Wednesday, September 26, 2012


sidewalk sale Donate to Revolution Books 
Sidewalk Sale
Sept 29-30 
Sat from 12- 7pm, Sun 12-5pm
  
For all those who long for a future worth fighting for; for those who see how critical Revolution Books is to playing a role in bringing a revolutionary movement into being; for people who value looking at the world without blinders on and scientifically and passionately engaging about real solutions to the horrors.  You need to play a role in fighting to keep the doors of RB open.  Be part of this! 

Donate household goods, furniture, computers/printers, art work, books, jewelry, toys, tools and other sale-able items. This is an important and crucial way to be a part of supporting RB.  Ask your friends to donate items, send this email around and let's raise $500 over this weekend.  

Call us to pick up donations at RB 773-489-0930, or drop by RB with you items during store time and we will gladly help you unload.  Call us to arrange drop off before 2pm on Friday.

Volunteer to help price, set-up sale- stay for a few hours or as long as you'd like .Call us if you are coming by Friday before 2pm to drop off yard sale items or to help get yard sale ready. Revolution Books needs you!
RB hours are Wed- Fri- 2-7 pm and Sat 12-7 pm, Sun- 12-5 pm

Monday, September 24, 2012

stop patriarchyCome to SlutWalk Chicago 
Saturday Sept 29 
Thompson Center Plaza 11:30am Randolph and Clark
            Join the Stop Patriarchy Contingent
If you hate the way that women are not only raped but then blamed and shamed for being raped...
If your blood boils at the knowledge of millions of women bought and sold and abused and degraded in the global sex industry...
If you want to puke when you hear Christian fascists moralizing that women should "keep their legs closed" and you want to scream when you hear of another abortion clinic being attacked, another doctor being stalked, another law restricting women's right to birth control or abortion being passed...

If you are infuriated by how pornography has become more violent, more degrading, more cruel, and more humiliating towards women even as it has become more and more mainstream...
If you are sick of the way women have been trained to hold their tongues, suppress their rage, and remain silent in the face of this all-out war against their lives and their humanity...
ALL THIS MUST BE STOPPED!
* RESIST THE CULTURE OF RAPE AND PORNOGRAPHY
* STAND UP FOR ABORTION RIGHTS
 Facebook, post, twitter this event 
 Bring signs, banners & noisemakers. 
Our voices will be heard!
For information: Revolution Books, 1103 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL, 773-489-0930, revbookschi@yahoo.com.  Call RB to help organize Stop Patriarchy Contingent and get fliers, stickers and T-shirts. 


sidewalk sale Donate to Revolution Books 
Sidewalk Sale
Sept 29-30 
Sat from 12- 7pm, Sun 12-5pm
  
For all those who long for a future worth fighting for; for those who see how critical Revolution Books is to playing a role in bringing a revolutionary movement into being; for people who value looking at the world without blinders on and scientifically and passionately engaging about real solutions to the horrors.  You need to play a role in fighting to keep the doors of RB open.  Be part of this! 

Donate household goods, furniture, computers/printers, art work, books, jewelry, toys, tools and other sale-able items. This is an important and crucial way to be a part of supporting RB.  Ask your friends to donate items, send this email around and let's raise $500 over this weekend.  

Call us to pick up donations at RB 773-489-0930, or drop by RB with you items during store time and we will gladly help you unload.  Call us to arrange drop off before 2pm on Friday.

Volunteer to help price, set-up sale- stay for a few hours or as long as you'd like .Call us if you are coming by Friday before 2pm to drop off yard sale items or to help get yard sale ready. Revolution Books needs you!
RB hours are Wed- Fri- 2-7 pm and Sat 12-7 pm, Sun- 12-5 pm

Monday, September 17, 2012

youth at store
 Dear Friends, 

This is urgent:  Revolution Books needs to raise $2,000 by October 15 to pay rent and other essentials. You can contribute by making a direct donation and by supporting the fundraising projects outlined below. With fresh winds of resistance blowing, and the beginnings of a movement for revolution being built, Revolution Books' work is more important than ever. RB is where you go to engage big questions about why the world is the way it is and how it could be radically changed. It's where you go to find the books and hear the authors, and where you go to get into the work of Bob Avakian and his new synthesis of communism. 

The emergency plan to raise $2000 by October 15 includes $1000 in direct donations. You can also donate by credit card over the phone, drop by RB, or mail us a check. To help meet the Oct. 15 goal, and at the sametime help build a reliable base of ongoing financial support, to become a monthly sustainer. Our goal is to get 10 new monthly sustainers by October 15. When you donate $50 or more, or become a monthly sustainer, you will become a Friend of Revolution Books and receive a 10% discount on all purchases. Click button now to donate or sustain.  
Donate     


Sept. 29-30 Sidewalk Sale.  This sidewalk sale at RB aims to raise $500.  Bring donated items to RB during business hours, or call 773.489-0930 to arrange pick-up. Also, keep on donating and buying books at RB's used book sale which has raised hundreds of dollars this summer.  
marisel vera
Marisel Vera, author

Finally, RB is excited to announce a benefit performance of Wallace Shawn's The Fever by David Shapiro in December. Advance tickets will be on sale soon.  Get loved ones and friends a memorable holiday gift that will go on giving by supporting RB.

There are ways everyone can contribute to meet this emergency. Donate funds, sidewalk sale items or books. Buy FEVER tickets ($20). Volunteer to work on the 9/29-30 sidewalk sale, or be part of the team organizing The FEVER benefit. Or raise funds in the ways you know how to do, and share ideas and experience with RB staff. 

Be part of saving Revolution Books!

 Warm regards, 
All of the staff at Revolution Books   

Saturday, September 15, 2012

9/27 7PM AUTHOR EVENT/BOOK SIGNING

Bad Teacher2   
Kevin K. Kumashiro
BAD teacher!
How Blaming Teachers
Distorts the Bigger Picture

September 27, Thursday, 7 PM   

Kevin Kumashiro is a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education, and president-elect of the National Association for Multicultural Education.He is the author of BAD Teacher! and The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right Has Framed the Debate on America's Schools.

"Bad Teacher! is oh-so-smart and timely.... This book  attacks head-on the ragged patchwork of 'school reform' that  has left us without even the vocabulary to frame what's gone wrong." --Patricia J. Williams, Columbia Law School 

Friday, September 7, 2012

BLOW THE WHISTLE!!

 Revolution Books received the email below. 9/13 organizing kits are available at Revolution Books. Following Blow The Whistle actions on 9/13, come to Revolution Books from 6-8pm to share food and music, celebrate people across the country standing up to fight the power, and get ready to take it higher. 
    

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 13, 5pm 
  BLOW THE WHISTLE
On Police Brutality and Murder, Racial Profiling, and the Pipeline Leading To Mass Incarceration
 
... To the youth and students tired of knowing every time you leave your house you might be harassed by cops...

... to parents who fear that no matter what you tell your kids about surviving an encounter with the cops it won't be enough to keep them safe...

... to Black and Latino people, youngsters or a little older, racially targeted for mass incarceration in the era of the "New Jim Crow"... to all the former prisoners discriminated against even after they've served their sentences and to all the families and loved ones of people ensnared in the criminal "injustice" system....

...to anyone and everyone concerned about the future for young people and concerned about the future of humanity...

BE PART OF LAUNCHING A NATIONWIDE PROJECT ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13: BLOW THE WHISTLE ON POLICE BRUTALITY AND MURDER, ON RACIAL PROFILING, AND THE PIPELINE LEADING TO MASS INCARCERATION! Police murder, brutality and harassment are a fact of life for millions of people all across the U.S., especially young people and Black and Latino people.    
    
In New York, on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, thousands will BLOW THE WHISTLE and organize determined resistance to "Stop and Frisk" - the policy of racial profiling that police enforce all across the country, racial profiling that serves as a pipeline to mass incarceration - the 2.4 million people warehoused in prisons throughout the U.S.

ORGANIZE in your neighborhood; at your school; at your church, your union or political group - with flyers, banners and WHISTLES declaring our determination to BLOW THE WHISTLE on the slow genocide this system is inflicting on the people.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, from New York to California, in cities large and small across the U.S., we will build on the resistance that's developing and BLOW THE WHISTLE on it all.

Contact 312-933-9586
Get your ORGANIZING KIT with copies of LEAFLET and WHISTLES to spread to everyone in your school, neighborhood, church, union and political group.
BLOW THE WHISTLE! ACTIONS:
In Chicago
Chicago South Side
Corner of 63rd & Halsted, 5pm
Chicago West Side
Corner of Division & Pulaski, 5pm
Wicker Park/West Town
The triangle where Milwaukee, Division & Ashland meet, 5pm

Make your plans now. Students going into and coming out of school... people in neighborhoods where cops sweat people 24-7: blow your whistles! Get your friends together, and if you see the cops harassing the people: blow your whistles!

Mass Incarceration + Silence = Genocide
National: The Stop Mass Incarceration Network c/o P.O. Box 941 Knickerbocker Station New York, NY 10002-0900  
Phone:866/841-9139 X 2670     Email: stopmassincarceration@gmail.com
Web: www.stopmassincarceration.org     Twitter: @StopMassIncNet

Other Resources:    
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