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Maastricht: Landbouwbelang 15 Years Cultural freezone

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Throughout the years, the Landbouwbelang has been an experience for many people. A diverse group of artists, designers, producers, organisers, performers, artisans, students and many others made it their social place, their workspace and even their home.
Trough their ideas, ideals, creations, constructions and energy they created the Landbouwbelang in its current form. By organising, creating and sharing experiences together a big community has formed itself around this place. In April 2017 the Landbouwbelang will celebrate it´s 15th birthday.

Thursday 6 April
Superhero Status + Break Of Day (punk)
20.30-23.59 at Keldertje

Friday 7 April
Foodbank Maastricht & 15 Years of Positive Propaganda;
21:00 – 02:30
entrance doc side, donation based


Thursday 13 April
Bear Makes Ninja + A Pig Called Eggs (Math/Rock)
Keldertje 20.30-23.59

Friday 14 April
Music from David Marx at
Foodbank Maastricht & Expo “Order vs Chaos”
entrance garden side, donation based

Friday 14th till Sunday 23th of April 19.30-21.00
Expo Order vs Chaos
“Order vs Chaos” will bring a broad mix of art pieces of 27 Artist; From the Netherlands, Belgium, Chile and Russia. Scrap metal installations, paintings, glassworks, wax, surrealistische assemblages and more wil be presented by beginners and the established.

Saturday 15 April
Opening Order vs Chaos;
Silent film with live music,
Violin experimental punk, Martial Arts, Betonfraktion and more!
entrance garden side, donation based 19:30 – 23:00
Thursday 20 April
Fabian + Malstatt + Hollywoodfun Downstairs
(Ambivalente Popmusik, Modern Jazz/Stoner Rock/Doom Metal, Noise Punk)
20.30-23.59 Keldertje

Friday 21 April
Music from Elephants on Tape
at Foodbank Maastricht
& Expo “Order vs Chaos”
entrance garden side, donation based 19:30 – 23:00

Saturday 22 April
Finissage Order vs Chaos
with Hax “Acoustic & electric mashup”;
Violin, JUNO-6 synth, Soprano, Accordeon, Darbuka, Acrobatics, Visuals.
And “In Between”; Electronic ambient with guitars,
analog instruments and field recordings.
entrance garden side, donation based 19:30 – 23:00

Thursday 27 April

Friday 28 April
Music from Sweet Billie at Foodbank Maastricht
entrance garden side, donation based

Saturday 29 April
Le Cirque du Platzak
18:30 – 20:00
and after party 21:00 – 02:30

Ollie Q & the Deep Six Trikosis
an exotic blend of ska, jazz, calypso, latin, soul and rocksteady

Zibabu is a band of three lunatic-(several sexed) alien- cleaning ladies from planet Z3. Here to dust, vacuum, and polish the grey area between your ears! And knee slappin anarcho blue-trash from the BucketBoyz.

DJ’s Hapu & Soj
The Balkan Dj Team from the south of the Netherlands. The music is a touching mix between Gypsy, Balkan, Russen hits and other groovy sounds of the world.

Every Thursday Doorgeefwinkel 11.00-16.00 Dockside

Every Teusday Maastricht Goes Vegan 19.00

The Resistance Now: Big corporations come at Trump on climate

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Mars Inc, Staples, Levis Strauss and Gap Inc have doubts about Trump’s pro-business climate plan; Bernie Sanders plans a summer bash for activists; how #blackwomenatwork won the Internet

  • The Resistance Now on Facebook
  • The creators of chocolate bars, pencils and sensible trousers joined Trump opponents this week.

    Visitor: "Can I speak to the principal?" Me:"I am the principal." #BlackWomenAtWork

    #BlackWomenAtWork Client asked to speak to a manager. I said that was me. So she asked to speak to the owner. I said that would also be ME.

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    Satirical candidate for president awakens Serbian youth

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    by Sarah Freeman-Woolpert

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    Serbia heads to the polls for its presidential election on Sunday. While the ballot boasts the usual cast of characters in the Serbian political arena, one young candidate has launched a satirical campaign to challenge the frontrunner — current Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic — by engaging new voters and using humor to shape a high-profile critique of Serbia’s political elites.

    Always dressed in his trademark all-white suit and often depicted riding a white horse, this candidate — who goes by the name Ljubisa Preletacevic-Beli — built his campaign in response to widespread disillusionment with the country’s current political leaders, particularly among the country’s youth. Beli, whose real name is Luka Maksimovic, comes from the Serbian town of Mladenovac and will be competing against 10 other candidates in Sunday’s election, running as part of the “Hit It Hard Beli!” citizen campaign.

    The campaign has gained enormous popularity, rising to second in the polls behind Vucic — who has an estimated 53 percent of the votes — and drawing disengaged youth into political participation. Current Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has called Beli’s campaign a “sociological phenomenon” among young voters. Some suggest this could be an indicator of a larger civic awakening taking place in Serbia against the current political establishment, as the country faces economic hardship and a brain drain of the young and skilled labor force — all while vying for European Union membership, despite rising anti-E.U. sentiment in the country.

    As a presidential candidate, Beli portrays a caricature of corrupt Serbian politicians, bragging that he holds a fake university degree and making promises he can’t keep. He mocks Vucic on his Facebook page — including a series of recent jabs after reports that Vucic hired a group of supporters to travel around the country on buses to attend his rallies, but only compensates them with a small amount of money and free sandwiches. Beli responded by posting on Facebook that he would offer pizzas to his supporters, not just sandwiches.

    A screenshot from one of Beli’s YouTube videos shows him atop a white horse.

    The campaign has produced music videos and uses satirical language in which Beli calls himself “uncle,” making statements like “Uncle will take care of you!” and “Uncle loves to win!” The page description says Beli “would sell himself for 750 million euros, not for a few thousand like today’s politicians.” He also describes himself as the “Future President of Mladenovac and Serbia,” intentionally misspelling president and making a joke about holding two positions at once — since Vucic, if elected president, will hold the offices of both president and prime minister at the same time.

    Aida Salihovic, a student and activist from the western Serbian city Novi Pazar, said she believes Beli has motivated young people who previously felt powerless and voted for the same politicians without considering alternatives to the status quo. “His energy has given a completely new dimension to the upcoming elections,” Salihovic said.

    Beli’s campaign serves as an example of what author L.M. Bogad calls “electoral guerilla theater,” the practice of running for public office as a creative prank to draw attention to issues in the system or promote a certain platform using the publicity of the campaign. So far, the campaign is succeeding in mobilizing the energy and engagement of Serbian youth. It also carries similar elements to the humor and public theater stunts used to garner young people’s support for the OTPOR! student movement, which led to the overthrow of Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic in 2000.

    Posted on Beli’s Facebook page, this photo bears the caption “I know which Serbia I belong to” and contrasts a selfie of Beli with a group of Serbian youth against a picture of older Serbians voting for the dominant parties.

    Beli is currently ahead of the other main competitors to Vucic, including the former National Ombudsman Sasa Jankovic, and the right-wing radical Vojislav Seselj. His campaign was initially contested, and supporters still fear it could be dismissed by the Administrative Court — despite Serbia’s Electoral Commission upholding Beli’s right to run for office.

    Appearing in an elaborate performance on Kurir TV this week, Beli wore a crown of gold leaves and a fur cape over his white suit as he addressed the audience through billowing clouds of smoke and flashing lights. Although it is unlikely he will pose a major challenge to Vucic on Sunday, his campaign may be stirring a dormant generation to begin challenging the political order and shaking up the status quo.

    Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere review – Paul Mason restages global protests

    The Guardian | Protest -

    Young Vic, London
    The audience play their part in the Arab Spring and debate whether Occupy curbed capitalist power as the journalist interrogates a decade of revolt

    This live incarnation of Guardian columnist Paul Mason’s book about the surge of worldwide global protest comes from the performance-lecture tradition but opens out into something altogether more democratic. It’s galvanising stuff, both personal and deeply political.

    Staged and filmed at the Young Vic over three days, and due to be broadcast on BBC2 later this year, it is another welcome example of how theatre increasingly sees its role as an initiator of debate and a forum to share our lives and experiences. A theatre in which we don’t just watch, but also actively participate.

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