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June newsletter - Time for Climate Action

Dear Jura Books friends,

Climate change is now accepted reality. Leading scientists across the
world agree that we have less than 10 years to prevent a 2-3 degree
rise in temperature that will lead to irreversible climatic changes
with grim consequences for our planet. But in a world driven by
profit and committed to unlimited economic growth, humanity seems
unwilling to change the course of the fossil fuel economy. In
Australia, coal exports are the biggest contribution to global
climate change - producing as much greenhouse pollution as all
domestic sources combined. The time to act is now...

This Saturday (14th June), at 2pm, Jura Books is showing Reclaim Power
- an inspiring short documentary film about the 2006 UK Climate Camp.
600 people set up a 10 day camp culminating in mass direct action
against one of the biggest C02 emitters in Europe: Drax coal-fired
power station in Yorkshire. The film will be followed by discussion
and a talk from Holly Creenaune (member of Friends of the Earth
Sydney and of the climate camp organising collective).

We're showing the film in the lead up to the Camp for Climate Action
in Newcastle, which is on from 10th-15th July. Why not come along to
this important action? Another event in the lead up to the Camp is a
public forum on Thursday June 19th at Footbridge Theatre, University
of Sydney, 6.30pm. George Monbiot will be speaking - UK author of
Heat, The Age of Consent and Bring on the Apocalypse; Guardian
journalist and activist. He will speak about fossil fuels in the
growth economy and peaceful direct action in the movement to stop
climate change.

History has shown everyday people can create change through direct
action. The Camp for Climate Action will be one such opportunity.

There's also another great event on at Jura this weekend, from 1pm,
Sunday (15th June): Every letter a bullet - a punk gig benefit show
for Jura and Black Rose. Bands include Hee-Haw, Voting with Bricks,
Melaleuca Memorial, Do not resuscitate, and Squid. $5 donation.
Rockin.

Also, pick up Time Out Sydney magazine this week to see a short
article about Jura Books on page 7. The magazine describes itself as
an independent arts and entertainment guide. Great to have Jura
publicised! $4 in Newsagents from Wednesday 11th June to Tuesday 17th
June. Check it out!

And there's lots of other great stuff happening at Jura:
>>Jura Food Co-op: Cheap organic vegie boxes every week. Email
jurafoodcoop at riseup.net to order.
>>Food not Bombs: Cooking in the Jura kitchen from 1pm and serving on
the corner of Forbes and King St, Newtown from 4pm, Sat 14th and Sat
28th June.
>>Sydney Anarchist Communist meetings: 1pm, 22nd June and 1pm, 6th
July at Jura. Contact: sydneyanarchistcommunistgroup at gmail.com

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Thanks for reading!