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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.

 

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:

WHITE MALE DUMBINANCE (Newcastle)

SHACKLΣS (North coast)

CONTROLLED (Sydney)

AVIAN TERROR (Sydney)

MORTE LENTA (Sydney)

$15. From 5pm.

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

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

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.

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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.

 

 

 

Red and Black Forum: Anarchism and postcolonialism: Insights from the Philippine 'anarchipelago'

Sunday, September 27, 2015 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Frantz Fanon predicted that if national liberation movements win independence but go no further than assuming the reins of the nation-state – an apparatus of rule inherited from Europe – then the resulting regimes will be no less despotic than the departed colonial masters. Before Fanon, too, there was the irrepressible Russian anarchist, Mikhail Bakunin, who argued, contra Karl Marx, that a post-revolutionary society that failed to do away with the state would only perpetuate tyrannies that Marx and his followers claimed to oppose. The twentieth century proved both Bakunin and Fanon right, thereby prompting new explorations into what revolution without the state might mean.

This talk will offer a glimpse into one such exploration in the Philippines – a unique case, though very much in line with anarchistic resurgences everywhere – while also highlighting the complementarities between anarchist and postcolonialist perspectives. 

The talk will be given by Marco, an anarchist from Perth who has spent quite a bit of time with anarchists in Manila.

Followed by discussion. All welcome. Free.

https://www.facebook.com/events/898096243571238/

 

 

GAEA: Straight Edge Vegan Hip Hop from Portugal

Friday, March 20, 2015 -
7:30am to 9:30am

Bravely & passionately bringing straight edge, vegan, rebellious, powerful, in your face hip hop to the people GAEA is definitely an act not to miss. As part of his Mini Tour Australia he will be bringing his music but also his zines, knowledge and MORE to JURABOOKS, this will be a nice, intimate session with yummy vegan treats (by The Veganator- Karo Tak Head Chef from Lentil as Anything, Sydney), PLUS a talk with Q&A beforehand and cool merchandise for sale, like cool hoodies, t-shirts, hotpants, beanies, patches, stickers, you name it.....

Talk: 7:30pm-8pm.

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