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BILIN MY LOVE

The Operating Theatre presents:

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BILIN MY LOVE

Palestine, 2006
Hebrew/English/Arabic with English subtitles
director Shai Carmeli Pollak

A new documentary about Palestinian struggle to mantain their land and demand their freedom. With an opportunity for discussion with the director and other activists from the film.

Hacker Bar

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*strictly* nerds only.

every monday and thursday
23 – 01

Practical C Programming Workshop

The SplusD Lab is proud to announce a ‘Practical C Programming Workshop’

duration: 3 months

number of lesson: 24
starting: 5th February

monday – thursday h 21 – 23
door open at 20:30

reference text: Kernighan Ritchie “The C Programming Language?
damage: 60 euro (non compulsory) including exercises and photocopies (covering teacher’s travel expenses)

number of students = 6

Professor: Bakunio, writer and programmer, developer of Morla, Soma and much more

http://autistici.org/bakunin/

Every lesson will include exercises.

more info

contact:

xname (at) squat (dot) net

thE ButtKrAaker Cabaret

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a wild nigHt of

genDerfuCk, tRans, dYke, faG, quEer, quEer-heaRted, Frigid, aSexUal, tRashy, CeLiBate, gaMes, caBaret, diSco, aRT, peRformAnce, iNstallation…+more

19th JaNuaRi 07

dOors oPen 22:00 : caBaret sTarts midniGht

daMage: 2 eurO

(nO Entry during caBaret so come eArly!)

coMe dRessed uP tO gEt a SpecIal tReat!

this month featuRing: loRetta lynN, gOlden shower shaDow, VJ NUNSwGUNS, launch of Animal issuE of SLIT: dyKe seX mAg (www.slitmag.org)

…+more, more, more

if you’Ve got an Itch tO sTrut Your stuFf: cOme earLy on tHe night & adD yR oWn pErformance/inStallatioN…

oR cOntact: buttkraaker@riseup.net

Operating Theatre and Video Out present:

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A Night Of Queer Short Films
representing the best of Vancouver’s queer video makers:

Tuesday January 16th

Damrak 16

open: 19:00 voku: 19:30 films: 20:00

Featuring artists:
Thirza Cuthland Sepideh Sali
Maya Seus Lisa G
Randy Lee Cutler James Diamond
Christ Street Wayne Yung
Dayna MacLeod Velveeta Krisp
Miss Nomer Collective Mark Kenneth Woods

Video Out is a non-profit, artist-run distribution centre that has distributed artists’ tapes to festivals, galleries, educational institutions, broadcasters, and individuals since 1980. There are over one thousand four hundred art works and documentaries available for licensing. The works in the collection have been produced independently on video or digital formats and date back to the origins of media art production in British Columbia. Video Out plays a key role in maintaining the history of Western Canadian media art and promoting its future. Curators for this unique screening are Jen Fisher and Coral Short. These ladies will present some of the finest Vancouver short queer video pieces for your viewing pleasure.
http://videoout.neocodesoftware.com/videoout/
image: still from mark kenneth woods – my heart belongs to data

the buTtkrAaker

a wild night of
genDerfuCk / tRans / dYke / quEerhEarted /
qUeer / aSexual / Frigid / ceLibate / faG
caBaret / diSco / gaMes… +more


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cUm play or sTay the Fuck Away

CHEQUEPOINT
DAMRAK 16

25 november 06
fun starts 22:00… till lAte
daMage: 2 euro

Operating Theatre in: STREET MEDIC BENEFIT

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If you thought of Mexico…

…as a sunny tourist destination… think again!

The images shown to you tonight here on the street in Amsterdam, demonstrate what is going on right now in Oaxaca, a state of Mexico. What begun in May this year as a mass strike by teachers for better working conditions, has developed into a broad social uprising by the people of Oaxaca. They demanded first of all the sacking of the corrupt and fascist state government headed by Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. But now we want to go a lot further, and have set a much broader political agenda to get rid of the oppression and exploitation that has caused immense suffering for centuries.

This battle has not gone without blood shedding. Since 29th October, the president of Mexico Vicente Fox sent armed troops and paramilitaries to make an end to the protest. The people defended the city by building hundreds of barricades. On the barricades, over 20 people have been brutally murdered and more than 37 have disappeared and countless others have been wounded. This, however, has not scared the people off but rather made them more determined. Crucial has been the strong defense of the University Radio, which was taken over by the people since June 14th, breaking the media silence about the violence and corruption, and the repression targeting groups like teachers and indigenous peoples in Oaxaca. To date, the barricades still stand, the radio still runs.

The battle in Oaxaca is not a local battle, it is global, it is our battle. The uprising of the people of Oaxaca, and the way they organise is both historical and revolutionary, peaceful and democratic, anti-fascist and anti-capitalist. It has naturally been completely ignored by the mainstream media, also here in the Netherlands. We want to inform the public, and that is you, what is really going on in Oaxaca, in Mexico, in the world. To this end we use the worldwide network for independent media, Indymedia: Don’t trust the media, be your own media!

If you are curious to know more about what is really happening in Oaxaca and why, and what that has to do with you, check out the following sites:

www.indymedia.org / www.narconews.com / www.oaxacarevolt.org (eng)
www.chiapas.indymedia.org / www.mexico.indymedia.org (spanish)

Benefit Party for a prisoner in Serbia

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SATURDAY 18TH from 19:00
CHEQUE POINT
DAMRAK 16 — DAMKRAAK!
FREE ENTRANCE – DONATIONS WELCOME
FOOD AND LIVE MUSIC

our friend…
our friend is a traveller and an anarchist.
he squats the world. he crosses borders and breaks rules.
he lives fully and joyfully.
he smokes dope.
he was caught in romania with 40grams of haxixe when he was about to start a long journey.
he escaped romania before trial.
he got 3 years and 2 months sentence for such a “crime ”
but his lawyer said the process was filed.
he spent the last 2 years crossing different borders
never suspecting he had an international detention warrant.
he was identified and detained in serbia.
he is imprisoned in the Cacak prison for more than 3 months now.
he and his family/friends don’t have much money.
we want to support our good friend in any way we can
and it all costs money lawyers, phone calls, food,
traveling between Serbia and Romania
etc …
HELP US HELP HIM ..LETS’S PARTY!!!!

YOU can help him a lot by donating books, magazines or fanzines (in english, portuguese, spanish or italian) and by writing him some lines of encouragement and support.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

oPeRaTe in OAXACA

The oPeRaTiNg tHeAtRe and ChequePoint are starting on the 10th of November a weekly cinema program at Damrak 16:

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LISTEN TO THE LIVE INTERVIEW
the public in the ChequePoint had the possibility to ask questions via stream to an activist in Oaxaca: play with videolan !
……………………………..
RIGHT NOW IN OAXACA,
MEXICO.
Massive demonstrations and occupations of the city centre are being violently repressed by Mexican police and para-military force.
Allready 12 people have been murdered and many more have been injured or disappeared.
Still more and more military troops are arriving to evict the APPO’s
(oaxaca people’s assembly) 6 month encampment of the city.
What began as a teachers strike has turned into a diverse movement that reflects most of the social grievances of the people of Oaxaca.
This is not an isolated issue or struggle. This is the people throughout Mexico fed up with the increasing corruption and oppression from the state
and police. This will not end until the people struggling have achieved real change in their cities.Wherever you are, we urgently need to respond to this situation.
Join the Operating Theatre on Friday 10th November to find out more about what’s really going on in Mexico.

Right now.

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OAXACA BENEFIT INFO NIGHT

FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER
CHEQUEPOINT
DAMRAK 16 (NEAR CENTRAL STATION)

A NIGHT OF FILM, CURRENT INFORMATION, LIVE STREAMS AND INTERVIEWS FROM OAXACA
GUEST SPEAKERS, LIVE MUSIC, DISCUSSION AND ACTION.

*OPEN 18:30
*VOKU 19:00
*FILMS AND SPEAKERS 20:00
*OPEN TILL LATE

5 EURO SUGGESTED DONATION (NO ONE TURNED AWAY)
ALL PROCEEDS RAISED WILL GO TO BENEFIT THE PEOPLE STRUGGLING IN OAXACA.

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OP DIT MOMENT IN OAXACA
Massale demonstraties en bezettingen van het centrum worden geweldadig
onderdrukt door de Mexicaanse politie en paramilitaire.
Al 12 mensen zijn gedood en moge veel meer gewond geraakt of verdwenen. Steeds meer en meer militaire eenheden zijn gearriveerd om het ontruimen van de APPO’S te bewerkstelligen.
Wat is begonnen als een leraren staking is getransformeerd tot een diverse beweging die de meeste onrechte aangedaan aan Oaxaca mensen reflecteerd.

Dit is niet een geisoleerd punt in de strijd. Dit zijn de mensen in heel mexico die het zat zijn dat zij worden onderdrukt door de staat en de politie en het groter worden van de corruptie, dit zal niet stoppen tot de strijd van de mensen een grote verandering heeft veroorzaakt in hun steden.
Waar je ook bent, we moeten dringend iets doen aan deze situatie.
Kom met ons samen op vrijdag 10 November bij Damrak 16 om uit te vinden wat er echt gebeurt in Mexico nu!

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