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Workers control

Rank and file workers organising meeting

Friday, October 30, 2009 -
5:00am to 7:00am

Meeting for those interested in forming a rank and file, cross-union, workers' organising network. All welcome.

Last chance to win prizes!

Hi Jura friends and supporters,

You've only got a few days left to buy tickets in the Save Jura Raffle!

Last chance to be part of a momentous event - establishing a lasting anarchist space for Sydney's radical community. The raffle is being drawn on Saturday 24th.

Last chance to win excellent prizes like:
---> A rare screeprinted artwork worth $700
---> $860 worth of books
---> Weekend's accommodation for 2 in the heart of Byron Bay
---> Vegan cupcakes, pies and organic food vouchers
---> 4 cases of Guinness
---> 60 political posters pasted up in the Sydney suburb of your choosing
---> Radical t-shirts and hand-made jewellery
---> and more - check http://www.jura.org.au for full details

BUYING RAFFLE ENTRIES IS EASY:
---> 2 entries $10.00
---> 5 entries for $20.00
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---> 60 entries $100.00
---> 130 entries $200.00
---> 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 listed above). This payment method allows us to avoid fees and maximise your donation.
---> Send us a cheque made out to Jura Books
---> Or come in to the shop and buy tickets in person this week.

Jura needs you! We're entirely not-for-profit and volunteer-run. We stock thousands of books that you won't find anywhere else, and provide a space for radical events, groups and archives. Please help us to continue this important work. Act now or regret it forever!

Thanks to everyone who has bought tickets already, including SK ($100), SH ($150), NH ($50), BP ($100), JT ($100), AH ($50), MW ($20), KK ($45), JM ($50), R and MM ($200), LW ($100), SB ($100), LS ($110), PB ($50), PN ($200), DR ($200), JW ($20), NR ($200), TB ($20) and many others!

Also a big thank you to everyone who's been selling tickets - please return your unsold tickets, money, and ticket stubs ASAP, so they can go into the draw.

Exciting events on this month at Jura...

---> The Save Jura Raffle is being drawn on Saturday 24th. Join us from 6pm on the night for a party with music, belly dancing and lucky door prizes.

---> Come and help to create the next edition of the Scooter Collective zine - a collection of interviews, observations, reviews, cartoons, and anything else related to ladies on stage. http://www.scooter.org.au/ Please note, this is an autonomous women's event. 1-5pm, Sun 25th Oct.

---> Meeting for those interested in forming a rank and file, cross-union, workers' organising network. 6pm, Thurs 29th Oct.

---> Juracoustic night, with A Dire Dawn http://www.myspace.com/dewandair - Di Drew is all sad all acoustic all of the time. It's her last night living in Sydney and she's going out with a whimper. Also, New Caledonian Blue http://www.myspace.com/myjobcfcob - Elliott Smith shakes hands with the Chicago blues; hands made, mostly, of violin strings. And Let the Concrete Crumble http://www.myspace.com/nineteeneightynein - newest acoustic guise of the worldly Novacastrian haiku master Mark Whittaker. 7pm, Thurs 29th Oct.

---> La Quiete are visiting our shores from Italy. Come on down for some intense screamo punk. For the uninitiated, begin here: http://www.myspace.com/laquiete before moving on to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93LmqYRnwWE Also playing on the night are Bare Arms, Thinking, Stalker. All this for only $10! All ages. 7pm, Thurs 5th Nov.

---> Sydney Copwatch meeting. Dale and other volunteers from Sydney Copwatch will present a short talk on the laws relating to police and raise questions such as : Do we "demand" that cops obey the law, or is that just buying into a dominant ideology that the law is somehow good? Do traditional demands for civil rights simply confuse the class issue? Focus will be on open discussion and sharing ideas on activism. 7pm, 11th November.

---> Exhibition in the library. Portraits of famous anarchists plus new political posters by Chips Mackinolty. 11th-18th Nov.

---> Just out! How to Make Trouble and Influence People, a new collection of the original zines revealing Australia's radical past. Stories, anecdotes, interviews with trouble makers and pranksters. Over 300 spectacular images. Available now at Jura for $29. http://www.howtomaketroubleandinfluencepeople.org

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Hope to see you soon!

Lots of love and rage from the Jura collective.

440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
9550 9931
http://www.jura.org.au

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

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Seeing Through the Empire's New Clothes: Anticapitalist Conference

Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 8:00pm to Monday, September 14, 2009 - 3:00am

Seeing through Empire’s new clothes is a conference that will be held from September 12-13, 2009 at the Redfern Community Centre in Sydney.29 Hugo Street, Redfern. 5 minutes walk from Redfern Station.

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGLG_enCH314CH314&hl=en&t...

The conference is free to attend, however we would appreciate donations to help cover the costs of the venue and transportation.

Anarchism in the 21st century

Saturday, September 19, 2009 -
4:00am to 6:00am

What form should anarchism take in the 21st century? What relevance does the last 150 years of anarchist history have? What's the difference between anarchism and anarcho-syndicalism? What do anarchist ideas have to offer in light of the current economic and climate crises? What about the tensions between employment, unemployment, and re-employment? Come and consider these questions with us (and raise more) at the first of a series of Jura Talks - Left Libertarian Discussions. Our first talk is on 'Anarchism in the 21st Century'.

Stall at Red Rattler; Assasination Collective/ Thaw gig

Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 5:00am

JURA/Anarcho-Syndicalist Stall at Gig at Red Rattler. Bands Playing The Thaw, The Assination Collective and more.

Music in the library!

Friday, June 19, 2009 -
4:30am to 8:00am

Come along for a night of acoustic sounds in the Jura library.

The fabulous Old Galloway Road will be joining us from Melbourne before jetting off your oddles of over-seas adventures.

Along for the ride is Mr Will Wagner, also of southern origin.

Also playing will be the fabulous Anna Vo, and Magnoliaceae.

Music will start at 6.30ish. Bring your winter woolies!!!

Anarcho-Syndicalist Meeting

Sunday, June 14, 2009 -
5:00am to 6:18am

Meeting including report back from ASF conference in Melbourne.

Radical responses to the financial meltdown convergence meeting

At 1830 on Tuesday the 14th, around ten people met in Jura books to discuss a conference/convergence on radical class responses to the financial meltdown. There was some discussion on individuals politics and perspectives on what is currently going on. This fed into the different ideas people have for a conference/convergence and who should take part in it.
A general feeling I got was that people want to create an event over 1 or 2 days. There individuals and groups can meet to discuss common politics and general trends in resistance as well as have workshops and do some organising. What specifically would happen will become clearer as more people get involved and help shape it themselves.
Discussion was had on the people and groups to be invited to be involved. This basically led to people taking it on themselves to invite who they thought was relevant, to the next organising meeting. Broadly radical groups as well as not-so-radical groups with radical elements should atttend. Specific Trotskyite groups with particularly damaging sectarian politics were mentioned as being pointless and even nonsensical to invite (if they'd even want to take part).
The next organising meeting was tentatively slated to be at the ASEN (Australian Student Environment Network) headquarters in Erskinville on Monday the 27th of April at 1830.

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