Friday, December 4, 2009

"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

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.

1103 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
Go to Chicago Revolution Books blog for upcoming events.
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