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September newsletter - Zapatista book launch

Jura is pleased to host a very exciting Zapatista related event this
Saturday (6th September), 1pm sharp: a book launch and live video
link up. Beyond Resistance: Everything is a new book containing an
interview with Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos – spokesperson
for the inspiring Zapatista movement in Chiapas, Mexico. In a time of
political crisis and state repression of social movements, and
increasing environmental devastation, the Zapatistas have re-emerged
as a force for change. This time they are unarmed, coming down from
the mountains and out of the jungle to meet with Mexicans and people
from all over the world to organise a new force for anti-capitalist
struggle.

This book marks a moment of change, one year into the Other Campaign.
It explores how the Zapatistas have seen and spoken about the
possibility of alternative politics in the US and the role of
migrants, people of colour and others from below in creating such a
politics.

The interview was carried out and published by El Kilombo, a
collective and community assembly in Durham, North Carolina, USA.
They will be speaking via live video link up at the book launch. Also
speaking via video link up will be the Centre for Political Analysis
and Socio-Economic Investigations in San Cristobal de las Casas in
Chiapas. They will talk about the latest attacks on the Zapatistas.
The Mexico Australia Solidarity Network in Sydney is putting on this
amazing book launch and video link up at Jura – don’t
miss it!

Also this month, the Jura Books poster competition is closing in just
a few weeks! Please submit an entry before the 30th September. We
have not received very many entries yet – which means you have
an even better chance of winning the $100 book prize pack, and the
eternal notoriety of 1000 copies of your design being produced. The
general theme of the poster should be to explore some aspect of the
past 30 years of radical struggle in Sydney, and/or imagine what you
would like the world to look like in 30 years time. The poster must
also relate to Jura Books in some way. Details are on the home page
of our website: www.jura.org.au

Jura is a hive of activity at the moment…
>>Regular Food Not Bombs preparation and servings from 1pm, Sat 6th
and Sat 20th Sept.
>>Sydney Anarchist Communist meetings – 12pm Sat 13th, 1.30pm
Sun 28th.
>>Anarchist Federation Banner Painting Working Bee – 1pm, Sat
13th Sept.
>>Digital Archiving of the Poster Collection – email
jura at jura.org.au to get involved
>>Organic Food Co-op – email jurafoodcoop at riseup.net to order a
vegie box or get involved
>>Anarchist Oral History Project – email jura at jura.org.au to get
involved
>>Jura Collective Meeting – 5.30pm, this Friday 5th Sept, all
welcome.
>>Jura Working Bee to move our new bookshelves around and sort the
library – 12-6pm, Thurs 18th, Fri 19th, and Sat 20th.

Finally, Jura needs a fridge repair person. If you know someone with
the appropriate skills who could volunteer their time – please
let us know!