies can’t do anything about it.

We want a university where students and teachers have something to say about their own education, where classes are not taught by overworked teachers to forty rushed students, where specialization is not a term of abuse, and where we are not driven by financial return but by curiosity!

We are going to demonstrate on the 8th of June. We will depart from the Oudemanhuispoort (the square in front of BG2) in Amsterdam at 15:00.

Join in, come here, don’t let your study disappear!