Saturday, August 22, 2009

upcoming events

Revolution newspaper



Saturday, August 22

4:00p - 8:00p
Loyola Beach
(enter at Morse Ave.)
Fundraiser Potluck
$5 a plate, bring a dish,
Donate generously to Revolution Newspaper

Get down with Revolution Newspaper. We're building off the Statement:
The Revolution We Need... The Leadership We Have A Message, And A Call,
From The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA.

Come see clips of the DVD by Bob Avakian, "REVOLUTION: Why It's Necessary, Why Its Possible, and What It's All About". We must spread the word to every corner of this people the means to become part of this revolutionary movement, and organizing into this movement everyone who wants to make a contribution to it, who wants to work and fight, to struggle and sacrifice, not to keep this nightmare of a world going as it is but to bring a better world into being.

Saturday, August 22
4:00p - 8:00p
Sherman Park
Fundraiser Potluck
Donate generously to Revolution Newspaper

Sherman Park is on Garfield Blvd (55th street) between Racine and Loomis (west of the Dan Ryan, in the Englewood neighborhood). The entrance to the park is at Throop and Garfield.

For more information on the Rogers Park or Englewood picnics, call 773.489.0930.
August 23, Sunday, 4 PM

Join us for a discussion on RUMINATIONS AND WRANGLINGS: On the Importance of Marxist Materialism, Communism as a Science, Meaningful Revolutionary Work, and a Life with Meaning, by Bob Avakian, Part 9 - Relying on the masses, but not on spontaneity, even in socialist society.

August 25, Monday 6:30 - 9 PM

Pick up a bundle of Revolution newspapers hot off the press and/or join a discussion of the lead articles and "hot topics" while mailing subscriptions to prisoners. Bring friends.
Sunday evening September 27
BooCoo Café, Church and Dodge, Evanston

Benefit for
Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund

Featuring Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls avante-garde post-bop jazz

An evening of music, dramatic readings of letters from prisoners,
and more

One in nine young black men between the ages of 20 and 34 are incarcerated *The U.S. incarcerates more of its people than any other country on the planet. *1/3 of all women in prison in the world are in U.S. prisons.

The Prisoner's Revolutionary Literature Fund (PRLF) meets a deeply felt need coming from those looking for revolution and revolutionary leadership in some of America 's deepest hell holes, by filling hundreds of requests every year from U.S. prisoners for revolutionary literature, mainly subscriptions to Revolution newspaper (

(Host Committee in formation)

PRLF's website: PRLF is a project of IHC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity (

For more information or to volunteer, call 773-225-6800, or email

We received the following announcement from Chicago World Can't Wait. Contact Chicago World Can't Wait about going to Omaha. Details below.

Omaha August 28 and 29:
Come to Nebraska or help others get there!

Dr. CarhartDr. George Tiller's Wichita clinic, which cared for tens of thousands of women over thirty-six years, was closed a week after he was assassinated on May 31, shot in the head at close range. One of his colleagues, Dr. Leroy Carhart, an outspoken advocate for women's rights, has asserted that he will care for Dr. Tiller's patients and continue the provision of late-abortion services, stepping forward to fill the great need left by Tiller's absence. He had worked at Dr. Tiller's clinic, as well as his own clinic in Bellevue, Nebraska. In 1991, his home and barn were burned to the ground in an arson claimed by anti-abortion activists. This spurred Dr. Carhart to devote more of his practice to providing abortions, and to challenge laws restricting abortion access. This brave stance on the part of this 67 yr. old doctor was Operation Rescue's cue to turn all attention to him as their next "target #1." To that end, they have announced their "visit" to Dr. Carhart's clinic the weekend of August 28 and 29 for "rescue outreach" and a "rally for victory," with the aim of closing down his clinic also. They have years of practice conducting this "rescue" outside Dr. Tiller's clinic, using giant grotesque images of gore to harass patients, throngs of hysterical zombies throwing themselves in front of cars, and "counseling" women entering the parking lot by screaming at them, lying about what kind of help they would offer, and doing all this in the name of a hateful brand of Christianity. Read about Dr. Carhart in Newsweek. View the local news coverage of the developing situation here, where the Bellevue, Nebraska police are reported to say "they couldn't promise Carhart would be safe once he leaves" (the clinic).

"Either this killing will succeed in creating a climate where abortion providers cannot do their work and no one else joins them in that work, or it will be answered by growing numbers of people waking up, coming off the sidelines, defending our doctors and our clinics, and reversing the whole dynamic that has led to this situation where not only abortion, but birth control too, is imperiled."

In that spirit, we are mobilizing to go to Nebraska to defend Dr. Carhart and stand up for women's lives at a crucial moment. Even though abortion, one of the most common medical procedures done in the US (over 45 million women have had abortions) is still legal, if we don't stand up for the doctors who provide this health care, we won't actually have this most basic right to decide whether, when, or if we are to be mothers.

Operation Rescue is extremely well-funded; whereas we are not. If you cannot join us in Nebraska at the end of the month, please donate to those who can. A contribution of $100 is enough to sponsor one more person standing between the vicious misogynists traveling from around the Midwest and Dr. Carhart, who bravely intends to keep his clinic open that Saturday. Your donation will make a very concrete difference in whether or not women's lives will be further endangered by this hate-filled movement.

You can donate specifically towards this bus online at or by contacting Michelle Fadeley, DuPage Co. NOW President, and organizer of the Chicagoland area bus traveling to Nebraska at


There will be at least one bus traveling from Chicago to Nebraska to bring people to the clinic besieged by anti-women, anti-gay Christian right-wingers who, as Dr. Carhart said, "want to put me out of business or kill me, one of the two."

Be there to protect this heroic doctor and stand up for women everywhere. Plans as of today are to leave Chicago Thursday night, arrive in Nebraska Friday morning on Aug. 28th, and leave Saturday night, returning to Chicago very early on Sunday morning Aug. 29th.

Get your ticket now! Email us at, call us at 773-227-2453, PayPal us the money here, or email the DuPage Co. NOW president, Michelle Fadeley at to pay in person. Contact us asap if you want to go and need a sponsor for the ticket.



Listen to Dr. Leroy Carhart and Debra Sweet, Director of The World Can't Wait, discuss the threats to abortion providers and the rights of women to fully participate in society on the August 18 KPFK broadcast of Beneath the Surface with Michael Slate, by clicking on

No comments:

Like us on Facebook