May Day - let's play!
Dear Jura friends and supporters,
Cracks are growing in the empire of global capitalism. Bosses are trying to maintain their profits in the face of environmental and economic meltdown. Meanwhile, workers around the world are occupying their workplaces and rioting in the streets. May Day is international day of the workers - a day to celebrate and re-invigorate our fight for social justice. The date commemorates a general strike in Chicago 1886, when four anarchists were killed by the State for their political beliefs. 123 years later the struggle continues to end capitalism and create a world based on workers' control. We'd love you to join us at our May Day celebrations...
-> Our monthly acoustic night, this time featuring Kitty In the Well and others. Everyone is invited to come along, play some music, recite a poem, bring some food (or eat ours). >> 7pm, Thurs 30th April.
-> May Day party for the grand re-opening of the Jura Library! The Jura library has been closed for two years. Now, after dozens of working bees, and thousands of hours and dollars provided by volunteers and supporters in the Jura community, we have a beautiful new library space! For photos and more about the library check out http://www.jura.org.au/library . Come and party with us, read books, and plan the revolution. >> 6pm, Fri 1st May.
-> Join other Sydney anarchists marching together in the May Day rally - look for the red and black flag and/or bring your own. We'll gather on the eastern side of Hyde Park fountain. >> 12pm Sun 3rd May, Hyde Park.
-> Rock'n'roll in the library. Daniel Striped Tiger (USA) playing a raucous show with Bare Arms, All my circuits (Melbourne) and Epitomes (Nowra). Random book readings between bands. Scrumptious vegan dinner and show only $10! All ages and species welcome. >> 6pm, Tues 5th May.
-> A new anarchist film is showing at the Spanish Film Festival - The Anarchist's Wife. Set during the harrowing years of the Spanish Civil War, this drama tells the story of one young couple?s love in the face of terrible obstacles. For more details: http://www.spanishfilmfestival.com/sydney/films_war3.html . Jura will have a book stall outside each cinema for a couple of hours before each screening. >> 6.45pm, Sun 10th May, Palace Paddington. >> 4.15pm, Sun 17th May at Palace Norton St, Leichardt.
-> Gig featuring Cougar Flashy (Melbourne), Polyfox, the Union of the Most Ghosts, and others. >> 4pm, Sun 17th May
Also, get ready for the first Sydney anarchist film festival - a joint production of Jura and Black Rose, over the Queen's Birthday long weekend (5-8 June).
And finally, please don't forget that we still need your help to pay off our mortgage. See below for fundraising updates and details on how to donate, and put some of your $900 cash handout towards something worthwhile...
Love and rage from the Jura Collective.
440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham