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Wendy Bacon talks anarcha-feminism

"Being an anarchist feminist means becoming conscious of all struggles for liberation, not letting the struggle for women’s liberation become the struggle for white, middle-class, able-bodied, straight heterosexual women’s equality under capitalism.
While as feminists we are aware of male privilege, we need to be aware of our own. The eternal difficulty with feminism, and all politics/activism, is that it tends to be exclusive. It is more likely to be the educated, the white, the middle-class, the able-bodied, the non-marginalized, the young, the straight, the child-free, the cis-gendered, the settled, that get to participate in these groups."
— from What the fuck is Anarcha-Feminism anyway?!

*****Red & Black Forum - Sun 26 May 2pm*****
*****Punk rawk show - The Lost Cause, Riot Nine, Swine and Fouulhawk - 7pm Friday 24 May*****
*****MCA Zine Fair*****
*****New books*****
*****May Day 2013 Recap*****
*****Library working bee*****
*****Jura's website is being upgraded*****
*****There's always room for Jello*****
*****2nd hand book sale*****
*****Next Jura Meeting*****

*****Red & Black Forum - Sun 26 May 2pm*****
Jura is pumped to be hosting Wendy Bacon at our next Red & Black Forum, on the topic of Anarchist Feminism. Wendy is the only person in Australia (to Jura's knowledge) to have turned up to court to facing charges of obscenity whilst dressed in a nun's habit. As well as beating those charges, Wendy helped distribute the infamous 'Little Red Schoolbook', was involved in The Push, and won a Walkley Award for her work as a journalist exposing corruption in NSW. She taught journalism at UTS for many years from 1991 onwards, and is now the Professor of Journalism at the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism. On top of her journalistic achievements she's also taken part in many social movements, and nowadays is most interested in climate change, censorship issues, miscarriages of justice and the Northern Territory Intervention into Aboriginal affairs. We encourage you to get along to Jura this Sunday arvo to hear Wendy discussing the history and characters of anarchist feminist thought and practice. What did anarcho-feminism mean to 1970s feminists? Does it still have relevance for today's feminists?

*****Punk rawk show - The Lost Cause, Riot Nine, Swine and Fouulhawk - 7pm Friday 24 May*****
Jura will be hosting another awesome punk show in the bookshop on this Friday night. The Lost Cause are down here from the Gold Coast, and will be joined by local lads Riot Nine, Swine and Fouulhawk. The action kicks off at 7pm - be here!

*****MCA Zine Fair*****
Jura will have a stall at this year's Zine Fair, hosted by the MCA gallery in Circular Quay. If you've not been to the Fair before, come along for free entry and more than 70 stalls by a huge variety of local zine makers, publishers, distributors and sellers. Swing by the Jura/Mutiny Zine stall and say hey - we'll be in a group of tables just near the entrance and the bar. We're bringing with us lots and lots of free or cheap zines, pamphlets, stickers, patches and more. And remember, we're always looking for more zines to stock in the shop, so if you or your mates are spending a lot of time self-publishing your rad zine at the Job Network, please do drop a few in at the shop.

*****New books*****
Here are all the awesome new arrivals at Jura this month. Firstly, the books:
'The Anarchist-Communist Mass Line: Bulgarian Anarchism Armed' - Michael Schmidt & Jack Grancharoff, $3
'Tropic of Chaos: climate change and the new geography of violence' - Christian Parenti, $25
'Strategy & Soul: a campaigner's tale of fighting billionaires, corrupt officials, and Philadelphia casinos' - Daniel Hunter, $28
'Anarchy: an introductory bibliography in English' - James Herod, $3
'Strengthening Anarchism's Gender Analysis: lessons from the transfeminist movement' - J. Rogue, $4
'Stay Solid: a radical handbook for youth' - Matt Hern (ed), $30
'Sewing Freedom; Phillip Josephs, Transnationalism and early New Zealand anarchism' - Jared Davidson, $19
'Pussy Riot: a punk prayer for freedom - letters from prison' - $19
'Prison Blossoms: prison voices from the American past' - Miriam Brody, Hardcover, $48
'The Mexican Revolution: a short history 1910-1920' - Stuart Easterling, $21
'A Glance in the Rearview Mirror: Neoliberal ideology from its Origins to the present' - Eric Toussaint, $6
'Message to the Movement' - Mumia Abu-Jamal, $5
'Meme Wars: the creative destruction of neoclassical economics' - Kalle Lasn (of ADBUSTERS), $44
'Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness: A Reader & Roadmap of Bipolar Worlds' - The Icarus Project, $15 (back in stock after a long time)
'The Last of the Hippies: an hysterical romance' - Penny Rimbaud, $9
'Howard Zinn on Race' - Howard Zinn, $25
'Heroines' - Kate Zambreno, $27
'The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: exploding the estrogen myth' - Barbara Seaman, $28
'Factories of Knowledge/Industries of Creativity' - Gerald Raunig, $19
'Dreams' - Derrick Jensen, $37
'Disassembly Required: a field guide to actually existing capitalism - Geoff Mann, $22
'The Democracy Project: a history, a crisis, a movement' - David Graeber, Hardcover, $46
'Deep Green Resistance' - Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, Derrick Jensen, $37
'Anti-Capitalism' - Ezequiel Adamovsky, $22
'Contradictionary: a beasiary of words in revolt' - CrimethInc, $18
'Build Your Own Solidarity Network' - Cold B & T Barnacle, $4
'Valeriano Orbon Fernandez: towards the barricades' - Salvador Cano Carrillo, $4
'From the Ashes: an introduction to our writings' - Thought Crimeink, $5
'Direct Unionism: a discussion paper' - Thought CrimeInk, $5

We've also got the current issues of these magazines:
Umanita Nova (Italy), $1
Rebel Worker (Sydney), $0.50
Le Monde Libertaire (France), $4
Anarcho-syndicalist Review (USA), $4

*****May Day 2013 Recap*****
Jura Books kids marched with the Sydney Wobblies and the amazing Riff Raff Radical Marching Band at one of the best May Day marches for many years this month. The old Jura banner was dusted off and swung up high, sharing with the all the crowd Bakunin's timeless observation that freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice, and socialism without freedom is tyranny and brutality. We had such a good time this year that we're planning to hold a Jura Books stall at the end of the 2014 march. If you've not seen the Riff Raff Rad Marchers before, then you've never heard 'Killing In The Name Of' at its very best. Check out a short doco about them here on their website: http://riffraff.org.au/

*****Library working bee*****
Jura's library collection, the Fanya Baron Library, is having a working bee from 12pm-3pm on Sunday 30 June. We'll be finishing our new shelves and sorting and labelling the books which we've received. If this sounds like your idea of a chilled Sunday arvo, come along and get amongst it.

*****Jura's website is being upgraded*****
Our website at jura.org.au is currently unaccessible, as the lovely folk from axxs.org are upgrading it to the latest version of Drupal. We hope to have it back online, with a fancy new look, as soon as possible. Until then, you can reach us via email (jura at jura.org.au), phone (02 9550 9931), good old snail mail (PO Box N32, Petersham North, NSW, 2049) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jura.books).

*****There's always room for Jello*****
The legendary singer from anarchistic punk band the Dead Kennedys, and founder of the record label Alternative Tentacles, Jello Biafra has been in Sydney with his new band, The Guantanamo School of Medicine. Jello is also known for his spoken word shows, and he'll be doing one at the Factory Theatre in Marrickville on Tuesday 28 May. Titled 'What Would Jello Do?', it's based on his online video series of the same name, and will cover the government, politics, election frauds and organising resistance. Tix are $32 from the Factory.

*****2nd hand book sale*****
Jura normally only stocks new books for sale - but we're running a 2nd-hand books sale in our back room over the next couple of months. There are a few hundred books just waiting to be taken to a good home. And they're cheap cheap too - just $2 each, or 3 for $5. So next time you're visiting the Jura space be sure to have a quick look out the back for some radical reading bargain goodness.

*****Next Jura Meeting*****
Will be held at the bookshop on Sat 16 June from 12:30pm-2:30pm. If you'd like to learn more about our project/s, meet some of our Collective, or get involved, come on down!

With love, rage and solidarity -

Jura Books Collective


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