Monday, July 6, 2015

July Events

Wednesday, July 15, 7pm: 
A Video of a Talk by Sunsara Taylor

Join us to watch and discuss a video talk by Sunsara Taylor that gives a true picture of what it means to be living through a war on women, where all this comes from, and why the domination of women by men is not human nature. She brings alive how a real revolution can liberate women and what must be done today to build the fight for real and lasting emancipation. Sunsara Taylor is a writer for Revolution newspaper ( ) an d key initiator of "End Pornography and Patriarchy: the Enslavement and Degradation of Women ( )

Saturday, July 18, 2 pm: Lennox Nelson will read and  sign copies of Ru by Rising, the second book in the Black Nancy series. The action takes place in Coastal Georgia during the slave period. "My purpose for writing in this genre (historical-fiction/adventure) is to teach African-American youth about their history....Not everyone accepted slavery. May this book stir the inner warrior inside you."

  Visit for more information about the Black Nancy series.

Thursday, July 30, 7pm: Author reading:Mellencamp: American Troubadour, by David Masciotra

The first major book on one of America's greatest 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.

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Ongoing Events

Sunday, July 12, 11 am: Sunday Brunch--Film Clip and Discussion 

Get into revolutionary theory! Sunday brunches are an ongoing series: watch a video clip from BA Speaks: Revolution Nothing Less, and join our informal discussion. Enjoy communing, coffee, and rolls. 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

A Bold Initiative for July 4th & 5th Join Us to take out BA  to the Grateful Dead Concert    
If you are moved or inspired by this statement -- or want to see this heard by people throughout society -- join us July 4 -5 to take BA out to the Grateful Dead Concert at Soldier Field parking lot.  Look for the big red flag after 2 pm. You can text us at (773) 726-7686 or (773) 329-5014, if you can't find the crew. Or come to Revolution Books at noon and go together on the L. We'll be getting out palm cards,  raising funds, showing video clips of Revolution and Religion, The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion: A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian , and getting BA Everywhere. Come if you have an hour or two or all day. Meet others who want to change the world, join teams going out to do just that.

BA Everywhere is a multi-faceted fundraising campaign to make Bob Avakian (BA) a household name, and his body of work and leadership a reference point in society [ read more]. 

Even as you are learning, and thinking about this, agreeing, disagreeing, provoked and challenged by what BA says, if you feel BA and his vision need to be out there, sparking discussion and debate about revolution and a radically different world, JOIN US, and get with the BA Everywhere Committee and make a difference! 
(312) 860-8167,

Revolution Books will be open 4th of July weekend
Noon to 5 pm 

Monday, June 22, 2015

June 24, 7 pm
Join us for a discussion of
 "Outrage in Charleston - This IS America" by Carl Dix
"The blood of the nine people murdered in Charleston is on the hands of the rulers of this country. Whether this guy acted alone or not, he was acting within a climate that has been deliberately whipped up. White supremacy has been ingrained in the fabric of America from its very beginning. This country was founded on theft of land from and genocide inflicted on the native inhabitants and the dragging of millions of Africans to these shores in slave chains. And white supremacy remains at the heart of this society right down to today....

"The crocodile tears being shed by those who preside over the brutality and murder this system inflicts on people are worse than useless. It will take revolution, nothing less, to uproot white supremacy and end the oppression of Black people and all the other horrors this system inflicts on humanity. If you want to see these horrors stopped, there is a movement you can get with, a movement for revolution that the Revolutionary Communist Party is building. To get information and to join in dealing with the questions and obstacles this revolution faces, go to the website:"
Read the full statement here. 

Join us this Wednesday evening to discuss what is required of us all now. Can there be healing and forgiveness if the deep wounds of white supremacy are not exposed? Or do we need more determined resistance against all the attacks aimed at Black and Brown people in this country as part of gathering strength for the day that an actual revolution is possible?

11 am Sunday Brunch--Film Clip & Discussion 
June 28: 
"Not God, Not 'Unchanging Human Nature,' Not Conspiracy...A Scientific Approach to Understanding Reality" from 
BA Speaks: Revolution -- Nothing Less 
Join us for coffee and rolls and an informal discussion of revolutionary theory.

Thursdays Open House on the History of Socialism, 4 pm - 7 pm
Bring your questions about the history of socialist societies in the 20th century--from 1917-1956 in the Soviet Union and from 1949-1976 in Maoist China--what they aimed to do, their great achievements, and their shortcomings and problems. Dig into the controversies, find resources.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Revolution Books received this invitation from the Bob Avakian Everywhere Campaign 
Link up with the Revolutionary Summer Solstice, June 20-21
Bringing Bob Avakian (BA) to the Start of What Could
Potentially Be "A Long Hot Summer" 

May 1st Oakland Revolution Club.
Kick off the summer with the most meaningful thing you can do, with the spirit and joy of radically changing the world, with others like you, learning and discovering in the process, take revolution and Bob Avakian, (BA) to the people.

Saturday and Sunday - We're going to the South Side, West Side and Wicker Park Green Music Fest
*Crews rolling with T-shirts of "BA Speaks: Revolution-Nothing Less" 
Wearing, selling and fundraising
*Fundraising, publicizing, showing and distributing "Revolution and Religion: the Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion"
Contact: 312 860-8167 for meet up times and places

              *Revolution Books - Opens at noon Saturday and Sunday

Stop by during the Wicker Park Green Music Fest for a GIANT used book sale and browse our books about the destruction of the environment. Check out BA's vision of a radically better world. Join us in taking out materials for the BA Everywhere fundraising campaign to the Green Music Fest in Wicker Park.

" These people are not fit to be the caretakers of the earth." 
-Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

* Fundraising Dinner and Celebration for BA Everywhere

Break bread, watch excerpts, share experiences of the weekend
Saturday, June 20-7pm, Revolution Books 1103 N. Ashland Ave
Potluck or  $10 Donation - Families sliding scale
No one turned away.

Big questions are in the air. Youth defiantly rebelling against police murder joined by students and others in the streets bringing to a halt business as usual. Thinking is being shaken loose and there is a lot roiling under the surface - at the start of what could potentially be "A Long Hot Summer".  BA and his vision need to be out there, sparking discussion and debate about revolution and a radically different world. Read More

JOIN US to raise funds and project BA Everywhere

Monday, June 15, 2015

June 17, 7 pm: Book Signing and Author Presentation
Rory Fanning, Afghan war vet discusses his book 
Worth Fighting For: 
An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military and Across America

"[Fanning] shows us the imperial and harmful objective of U.S. foreign policy. He shows us the courage to walk away from it, and he shows us a path to a saner society." 

"Rory Fanning's odyssey is more than a walk across America. It is a gripping story of one young man's intellectual journey from eager soldier to skeptical radical, a look at not only the physical immenseness of the country, its small towns, and highways, but into the enormity of its  past, the hidden sins and unredeemed failings of the United States." 
-- Neil Steinberg, Chicago Sun-Times
Revolutionary Summer Solstice, June 20-21 
Take Bob Avakian (BA) To the People

These people are not fit to be the caretakers of the earth 
-Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

Celebrate Revolutionary Summer Solstice. Stop by Revolution Books Saturday and Sunday, June 20 & 21, during the Wicker Park Green Music Fest for a GIANT used book sale and browse our books about the destruction of the environment and what we can  do to stop it. Join us in taking out materials for the BA Everywhere fundraising campaign to the Green Music Fest in Wicker Park.
Bob Avakian, "Not Fit Caretakers of the Earth"
"This system and those who rule over it are not capable of carrying out economic development to meet the needs of the people now, while balancing that with the needs of future generations and requirements of safeguarding the environment. They care nothing for the rich diversity of the earth and its species, for the treasures this contains, except when and where they can turn this into profit for themselves... These people are not fit to be the caretakers of the earth." ( BAsics 1:29)
Join us this coming weekend:
Noon to 5 PM:  Giant Used Book Sale at Revolution Books
Afternoon outreach to Wicker Park Green Music Fest  
YOU can help! Staff the used book sale at Revolution Books and/or join us to distribute materials about BA Everywhere, Revolution Books, and the movement for revolution at the Wicker Park Green Music Fest on Saturday and Sunday.  
If you can volunteer, give us a call or shoot us an email:
(773) 489-0930; Thanks!

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