Wednesday, August 29, 2012

 Received from Revolution Newspaper

Statement Opposes Obama's Repressive Assault

Revolution received "A Call To Stand Together To Oppose The Obama Administration's Dangerous Assault On Fundamental Rights." It is posted for signatures at opposerepressionndaa.net. The initial signatories follow the statement.

According to Raymond Lotta, who helped initiate this statement, "Its purpose is to call attention, and summon resistance, to a dangerous trajectory of repressive acts and laws and to reaffirm a core principle: We cannot allow any one group or person to be singled out and targeted."

The immediate catalyst for the statement is the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) and the ruling of May 16 by Judge Katherine Forrest in U.S. District Court (NYSD) in response to the lawsuit Hedges et al. v Obama et al. The judge agreed with the plaintiffs (Hedges et al) that section 1021 of the NDAA, which allowed for indefinite detention, without charge or trial, of a vague category of people was unconstitutional --
-- and she imposed a temporary injunction blocking enforcement of the law. The ruling was a mainly positive one, but it also contains an erroneous and potentially harmful characterization of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA (RCP) and its Chairman, Bob Avakian. This has been protested in a legal brief. See "Brief Filed Objecting to Dangerous Mischaracterization of RCP, USA," Revolution #275, July 22, 2012. 

On August 7, a hearing was held by Judge Forrest to determine if the temporary injunction will become permanent. Lawyers for the plaintiffs (Hedges et al.) argued that the injunction should become permanent; lawyers for the defendants (Obama et al.) argued that the law should go into effect. Judge Forrest will now decide the matter. But even as she is deliberating, and it is not clear when her decision will come, the Obama administration has taken steps to appeal her May 16 ruling to the next federal appellate court. In short, the case is very much alive, and the harmful characterization is still in the court record.

All of this underscores the need for people to step up opposition to this highly repressive law and to have serious discussions with people about the dangers posed to Bob Avakian and the Revolutionary Communist Party by the mischaracterization in the May 16 ruling. And the statement needs to circulate widely and garner many more signatures.

To sign the call go toopposerepressionndaa.net.



What Humanity NeedsRevolution, and the New Synthesis of CommunismFront cover 276 BA Interview
Excerpts from An Interview with Bob Avakian

August 26, Sunday, 4 pm

Join us in a discussion of Bob Avakian's Interview now inRevolution Newspaper #276. Below are some questions that could help focus the discussion on Sunday.

1. What is BA's new synthesis of communism - where did it come from, what questions does it answer, and what difference does it make in fighting for fundamental change today?

2. What is there about the world we live in that makes leaders - especially those of the stature of BA - so essential and precious?

3. Why will the actions today of a relatively small core of "new initiators" be decisive in our ability to break through with revolution and get on the road to communism?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Friday August 24, 7 pm
Author Reading and Book Signing
 

If I Bring You Roses Author Marisel Vera 
If I Bring You Roses

 "If I Bring You Roses is more than a love story powerfully and insightfully told. It is also a story about how class and ethnic discrimination impact relationships between men and women.

The message is important; the writing is masterful...I highly recommend this book to readers interested in romance grounded in reality, in Latina culture, in civil and human rights for all people regardless of gender, race or ethnicity and to readers who are just interested in reading a really good, engrossing book." Midwest Book Review


marisel Vera
Marisel Vera grew up in the barrio in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood, where she  was raised by Puerto Rican emigrant parents.One of six children, she was the first in her family to earn a college degree: a BA in Journalism from Northern Illinois University 
.  
Join us in a discussion, book signing 
and refreshments Puerto Rican style   


 Received from World Can't WaitGregory Koger

Party & Celebration for Gregory!
Saturday, Aug. 25
Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn, Chicago
Doors Open 6 pm, Program Starts at 7!

 Music, Spoken Word, Poetry!
Raffle with Awesome Prizes!

$10 donation appreciated, no one turned away.

Friends, join us for an evening of celebration and determined resistance as we continue the nearly 3-year-long fight against the vindictive prosecution of Gregory Koger! His case is now before the Illinois Supreme Court, which may decide on whether they will hear the appeal or not at any moment. Come party and support him now.

We Say:
· Videotaping is not a crime!
· Stop the Vindictive Political Prosecution of Gregory Koger!
· Former prisoners who stand up against injustice and oppression should be supported, not repressed!
read more about it at his defense committee's website

Hosted by Ad Hoc Committee for Reason and Chicago World Can't Wait.
Endorsed by Chicago Women's Caucus for Art, Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund.

For more information, contact  AdHoc4Reason@gmail.com




women edge of time August 29, Wednesday 7 pm
Revolution Books Book Club

This month we will be reading from Marge Piercy's 

  Women on the Edge of Time.
  
Published in 1976, this book is a classic feminist novel and a bold, speculative look at the future.

Woman on the Edge of Time is often described as a feminist utopia, although it questions society's ability to achieve utopia. The reader comes to realize that it is the responsibility of present day individuals to change society's future.
  
Copies available at Revolution Books.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

 Discussion of Excerpts from An Interview with Bob Avakian
What Humanity Needs Revolution,
and the New Synthesis of Communism
  Front cover 276 BA Interview
August 18, Saturday, 3 pm

Join us in a engaging discussion of Bob Avakian's Interview now in Revolution Newspaper #276.  Here are some questions that could help focus the discussion on Saturday.

1. Why do we have to fight the power in order to transform the people for revolution?

2. What difference does it make that communism is a science?

3. What critical questions does BA's new synthesis answer in terms of how we get to communism? 

4. What is there about the world we live in that makes leaders - especially those of the stature of BA-so essential and precious?

5. Why will the actions today of a relatively small core of "new initiators" be decisive in our ability to break through with revolution and get on the road to communism? 

Everyone is welcome. Bring your hardest questions and concerns.
 


Thursday August 16, 7 pm  Author Reading and Book Signing
Lowell Thompson Author and Artist 
AFRICAN AMERICANS IN CHICAGO

"Here is the Black Chicago family album, of folks who made and never made the headlines, and pictures and stories of kinship and fellowship of African Americans leaving the violent, racist South and "goin' to Chicago" to find their piece of the American Dream. Because African American images have AfricanAmericansInChicago2been so historically stereotyped, debased,  distorted, or ignored, the images here act as evidence of our existence as real, dignified, positive, and sentient human beings". Lowell Thompson
lowell thompson
Lowell Thompson

Lowell is a Chicago based artist-writer and recovering adman.These days he uses his creativity (and ad agency savvy) to change America. The world may take a little longer"


Join us for discussion, book signing and refreshments. 
 

Friday August 24, 7 pm
Author Reading and Book Signing
 

If I Bring You Roses Author Marisel Vera 
If I Bring You Roses

 "If I Bring You Roses is more than a love story powerfully and insightfully told. It is also a story about how class and ethnic discrimination impact relationships between men and women.

The message is important; the writing is masterful...I highly recommend this book to readers interested in romance grounded in reality, in Latina culture, in civil and human rights for all people regardless of gender, race or ethnicity and to readers who are just interested in reading a really good, engrossing book." Midwest Book Review


marisel Vera
Marisel Vera grew up in the barrio in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood, where she  was raised by Puerto Rican emigrant parents.One of six children, she was the first in her family to earn a college degree: a BA in Journalism from Northern Illinois University 
.  
Join us in a discussion, book signing 
and refreshments Puerto Rican style   

women edge of time August 29, Wednesday 7 pm
Revolution Books Book Club

This month we will be reading from Marge Piercy's 

  Women on the Edge of Time.
  
Published in 1976, this book is a classic feminist novel and a bold, speculative look at the future.

Woman on the Edge of Time is often described as a feminist utopia, although it questions society's ability to achieve utopia. The reader comes to realize that it is the responsibility of present day individuals to change society's future.
  
Copies available at Revolution Books.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

looking forward women in grass
LOOKING AHEAD - AUGUST EVENTS  at REVOLUTION BOOKS  

August 11, Saturday time (TBA)
The Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic is the oldest and largest African-American parade in the United States. The thousands attending the Bud Billiken Parade need to hear this message:

"No more generations of our youth, here and all around the world, whose life is over, whose fate has been sealed, who have been condemned to an early death or a life of misery and brutality, whom 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: BAsics1:13)

They need to see a core of people who refuse to live with the world as it is. They need to learn about this leader who has charted a revolutionary path to a radically different and far better world. Everybody has something to contribute. Be part of making this happen. Contingent sponsored by Revolution Books. Meet up at 39th and MLK Drive. Call 773-489-0930 for contingent location and time for arrival.

August 16, Thursday, 7 pm
Book discussion of African Americans in Chicago (Images of America) with Lowell Thompson. Join us in a discussion with Lowell Thompson, author and artist.

August 24, Friday 7 pm
Book discussion on If I Bring You Roses with Marisel Vera. She wrote her novel to discover her Puerto Rican heritage. Books signing and refreshments.

August 29, Wednesday, 7 pm
Book of the month discussion: Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy. Get your book at Revolution Books.
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