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Wouldn’t your mum love a copy of the original V for Vendetta comic?

Hello everyone,

Happy end of year from Jura Books! It's great to know that we're one
year closer to the revolution!

We also know that this time of year can be quite difficult. All the most
oppressive forces in our society seem to be talking with one voice -
telling us to work harder, consume more products, respect the church,
and conform to patriarchal and heterosexist family values. So it's a time
when alternative voices are needed more than ever - to help create a
world controlled by workers, based on values of ecological sustainability,

The Slingshot Diaries

I was dubious about the new 2007 Slingshot Organisers. I had heard things about them that could not possibly be true. 

using an organiser really make me a happier, more productive and
fulfilled individula anarchist? Could it really clear my acne and make
me irresistable to council communists? It couldn't possibly clean my
room, could it?

There was only going to be one way to find out.
With trepidation, in a spirit of self sacrifice to bring you the most
accurate information possible, I embarked upon a journey of self
discovery and transformation that I fondly remember as "The Slingshot Diaries".

New stock (13 October 06)

Hi all,
here is the latest installment of new titles from AK at Jura:
In the Spanish language:-

El Anarquismo Español: y la acción revolucionaria (1961-1974) - Octavio Alberola and Ariane Gransac

Las divisiones internas y desavenencias entre los libertarios de la
Península y los del exilio, junto al acomodamiento y al miedo a la
ilegalización de los organismos libertarios españoles en Francia,
condujeron a una progresiva burocratización e inmovilismo del
Movimiento Libertario. La esperanza de una intervención de las
potencias occidentales para acabar con el r&eacute...$27.50

TINA Stall

Hey all,

Your dear author and Mr Rocks trekked down to the This Is Not Art festival on Sunday and did have a very lovely time. Arriving at about 1pm, we made no hesitations to set up a stall and start disseminating artefacts of cultural revolution. I'm very happy that one of the first items to go was the latest Slit magazine!

We did run into some strife when, very sleepy, we tried to get on a train at 9.20pm. The last one leaves Newcastle at 9.10pm! The next train was due at 2.40am, and we were way too tired to go back and par-tay it up. So, there ensued several attempts to sleep in inadequate clothing in really cold spots - a park, the train, then Gosford station (where the next train ended up). At Gosford, we spend 2 hours in a platform lift because it was out of the wind.

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Bessie Smyth Foundation in Jeopary

The Bessie Smythe Foundation are about to lose their funding and may
have to close by december if funding is not restored. Bessie are a
feminist pregnancy options counselling and referal service. With the
federal  governments push to fund pregnancy “advice” lines outsourced
to anti-abortion organisations like the salvation army, smith family
etc, it is doubly important that organisations like Bessie continue to
exist. The state government has forced Bessie to a critical point by
its lack of funding.
Below is a letter sent out by an activist friend, and also the form
letter that Bessie are asking people to send to the minister. Writing
letters is better than nothing at this late stage.

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Women and Jura - an attempt to make a statement

Jura has been making attempts to bring into the world a statement about women, feminism, anarchism and how Jura relates to these concepts and to women.

Here are links to our draft statements (you need to be logged in to view them):



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Vae Victus

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Punx @ Jura

Here's how Jura's inaugural punk gig played out last Sunday....


Scum System Kill

Vae Victis

The Subverts





New titles @ Jura (19 August)

Stupid White Men, Michael Moore, $12
- Michael Moore's screed against "Thief-in-Chief" George Bush's power elite, hit No. 1 at Amazon.com within days of publication. Why? It's as fulminating and crammed with infuriating facts ....... and as noisily entertaining as a wrestling smackdown. Moore offers a more interesting critique of the 2000 election than Ralph Nader's Crashing the Party (he argued with Nader, his old boss, who sacked him), - with a new introduction about how his publisher tried to stop its distribution & how a humble librarian from NY suburbs forced them into getting it out of the wharehouse.

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