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Jura Food Co-op open meeting

Saturday, March 14, 2009 -
5:00am to 7:00am

Hi everyone,

The Jura Food Co-op is up and running again, and we would love you to

The system is much the same as before:

  1. Order and pay for your fruit and vegie box by Thursday 7pm, in cash, at Jura.
  2. Write your name and details in the green food co-op book in the back room at Jura.
  3. Pick up your vegie box on Friday between 2pm and 7pm, or Saturday between 12pm and 2pm.
  4. Enjoy!


Stop the war on Gaza rally

Monday, January 19, 2009 -
1:00am to 3:00am

Stop the war on Gaza
End the brutal siege, bombing and invasion of Palestine
End the Rudd government's support for Israel's massacres
Suspend all Australia-Israel ties until Gaza is free
Freedom and self-determination for Palestine

Assemble Sydney Town Hall
2pm Sunday 18 January

Protest initiated by the Gaza Defence Committee

Contact Tim Dobson 0430 209 865 or Dr Ghassan Achi 0408 605 437

Always look on the bright side of life

Hi Jura Books friends and supporters,

There are four great events coming up that we'd love to see you at...

1) Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
Film Screening organised by SACT, this Sat 15th Nov, 5pm, Jura Books. Entry by donation.

This film is the story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war. Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.

NEW YORK TIMES: 'a horrifying catalogue of greed, corruption and incompetence'
HUFFINGTON POST:'Greenwald, the master of the issue-doc, has delivered a film that connects on both an emotional and an intellectual level. And, most importantly, it does so by letting the facts - and the victims of the war's privatization - speak for themselves.' Arianna Huffington

2) Walk Against Warming
Take action this Sat, 15th Nov, 11am, Martin Place.
Join thousands in a walk for renewable energy and a safe climate future. With vital decisions being made this year, it is crucial to fight now for urgent action and justice for those affected by climate change. Look for members of the Jura and Mutiny Collectives handing out a free anarchist paper on climate change.

3) Paolo Finzi talks on Anarchism in Italy
International guest speaker, Sat 22nd Nov, 6pm, Jura Books. Entry by donation.

Paolo Finzi has been a member of the editorial staff of the anarchist monthly magazine "A" since its foundation in 1971. He has written two books about the Italian anarchist militants Errico Malatesta and Alfonso Failla. Recently he produced a DVD and CD about the Italian anarchist folksinger Fabrizio De André. His last production was a double DVD (with booklet) about the Nazi extermination of the Gypsies.

In his talk at Jura Books he'll speak about the situation and perspectives of the Italian anarchist movement and will discuss with the audience the international situation and the role of anarchists. On demand, he may speak also about the history of Gypsies, their persecution along the centuries (expecialy during the Nazi regime) and the behaviour of Italian government against them today.

4) 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life' and 'Lock Out The Landlords'.

Double Trouble Book Launch with author Iain McIntyre, Sat 29th Nov, 6pm, Jura Books. Entry by donation.

Iain McIntyre is the author of two excellent new publications from Homebrew Books. He will launch both books with a brief talk and a screening of archival footage from the AIDEX '91 anti-arms fair protests and 'Evictions', a film by Richard Lowenstein about anti-eviction struggles during the Great Depression. Discussion will follow.

Always Look On The Bright Side Of LIfe: The AIDEX '91 Story (144 pp):

In November 1991 over 1000 protesters blockaded the National Exhibition Centre in Canberra for 12 days with the aim of shutting down the Australia International Defence Exhibition. AIDEX ’91 saw the most police violence and highest number of arrests in the ACT since the Vietnam era. Although the exhibition was eventually able to go ahead the blockade caused enough disruption to ensure that no one would dare hold another arms fair on this scale in Australia again. The success of the protest came at a cost however with hundreds of demonstrators injured and their actions vilified in the mainstream media.

Alongside a detailed account of the protest itself the book traces the background of the blockade amidst the growth of opposition to the Australian arms industry during the 1980s. Using the words of the protesters themselves the book also explores the lessons of AIDEX ’91, the effect of the protest on a generation of Australian activists and the way in which similar strategies were used to stop the 2008 Asia Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition from occurring. The book features many photos from both the AIDEX ’89 and ’91 protests.

Lock Out The Landlords: Eviction Resistance, 1929-36 (44pp):

The economic depression of the 1930s saw thousands of Australians thrown out of their homes and into the streets. These actions however did not go unopposed. Across Australia pickets, occupations and protests were organised to disrupt and prevent evictions and auctions. Where these failed some took matters into their own hands wrecking the properties of landlords and real estate agents in revenge. This pamphlet chronicles just some of the many struggles that took place. It includes a chronology of actions as well as photos and quotes from those involved providing a fascinating insight into the events of the time. Originally released in 1997 this second edition adds photos and more detailed listings.

Both publications are available from Jura Books.


Fundraising update

A huge thankyou to everyone who has already donated to our fundraising drive! So far we have raised $1,500. This is a great start, but we need to keep going if we are going to make it to our $30,000 target. Please donate now to help us pay off the mortgage and make Jura sustainable.
>>Transfer money into our bank account using your own internet banking - email us for details.
>> Come in to Jura to donate in person
>> Post a cheque or money order made out to Jura Books
>> Use Paypal (jura@jura.org.au);

Thanks for your support and your help,

The Jura Collective.

440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
9550 9931

Organic Food Co-op

Order your box by Wednesday, collect on Friday or Saturday

New Opening times:
Wednesday 2-7pm
Thursday 2-7pm
Friday 2-7pm
Saturday 12-5pm
Sunday 12-5pm

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