Friday, December 21, 2012

9 Days Until...

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29 6 to 11 pm
New Year's Party For BA Everywhere...
Imagine The Difference It Could Make!  
            EDDIE HALL 3634 W. NORTH AVE. 
            $10 donation, kids free 
(Dinner at 6:30 pm, music and dancing to follow)
 
Get your tickets now. In the next 9 days, tell your friends and family.  Invibasic young guy readingte them to come out and celebrate. It's a $10 donation and kids are free.

There is a place for you and your ideas. Bring a dish to share. Or connect with restaurants /home cooks to contribute a dish. Come early to set up and help with decorations.

For tickets, to make it happen, and to give your ideas, contact Fund Drive Coordinator: 312-860-8167 and baeverywhereinchicago@yahoo.com.  
  
 
To learn more about  BA  Everywhere ...
Imagine the Difference It Could Make!  
and how "A movement is being born," click

January 10, Thursday-Author Rabbi Brant Rosen

$21.00 
Thursday January 10, 2013 Author Presentation and Book Signing
Rabbi Brant Rosen, author of
Wrestling in the Daylight:
A Rabbi's Path to Palestinian Solidarity
  
In 2006 Rabbi Brant Rosen, who serves a Jewish Reconstructionist congregation in Evanston, Illinois, launched a blog called Shalom Rav. The focus of his writing-and his activism-changed dramatically in December 2008, when Israel launched a  23-day military attack against Gaza, causing him to deeply question his lifelong liberal Zionism. Rabbi Rosen chose to make his struggle public: to wrestle in the daylight. Wrestling in the Daylight: A Rabbi's Path to Palestinian Solidarity is Rosen's self-curated compilation of these blog posts.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday Open House at RB
Unique Gifts, Books and Art Work 

December 19, Wednesday 6-9 pm Holiday Party

Join us for music, live entertainment featuring the Garvey Train, art work by local artists and refreshments. Buy your holiday gifts and books and get a surprise RB book bag.

The Garvey Train will take off at 8 pm

Revolution Books is an amazing place where people find both the books and deep engagement about why the world is the way it is and how it could be radically different. Revolution Books is in danger of closing down at a time when it is needed more than ever.  This holiday party and other fundraising events are ways you can help save this indispensable bookstore.

There is no other store like this in Chicago.  There is a battle to keep RB on the political terrain. Think about a world without Revolution Books, locked within the boundaries of "what currently exists is the best you can get." A different future depends on you!     Come to the Rev Books Holiday Party.

Art work will benefit both Bob Avakian Everywhere  and Revolution Books.
$5.00 donation-All are welcome
Thanks to all the artists who contributed to this effort. 
   Check out new arrivals of books, cards and other un-holy items.   

Keep Revolution Books Doors OPEN. 
Saturday, December 29, 2012-6 to 11 pm
NEW YEAR'S PARTY FOR:
BA EVERYWHERE...
IMAGINE THE DIFFERENCE IT COULD MAKE! 
Come celebrate the New Year and connect with others who want to work to make Bob Avakian a household name. Share laughter, food and music, stories about the past year of "BA Everywhere... Imagine the Difference It Could Make! Mass Campaign To Raise Big Money To Get BA's Vision and Works Into Every Corner Of Society," and take that to a higher level!
Eddie Hall, 3634 W. North Ave.-$10 donation, kids free
 DINNER * MUSIC * DANCING * FUN

For tickets,  and more information,
contact the Fund Drive Coordinator               basic young guy reading
at: 312-860-8167 and
baeverywhereinchicago@yahoo.com
Some ways you can contribute:   
  • Sell tickets, inviting all sorts of people, family & friends, new and old, to take part;
  • Ask DJs to donate their talents to entertain or you can help make a mixed tape;
  • Bring a dish to share. Or connect with restaurants /home cooks to share dishes;    
  • Help plan a festive program and displays of "Imagine BAE," "behind prison walls," "debating 2 futures throughout society," "reaching out with Basics Bus Tour," "a whole different culture;"  
  • Solicit items and services for a silent auction or raffle, or donate your own. 
To volunteer, call the Fund Drive Coordinator at: 312-860-8167 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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A  benefit for Revolution Books 

Friday Dec. 14, 7:30 pm   
Saturday Dec 15, 7:30 pm
 Wallace Shawn's
THE FEVER 
performed by David Shapiro
1655 W. Cortland Ave. Chicago,   IL 
Tickets $20
facebook event

Chicago Reader critic Justin Hayford wrote of THE FEVER:   "It's a wickedly difficult monologue in which a man of privileged upbringing stands onstage for an hour and a half, explaining how he's confronted the atrocities perpetrated in 'poor countries' but remaining unable to process the experience. The difficulty of this play lies in its potential to degenerate into an indulgent white-liberal guilt trip. Luckily Shapiro... appreciates the complexity of Shawn's text, the subtlety of its emotional landscape, and perhaps most important its abundance of ironic humor."
 Revolution Books
The $20 ticket will help raise the $3,000 needed by the end of the year to save this irreplaceable bookstore. This is the place people can come from all over to find the books and engagement about why the world is the way it is and how it can be radically different. Revolution Books is a center of the movement for revolution.  We must and can save this bookstore!
Give an unforgettable holiday gift: 
 Buy here for Friday, Dec. 14:      Buy Now  
 Buy here for Saturday, Dec. 15:  Buy Now
Or call Revolution Books at 773-489-0930.  
Don't wait, buy your tickets now.
Limited seating.
Holiday Open House at RB
Unique Gifts, Books and Art Work 

December 19, Wednesday 6-9 pm Holiday Party

Join us for music, live entertainment featuring the Garvey Train, art work by local artists and refreshments. Buy your holiday gifts and books and get a surprise RB book bag.

The Garvey Train will take off at 8 pm

Revolution Books is an amazing place where people find both the books and deep engagement about why the world is the way it is and how it could be radically different. Revolution Books is in danger of closing down at a time when it is needed more than ever.  This holiday party and other fundraising events are ways you can help save this indispensable bookstore.

There is no other store like this in Chicago.  There is a battle to keep RB on the political terrain. Think about a world without Revolution Books, locked within the boundaries of "what currently exists is the best you can get." A different future depends on you!     Come to the Rev Books Holiday Party.

Art work will benefit both Bob Avakian Everywhere  and Revolution Books.
$5.00 donation-All are welcome
Thanks to all the artists who contributed to this effort. 
   Check out new arrivals of books, cards and other un-holy items.   

Keep Revolution Books Doors OPEN. 

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Saturday 12/29, 6-11pm
NEW YEAR'S PARTY for 
BA EVERYWHERE!
Eddie Hall, 3634 W. North Ave, 
$10 donation, kids free
A holiday celebration to raise big funds and forge a community of people working together nationally to project Bob Avakian's works and vision into all corners of society.
DINNER * MUSIC * DANCING * FUN
This past year has seen inspiring and significant beginnings in this campaign, but it needs to go much further in 2013.
Let's celebrate the New Year and kick off BA Everywhere 2013 right!

For tickets and more information,

 contact the Fund Drive Coordinator 
at: 312-860-8167 and
baeverywhereinchicago@yahoo.com 
or call Revolution Books: 773-489-0930
BA EVERYWHERE-IMAGINE THE DIFFERENCE IT COULD MAKE!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A benefit for Revolution Books
Friday Dec. 14, 7:30 pm Sat. Dec 15, 7:30 pm
Wallace Shawn's
THE FEVER
performed by David Shapiro
1655 W. Cortland Ave. Chicago, IL
Tickets $20
Buy an unforgettable holiday gift:
Tickets for Friday, Dec. 14: Buy Now
Tickets for Saturday, Dec. 15: Buy Now
Or call Revolution Books at 773-489-0930.
Don't wait, buy your tickets now. Limited seating.
AND DONATE HERE! to keep Revolution Books open. Special Thanks to Trap Door Theater

American Theatre magazine on "The Fever":
"Recalling the onset of illness in a Third World hotel bathroom, the narrator tells about his privileged childhood, his elitist adulthood, and his gradual realization that he must share responsibility for his society's immorality... You can react to Shawn's play in one of two ways -- you can get angry, or you can reevaluate your life."
When actor David Shapiro introduced "The Fever" to Chicago in 1995, Wallace Shawn said, "I wish I could have done it like David did, but I didn't know how." The Chicago Reader wrote: "...one of the most memorable off-Loop theater experiences of the 1990s." This production was also performed at New York's La MaMa Theatre.
The cause of Revolution Books:
The $20 ticket will help raise the $3,000 needed by the end of the year to save this irreplaceable bookstore. This is the place people can come to from all over to find the books and engagement about why the world is the way it is and how it can be radically different. Revolution Books is a center of the movement for revolution. We must and can save this bookstore.
Volunteers - Revolution Books Needs You Now to make The Fever a success. We need:
* A publicist to help project the play into the media
* Program designer
* Printers for posters and handbills
* Distribution of handbills to theaters, cultural events, schools and libraries
* Reception coordinator: help set up for refreshments and organize donations
* Ushers
* Clean up crew
Call Revolution Books at 773-489-0930 or email us at revbookschi@yahoo.com.
EVERYONE CAN MAKE A CONTRIBUTION.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012



RB received notice of upcoming program

Monday, December 3, 2012  5:00-7:30 pm   
A moderated panel discussion:  RADICAL INTERPRETATIONS OF THE PRESENT CRISIS 

Panelists:  
Raymond Lotta, Revolution newspaper
Joe Persky, UIC Economics Dept.
David Ruccio, Notre Dame Economics Dept.
David Schweickart, Loyola Philosophy Dept.    

International House  Assembly Hall  1414 E. 59th St. 
    
Sponsored by the University of Chicago chapter of the Platypus Affiliated Society, Co-Sponsored by UChicago Student Government and International House Global Voices Program
 http://www.facebook.com/events/442143229179423/ 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dr. Kenneth Saltman - The Failure of Corporate School Reform

Saltman Failure of Corp School Reform
 November 29, Thursday, 7 PM   Author Presentation and Book Signing  -  Dr. Kenneth Saltman
The Failure of Corporate School Reform
In his new book, Dr. Saltman argues, "Corporate school reforms, especially privatization, union busting, and high-stakes testing have been hailed as the last best hope for public education... corporate school reform fails to challenge and in fact worsens the most pressing problems facing public schooling, including radical funding inequalities, racial segregation, and anti-intellectualism."
  
Dr. Kenneth J. Saltman is a professor of Educational Policy Studies and Research at DePaul University. Saltman's other books include: The Gift of Education: Public Education and Venture Philanthropy and Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public Schools 

THE FEVER

A  benefit for Revolution Books 
Friday Dec. 14, 7:30 pm  Sat. Dec 15, 7:30 pm
Wallace Shawn's
THE FEVER 
performed by David Shapiro
1655 W. Cortland Ave. Chicago,   IL 
Tickets $20  
Buy an unforgettable holiday gift:  

 Tickets for Friday, Dec. 14:  Buy Now 

Tickets for Saturday, Dec. 15:Buy Now
Or call Revolution Books at 773-489-0930.  
Don't wait, buy your tickets now. Limited seating. 
AND DONATE HERE! to keep Revolution Books open. Special Thanks to Trap Door Theater    

American Theatre magazine on "The Fever":
"Recalling the onset of illness in a Third World hotel bathroom, the narrator tells about his privileged childhood, his elitist adulthood, and his gradual realization that he must share responsibility for his society's immorality... You can react to Shawn's play in one of two ways -- you can get angry, or you can reevaluate your life."

Monday, November 19, 2012

Stand Up Against Israel's Murderous Assault on the People of Gaza

Massive Protest Needed:
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Revolution Books encourages everyone to stand against this outrage and come out to the protest today called for by many organizations:   

Mass March and Rally for the People of Gaza
Monday, November 19th, 4:30-6:00pm
March will begin at Federal Plaza (219 S Dearborn St, Chicago) and end at Daley Center.
  
Read and circulate Revolution newspaper coverage:  Israel's Murderous Assault on the People in Gaza...And the Need to Oppose These Crimes NOW! by Alan Goodman.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7pm at Revolution Books: Emergency Meeting on Gaza
Come and discuss the article: Israel's Murderous Assault on the People in Gaza... And the Need to Oppose These Crimes NOW! and why and how people in this country need to act against this outrage.

For crucial background information, read the special issue of Revolution, Bastion of Enlightenment... or Enforcer for Imperialism: The Case of ISRAEL  and BRINGING FORWARD ANOTHER WAY by Bob Avakian.
  

Thursday 11/29 Author Presentation and Book Signing

Saltman Failure of Corp School Reform November 29, Thursday, 7 PM 

 Author Presentation and Book Signing 

Dr. Kenneth Saltman

"The Failure of
Corporate School Reform"
 

In his new book, Dr. Saltman argues, "Corporate school reforms, especially privatization, union busting, and high-stakes testing have been hailed as the last best hope for public education... corporate school reform fails to challenge and in fact worsens the most pressing problems facing public schooling, including radical funding inequalities, racial segregation, and anti-intellectualism." 

 

Dr. Kenneth J. Saltman is a professor of Educational Policy Studies and Research at DePaul University. Saltman's other books include: The Gift of Education: Public Education and Venture Philanthropy and Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public Schools
 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sat. Nov 17, 2012- 2pm - Join Us in Wicker Park
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Hookup at Revolution Books
Take It to the Streets!

Stop the War on Women!

 

Wherever women's identities, bodies, and rights are under attack, CALL IT OUT November 17!    

 

rape and porn

Abortion on Demand and Without Apology

End Pornography & Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women


Across the country and in different ways, join with others to stand up and speak out.

  

We will not accept a world where women are routinely raped, brutalized, humiliated and degraded. We will not lie down as women's right to abortion and even birth control is being stripped away. We will resist the culture of rape and pornography that equates sex with domination and conquest and tr

eats women as mere objects to be plundered by men.


We will RESIST and we will take a big step towards DEFEATING this war on women. And, through doing so, we will become the people and the seeds of a whole better future.

 

A future where no woman ever again knows what it is to fear for her safety at the hands of men. Where women never again know what it is to give themselves to a man sexually for any reason other than their own desire-free of pressure, judgment, or degradation. A world where men view women as full human beings and full partners. A world where lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people have not only the full rights-but the full respect-as everyone else. And a culture filled with poetry and music and other forms of art that foster deep respect towards women.

 

Wherever you are and whatever you do on November 17-be it a march or street

abortion on demand

 theater, a protest at a strip club or an anti-abortion church, a speak-out or poetry reading, or some sort of public "social intervention" where a lot of folks gather-you will be joined by others around the country. Every act will be a

mplified, more people will be woken up and inspired, and this movement-and the possibility of real liberation-will grow!

 

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Just Added 

Monday Nov 19, 7 pm Come to film screening & discussion 

at Revolution Books Chicago  

The Price of Pleasure: 

Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships 

a inside look at the pornography industry 

 

Contact us today with your plans or your questions:

StopPatriarchy@gmail.com

STOPPATRIARCHY.ORG       STOPPATRIARCHY.TUMBLR.COM

For Chicago- contact Revolution Books at revbookschi@yahoo.com or call 773-489-0930 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Received from the Chicago Revolution Club
Support the Family of Dakota Bright, Come to the Funeral for Dakota Bright, 
Nov 16, Friday 1:30 pm-Gatlings Funeral Home-10133 S. Halsted Ave, Chicago

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JUSTICE FOR DAKOTA BRIGHT!!
INDICT, CONVICT, SEND THE KILLER COP 
TO JAIL - 
THE WHOLE DAMN SYSTEM IS 
GUILTY AS HELL!!

15 year old Dakota Bright was shot in the back of the head by Chicago Police at 3:30 in the afternoon on November 8, 2012 - two days after the re-election of Barack Obama.  Dakota was on his way to his grandmother's house - a few hundred yards from where he was shot to death.  His body lay in the grass in a back yard handcuffed while -- according to witnesses -- the police shooed away an ambulance.  For 4 hours he lay there while police refused to tell his family what was going on.

Police claim Dakota was pointing a gun at them when he was shot but the gun the police "recovered at the scene" was three backyards away from Dakota's body.  Witnesses report only one gun shot - the one that hit Dakota - IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD.  Facts are facts -- Dakota was murdered in cold blood!
Revolution Club in Chicago -- For more info: 312-933-9586

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Received from the Editors of REVOLUTION newspaper rev banner

sandy protest
On Hurricane Sandy: What Is the Problem? 
What Is the Solution?  And What We Need to Do Now!    
The crisis set off by Hurricane Sandy has laid bare the real ways society operates. It has shown why those ways must be radically and fundamentally changed. And it has shown some of the outlines of how that change could come about. Read more...   

 Follow Revolution newspaper's ongoing coverage on how Hurricane Sandy is affecting people. Read stories from on the ground that you won't find anywhere else! You can read a report from the New York City Revolution Club meeting November 1. Read it, share it, spread it now.  revcom.us   
 THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT FIT TO RULE!  
Fight the Power, and Transform the People, for Revolution.

Friday, November 2, 2012

stop patriarchy Sat. Nov 17, 2012- Take It to the Streets! 

Stop the War on Women!

  Abortion on Demand and Without Apology

End Pornography & Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women


Across the country and in different ways, join with others to stand up and speak out.

  stop patriacrchy and porn

We will not accept a world where women are routinely raped, brutalized, humiliated and degraded. We will not lie down as women's right to abortion and even birth control is being stripped away. We will resist the culture of rape and pornography that equates sex with domination and conquest and treats women as mere objects to be plundered by men.


We will RESIST and we will take a big step towards DEFEATING this war on women. And, through doing so, we will become the people and the seeds of a whole better future.

 

abortion on demandA future where no woman ever again knows what it is to fear for her safety at the hands of men. Where women never again know what it is to give themselves to a man sexually for any reason other than their own desire-free of pressure, judgment, or degradation. A world where men view women as full human beings and full partners. A world where lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people have not only the full rights-but the full respect-as everyone else. And a culture filled with poetry and music and other forms of art that foster deep respect towards women.

 

rape and pornWherever you are and whatever you do on November 17-be it a march or street theater, a protest at a strip club or an anti-abortion church, a speak-out or poetry reading, or some sort of public "social intervention" where a lot of folks gather-you will be joined by others around the country. Every act will be amplified, more people will be woken up and inspired, and this movement-and the possibility of real liberation-will grow!

 

Contact us today with your plans or your questions:

StopPatriarchy@gmail.com

STOPPATRIARCHY.ORG       STOPPATRIARCHY.TUMBLR.COM

For Chicago- contact Revolution Books at revbookschi@yahoo.com or call 773-489-0930 



rev bannerNeeded: Volunteers to help design and put together Calendar for Revolution newspaper

 If you click here, you will see some of the most striking and heartfelt pictures and quotes from Revolution Newspapers centerfolds.  Revolution Books is looking for a designer that will help put this together as a fundraiser for Revolution newspaper.

The art is compelling, the quotes are speaking to the big questions facing humanity by Bob Avakian, and a calendar such as this would be a huge contribution to raising funds for the paper.
If you would like to be a part of this project or know someone who would- email us at revbookschi@yahoo. com or call 773-489-0930  
You are needed to be part of changing the world. Lets work together on this project.
Warm regards,
Jessie from Revolution Books

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

cornel west
 Join us November 1, Thursday 7pm  Listen and discuss
Cornel West interviews Bob Avakian on
Smiley & West Show on Public Radio International.
Listen to the entire segment here.  

   Avakian at Wall 

In early October the revolution crackled on the airwaves when the Smiley & West radio show on PRI across the country aired an interview that Cornel West conducted with Bob Avakian. This interview is wide-ranging, challenging and inspiring. Cornel West, a prominent public intellectual, engages with Bob Avakian, the leader of a new stage of communist revolution.

Don't underestimate the importance of getting this exchange out broadly into society. Organize listening sessions in neighborhoods and dorms and raise funds for the BA Everywhere campaign. Get independent and college radio stations to rebroadcast it, with attribution to the PRI Smiley & West ShowPost links to the interview on blogs, Twitter, and other social media. Finally, send reports about what people say to  revolution.reports@yahoo.com and baeverywhere@gmail.com


Thursday, October 25, 2012

BA on Obama
"Let's Be Real Here: As Bad As Bush Was, In Many Ways Obama is Worse..."
This audio clip is from a recent talk by Bob Avakian, and is highly relevant going into the elections. Listen to it, play it for others, spread it.

UP DATE ON EMERGENCY FUNDRAISINGRB pic new
FOR REVOLUTION BOOKS

There is no other place, no other bookstore that fills such a great need.


Revolution Books has been on a 1 month emergency fund drive to raise $2,000 from Sept. 15-Oct. 15. People have stepped forward in many ways: sustaining, donating larger sums, volunteering, dropping off  used books and sidewalk sale items. Others bought books.  Friends have spread the word to co-workers. Many have seen the sign in our window and called to see how they can contribute. To all  who have contributed thank you. 

In the course of this drive, we have  already raised $970. This falls short of our current needs so more people need to step forward and become part of a expanding fundraising campaign and contributing right now in order to raise the remaining $1030.   

For RB to keep its doors open it will take $2,000 every month through sales, sustainers, fundraising events and donations.  In particular, people becoming sustainers play a huge role in meeting the emergency needs while also building a reliable base of financial support in an ongoing way.

At Stake:  
The world is a horror but something much better is possible - this is why it's important to support Revolution Books. It is a critical time historically where two opposite futures are possible. RB challenges conventional wisdom that this capitalist system is the best humanity can do.  People need to explore a new vision and strategy to change the world- while engaging books from Darwin to Danticat. Without Revolution Books- the world will be left as it is. We can not let that happen.      
   
youth at store What you can do right now:  
 1. Go to chicagorevolutionbooks.blogspot.com and sign up  to sustain RB  at $10-50 per month or make a onetime contribution. Donate 
2. Contribute in any way possible to the performance of The Fever by Wally Shawn, performed by David Shapiro this December. Help sell tickets, be part of a organizing committee or help publicize the event.
3. Help organize a holiday bazaar and party: Donate and sell art work, posters, jewelry, baked goods or other items.
4. Suggest author events, movies and discussions.
5. Become a volunteer, staff an hour or two, or a day. Your ideas and creativity need to be in the house! Work on window displays, research new books and expand various sections of our book selection. Everyone can contribute something.

As the sign in our window says

 YOU ARE NEEDED! SAVE REVOLUTION BOOKSsave rb


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Received from Chicago October 22nd Coalition.


OCTOBER 22, 2012
No More Stolen Lives!

Oct 22- No More Stolen Lives  
Oct 22 Logo
The 17th National Day of Protest
to Stop Police Brutality, Repression,
and the Criminalization of a Generation

WEAR BLACK-BLOW THE WHISTLE-BREAK THE SILENCE
MASS INCARCERATION + SILENCE = GENOCIDE

Chicago Area Meet-ups for Monday, October 22:
South Side: 1 pm 63 & Halsted
West Side: 3 pm Division & Pulaski
North Side: 3:30 pm Milwaukee, Division & Ashland

City Wide Convergence: 5 pm in front of the Cook County Courthouse/Cook County jail complex 2650 S. California Ave.
For more Info and to get involved:  312-933-9586  oct22.chicago@yahoo.com
     
October 22, 2012 needs to be a day marked by varied forms of determined resistancethat bring together those who bear the brunt of the brutality and murder this system enforces on the oppressed with people throughout society who don't want to live in a society where people face this kind of injustice because of the color of their skin or because of their country of origin.

October 22, 2012 has to be more than a day of protest as usual. It must be a day when our rage at the whole criminal "injustice" system in this country is manifested. A day when people go to the prisons and call for an end to mass incarceration. When there is mass political resistance against the institutions and officials involved in profiling Muslims, Arabs and South Asians and against those carrying out raids and deportations aimed at immigrants. People have to figure out the ways to creatively make our determination to end all this injustice real and powerful.

October 22, 2012: We face an emergency situation. The powers-that-be have unleashed their whole criminal "injustice" system to carry out an intensifying murderous assault on oppressed people across the country. Law enforcement treats whole generations of Black and Latino youth like criminals, guilty until proven innocent-if they can survive to prove their innocence. This approach is concentrated in policies like the NYPD's stop-and-frisk, under which almost 2,000 people, most of them Black or Latino and almost all of them doing absolutely nothing wrong, are subjected to harassment, disrespect, brutality and worse EACH AND EVERY DAY. And police departments across the country carry out the same kind of racial profiling.

Close to 2.4 million people are warehoused in prisons in the U.S. More than 80,000 of them are held in solitary confinement, subjected to conditions that fit the international definition of torture.

More than 5 million people who have already served their sentences and been released face discrimination when seeking work, are banned from living in public housing, can't get government loans and aren't allowed to vote.

All this adds up to tens of millions of people living their lives enmeshed in the web of the criminal justice system.
October 22, 2012:
Blow the Whistle on Police Brutality, Mass Incarceration,
Racial Profiling, Stop and Frisk
Whistles everywhere - Spread the resistance - No More Silence!!
Mass Incarceration + Silence = Genocide

WE SAY NO MORE STOLEN LIVES!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Cornel West interviews Bob Avakian on this week's   Avakian at Wall

Smiley & West show on Public Radio International.

Don't miss it!  Hear the entire segment here .

   

Millions of people are going to have a chance to hear Bob Avakian, leader of the movement for revolution whose vision and work hold out the hope and possibility for a whole new world for people all over the globe.

 

Get the word out. Organize listening parties with your friends. In Chicago listen to WBEZ-FM 91.5, Sunday 12pm CT.  Go to http://www.smileyandwest.com/stations/ for broadcast stations and times in other areas.  Embed it, link to it, post it everywhere, download the podcast and popularize it.  

 

Most of all, don't miss it!
Contribute to the bookstore in Chicago that is about engaging, and radically changing, the world ...Revolution Books Click below to make a contribution via PayPal.

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