Submitted by Jura Books on Tue, 01/09/2015 - 7:59pm
Date and Time:
Sun, 25/10/2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Red and Black Forum: Anarchism, Marxism and economics – a discussion of Ronald Tabor's "The Tyranny of Theory: a Contribution to the Anarchist Critique of Marxism." Presented by Paul Rubner and Sid Parissi.
Anarchists have sometimes accepted Marx's economic analysis, though not Marxist politics. In recent years, especially since the GFC, there has been renewed interest in economic matters, and by some anarchists, in 'Marxist economics'. This has polarised opinion among anarchists as to the validity of Marx's critique of political economy, and its relevance to anarchism. This Forum will be a discussion between Paul Rubner and Sid Parissi of these matters, with reference to Tabor's book.
Reading Tabor’s book is recommended, however not absolutely necessary. You’ll still get a lot out of the discussion if you haven’t read the book. It is available at Jura for $45.
“Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice. Socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality.”
– Mikhail Bakunin, 1867
Submitted by Jura Books on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:01pm
Date and Time:
Sun, 15/12/2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Election campaigns and voting allow people to participate in politics, but only to a very limited extent. Various participatory options exist, including referenda, self-managing collectives, consensus decision-making, small-scale government units, and randomly selected decision-makers.
Submitted by Jura Books on Tue, 08/10/2013 - 5:52pm
Date and Time:
Sun, 24/11/2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
We are starting at 4pm sharp, so that those who want to, can go to the rally in Blacktown afterwards. Merata Mita’s classic 1983 Patu! is an amazing and inspiring documentary film. It is a record of the mass direct action that took place in Aotearoa New Zealand in 1981, in protest against a South African rugby tour and the apartheid it represented.
Submitted by Jura Books on Sun, 18/08/2013 - 12:00am
"War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true [humanity]. It degrades and stupefies with the sense that you are not responsible, that 'tis not yours to think and reason why, but to do and die,' like the hundred thousand others doomed like yourself. War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder."
- Alexander Berkman, What Is Communist Anarchism?
Submitted by Jeremy on Tue, 08/01/2013 - 3:57am
Last year, a Jura Collective member travelling in Africa conducted an interview with Sam Mbah - Nigerian author, lawyer, academic and anarchist. The interview has been published as a blog: sammbah.wordpress.com. "Anarchism is not dead in Africa", says Mbah.Mbah's book African Anarchism, co-written with fellow Nigerian I.E.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 29/06/2012 - 9:42pm
The ninety-fifth issue of Direct Action, published 4 November 1916.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 01/05/2012 - 9:46pm
The tenth issue of Direct Action, published 1 Aug 1914.