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Climate action and anarchist organising

Hi Jura friends and supporters,

When it comes to climate change, sustainability and jobs, more and more people are realising that actions speak louder than words. The next few months are a critical time to get active in the climate movement; we invite you to join us at these events...

Climate Camp '09 will be three days of sustainable living and community action at Australia's oldest coal mine - Metropolitan Collieries - on Dharawal land in Helensburgh, 40 mins from Sydney. From October 9 - 11th, Jura people will join hundreds of others pitching our tents among the trees nearby the mine, and we'd love you to come with us! You can also stroll in to the camp for an afternoon - for great workshops, music, art, food and positive climate action. For more info send us an email or check out http://www.climatecamp.org.au/

Come and help build a giant iceberg at the Newtown Hub (opposite Newtown station) as part of the global day of action on October 24th. Local community group, Climate Action Newtown is organising the event along with presentations, music and food at the neighbourhood centre. ---> http://www.350.org/ and http://www.climateactionnewtown.org

Discuss strategies for climate action and prepare for climate camp at the next Jura political talk: "Anarchist organising, the climate movement and climate camp". Many climate action strategies are influenced by anarchist ideas - direct action, decentralised organising, spokescouncils etc. There'll be a short film, a talk by one of the climate camp organisers and Friends of the Earth Sydney activist, and discussion afterwards. ---> 6pm, Friday 2nd Oct at Jura Books

This month's Juracoustic night features Jess Dunbar (http://myspace.com/jessdunbar), a folk inspired songwriter whose soulful voice and music is reminiscent of summer nights at the beach; Olivia Clark, who is part of the Bankstown Talent Advancement Program, will play her whimsical songs with fantastical lyrics inspired by musicians such as Nick Drake and Fleet Foxes; and Stono Caves (http://myspace.com/stonosolo) will once again remind us that a lack of technical ability is no excuse for a lack of self expression, reaching for hope while fighting off capitalism and failed relationships, and using humour to unsettle Islamophobes, all at the same time. There will also be singalongs and plenty of space for whoever else wants to come along and play some songs or do some spoken word, and vegetarian food and drinks by donation. ---> 7pm, Thurs 24th Sept

Jura Books has just launched a facebook page - check it out (and become a fan and invite your friends!) here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Petersham-Australia/Jura-Books/25066184055... We know that facebook is fundamentally and relentlessly pro-capitlist and profit driven, but we hope we can use it and subvert it in some way, to connect with more people and build the radical community. The main part of our web-based presence will continue to be our open-source based and collectively-controlled website http://www.jura.org.au/

There is only one month to go in the Save Jura Raffle, so now is the time to donate! Be in the running to win great prizes like $860 worth of books, a political artwork worth $700, vegan and organic food, accommodation in Byron Bay and more. For those who don't know, the bank has called in the loan on our property. Hundreds of people have already donated to save Jura, including (recently) SH ($100), JW ($20), NR ($200), CF ($20), RC ($100), TB ($50), KK ($20), VP ($20), DR ($500) LP ($10), AS ($50), MP ($200), CA ($10), MH ($100), NJM ( $50), NH ($20), NDCJ ($20), DF ($50), LC ($200). The balance on our mortgage is down to $9,000 - a great achievement. Thanks to everyone who has donated! But we need to everyone else to chip in too!

BUYING RAFFLE ENTRIES IS EASY:
---> 2 entries $10.00
---> 5 entries for $20.00
---> 20 entries for $50.00
---> 40 entries $80.00
---> 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. For account details see our homepage - http://www.jura.org.au
---> Or come to one of our stalls or in to the shop and buy tickets in person, any time we're open.

Events summary:
---> Thurs 24th Sept, 7pm: Jura acoustic night.
---> Sat 26th Sept, 10am-2pm: Jura stall at Newtown DIY markets at the Hub - come and say hi.
---> Thurs 1st Oct, 5.30pm: Jura collective meeting - all welcome.
---> Fri 2nd Oct, 6pm: Talk and discussion on "Anarchist organising, the climate movement and climate camp" at Jura.
---> Fri 9th Oct - Sun 11th Oct: Climate camp http://www.climatecamp.org.au/
---> Sun 4th Oct: Jura stall at This Is Not Art zine fair, Newcastle http://www.thisisnotart.org/
---> Sat 24th October, 6-9pm: Save Jura Raffle draw.
---> Sat 24th October, afternoon: www.350.org climate action in Newtown

Hope to see you there!

Lots of love and rage from the Jura collective.
http://www.jura.org.au
440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
9550 9931

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

 

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Climate camp

Friday, October 9, 2009 - 11:00pm to Monday, October 12, 2009 - 4:00am

Join Jura collective members and friends at Climate Camp!

Climate Camp will be three days of sustainable living and community action in Helensburgh, 40 minutes south of Sydney on Dharawal land. We’ll be near Metropolitan Collieries, Australia’s oldest coal mine.

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'.

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!!!

Climate Emergency Rally

Saturday, June 13, 2009 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Thousands of Australian families and community
groups will take to the streets to protest against the Rudd Government’s
continuing failure to take action on climate change.

A broad alliance of unions, environment and
social justice organisations, churches and over 140 community groups today
announced national Climate Emergency rallies to take place on June 13th in all
Australian capital cities.

“These rallies are a wake up call to the
Government to commit to securing a safe climate for all,” said rally
spokeswoman Moira Williams.

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