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How to Make Trouble and Influence People

How to Make Trouble and Influence People book

Jura is excited to stock the second edition of How to Make Trouble and Influence People - a brilliant book on Australia's radical past. Copies available for $35. Mail order available - just email us.
 
About the book:

This book reveals Australia’s radical past through more than 500 tales of Indigenous resistance, convict revolts and escapes, picket line hijinks, student occupations, creative direct action, street art, media pranks, urban interventions, squatting, blockades, banner drops, guerilla theatre, and billboard liberation. Twelve key Australian activists and pranksters are interviewed regarding their opposition to racism, nuclear power, war, economic exploitation, and religious conservatism via humour and creativity. Featuring more than 300 spectacular images How to Make Trouble and Influence People has been published in a second edition by PM Press. As this edition will mainly be distributed to audiences outside of Australia all of the listings from the first edition have been put in chronological order and introductions added for key periods in Australian history. It also features an additional 30 pages of new material.

Praise for the book:

“I noticed clear back on my first visit in ’83 that radical Aussies fighting back seem to be far more tenacious and creative than most Americans—Roxby Downs, that damned Franklin dam in Tasmania, Operation Titstorm, etc. A far better way to heat up the planet than your lovely mining companies. So keep up the good work! A prank a day keeps the dog leash away.”
—Jello Biafra

“A fascinating recovery of Australia’s neglected past and a worthy inspiration to today’s would-be troublemakers.”
—Sean Scalmer, author of Dissent Events: Protest, The Media and the Political Gimmick in Australia

“If you’ve ever thought of speaking out about an issue or have idly wondered what you could do to make the world a better place, this is the book for you! Fascinating interviews, quirky historical snippets and stunning photos chronicling all the Australians who have made a difference and who have done so with courage, audacity and a lot of humour! Keep it on your desk at work for all those moments when you need some inspiration, a bit of hope or just a good laugh.”
—Jill Sparrow, co-author Radical Melbourne 1 & 2

“Fascinating interviews with Australia’s best troublemakers make for a riotous scrapbook covering our radical history of revolts and resistance.”
—Rachel Power, Australian Education Union News

“McIntyre has amassed hundreds of tales alongside dramatic photographs in what is unashamedly a songbook for Australia’s future culture-jammers and mischief makers.”
—Katherine Wilson, The Age

Miscellaneous: 

An Open Discussion of Social and Political Movements in Singapore

Date and Time: 
Thu, 03/12/2009 - 5:00am to 7:00am
Location: 

Fanya Baron Library @ Jura Books

Contact Name: 
Luke
Contact Email: 
uncutflowers@gmail.com

Jamez, a friend from Singapore, will lead an open discussion in the Fanya Baron Library on some of the political and social movements in Singapore. Jamez is active in animal protection with ACRES (see: http://www.acres.org.sg/) and is also active in the political DIY hardcore punk scene in Singaprore, so will be able to touch most on these topics but these are by no means the only topics that will be discussed. Come along and find out what our neighbours are up to!

Events: 

Scooter Zine Working Bee

Date and Time: 
Mon, 26/10/2009 - 12:00am to 4:00am
Location: 

Jura Anarchist Bookshop Library

Contact Name: 
trini

Come and help to create the next edition of the Scooter Collective zine - a collecction of interviews, observations, reviews, cartoons, and anything else related to ladies on stage! It shall be a two colour print run with 8 A6 pages in total.

Bring:

* ideas
* articles
* drawings
* snacks

Scooter: http://www.scooter.org.au/

Please note, this is an autonomous women's event!

People: 

Music in the library!

Date and Time: 
Fri, 19/06/2009 - 4:30am to 8:00am
Location: 

Jura Library

Contact Name: 
trini

Come along for a night of acoustic sounds in the Jura library.

The fabulous Old Galloway Road will be joining us from Melbourne before jetting off your oddles of over-seas adventures.

Along for the ride is Mr Will Wagner, also of southern origin.

Also playing will be the fabulous Anna Vo, and Magnoliaceae.

Music will start at 6.30ish. Bring your winter woolies!!!

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