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New titles: more food for your thoughts

Hi peoples,
Heaps more tasty food for your thoughts at Jura Books:

Academic Corporations: Justice, Freedom & the University, A. Fenichel, $23

Revolutionary readings at Jura Books

Hi fellow revolutionaries,
here is some more food for thought from the revolutionary shelves of Jura Books - some very interesting titles, indeed:

The Evolution of Capitalism, The Philosophy of Misery, P-J Proudhon, $30(a book that Jura has never had before)
What is Property?, P-J Proudhon (new edition) $30
Freedom, Anarchy and the Law, R. Taylor $40 (minimal-statist anarchism)
Communit Under Anarchy: Transnational Identity and the Evolution of Cooperation, B. Cronin, $44
The Communal Experience: Anarchist & Mystical Communities in Twentieth-Century America (new edn), $60
After Makhno: Hidden histories of anarchism in the Ukraine, $4
The Russian Revolution in Ukraine, Nestor Makhno (Vol 1 of his autobiography, for the first time in English), $32
Under the Blows of the Counterrevolution, Nestor Makhno,(Vol 2 of his autobiography), $36
We are an Image from the Future: the Greek Revolt of December 2008, A. Schwarz, T. Sagris (eds), $28
Academic Repression: Reflection form the Academic Industrial Complex, A Nocella (ed) $36
Revolutionary Letters, Dianne di Prima, $24
Anarchism and its Aspirations, Cindy Milstein, $19
Mythmakers & Lawbreakers: anarchist writers on fiction (Le Guin, Jensen, Moore etc) $19
The Federation Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU): Crisis, Armed Struggle and Dictatorship 1967-1985, $4
Anarchism: a documentary histor of libertarian ideas Vol 2, Robert Graham, $41

Enjoy some good reading!

People's Blockade, melodic sounds and free guitar lessons

Hi Jura friends, 

It's time to turn up the heat on the coal industry, and their friends in government. The export coal industry is Australia's single biggest, and fastest growing contribution to the global climate crisis. Newcastle is already the world's biggest coal port, and is set to open a massive new coal terminal to triple current export capacity. This means tripling coal mining, razing bushland and ripping apart communities for more mines. The profits will be exported, but the devastation will be felt here and around the world. 

This madness has to stop. The climate crisis is deepening, and time is fast running out. Politicians are failing to take action against the rampant coal companies, so we have to do it ourselves...

Join Jura people this Sunday and hundreds of others in a peaceful occupation Newcastle Harbour,
and prevent the passage of coal ships. There'll be extra boats and plenty happening on the shore too, so come along and show your support!


> People's Blockade of the World's Biggest Coal Port: 10am and all day, Sun 28th March, Horseshoe Beach, Newcastle.

Project X
has transformed into the Workers Solidarity Network, Sydney Group. This rank and file militant group will provide solidarity to workers engaged in industrial actions and disputes.

> Workers Solidarity Network meeting: 2pm Sun 28 March, Jura Books.

Every Thursday afternoon at Jura, Jase is offering casual guitar lessons to whoever turns up, between 2pm and 7pm. Beginners to intermediates welcome. Willing to exchange services if you have something to offer though not necessary. 

> Free Guitar Lessons: 2-7pm every Thurs, Jura Books.


Come play, eat, listen, talk, etc at Juracoustic this Thursday

> Juracoustic: 7pm Thurs 25th Mar, Jura Books.


Sheila Autonomista is an independent, non-profit, queer women's art and music festival held in Sydney. First established in 2002, Sheilafest was set up as an easily accessible culturally and politically alternative festival for women identifiers.


> Sheilafest: 31st March to 5th April, a number of venues.

Infinite Decimals from Melbourne are coming to play Jura Books on their first Interstate Tour. Come and hear their experimental, melodic electronic sounds, with live projections by Paul Rogers. Supported by Scissor Lock and Swill. 




> Infinite decimals show, 7pm Fri 2nd April, Jura Books.

In June 2010, the soccer World Cup will take place in South Africa. Here in Sydney, we are planning to hold an alternative World Cup by introducing some anarchist rules into the games which anyone can join and enjoy! Come and help us organise it... 

> Alternative World Cup working group, 7pm Fri 9th April, Jura Books

F is a conference to reinvigorate the feminist movement. F is a vision for our feminist future. Join Jura Collective members and many others at two days of lively debate, workshops and discussion about where we are from, where we are at and where we are going.


> F Conference: Sat 10th and Sun 11th April, NSW Teachers Federation, Surry Hills.

Come and help collectively run Jura Books. Volunteers and new ideas are always needed and welcome! 

> Jura Collective meeting, 2pm, Sat 10th April, Jura Books.

Indie Folk night with Post Paint and friends. Accompanied by live projections. http://www.myspace.com/postpaint

> Indie Folk Night, 7pm, Friday 16th April at Jura, by donation.

Please take 2 minutes to read about and sign an online petition for Australian activist Natasha Verco who is facing terrorism charges in relation to her organising activities at the Copenhagen climate conference.

> http://www.actforclimatejustice.org/mailings/copenhagen_mailing_3-18-201...

As always, Jura has heaps of new stock and is now open 6 days per week! Hope to see you soon.

The Jura Collective.

440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham

9550 9931


Friend Jura on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Petersham-Australia/Jura-Books...

Opening Hours:

Monday: 2.30 - 7pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 2 - 7pm

Thursday: 2 - 7pm

Friday: 2 - 7pm

Saturday: 12 - 5pm

Sunday: 12 - 5pm

Another bumper crop of new anarchist titles

Hi everyone,
here are the latest new titles at Jura:

From PM Press, anarchist publisher:

Theory and Practice: Conversations with Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn, S. Lilley, $18
In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and the Left Alternatives, G. Albo, $14
What it Would it Mean to Win, Turblence Collective, $15
Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge and Radical Politics, G. Kuhn (ed), $20
From Here to There: The Staughton Lynd Reader, A. Grubagic, $20
An New Notion: Every Cook Can Govern& The Invading Socialist Society, C.L.R. James, $16
The Real Price of Prisons Comix, L. Ahrens, $13
Re-Imagining Change: How to Use Story-based Strategy to Win Campaigns, Build Movements, and Change the World, P. Reinsborough, $16

From academic publishers (and who says anarchism is less efficient!!!):

Anarchy and the Law: the Political Economy of Choice, E. Stringham (ed), $69
Anarchism and Utopianism, L. Davis & R. Kinna, $130 (RPP $145)
The Individualist Anarchists, An Anthology of Liberty (1881-1908), F. Brooks (ed), $69
Beer and Revolution: The German Anarchist Movement in New York City, 1880-1914, T. Goyens, $58

Ciao, Sid

And the winner is... anarchy!

Last year we were presented with a crisis and an opportunity, and we asked for your help. The bank that holds the mortgage for our property called in the loan. They asked us to pay $5,000 immediately and the rest - another $15,000 - as soon as possible.

We are proud to announce that with your help we have raised over $18,000 as of December 2009 !

This is living proof of the amazing capacity and commitment of the community that surrounds Jura Books. We all believe that Sydney needs radical change, and Jura is a key part of making that change.

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.

Political diaries and calendars are in stock and at reduced rates, including those funky Slingshot Organisers and 3CR Calendars.

Project X

Dear Jura friends and comrades,

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.