Monday, February 8, 2016

Black History Month Author Events At Revolution Books
Saturday, February 20, 2:00 pm - Black Theaters in Chicago
Gerald R. Butters joins us with his new book,From Sweetback to Super Fly: Race and Film Audiences in Chicago's Loop. In it, he exposes how segregation and racism in the Chicago Loop shaped the response to the rise of Black themed theaters in the 1970s. Their subsequent fall was not the product of the "free market." On the contrary, Butters documents a concerted effort by the business establishment and the first Daley administration to shut down every last one of these theaters. 

 
Saturday, February 27, 2:00 pm - To be Gay and Black
Jarrett Neal will present his new collection of essays, What Color Is Your Hoodie? These essays range widely: growing up Black and gay far from gay enclaves, the status of Black gay men in the new millennium, classism among Black gay men, racism within the gay community, representations of the Black male body within gay pornography, and patriarchal threats to the survival of both Black men and gay men. 

Save the dates, meet the authors, and get both books at Revolution Books.

Reminder...

You Are Invited to...    
...an important meeting to discuss six historic resolutions from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

Saturday, February 6, 1 pm - 5:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
125 East 26th Street
At 26th & Michigan Ave.
 (Facebook event here.)

Read the Six Resolutions here
Announcing a major new work by Bob Avakian 
Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
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Sunday, January 31, 2016

NOTE: Change in hours for Saturday February 6, 2016--  
We will be open from 10am to noon
We will be closed from noon to 5pm so that everyone can attend
the special meeting on the 6 resolutions 
 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

You Are Invited to...    
...an important meeting to discuss six historic resolutions from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

These resolutions come at a time when the oppression faced by billions of people is increasingly unbearable, when resistance is flaring up, but when the need is acutely posed for leadership which genuinely enables people to understand the causes of that oppression and to act to uproot and transform it.

Revolutionary communism is the scientific understanding of the kind of radically different and radically better world that IS possible and how to get there. These resolutions focus on the leap in that scientific understanding that has been forged by Bob Avakian and on the overall leadership he provides and models--and what that means for humanity.

The Party is holding meetings across the country to discuss the content of these resolutions. Come, be part of digging into what these resolutions mean and help figure out how to spread their message further.

Saturday, February 6, 1-5:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
125 East 26th Street
(26th & Michigan Ave.)

Hosted by Revolution Books, Chicago

Come to Revolution Books, 1103 N. Ashland Ave., to pick up the special issue of Revolution and poster of the centerfold.

Announcing a major new work by Bob Avakian 
Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

Monday, January 25, 2016

At Revolution Books, Demarcations Discussion    
Wednesday, January 27, 7:00 pm
Communism Or Nationalism? 

By the Revolutionary Communist Organization (OCR), Mexico,Demarcations-Journal.org, Issue 4, Winter 2015

Join the discussion! This polemic draws out the nationalism that runs through attacks on a critical component of the new synthesis of communism that Bob Avakian (BA) has developed: internationalism. BA has not only upheld but also deepened the understanding of proletarian internationalism. More specifically, he has profoundly conceptualized the relationship between the world arena and revolution in any single country, and the tasks of communists in both the imperialist countries and oppressed nations.

The OCR of Mexico raises several key questions in their polemic:
  • Is the fundamental problem, and its solution, found essentially within the borders of each country? Is the possibility of breaking free of capitalism-imperialism determined more by the characteristics of each nation or by the world system and struggle internationally?
  • Is there a world system, and is a world revolutionary process needed to overcome it?
  • Does achieving a radically different and liberating future require being the best representatives of the people or the proletariat of one's own nation, or does it require being representatives of the emancipation of humanity?
  • Should revolutionaries in the third world aspire simply to the liberation of our nation, or to the elimination of class distinctions and all forms of oppression in the entire world?
"The achievement of [the necessary conditions for communism] must take place on a world scale, through a long and tortuous process of revolutionary transformation in which there will be uneven development, the seizure of power in different countries at different times, and a complex dialectical interplay between the revolutionary struggles and the revolutionization of society in these different countries...[a dialectical relation] in which the world arena is fundamentally and ultimately decisive while the mutually interacting and mutually supporting struggles of the proletarians in different countries constitute the key link in fundamentally changing the world as a whole."
--BAsics 2:12
Text of polemic available at demarcations-journal.org
Announcing a major new work by Bob Avakian 
Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
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Friday, January 22, 2016

At Revolution Books, in Solidarity with StopPatriarchy.org
Video Showing Tonight, January 22, 6:30 pm
The Abortion Rights Emergency
Join us to watch the video of a panel at Revolution Books in NYC: The Abortion Rights Emergency-STOP the War on Women! including Merle Hoffman (CEO of Choices Women's Medical Center, which began doing abortions in 1971, and author of Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Board Room); Sunsara Taylor (writer for Revolution/revcom.us and initiator of StopPatriarchy.org); and Sikivu Hutchinson (feminist atheist activist and author of Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels and Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics and the Values Wars).
 
Book Club Saturday, January 23, noon
My Life, My Body is a collection of essays by poet and novelist Marge Piercy. In the title essay, she vividly recounts the perils (personal and public) of a woman's life before Roe v Wade.

An early anti-war activist in the 1960s, Piercy expanded her vision to feminism, then literature, becoming a best-selling novelist without abandoning the radical politics that set her on her path. Join us to discuss the title essay of this volume; get your copy for $12 at Revolution Books.





Stand Up For Abortion Rights! 
StopPatriarchy.org has called demonstrations in Washington DC on January 22 and San Francisco on January 23 to counter-protest the March for "Life." Watch the 2-minute video Call to Action.
 
Go to StopPatriarchy.org to find out more about going to DC or SF, and/or to support this battle, financially and otherwise. Stand Up for Women's Lives on the Anniversary of Roe v Wade!


 
Announcing a major new work by Bob Avakian 
Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

Monday, January 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20, 7 PM
Revolution Books invites you to a celebration of the on-line release of the major new work--
"The Science, the Strategy, the Leadership for an Actual Revolution, and a Radically New Society on the Road to Real Emancipation"
by Bob Avakian,
Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

In summer 2015, Bob Avakian (BA) gave a presentation to a gathering of some members and supporters of the RCP, including some people in the Revolution Clubs. The text of that presentation is now available online.  

"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."  --revcom.us

This new work--and the new synthesis of communism brought forward by BA overall--is crucial to human emancipation. The title of the new work gives a sense of its range and sweep. This work is for everyone who has big questions about the way the world is now and whether there can be a radically new, much better, world... whose heart aches at the violence and degradation women suffer everywhere, the wanton police murders of Black and Brown people, the suffering of millions of refugees driven from their homes, and all the other horrors... who is part of, or just getting into, the movement for revolution.

Come to Revolution Books this Wednesday, 7 pm,
to talk about the book
 with staff and friends

At Revolution Books, in Solidarity with StopPatriarchy.org
Video Showing Friday, January 22, 6:30 pm
The Abortion Rights Emergency
Join us to watch the video of a panel at Revolution Books in NYC: The Abortion Rights Emergency-STOP the War on Women! including Merle Hoffman (CEO of Choices Women's Medical Center, which began doing abortions in 1971, and author of Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Board Room); Sunsara Taylor (writer for Revolution/revcom.us and initiator of StopPatriarchy.org); and Sikivu Hutchinson (feminist atheist activist and author of Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels and Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics and the Values Wars).

Book Club Saturday, January 23, noon
My Life, My Body, a collection of essays by Marge Piercy. In the title essay, "My Life, My Body," poet and novelist Marge Piercy vividly recounts the perils (personal and public) of a woman's life before Roe v Wade. The book includes other essays, poems, memoirs, reviews, and rants. An early anti-war activist in the 1960s, Piercy expanded her vision to feminism, then literature, becoming a best-selling novelist without abandoning the radical politics that set her on her path. Join us to discuss the title essay of this volume; get your copy for $12 at Revolution Books.


POSTPONED TO JANUARY 27, 7:00 PM
RB Monthly discussion of articles from Demarcations, A Journal of Communist Theory and Practiceon "Communism or Nationalism," By the Revolutionary Communist Organization (OCR), Mexico, Issue Number 4, Winter 2015
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