[Jura] $5,000 raised. Womyn fight for peace in Palestine
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Wed Jan 14 00:41:35 UTC 2009
Dear Jura Books friends and supporters,
Three months ago we told you about how the bank that holds the
mortgage for our property called in the loan. They asked us to pay
$5,000 immediately and the rest - another $15,000 - as soon as possible.
Today, we can proudly announce that we have already raised enough
money to make that first payment of $5,000!
This is living proof of the amazing capacity and commitment of the
community that surrounds Jura Books. We all believe that Sydney needs
radical change, and Jura is a key part of making that change. Your
generous support keeps this anarchist project alive and fighting!
We'd like to say a big congratulations to all the people who have
contributed so far: A and L ($100), AM ($100), AOB ($200), AS ($10),
CP ($200), DB ($100), JCP ($100), JK ($300), KM ($50), LB ($100), ML
($2700), MP ($200), MV ($100), NT ($200), PR ($300), PS ($800), RS
($200), SK and TK ($500), SoD ($50), TK ($100). We also acknowledge
the ongoing monthly donations from NC and PW, JK, JS, AJ, MM, MP, MR,
MV, PR and RS. (Sorry if we've missed you, your support is still
appreciated!) There have also been a number of events and anonymous
donations that have all added up.
By making this first payment of $5,000 we will immediately save
around $700 per year in interest. Our task now is to keep going to
raise the next $15,000, so we can finally put the mortgage behind us.
Can you help? If everyone else on this email list gave $100, we would
meet this goal very quickly. If you haven't donated yet, please
contribute whatever you are able. (See the end of this email for ways
Can You Hear Me? Israeli and Palestinian Women Fight for Peace
>Vegan dinner and film screening: 6pm, Sat 17th Jan, Jura Books
>Autonomous womyn's event
>All women (including women identifiers) are invited to come, see
and discuss Lilly Rivlin’s 2006 Documentary on women in Palestine and
Israel. The film focuses on the untapped potential of women as
peacemakers in the conflict - women like Maha Abu Dayyah-Shamas, a
Palestinian who runs the Women’s Center For Legal Aid and Counseling
in Beit Hanina, and Israeli peace activist Terry Greenblatt. Together
they appeared before the UN Security Council to insist that UN
Resolution 1325 (which calls for the inclusion of women in all
official peace negotiations) be applied to Israeli and Palestinian
women in the peace process.
“Women don’t have a vested interest in maintaining military power and
hegemony,” explains Abu Dayyah-Shamas.
“And they don’t need guns for their egos.”
In her documentary, Rivlin walks a tightrope between her vision of
the transformative power of Israeli and Palestinian women and the
stark reality of Palestinian oppression that puts to shame any
triumphalism. No matter how desperate the political situation, these
women never stop communicating with each other. They come together in
their bereavement over the loss of loved ones and to demand a better
future for their children and grandchildren.
Emergency Protest: Stop the War on Gaza
>2pm Sun 18th Jan, Sydney Town Hall
>End the brutal siege, bombing and invasion of Palestine
>End the Rudd government's support for Israel's massacres
>Suspend all Australia-Israel ties until Gaza is free
>Freedom and self-determination for Palestine
BIG working bee - bring out the books and help re-open the library
>2-5pm, Thurs 15th and Fri 16th Jan
>12-5pm, Sat 17th and Sun 18th Jan
Jura Collective meeting - all welcome
>2pm, Sun 8th Feb.
>Our food co-op is in the process of re-organising itself. If you
are planning on ordering organic vegie boxes from the food co-op in
2009, please email us so we can evaluate how many people are
interested. Or if you are interested in other sorts of food co-op (eg
dumpster co-op), please email to let us know: jurafoodcoop at riseup.net
For more details on any of these events, check out http://www/
Also, don't forget that we still have some 2009 calendars and diaries
for sale, including Slingshot Organisers.
Hope to see you soon,
The Jura Collective
440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
Donate to Jura:
>>Transfer your donation into our bank account using your own
Account Name: Jura Books
Bank: Commonwealth Bank Leichhardt
BSB: 062 193
Account number: 1020 4881
(Please send us an email to let us know, after you've made the donation)
>> Come in to Jura to donate in person
>> Post a cheque or money order made out to Jura Books
>> Use Paypal (jura at jura.org.au)
>> Send an email to jura at jura.org.au telling us you can help. We
will get back to you and discuss the best way to contribute.
We are also considering running a raffle, but we don't have any good
prizes. Could you donate a prize? A bike you don't use? Tickets to an
event? Yoga lessons? Let us know!
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