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New books at Jura

Hi everyone,
here are the latest new & back in stock titles at Jura - a great way to start off the new year:

- Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Yeara - Making Speech Free, 1902-1909, Volume 1, Candice Falk (ed), $48

- Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Yeara - Making Speech Free, 1902-1909, Volume 2, Candice Falk (ed), $48

- Chomsky for Beginners, David Gogswell, $25

- Anarchism for Beginners, Marcos Mayer, $25

- Doris, an Anthology 1992-2001 (back in stock, Cindy Crabb, $24

- A Factory as it Might Be, William Morris, The Factory We Never Had, Colin Ward, ( Back in Stock) $4

- Come Hell or High Water: a Handbook on Collective Process Gone Awry, Celfina Vannucci & Richard Singer, $13

- Anarcho-Syndicalism, Theory and Practice, Rudolf Rocker (Back in Stock), $23.

- The Women Incendiaries, Edith Thomas, (back in Stock) $26

- Hello, My Name is Vegan Freak: Being a Vegan in a Non-Vegan World, Version 2.0, Bob Torres, $25

4 gigs, 3 workshops, a talk and a rally

Hi Jura friends and supporters,

There are 4 great gigs on at Jura this month..

--> ONE! Folk punk show this Saturday 23rd Jan. Chris Burrows from
is back and playing in his new band making acoustic punk rock
music with a guitar, grand piano, double bass, cello, viola and a whole
bunch of violins. Also from Tasmania, Ethan (from the old Sydney
teenage folk punk crew named Commonfilth!) will be bringing his new
reggae punk band called Phat Meegz
. Also, local band Rabbit from
Bankstown / Liverpool way will be bringing their post-HSC post-rock.
You may have seen Ivars, one of the guitarists play at a Juracoustic
event a few months back. There will also be a large amount of tasty mi
goreng for your enjoyment (by donation). 3pm - 7pm, Sat 23rd Jan.

--> TWO! Punk show with Independent Thought Alarm, Ether Rag,
Thylascene, Stono Caves
, and others. Entry by Donation. 8pm - 10pm,
Thurs 28th Jan.

--> THREE! The Milvain from Italia, playing catchy hardcore / screamo punk. For at taste see http://www.myspace.com/milvains. 7pm - 9pm, Tues 9th Feb.

--> FOUR! Fun punk rock in the library with Little Lungs (from
Brooklyn, USA), Alphabet Snakes (Melbourne) and Bare Arms
. 7pm -
10.30pm, Sat 27th Feb.

In case you missed our email last month and are wondering about the
Save Jura Raffle, we are pleased to report that thanks to you, we
raised $13,000
! A few dozen volunteers were able to sell 3000 tickets,
door-knock 200 houses in our local area, hand deliver 5500 letters
, and
more. All of this work helped to build a stronger anarchist community
and communicate with thousands of people about anarchist ideas - many
for the first time. Thank you to everyone who donated money and time
(hundreds of you). Collective action works! Prize-winners have been
notified and are listed on our website.

So now is the perfect time to talk about Jura's future. What do you
think we should do in 2010 and beyond? Expand the library? Catalogue
the bookshop? Organise a conference? Build a revolutionary workers
movement in Australia? Come to the Jura Community Planning Workshop -
a day for anyone and everyone at all connected with Jura to have a say
in the future of the project. This means YOU. We want and need your
input - everyone is welcome! Food will be available by donation.
--> Jura Community Planning workshop 2pm, Sat 30th Jan.

Also coming up this month...

--> Jura fixing workshop - help us sort books, paint things and fix the place. 12-5pm on Sat 23rd Jan and Sun 24th Jan.

--> The normal Jura collective meeting to talk about the day-to-day running of the place. All welcome. 5.30pm, Fri 12th Feb.

--> The National Day of Action against the NT Intervention and for
Aboriginal Rights
organised by Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney.
The rally is to demand an end to the intervention and income
quarantining. And to support self-determination, Aboriginal controlled
housing, jobs and services for all communities. For more detail see http://www.stoptheintervention.org/ 1pm Sat 13th Feb at the Block, Redfern.

--> Come and help put together the next edition of the Scooter Zine
focusing on DIY women's performance in Sydney. For the Scooter zine
making workshop the Jura library will be an autonomous women's space.
1-5pm, Sun 14th Feb.

--> Ramsey Kanaan
long-time activist and founder of radical publisher PM Press will be in
Sydney again for a short time. He will be giving a political talk about
the progress and prospects of a variety of anarchist projects in the USA. Followed by discussion on how we can use these ideas in Australia. 6.30pm, Fri12th Feb. Free! Snacks provided.

Also, we still have a selection of diaries and calendars for 2010 left.
They are beautifully made and full of radical dates and info to inspire
you. Many of these are now substantially discounted - Slingshots
Organizers are now $6 (small) and $12 (large).  

Hope to see you soon!

Lots of love and rage from the Jura Collective.

440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
9550 9931

Opening Hours:

Wednesday 2 - 7pm
Thursday 2 - 7pm
Friday 2 - 7pm
Saturday 12 - 5pm
Sunday 12 - 5pm

Political Perspectives: 

New titles and some gems are back in stock

Hi everyone,
here is the latest list of new titles (or back in stock) at Jura:
- (a great manual for Permaculture people in hardback - it's huge) - Permaculture: A Designers Manual, Bill Mollison, $65
- The Power of Duck (permaculture book), Takao Furuno, $37
- Doctrinal Nourishment: Art and Anarchism in the Time of James Ensor, Theresa Papanikolas, $38
- (back in stock) Introduction to Permaculture, Bill Mollison & Reny Mia Slay, $26
- (while we are with the permaculture theme) Permaculture Calendar, $8.50 & Permaculture Diary $21
- (back in stock) How to Make Trouble and Influence People, Iain McIntyre, $25

Even more new titles

here are some more new titles at Jura:
- Left Wing Political Graphics from Argentina (lots of @ ones) $26
- Design Anarchy (cheaper copy than before) $68
- Diary of a Chambermaid, $12
- Order and Anarchy $35
- Anarchy! An Authentic Exposition of the Methods of Anarchists and the Aims of Anarchism (Facsimile reprint of the 1908 book) $45

Only five large Slingshots left - tho' still a great range of colours - be Quick! Still a few more small Slingshots, with an even bigger range of colours.

Ciao, Sid.

New Revolutionary End-of-Year titles at Jura

Hi everyone,
here are some of the exciting new titles at Jura!

From a new publisher (Red and Black) that we are now dealing with:
- IWW: a Documentary History, L. Frank, $20
- Non-Leninist Marxism: Writings on the Worker's Councils, Gorter, Pannekoek, Pankhurst and Ruhle, $18
- Philosophy of Revolution: Towards a Non-Leninist Marxism, L. Frank, $18
- My Two Years in Russia: An American Anarchist's Disillusionment..., E. Goldman, $20
- Chicago Seven: Testimony from the 1968 Conspiracy Trial, Abbie Hoffman, Rennie Davis, and others, $19
- Socialism and the Irish Rebellion: Writings from James Connolly, J. Connolly, $22
- The Digger Movement: Radic al Commmunalism in the English Civil War, Lewis H Berens, $19
- Insurgent Mexico: With Pancho Villa in the Mexican Revolution, John Reed, $22
- Syndicalism, Industrial Unionism and Socialism, J. Spargo, $18
- The Workers Opposition in the Russian Communist Party: the Fight for Workers Democracy..., A. Kollontai, $17
- Proposed Roads to Freedom, B. Russell, $18

And from AK Press:
- Kontrrazvedka: the Story of the Makhnovist Intelligence Service, V. Azarov, $20
- Battle of the Story of the "Battle of Seattle", $19
- You Don't Have to Fuck People Over to Survive, S. Tobocman, $25
- Everything You Know is Wrong, R. Kick (ed), $37
- Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, $48
- Art of Free Cooperation (with CD), $31
- The Taqwacores, MM Knight, $23

Ciao, Sid.

More New Titles at Jura

Hi everyone,
here are some new titles:
"The Debates of Liberty: An overview of Individualist Anarchism, 1881-1908" Wendy McElroy $45.00
"Restorative Justice: Healing the foundations of our everyday lives" Dennis Sullivan and Larry Tiffy $46.00
"Offending Youth: sex, crime and justice" Kerry Carrington $56.00
"Environmental Decision-Making, exploring complexity and context" Ronnie Harding, Carolyn M Hendriks and Mehreen Farugi $54.00

There are also a whole bunch of real cheapies on the new titles table...big variety of topics.

And don't forget the huge range of Slingshot diaries at Jura.

Ciao, Sid.

And the winner is... anarchy!

Hi Jura friends and supporters,

The Save Jura raffle is over and we're happy to say it was a great success - thanks to you! It was a massive effort over six months, with:
--> 3,000 tickets sold.
--> 900 existing supporters contacted (including 750 via email, 200 via facebook, 200 via sms, 80 by phone call).
--> 200 houses door-knocked in our local area.
--> 5,500 letters hand delivered to people in our local area (these letters talked about what anarchism is, as well as Jura and the raffle).
--> 100s of posters put up across Sydney.
--> Stalls held in Newcastle, Glebe, Redfern, Newtown, Helensburgh and more.

All of this was done by a few dozen volunteers - congratulations to all of you who sold tickets, provided prizes and spread the word. And thank you to everyone who donated (hundreds of you) - every contribution helped. We also received a handful of very generous donations from comrades around Australia, Aotearoa, the US, Europe and other parts of the world. Thank you all! It has been very inspiring to experience this living anarchist solidarity.

Through this effort we raised over $13,000! We've also built a stronger community and communicated with literally thousands of people to engage with them about anarchist ideas - many for the first time. When we started the raffle there was $15,000 left on the mortgage and now there is only $2,500! (We had to spend some of what was raised on bills, insurance and interest along the way.) Interest payments are down from almost $200 per month to $91 per month and will soon be even lower. Through collective action, the crisis we faced has been turned into a opportunity and a success for anarchism in Sydney.

And of course congratulations to the prize-winners (you should already have been contacted). Please collect your prizes if you haven't already done so.

There are lots of exciting happenings in the next month...

As the end-of-year consumer madness looms, why not consider some radical alternatives? Don't buy new junk as demanded by the unsustainable capitalist throwaway society, instead give your friends and family recycled presents, or gifts that go where they're needed in the majority world (check out Apheda or Oxfam). Alternatively, buy fresh fruit and veg from the Jura food co-op, or a radical book, or make a contribution to our library in someone's name. We've got loads of great stock to choose from! Political diaries and calendars are in stock, including those funky Slingshot Organisers and 3CR Calendars. Jura is open as normal from Wednesday to Sunday PLUS, we're open 2-7pm on Tuesdays until end of 2009, and we'll have a number of stalls around the place - check http://www.jura.org.au for details. Jura will be closed from Fri 25th Dec to Sun 3rd Jan; we'll re-open on Wed 6th Jan.

Another good option is to participate in Buy Nothing Day - an international protest against mindless consumerism. This year in Sydney people are meeting at 10am on Sat 28th Nov in Hyde Park near St James station. Come dressed as a zombie for a zombie march through the shopping district! http://www.buynothingsydney.110mb.com/

Join us for Juracoustic from 7pm this Thurs 26th Nov. A night of open mic until everyone's had a turn or two or three or four. Bring your instruments, your voice, stories, poems, or just your ears. This will be the last Juracoustic event of the year, the next being January 28th, 2010. http://juracoustic.wordpress.com

Hundreds of bicyclists will be out in force for the Critical Mass once-yearly Harbour Bridge Ride. Meet at 5.30pm on Fri 27 Nov at Archbald Fountain in Hyde Park.

At 6pm Wed 2nd Dec, Jamez, a friend from Singapore, will lead an open discussion at Jura on some of the political and social movements in Singapore. Jamez is active in animal protection with ACRES http://www.acres.org.sg/ and is also active in the political DIY hardcore punk scene in Singaprore. Come along and find out what our neighbours are up to!

Come to a discussion on the European Autonomous Movement, 6pm Fri 11th Dec at Jura. This movement, mainly centred in the German-speaking countries, has been a major factor in radical European politics for about thirty years. Visiting anarchist Gabriel Kuhn will give an overview of the movement's history and its current state – questions from the audience are strongly encouraged! Gabriel grew up along the German-Austrian border and was politicised in the autonomous movement in the late 1980s. He currently lives in Sweden, and is part of the editorial collective behind Perspektiven Autonomer Politik (Perspectives of Autonomous Politics). Gabriel is the founder of Alpine Anarchist Productions and also works with PM Press in the US, and the Swedish anarchist journal Brand.

Melbourne revolutionary leftist punk band, Truth From Facts, will be playing their songs about the Weather Underground and Theodor Adorno at Jura from 3pm, Sun 13th Dec as part of their DIY tour of Sydney. The show will cost you $7 to help the band cover some of the costs of travel and to put toward the Jura mortgage. If the weather is clear, the show will be happening out in the back car park. Joining Truth From Facts will be locals Bare Arms (featuring Jura collective member, Katrina on drums), Young Lions and Do Not Resuscitate (who have been Jura regulars since their first show in April 2008).

The latest book from Breakdown Press, How To Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, hoaxes, graffiti and political mischief making from around Australia will be launched at two events in Sydney. The first launch kicks off at 6pm on Thurs the 3rd Dec at Berkelouw in Newtown, with the book’s author Iain McIntyre, plus Dr Meredith Burgmann, Mother Inferior (Order of Perpetual Indulgence) and Simon Hunt (Pauline Pantsdown). Entry is free. Also on Sat 5th December there'll be a launch party at the Red Rattler, 6 Faversham St Marrickville, 8pm-midnight. Entry is $10 and speakers will include Iain McIntyre, artist Deborah Kelly and Dave Burgess (who painted No War on the Opera House in 2003) plus music by Lee Memorial, Bare Arms and NinetyNine. The first 50 payers get a free Rock Against Bullshit CD. The book is also available at Jura for $29.

Join thousands at Walk Against Warming, 1pm Sat 12th Dec, Martin Place. Think you don't have the power to stop climate change? Think again! This December is D-Day for the planet as world leaders meet in Copenhagen to do a global deal on climate change. While they talk the talk, people will be walking the walk all over the world, from New York to Tokyo, Mumbai to Paris and all over Australia. So get your walking shoes on and be part of the most important Walk Against Warming ever. http://www.walkagainstwarming.org

Lots of love and rage from the Jura collective.

440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
9550 9931

Opening Hours:

Tuesday 2-7pm (until end 2009)
Wednesday 2 - 7pm
Thursday 2 - 7pm
Friday 2 - 7pm
Saturday 12 - 5pm
Sunday 12 - 5pm

Closed from 25th December to 2nd January; re-open Wed 6th Jan.

New books at Jura

Hi everyone,
here are a bunch of new titles at Jura:

ABCs of the Economic Crisis $22
After Makhno $4
Anarchist Past and Other Essays, Colin Ward $25
Direct Action, E. Pouget $43
The German Revolution 1918-1923, Broule (back in stock with a much lower price) $66
Haymarket: a novel, hardback, $27
International Anarchist Congress 1907 $43
Italian Anarchism - 1864-1892 (From the First International to the 1872 Anti-Authoritarian International), N. Pericone, $34
My Revolutionary Life, Juan Garcia Oliver, $4
Soul of Man Under Socialism, O. Wilde, $4
Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution, $34
What Every Revolutionary Should Know...V. Serge, $17
Soccer in Sun and Shadow, E. Galleano, $28
Slingshot Organisers $8, $16 (heaps of colours)

Raffle Prize Winners

Congratulations to everyone who won a prize in the Save Jura Raffle. And an even bigger congratulations to everyone who donated or helped sell tickets - you make Jura possible!

The prize winners were:

  • Rare Political Artwork - Karen S
  • Jura Books Pack - Sophie H
  • Gleebooks Pack - Michael P
  • Co-op books pack - Dayv R
  • Byron Bay Accommodation - Anna L
  • Cupcakes - Liz S
  • Alfalfa house vouchers - Nick A, Leslie W, Tom W, Bec S, and Gina A
  • Guinness - Peter S
  • Funky Pies Vouchers - Jamie P, Harrison S, Lindsay H, Russel, Suren C, Alice W, Dan, Adam W, Jacqueline B, Vi P, Ricki S, Claire P, Chips M, Paul N, Daz S, Natalie and Jenny, Rachel K, Natalie M, Anne O, and Mari V.
  • Italian Dinner - Lila C
  • Political Posters Paste-up - Theresa P
  • T-shirts - Neil H
  • Hand Made Jewellery - Andrew J
  • TV - Dan R
  • Jura Prize-winning Posters - Liz T