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MAGRUDERGRIND (USA)+White Male Dumbinance+ShacklΣs+ Controlled+Avian Terror+Morte Lenta

Sunday, August 7, 2016 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

MAGRUDERGRIND plays a punishing hybrid of grindcore, powerviolence and hardcore punk. Formed in 2002 in DC and currently based in Brooklyn, MAGRUDERGRIND combines visceral lyrics with a relentless sonic aesthetic. Owing much to the close-knit global DIY community, the band has toured Europe, Asia, and North & South America.

Playing with:


SHACKLΣS (North coast)




$15. From 5pm.

This one could get a little hectic... Be here!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/842851399153215/

Film: Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Jura is pleased to be screening "Durruti in the Spanish Revolution" - the first screening in Australia as far as we know. It's a 60 minute film by Fundacion de Estudios Libertarios Anselmo Lorenzo via Pacific Street Films, based on the book by Abel Paz. Sid will give a brief introduction to the events depicted for those who may not be familiar with them. More importantly, the film has archival footage from the time of Durruti and the working classes of Spain.

Durruti was a major figure in the anarchist movement, from his teenage years, the formation of the affinity groups and on to the greatest revolutionary event in human history – the Spanish Revolution. He always fought for the poor and downtrodden, and against the State, whether of the social democratic, fascist or marxist varieties. In the film you can hear the voice of his wife, and some of his companions.

Jura's Red and Black Forum is showing this film in this, the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Revolution, and also of Durruti's death on the battle front. The questions that these events present us, remain: social revolution or reformism, a world free that develops all human potential or authoritarian domination of all and the destruction of the planet?

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Indigenous Land Defence on Turtle Island

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm

Film and discussion! We’ll screen a few short docos from anti-pipeline resistance at Unist’ot’en and Lelu Island. Followed by discussion hosted by a (non-Indigenous) comrade who was recently in Canada. All welcome! Food and drinks by donation.


Mexican doco: Watching them die

Monday, September 26, 2016 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm

In conjunction with Ojos De Perro, the makers of the film, an international screening on Mon 26th September of the Mexican documentary "Watching Them Die: The Mexican Army and The Disappeared 43" will be happening at Jura.

It's about the killing and disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa Guerrero (and other thousands of Mexicans through the years) by the Mexican army.

The government has protected the culprits and masked the truth, the journalists are trying to spread their independent work in Mexico and the world.

Doors open at 6:30pm with the screening to start at 7:00pm.


Burma Revolutionary Student Collective talk

Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Burma Revolutionary Student Collective from Yangon are on a mission to build a solidarity network with fellow anarchist in Australia.

They will be discussing what they have been doing as a collective since their inception in 2014 during the Democratic Education Movement in Burma.

They are a radical leftist student platform organised by students at the University of Yangon with the aim to create a radical leftist student platform.

Even though they are still a young organisation they have been involved in study clubs, free education center, actions in the Democractice Education Movement, and anti-fascist actions.

This is a rare opportunity to meet with and hear first hand accounts from anarchist in Burma, and to support their mission to create a solidarity network.

They will be accepting donations of all sorts to help set-up their Info Shop and Bar.

Look forward to seeing y'all there.



Anarchy, Freedom, Constitutionalism - Red and Black Forum with Dr Alex Prichard

Saturday, April 16, 2016 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm


How do you know when you're free? Anarchists have usually said you're free to the extent that you're not dominated. But what secures this non-dominated state? Do we need to be empowered, or is something else needed?

Alex Prichard (from Exeter University in the UK) will introduce his current research project, conducted with Ruth Kinna, on this subject. What they argue is that anarchists need to think more clearly about constitutional politics, that is rules, regulations, institutions and the divisions of powers. These are taboo subjects at the moment across large parts of the movement, but routinely adopted in general assemblies, camp rules, plural decision making arrangements and so on. They argue that the 19th century republican tradition (rather than Trump and the GOP!), and the classical anarchists that developed it, give us plenty to think about that can help here.

Come along and get involved in the discussion!

For more information on Alex, check out his bio's: https://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/politics/staff/prichard/ and https://exeter.academia.edu/AlexPrichard

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/967067990037613/

Murder in Tottenham: Australia's first political assassination – book launch and discussion with the author

Sunday, February 21, 2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
In 1916, as World War 1 raged and Australia debated conscription, tensions that had been boiling beneath the surface exploded with the shooting death of a police officer in western NSW. In less than three months two members of the Industrial Workers of the World, or Wobblies, were hanged in the most politicised and polarising example of capital punishment since Ned Kelly. Murder in Tottenham: Australia's first political assassination is a new book which examines these deaths and what drove bush workers to fly the IWW's flag of industrial revolution.
At this special free event, the author, Rowan Day will launch and discuss his book – 2pm, 21 February at Jura.

Red and Black Forum: Anarchism, Marxism and economics

Sunday, October 25, 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.