Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday,  Jan 1,  2012, 7-10 pm
at Cabaret Space in the Wicker Park Arts Center
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Click here to download Materials for Organizers
BA Bus tour

Sun,Jan 1,2012,7-10pm

Cabaret Space @ Wicker  Park Arts Center,
2215 W North Ave, Chicago
2 & 1/2 blocks west of Damen Blue Line Stop   
$10 Suggested Donation  

To raise funds for the BA BusTour in 2012 

BOB AVAKIAN is the revolutionary leader who has developed a new synthesis of communism. The bus tour is part of a major, multilevel campaign: BA Everywhere, Imagine The Difference It Could Make! Raising Big Money to Make BA A Point of Reference for All of Society. 


To learn more and find out what you can do to support the BA bus tour in 

2012, visit

Benefit info: Revolution Books 


Come to a party on New Year's Day... one of many around the country this holiday season to raise money for the national effort to fund the BA bus tour in 2012.

Imagine a bus with eye-catching decorations touring the nation, spreading revolution and Bob Avakian's voice to those hungry for it. People on a mission rolling through community centers, schools, and colleges, from mountains to valleys, inner cities and suburbs to rural areas. Showing the film of Bob Avakian's talk Revolution:Why It's Necessary,Why It's Possible, What It's All About in classrooms and community centers. Getting Avakian's memoir and other key works out all over the country. Reaching the youth, visiting the Occupy encampments, taking a week in an inner city. "The BA bus is coming to your town."

So, bring your friends, relax and recuperate, start the New Year with a purpose. Meet new people for a night of fun, as we all come together to create a liberated space to celebrate and make the BA bus tour a reality in 2012.
Together, we will make a difference!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 7pm at Revolution Books
Discussion of: 
By Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
The Occupy protests have raised the hopes of millions in this country and worldwide. Profound discontent with the inequality and injustice in this society has burst to the surface. The atmosphere and discourse in society is changing, and millions are thinking about and asking big questions about the ways things are-and whether and how a different future would be possible. Over the last few weeks, this movement has been repressed in what appear to be coordinated attacks to savagely evict encampment after encampment across the country. This movement stands at a crossroads-in the largest sense. Where to now? What is the essence of this crossroads and how are we to understand it? What direction should this movement take? And with what understanding and orientation? How will the injustice and inequality this movement is targeting actually be overcome? What kind of leadership is needed to bring that about?

Occupy Sit down
Bob Avakian addresses these questions and more in "A Reflection on the 'Occupy' Movement: An Inspiring Beginning... and the Need to Go Further." It is critically important to read, distribute and deeply discuss this statement. And let the ferment and debate spread and heighten in every corner of society.

PDF's of BA's Reflection are below; these can and should be downloaded, printed and broadly distributed far and wide... not only to those in the movement, but to all those who have been awakened and touched by these actions. Get this Reflection out to all those who have been spurred to think about the nature and state of this society and to consider how to bring into being a far better world and future. And forward to Revolution correspondence about your experience and discussions! 
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Dec 11 Flyer

April 2011 marked the release of BAsics, a book by Bob Avakian, the revolutionary leader who has developed a new synthesis of communism. This book of quotations and essays speaks to essential questions of revolution and human emancipation. On this occasion, a range of artists, musicians, dancers and actors from a diversity of perspectives came together in a unique cultural event to celebrate revolution and the vision of a new world. 
This film will tell the story of what those artists did and why they did it. It will bring a taste of the remarkable connection between these artists and the hundreds in the audience that night.

For everyone who has dreamed of a different and better world or wondered how art and culture can be part of creating it, this is a film that needs to be seen.   
But it won't be made without your support.

View a clip of the film at 

Fred Lonberg-Holm
plays cello and other things when he can get away with it. He writes and organizes the Lightbox Orchestra. Currently "leading" the Valentine Trio and a member of... The Vandermark 5, Joe Mcphee Survival Unit III, The Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, and more... has played sessions with Simon Joyner, Wilco, Will Oldham, Daniel Givens, Chris Mills, L'Altra, Califone, Paul Duncan, Freakwater and more...

Tomeka Reid, jazz cellist. From the Chicago Tribune: "A remarkably versatile player, Reid last year conducted the Great Black Music Ensemble at Millennium Park in a serenely expressive homage to saxophonist Fred Anderson. Earlier this month, she led the new Hear in Now Trio at the Chicago Jazz Festival in luminous scores that merged jazz, classical and experimental techniques.

BAsics Book Cover

Benefit for the production and release of the upcoming full length film of the April 11 Harlem celebration of the release of BAsics from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian. Expected film release will be late this winter. Be part of something that can be a source of great inspiration, enabling imagination to take flight with revolution and envisioning a whole other way the world can be.   

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Revolution Books 
1103 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago,Il 60622 
Author Appearance
Maria Gamboa, Victoria Perez
and Magda Ramirez-Casteneda, chronicled in the new book by Leonard G. Ramirez, who will also be present 

Narratives of a Movement from Latino Chicago  
December 15, Thursday  7 pm     
chicanas of 18th street
Three of the contributors- Maria Gamboa, Victoria Perez and Magda Ramirez-Casteneda- share their fascinating personal accounts from CHICANAS OF 18th STREET: Narratives of a Movement from Latino Chicago, bringing to light the untold story of Chicano Chicago at the height of the powerful and unique movement of resistance that grew out of the Pilsen neighborhood of the city from 1970's to today.
Come celebrate the remarkable lives, struggles and cultural work of the six women recounted in the new book by Leonard G. Ramirez who will also appear, with Hector Gamboa. 
Book signing, informal discussion and refreshments.
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

The following event is sponsored by Occupy Chicago.  

 Political Disobedience vs. Revolution:

An Exchange and Debate  on the Significance
and Implications of the Occupy Movement
between Bernard Harcourt and Raymond Lotta
Bull & Fist Wall Street Occupy
Friday, Dec. 2, 3:00-4:30pm
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
Sullivan Galleries Conference Room  
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St. 7th Fl
Bernard Harcourt, writing in the  Opinionator blog of the New York Times, described the Occupy Movement as marking a "political paradigm shift": a new form of "political disobedience" involving a "leaderless" organization refusing to embrace "old ideologies"-whether of free markets or communism. In the editorial, Harcourt specifically engaged Raymond Lotta, an advocate of Bob Avakian's new synthesis of communism, who had  recently spoken at Occupy Wall Street. Lotta responded: the question is not whether there will be ideology or leadership, these are in play one way or another, but what kind of ideology and what kind of leadership are needed to overcome oppression and exploitation. The recent police attacks on the Occupy Movement underscore the importance of these questions. 

Now the debate continues: come ask questions and participate in this debate and exchange on the Occupy Movement.

Bernard Harcourt is Chairman of the Political Science department and professor of law at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Illusion of Free Markets.   Raymond Lotta is a political economist and contributor to Revolution  newspaper. He is an advocate of Bob Avakian's new synthesis of communism.

Event sponsored by Occupy Chicago

Friday, November 25, 2011

2830 N. MILWAUKEE, 2nd flr

A  Benefit for the film

Occasioned by BAsics:
A Celebration of Revolution &
The Vision of a New World


BAsics Book Cover
Benefit for the production and release of the upcoming full length film of the April 11 Harlem celebration of the release of BAsics from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian. Expected film release will be late this winter. Be part of something that can a source of great inspiration, enabling imagination to take flight with revolution and envisioning a whole other way the world can be.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011


UPDATE               BLACK FRIDAY                 BA EVERYWHERE
11:00 am- Washington and State
SEND BAsics* to Prisoners in US Hellholes-----
DONATE Today to Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund
We’re hitting the street Black Friday to raise donations for Basics* for prisoners
Want the alternative to Capitalism? Get the BAsics
·         Kick OFF-At Revolution Books-1103 N. Ashland- COFEE and DONUTS
·         9: am- Guerilla Theater 101- learn to draw a crowd and have fun. Sign Making
·         9:30 am- Casting call for readings of prisoner letters, poetry, and quotes from Basics in Spanish and English
·         10:00 am- STREET FUNDRAISING Tutorial
·         10:30 am- Fitting for orange jump suits and chains
·         11:00 am- Meet at Washington and State- (if you can’t make early practice wear orange armbands, or wear watch cap in support of Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers, bring signs or come and hang out )
·         If you are out of the area and can't make it in- play this video for family and friends- send it out on your email and request funds.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Join Us - Nov 25 Friday 
meet at REVOLUTION BOOKS at 9am for orientation, then 
11 am-2pm State and Washington
& 3-4:00 at Water Tower and Michigan Ave

Prisoners Group Photo

This Thanksgiving weekend be part of a campaign to raise $15,000 to send 1,500 copies of BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian, to prisoners.  On Black Friday, the biggest consumer fest of the year, volunteers with the Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund  and others who are joining the campaign to Raise Big Money to Get BA's Vision and Works into Every Corner of Society  (see plan to be downtown and possibly other shopping areas.

There will be some creative street theater and we plan to talk with lots of people and  raise lots of money!  In the words of one prisoner, "I want to urge everybody out there to get their hands on this book and to help get it into the hands of others, not just prisoners, but into the hands of youth in danger of becoming prisoners themselves."

 Join us for Black Friday, come for an hour or two, to act, read prisoner quotes, to encourage people to join in and to donate. There will also be a crew going out on Saturday among holiday shoppers to fundraise for BAsics to prisoners. If you can participate either or both days or help in advance, email PRLF at

If you can't join us, make a donation of $10, $100, $250 or whatever you can to BAsics for prisoners and urge your friends to do the same!  Take advantage of holiday get-togethers to tell your family and friends about PRLF and encourage them to donate towards the BAsics for Prisoners. To learn more about PRLF or to donate online, go to the PRLF website, and donations can also be sent to PRLF, 1321 N. Milwaukee, #407, Chicago, IL. 60622. PRLF is a project of the International Humanities Center, a nonprofit public charity exempt from federal income tax under section 501c3 of the IRS code.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Breaking News On Occupy Chicago

Breaking News, Nov 17, 2011 On Occupy Chicago 
Join Up With Revolution Books Contingent

3:30pm - Occupy Chicago joins Stand Up! Chicago at the Thompson Center (100 W Randolph St) to demand jobs, not cuts
5:30pm - Meet at Jackson & LaSalle to engage in a mass action against austerity measures 
6:30pm - March from Jackson & LaSalle ending up at Michigan & Congress

Occupy Movement Updates November 17, 2011

Check these reports from REVOLUTION newspaper

 A REFLECTION ON THE "OCCUPY" MOVEMENT:   AN INSPIRING BEGINNING...AND THE NEED TO GO FURTHER   By Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA   Posted November 7, 2011
The main-and, up to this point at least, the overwhelming-aspect of these "Occupy" protests has been their very positive thrust: in mobilizing people to stand up against injustice and inequality and the domination of economic, social and political life, and international relations, by a super-rich elite class whose interests are in opposition to those of the great majority of people; and in contributing in significant ways to an atmosphere in which people are raising and wrangling with big questions about the state of society and the world and whether and how something much better can be brought into being. It will be a very good thing if these protests continue to spread and further develop, with this basic thrust and this positive impact. And these "Occupy" protests can be a significant positive factor in contributing to the revolution that is needed-IF this is approached, by those with the necessary scientific communist understanding, in accordance with that understanding and the strategic orientation and approach that flows from it. Read on... 

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Holiday Books You And Your Friends would Love to Get!

In this time of both crisis and great opportunity, what are the books you really wish all your friends would read?
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What are the books you wish YOU had time to read? Tell us!
People come into Revolution Books from all over the world to find the books and the deep engagement with each other about the possibility of a radically different way the world could be. A part of keeping Revolution Books on the front lines is stocking the books that people need for an alternative holiday season.
Tell us what to stock. Which books, gifts, art works, tote bags, coffee, mugs, buttons, post cards, and t-shirts you want to buy? Help Revolution Books to stock the kind of holiday gifts the world really needs.
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Make suggestions for displays, designs for a Revolution Books Holiday Card.
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Wednesday   ·   Columbia College

Can Socialism
Really Work. . .
and Really Be

Raymond Lotta on the Constitution for
a New Socialist Republic in North America
Presentation and Open Forum

Raymond Lotta is a political economist, writes for 
Revolution newspaper, and promotes Bob Avakian’s 
new synthesis of communism. Lotta has spoken on 
capitalism and socialism at Occupy Wall Street.
Columbia College, 624 S. Michigan Ave, Rm 901
Sponsored by: Revolution Books,  773.489.0930

3:30 PM    Wednesday    Nov. 16

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