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Simon Hunt, AKA Pauline Pantsdown, on politics and cultural intervention

Pauline PantsdownThis 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.

"Can You Hear Me?" - An Autonomous Women's Film Event

Date and Time: 
Sun, 18/01/2009 - 5:00am to 8:30am
Location: 

Jura Bookshop
440 Parramatta Road
Petersham

Contact Name: 
Katrina
Contact Email: 
tree.kneee@gmail.com

A night for women (including women identifiers) to celebrate creativity. women's history and cultural endeavours.

FREE vegan dinner at 6pm!

Screening of the film "Can You Hear Me? Israeli and Palestinian Women Fight for Peace".

Review:

Lilly Rivlin’s Documentary “Can You Hear Me?” Focuses on Women as Peacemakers
By Robert Hirschfield

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Photos: Fluid Prejudice Anthology launch

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Here are a few pictures from the amazing Fluid Prejudice Anthology comic launch lovingly held at Jura.It was an amazing night with many great speakers supported by an awesome crowd.Enjoy!Resistance is fertile!

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Jura: 

Direct Action - Series 2, No. 3, 3 June 1928

Direct Action - Series 2, issue number 3, published 3 June 1928 p. 1, 4

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Direct Action - Series 2, No. 2, 20 May 1928

Direct Action - Series 2, issue number 2, published 20 May 1928.

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