As you've probably heard, a few days ago Israeli Government Forces attacked the Freedom Flotilla that was carrying aid to Gaza. The Flotilla was attempting to break Israel's maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip. As many as 20 activists were killed.
Indigenous activists have called for support this Sunday and Monday to defend the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and The Block in Redfern.The Embassy is expecting an eviction attempt any time on July the 6th and 7th. It's a racist attack and a class war. It's part of the big push to remove poor and working class people from the inner city to make room for those with more money. Come down and show solidarity.
"On July 7th, the development of new housing is set to occur at the Block in Redfern. The bulldozers will attempt to roll in to erase centuries of Aboriginal occupation, and four decades of Aboriginal social housing. An Aboriginal Tent Embassy stands in their way, and mob are calling for our support. You can visit or stay at the Embassy at anytime, but a specific invitation has been made for your support on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th of July. Let’s resist the enclosure of the Block as another shopping mall, as another block of flats that people on low-incomes can’t afford to live in."
Please also note that we don't know what time the construction workers and cops will get there so it might be best to show up early. We can have a yarn and a cuppa until we have to blockade
'Pacific 2013' is a major military hardware exhibition taking place at the Sydney Convention Centre Darling Harbour. To accompany the lavish display of killing technology, the 'International Fleet Review' will fill Sydney Harbour with warships from 20 countries - giant floating factories of violence and destruction. This grotesque spectacle serves to remind us of what the military truly is: a massive waste of life, labour and resources. We invite you to join us in taking action against this abomination!
Denounce the coup in Honduras!
End the Political Killings, Human Rights Violations and Environmental Exploitation!
Join us in solidarity with the People of Honduras against the the continued political killings, human rights violations and environmental exploitation that has been driven by an internationally coordinated military coup since 28th June 2009.
The UN Rio Earth Summit – a meeting of world leaders from June 20-22 in Brazil – is supposed to be “a chance to move away from business-as-usual” and create sustainable solutions to the world's most serious environmental problems.
You’ll never guess what the Australian government’s answer to the environmental problems caused by mining is: more mining of course!
The Australian government will be talking up the importance of 'sustainable mining' to the planet's future.
Jura Books is on the land of the Wangal people of the Eora Nation. The Jura Collective acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Land and pays our respect to Elders past and present. We support the ongoing struggle of Aboriginal people for land rights, self-determination, and justice.
A note on accessibility: The lower level of Jura (the bookshop area) is accessible for people using wheelchairs or with other mobility impairments. However the library and toilets are up steep flights of stairs. We can move most meetings and events downstairs upon request.