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Save Jura raffle!

The raffle is now over - thank you to everyone who bought tickets and helped out!


  1. A rare screeprinted artwork worth $700 (pictured above). This large framed Nosey/Possum original comes from the Jura poster collection. Produced in the Tin Sheds in the 1980s, it is one of only a small number of remaining prints. A fantastic opportunity to own a piece of Sydney's political and artistic history - and an inspiring vision of the future.
  2. $500 worth of books from Jura Books
  3. $200 book pack from Glebe Books
  4. $160 book pack from the Co-op Bookshop
  5. Weekend for 2 in the heart of Byron Bay 1 minute from the beach and the main street, quiet leafy green treed setting. Includes light breakfast, dates negotiable
  6. 8 dozen vegan cupcakes by Riseup Baking
  7. A four course, Italian organic banquet for 6 people
  8. 5 x $20 organic food vouchers from Alfalfa House
  9. 4 cases of Guinness
  10. 20 free pie and coffee vouchers redeemable at Funky Pies in Bondi
  11. 60 political posters pasted up in the Sydney suburb of your choosing
  12. A selection of radical t-shirts from Corporate-Greed
  13. Hand-made jewellery
  14. A large screen TV
  15. Copies of each of the 5 prize-winning entries to the Jura Poster Competition, signed by the artists


Jura Books is facing a crisis and an opportunity. Last year 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. With the help of the Jura community, we managed to raise enough money to make that first payment of $5,000. But we still owe $15,000.

Jura is one of the few activist organisations in Sydney that owns its own property. This is an amazing achievement, built through the effort of members, supporters and friends over the last 31 years. The building is a stable resource for the broader progressive community, and in it we can prefigure real alternatives to the present society. We don't want to lose our building.

We need your help to raise the remaining $15,000 - please buy some raffle tickets!

Jura is a not-for-profit community bookshop, library and organising space. We stock thousands of books that you won't find anywhere else - anarchist, enviro, feminist, libertarian socialist, vegan, street art, history, fiction and more. We try to make these available to the community for the lowest possible price in order to build social justice and a better world. We also host community events - everything from gigs, poetry nights, and films to political talks and fundraisers for activist causes. Many different groups use our space, and we also maintain a library and archive of political poster art. We're all volunteers.


  • 2 entries $10.00
  • 5 entries for $20.00
  • 20 entries for $50.00
  • 40 entries $80.00
  • 60 entries $100.00
  • 130 entries $200.00

Buying tickets is is easy:

  • Use your own internet banking and transfer directly into our bank account. (Please send us an email afterwards to let us know that you've done this, and include your name and postal address. We will send you the appropriate number of entries as per the prices above).


Glebe Books
49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Co-op Bookshop
Boostores around Australia

Alfalfa House food co-op
113 Enmore Rd, Enmore

Funky Pies
Shop 2/144-148 Glenayr Ave, Bondi

because i said so jewellery
Jewellery & accessories using recycled materials
Christie: 0409 229 890

Corporate Greed t-shirts

Margeaux, and all the members of the Jura community who are providing
prizes and selling tickets.


The raffle will be drawn in October 2009 (check the website closer to the date for exact details). The winners will be notified by phone or email (as written on their ticket) and published on the Jura website. The $500 Jura book prize consists of $250 worth of books chosen by us, and $250 worth chosen by you. The Glebe Books and Co-op book packs are pre-chosen. Any prizes unclaimed by 30th December 2009 will revert to the Jura Collective, to do with as we wish. Dates are negotiable for the weekend in Byron, but must be sometime before June 2010. Only one prize per person - if someone who has already won a prize gets drawn a second time, another entry will be drawn. The prizes will be drawn in order from 1st to 15th.

"when the wealth of the land is shared by all
when the tools belong to those who use them
then we will make a new world"

Jura Poster Competition Winners 2008

In 2008 Jura held a poster competition/celebration. Below are the winning entries. (Higher resolution files for printing are at the bottom of the page.)

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