Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday April 23

Saturday April 24th, 3pm Special Film Screening

featuring Paleontologist Paul Sereno

Presented At the Chopin Theater

1543 West Division St, Chicago

Crocs and Dinos

When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs

Film Screening, Presentation and Q&A

A fundraising collaboration with

Project Exploration

and Revolution Books

Suggested Donation - Adults $10, students are free

In this recent film from National Geographic, paleontologist Paul Sereno introduces five new species of crocodiles that lived amongst - and even hunted - dinosaurs in Cretaceous Africa. The diverse lifestyles of these bizarre animals shed new light on the evolution of crocodiles. Sereno contrasts the ecological roles of modern and ancient crocs and explores the amazing common adaptations that have allowed crocs to survive successfully for 200 million years.

When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs depicts the science as well as the process behind the discovery. Sereno's team used an array of scientific and artistic methods to bring their dynamic story to both an academic and a general audience. In addition to examining the fossil record, Sereno and his colleagues observed, filmed, and dissected modern crocodiles to understand their design and physiology. Computer tomography revealed the braincase and other internal structures of the skull. Cutting-edge artists brought the extinct crocs to life through illustration, flesh modeling, and computer animation. The resulting 144 page publication and full-length National Geographic film, released simultaneously in November 2009, have received acclaim and interest from scientists and enthusiasts around the world.


"I see paleontology as 'adventure with a purpose.' How else to describe a science that allows you to romp in remote corners of the globe, resurrecting gargantuan creatures that have never been seen? And the trick to big fossil finds? You've got to be able to go where no one has gone before."

- Paul Sereno

In 1999 Sereno co-founded Project Exploration, a nonprofit science education organization that makes science accessible to the public-especially minority youth and girls-through personalized experiences with scientists and science. Project Exploration involves the public in the excitement of scientific discovery.


Sunday April 25, 4pm
Discussion and Planning session for Revolutionary May 1st

"The Revolution We Need...
Special on the Environment
The Leadership We Have"
(read more)
May 1, 2010 -- Push Out Big with the Campaign

May 1 is the revolutionary holiday. May 1 is the day when people come together, around this tortured planet, and declare their determination to end exploitation and all forms of oppression. It is the day when they state their aim to unite millions to overthrow this system, to bring to an end the ruling state power of this system that maintains and feeds off exploitation and oppression -- and bring into being a radically new state power, working to end all forms of this oppression. And to do that as soon as conditions allow. It is a day when the revolutionary movement of today reaches out, boldly, to awaken and bring forward those who have not yet heard of this vision and this goal.

This year, on May 1, we call on people around the U.S. to find the ways to mark this revolutionary holiday with the spirit and determination it must really symbolize. In particular, we call on people to use May 1 to make a further advance in the Revolutionary Communist Party's campaign to let people know what communist revolution is really all about... to get them acquainted with the leadership of this revolution, Bob Avakian and the RCP, USA which he leads... and to draw them into this movement. May 1 should be out in the streets and neighborhoods-centered around massive distribution of the RCP's message and call to the millions who don't yet know about this revolution -- "The Revolution We Need... The Leadership We Have." Our special May 1 issue -- coming out on April 26 -- will carry this call, along with other materials that highlight the themes of May 1.
Call 773.489.0930 for more information

Wednesday, April 28, 7:30pm CST
National Webcast of Sunsara Taylor

"From the Burkha to the Thong: Everything Must,
and Can Change--
Log-on to the broadcast of Sunsara Taylor's April 8 talk at UCLA
Immediately following, Sunsara will respond to questions in a live webcast.
$10 donation to register

Spin the globe. Anywhere you look women are being held down and slammed backwards, objectified and degraded. On campuses nationwide, Sunsara Taylor has been making the case for why there is no biological, god-given or man-made reason why things have to remain this way -- and how things can change through revolution and through building a movement for revolution -- starting now!

Spread this news everywhere.
Invite your friends on facebook


Just In!! - View Clips from Sunsara Taylor's National Tour

Sunsara bw

"From the Burkha to the Thong, Everything Must, And Can, Change-- WE NEED TOTAL REVOLUTION!"

Click here for her blog and view excerpts from the tour

stop Q&A in Berkeley, California on March 15, 2010


Recommended Books and More

170 cover

The Revolution We Need...
The Leadership We Have
A Message and A Call from the
Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

from Revolution newspaper158 cover w   space
(read more)

A DECLARATION:For Women's Liberation
And The Emancipation
Of All Humanity
Special Reprint from
Revolution newspaper (read more)

International Women's Day 2010
T-Shirt - all sizes $20



[Front view]

[Back view - in
English, Farsi
and Spanish]

Forest Gate
by Peter Akinti
Set in London, Somalia and Brazil, Peter Akinti's debut is a beautifully wrought, profoundly affecting and sometimes violent novel rich in the true history of our time. As he confronts the daily trauma that confronts teenagers brought together from all over the world to London, Akinti's writing radiates honesty, an uncompromising clarity, and a refreshingly original voice. (read more)

Just Kids

by Patti Smith
Patti Smith's first book of prose, the
legendary American artist offers
a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable
relationship with photographer Robert
Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of
New York City and the Chelsea Hotel
in the late sixties and seventies.
(read more)

Why    Evolution is TrueWhy Evolution IS True
by Jerry Coyne
...a succinct and accessible summary of the facts supporting Darwinian evolution. Scientists today are finding species splitting in two, observing natural selection changing animals and plants before our eyes, and discovering more and more fossils capturing change in the past-dinosaurs that have sprouted feathers, fish that have grown limbs. Jerry Coyne eloquently shows that evolution does not destroy the beauty of life but enhances it.(read more)

Of Primeval Steps & Futu
Primeval  Stepsre Leaps
An Essay on the Emergence of Human
Beings, the Source of Women's Oppression, and the Road to Emancipation
by Ardea Skybreak

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