Community - creating, being in, supporting
Submitted by Guest contributor on Thu, 26/09/2013 - 12:00am
This guest contribution to the Jura blog comes from Simon Hunt, AKA Pauline Pantsdown, who gave the following short speech at the Sydney launch of How to Make Trouble and Influence People, at Jura Books on 26 September 2013. In it, Simon talks about his politicisation, his cultural intervention as Pauline Pantsdown in 1997-1998, and how to use humour to confront the dark policies of racism and cultural bigotry in Australia. We encourage you to follow Pauline Pantsdown's great organising and amazing exploits at facebook.com/paulinepantsdown666
When I was 9 years old I saw a black-and-white TV image of my school teacher, Mr Watson, being thrown into a police paddy wagon for protesting against the presence of the South African football team – the Springboks – in Australia. Mr Watson never returned to school, and it all seemed very confusing. Although I’ve learned more about it since then, it was only reading about it in Meredith’s Burgmann’s fascinating account in this wonderful book that it was really brought to life. Imagine former member of NSW Parliament Meredith Burgmann, together with her sister, in their 20s, spending the day dressed in the drag / disguise of older Afrikaner women watching the football, before leapfrogging their esky over the fence, invading the playing field and setting off flares.
Submitted by katrina on Sun, 11/01/2009 - 1:29pm
Date and Time:
Sun, 18/01/2009 - 5:00am to 8:30am
440 Parramatta Road
A night for women (including women identifiers) to celebrate creativity. women's history and cultural endeavours.
FREE vegan dinner at 6pm!
Screening of the film "Can You Hear Me? Israeli and Palestinian Women Fight for Peace".
Lilly Rivlin’s Documentary “Can You Hear Me?” Focuses on Women as Peacemakers
By Robert Hirschfield
Submitted by Guest contributor on Sat, 30/08/2014 - 1:32pm
This guest contribution to the Jura blog is by Daisy, a high-school student from Blacktown. For her year 12 Personal Interest Project (PIP), Daisy explored notions of freedom, human needs, authority, power and the relationship between freedom and happiness. She drew on her own research, a survey, personal reflection and an interview with Jeremy Kay of the Jura Collective. We congratulate Daisy on her hard work and welcome her thoughtful consideration of the issues.
Submitted by Jura Books on Tue, 08/07/2014 - 3:25pm
Submitted by Jura Books on Sat, 17/05/2014 - 12:58pm
Date and Time:
Sun, 25/05/2014 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
L3 Central 28 Broadway, Chippendale
Jura is excited to have a table at the upcoming first-ever Other Worlds Zine Fair!
The Other Worlds Zine fair is an alternative to the MCA Zine Fair and will have over 65 zine makers and distributors filling over 50 tables.
Submitted by Jura Books on Sat, 17/05/2014 - 12:46pm
Poster for the Other Worlds Zine Fair 2014
Submitted by Jura Books on Sun, 13/10/2013 - 12:53pm
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.