Be part of raising $10,000 in a national fundraising web-a-thon to put revolution on the map.
When you tune in on Sunday, June 20th with others all over the country to watch the "Put Revolution on the Map" Webcast, you'll be part of something unique. A national event, that's like watching "revolutionary tv." And a collective fundraiser to raise $10,000 by the end of the web-a-thon to kick "The Revolution We Need...The Leadership We Have" campaign into high gear.
On Sunday, at 4 pm ET go to revcom.us to log in to the web-a-thon.
A web-a-thon event with Sunsara Taylor, Annie Day and Michael Slate, with live reports from Larry Everest on the Gulf Coast... Carl Dix in Detroit... Raymond Lotta on the oil spill... Alan Goodman on the situation in Gaza, and more.
Your contribution on-line today - or during the webcast - will make possible ....
One of the most important elements in putting revolution on the map is making Bob Avakian a household word, known very broadly throughout society. We've got big summer plans with the following as a powerful beginning:
$2,000 will pay for a major highway billboard advertising Bob Avakian's talk, "Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About." This is located by the entrance to the US Social Forum in Detroit where thousands will be coming because they want another world brought into being. This electrifying logo will stop people in their tracks, and capture their imagination. This billboard itself will be an important part of the "atmospherics" introducing people to "the real revolution" and its association with Bob Avakian. This billboard will be up in conjunction with city wide screenings of the Revolution talk - at the Social Forum itself, and in the oppressed communities still seething in the aftermath of the police murder of a 7 year old girl, Aiyana Stanley-Jones.
Thisis only the beginning. Upcoming plans this summer include the Revolution talk playing in parks, on project walls and summer festivals, and promotion that creates a stir - think bus ads in Los Angeles, and subway ads in NYC. See "Next Stop Revolution."
Make your own donation on-line here:
Or send a check payable to RCP Publications
(marked "Web-a-thon") and sent to RCP Publications, P.O. Box 3486, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL 60654
Invite friends to join you in tuning in. Invite friends to your home, or call them to donate with you on the same day. Have an open house during the screening.
Take the "Revolution On The Map" Challenge: First decide how much you are going to give.
Then find 5 friends or acquaintances to match your contribution.
Post on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace; forward to listservs; help spread the word!
June 15-30: Join Revolution Books in Detroit
US SOCIAL FORUM
BE THERE! Put Revolution on the Map
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
Please give your name, e-mail, phone number so someone can get back to you right away. Checks can be made out to RCP Publications (marked "Detroit Effort").
Fill Their Shoes!! Volunteer at Revolution Books
Step up Revolutionary Work in Chicago
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.