On May 12th, the Detroit police murdered 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Then they treated her family like criminals, arresting her grandmother and testing her for drugs and gun powder residue and making her father lay on the floor in the very room his little girl had just been blown away in, his face in her still warm blood.
AND fromJune 22-26thousands of people from all over the country, and beyond, are coming to Detroit for the US Social Forum. They will be putting their heads together and debating about how to make a different andbetter world.
Get there June 15th and stay for the whole time. Be there for the United States Social Forum June 22-26, and bring the outrage of the masses in Detroit at this murder into this important gathering of radical activists. And bring the desire of these activists for a better world out among the masses in Detroit. Get there for any part of this time that you can. But get there.
People who want to volunteer to go to Detroit or make a financial contribution to this effort should get in contact with us right away.
Write, call, e-mail: Libros Revolucion/Revolution Books (contact information above) or
Some of those who have volunteered to go to Detroit currently play an important roles in Chicago: As volunteers at Revolution Books they make it possible to keep the doors of the bookstore open. As distributors of Revolution newspaper, they connect people from neighborhoods of the oppressed and people from college campuses with the movement for revolution. And this is only part of the contributions these volunteers are making.
We are calling of people - if you aren't volunteering to go to Detroit - step up to fill the shoes of those who are going.
Thursday July 15th 7pm - Author Event with Music David Masciotra will speak about his new book
WORKING ON A DREAM: THE PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL VISION OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
David Masciotra is an author and cultural critic. His first book, published by Continuum Books, is called Working On a Dream: The Progressive Political Vision of Bruce Springsteen. It is an informative, provocative, and stimulating blend of music analysis, political commentary, and cultural criticism. Masciotra has written for Z Magazine, The Humanist, The Catholic Worker, and PopMatters. He has also written for several Chicago area newspapers, including the Herald News in Joliet, Illinois, where he was a weekly political columnist. You can view his blog at Subtle Subversion, hosted by True/Slant.
Kevin Wright: Kevin Wright is the lead guitarist and backup vocalist of The Righteous Hillbillies. He will perform original songs and Springsteen covers.