Friday, May 22, 2009

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Mary 24, 4 PM
Note new day & time for weekly discussions.

A discussion of two articles from Revolution newspaper:

#165 Torture CoverIn the Era of Obama: The Collapse of "The Movement"; the Resistance and the Revolutionary Movement We Need by Andy Zee

"A grievous, shameful and dangerous state of affairs permeates the movements of opposition in the U.S. Their outlook and politics have collapsed into passive acquiescence and even overt criminal complicity with the policies and actions of the ruling class, and are doing so by promoting the deadly illusion that the election of Barack Obama is bringing progressive change. This is bullshit, it's knowable and it must change."


The Torture Memos, And the Need for Justice By Alan Goodman

"If people DO resist, if they DO demand that the criminals be prosecuted and wage a serious political struggle to make that happen, it can be the beginning of a struggle that can, among other things, lead to the beginnings and possibility of real justice - and not some phony, feel-good, 'let's-forget-about-the-past-and-move-on' so-called redemption and/or 'reconciliation' that only ultimately enables still more, and still worse, crimes by the bloody criminal enterprise known as America."

For latest coverage and analysis around torture and more, see current issue of Revolution at (cover pictured above).
We received the following announcements from World Can't Wait.

May 28

Thursday May 28, 6pm, Chicago
Protest Karl Rove - "Bush's Brain" -
War Criminal Appearing in Public!
175 N. State St., Chicago
Sponsored by World Can't Wait-Chicago & 8th Day Center for Justice

This demonstration is part of World Can't Wait & War Criminals Watch:
May 28th - National Day of Resistance to U.S. TORTURE!

Release the Torture Photos!
Wear Orange, the color of resistance to torture

Contact: World Can't Wait - Chicago Chapter, ~ 773-227-2453
Recommended Books

Botero: Abu Ghraib

The Dark Side, Jane Mayer

A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror, by Alfred McCoy

Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees
by Marc Falkoff, Flagg Miller, and Ariel Dorfman

Bush Crimes Commission DVD -- Session on Torture featuring testimony from Janis Karpinski (Ret US General, former US military director of Abu Ghraib), Barbara Olshansky (lawyer for Guantanamo prisoners), Craig Murray (former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan)
May 23-24, Sat. 11-7pm, Sun. Noon-5pm
to benefit Revolution Books

Used books include books on politics-science-art-philosophy-Black History-Spanish-revolutionary literature-Marxist/Leninist/Maoist classics-fiction-posters-photographs-buttons-t-shirts and much more. Help publicize the sale among friends. Also, your donations of used books needed - drop books off during store hours.
Regular Happenings at Revolution Books

Tuesday, May 26 (not Monday, May 25), 6:30 - 9 PM
Get Revolution newspapers hot off the press. Join "hot topics" discussions while mailing subs to prisoners.
Normal Monday schedule has been changed to Tuesday for next week due to Memorial Day weekend and Revolution newspaper production schedule.

Help produce Revolution newspaper! For more info, email or call 773-803-9702.

1103 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 · 773.489.0930, Chicago Revolution Books blog
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