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

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 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

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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
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