17-year old Corey Harris was a star basketball player at Dyett High School on Chicago's South side just starting his junior year. He was chased down an alley and shot in the back, murdered, by an off-duty police officer on September 11th at 3:30 in the afternoon. The Chicago Police Department has admitted that he was unarmed at the time he was shot.
Corey's funeral will be held at A.R. Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 78th and Cottage Grove Ave, at 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 20th (wake starts at 3:00 pm)
Even as the facts surrounding Corey's murder are still coming to the surface, what is clear is that his death is an outrage. Another life taken, stolen away by law enforcement--this time a young man with an 8 month old baby and a whole life ahead of him. The family of Corey Harris welcomes widespread attendance at the funeral as a show of support for the struggle for justice. We urge all friends of Revolution Books to attend and show Corey's friends and family that they are not alone, as part of taking a stand against this outrage.
Rides will be available from Revolution Books at 2 pm or call the store for further information at 773-489-0930.
For those who cannot attend, we will be holding a discussion on the murder of Corey Harris, the need for revolution and for mass protest and resistance to the epidemic of police brutality and murder. Why does this happen, year in and year out? What can be done about it and what difference does protest make?
A must-see: Carl Dix on YouTube:
Making Revolution, Fighting Police Brutality
September 29, Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Live Webcast With Raymond Lotta
6:30 pm at Chicago Revolution Books
This is a webcast of an event happening at New York Revolution Books.
See instructions below for doing your own webcast.
"Behind the World Economic Crisis: System Failure & the Need for Revolution"
· Want to know why capitalism is facing its most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression?
· Want to know why the problem is not that the banks are too big to fail but that capitalism is too big a failure for world humanity?
·Want to know why no one in their right mind should want to rescue or reform this exploitative and plundering system...and why only socialism can solve problems like racism, health care, and the environment?
Then you need to hear Raymond Lotta and participate in a unique live webcast.
In October 2008, when the global banking system was facing possible collapse, the Agence France-Presse went to the German finance minister, a former U.S. Treasury official, and Raymond Lotta for comment. Raymond Lotta is a Maoist political economist and communist revolutionary. His book America in Decline was reviewed in Foreign Affairs. He has given talks at UCLA, Harvard, and Howard, as well as in London and Mexico. An activist-scholar, Raymond has been part of anti-globalization conferences and protests in India , the Philippines, and Canada.
Listen to Raymond Lotta on YouTube: Raymond Lotta-Everything You've Been Told About Communism is Wrong.
This interactive, live webcast is a fund-raiser for Revolution Books in New York City. People will be able to log on by donating $20 (a PayPal account is being set up) and you can ask questions via an e-mail address being created for the occasion (and possibly by phone as well).
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