Saturday, June 30, 2012

July 8, Sunday - Benefit for the BAsics Bus Tour-7pm


 

ANNOUNCING THE BASICS BUS TOUR
KICKING OFF FROM NEW YORK CITY   
REVERBERATING ACROSS THE COUNTRY
BA Evertwhere Logo v2

Be Part of Taking the BAsics Bus Tour Higher

People have begun to volunteer and teams are beginning to be assembled to build for this leg of the tour. But in order to make this tour happen, and for it to reverberate across the country-many hundreds need to be involved nationally and in NY itself. $50,000 is needed to have a real impact-in this region... and across the country. The situation in the world is demanding that people know about Avakian's work, andBAE Bus backhave a chance to be part of the movement to bring a radically different world into being. This is a crying need-and if we are able to reach out far and wide, tap into the inspiration and excitement (see the statements of support at basicsbustour.tumblr.com) that the boldness of this bus tour has garnered, and organize cores of people to come together and raise the funds in broad and creative ways-this can be made possible.


Bus Tour Map NYCThermometer 7-1-12
BAsics is a book of quotations and essays from Bob Avakian - the revolutionary leader who has developed a new synthesis of communism. This Bus Tour is about putting this revolution on the map, spreading Avakian's work and involving people in BA Everywhere... Imagine the Difference It Could Make, a mass campaign to raise big money to project Bob Avakian's vision and works throughout society. YOU can be part of supporting this Tour and joining with others across the country in doing so. Follow and share this blog. Contact us at baeverywhere@gmail.com .

What You Can Do NOW
  • Contribute money. See info at thebobavakianinstitute.org, basicsbustour.tumblr.com, or revcom.us/BAfundcampaign on how to send money.
  • Reach out to others to let them know about the tour and the ways they can donate and be part of this movement in various ways.
  • Send a statement of support to baeverywhere@gmail.com and encourage others to do the same.
  • Follow the tour at basicsbustour.tumblr.com and twitter.com/baeverywhere.
  • If you're in the New York area and can provide housing or food for the volunteers, or know someone who can, email baeverywhere@gmail.com Get word out about the tour to everyone you know, especially in the New York area. If you know musicians, ask them to come join the tour for a day.
  • To be part of media outreach, online research, video editing, graphic design, and other aspects of the tour, write to baeverywhere@gmail.com.
DONATE GENEROUSLY!

On the BAsics Bus Tour blog find out more about the recent Southern leg of the Tour. Read and listen to Michael Slate's interviews with the people of Sanford:

" I Couldn't Put It Down: Getting Down to BAsics With the People of Sanford" 
by Michael Slate:

"... Virginia
quote No More Generations-eng"I met Virginia at the speak-out the BAsics Bus Tour held outside the Sanford Police Department. I spotted her driving past the rally a few times before she finally pulled over and parked. A few minutes later she got out of her car and began filming the speak-out with her phone... She told me later that it was anger, hope, and inspiration that kept her there. 'When I seen you all marching, I was like, there should be more people here, you know, I was like, wow. And then I seen other people stopping and I had stopped and that's why I came over because of the fact that I knew you all were doing something very good. It makes us feel good to know that people are standing together and they really care about what is going on here, and that you're on our side. So that means a lot for me.'"

BAE 1
Harlem Bus Tour Picnic
BAE 2
Detroit Mini Bus Tour June 23-25
BAE 3
Houston Open Mic











Find out what's happening around the country building for the BAsics Bus Tour and the BA Everywhere Campaign at
basicsbustour.tumblr.com
contact the tour at
BAeverywhere@gmail.com
917-741-6716
Don't miss the bus!


 YOU are needed  
for the success of An Evening of Music & Spoken Word:
We need to raise lots of funds at this Benefit for the BAsics Bus Tour, taking the work & vision of BA across NYC and the Northeast. Follow the bus tour at: basicsbustour.tumblr.com.

And raising lots of funds depends on YOU:

  • Invite your friends! Forward this email by clicking "Forward Email" at bottom
  • Pick up colored posters for the Benefit at Revolution Books to post at key locations
  • Buy tickets in advance. Get consignment tickets at Revolution Books to sell
  • Contribute your time. Volunteer to help at the door and with food/drinks  
  • Contribute your skills. For example, poets are needed for the Evening
  • Contribute items & services for the silent auction
  • Donate money to help the BAsics Bus Tour reach millions!

Contact the fundraising coordinator to get involved at: 312-860-8167 baeverywhereinchicago@yahoo.com


 DONATE YOUR ITEMS TO A GARAGE SALE  

FOR THE BAsics BUSdonation pic TOUR



(Garage Sale is July 7 Sat.10 am- 5pm,  

not at Revolution Books) 



We are counting on YOU for the success of the garage sale since it depends on enough quality items donated. Working electronics, appliances, furniture, clothes, and children's toys are especially needed.  



Summer Cleaning?  Moving? Donate items for the garage sale and ask others to do the same to raise funds to benefit the BAsics Bus Tour:



Drop items off at Rev Books during hours: Wed-Fri 2-7 pm, Sat 12 -7 pm Sun 12 -5pm.



Got an hour or two?  We need volunteers for pricing items, setting up, cleaning up or taking a shift in between.  Join in the fun, even if only for a short time.  Contact us now:  773-489-0930. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Be Part of the Chicago mini BAsics Bus Tour June 23 & 24BAsic quote #2      

Friday night: 7 pm be part of preparing material & getting oriented at Revoloution Books.

Saturday riding into the westside:
Car Caravan-Meet at the McDonalds at Western & Washington at 3:30 pm. Bring vehicles to be decorated. (Rides leaving from Revolution Books at 3:00 pm)

Sunday southside:
Meet at 2pm McDonalds at Lake Park Ave. & 52nd St. to tour Woodlawn, Jackson Park and 63rd St. Beach (Rides leaving from Revolution Books at 1:15 pm)

Hook up with our crew Saturday and Sunday as we range out across Chicago's west and southside, reaching out to those who are deeply discontented with what is going on in the world, and stirring up discussions and debate about the problem and solution. In bringing people BAsics 1:13, selling the book BAsics from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian, fundraising and decorating the car caravan route with BAsics posters we will raise sights on a critical question -- both enabling and compelling people to confront how bad things really are (there is denial, even among those who are being crushed by this system from all sides) and planting the pole of refusing to accept that things have to continue to be this way.

Other ways to be part of this effort: donate and pick up palm cards at Revolution Books and Frontline Books store 5206 S. Harper Ave in Hyde Park, 773-288-7718 and get them around.
For more information contact BAsics coordinator at:  312-860-8167 


Cornel West and Carl Dix on CAN TV
Channel 21
SAVE THE DATE JUNE 23, 8:30 pm 
CD CW UC event

Watch the Can TV channel 21 broadcast of Carl Dix and
Cornel West.  A remarkable event occurred at the University of Chicago May 7th titled:
 
In the Age of Obama...
Police Terror, Mass Incarceration,
No Jobs, Miseducation:
WHAT FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH?
A dialogue between Cornel West and Carl Dix .
(To View you must have cable TV
either Comcast, WOW or RNC)

On June 23, Saturday, 8:30 pm CAN TV channel 21 will be showing this powerful exchange. Over 1300 people came to hear this dialogue at University of Chicago on May 7th. If you missed it or were not able to get in, here is a tremendous opportunity to see and hear their presentations and question and answers that followed. 

Join us at REVOLUTION BOOKS to watch together and bring your friends. Or gather friends at your house and watch this amazing exchange.  
Other Cablecast dates,times and channels the dialogue will be aired on CAN TV:
Saturday, June 23, 8:30 PM Channel 21
Monday, June 25, 8:00 AM Channel 19
Wednesday, June 27, 12 PM, Channel 21
Tuesday, July 3, 8:00 AM, Channel 19
Friday, July 6, 12:00 PM,Channel 21


july 8 BA Benefit

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Changing the World with BAsics 1:13... No more Generat6ions-international pic
and Getting Ready for the Next Leg
of the
BAsics Bus Tour

 

Over the next several weeks, be one of hundreds taking part in the fundraising for the BAsics Bus Tour and distribution of many, many, many tens of thousands of copies of this quote from Bob Avakian at right.

 

 

 
 
Chicago Local Plans  
Pick up BAsics Pluggers at 
Revolution Books
  • Get this quote out in many different ways-with palm cards, posters, Revolution newspaper centerfolds, or YouTube clips (available at youtube.com/knowthebasics1). Pick up stacks of palm cards at Revoluton Books or Frontline Books (5206 S. Harper Ave. in Hyde Park, 773-288-7718). This effort is part of a major campaign to project BA's voice into every corner of society and to raise big funds to do so: BA Everywhere... Imagine the Difference It Could Make!
  • Be part of the mini BAsics bus tour plans in Chicago on the week end of June 22 -24. We will be on the west side and south side. Plans are in formation and your ideas are needed and welcome - stay tuned!
  • Save the date in Chicago for a cultural event/fundraiser around the theme of BAsics 1:13 on the week end of June 30 - July 1. Again plans are in formation and your ideas and participation are needed and welcome - stay tuned.
  •  
    Call the volunteer Coordinator to be part of this effort:
    312-860-8167

National Plans read more 

Reach out on the weekend of June 22-24

  • Boldly decorate a van or pickup and do your own mini bus tour. Go into areas where people need to know about Bob Avakian and BAsics. Saturate a neighborhood with palm cards and posters from Revolution newspaper... distribute BAsics and play excerpts from BA's Revolution talk and "All Played Out" on loudspeakers.
  • Organize cultural events around the theme of BAsics 1:13: art exhibits, spoken word events, music and more-and raise money!
  • Take pictures, video and report on your efforts... so we can let people all over the country know what is happening where you live and how people all over are joining in this nationwide campaign. Send pictures, video, and reports to baeverywhere@gmail.com and to Revolution newspaper at revolution.reports@yahoo.com.
  • Most of all, let's get people together and work together at every opportunity. And when we do get together share your experience with others, and know you're a part of a movement that is being born.  

 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

SAVE THE DATE JUNE 18 

BA Bus Tour 6-18 corey

 
Cornel West and Carl Dix on 
CAN TV Channel 21
SAVE THE DATE JUNE 23, 8:30 pm 
CD CW UC event


Watch the Can TV channel 21 broadcast of Carl Dix and  Cornel West. A remarkable event occurred at the University of Chicago May 7th titled:


In the Age of Obama...
Police Terror, Mass Incarceration,
No Jobs, Miseducation:
WHAT FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH?
A dialogue between Cornel West and Carl Dix 

On June 23, Saturday, 8:30 CAN TV channel 21 will be showing this powerful exchange. Over 1300 people came to hear this dialogue at UC on May 7th. If you missed it or were not able to get it in here is a tremendous opportunity to see and hear their presentations and question and answers that followed.  
Join us at REVOLTUION BOOKS to watch together and bring your friends. Or gather friends at your house and watch this amazing exchange.  
Check out the article in Revolution Newspaper #272 titled: 
"The dialogue between Cornel West and Carl Dix, "In the Age of Obama... Police Terror, Incarceration, No Jobs, Mis-education: What Future For Our Youth?" has had a profound impact wherever it has gone. Over the last year, very large crowds have attended at UCLA, UC Berkeley, and now the University of Chicago (U.C.), an elite private institution located in the midst of Chicago's Southside-the largest concentration of Black people in the U.S. U.C. is where president Obama taught constitutional law, and it is in Hyde Park, where Obama maintains his residence". (See "1300 Attend Chicago Dialogue between Cornel West and Carl Dix," Revolution #269, May 20, 2012, about the U.C. dialogue.)

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Friday, June 1, 2012

June 5: A Day of Justice for Trayvon
TRAYVON MARTIN
Wear Your Hoody

Protest Trayvon's Murder!

June 5 will be 100 days since George  Zimmerman, a vigilante, wannabe cop murdered Trayvon Martin. 100 days since Zimmerman racially profiled Trayvon, stalked him and gunned him down. Now we are being told that it’s time for us to get out of the streets and let the justice system work. This is BS! The system was working when it let Trayvon’s murderer go free. It took weeks of people all over the country taking to the streets in outrage to force the authorities to arrest Zimmerman and charge him for murdering Trayvon
People need to stay in the streets demand-ing justice for Trayvon. It will take continued mass resistance to have any chance to get justice in this case.

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