Saturday, November 22, 2014

Continue the Dialogue Saturday 6pm

Saturday, 6:00 pm at Revolution Books
1103 N. Ashland, Chicago
Click to view the video
Share pizza and
Continue the Dialogue,
Learn More About the Revolution,
Get Involved in the Movement...

On November 15, 1900 people packed The Riverside Church in New York City to experience the Dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian-REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion. 

It was an historic event. Two perspectives were set forth-contending and overlapping, struggling for higher ground, and coming back to unity on the need to ACT. The video of the entire Dialogue has now been posted!   

You can also read the article on, "An Historic Dialogoue: Cornel West and Bob Avakian Enlighten and Challenge in Dark Times."

The two speakers cut very deep, and we all need to "go there." You are invited to 
Revolution Books on Saturday evening, 6:00 pm for pizza and to CONTINUE THE DIALOGUE. This is a chance to dig into the issues and arguments raised by both speakers, to raise your questions and share your observations.

Don't miss the  , "To those who experienced the dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian, Continue the Dialogue, Learn More About the Revolution, Get Involved in the Movement."

this is happening as the grand jury announcement in Ferguson looms. Stay on top of the breaking news and calls for action at and stopmassincarceration.netAnd, if you are outraged, if you want to probe into why this is happening and what the solution is, come to Revolution Books to talk and get into it any time.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A view of the audience, during the Dialogue. Photo: Special to
Celebrate the Dialogue on Revolution and Religion with Report-Back

Saturday, Nov. 22 - 6:00 PM
Revolution Books

Check back if there's a verdict from the Ferguson Grand Jury 

On November 15, 1900 people packed The Riverside Church in New York City to experience the Dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian-REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion. There has never been anything like it.

Lining up outside, waiting to get into the Dialogue.

Revolution Books invites you to a celebration of this historic Dialoguewith people who were able to attend and others who could not, sharing impressions and thoughts about the movement for revolution in its wake. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come to this celebration and to hear more about this historic event. 
Pizza will be served. Feel free to bring a salad or dessert.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Breaking News: State of Emergency declared in Ferguson, Prepare to Protest‏

Photos from Oct 22, 2014 in Chicago, part of National Day of Action against Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of Youth (Credit: FJJ)
Just received from World Cant Wait Chicago Chapter
The Governor of Missouri has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard, even before a grand jury decision on the indictment of Darren Wilson, the cop who murdered unarmed Black youth Michael Brown over 100 days ago (CNN story here). Who is preparing for violence?! The real state of emergency in Ferguson, in Chicago, and throughout this country is the wanton murder of Black and Brown people by the police, with impunity, and the military-style suppression of communities taking to the streets to demand justice. Yes, #AllLivesMatter and we will not stop until this slaughter stops. It is completely illegitimate to deploy the National Guard or any other type of repressive police force against protesters!

We urge you to take up the call of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago to meet at
5 PM at 
State St. & Jackson, Chicago

(Jackson stop on Blue and Red lines)
Facebook event page
on the day the grand jury decision is announced if that is a weekday and to gather there as soon as possible if the announcement comes on a Saturday or Sunday. What you do matters, bring signs and whistles and friends! Please share this link widely.

Killer cops walking free or getting a slap on the wrist is unacceptable, in Ferguson, Chicago or anywhere.
We will march, we will say NO MORE! Bring everyone who is outraged.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Revolution Books Received the following from the Chicago Stop Mass Incarceration Network (SMIN)   

Dear Friend,
It is time to prepare for, and be ready to act on, the Mike Brown grand jury decision.

Chicago SMIN has called for everyone to go to State & Jacksonon the day the decision is announced. 5 pm if it's a weekday, or on a weekend day get there as soon as you can after the announcement. 
Here's the Facebook page for the event
Spread the word!
We chose that spot to assemble because there are always people there even on weekends and it's easy to get to. What you do matters. Think about how to bring the JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL BROWN
message in the most visual and powerful way. Start making your signs and banners and get your whistles ready. Spread the word to everyone and every group. Flood social media.
Ferguson Front Line
Ferguson, MO

When the Grand Jury Decision in the Murder of Mike Brown is Announced:
We will march!  We will say NO MORE! 
Bring everyone who is outraged.

Whatever the decision-no charges, charges that are a slap on the wrist or the unlikely indictment for murder-people everywhere must pour into the streets to DEMAND JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL BROWN. We cannot accept this murdering cop walking free. It will be another green light to police to wantonly kill our people. We must raise our voices in the streets, loudly saying NO MORE! Even if Wilson is indicted, we need to be in the streets. Remember, George Zimmerman was indicted for the murder of Trayvon Martin, but he walked free after a trial in which the prosecutors forgot how to
prosecute. NOT THIS TIME!

Contact Chicago Stop Mass Incarceration Network

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dialogue and Bus Tickets Now Available Online

Carl Dix on WVON 1690 AM
Wednesday, November 12, 5-6 pm
Carl Dix and Cornel West

Spread the word so your friends can listen in. If you want to ask Carl Dix a question, call WVON at 773-591-1690.
So turn your dial to 1690 AM at 5 p.m. and listen to the one-hour interview. If you aren't in the WVON broadcast area, you can stream WVON live
$31,360 USD raised of $30,000 goal

Now thousands more are needed for a full page ad in the
New York Times to run this Thursday. The ad will feature this statement from the outspoken actor and activist Ed Asner:  "I have been a fan of Cornel West for many years. I have been deeply impressed by his intelligence and his purity and to find him in dialogue with Bob Avakian, a fearless leader of the left is a consummation to be wished for. Read more 

Carl Dix: 'Join me at Cornel West & Bob Avakian dialogue, Nov 15' 
Carl Dix: "Join me at Cornel West & Bob Avakian Dialogue, Nov 15"

Go to the Dialogue  home page

Three Reasons Why You ABSOLUTELY Don't Want to Miss This Dialogue 
Red Bus

Chicago buses will leave Friday evening, Nov. 14 and will return Sunday afternoon. For details call (312) 965-4570.

Tickets are $100 and $50 for low income, unemployed and students. We are raising money to make sure that no one who wants to go will be left behind for lack of funds.
CONTRIBUTE to the Nov 15 Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian
CONTRIBUTE to the Nov 15 Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian

For more information:
write or call 312-965-4570 
Tickets can be purchased online:
Tickets to the Event click button below 
Buy your Full Price $100 bus tickets click button below.
 Buy your Reduced Price $50 bus ticket below.
(for students, low income, unemployed, etc...)

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...


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