Welcome Visitor:

Jura Bookshop

Bookshelf working bee

Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 10:00pm to Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 3:00am

Come and help re-organise the bookshelves in the shop and make everything neater and more accessible!

About Jura

At Jura Books, we are working to create a radically different world: one based on freedom, equality and justice for everyone, as well as environmental sustainability for all life on the planet. We believe this can only be achieved by an organised and politically conscious social movement, based on participatory democracy and workers control. Our collective aims to help to build this movement. We seek to bring the ideas of anarchism to ever-widening circles of people.

Miscellaneous: 

People's Blockade, melodic sounds and free guitar lessons

Hi Jura friends, 

It's time to turn up the heat on the coal industry, and their friends in government. The export coal industry is Australia's single biggest, and fastest growing contribution to the global climate crisis. Newcastle is already the world's biggest coal port, and is set to open a massive new coal terminal to triple current export capacity. This means tripling coal mining, razing bushland and ripping apart communities for more mines. The profits will be exported, but the devastation will be felt here and around the world. 

This madness has to stop. The climate crisis is deepening, and time is fast running out. Politicians are failing to take action against the rampant coal companies, so we have to do it ourselves...

Join Jura people this Sunday and hundreds of others in a peaceful occupation Newcastle Harbour,
and prevent the passage of coal ships. There'll be extra boats and plenty happening on the shore too, so come along and show your support!

http://www.risingtide.org.au/

> People's Blockade of the World's Biggest Coal Port: 10am and all day, Sun 28th March, Horseshoe Beach, Newcastle.

Project X
has transformed into the Workers Solidarity Network, Sydney Group. This rank and file militant group will provide solidarity to workers engaged in industrial actions and disputes.

> Workers Solidarity Network meeting: 2pm Sun 28 March, Jura Books.

Every Thursday afternoon at Jura, Jase is offering casual guitar lessons to whoever turns up, between 2pm and 7pm. Beginners to intermediates welcome. Willing to exchange services if you have something to offer though not necessary. 

> Free Guitar Lessons: 2-7pm every Thurs, Jura Books.

 

Come play, eat, listen, talk, etc at Juracoustic this Thursday

> Juracoustic: 7pm Thurs 25th Mar, Jura Books.

 

Sheila Autonomista is an independent, non-profit, queer women's art and music festival held in Sydney. First established in 2002, Sheilafest was set up as an easily accessible culturally and politically alternative festival for women identifiers.

http://scooter.org.au/sheila.html

> Sheilafest: 31st March to 5th April, a number of venues.

Infinite Decimals from Melbourne are coming to play Jura Books on their first Interstate Tour. Come and hear their experimental, melodic electronic sounds, with live projections by Paul Rogers. Supported by Scissor Lock and Swill. 

http://www.myspace.com/infinitedecimals

http://www.myspace.com/scissor0lock

http://www.myspace.com/swillsounds

> Infinite decimals show, 7pm Fri 2nd April, Jura Books.

In June 2010, the soccer World Cup will take place in South Africa. Here in Sydney, we are planning to hold an alternative World Cup by introducing some anarchist rules into the games which anyone can join and enjoy! Come and help us organise it... 

> Alternative World Cup working group, 7pm Fri 9th April, Jura Books

F is a conference to reinvigorate the feminist movement. F is a vision for our feminist future. Join Jura Collective members and many others at two days of lively debate, workshops and discussion about where we are from, where we are at and where we are going.

http://feministconference.blogspot.com

> F Conference: Sat 10th and Sun 11th April, NSW Teachers Federation, Surry Hills.

Come and help collectively run Jura Books. Volunteers and new ideas are always needed and welcome! 

> Jura Collective meeting, 2pm, Sat 10th April, Jura Books.

Indie Folk night with Post Paint and friends. Accompanied by live projections. http://www.myspace.com/postpaint

> Indie Folk Night, 7pm, Friday 16th April at Jura, by donation.

Please take 2 minutes to read about and sign an online petition for Australian activist Natasha Verco who is facing terrorism charges in relation to her organising activities at the Copenhagen climate conference.

> http://www.actforclimatejustice.org/mailings/copenhagen_mailing_3-18-201...

As always, Jura has heaps of new stock and is now open 6 days per week! Hope to see you soon.

The Jura Collective.

440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham

9550 9931

http://www.jura.org.au

Friend Jura on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Petersham-Australia/Jura-Books...

Opening Hours:

Monday: 2.30 - 7pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 2 - 7pm

Thursday: 2 - 7pm

Friday: 2 - 7pm

Saturday: 12 - 5pm

Sunday: 12 - 5pm

And the winner is... anarchy!

Last year we were presented with a crisis and an opportunity, and we asked for your help. The bank that holds the mortgage for our property called in the loan. They asked us to pay $5,000 immediately and the rest - another $15,000 - as soon as possible.

We are proud to announce that with your help we have raised over $18,000 as of December 2009 !

This is living proof of the amazing capacity and commitment of the community that surrounds Jura Books. We all believe that Sydney needs radical change, and Jura is a key part of making that change.

The Save Jura raffle is over and we're happy to say it was a great success - thanks to you! It was a massive effort over six months, with:
--> 3,000 tickets sold.
--> 900 existing supporters contacted (including 750 via email, 200 via facebook, 200 via sms, 80 by phone call).
--> 200 houses door-knocked in our local area.
--> 5,500 letters hand delivered to people in our local area (these letters talked about what anarchism is, as well as Jura and the raffle).
--> 100s of posters put up across Sydney.
--> Stalls held in Newcastle, Glebe, Redfern, Newtown, Helensburgh and more.

All of this was done by a few dozen volunteers - congratulations to all of you who sold tickets, provided prizes and spread the word. And thank you to everyone who donated (hundreds of you) - every contribution helped. We also received a handful of very generous donations from comrades around Australia, Aotearoa, the US, Europe and other parts of the world. Thank you all! It has been very inspiring to experience this living anarchist solidarity.


Through this effort we raised over $13,000! We've also built a stronger community and communicated with literally thousands of people to engage with them about anarchist ideas - many for the first time. When we started the raffle there was $15,000 left on the mortgage and now there is only $2,500! (We had to spend some of what was raised on bills, insurance and interest along the way.) Interest payments are down from almost $200 per month to $91 per month and will soon be even lower. Through collective action, the crisis we faced has been turned into a opportunity and a success for anarchism in Sydney.

And of course congratulations to the prize-winners (you should already have been contacted). Please collect your prizes if you haven't already done so.

Political diaries and calendars are in stock and at reduced rates, including those funky Slingshot Organisers and 3CR Calendars.

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