Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Reminder--Wed. April 27, 7:00 pm, Climatologist David Archer on "Global Climate Change: A Scientific Overview of the Pickle We Are In"
Come to Revolution Books this Wednesday to engage with one of the leading scientists on global warming. David Archer of University of Chicago will join us to explain the prediction that a dangerous rise of sea water, 1 meter or more, will occur within 50 to 100 years. This human-driven, planet-wide thaw will flood coastal areas across the globe and unleash superstorms--in the lifetime of children who are born today. Prof. Archer's book The Long Thaw and other important titles on global climate change will be on sale.
Reminder--Saturday, April 30, noon-1 pm Revolution Book Club
Fire on the Mountain, by Terry Bisson. What might life be like today if John Brown's 1859 raid on Harper's Ferry, aimed at ending slavery, had been successful. Come for a lively discussion of this provocative speculative novel.
May Day Revolutionary Internationalist Dinner
Sunday, May 1, 6:00 pm
Join us to celebrate May 1, 2016 with international dishes and international culture. Come together with people of different backgrounds, ages, and nationalities in the spirit of the liberating struggle to emancipate all of humanity--and to get into Bob Avakian and his work. It's a tremendous thing for the people of the world to have this leader and the new synthesis of communism that he has brought forward, and this May 1st we will break bread and build community to get BA Everywhere this spring and summer.

Get Organized for an Actual Revolution
Get Ready to Bring This System DOWN... And Bring Something Much Better Into Being
Prepare the ground, prepare the people, and prepare the vanguard--get ready for the time when millions can be led to go for revolution, all-out, with a real chance to win.
Where: Quaker House, 5615 South Woodlawn Ave. in Hyde Park. Street parking is available. Quaker House is walking distance from the #6 bus stop at 57th and Stony Island.
When: Sunday, May 1, 6:00 pm, doors open at 5:30
What: Potluck dinner; bring an international dish or $10 donation.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

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Wednesday, April 27, 7-9 pm

To mark Earth Day 2016, one of the world's leading climatologists, Professor David Archer, geophysicist at the University of Chicago, will join us to explain the prediction of a recent study by an international group of climate scientists including James Hansen--that  
a dangerous rise of sea water, 1 meter or more, will occur within 50 to 100 years. This human-driven, planet-wide thaw will flood coastal areas across the globe and unleash superstorms--in the lifetime of children who are born today. 
 Read more and watch James Hanson's 15-minute video discussing his findings here.
Prof. Archer at recent environment protest.

In addition to his own scientific work, Dr. Archer is an avid popularizer of the science of climate change and global warming, including in classes aimed at non-scientists. Join us to understand this environmental emergency more deeply and discuss what must be done to address it.
Environmental Emergency special issue
For background on the environmental emergency, read the special issue of Revolution "State of EMERGENCY! The Plunder of Our Planet, The Environmental Catastrophe, The Real Revolutionary Solution."

Archer's book The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate is on sale at Revolution Books.

Saturday, April 30, noon-1 pm  


Revolution Book Club

Fire on the Mountain, by Terry Bisson: What might life be like today if John Brown's 1859 raid on Harper's Ferry, aimed at ending slavery, had been successful? Join a lively discussion of this provocative speculative novel, available at Revolution Books.

“You don’t forget Bisson’s characters, even well after you’ve finished his books . . . [this book] does for the Civil War what Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castledid for World War II.”  —George Alec Effinger, author, When Gravity Falls


“Few works have moved me as deeply, as thoroughly  . . . With this single poignant story, Bisson molds a world as sweet as banana cream pies, and is briny as hot tears." 
—Mumia Abu Jamal, death row prisoner and author, Live from Death Row
May Day Revolutionary Internationalist Dinner
Sunday, May 1, 6:00 pm

Join us to celebrate May 1, 2016 with international dishes and international culture. Come together with people of different backgrounds, ages, and nationalities in the spirit of the liberating struggle to emancipate all of humanity--and to get into Bob Avakian (BA) and his work. It's a tremendous thing for the people of the world to have this leader and the new synthesis of communism that he has brought forward, and this May 1st we will break bread and build community to get BA Everywhere this spring and summer.

Where: Quaker House, 5615 South Woodlawn Ave. in Hyde Park. Street parking is available. Quaker House is walking distance from the #6 bus stop at 57th and Stony Island.
When: Sunday, May 1, 6:00 pm, doors open at 5:30
What: Potluck dinner; bring an international dish or $10 donation.

Get Organized for an Actual Revolution
Get Ready to Bring This System DOWN...
And Bring Something Much Better Into Being

Prepare the ground, prepare the people, and
prepare the vanguard--get ready for the time
when millions can be led to go for revolution,
all-out, with a real chance to win.

Thursday, April 21, 2016


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Get Into Bob Avakian--BA--and get into the campaign to raise the funds to get BA Everywhere

Film clip showing and discussion
Saturday, April 23, 5-7 pm
Revolution Books
1103 N Ashland 

You're invited to watch a few clips with us! This is part of building the nationwide campaign to get BA Everywhere. We aim to raise the serious funds required to make Bob Avakian (BA) known throughout all of society. Who is Bob Avakian? He's the leader of a new stage of communist revolution!

Join us to watch clips of videos of talks by BA, talk about them, enjoy refreshments, raise funds, and make plans for spreading BA Everywhere this spring and summer.

Revolution Books' mission is to build community among those who are deeply concerned about the state of the world. Bob Avakian's work and leadership are at the core of what we stand for. He is someone who speaks so deeply about what the most oppressed people in this society and the world are experiencing and at the same time explains so clearly WHY the world is a horror and HOW it could be different. This is like nothing you've ever heard--in a world where the only choices on offer are aiming to lead people back into the confines of the very system causing immeasurable damage to the planet and its people, Avakian is pointing a way out for humanity. As he says "We can change the whole world together with people all over the world."

Come find out who Bob Avakian is and what he's saying. Learn more and find links to BA film clips here.

Come to Revolution Books anytime during Friday and Saturday open hours--we will be showing clips of BA and welcome informal discussion.
Why are we still fighting for justice in 2015?
Information about Bob Avakian from the BA Everywhere campaign:

Bob Avakian came out of the struggles of the 1960s, working closely with the Black Panther Party and other radical movements of the times. In 1975, he led in forming the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. He is leading the Party, and the movement for an actual revolution in the U.S., theoretically and practically.

After the defeats of the first socialist revolutions in the 20th century, first in the former Soviet Union in the mid-1950s, and then in China in 1976 after the death of Mao, BA went deeply into this experience--learning from and firmly upholding and defending the path-breaking achievements of these revolutions, while also scientifically probing and summing up their shortcomings. On the basis of this, and drawing from broader inquiry, including advances in science, history, philosophy and culture, Bob Avakian has developed a new synthesis of communism that builds on this experience and is a leap beyond, and, in some important dimensions, a rupture with what came before--enabling humanity to do even better in the revolutions to come.

The scientific understanding of human society--how it developed, the nature of capitalism, and the material basis for communism, for human emancipation--was the historic breakthrough and achievement of Karl Marx over 150 years ago. The world would not be the same after Marx.

What Bob Avakian has done represents work of that significance and on that level.

As a leader, BA embodies a rare combination of someone who has developed scientific theory on a world-class level while having a deep understanding of and a visceral connection with the most oppressed. He makes the science of revolution accessible to the millions who need it. He does this with tremendous heart and faith in the potential and ability of people to come to understand what it will take to bring a radically different world into being and, on that basis, become emancipators of humanity.

For more information on Bob Avakian and his work, go to revcom.us/avakian or thebobavakianinstitute.org
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