Welcome to Jura's new email newsletter. This month, Schools for Chiapas, Patu, punk gigs and more.

Welcome to our new newsletter

Things are changing at Jura. We're moving our website and email lists in order to make them better. This newsletter is now sent by MailChimp. As always it will come out about once per month, and be full of the latest anarchist ideas and actions. You'll be the first to know about about upcoming Jura events (like talks, films and gigs), and specials in the bookshop. We'd like to say a big thank-you to our web guru of 8 years, Cam, who's moving on to do other things, and also to everyone at Axxs. Thanks!

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Schools for Chiapas

Guest talk: 3pm Sun 3 Nov at Jura.
Schools for Chiapas is a volunteer activist organisation that supports the autonomous, indigenous Zapatista communities of Chiapas. Peter Brown is a founding member of the organisation, and will give a talk based on his involvement with the Zapatista movement since the uprising in 1994. This is a rare opportunity to hear about the movement from a person who has been involved at a grassroots level for many years. Entry by donation – all funds raised will go directly to the Zapatista communities. More


Movie: 5pm Sun 24 Nov at Jura.
Patu! is an inspiring 1983 doco about the mass direct action that took place in Aotearoa New Zealand in 1981, in protest against a South African rugby tour and the apartheid it represented. The film captures a landmark moment in mobilisation tactics and activist film-making. Kirsty, a comrade from Aotearoa New Zealand will introduce the film. More

Punk gigs at Jura

6.30pm, Thur 24 Oct:
Folk punk with Heaps Tuff / Mace Face, free entry. More
7pm, Fri 25 Oct:
12" launch with Featherweight Exhaustion and others. More
6pm, Fri 15 Nov:
All ages punk gig with Vanity and more.

How to Make Trouble and Influence People

Jura is excited to stock the second edition of How to Make Trouble and Influence People – a brilliant book on Australia's radical past. It 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. This edition of How to Make Trouble and Influence People features more than 300 spectacular images and 30 pages of new material. Mail order is also available. More

About Jura

Jura is a non-profit, volunteer-run, anarchist collective. We're located at 440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham. We have thousands of radical books in our shop and library, and spaces for organising and events. We welcome like-minded people to use these resources.We've been going since 1977.

If you'd like to get involved or just see how we work, come in during opening hours or to our next collective meeting: 3pm, Sunday 27th October.

Check out our website, which is back online, woo!

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Jura runs on solar power, generated by a 2.09kW photovoltaic system on our roof.

Jura 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.

Current opening hours
Monday 2 - 7pm
Thursday 2 - 7pm
Friday 2 - 7pm
Saturday 12 -5pm
Sunday 12 - 5pm

(If you're making a special trip to visit us, please call beforehand to double-check that we're open: 02 9550 9931. As we're all volunteers, occasionally we can't open as planned.)

Anarchist ideas

Check out these new articles and online sources of anarchy, as recommended by members of Jura.
  • The eclipse and re-emergence of the antipsychiatry movement – A short intro to antipsychiatry and the need for its renewal. 'Too infrequently do we find considered and nuanced understandings of the relationship between the state, capitalism and mental distress.'
  • Meaningful work: An appeal to the young – An article about the myth of 'meaningful work' under capitalism. 'I am convinced that human history has not yet begun; that we find ourselves in the last period of the prehistoric.'
  • Left for dead – A diatribe on 'the left', and its death. 'The war for the future must be fought against hierarchies, not from within them.'
  • Jura links – Our links page has recently been updated. We list 70 of our favourite anarchist blogs and websites from Australia and the world, from Anarkismo to Zabalaza.

Black Rose

Our friends over at Black Rose also have lots of great stuff happening: open mic night on Tuesdays; political discussions, a reading group and life drawing on other nights. Drop in to find out more: 10am-10pm, 22 Enmore Rd, Newtown.
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PO Box N32, Petersham North, NSW 2049
02 9550 9931
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