Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thursday July 24, 7pm at Revolution Books

BA Speaks film
On Thursday, July 24 at 7pm we will have the next in our series of viewings and discussions based on the film of a talk by Bob Avakian.
BA Speaks: 
Revolution--Nothing Less!

A RADICALLY DIFFERENT AND FAR BETTER WORLD IS POSSIBLE      
Read more about the film here.  This film "can change how you see the world and what you do with the rest of your life."  - from one of the filmmakers.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 7 pm

 Lac-Mégantic Inferno- What It Was & Why It Can Happen Again
Wednesday, July 16, 7 pm
Join us for a presentation & discussion
Lac-Megantic Inferno Photo Credit David Charro
On July 6, 2013, a train carrying Bakken crude oil derailed and exploded, creating an inferno that devastated the small town of Lac-Mégantic in Quebec, Canada. The inferno burned for four days, killed 47 people, destroyed over 40 buildings, and could not be suppressed with local fire department equipment.  However, almost nothing has been done to prevent future such disasters, and protests commemorating the victims and demanding an end to these dangerous transports are being organized around the country this week, including here in Chicago.   

Why does this matter? The train that derailed in Lac-Mégantic was just one of a network of train lines being used to transport Bakken crude oil originating from fracking operations in North Dakota, an industry that has itself "exploded" in the last few years with hundreds of thousands of trains now transporting this volatile crude across Canada and the US. A Canadian engineer said that "rupture prone trains are still rolling" across North America, including the Chicago area.


Our guest speaker, a safety engineer, will give a talk including a slideshow on the details of why this oil is so volatile, why most of the tankers carrying it are completely inadequate, the horrors of the fracking Industry, and the danger all this poses for people and the planet. She discovered this incidentally while doing research as part of fire science studies in the field of occupational health and safety. She will present in honor of the 47 people killed in the disaster, from her perspective as both a scientist and a revolutionary internationalist. 

Join us for a presentation & discussion about this deadly disaster, what it is part of, why this is happening, and what is needed to stop it.  

$5 suggested donation, no one turned away. 

July 26-27 Side Walk Sale Fundraiser for Revolution Books

Sidewalk saleJuly 26-27 Side Walk Sale 
Fundraiser for Revolution Books

The perfect reason to clean out that closet, 
backroom or basement -
Donate to Keep Revolution Books Open!
 
We are an all-volunteer bookstore that thrives on the support of people like you: through your book purchases and used book donations, monthly sustainers, contributions to sidewalk sales, and telling your friends about us. Everyone can play a part in supporting this store. But your support is urgently needed NOW to keep our doors open. 

Contribute items for fundraising sidewalk sale. Gently used household and kitchen items, baby and children's clothes and toys, dishes and small appliances are always welcome. (We can't use adult clothes and heavy items.) Drop them off during store hours or call 773.489.0930 for pick-up.
Stop and think: A few minutes to collect those items you don't even use anymore could make a world of difference when you donate them to keep RB open!

Saturday, July 26  12 noon-7 pm
Sunday, July 27  1-5 pm
  
Humanity Needs Revolution -
Revolution Needs Revolution Books -
Revolution Books Needs You

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thursday July 10, 7pm at Revolution Books

BA Speaks film
On Thursday, July 10 at 7pm we will have the next in our series of viewings and discussions based on the film of a talk by Bob Avakian.
BA Speaks: 
Revolution--Nothing Less!



The Oppression of Women: 

Bound Up with this System... 
a Driving Force for Revolution
      

Read more about the film here.  This film "can change how you see the world and what you do with the rest of your life."  - from one of the filmmakers.

Break the Chains_BA


NEW from Bob Avakian:



Break the Chains! includes the text of the Revolution-Nothing Less! film excerpt we will be watching & discussing on July 10. Read & prepare!

Thursday, June 26, 2014



Frederick Douglass
Come One! Come All!
July 6th Picnic  

"WHAT TO THE SLAVE IS YOUR FOURTH OF JULY?"

Building the Revolutionary Struggle Against All Forms of Slavery Today-And Raising Funds to Get the Word Out On Revolutionary Leader Bob Avakian (BA) Everywhere

  Sunday  July 6   2-6pm
63rd St Beach, Chicago
Children welcome!   $5 donation requested,

Look for the red flag and the tent in the shade on the grass near parking lot. At 63rd Street and South Lakeshore Drive, parking available. 63rd Street CTA bus goes all the way to the beach on Sundays.
For more information:   BA Everywhere Committee 312-860-8167
                      baeverywhereinchicago@gmail.com
  Revolution Books     773-489-0930    1103 N. Ashland Ave   Chicago

In 1852, the escaped slave and freedom fighter Frederick Douglass gave a powerful, historic speech condemning the hypocrisy of America. Douglass exposed how the vaunted "greatest democracy in the world" had built its wealth on the enslavement of Africans and their descendants, and called for the abolition of this slavery.

Today, 162 years later, chattel slavery is no longer the law of the land (though millions  worldwide are still enslaved, in ways that indirectly and often directly feed into and benefit the American empire). Yet today...  
From those millions of Black and Latino youth put in a pipeline to prison the  
hour they are born... to the women who, even if they do not find themselves among the millions and even billions directly trafficked or raped or brutalized or denied the rights to abortion and birth control still suffer the consequences of those practices and like all women must every day walk a gauntlet of  potential abuse and danger...
From the immigrants, here and around the world, driven by a desperate need  
to work to risk their lives in the deserts and oceans to then live in the shadows  
for the "chance" to be bitterly exploited... to the billions overall, whose very
lives are funneled into amassing huge wealth for the imperialists while they
themselves scrape for survival...
From those who suffer the horrors of America's invasions, proxy wars,  
and drone strikes... to the way in which humanity as a whole faces an
environmental catastrophe for which capitalism, in its mad pursuit for profit,
has no other recourse but to make it worse...  
bae kids and banner
BA Everywhere Van Tour
...for all these, and for those whose hearts beat in empathy with them, America's July 4th boasts are still nothing but mockery and hypocrisy. July 4th weekend this year must NOT be a holiday to celebrate their revolution but a time to seize to build for the REVOLUTION we need now, at the earliest possible time, to get rid of their instruments of power and bring in a whole new world, free of all forms of slavery, all exploitation, and all the rotten institutions and ideas that go with the system of capitalism and prop it up.    
On Sunday July 6th:  Come to a picnic to raise funds to get the word out on the revolutionary leader  Bob Avakian (BA). Bob Avakian has taken the theory of revolutionary communism to a new level and has developed a way to actually overcome this madness. And, BA provides the practical leadership to the vanguard of the revolution we need, the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. 
In commemoration of Douglass' speech-and in recognition of the fact that, as BA writes in BAsics, "There would be no United States as we know it today without slavery. That is a simple and basic truth."-these picnics and other activities will raise two slogans:
WHAT TO A SLAVE IS YOUR FOURTH OF JULY? 
WE REFUSE TO ACCEPT SLAVERY IN ANY FORM!
Along with the food, fun and culture that will be provided, you will be able to actively engage with why we need a revolution, with what BA has brought forward in relation to that, and with how we actually prepare the ground, prepare the people and prepare the vanguard TO get ready for the time when millions can be led to go for revolution, all-out, with a real chance to win. You will be able to find out about the BA Everywhere campaign, as well as crucially important struggles that are being waged to end the mass incarceration of Black and Latino people, and to end the degradation and oppression of women. 
Do you:
Hate the modern-day forms of enslavement that chain people down?
Hunger for a better world?
Want to see a real future for our youth?
Want to hear about revolutionary ideas on what can be done to bring that world and future into being?  
Then Join Us at the BA Everywhere Fundraising Picnic!
Contact the BA Everywhere Committee or Revolution Books if you can help - Spread the word - Arrive early to help set up - Bring a salad or desert
Contact  revcom.us  for more information about the BA Everywhere campaign.

Monday, June 23, 2014


Thu 6/26 "Revolution: Nothing Less!" film clip

BA Speaks RNL
Thursday, June 26 , 7pm
Join us to watch a film clip from:

BA Speaks: REVOLUTION-NOTHING LESS!

followed by discussion. 
We will be watching the section from the 3rd chapter of disc 1, entitled: 

The USA: Founded on Slavery & Genocide
This is part of a summer series of Revolution-Nothing Less! film clip showings happening Thursday nights.
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