Tuesday, July 24, 2012

 CABARET PARTY 2
 July 27 Friday 7pm
Cabaret Rent Party

Humanity Needs Revolution.
Revolution Books Needs You Now.

Join us for a evening of music and refreshments all in support of Revolution Books.
There are real stakes in ensuring that Revolution Books continues as the place where people can find the books and the deep engagement about why the world is the way it is and the possibility of a radically different way the world could be. 
Donations $10.00, sliding scale for youth and students. 

Needed: Volunteers, musicians, and spoken word poets-call 773-489-0930 if you would like to be part of this event supporting Revolution Books. +++



July 26 Thursday 7pm 
Discussion on Egypt

masses in egyptEgypt's Presidential Election: 
Emancipation Not on the Ballot 
by Larry Everest
and Statement from Bob Avakian  
Egypt 2011: Millions Have Heroically Stood Up...The Future Remains to Be Written 
from Revolution Newspaper.

Bring your thoughts, questions and concerns.


Egypt's Presidential Election:
Emancipation Not on the Ballot by Larry Everest
Sixteen months after the Egyptian people rose up and drove the hated U.S. puppet Hosni Mubarak from power, the country has elected a new president. On Sunday, June 24, a week after the June 16-17 run-off voting, Egypt's Constitutional Committee named Mohammed Morsi of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood the winner over former general Ahmed Shafik. Shafik was the candidate backed by Egypt's military which has run the country for the last 52 years.

The U.S. government and media called the vote Egypt's "first free and fair election." The Brotherhood, Egypt's military, and the U.S.-which had been closely involved in these events-all praised the outcome as a victory for "democracy," the transition from military rule to civilian control, and a big step toward fulfilling the aspirations of Egypt's 90 million people and completing their "revolution."

Egypt's vote may have served the agenda of the defenders of Egypt's intolerable social order, including the U.S., at least for now. But for the Egyptian people, it will not bring or open up possibilities for any meaningful change. Instead it is but another maneuver to keep the chains of oppression firmly around their necks. (read more)  (from Larry Everest - Revolution #274, July 8, 2012)



EGYPT 2011: MILLIONS HAVE HEROICALLY STOOD UP...THE FUTURE REMAINS TO BE WRITTEN
A Statement By Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

Friday, July 20, 2012

 Sat. July 21 Fundraising Barbeque for

BA bus tour logo

bbq ribs 11:00 AM until...

Garfield Park - directly off the
Green Line El Stop at
Lake Street and Central Park

  

Menu: Ribs and Wings + Side Dishes  $10 per adult plate, families welcome.

Child's plate: hotdog, chips and pop (for donation)

 

Delivery is available on the westside for orders of $20 or more. You can also order plates to be picked up at Revolution Books at 1:00 PM. 

 

To place orders

Call BA Everywhere-Chicago at 312-860-8167. Tell them if you will be coming to Garfield Park, or want delivery, or will be getting your plate at Revolution Books.
 If you do not pre-order, call 312-860-8167 before coming to the barbeque to make sure plates are still available.  

 

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! BAE  Bus

Sell tickets for plates to friends, spread the word, or volunteer at Garfield Park. Call coordinator at 312-860-8167.
Our goal is to raise at least $800 from selling plates, and also to raise additional funds through donations from people who see the importance of this effort to help the BAsics Bus Tour take its message to people like us in California, the Deep South, and now New York City.

     

Barbeque is part of the campaign to raise big bucks for
BA Everywhere... Imagine the Difference It Could Make!

For more information on the BAsics Bus Tour, to follow it online
as it rolls through and around New York City, or to donate, go to:
basicsbustour.tumblr.com.

Funds raised at Garfield Park Barbeque will go to supporting the BAsics Bus Tour.  This barbeque fundraiser is inspired by BAsics 1:13 quote:

"No more generations of our youth, here and all over the world, whose life is over, whose fate has been sealed who have been condemned to an early death or a lifetime of misery and brutality who the system has destined for oppression and oblivion even before they are born. I say NO MORE of that."
-Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA



USED BOOK SALE  REMINDER
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 
Save Revolution Books 
July 21-22    Sat Noon-7 pm    Sun Noon-5pm

This weekend is a crucial time to raise funds for BOTH the BAsics Bus Tour and for Revolution Books. The BAsics Bus Tour needs to raise $28,000 over the next 2 weeks and Westside residents are organizing the Garfield Park barbeque to help meet this need. Also, Revolution Books needs to raise hundreds of dollars at our used book sale in order to stay open. Everyone can contribute to these projects in some way. 
  • Order plates for you and friends. (Remember-you can pick up your plates at Garfield Park OR Revolution Books.)
  • Volunteer at RB Sat. or Sun. and help run the book sale and sell BBQ plates. Call 773.489.0930. 
  • Contribute used books for the book sale. Bring by or call 773.489.0930.  
  • Donate online now at basicsbustour or Chicago Revolution Books blog.
  • Just come over, eat and buy books! (Don't forget to pre-order plates.)
Garfield Park is only 3.5 miles away from RB, yet light years away in social distance from the neighborhoods where many RB customers live. The Westside residents organizing the BBQ benefit were inspired by Bob Avakian's BAsics quote 1:13 - "No more generations of our youth..." (above). RB is also dedicated and working to make that "No more generations..." declaration real.




Sunday July 29 2-3:30 pm


BAsics Bus Tour Logo   The Historic Pullman walking tour 
A Benefit for the BAsics Bus Tour 

Our Guide: Tom Shepherd, Labor Historian,
Activist, and Pullman Resident


  Tickets $15/person. For reservations/tickets/carpooling: 
call 312-860-8167 or email July29tour@gmail.com.
  To get a ride leaving from/returning to Revolution Books,
call 773.489.0930.

We'll stroll within the 4 square blocks of the Historic District for roughly 1 1/2 hours before stopping for refreshments and discussion.   

Friday, July 13, 2012


July 19, Thurs.7 pm  Discussion at Revolution Books 
50 Shades of Grey: Bad for Women! Bad for Sex!


50 shades of greyMillions of copies of this book have been sold and everyone has been buzzing about what it means that women are attracted to this fantasy.

This is harmful!
 
It's bad for sex - at a time when more space needs to be opened up for people to imagine and experience the full richness of what sex can be between mutually respectful and equal partners, this book pushes people to get over their discomfort and wallow in sex as degradation and enslavement.
 
NOTE: You do not have to have read the book to participate!  All thoughts are welcome. Come join this stimulating discussion.

 Saturday July 21 Fundraising Barbeque for
BA bus tour logo



11:00am - until ?
Garfield Park by the Lake Street and 
Central Park El stop on the Green line
bbq chicken
(Delivery av ailable for orders of $20 or more)
bbq ribsMenu:Ribs and Wings + Side Dishes
Join us for a plate: $10 per adult plate, families welcome. 
Child's plate: hotdog, chips and pop
(for a donation)
Our goal is to raise at least $800 and a challenge for matching funds   
  Part of the campaign to Get BA Everywhere...
 Imagine the Difference It Could Make - Raise Big Bucks
Give us a way to contact you or call the Volunteer Co-ordinator at 312-860-8167 or Revolution Books: 773-489-0930 (read more)

Sunday July 29 2-3:30 pm
Bus Tour logo small
 The Historic Pullman walking tour 
A Benefit for the BAsics Bus Tour 
basicsbustour.tumblr.com                                revcom.us 
Our Guide: Tom Shepherd, Labor Historian, Activist, and Pullman Resident
Tickets $15/person For reservations/tickets/carpooling: 

312-860-8167 or email July29tour@gmail.com

We'll stroll within the 4 square blocks of the Historic District for roughly 1 1/2 hours before stopping for refreshments and discussion. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


 BA bus tour logo
JOIN US FOR A SEND-OFF CELEBRATION FOR VOLUNTEERS
GOING ON THE BAsics BUS TOUR FROM THE Chicago AREA
Thursday, July 12, 7-8:30pm @ Revolution Books
The Basics Bus Tour...fresh off its southern leg in May, will be heading out in mid-July from New York City! This celebration, one of many being held all over the country, is a way for people who can't come as volunteers to get on the bus in spirit, sending their statements of
support and contributions to make this tour happen.
 Quotes that are theme of this leg of the bus tour:
"American Lives Are Not More Important Than Other People's Lives."
 
     -BAsics 5:7 
 
 
"Internationalism-The Whole World Comes First."
 
     -BAsics 5:8

Share your thoughts with us at the sendoff.Come and learn more about the BAsics Bus Tour and the impact it has been having all over the country and volunteer to support it.  
Follow the bus tour at basicsbustour.tumblr.com  

Monday, July 9, 2012

50 Shades of Grey: Bad for Women! Bad for Sex!
50 shades of grey
Discussion at Revolution Books 
July 19, Thurs.7 pm

50 Shades of Grey portrays a virginal college grad falling for a stunningly wealthy, controlling, powerful and troubled man who insists on totally owning her and getting off while hurting her with riding whips, chains, paddles and violently degrading sex. Despite her tears, deep isolation and confusion she comes to find this fulfilling and enjoyable.
 
Millions of copies of this book have been sold and everyone has been buzzing about what it means that women are attracted to this fantasy.
In reality, the attraction to this "fantasy" is not shocking. It's only different by a matter of degree from the common romance novel or fairy tail that women have been indoctrinated with their whole lives: a young, virginal and insecure woman somehow attracts a man who she "doesn't deserve." He is powerful, jealous, moody and controlling. She is frightened, but the more she submits the more she sees abuse is just how he shows his love. Finally, she is made "worthy" because he wants to possess her.
 
The only thing new this time is that she has to sign a contract that refers to her as "The Submissive" and he buys her platinum and diamond jewelry to cover her bruises.
 
This is harmful!
 
It is bad for women - at a time when, under the guise of "post-feminism" women are once again being pushed to embrace the role of "breeder" or "sex object," this book reinforces and makes appealing the idea that women should be owned and controlled by men.
 
It's bad for sex - at a time when more space needs to be opened up for people to imagine and experience the full richness of what sex can be between mutually respectful and equal partners, this book pushes people to get over their discomfort and wallow in sex as degradation and enslavement.
 
NOTE: You do not have to have read the book to participate!  All thoughts are welcome. Come join this stimulating discussion.
 





                    DONATE USED BOOKS
             FOR SALE AT REVOLUTION BOOKS
JULY 21-22
 SAT 12 noon to 7 pm 
SUN 12 noon to 5pm
 When you buy your books at Revolution Books, you make it possible to save and expand the bookstore that opens to people the possibility of a radically different way the world could be.
Revolution Books offers the engagement with authors and ideas that matter at prices people can afford. Be a part of keeping Revolution Books doors open- donate used books, tell friends to come by,  volunteer for an hour or more at the sale. Our gently used books are some of the best and current titles.

To donate books drop by from Wed-Fri 2 pm to 7pm or come the day of the sale.
Your donations makes a difference!
We made several hundred dollars from donated used books at  Printers Row Lit Fest.
 
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