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Assembly for Solidarity with Ark Tribe - new time

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 -
4:00am to 6:00am

Construction worker from South Australia facing six months in jail. He has been charged with not attending an interview with the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). Ark was working on the Flinders University site in Adelaide. Conditions were so bad that workers drew up a petition calling for safety improvements, on a handtowel. One by one workers from the site were called before the ABCC.

Anarchist workplace organising in Aotearoa New Zealand

Friday, April 30, 2010 -
4:00am to 5:30am

Jura is hosting a special talk on "Anarchist workplace organising in Aotearoa New Zealand".
Simon is a unionist and anarchist organiser from across the
Tasman. He will talk about his experiences in a number of successful
worker-run organising campaigns:
- Supersize My Pay youth rates campaign
- Warehouse - organising a retail chain for the first time in 20 years
- Pak n Save - organising workers in a company owned by a right wing libertarian think tank

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.


Seeing Through the Empire's New Clothes: Anticapitalist Conference

Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 8:00pm to Monday, September 14, 2009 - 3:00am

Seeing through Empire’s new clothes is a conference that will be held from September 12-13, 2009 at the Redfern Community Centre in Sydney.29 Hugo Street, Redfern. 5 minutes walk from Redfern Station.


The conference is free to attend, however we would appreciate donations to help cover the costs of the venue and transportation.

Radical responses to the financial meltdown convergence meeting

At 1830 on Tuesday the 14th, around ten people met in Jura books to discuss a conference/convergence on radical class responses to the financial meltdown. There was some discussion on individuals politics and perspectives on what is currently going on. This fed into the different ideas people have for a conference/convergence and who should take part in it.
A general feeling I got was that people want to create an event over 1 or 2 days. There individuals and groups can meet to discuss common politics and general trends in resistance as well as have workshops and do some organising. What specifically would happen will become clearer as more people get involved and help shape it themselves.
Discussion was had on the people and groups to be invited to be involved. This basically led to people taking it on themselves to invite who they thought was relevant, to the next organising meeting. Broadly radical groups as well as not-so-radical groups with radical elements should atttend. Specific Trotskyite groups with particularly damaging sectarian politics were mentioned as being pointless and even nonsensical to invite (if they'd even want to take part).
The next organising meeting was tentatively slated to be at the ASEN (Australian Student Environment Network) headquarters in Erskinville on Monday the 27th of April at 1830.

Political Perspectives: 

Anarcho Syndicalist Perspectives Discussion - 7pm

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 -
5:00am to 6:00am

'Anarcho Syndicalist Perspectives for the Countering the Intensified Employer & Neoliberal Offensive Associated with the Looming Depression and Financial Crisis'
Part of the Anarcho-Syndicalist Discussion Series.
Entry is free.

Film night: "The Take"

Sunday, July 9, 2006 -
4:00am to 6:00am