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

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