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New titles at Jura

Hi everyone,
here are some new titles and re-stocks at Jura Books:

Joe Hill: the IWW & the Making of a Revolutionary Workingclass Counterculture, pb 639p $30
The Big Red Songbook, pb, 535p $34
" " " hb " $48
IWW Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent, 1923 edn, pb (pam 64p) $8
Ned Kelly's Ghost: the Tottenham IWW and the Tottenham Tragedy, pam. 23p $4
Don't Mourn Organize! Songs of Joe Hill, CD, $26
Sister of the Road: the autobiograhhy of Boxcar Bertha, pb, 205p $21

How we are spending the donations

Hi everyone,
from our fundraising over the past few months, we have progressed with getting the necessary work done. So far:
* The middle room upstairs has been cleared, cleaned, prepared and painted: job complete. Special thanks to all the volunteers who participated in several working bees on this job. Most of the costs were for plaster and paint - $200
* Electrical works: The faulty powerpoints have been replaced with new double points, except for the replacement four-point in the Workers Control Centre. Cost was $700; job: completed.

More November new titles

Hi all,
Here are a whole lot of new journal and zine titles at Jura - a HUGE range of topics of interest. This is an experiment with periodicals, and we'll see how they sell, to see if we need to keep getting them.
Fifth Estate $7
Barefoot and the Kitchen (vegan food) $5.50
Doris 24 $4.50
Alternative Press Review $7.50
Earth First! $7
Can Control (graffiti glossy magazine)$7.50
Show Me the Money! $6
Social Anarchism (this issue mostly essays on Chomsky)$10
Anarchist Studies (four issues, each) $25
Dollars and Sense...for Economic Justice $7.50

November News

Great news at Jura: the new 2008 Slingshot Organisers have arrived, cheaper but better than last year!!. Huge range of colours and similar terrific layout with all sorts of useful hints & tips, contact lists, and fascinating bits of information for any activist. The larger spiral bound style is $13 and the smaller perfect-bound style is $7. Heaps have been selling, so be quick. If you want one posted out to you, please add $5 for the first Organiser and another $2 for each additional copy.

October News

At the last Jura Collective meeting we decided that we needed to get many basic tasks done that have already started. So, after the huge effort of the anti-APEC Poster Exhibition, we are going to spend most of the next three months, or so, in consolidation mode. We will have a couple of events that are organised by the Collective, but we are going to concentrate on finishing such things as the building work on the library and awning, electrical repairs, re-organising the ordering of books, look to completing some policy items, work on this website, and several other jobs.

More September News

Besides the fantastic opening night with Marie and Jan speaking, the rest of the 'Let the Walls Speak' Poster Exhibition was also a great success. Loads of organising from Jeremy in the weeks leading up to the event and heaps of help from many people during it (thanks to Black Rose people, Jurans, and all the personal friends) who staffed the exhibition over the two weeks. And many thanks to the Uni Verge people and all the student helpers who assisted, too.

August News

Well, August was a very busy month. We had the follow-up meeting from the Environmental Crisis-Workers Solutions Forum on Aug 12, that was aimed at putting some practice into place. Lots of plans for the future were raised but we resolved to focus on APEC as it was looming large and form a presence at the protest march: making a banner and writing a leaflet were discussed. The work on finishing the library and meeting room was continued. More books were ordered in and are still being processed (about 10 boxes made up of 50 new titles and many restocks).

July news

Jura had two really great events on during July. The first was "Unspoken Word", on Friday 13th. About 30-35 people turned up to hear a wide range of performance poetry and song. The evening was introduced by Jeremy and compared by Citizen Tom.Audience participation was encouraged, and at least one brave person got up on 'stage'. Food and drink were enjoyed, and the participants contributed about $270 to the fundraising campaign. Thanks to all who helped organise, set-up & clean-up, prepare food & sound systems and all the other necessary jobs. There will be another soon....

Latest on Jura's Fundraising Efforts (9th September)

--2007 Fundraising Campaign--
In July the Collective began an urgent Special Fundraising Campaign.
In the Jura Newsletter we asked for $7500 for urgent expenses and we would like to put in something to pay off a bit more of the mortgage on the building ($20,000). Since then, we have found out that the repair of the awning is going to be a lot more than we thought ($2,500 as against $500), due to having to get experts in.