Monday, December 28, 2009

busting out in 2010 - january events

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2010: Revolution Books is busting out in the new year with an exciting list of authors, events and programs that contributes to a culture of defiance, resistance and revolution.


In the face of escalating war, 1 billion people hungry, looming environmental ruin, we need a culture of defiance that unleashes critical thinking and nourishes dreams.


Revolution Books January events are a start in stepping up to the plate. Your support will be the difference. You can contribute in many ways - financially, staffing, organizing author events, designing and doing publicity, reviewing books. Make a donation today. Contact us at 773.489.0930 or revbookschi@pobox.com to volunteer




Saturday Jan 2, 7 pm - Film Screening: Rethink Afghanistan

Filmed in Afghanistan , Rethink Afghanistan is a ground-breaking, full-length documentary focusing on the key issues surrounding this war. A film by Robert Greenwald on Obama's Afghanistan . Free admission.

January 13, Wednesday, 7 pm - Marc Falkoff


Poems from Gmo

Marc Falkoff, law professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law, will speak about the 16 Guantánamo detainees he represents and about Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak, which Marc co-edited.


"At last Guantánamo has found its voice." -Gore Vidal on Poems from Guantanamo


January 2010 is the 8th anniversary of Guantanamo Bay prison camp, hated throughout the world for being a center of US torture and indefinite unlawful detention.

January 16, Saturday, 2 pm - Greg Kot

Ripped from Kot

Greg Kot, rock critic at the Chicago Tribune, will speak about, take questions and sign copies of Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music. Greg cohosts Sound Opinions, "the world's only rock 'n' roll talk show," which is nationally syndicated through Chicago Public Radio.

Ripped presents the first definitive account of the digital music revolution, which changed the way music fans have sought and acquired music and led to the end of the recording industry as we know it.

"Kot knows his stuff. His book is never better than when it is in the music. But Ripped is about what is happening to music, and Kot stands with the T shirts and not the suits." --Huffington Post


January 28, Thursday 7 pm - Kari LydersenRevolt on Goose


Kari Lydersen is an award-winning Washington Post reporter. She is author ofRevolt On Goose Island: The Chicago Factory Takeover, and What it Says About the Economic Crisis and co-author with Wafaa Bilal of Shoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun.


Kari's reporting has taken her to the US-Mexico border and throughout Latin America. She reports on issues of globalization and immigration, human trafficking, the sex industry and the environment. Kari also reports from frontlines in US cities. This includes writing on the workers' occupation at Republic Windows and Doors last winter and the recent police killing of Mark Barmore and protests in Rockford.

Recently Arrived Books

Marx's GeneralAtwood correctedMarx's General: The Revolutionary Life
of Friedrich Engels, Tristram Hunt



The Year of the Flood: A Novel,
Margaret Atwood




Emory DouglasBlack Panther: The Revolutionary
Hansen Storms
Art of Emory Douglas

Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About
the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last
Chance to Save Humanity, James Hansen

Friday, December 11, 2009

12/13 Discussion of new talk by Bob Avakian


December 12th, Saturday, 7-9pm
Holiday Party

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Come to Revolution Books for a Holiday Party, Saturday, Dec. 12. Enjoy an evening of music and refreshments while selecting unique gifts for your friends and family.

Gift items: Art and Prints from the Cultural Revolution in China; cards featuring original photo art; new books; Revolution t-shirts; "Revolution Roast Organic Coffee".
Come in all weekend long to purchase special one of a kind gifts and contribute to keeping Revolution Books expanding and growing into the New Year. The most significant gift you can give this year- Support of Revolution Books!

December 13, Sunday, 4 pm

Discussion on a new talk by Bob Avakian
"UNRESOLVED CONTRADICTIONS,
DRIVING FORCES FOR REVOLUTION"


We welcome all to the introductory discussion of this important new talk by Bob Avakian.

We will discuss the key themes of Part 1:
I. Once More on the Coming Civil War...and Repolarization for Revolution

Friday December 18th 7 PM

NEW Revolution Books Book Club- Join Now

Precious wingsIf you've seen the movie Precious or read the book Push by Sapphire, join us for a provocative discussion on one of the cutting edge books and movie of the year. Join the Book Club and make recommendations for our next discussion.
Meets once a month- Next Jan 22, 2010, 7 pm.

Save 15% Print out this coupon and redeem it for 15% off all purchases at Revolution Books this holiday season.
Offer Expires: December 31, 2009

December 15, Tuesday, 7pm

"The Elephant in the Room: Can Anything Short of Revolution Solve the Environmental Crisis?"

A Talk by Raymond Lotta on the "climate threat, Copenhagen, and why capitalism is utterly incompatible with sustainable development."
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Revolution Books will be hosting a live webcast at 6 pm, Tues. Dec 15, 2009. Cost at the door is $5. If you can, pay $20 to contribute to Revolution Books.
This talk will be simultaneously webcast. For those who would like to log on with friends go to revolutionbooksnyc.org for the procedure.

December 20 Sunday 10-noon

Join us for an expanded Revolution Books staff meeting. Make suggestions for author programs, movie nights, books and fundraising. Snacks and excellent Revolution Roast Coffee provided.
Sun. Discussion
4-6pm
Discussion of "The Struggle in the Realm of Ideas" from Observations on Art and Culture, Science and Philosophy by Bob Avakian. Featured excerpts and questions to discuss will be emailed in advance. All are welcome. Holiday refreshments. Bring your favorite holiday cookies to share.


Friday, December 4, 2009

12/4 "Murder of Fred Hampton" film showing

Friday, December 4th 7pm
Film Showing - The Murder of Fred Hampton

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Fred HamptonDecember 4 is the 40th
anniversary of the murder of Fred Hampton by the Chicago Police.


The Murder of Fred Hampton began as a film portrait of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but half way through the filming, Hampton was murdered by Chicago police. On December 4, 1969, over a dozen police burst into Hampton 's apartment while its occupants were sleeping, killing Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark and brutalizing the other occupants. Filmmakers Mike Gray and Howard Alk arrived a few hours later to shoot film footage of the crime scene that was later used to contradict the false news reports and police testimony. Recently restored and reworked by Gray, this 90-minute documentary is a chilling slice of American history.
Observations Cover
Sunday, Dec. 6, 4-6 pm


Discussion of "The Role of Dissent in a Vibrant Society" from Observations on Art and Culture, Science and Philosophy by Bob Avakian. All welcome.
December 10, Thu. 7pm

Herbert G. McCann, author of Greewood

Greenwood book
Greenwood, Oklahoma will forever be remembered as site of the US's worst act of racial violence during the 1921 Tulsa race riots.
Dec. 12, Saturday, 7-9 pm
Holiday Party


You are invited to Revolution Books Holiday Party. Bring your friends. This year purchase prints from the Cultural Revolution in China, our own special Revolution Roast Organic Coffee, all occasion cards, t-shirts, new books and lots more. Refreshments, music and poetry. Join us in supporting and expanding Revolution Books this coming year.


Every Monday 5:30-8 pm

Pick up a bundle of Revolution newspapers hot off the press and join a discussion of the lead articles and "hot topics" while mailing subscriptions to prisoners. Bring friends.

"Murder of Fred Hampton" film showing tonight

in this e-newsletter
:: 12/4 Film Showing - "The Murder of Fred Hampton"
:: 12/6 Discussion on "The Role of Dissent in a Vibrant Society"
:: 12/10 Herbert G. McCann - author of Greenwood
:: 12/12 Holiday Party
:: Every Monday - hot topics and mailing prisoner subs

Friday, December 4th 7pm
Film Showing - The Murder of Fred Hampton

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Fred HamptonDecember 4 is the 40th
anniversary of the murder of Fred Hampton by the Chicago Police.


The Murder of Fred Hampton began as a film portrait of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but half way through the filming, Hampton was murdered by Chicago police. On December 4, 1969, over a dozen police burst into Hampton 's apartment while its occupants were sleeping, killing Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark and brutalizing the other occupants. Filmmakers Mike Gray and Howard Alk arrived a few hours later to shoot film footage of the crime scene that was later used to contradict the false news reports and police testimony. Recently restored and reworked by Gray, this 90-minute documentary is a chilling slice of American history.

Observations Cover
Sunday, Dec. 6, 4-6 pm


Discussion of "The Role of Dissent in a Vibrant Society" from Observations on Art and Culture, Science and Philosophy by Bob Avakian. All welcome.
December 10, Thu. 7pm

Herbert G. McCann, author of Greewood

Greenwood book
Greenwood, Oklahoma will forever be remembered as site of the US's worst act of racial violence during the 1921 Tulsa race riots.

Dec. 12, Saturday, 7-9 pm
Holiday Party


You are invited to Revolution Books Holiday Party. Bring your friends. This year purchase prints from the Cultural Revolution in China, our own special Revolution Roast Organic Coffee, all occasion cards, t-shirts, new books and lots more. Refreshments, music and poetry. Join us in supporting and expanding Revolution Books this coming year.


Every Monday 5:30-8 pm

Pick up a bundle of Revolution newspapers hot off the press and join a discussion of the lead articles and "hot topics" while mailing subscriptions to prisoners. Bring friends.

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