Thursday, May 19, 2016

Revolution Books Book Club discussion of
And Still the Earth
A novel by Ignácio de Loyola Brandão

Saturday, May 21, noon
Revolution Books
1103 N Ashland 
 
Join us for a discussion of this 1981 novel by a Brazilian science fiction author. Brandão describes a society coming apart at the seams because of the destructive workings of turbo capitalism, global imperialism, and environmental crisis, and draws a horrifying picture of the possible future facing humanity.

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"Welcome to São Paulo, Brazil, in the not too distant future. Water is scarce, garbage clogs the city, movement is restricted, and the System--sinister, omnipotent, secret--rules its subjects' every movement."

And Still the Earth is a classic novel of a world ravaged by climate change, a novel that poses challenges to all of us in today's world.
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Documentary film showing and discussion
Friday, May 6, 7 pm
Revolution Books
1103 N Ashland 

This award-winning documentary premiered just a few months ago at Sundance. It exposes the attacks on women's right to abortion posed by laws in states around the country. "TRAP" laws (targeted regulation of abortion providers) impose outrageous demands on abortion clinic operators. Meet the heroic people who risk their lives so women can access abortion services. Without the right to abortion and birth control services, women can't control when and if they have children and are literally enslaved to their reproduction.

We want to thank UltraViolet and the filmmakers for making this screening possible. Please share this event on Facebook and join us Friday!
Documentary film showing:
Memories of a Bright Future

Friday, May 13, 7 pm
Revolution Books
1103 N Ashland 

Documentary filmmaker José Vieira has given us permission for the U.S. premiere showing of his award-winning documentary. Memories of a Bright Future brings into focus the issue of immigration, which has long marked France's history and recently reached crisis proportions, not only in France but throughout Europe. (Subtitled in English)
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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.

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When: Sunday, May 1, 6:00 pm, doors open at 5:30
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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
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