Hi, my friend Martina is hosting the series Nosier
Maybe an interest for some more people at varia.?
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Martina Raponi <martina.raponi(a)gmail.com>
> Subject: thank you Noiserrs - next session
> Date: 27 June 2020 at 12:42:14 CEST
> To: "info(a)noiserr.xyz info(a)noiserr.xyz" <info(a)noiserr.xyz>
> Hello Noiserrs
> I hope we all survived the heat wave this last week and didn't melt away.
> I want to thank you for coming to our first Noiserr after the mild reopening of public events last week, and thanks to those who didn't make it/didn't manage to book a seat/supported from afar nonetheless. It was weird and awkward within the "new normal" parameters, but fantastic. You're amazing, I hope you all felt comfortable and enjoyed the conversation.
> I will be in touch with WORM this week to check whether the participation conditions/rules will stay the same for our next session, and you'll hear about that from WORM and from me for sure - I will follow up on this email as soon as I know more.
> If you want to join next session (July 4th), and bring texts/images/works to show, in relation to the discussion that we started together (systems/noise/racialization of sounds) feel free to do so. It is also ok to drift and navigate other topics which are tangential/related to the issues we already discussed. Trivial anecdotes, pop culture facts, news, IG posts, weird Tweets, all can count for discussion, so do not feel like we should follow an "intellectual" etiquette within Noiserr. We like philosophy but we also like memes - duh.
> If you want to check with me beforehand whatever you might want to bring to the table (also if you feel like it would be better to share the files with participants before the session), I'm all eyes to watch/read and ears to listen. If you want to surprise us, also very welcome!!! Just make sure that you send me the files/links you want to show/discuss at least 2-3h before the session so I can upload them on the hotglue page (https://noiserr.hotglue.me/wormopencity <https://noiserr.hotglue.me/wormopencity>) or just download them and have them ready on my laptop for projection on the screen during the session.
> For any question, comment, doubt, remark, advice, concern: write to me without hesitation
> Sending noisy hugs,
> Martina Raponi
> http://noiserr.xyz/ <http://noiserr.xyz/>
> https://noiserr.hotglue.me/ <https://noiserr.hotglue.me/>
Important message forwarded from Tender Center <https://tendercenter.space/>
We’re writing with an *urgent* action.
In October 2019 a bill was passed by the Tweede Kamer of the Dutch
parliament which proposes to change the legal standard applied to violence
by police officers in the Netherlands. The usual parliamentary process is
that a consultation (Raad van State) into what effect a bill would have in
practice needs to be done before a bill can be passed into law by the
Eerste Kamer. The result of the consultation for this bill is due later in
the summer but the Dutch parliament has decided to bring forward to 9 June
the date for the final decision by the Eerste Kamer on passing it into law.
This means the proposed law will be voted on before the consultation on its
effects is published. As well as being wholeheartedly against what the bill
proposes, we also think it's important to draw attention to this point
about parliamentary process.
If voted into law, this bill will mean:
*Police officers will no longer be subject to a charge of manslaughter
if someone is killed in police detention.* Instead they will be subject
to a charge of ‘violating official instruction’ which carries a lesser
maximum sentence (3 years as opposed to 15 years for manslaughter).
*Police will be given much wider powers to use firearms, tasers, and
These changes would be brought under the law under the status of General
Administrative Order rather than under the current Criminal Code. This
means that *future changes to them could be decided by the government
without the need for a vote* in the 2 chambers of the parliament.
*We urge our communities, whether or not you have the right to vote in NL,
to take urgent action against these measures by writing to the individual
parties and representatives in the first chamber of parliament. *
How do I do that?
Lilith mag has already published a template letter and all the
email addresses of the representatives and parties to write to. It is at
the bottom of this long article that gives further information on the
proposed law change.
In addition to sending a letter, we also urge you to sign this petition:
Where can I get more information?
Control Alt Delete have written this blogpost which gives important
When do I need to do this?
*URGENTLY. Before 9 June.*
Sending energies to all,
PS we will be sending out a separate email soon with links to solidarity
fundraisers for queer communities continuing to be affected by covid-19,
and community organisations supporting black lives matter related actions.
If you have any dutch, international, or transnational fundraisers you’d
like us to include then please email them in.