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 Jeremy on Wed, 02/06/2010 - 1:44pm
Date and Time:
Sun, 06/06/2010 - 12:00am to 2:00am
As you've probably heard, a few days ago Israeli Government Forces attacked the Freedom Flotilla that was carrying aid to Gaza. The Flotilla was attempting to break Israel's maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip. As many as 20 activists were killed.
Submitted by Jeremy on Wed, 02/07/2014 - 1:15pm
Jeremy is interviewed by Daisy, a high-school student from Blacktown.
"Hi Daisy, I've done my best to answer your questions properly, but briefly. It was very difficult! You've asked lots of interesting and challenging questions which we anarchists think deserve thorough consideration. In fact, that's exactly why we at Jura run a bookshop and library filled with thousands of books dealing with these questions and issues! I hope you will come in and check them out – you'll find much more thorough answers than the ones I've given below.
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