Monday, October 20, 2014

Revolution Books received the following information from the Stop Mass Incarceration Network in Chicago

National Day of Protest
to Stop Police Brutality, Repression,
and the Criminalization of a Generation

Wednesday, October 22

12:00 noon
Daley Plaza
(Washington & Dearborn)
Rally and March

6:00 pm
11th Police District
3151 W. Harrison

For information:
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Chicago Chapter
(312) 933-9586

  • If you are outraged by the police murder of Mike Brown, Roshad McIntosh, John Crawford, and on and on and on...
  • If you find it intolerable that Cook County Jail is the largest mental health facility in Illinois...
  • If you are angered that Police Commander Glenn Evans rose through the ranks of the police with promotion after promotion rewarding him for his brutality;
  • If your heart is filled with rage at seeing tens of thousands of Central American refugee children arrested at the border and jailed in detention centers;
  • If you refuse to accept the way that Black and Latino youth are treated like criminals, guilty until proven innocent, if they can survive to prove their innocence;
  • If you are inspired by the youth in Ferguson standing up to the cold blooded murder of Michael Brown;
  • If you feel these outages must stop, then...


New Date! Sat. October 25, 2:00 pm 
Author Reading & Book Signing 
with Jean Love Cush 

It is with the overwhelming support of the author that we are changing the date of her in-store appearance at Revolution Books to enable everyone to answer the call to go to Ferguson, MO the same weekend, Oct. 10-13. Now we can all meet the author on Oct. 25 too!

The call has been issued by Hands Up United, Organization for Black Struggle, and a coalition of local and national organizations demanding justice for Mike Brown and an end to police violence and racial profiling. We urge everyone who can to go!

Endangered: A Novel 

An innocent black teenager is accused of murder in this provocative and compassionate thriller that skillfully probes issues of race, class, crime, and injustice and offers a searing portrait of modern America.

Unable to see her son or pay for his defense, Janae, a cafeteria worker, reluctantly allows Roger Whitford, a white human rights attorney, to represent Malik. With the help of an ambitious private attorney named Calvin Moore, Roger is determined to challenge the entire criminal justice system and expose its inherent racism-racism that threatens the very existence of America's young black men.

Offering a startling and unprecedented defense, the lawyers spark a national firestorm of debate over race, prison, and politics that burns to the very core of Janae herself. As she battles to save her son, she begins to discover that she is also fighting for her own survival and that of her community.

Friday, October 17, 2014

 In Honor of our comrade Clyde Young 
Revolution Books will be closed Saturday, Oct. 18
 for his memorial service
Read about his inspiring life at

Books to Read for the October Month of Resistance
to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation

Author Jean Love Cush in store!
October 25, 2:00pm!

Endangered: A Novel

Endangered is a gripping tale that captivates from the first page to the very last. This phenomenal debut pulls at your heartstrings and exposes an unfair justice system while simultaneously engrossing you with skillful storytelling. It was amazing. 
              -Ashley & Jaquavis, New York Times bestselling authors of
The                              Cartel

New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Devastating. . . . Alexander does a fine job of truth-telling, pointing a finger where it rightly should be pointed: at all of us, liberal and conservative, white and black.


On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City

Alice Goffman's On the Run is the best treatment I know of the wretched underside of neo-liberal capitalist America. Despite the social misery and fragmented relations, she gives us a subtle analysis and poignant portrait of our fellow citizens who struggle to preserve their sanity and dignity.
      -Cornel West

Waiting 'til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America

Peniel Joseph represents the best of a new generation of scholars whose work will substantially revise our understanding of the Black Freedom Movement. Provocative and masterfully written, Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour not only reveals the radical roots of Black Power but places the key activists and struggles within a global framework. It is one of those critically important books that will be read and debated for many years to come.
      -Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The                     Black Radical Imagination

The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

[A] breath-taking tour through legal and cultural contexts richly and passionately portrayed. . . . Dayan aspires to do more than debunk the 'rationality' of law; she cries out against the injustice and violence that law's word-twisting makes both possible and invisible. Her descriptions and account of civil death, force-feeding, mind-killing solitary confinement, and slavery and its inheritors, should be required reading.
      -Linda Ross Meyer, author of 
Law, Culture and Humanities



Monday, October 13, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 7pm at Revolution Books

Special Presentation
Going deeper into "Where We Are In the Revolution - RIGHT NOW"
Where We Are in the Revolution, Part 2 
"Going All Out To Change Everything"
  Discussion to follow at 8:30pm

"People are transforming the world, right now in a very rapid way. We ourselves are part of that--changing things and learning things, as we ourselves go through changes. And in a period like this we need to come together and sum up how the world IS changing, what we ARE learning, how we ARE changing, and what we need to do to FIGHT and LEARN better."
Read the Talk here


Saturday Nov 15, Riverside Church,  NYC

The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion

Go to New York City on November 15 for the historic Dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian
For more information:
Revolution Books
1103 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago
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