Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Upcoming Events

April 8 BCOG F ST
Reception at Chopin Theatre following the performance.

Proceeds from event to benefit Sunsara Taylor's
national speaking tour in connection with the book by Bob Avakian,
Away With All Gods! Unchaining the Mind and Radically Changing the World.

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Hokin Annex
Columbia College Chicago
623 S. Wabash, 1st Fl
7:00 PM

Co-sponsored by the Department of Humanities, History and Social Sciences of Columbia College, 8th Day Center for Justice, and Insight Press.

An exchange on the idea of god and the role of religion. Is religion a creation of humanity whose time has long passed? Or does it serve some deeper need of human beings or point to some deeper reality? Are beliefs in gods obstacles or pathways to understanding and changing the world and to the emancipation of humanity?

Steve Asma, Ph.D.is professor of philosophy and humanities at Columbia College Chicago. He is a science writer, Buddhist, and author of The Gods Drink Whiskey; Stumbling toward Enlightenment in the Land of the Tattered Buddha (Harper SanFrancisco, 2005).

Bob Bossie, SCJ, is a member of the international Catholic order of Priests of the Sacred Heart and a staff member of the 8th Day Center for Justice in Chicago, where he works on issues of peace, human rights, economic justice and non-violence. A founding member of Voices in the Wilderness, Bob has spoken widely and traveled to Iraq and Latin America.

Sunsara Taylor, writes for Revolution Newspaper, the voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA. She is part of a national campus tour to promote the 2008 book, Away With All Gods! Unchaining the Mind and Radically Changing the World, by Revolutionary Communist Party Chairman Bob Avakian (Insight Press). Taylor has been featured in/on The New York Times, The O'Reilly Factor, and CNN's Showbiz Tonight.


On Developments in Nepal and the Stakes for the Communist Movement:
Letters to the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) from the
Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, 2005-2008
(With a Reply from the CPN(M), 2006)

Nepal Cover #160"Many people in the world today are wondering how to evaluate the recent developments with the revolution in Nepal-where, after 10 years of an inspiring People's War led by the CPN(M), that war has come to an end, the CPN(M) is now the leading Party in the recently elected Constituent Assembly and the Party's Chairman, Prachanda, is the Prime Minister of the government. Does the current trajectory in Nepal and the course taken by the CPN(M) represent an historic new thing, a victory and breakthrough in advancing the communist revolution in the 21st century, as some have claimed; or-- as many others fear-- does this represent a setback and betrayal of the goals of the revolution and of the heroic struggle waged to achieve them, and a serious departure from the communist cause that the CPN(M) claims to be fighting for?

"The answer to this is of great importance, and can only be arrived at by going deeply into the key questions of ideological and political line that are involved; and this needs to be seen in the context of the crossroads that the international communist movement is facing, which focuses on the fundamental question, as posed in COMMUNISM: THE BEGINNING OF A NEW STAGE A Manifesto from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA: whether to be a vanguard of the future or a residue of the past." read on...

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