Monday, September 8, 2014

Revolution Books received the following
from the BA Everywhere Committee

Step into the Future...a future people would
actually want to be in... a future that really could be. 

        Stepping into the Future 
A Documentary
On the Occasion of the Publication of BAsics: 
A Celebration of Revolution and the Vision of a New World

Saturday, Sept 13,  3-5 pm
 Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Ave   Evanston, IL

On April 11, 2011, Harlem Stage in NYC came alive with music, poetry, dance, visual art, and words of revolution on the occasion of the publication of BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian.  
Stepping into the Future is the story of that night and the reflections of the artists and participants.

 Because of Bob Avakian and the work he has done over several decades, summing up the positive and negative experience of the communist revolution so far, and drawing from a broad range of human experience, there is a new synthesis of communism that has been brought forward. There really is a viable vision and strategy for a radically new, and much better, society and world, and there is the crucial leadership that is needed to carry forward the struggle toward that goal.

For people who have never seen or experienced Bob Avakian and the impact of his words, this film is an inspiring introduction. In the documentary, the jazz composer and musician Matthew Shipp comments: "Avakian talks a lot about revolutionaries having a poetic imagination, so it was really good to see that idea within the context of an event that has to do with the political or philosophical idealism of revolution." After a screening of a rough cut of the film, a couple of artists were discussing how the film makes you recognize the brainwash of this culture and society and not just wish you had been there on April 11, but impels you to want to find out more about this revolution and BA.

What could be more timely at a juncture when the world is roiling with reactionary governments and movements, when it reeks from a putrid culture, and is imperiled by the prospect of the destruction of the planet we live on?  

Think of what an inspiration and difference a radically new culture as part of a new revolutionary society and the movement to bring it into being means. STEPPING INTO THE FUTURE makes that real.

For more information: 312 860-8167
Revolution Books 773- 489 0930 

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Sunday, September 7, 4 PM
Join us to watch clips from
new plugger get DVDBA Speaks: REVOLUTION- NOTHING LESS!  

starting from the beginning!

How Long Must This Nightmare of 
Oppression and Brutality Go On?

Followed by Lively Discussion  
  Sunday, September 7, 4pm 

Get Your Copy of 
BA Speaks: Revolution-Nothing Less!
Available at Revolution Books  
or online at 
RCP Publications

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What a summer of resistance and defiance this has been!

Ferguson Front Line
      On the front lines in Ferguson
The movement for revolution has been on the front lines--from fighting for justice for Michael Brown in Ferguson, to the fight in Texas to stop the biggest wave of abortion clinic closures since Roe v Wade, to building the fight for justice for Roshad McIntosh, a young Black man murdered by Chicago police earlier this week on the West Side.

And where do people in Chicago meet this movement for revolution? Where do they know they can get the latest issue of Revolution newspaper? Where can they find others agonizing over the big questions facing humanity? And where can they get into the possibility of a radically different world opened up by the theory forged by Bob Avakian (BA) that is the heart of this movement? Yes, at Revolution Books!

As a new volunteer at Revolution Books commented, this is for everyone who has taken heart from these events and been inspired and intrigued by the Revolution in the midst of them--"Now is the time to act on your moral convictions!"
Everyone can contribute, and everyone's participation is critical to building this community. Plans are already underway to mobilize for the Climate March in New York on Sept. 21, to make the October Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration a major turning point in stopping the ongoing slow genocide before it accelerates, and much more. And in a conceptually starved landscape, we need more film showings, author events, and the regular series of viewings and discussions of the DVD
BA Speaks: Revolution, Nothing Less! that you find only at Revolution Books. It's a center... a place, where these things happen and people can engage with each other.
What can YOU do?
Volunteer to spend an hour or two or three at the store, ensuring we can be open as scheduled. Our new hours are Wed., Thurs, Fri 4 pm to 7 pm / Sat. and Sunday 2 pm to 5pm, and we have slots available for all 5 days. 

Issue 351 FCCall the store (773-489-0930) and let us know your availability for this week, and for any time in September.
Here are a few other ideas, and we want to hear how else you can contribute!

--Stop in Wednesday, September 3, to pick up the latest issue of Revolution newspaper and get extras for friends.
--Donate your gently used books that can be turned into funds to keep our doors open.
--Donate $5 or $50 or $100 to order new books and pay our monthly expenses.
--Bring in your extra, working, printer (with USB port). Drop it off or let us know when we can pick it up from you.
--Did you recently upgrade to a larger screen TV? We could use the model you're retiring! Many store programs are anchored around video presentations, and we have loaned out our 60" TV to do outreach in Ferguson and on the West Side.

And most of all we need your thinking, your heart, and your ideas!

Phone: 773-489-0930
Address: 1103 N. Ashland Avenue
Current hours:   Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2pm to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 4pm to 7pm. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014


Revolution Books received this email from the BA Everywhere Committee*
Celebrate an Historic Summer!  
Prepare for an Even More Historic Fall!  
Labor Day Picnic - Potluck
Mon. Sept 1,  1-4 pm
Quaker House - 5615 S. Woodlawn Ave
Bring a dish or $5 donation

Abortion Rights Freedom Riders win  victory
in Texas when Judge rules abortion clinics must
stay open
On Labor Day come celebrate a summer unlike any we have seen in a very long time.  A summer of resistance, outrage and defiance.  A summer of questions and determination to find a different way.  A summer of building community and raising funds to spread the revolutionary strategy and vision brought forward by Bob Avakian (BA) into every corner of society.   A summer from which we can - and must - launch all of this to a whole other level in the fall.

Defiant protests continue in Ferguson over
the police murder of Michael Brown
PLUS, come and hear an historic announcement that will be made on on September 1 and will be read by the RCP, USA.
Bring all your friends to enjoy the food and conversation while learning about how a far better world is possible because of the work done by BA.
*A Mass Campaign to Raise Big Money to Get BA's Vision and Works into Every Corner of Society
Volunteers are needed Right Now! 
Contact BA Everywhere Committee 312 860-8167 

Monday, August 25, 2014


Revolution Books received this email from the BA Everywhere Committee*
BA Everywhere Campaign says:
The World Needs to Be Radically Changed!

Labor Day Picnic - Potluck
Mon.1-4 pm
Quaker House - 5615 S. Woodlawn Ave

If you have been jolted and inspired by people rising up in Ferguson, Missouri against yet another police murder of a young unarmed Black...  If you agonize over the great turmoil all over the world...  Then you need to know that there is a way out of the horror and madness of this system. You need to know about the vision and leadership of Bob Avakian (BA) for a radically new society that could be brought about through revolution. 

Come to the Labor Day Picnic-Potluck. Be among all kinds of people who are lifting their heads, straightening their backs, starting to see with new eyes. Learn about and be part of bringing this new world into being.  It's a chance to learn more about Bob Avakian (BA), the BA Everywhere campaign and the difference it can make. Get involved, donate, and JOIN this campaign.  It's a time to get into questions of why things are as they are and how all this can change - the big questions that most people, most of the time, don't allow themselves to think or to hope about.  It's a chance to meet up with the Revolutionary Communist Party and the movement for revolution it is leading.

The Labor Day gatherings will culminate a summer of actions, outrage, defiance and questions - of building community and raising funds - of a determination to find a different way - with the revolutionary strategy and vision that BA has brought forward - and a launch into the fall.

PLUS, an historic announcement will be made on on September 1 and will be read by the RCP, USA at this event.

 *A Mass Campaign to Raise Big Money to Get BA's Vision and Works into Every Corner of Society
Volunteers are needed Right Now!  Contact
BA Everywhere Committee 312 860-8167
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