Monday, August 3, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 7 pm 
Rise Up October National Speaking Tour in Chicago
"Murders by Police Must Be Stopped Now!"  
Trinity Episcopal/Anglican Church
125 E. 26th St. 
Come hear, and join with,  Carl Dix , co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party;  Rev. Jerome McCorry , the faith leader of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, loved ones of people murdered by police; and young activists. They will be digging into and making plans for a massive demonstration in New York City on Saturday, October 24, to STOP POLICE TERROR across the country. A day when all of society has to confront  Which Side Are You On? -- are you taking a stand a gainst the epidemic of police terror, or not? For information, email Stop Mass Incarceration Chicago or call (31 2) 933 -9586

Friday, August 7, 7 pm: 
"People's Hearing" Livestream from Jackson, Mississippi.
 
Stop Patriarchy is bringing activists from around the country to Jackson, Mississippi, for 10 days to Take Patriarchy By Storm. They are bringing a spirit of defiance and shining a national spotlight on Mississippi. They will disrupt business as usual and wake people up to the emergency. Join us at Revolution Booksto watch the national livestream of a "People's Hearing" with testimony of women who got abortions before it was legal, of what women are forced to go through in Mississippi today, and of the courageous clinic staff and escorts who battle every day to keep this option open to women.
For more information, visit www.stoppatriarchy.org.  
  
Wednesday, August 19, 7 pm 
Demarcations Discussion 
Join us for a discussion of the article, " Ajith--Portrait of a Residue of the Past" fromDemarcations, the Journal of Communist Theory and Polemic . This article is a response to "Against Avakianism" by Ajith. The focus of the author's polemic is philosophy, specifically epistemology (the branch of philosophy concerned with issues of knowledge and truth) and methodology. This is a topic that at first sight might appear abstract and distant from the urgent problems of today's world. But these philosophical issues have everything to do with putting an end to the madness and horror of our times -- with the ability of oppressed humanity and all who yearn for a world worthy of our humanity to understand the world precisely in order to change it (through revolution).
Saturday, August 26, 11 am 
Between the World and Me  
by Ta-Nehisi Coates. 
Book Club Discussion 
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of 'race,' a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men--bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Toni Morrison has called it "required reading."
(This is not an author event.)
Y ou can get your copy at Revolution Books.  



$11.95 
Coming August 14, 2015!
Science and Revolution 
On the Importance of Science and
the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism and the Leadership of Bob Avakian
An Interview with Ardea Skybreak

In the early part of 2015, over a number of days, 
Revolution conducted a wide-ranging interview with Ardea Skybreak. A scientist with professional training in ecology and evolutionary biology, and an advocate of the new synthesis of communism brought forward by Bob Avakian, Skybreak is the author of, among other works,  The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters, and  Of Primeval Steps and Future Leaps: An Essay on the Emergence of Human Beings, the Source of Women's Oppression, and the Road to Emancipation. This interview was first published online atwww.revcom.us.

Contact Revolution Books to pre-order your copy now!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

We received the following from Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago:

MURDERS BY POLICE MUST BE STOPPED NOW!
National Speaking Tour Event
#RiseUpOctober -- Which Side Are You On?

Wednesday August 5, 7 - 10 pm
Trinity Episcopal/Anglican Church
125 E. 26th Street, Chicago
(SE corner of Michigan & 26th St.)
Parking lot next to church, CTA bus #4 drops you off at the corner.

Wednesday, August 5, come hear, and join with, Carl Dix, co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Rev. Jerome McCorry, the faith leader of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, loved ones of people murdered by police, and young people. They will be digging into and making plans for a massive demonstration in New York City on Saturday, October 24, to STOP POLICE TERROR across the country. A day when all of society has to confront Which Side Are You On? -- are you taking a stand against the epidemic of police terror, or not?

People have struggled, resisted, risen up, against police murder. This must continue and go further -- all summer, in many different ways, intensifying. At the same time, these repeated outrages cry out for a stronger major national manifestation on October 24 that very clearly states:  These Murders by Police Must STOP -- NOW!

Everyone -- families of those killed by police, students, religious and faith organizations/people, artists, social justice organizations, better-off sections of society -- has a very important role to play. Bring your skills, abilities, and ideas.
  • The tour members will be in Chicago from Aug. 4 - 6
  • Then they will head to Ferguson for the anniversary of the police murder of Mike Brown and the heroic uprising that followed.
  • We encourage people to join with the Tour in Chicago AND in Ferguson too!
  • For information call: (312) 933-9586
Coming August 14, 2015:  
 
Science and Revolution
On the Importance of Science and the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism and the Leadership of Bob Avakian
An Interview with Ardea Skybreak
 
In the early part of 2015, over a number of days, 
Revolution conducted a wide-ranging interview with Ardea Skybreak. A scientist with professional training in ecology and evolutionary biology, and an advocate of the new synthesis of communism brought forward by Bob Avakian, Skybreak is the author of, among other works,  The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters, and  Of Primeval Steps and Future Leaps: An Essay on the Emergence of Human Beings, the Source of Women's Oppression, and the Road to Emancipation. This interview was first published online at www.revcom.us. 

Make sure you have your copy! 
Contact Revolution Books to pre-order now!
$11.95 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 7pm:
Join us for an author reading and discussion, with musical accompaniment!

Mellencamp: American Troubadour
by David Masciotra
This is first major treatment of one of America's great songwriters and rock 'n' roll performers -- John Mellencamp. This book combines biography, musical journalism, and cultural criticism to present an engaging and entertaining look at Mellencamp, rock 'n' roll, and American culture. Mellencamp traces his path from small town Indiana through the meat grinder of the music business to becoming the founder (with Willie Nelson) of Farm Aid, the longest running benefit concert series in the U.S. Songs like Little Pink Houses and Jack & Diane became top hits that spoke to the contradictions of "the American Dream" experienced by millions of people. Don't miss the story behind the songs and the songwriter.

For more information go to http://davidmasciotra.com/books/

Coming August 14, 2015:    

Science and Revolution
On the Importance of Science and the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism and the Leadership of Bob Avakian
An Interview with Ardea Skybreak

In the early part of 2015, over a number of days, 
Revolution conducted a wide-ranging interview with Ardea Skybreak. A scientist with professional training in ecology and evolutionary biology, and an advocate of the new synthesis of communism brought forward by Bob Avakian, Skybreak is the author of, among other works,  The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters, and  Of Primeval Steps and Future Leaps: An Essay on the Emergence of Human Beings, the Source of Women's Oppression, and the Road to Emancipation. This interview was first published online at www.revcom.us. 
Pre-order now from Revolution Books or Insight Press 
$11.95 + Shipping 
Orders will ship as soon as we receive books.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Come to the Funeral of Sandra Bland, Saturday July 25

WHO KILLED SANDRA BLAND?   
    THIS GODDAMN SYSTEM!  
We Need Revolution
Nothing Less

Sandra Bland's funeral is being held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in Lisle, IL.  The wake is at 9am, services following at 11am.

This should be the biggest funeral since Emmitt Till's in Chicago almost 60 years ago, after his murder by white racists in Mississippi.  

By being there, you are extending condolences to Sandra's family and friends for their loss. 
By being there, you are standing against this egregious killing at the hands of the police. 
By being there, you are saying we refuse to live in a society that does this to African Americans. 

Gather your friends and attend together.  Cars leaving from Revolution Books, 1103 N. Ashland Ave. at 8am on Saturday.   Call 773- 489-0930 to join us.

Sandra Bland was a young Black woman full of life who had her whole life ahead of her. She was driving in Texas in the middle of the day on her way to start a new job at Prairie A&M, the university where she had recently graduated. Then out of nowhere, she was pulled over on July 10, for failing to signal a lane change.  Bullied and then dragged out of her car, a Texas trooper threatened her with a taser, "I will light you up." Sandra was slammed to the ground, brutalized, and arrested. And the whole world can see this on video.    

Here is the truth.  Sandra Bland was alive, well, happy and vibrant when the police stopped her and started brutalizing and abusing her. Then she was found dead in a Waller County jail cell three days later, just hours before she was to be bailed out.  The authorities have no good explanation. 
She never should have been stopped or arrested in the first place!!

This Texas pig was enforcing the rules of a system that puts no value on the lives of Black people and Black women in particular and that reacts with particular vengeance and violence on those like Sandra who refuse to "know their place" as this system defines it.

This is also a profound truth:  The blood of Sandra Bland is on the hands of the police and jail authorities - ENFORCERS OF THIS SYSTEM and those they actually "serve and protect" -- the rulers of this system.

Since the killing of Sandra Bland, police have killed approximately 1 person every 5 hours in this country.  This is a nationwide epidemic of police terror and murder.

We need to urgently act to stop this police terror.  We are actively building for the national  October 24, 2015 protest in NYC, Rise Up October to stop police terror that has been called by Stop Mass Incarceration Network. And those of us who are revolutionaries are urgently getting people organized for an actual revolution, which is what it will take to finally and fully uproot the centuries of oppression of Black people have faced, along with all the other crimes committed by this system here and around the world.  You need to get with this revolution and learn about it -- why it's necessary, why it's possible and what it is all about.  You need to know there is a leader, Bob Avakian, who has done the work on how we can bring into being a radically different and better world.  Go to Revcom.us to learn more.
--Revolutionary Communist Party, Chicago branch
 
 
There is the potential for something of unprecedented beauty to arise out of unspeakable ugliness: Black people playing a crucial role in putting an end, at long last, to this system which has, for so long, not just exploited but dehumanized, terrorized and tormented them in a thousand ways-putting an end to this in the only way it can be done-by fighting to emancipate humanity, to put an end to the long night in which human society has been divided into masters and slaves, and the masses of humanity have been lashed, beaten, raped, slaughtered, shackled and shrouded in ignorance and misery. 

Bob Avakian, Chairman, Revolutionary Communist Party USA

Friday, July 17, 2015

Received from Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago
Join us this Friday as we take our outrage to the streets! 
http://bit.ly/I-Cant-Breathe #EricGarner
Friday July 17 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Jackson Blvd and State St., Chicago

One year since the murder of Eric Garner.
And... STILL ... NO JUSTICE!
One year since we listened to his dying outcry: "I can't breathe"
- which NYPD ENFORCED as they killed him! 

Stop Police Terror! #RiseUpOctoberhttp://bit.ly/RiseUpOctober for more info.
This Friday - bring friends, signs and noise makers:

“I can hear my neighbor crying I can’t breathe
Now I’m in the struggle and I can’t leave,
Calling out the violence of the racist police
We ain’t gonna stop till people are free!”
http://bit.ly/I-Cant-Breathe
 Received from the We All Stand Together Defense Committee
Come dance to an evening of House Music, Steppin', Soul and R&B

House (Music) Party for Justice & Peace
Fundraising party

Your contribution will: 

* Help pay legal expenses for the 3 defendants facing up to seven years each on trumped up felony charges from last falls protests against murder by police.
* Add staff to the Violence Interrupters organization - putting more people on the street to reduce violence among the people

Endorsed by: Tio Hardiman & Violence Interrupters; We All Stand Together Defense Committee; Stop Mass Incarceration Network, Chicago Chapter; Total Blackout for Reform, Chicago; United Legion One Nation (U.L.O.N.); Brothers Standing Together; Revolution Club, Chicago
Tickets available on line at tinyurl.com/Party4Jutice-Peace 
For more information call: 847-630-5318
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