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Red & Black Forum: Brian Martin on Participatory Alternatives to Electoral Democracy

Date and Time: 
Sun, 15/12/2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Unicorn in the ballot boxElection 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.

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Movie: Patu! - 4pm sharp!

Date and Time: 
Sun, 24/11/2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

PatuWe 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.

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Against War and the 'War on Drugs'

"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?

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Anarchism is not dead in Africa

 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.

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Direct Action - No. 95, 4 Nov 1916

The ninety-fifth issue of Direct Action, published 4 November 1916.

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