Thursday, January 30, 2014

Internet Apocalypse? - at least sign petition

Dear friends,

The US and the EU are on the verge of giving rich corporations the right to control what we all see on the Internet. It’s the apocalypse of the Internet as we know it. But free speech advocates and web companies are fighting back. Click to join the largest call for a democratic and free Internet ever:

The richest 1% could now control what we all see on the Internet forever. It’s the apocalypse of the Internet as we know it, and will erase the democratic promise of an information highway for everyone the founders of the world wide web imagined.

Together, our community has built on that vision, using the web to fight corruption, save lives, and bring people-powered aid to countries in crisis. But the US and the EU are on the verge of giving the richest corporations the right to show content fast, while paywalling or slowing down everything else. Avaaz’s ability to show the world citizen journalist footage from Syria, or run campaigns to save our planet is under threat!

Decisions on both sides of the Atlantic are being made now. But tech innovators, free speech advocates and the best web companies are fighting back. If millions of us join them now we can create the largest call for a democratic and free Internet ever. Sign up now and tell everyone:

Until now, any improvements in the speed and functioning of the Internet benefited all of us — if Rupert Murdoch’s ultra-conservative Fox News got a faster way to stream videos, it also benefitted independent media showing reality on the ground in Ukraine, Syria, or Palestine. Politicians called this “net neutrality” and laws protecting it used to exist in the United States until a court just struck them down. Now, the EU Parliament is threatening to pass regulation that give ISPs the right to carve up the web and control what we see, by slowing down or charging for sites that don't pay.

But we can stop this. First, we will show up with massive global numbers into this week’s public meeting in the United States to decide whether to reinstate Internet protections. Then we will unleash a high powered lobby team to target the EU Parliament to ensure its committees listen to the public. This will be the big first step we need to win these important battles over the next few months.

Web providers like Verizon and Vodafone are lobbying hard for an Internet for the rich. And without a massive response from citizens, they could win, and put our whole community’s work at risk. Most of our Internet is located in the US and the EU so this affects us all. We don’t have any time to lose. Click below to join now:

When our community was less than half of the size it is now, we rallied and helped kill the ACTA treaty and stopped massive Internet censorship laws SOPA/PIPA. Today, we are more powerful than ever. Let’s now join together and ensure that what connects us all stays open.

With hope,

Emma, Dalia, Luis, Emilie, Luca, Sayeeda and the whole Avaaz team

PS - Many Avaaz campaigns are started by members of our community. It's easy to get started - click to start yours now and win on any issue - local, national or global:


On dangers of non-Network Neutrality (ABC news):

Save the Internet

EU telecoms market reforms threaten net neutrality and privacy (Wired)

Federal court strikes down FCC net neutrality rules (The Verge)

Summary of BEREC positions on net neutrality (BEREC)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Private sessions and workshops

Private sessions for singels and couples.

Me, Michal,I can meet you alone or with your partner on private, individual sessions and workshops... I can spend together time with total attention for you (and your partner). I will use this time to heal, to purify the subconsciousness, to expand the consciousness, to make you experiencing more bliss, joy, pleasure and love in your life. All of that on material, energetic and spiritual level.

What can you expect at the session.

I share my personal
and individual experience. While I respect my and your boundaries, I´m also keeping in mind that real progress begins outside of the comfort zone. That's why I will systematically encourage you to leave secure limitations and meet the adventures of your life. But in the same time, I will also encourage you to establish clear boundaries and say "no" when you really feel that way at that moment.If you're not ready to change, I will work on that readiness

Suggestions for couples:
Developing intimacy in relationships
Exploring synergy effect in meditation and in the transformation of sexual energy
Roles and projections in relation ( for example: father - daughter, son - mother ) and transforming them beyond personal level
Freedom from coercion of the ejaculatory

For singles :

How to become a great lover
The release of subconscious patterns what are conditioning while you search the Partner
Expanding and cultivating sexual energy
Energy balance on all levels
Tasks and goals in life - How to follow its own path of

The price is 50 Euro per hour.

I use methods such as :
Tantric and Taoist techniques for transformation
Games, fun, dance and movement
Visualisations , meditations and relaxations
Prayers and affirmations
Massage and healing touch
Open communication

Marek Griks
Michal Marek Griks - Tantrik, Kundalini yoga teacher


Private workshops for your relationship

It is also possible for me to come to your home for an intensive 2 days tantric workshop. This our proposal is addressed to couples who:
- just get to know each other
- they want to develop an intimate relationship
- they would like to open up to the needs of the partner.
- They want to dissolve the barriers,

- who are looking for way to heal themselves but also looking for understanding and harmony in the warm arms of the lover
- for long time relationships, who would like again awake the senses, who would like to bring new energy and inspiration to their life
- who want to recognise the transcendent nature of partner relationship
- who want to progress together,
- who would like to develop energy of partnership
- who would like to achieve cosmic union
- who would share the essence of love with the world.

Its possible to give the workshops also in your places , where you may feel home and I may also work on energy of the space.I could travel in whole Netherlands but also in other countries. Contact me by phone or email to discuss the details.

I always work with individual approach to your needs and to the particularity of the situation and energy. Feel free to check my other activities, what I do and suggest me including them in your private session

Don't hesitate to ask the questions ,


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Send Snowden home - at least sign petition

Dear friends,

Edward Snowden risked everything to expose mind-boggling and illegal US surveillance -- and now faces solitary confinement and life in prison unless Brazil grants him asylum. Let's send the largest citizen-supported asylum bid in history to President Dilma this week, and win a battle for democracy everywhere:

The world's greatest whistleblower is stuck in the Russian winter, facing solitary confinement, ridicule, and life in prison if US agents grab him. But this week, we could help get him to safety.

Edward Snowden exposed the mind-boggling and illegal level of surveillance the US government is conducting on, well, all of us. His welcome in Russia runs out soon, and he's got nowhere to go. But Brazilian President Dilma is angry at US surveillance and experts say she might brave massive US pressure to consider asylum for Snowden!

This is about much more than one man. If Snowden's act of truth-telling leads to crippling punishment, it sends the wrong signal to abusive governments and whistleblowers everywhere. If 1 million of us take action now, we can send President Dilma the largest citizen-supported asylum bid in history -- click below to safeguard Snowden and defend democracy everywhere:

Time is running out on Snowden's one-year visa. Sharks are circling to drag him back to the US where he is unlikely to face a fair trial, but Brazil's president Dilma hates mega spy program PRISM, has cancelled a state visit to the US over the issue, and is working to safeguard her people from spying. If she's to support Snowden, Dilma needs to know she can withstand tough US pressure.

Opponents of giving Snowden asylum say he broke the law and put global security at risk. Some even call him a traitor, and say letting him get away with it could open the floodgates for others. But while Snowden did break the law -- he did so to reveal a massive system of illegal global spying on an industrial scale. Snowden's heroic action can make the world a better and safer place for everyone.

And Snowden isn't just any whistleblower; his revelations have already changed the world for the better. Germany and Brazil have moved to reform privacy protections for citizens. The issue has been addressed openly in the United Nations, and a US court has ruled some forms of NSA spying are illegal. This week US President Obama is going to change the spy practices of the NSA, in reaction to Snowden's leaks!

President Dilma needs our support to stand up to US pressure. Let's show her that the world's people will stand with Brazil if Brazil stands for bravery. Join the world's biggest asylum request ever, for Snowden:

With more than 30 million members around the world -- including over 6 million in Brazil -- together we have already been key to protecting our internet from government gag laws. Now we can support the man who has sacrificed so much to protect us from a massive international spy scandal.

With hope and determination,

Joseph, Christoph, Michael, Sayeeda, Ricken and the whole Avaaz Team


Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower ( NYTimes)

Brazil urged to give Snowden asylum (Express)

Brazil's Rousseff calls off state visit to U.S. over spying (Reuters)

Edward Snowden and the NSA files – timeline (The Guardian)

U.S. Spying Prompts UN Panel to Review Surveillance (Bloomberg)

Brazil confirms satellite deal after US spying outcry (The New Age)

Nine reasons you should care about NSA's PRISM surveillance (PC Authority),nine-reasons-you-should-care-about-nsa8217s-prism-surveillance.aspx

[Doorbraak Info] Gemeentebestuurders kletsen uit hun nek

Hoe bevrijdend is de 'eis' van een onvoorwaardelijk basisinkomen?

De laatste tijd klinkt ook in bepaalde Nederlandse 'linkse' kringen steeds
luider de roep om een onvoorwaardelijk basisinkomen in te gaan voeren voor
iedereen vanaf achttien jaar. De redenen die aangevoerd worden voor een
basisinkomen kloppen wel. Door mechanisatie en de wereldwijde
lagelonenlanden-politiek rond de productie van materiële en immateriële (=
diensten) handelsgoederen zijn er tegenwoordig minder mensen nodig in het
arbeidsproces. Daardoor is er een fundamentele crisis ontstaan waarbij de
arbeid zelf op de helling is komen te staan. Deze crisis heeft 'overbodige
mensen' gecreëerd. Lees verder:

Column: De Donald Duck-praatjes van De Haan en Van Es

"In een slobbertrui vind je ook werk", kopte de NRC gisteren boven een artikel
waarin de Leidse wethouder Jan-Jaap de Haan en zijn Amsterdamse collega Andrée
van Es hun zogenaamde bedenkingen mochten uiten tegen de verschrikkelijke
bijstandsplannen van staatssecretaris Jetta Klijnsma. De beide wethouders,
lokale kampioenen van de dwangarbeid die in het openbaar maar al te graag
verkondigen hoe fantastisch ze bezig zijn, probeerden zich in het artikel te
ontpoppen tot critici die bijstandsgerechtigden liever "fatsoenlijk" naar
betaald werk zouden willen begeleiden. Maar laten we onszelf geen rad voor de
ogen draaien: deze bestuurders en beleidsmakers zijn allemaal één pot nat,
bezien vanaf de onderkant van de samenleving. Lees verder:

Vluchtelingen in Duitsland: "Een nieuwe fase in onze strijd!"

Een jaar na het einde van het EU-project "noodsituatie Noord-Afrika", een jaar
van leven op straat, drie jaar na de NAVO-oorlog in Libië, drie jaar sinds het
trauma van de oorlog en het verlies van alles, behalve het naakte bestaan,
tien maanden in Hamburg, vechtend voor erkenning van onze rechten, tien
maanden van leven tussen de solidariteit in de samenleving en onkunde van de
overheid, en nog steeds staan onze levens en die van onze families op hun kop.
De tijd gaat door en we hebben nog steeds geen perspectief op verblijfsrecht,
dat ons eindelijk in staat zou stellen om een 'normaal' leven te kunnen
beginnen. De psychische belasting van onze groepsleden groeit. De uitspraak
"We hebben niet de oorlog van de NAVO in Libië overleefd om in de straten van
Hamburg te sterven!" komt op buitenstaanders vaak over als overdreven. Lees

Voormalige dwangarbeider Achmed boekt volledige overwinning

Eerder wist dwangarbeider Achmed in samenwerking met Doorbraak te bereiken dat
hij geen dwangarbeid meer hoefde te verrichten en dat de korting op zijn
uitkering werd teruggebracht van honderd naar tien procent. Nu heeft hij een
volledige overwinning geboekt doordat de gemeente Leiden zich gedwongen ziet
om hem ook nog die tien procent terug te geven: 118 euro. Strijd tegen
dwangarbeid blijkt dus te lonen, letterlijk ook! Lees verder:

Gemeente Leiden fantaseert erop los in hoorzitting over dwangarbeidprotest

Afgelopen vrijdag vond in Leiden de hoorzitting plaats over het bezwaar dat
Doorbraak had ingediend tegen de beperkingen die eind vorig jaar werden
opgelegd aan een van onze anti-dwangarbeidprotesten. Burgemeester Henri
Lenferink bepaalde destijds dat de deelnemers aan het protest bij het
dwangarbeidcentrum DZB in een smal vakje moesten plaatsnemen en dat ze geen
flyers mochten uitdelen. Hieronder kun je de integrale pleitnota van Doorbraak
lezen. De advocaat van de gemeente had eigenlijk niet veel verweer. Hij liet
vooral zijn fantasie de vrije loop. Lees verder:

Blank, blond en blauwe ogen: het "geval Maria" is symptomatisch voor

De laatste jaren wordt er voortdurend bericht over vijandigheden tegen Roma.
Bijvoorbeeld over de gewelddadige ontruimingen van Franse Roma-kampen in 2010
onder president Nicolas Sarkozy. Of over rellen tegen Roma in 2007 en 2008 in
Italië. Daarover informeerden Duitse media, net als over de dodelijke
aanslagen op Hongaarse Roma in 2008 en 2009; pas kort geleden verschenen er in
de pers berichten over de veroordeling van de daders. Lees verder:

Een absoluut recht op vrije meningsuiting gaat niet samen met het politieke debat

De gemoederen liepen de afgelopen weken hoog op in Frankrijk nadat de
omstreden cabaretier Dieudonné M'bala M'bala van staatswege was verboden om
zijn nieuwe show in première te laten gaan. De grappen en grollen van
Dieudonné, zo betoogde men tot aan het hooggerechtshof, zijn doorspekt van een
welgemeend antisemitisme en racisme. In zijn shows wordt de shoah
gebagatelliseerd of zelfs ontkend; haar slachtoffers worden op de meest
platvloerse wijzen bespot. Dieudonné kan zich mede daarom verheugen op een
ongekend rijkgeschakeerd publiek, waaronder men zowel extreem-rechtsen als
moslimjongeren aantreft. Zijn optredens zijn volgens de Franse overheden niet
te onderscheiden van politieke bijeenkomsten. Dieudonné, die overigens
inderdaad ook een minder succesvolle politieke carrière achter de rug heeft,
is in hun ogen voor en aleer een politieke agitator die racisme predikt – geen
onschuldige grappenmaker. Lees verder:

Korting op uitkering geschrapt na actie van comité Dwangarbeid Nee

Vanochtend om half acht verzamelden zich zo'n vijftien actievoerders bij het
Dwangarbeiderscentrum "Praktijkcentrum Zuidoost" aan de Laarderhoogtweg in
Amsterdam. Het ging om actievoerders van het comité Dwangarbeid Nee, waar ook
Doorbraak aan mee doet, die zo hun solidariteit toonden met een daar
tewerkgestelde vrouw. Ze werkte eerder mee aan het tot stand komen van de
geruchtmakende artikelen in de Volkskrant van 24 december over de
wantoestanden in het centrum. Lees verder:

29 januari, Amsterdam: debat over dwangarbeid

De Bijstandsbond, Wereldse Wijk en het comité Dwangarbeid Nee organiseren op
29 januari een discussiebijeenkomst over de "verplichte tegenprestatie" voor
bijstandsgerechtigden die per 1 juli dreigt te worden ingevoerd. Aan het debat
nemen ook een of meerdere bonzen uit de reïntegratie-industrie deel. Het is de
bedoeling dat zij stevig van repliek worden gediend. Discussiebijeenkomst.
Woensdag 29 januari, vanaf 19:30 uur, Eerste Helmersstraat 106, Amsterdam.
Lees verder:

31 januari, Den Haag: presentatie van boek "Een ster in de spiegel"

Tijdens het 2.Dh5-festival, dat van 31 januari tot en met 2 februari in Den
Haag wordt gehouden, presenteert Doorbraak-columniste Lili Irani haar bij
uitgeverij Amrit verschenen levensverhaal "Een ster in de spiegel". Ter plekke
kan het boek ook worden aangeschaft. Boekpresentatie. Vrijdag 31 januari,
vanaf 22:00 uur, Panderbar, Binnendoor 32, Den Haag. Lees verder:

2 februari, Den Haag: Doorbraak-workshop over strijd tegen dwangarbeid

Tijdens het 2.Dh5-festival, dat van 31 januari tot en met 2 februari in Den
Haag plaatsvindt, houden de Doorbraak-activisten Jeroen Breekveldt, Mariët van
Bommel en Harry Westerink een workshop over de strijd tegen dwangarbeid voor
bijstandsgerechtigden. Aan de hand van een powerpointpresentatie geven ze een
indruk van de kansen, uitdagingen, successen en problemen van die strijd.
Workshop. Zondag 2 februari, Van 15:30 tot 17:00 uur, Buurthuis Samsam, Van
Mierisstraat 226, Den Haag. Lees verder:

Nieuws elders

Waar de zon niet schijnt

De strijd in Oekraine

The European periphery as a political laboratory


Het conservatieve wereldbeeld van Femke Halsema

"Als je aan Anouschka komt, kom je aan ons allemaal!"

Duitsland: opstandig Hamburg ver(s)laat noodtoestand

Naïviteit tekent het debat over ons dekolonisatieverleden

Racisme in de Nederlandse media

"Gratis verzendkosten", gelooft u het?

Mensen met WWB-uitkering werken bij PostNL

Italiaanse PVV-vriend doet aan blackface in parlement

Ervaringen met organizing als vakbondswerk van onderop

A note on Patrice Lumumba

Hypocriet HEMA!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Anarchism and Revolution Talk and Discussion with Gabriel Kuhn.TODAY

"'Anarchisme en revolutie'; Lezing en debat met Gabriel Kuhn in Het Fort van Sjakoo

Nieuws, gepost door: Fort van Sjakoo ism Vrije Bond Amsterdam op 20/01/2014 01:10:43

Waar: Fort van Sjakoo, Jodenbreestraat 24, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Thursday evening 23rd of January 2014 the Vrije Bond Amsterdam en bookshop

Het Fort van Sjakoo organise a talk and discussion around the theme "Anarchism and revolution".
Anarchists have always talked about revolution. Most of them still do. But how revolutionary is anarchism? And what do we even mean when we speak of revolution? The anarchist author/activist Gabriel Kuhn will share some thoughts on these questions, with a particular focus on contemporary anarchism. The following discussion will concern the strengths and weaknesses of anarchist politics, its relationship to other radical movements, and the (im)possibilities of revolutionary perspectives. The evening's intention is to collectively explore some of the key questions of anarchist, and all radical, politics: What is being done, what ought to be done, and what can be done?

Gabriel Kuhn lives in Stockholm, is the founder of Alpine Anarchist Productions, and the author/editor of books such as: 'Sober living for the revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics', 'Von Jakarta bis Johannesburg: Anarchismus weltweit', 'Life Under the Jolly
Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy', 'Soccer vs. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics'.

The talk will in English. Fort van Sjakoo is smoke-free this evening.

De Vrije Bond
Lees het kwartaalblad van de Vrije Bond: 'Buiten de Orde'

Anarchistische Groep Amsterdam
postbus 16521, 1001 RA Amsterdam
bezoekadres: Anarchistische Bibliotheek
iedere zaterdag van 14:00-18:00
Eerste Schinkelstraat 14-16 Amsterdam

lezen: Directe Actie
onregelmatig verschijnend gratis blad van de AGA

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Liberating Tantra

Copy and pasted from

TANTRA is indeed dangerous. It is a threat to all those belief systems and institutions that have limited your potential, stolen your power and sought to control you through guilt and fear. That's why it's been literally forced underground for thousands of years.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Nieuwe kraak in Diemen; eigenaar doet moeilijk, kom helpen bezetten!

Het 19 januari succesvol gekraakte pand aan de Stammerhove 13 heeft vandaag de eigenaar, Rogier van de Paverd, op bezoek gehad. Hij dreigde met moord en brandstichting. Hierna probeerde hij met zijn vader het pand binnen te komen. Toen bleek dat we met teveel mensen waren, zijn ze afgedropen, maar wel na dreiging terug te komen. Hoe serieus we dit moeten nemen is niet duidelijk, maar we willen vragen of mensen zin hebben te komen bezetten. Neem slaapspullen mee, we hebben hier nog niet veel staan.

Hoewel de (kantoren)leegstand in Nederland hoog is en de vraag naar betaalbare woningen enorm, komt regelgeving om het ombouwen van kantoren naar woningen te vergemakkelijken moeilijk op gang. Gevolg is dat veel mensen onder steeds moeilijker omstandigheden leven: anti-kraak, illegale onderhuur, bij ouders in huis enzovoort. Ook zijn mensen meer en meer geld kwijt aan het betalen van huren.

Uit protest hiertegen en omdat we stomweg een dak boven ons hoofd nodig hebben, hebben we afgelopen 19 januari een leegstaand kantoorpand met loods gekraakt aan de Stammerhove 13 te Diemen. Het pand dat eigendom is van Trip Beheer BV uit Amsterdam, wordt op te huur aangeboden met als vroegst beschikbare datum 1 april 2011 en stond dus al tweeënhalf jaar leeg. We willen in het pand wonen en werken, en wilden de eigenaar benaderen voor een gebruiksovereenkomst.

Rogier van de Paverd, direkteur van Trip Beheer, kwam vandaag 20 januari echter langs om verhaal te halen met familieleden. We werden bedreigd met de dood en brandstichting, waarna ze met een klauwhamer een deel van onze barricade verwijderden om deze vervolgens in de sloot te gooien (?) Daarna probeerden ze binnen te komen, maar in korte tijd waren er genoeg mensen aanwezig om ze van gedachten te doen veranderen. Bij vertrek dreigden ze later terug te komen om ons eruit te halen.

Dus bij deze willen we oproepen te komen helpen bezetten. We zijn met veel mensen maar meer is altijd welkom. Neem slaapspullen mee want we hebben niet veel extra.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Huge climate decision in 48 hours -> at least send the message

Dear friends,

In 48 hours, Europe will decide how much to cut the pollution that is causing the climate crisis. If they set weak goals, we are in trouble, but if Europe is bold, then mega polluters, like China and the US, could follow. This is the first battle to save our planet and EU President Barroso holds the key. Send him an urgent message now:

We are facing the biggest planetary crisis of our time. Unless we act now coral reefs will be gone forever, polar bears will only be in zoos, and our kids will live in a flooded and scorched mess of a planet. It is a terrible, real, and dangerous possibility.

But we created climate change, and if we act now, there is another future, where people flourish and our cherished animals, lands and oceans are safe. In 48 hours, Europe will be the first region to announce its cuts to the pollution causing this crisis. If they set weak goals, we are in trouble, but if they are bold, then mega polluters, like China and the US, will be pressured to follow. 

Shockingly, with just days to go, European officials are caving to the oil and coal industry's demands to keep contaminating. It's up to us to change the stakes before it is too late -- let's all send a message now to the EU President Barroso and demand he puts our planet before the profits of a few. Click below to send an urgent message:

The EU is setting its climate policy until 2030. Experts and scientists are clear that if Europe decides on a strong set of goals that reduce pollution by half, improve energy efficiency, and trigger a clean energy revolution this would be enough to get other countries to sign up to a global climate deal in Paris next year. They say that is our last chance to save the planet.   

The stakes are so high that it feels insane that officials would not do everything in their power to act, but the dirty energy industry has a strong hold on our politicians and their lobbying is threatening to push Europe into a dangerously low ambition

Insiders tell us that the European Commission President Barroso will have the last word. He does not want big political fights as he's reaching the end of his term in office, but he does want to leave behind a legacy that will propel him into another big global appointment. Let's tell him that what he does now will make or break his and the rest of the world's future! Send him a message now:

Last year was another bumper year for extreme weather -- new highs, new lows, everything was off the charts. And already in 2014 we've had record floods, a polar vortex, and extreme heat. We're running out of time. Our voices have been a wake up call to climate officials for years, now its up to us to urgently remind the Europeans of their responsibility to act to save the world. 

With hope and determination,

Alice, Meredith, Iain, Julien, Ricken, Lisa, Christoph and the entire Avaaz team


EU Commission split over 2030 climate targets (Responding to climate change)

Barrroso climate heroes (European Union Press Release)

EU commissioners clash over 2030 climate goals (The Guardian) 

Parliament, Commission set for clash over 2030 clean energy goals (Euractiv)

School Of Tantra. New season, new program, new places, new flyer, new page and new energy for You

Tantra Movement invites you to practise with us. We meet regularly together to experience, to discover and to develop potential of our possibilities. Whatever you want to enter the tantric path slowly and safely or you like fast and intense experience, We always support you in your decisions.

We always welcome the openness and willingness to change, because real progress is happening outside of the comfort zone.
We do not guarantee that you will become a better,happier being, but that you will discover new values, new quality, which may change your life

1 Level - for everyone

10 Fridays course [from 18.00 till 21.30]
Every Friday from 31.1.14 till 9.5.14
- 21.2.14
- 07.3.14
- 14.3.14
- 21.3.14
- 25.4.14
in il cielo Oostzaanstraat 46 Amsterdam
45 E for single workshop and only 300 for whole course

Whole days Ceremonies - for everyone
Every third Saturday of the month (except march so 15.2.14, 19.4.14 and 17.5.14)
[from 13.00 till 21.00]
in il cielo Oostzaanstraat 46 Amsterdam
90 Euro for day

Every first weekend of the month - Intensive weekend for everyone - 150 Euro

2 Level - only for couples or people who are ready to work together
8 Wednesday course [from 19.00 till 22.00]
Every second Wednesday from 5.2.14 - 14.5.14
In Mirror Centre at Ter Gouwstraat 3 Amsterdam
45 Euro for single workshop and only 270 for whole course

Individual private workshops, massage and skype sessions possible by appointment

Tantra for us that's knowledge of Love, what You learn mainly through experience. Its healing our sexuality and taking it out of shame, guilt, taboo etc. and transforming it into the sacred. Not only in You but in your partner, society and entire universe as well. Tantra is bringing your sex, You, your Love, everything to higher ecstasy and energy. Are You ready ?

If you are looking for spiritual growth and you want to consciously build your sexual potential , these classes are for you.

Do not hesitate to ask the questions and always let us know you're coming

To each event there would be more detailed information and invitation. To keep yourself update subscribe to our newsletter, joint the events on facebook
or/and check our new page:

Love and Light

Michal Marek Griks [Tantrik, Kundalini yoga teacher] and

Sunday, January 19, 2014

10 Fridays Course. 1st Level whole program

10 Fridays Course as whole is created in the way that You would go deep in Your inner ecstasy, bliss and healing.
Are You ready for the biggest change in Your life ? Go for intensive transformation of Love to the higher levels.
The workshops are from 31.1.14 till 14.5.14 ( Fridays ) from 18.00 - 21.30 in il cielo Oostzaanstraat 46 Amsterdam
List of the workshops:
1. Expanding Consciousness. Being here and now.
2. Love Yourself - recognising Your inner lover
3. Sacred energy
4. Journey to Awaken the Senses
5. Male and female energy
6. Face Your shadow, work with Your Ego
7. Dance with tantra
8. Sacred Sexuality
9. Preparing for awakening Kundalini
10.Tantric massage
More detailed description of those workshops You could read below

The costs of 10 workshops is only € 300
Costs of the single workshop is 45 . Sending email to means confirming Your reservation. Amount of the places are limited.
Finishing the course is honoured with the certificate what would open the door for your further experience and education.
For updates, more info or to invite Your friends:


Expanding Consciousness.

We invite You to create the space for expanding consciousness.
You going to find out:
What is consciousness ?How to get ready to open Yourself for full consciousness ?
How in the conscious way dissolve blockages and open Yourself for a flow of energy of Love?
How in daily life we could develop and cultivate our inner consciousness?
Expanding consciousness that's one of the main purpose of tantra. At this workshop we going to awake, discover, explore and expand, consciousness of here and now, consciousness of female and male energy, consciousness of the witness, consciousness of energy... This workshop may open Your eyes, hart and mind in the way that You
would never be the same

Sacred energy.
Together we create at the workshops safe space and together we experience transformation processes, remembering, however, that the real change happens outside the comfort zone. We work in a group, in pairs and individually. This Friday we will focus on the flow of energy through the body, how we experience it and how to inspire and cultivate that. What is blocking us and how to be consciously permeable for those blocking energies.
Tantric path opens us to experience our own, our partners and groups deep energy levels. Thankful Tantric and sexual Tao techniques, we become aware of subtle energies which link the apparent opposites: spirit and matter, sexuality and spirituality, light and darkness, consciousness and unconscious, masculinity and femininity ..
By using the keys to the door of connections, to regain our inner strength, we are giving right direction to the flow of energy.

Love Yourself!

Loving ourselves is the foundation of real love, when we love ourselves we can truly love others. When we feel good about our self we will have the self esteem needed to act in love towards another being. To truly love ourselves may increase the chance of amplifying the love shared with our partners, family, animals, nature, whole planet and the universe. So how You may notice it have nothing to do with selfishness but rather with expanding love in healthyway...

Journey to Awaken the Senses.

Listen to the quiet whispers of your own body. Shhhh.....

When we fully experience our senses, we enter into the heart, into love with existence. And instead of thinking about and analysing the world, we love it, we feel it, we become a part of it. We experience the bliss, ecstasy and deep fulfilment that can come to us through our senses.

To practise this, we do a ritual that awakens each sense in turn and allow ourselves to absorb this bliss in our hearts. This is a totally yummy, luscious and deep meditation that touches the body, heart and soul. For anyone who wants to expand the experience of their senses or use the body as a gateway to the self. Done to each other it is great way to connect and feel gratitude and more love, sympathy to Your partner. It bring a child in us, a child
,who is playing in the adult games of love...

Sacred Sexuality

At this workshop we would go for a journey to the past to heal our memories mainly connected to our sexuality. We live in the society where very often sex is considered as something bad, dirty, what develop guild and shame in us. We going to heal our wounds in intention to bring sacredness and pride to not only to genital parts of our bodies but to whole concept of sex in our life. We going to free ourselves from stereotypes what are stopping our love.

According to tantra human sexuality is located in the centre of spirituality. Over the millennia, was pushed only to have role of procreating. The wider truth was available only to a few. At the present time the consciousness of humanity is mature enough that the truth of the sacred sexuality is revealed to all.
The consciousness of humanity at the present moment goes beyond the circle of material activities and experiences. It rises together with the energy of the Earth. Old Masters now revealing ancient mysteries , which before often were available only for the elites. Using those secrets could be solution for all sort of crisis what the humanity and individual people are facing nowadays.
On the other hand, we have at the present time wide available pornography , which massively distorts the image of human sexuality . On large scale , we are bombarded with sexuality ragged of beauty, holiness , power, and intimacy....

At the workshop You would have chance to deeply answer to Yourself for the questions below:
How sacred sexuality is different from the usual sexuality ?
How can I have access to sacred sexuality in my life?
In what way, based on sacred sexuality I can shape reactions with myself , with a partner , with other people, with nature and whole universe ?
These and other questions will not get ready answers , but in a series of our workshops we offer opportunity to experience the methods which can help you to expand your consciousness in the field of sacred sexuality.

On that workshop we will focus on the dissolution of the concepts and blockades, what had accumulated around the topic of sexuality. We will recognise patterns , which we toked over from family, from school ,society, Hollywood movies etc. To recognise the sacred sexuality, we will unfold veil of ignorance.
To achieve that we will use :
touch, massage

You may establish an intimate relationship with yourself .
You may enrich , raise to the higher levels relationship with your partner.
You may attract into your life partner and lover of your dreams.
You may heal the wounds from your sexual life and those passed to you from generations to generations.
Male and Female energy

Nowadays not so many people are aware that within us exist male and female energy. Doesn't matter what sex we are, from balance of those energies depends our health, our contentment, our happiness and fulfilment in our relationships.
At this workshop we would met our inner woman and man within us. We would recognise their energies. We would hear from them how is to live with us, what are their needs, what are concerns. How we can improve their (our) life...

Besides of that we would get to know differences between male and female bodies. We would learn how to approach them in the way, that beautiful sexual energy of love would flow freely, would not be forced or imposed on someone and would not be blocked by some wrong behaviour.

Preparing for Awakening Kundalini energy.
Kundalini Energy, serpent power, strongest energy possible to use for human body. By some cultures awakening the Kundalini energy is recognised as enlightenment, blessing and goal of live, biggest liberation...
Suddenly all your senses would be awaken on 1000%. You may see, feel, experience things what You never before was aware about. Your ecstasy would shift to other higher level. Intensity of life at that state may increase to the point that may scare You.
Be prepared. Be aware. Observe and accept.... or eve better permit Yourself to be. To be who You really are. Recognise god/goddess within - feel it and become one. Life would never be the same. You're not alone.

"Secrets of Tantric Touch" Tantra Massage workshop

This workshop is composed in such a way that you can get the best of it, that You could learn and feel what is sacred touch, that You would allow healing energy of love into your body and life .

Mastering the art of giving and receiving tantric massage is opening us on many levels :
- Helps to recover energy
- Teaches us sacred touch
- Raise awareness of the body
- Is Introduction to tantric sex
- Developing our potential of love .

Is not possible to mention all benefits of tantric massage but first of all it is an experience of deep inner joy , bliss , cleansing , peace and ecstasy. It is the experience of being whole.

We will mainly focus on the feelings in the body and not only on the techniques . First of all, we want to ensure that participants would experience the touch, that they would open up for receiving and giving on the body level, that they would open up for feeling the pleasure of being a giver and receiver of a massage.

We want to go deep into the levels of feeling pleasure, bliss , flow of the love energy. We want to free all the tension out from our bodies, let them go away to make more space in the body, to make in the place of the blockades space for flow of life energy.

Two of the last workshop You may extend and continue on intensive weekend

The program could change and evolve due to the energy and needs of the group
There would be separate information and invitation for any particular workshop.

Love and Light
Edyta Baghira and Michal Marek Griks

Factory Farms :Taxpayers Pay, Politicians Take, Agribusiness Profits

  • Organic Index 10.9.13
    Organic Consumers Association, October 9, 2013

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's All About Organics page, and our Genetic Engineering page.

The agribusiness giants would have us believe that our inherently unsustainable and morally reprehensible factory farming system is the only way to feed the world's burgeoning population. But the facts prove otherwise. Factory farming is all about maximizing profits for a handful of the world's largest corporations.

Agribusiness spent  $751 million over the past 5 years on lobbying congress and another $480.5 million in direct campaign contributions over the past two decades. Since 1995, taxpayers have provided $292.5 billion in direct agricultural subsidies, another $96 billion in crop insurance subsidies, and over $100 billion in subsidies to promote the growth of genetically engineered corn and soy.

Feeding huge numbers of confined animals actually uses more food, in the form of grains that could feed humans, than it produces. For every 100 food calories of edible crops fed to livestock, we get back just 30 calories in the form of meat and dairy. That's a 70-percent loss.  And recent research from the University of Minnesota shows that reallocating croplands away from fuels and animal feed could boost food available for people by 70 percent without clearing more land. 

How did we end up with this cruel, unsustainable, unhealthy, environmentally destructive factory farm model? The numbers say it all.

The Bigger the Farm, the Larger the Taxpayer Subsidy

$292.5 billion:
Total amount of taxpayer subsidies given to farms from 1995-2012.

Only $39 billion: Total amount in conservation payments paid to farms between 1995 and 2012.

10: Percentage of farms in the U.S. that collected 75 percent of farm subsidies from 1995-2012.

62: Percentage of farms in the U.S. that did not collect any subsidy payments.

$32,043: Average annual subsidies received by the largest 10 percednt of farms between 1995 and 2012.

$604: Average annual subsidy received by the smallest 80 percent of farms between 1995 and 2012.

Insuring Factory Farms at Taxpayer Expense

$15.8 billion:
Cost to U.S. taxpayers in 2012 for providing crop insurance - an overwhelming majority of which went to the largest factory farms.

$96.4 billion: Cost to U.S. taxpayers for subsidizing the Crop Insurance Program from 1995-2012.

$90 billion: Cost of crop insurance to U.S. taxpayers over the next 10 years.

75: Percentage of 2012 crop insurance payouts shouldered by taxpayers.

$10.3 billion: Amount since 2001 that insurance companies have enjoyed in underwriting gains – while taxpayers have lost $276 million.

$1 million: Average amount the 26 largest factory farms collected apiece in crop insurance premium support in 2011.

$227,000: The amount the top 1 percent of policyholders received in crop insurance subsidies in 2011.

$5,000: The amount the bottom 80 percent of policyholders collected in crop insurance subsidies in 2011.

More than 10,000: Number of individual farming operations that received federal crop insurance premium subsidies ranging from $100,000 to more than $1 million apiece in 2011.

10: Percentage of farm businesses that received 54 percent of all insurance subsidies in 2011.

GMO animal feed subsidized by U.S. taxpayers

$84.4 billion:
Amount in corn subsidies (88 percent of which is now genetically modified) provided in the U.S. from 1995-2012.

$27.8 billion: Amount in soy subsidies (94 percent of which is now genetically modified) provided in the U.S. from 1995-2012.

Legalized bribery: How American monopolies are built

$751 million:
Amount in lobbying expenditures by the agribusiness lobby from 2008-2013.

$480.5 million: Amount the agribusiness sector has contributed to federal candidates during the past two decades, with two-thirds going to Republicans.

$43 million: Amount spent by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (world's largest biotech trade association)  on lobbying from  2008 to 2013.

$33 million: Approximate amount spent by Monsanto (who has patents on 95% of the genetically modified seed market) on lobbying since 2008. 

$7.2 million: Amount just 14 members of Congress and their spouses (net worth of up to $124.5 million)—each of them Republican—have received in farm subsidies since 1995. These Congress members all voted to continue farm subsidies from which they personally benefit, while allowing authorization for nutrition programs for low income individuals and families, including food stamps, to expire this year.

2013 Farm Subsidy Database, Environmental Working Group
Pork Barrel Politics, By Congressman George Miller, July 2013
Agribusiness, Open Secrets
Monsanto Co, Open Secrets
Biotechnology Industry Association, Open Secrets
Winning the Debate against Factory Farming

Compiled by Zack Kaldveer, assistant media director for the Organic Consumers Association.

Friday, January 17, 2014

[Doorbraak Info] Solidariteitsactie met geïntimideerde dwangarbeiders

Maandag 20 januari, Amsterdam: solidariteitsactie tegen intimidatie van

Op 24 december publiceerde De Volkskrant een spraakmakende serie artikelen
over de hemeltergende praktijken in het dwangarbeidcentrum aan de
Laarderhoogtweg in Amsterdam. De artikelen waren gebaseerd op getuigenissen
van tientallen bijstandsgerechtigden die in het centrum verplicht onbetaald
moeten werken. De serie was tot stand gekomen in samenwerking met het comité
Dwangarbeid Nee, waarin ook Doorbraak meedoet. Waar Dwangarbeid Nee steeds
rekening mee had gehouden, blijkt nu werkelijkheid te zijn geworden. Een van
de geïnterviewde dwangarbeiders wordt flink geïntimideerd, omdat ze de vuile
was buiten heeft gehangen. Uit solidariteit met haar organiseert Dwangarbeid
Nee aanstaande maandag bij het centrum een protestactie. Maandag 20 januari.
Van 7:30 tot 12:00 uur. Dwangarbeidcentrum. Laarderhoogtweg 51, Amsterdam
Zuidoost. Lees verder:

De problematische reacties van links op het antisemitisme van cabaretier

De Franse overheid heeft onlangs een aantal optredens van de omstreden
cabaretier Dieudonné verboden wegens antisemitisme. Zijn omstreden
"quenelle"-groet kreeg veel navolging en dat maakte een heleboel los. Een
kritiek op de problematische reacties van een flink deel van Frans
radicaal-links op Dieudonné's antisemitisme. Lees verder:

Wat schrijft rechts?

Onlangs bracht Constant Kusters van de Nederlandse Volks-Unie (NVU) de
autobiografie "Het vrije woord laat zich niet vermoorden" uit. Het blijkt te
gaan om een gereviseerde versie van zijn al eerder uitgegeven autobiografie.
Beetje plakken, knippen, tipp-exen, bijtypen en klaar is Kees, of Constant.
Een kind kan de was doen. Maar goed. Nog steeds is te lezen dat Kusters het
als kleine jongen "altijd heerlijk vond" om met speelgoedsoldaatjes te spelen.
"En bijna altijd speelde ik met de blauwe Duitse soldaatjes", aldus de trotse
Kusters. Lees verder:

Leidse PvdA-bijeenkomst over het "fatsoenlijk" opleggen van nog meer dwangarbeid

De bijeenkomst van de Leidse PvdA van woensdag 8 januari over het wetsvoorstel
van PvdA-staatssecretaris Jetta Klijnsma liet in een notendop zien hoe
regentesk, bevoogdend en zelfs regelrecht neerbuigend flink wat
sociaal-democraten zich gedragen ten opzichte van bijstandsgerechtigden. Een
analyse van een avondje praten over werklozen en het zo "fatsoenlijk" mogelijk
door de Tweede Kamer loodsen van nog meer repressieve maatregelen tegen het
arbeidsreserveleger. Lees verder:

Zoë Smit: Zwarte Piet op het werk

Sinds mijn vijftiende werk ik bij een bakkersbedrijfje. Aanvankelijk werkte ik
daar alleen als zaterdagmedewerker, tegenwoordig werk ik daar parttime omdat
ik nog geen ander werk kan vinden. Wij werken er met z'n vijven; mijn baas en
nog drie fulltime collega's, waaronder de vader van mijn baas. Een klein
bedrijfje dus. Lees verder:

Nieuws elders:

Franse vriend van Wilders pleit voor invoering anti-homowet

Passieve democratie

Haagse politie stopt allochtone diabetespatiënte in cel als "junk"

Schoonmakers eisen "inbesteden"

De Syrische revolutie is nog steeds levend

De zwarte ziel van veel hoogopgeleide progressieven

Joden als stok om moslims mee te slaan

Identiteit maker Big Brother Bus onthuld

CVZ knijpt onverzekerde vluchtelingen en migranten uit

Belediging van politieagenten: waarom, wanneer en hoe?

"Nee" tegen Schotse onafhankelijkheid uit solidariteit met alle Britse arbeiders


Friday, January 10, 2014

Fwd: [Doorbraak Info] Spanjaarden nemen lot in eigen hand

Spanje: tussen hoop en teleurstelling

Bezette landgoederen, gekraakte huizen: crisisprotesten in de Spaanse regio
Andalusië. Lees verder:

Uitspraak van Europees comité vormt juridisch wapen in strijd tegen uitsluiting

Met zijn uitspraak van 25 oktober vorig jaar heeft het Europees Comité voor
Sociale Rechten (ECSR) de Nederlandse staat opgedragen om mensen zonder
verblijfsrecht te voorzien van onderdak, eten en kleding. Zoals gebruikelijk,
haalt staatssecretaris Fred Teeven ook nu weer zijn schouders op over kritiek
op zijn uithongeringspolitiek. Maar het standpunt van het comité biedt
illegalen en hun ondersteuners wel meer kans om langs juridische weg
basisvoorzieningen af te dwingen. Diverse grotere gemeenten zien de bui al
hangen. Lees verder:

Turkse moslimfundamentalisten nu onderling slaags

In Turkije is een heftige strijd losgebroken tussen de twee machtigste
moslimfundamentalisten van het land: premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan en prediker
Fethullah Gülen. Lees verder:

De politie is allang je beste vriend niet meer

Inmiddels traditiegetrouw, stond de berichtgeving rond de jaarwisseling ook de
afgelopen weken weer in het teken van de openbare ordehandhaving. Met
snelrechtzittingen, een massale politie-inzet en de nodige stoere oneliners
voerde Ivo Opstelten een zorgvuldig geplande, politieke campagne. De
boodschap: de politie is niet meer ieders 'beste vriend'. Waar nodig kan de
burger rekenen op 'zero tolerance'. Onmiskenbaar is het (zelf)beeld van
politie en justitie de afgelopen decennia sterk veranderd. Maar in tijden van
toenemend 'lik-op-stuk' beleid zullen burgers en media zich ook kritischer
tegenover dit politieoptreden moeten opstellen – hetgeen vooralsnog uitblijft.
Lees verder:

Column: Vernietig het arbeidsethos, laat de mensen vrij

Binnenkort zijn er in Nederland met een beetje geluk 1.000.000 baanlozen. Wat
een groot feest gaat geven. Een feest dat zijn weerga in de geschiedenis niet
kent. Het eerste miljoen is bijna binnen, nog zes miljoen te gaan en we zijn
allen verlost van het mensonterende arbeidsethos. Lees verder:

17 januari, Leiden: nieuwjaarsreceptie van onderop

Op 17 januari houdt Doorbraak een nieuwjaarsreceptie van onderop, met
gezelligheid, lekkere hapjes en drankjes en een terugblik op 2013. Volop
gelegenheid dus om kennis te maken, bij te praten, contacten aan te knopen en
inspiratie op te doen. Net als in 2013. Kom ook langs! Nieuwjaarsreceptie van
onderop. Vrijdag 17 januari, Van 19:00 tot 22:00 uur (vrije inloop),
Middelstegracht 38, Leiden. Lees verder:

Nieuws elders

Naam "geestelijk vader" spionagebus moet geheim blijven

Honderd procent uitbuiting van bijstandsgerechtigden

Wilders vriend Le Pen weer in opspraak om antisemitisme

Quenelles en gaskamers

"No justice, no peace!" geldt ook in Londen

Britse beweging tegen dwangarbeid timmert flink aan de weg

Zapatismo and the Latin American cycle of struggles

Nederlandse jihadisten in het offensief


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Forced to marry her rapist — days until the big vote

Dear friends,

16 year-old Amina Filali — raped, beaten and forced to wed her rapist — killed herself because Morocco's penal code allows a rapist to marry his underage victim. After years of struggle to reform the law, the big vote to repeal this shocking provision could happen in days! Let's honour Amina's memory by ensuring her tragedy is never repeated.

16 year-old Amina Filali, raped, beaten and forced to wed her rapist, killed herself — the only way she saw to escape the trap set for her by her rapist and Moroccan law. We've joined Moroccan activists, campaigning for years to repeal this provision, and now victory is within reach. This week, one last vote could make it happen.

Article 475 in Morocco's penal code allows a rapist to avoid prosecution and a long prison sentence by marrying his victim if she is a minor. It's any rape survivor's worst nightmare, and for Amina, it came true. But now, after hundreds of thousands of us helped to push Parliament, a vote to repeal the provision is within our grasp. If it's called, insiders say the repeal is certain to pass. We just need one final push to get it to the table.

Right now, there is almost no news coverage and no pressure on legislators to do the right thing. When our call is 1 million strong, we'll place ads in the newspapers that MPs read and stand with Moroccan activists outside of Parliament with a sea of pink balloons representing the massive global response. Let's honour Amina's memory by ensuring her tragedy is never repeated. Click below to join now:

When Amina was brutally raped, her family reported it to officials in their town of Larache. Instead of prosecuting the rapist, the court allowed him the option of marrying his victim— and Amina's family agreed to the proposal. After her suicide, Avaaz members stood with Amina's heartbroken parents and Moroccan activists to deliver nearly 800.000 voices for reform, making international headlines. The government promised change but nothing happened — until now.

Article 475 isn't the only challenge to women's rights in Morocco, but has become a striking symbol of what's wrong. The government has promised to pass comprehensive legislation to stop violence against women since 2006 and to strike down Article 475, but nothing changed while girls' lives were destroyed.
Finally things are moving in the right direction, with the Justice Committee striking down the most problematic part of the article and passing the bill on to the entire Lower Chamber for a vote — if this issue is called, it's very likely that Morocco will have a new law and Amina will see a kind of justice. This vote is the first crucial step to the real reform that women's groups in Morocco have long fought for. Let's seal the deal on 475 to demand that laws should protect, not trample on women's rights:

From Afghanistan and India to Japan and Kenya, Avaaz members use our collective power to join with people around the globe to fight for women's rights — today, let's stand together for Amina Filali and the legacy of hope that her story must leave. 

With hope and determination,

Dalia, Antonia, Emma, Marie, Rewan, Alex, Ricken and the entire Avaaz team

PS - Many Avaaz campaigns are started by members of our community! Start yours now and win on any issue - local, national or global:  

More information: 

Morocco set to repeal controversial rape section in penal code (Al Jazeera)

Morocco MPs Ask to End Rapist Marriage Law After Teen Suicide (Bloomberg)

Morocco protest against rape-marriage law (BBC)

Morocco mulls tougher line against rape-marriages (Al Jazeera) 

Protesters in Morocco demand reform of rape laws after teen girl's suicide (CNN) 

Global Rights report on violence against women in Morocco

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Benefit for Theather straat at ADM tonight

TheaterStraat collective needs your help this time

Submitted by suwanne on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:36pm

During the blaze at "De Heining", in the west-harbor area of Amsterdam, last Monday (December 2nd.) the warehouse of TheaterStraat burned down to the ground. TheaterStraat is well-known for their support during demonstrations and events with their iconic yellow-red stage truck, but also provides transportation with their coaches, logistical support and loads more.

The trucks and coaches are saved, but all the rest is gone (sound equipment, stage lighting, mixing desks, the tents, containers, tools, the ware-house, the office and so on and so forth...)

Because of the scale of the blaze (more than 12 companies are affected) it will take a long time before it will become clear if and what will be covered by the insurance company. In any case it will never cover all the losses!

For starters they need help with cleaning and sorting and we need to build them a new ware-house. For now (a lot of) money is needed.

Think back of all the numerous demonstrations, festivals and other occasions where TheaterStraat was involved and donate some money. Ask also your friends and family. Start organizing benefits, because Theaterstraat is paramount for the alternative scene in the Netherlands.

We always relied on TheaterStraat and this time around TheaterStraat needs us!

Donations can be made into the bank-account of TheaterStraat, number: 5010111 (please say in the comment "schenking")

Thank you!!!

UPDATE: Rampenplan is coordinating the relief-efforts: or call: 020 354 18 04

Monday, January 6, 2014

Book Your date in School of Tantra

Soon more details would come but You could already book Your date in new season

1 Level for everyone
10 Fridays course [from 17.30 till 21.00]
Every Friday from 31.1.14 till 9.5.14
- 21.2.14
- 07.3.14
- 14.3.14
- 21.3.14
- 25.4.14
45 Euro for single workshop and only 300 for whole course

2 Level - only for couples or people who are ready to work together
8 Wednesday course [from 17.30 till 21.00]
Every second Wednesday from 5.2.14 - 14.5.14
45 Euro for single workshop and only 270 for whole course

Whole days Ceremonies
15.2.14 whole day (8hours) after 12.00
19.4.14 whole day (8hours) after 12.00
10.5.14 whole day (8hours) after 12.00
90 Euro for day

Every first weekend of the month - Intensive weekend
150 Euro

Individual private workshops, massage and skype sessions possible also at Your home
Do not hesitate to ask the questions:
For more info, details and updates check:

Friday, January 3, 2014

[Doorbraak Info] Teeven wil rechtsbijstand voor armen slopen

Joke Kaviaar: Politie: slachtoffers, helden, echte boeven

Wanneer je iets zegt over racisme, dan ben je een zeurpiet en zoek je de
slachtofferrol. Wanneer je iets zegt over politiegeweld, dan heb je het aan
jezelf te danken en zoek je de slachtofferrol. Wanneer je een discriminerende
meppende smeris bent, dan heb je altijd gelijk en sta je in je recht. Lees

Bezuinigingen op rechtshulp treffen mensen zonder papieren hard

In november luidden advocaten de noodklok over de bezuinigingen op de
gefinancierde rechtsbijstand. Met een rouwstoet droegen ze in toga gekleed de
rechtsbijstand symbolisch ten grave. Naar eigen zeggen neemt staatssecretaris
van Veiligheid en Justitie Fred Teeven de verplichting van de overheid om te
zorgen voor rechtsbijstand voor minder draagkrachtigen serieus. Maar de
sloopkogel van het kabinet Rutte II geeft het gebouw van de rechtsbijstand
harde klappen. Ook migratie-advocaten zijn daarvan flink de dupe, waardoor
mensen zonder papieren de gang naar de rechter nog moeilijker kunnen maken.
Lees verder:

Van fabrieken en productiefouten

Afgelopen zaterdag verscheen in De Volkskrant de wekelijkse column van Frank
Kalshoven, dit keer getiteld "Bijstand met plichten is juist prima idee".
Kalshoven besprak daarin de artikelenserie van vorige week dinsdag over de
toestanden bij Herstelling Werk en Uitvoering (HWU) in Amsterdam.
Doorbraak-activist Rachid Aoulad Abdellah dient hem van repliek middels een
ingezonden brief aan de krant. Lees verder:

17 januari, Leiden: nieuwjaarsreceptie van onderop

Op 17 januari houdt Doorbraak een nieuwjaarsreceptie van onderop, met
gezelligheid, lekkere hapjes en drankjes en een terugblik op 2013. Volop
gelegenheid dus om kennis te maken, bij te praten, contacten aan te knopen en
inspiratie op te doen. Net als in 2012. Kom ook langs! Nieuwjaarsreceptie van
onderop. Vrijdag 17 januari, Van 19:00 tot 22:00 uur (vrije inloop),
Middelstegracht 38, Leiden. Lees verder:

Nieuws elders

ATTAC-studie vernietigend voor "redding van Ierland"


De intellectuele armoede van nieuw-rechts

Anousha Nzume's brief voor Rishi en andere donkere jongetjes

De Weg-met-Onsers

Politie: gewapende criminele bende