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How to Make Trouble and Influence People

How to Make Trouble and Influence People book

Jura is excited to stock the second edition of How to Make Trouble and Influence People - a brilliant book on Australia's radical past. Copies available for $35. Mail order available - just email us.
 
About the book:

This book reveals Australia’s radical past through more than 500 tales of Indigenous resistance, convict revolts and escapes, picket line hijinks, student occupations, creative direct action, street art, media pranks, urban interventions, squatting, blockades, banner drops, guerilla theatre, and billboard liberation. Twelve key Australian activists and pranksters are interviewed regarding their opposition to racism, nuclear power, war, economic exploitation, and religious conservatism via humour and creativity. Featuring more than 300 spectacular images How to Make Trouble and Influence People has been published in a second edition by PM Press. As this edition will mainly be distributed to audiences outside of Australia all of the listings from the first edition have been put in chronological order and introductions added for key periods in Australian history. It also features an additional 30 pages of new material.

Praise for the book:

“I noticed clear back on my first visit in ’83 that radical Aussies fighting back seem to be far more tenacious and creative than most Americans—Roxby Downs, that damned Franklin dam in Tasmania, Operation Titstorm, etc. A far better way to heat up the planet than your lovely mining companies. So keep up the good work! A prank a day keeps the dog leash away.”
—Jello Biafra

“A fascinating recovery of Australia’s neglected past and a worthy inspiration to today’s would-be troublemakers.”
—Sean Scalmer, author of Dissent Events: Protest, The Media and the Political Gimmick in Australia

“If you’ve ever thought of speaking out about an issue or have idly wondered what you could do to make the world a better place, this is the book for you! Fascinating interviews, quirky historical snippets and stunning photos chronicling all the Australians who have made a difference and who have done so with courage, audacity and a lot of humour! Keep it on your desk at work for all those moments when you need some inspiration, a bit of hope or just a good laugh.”
—Jill Sparrow, co-author Radical Melbourne 1 & 2

“Fascinating interviews with Australia’s best troublemakers make for a riotous scrapbook covering our radical history of revolts and resistance.”
—Rachel Power, Australian Education Union News

“McIntyre has amassed hundreds of tales alongside dramatic photographs in what is unashamedly a songbook for Australia’s future culture-jammers and mischief makers.”
—Katherine Wilson, The Age

Miscellaneous: 

Chomsky reading group: Neoliberalism

Thursday, August 18, 2011 -
4:00am to 6:00am

The Chomsky Forum has organised a reading group/discussion on 'Chomsky on neoliberalism and financial crisis'

Come along and be part of the discussion! (You don't have to do the reading, but you'll get a lot more out of the evening if you do!)

Essential reading:

Recently, The 'Great Moderation' and the International Assault on Labor
http://www.chomsky.info/articles/20110502.htm

Sydney Anarchist Summer School

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 11:00am to Monday, February 21, 2011 - 10:59am

Sydney Anarchist Summer School will be an educational conference and convergence happening on the 18th-20th February 2011, at Jura Books, Black Rose Books and other community venues in Sydney (to be confirmed). Anyone is welcome to come and learn and be part of the discussion.

The summer school is being organised by a collective of people with backgrounds in radical reading groups and student environmental groups, and various anarchist collectives in Sydney.

Film Screening: One Night in Sofia

Thursday, June 17, 2010 -
6:00am to 8:00am

Screening of "One Night in Sofia", documentary about Jock Palfreeman, anti-fascist from Australia imprisoned in Bulgaria.

Wednesday 8pm 16/6/2010 at Black Rose 22 Enmore rd Newtown.

- Anarchists and Anti-authoritarians in Solidarity

SOLIDARITY WITH JOCK PALFREEMAN

About Jura

At Jura Books, we are working to create a radically different world: one based on freedom, equality and justice for everyone, as well as environmental sustainability for all life on the planet. We believe this can only be achieved by an organised and politically conscious social movement, based on participatory democracy and workers control. Our collective aims to help to build this movement. We seek to bring the ideas of anarchism to ever-widening circles of people.

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