Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Carl Dix on Django Unchained -Thursday 1/31, 7 pm

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Video clip of Carl Dix on Django Unchained 
followed by discussion 
Django Unchained has generated a lot of controversy. Spike Lee has called for a boycott of the film. Others have trashed it for portraying Black people as clowns, for its violence and for the many times the N-word is heard. These folk think this movie is terrible.
   

Carl Dix

Carl Dix says Django Unchained is a fine movie, one that people need to see! The brutal enslavement of Black people was a key part of the foundation for all the wealth and power of America.

The horrible reality of slavery in this country is something that has been hidden from view. This movie brings that horrible reality to light, without trying to justify it or prettify it.   

Join Revolution Books for a discussion of this movie; its significance; what it has to do with the criminalization, discrimination and inequality Black people confront today.

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A new talk by
Sunsara Taylor at Revolution Books NYC



"From the Global Epidemic of Rape  
to the Escalating Assault on Abortion Rights, 
The Future of Women Depends On Us!"

"The cold truth is that today there is not a single place on the planet where it is safe to be female. There is no place--on the street or in one's home, from Delhi to Congo to Ohio and everywhere else--where women and girls are not in danger of being raped. Where women and girls are not then blamed and devalued for being raped. Where women and girls are not told to "get over it" when they are raped. Where women are not reduced to breeders of children--shamed, coerced or forced into bearing children against their will. Where abortion and even birth control is not either illegal or seriously under attack. And let's be clear -- denying women abortion is like rape. It is the forcible control over women by a male-supremacist society."

And a new article from stop patriarchy blog! Read it here: "Reclaiming Abortion as a Fundamental Right: the Essential Alternative to Planned Parenthood's Politics of Capitulation" 
  
Scenes from: 

Roe v. Wade Anniversary - Week of Action

ABORTION ON DEMAND & WITHOUT APOLOGY! 
Defeat the War on Women! 
 

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abortion on demand

Roe v. Wade Anniversary - Week of Action
ABORTION ON DEMAND & WITHOUT APOLOGY!
Defeat the War on Women! 
Abortion and birth control are fundamental rights. Forcing women to have children against their will is a form of enslavement. And if women - half of humanity - are not free, then no one is free.
Yet, forty years after the right to abortion was won, this right is hanging by a thread. Abortion is more stigmatized than ever before. Women are shamed and harassed for seeking abortions. Abortion is not available in nearly 90% of U.S. counties. Despite a "pro-choice" president, recent years have seen record numbers of anti-abortion restrictions across the country; 92 restrictions were passed in 2011 under Obama, shattering the previous record of 34 restrictions passed in 2005 under Bush. Doctors are stalked, terrorized and killed for providing abortions.
It is time to turn the tide. 
Fetuses are NOT babies! 
Abortion is NOT murder! 
Women are NOT incubators!

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 Watch our blog at stoppatriarchy.tumblr.com for reports from DC & SF on the ground throughout the week. We will also report the vision and plans we develop at our Emergency Summit to take this struggle even higher in March for International Women's Day.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tonight: Join filmmakers Ines Sommer and Kathy Berger for 
Beneath the Blindfold

January 17, Thursday, 7 pm film showing and discussion 

 

"Where are the voices of torture survivors? As the new film Zero Dark Thirty opens in movie theaters across the country and despite the extensive media coverage of abuse at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay*, it is worth noting that the voices of torture survivors are rarely included in any of the public discussions about the use of torture. But without their stories, torture remains abstract, a practice that happens to people we neither know nor care about.  They become statistics, their human suffering easily ignored."

      $10.00 donation for support of beneath the blindfold and Revolution Books

 

Four Survivors, One Truth: This Should Not Happen To Anyone

 

*   January 11, 2013 is the 11th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.  

 BA projection croppedSaturday, 1/19, 7-9 pm   
An Evening of Wine and Dessert 

A Benefit for
BA Everywhere... Imagine the Difference It Can Make
 
Drop in anytime between 7 and 9 pm
Have a glass of wine, and sample the delicious baked goods for sale.
Click here to find out more about the campaign
and some of the many ways you can be part of this weekend's fundraising effort.

Friday, January 11, 2013


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 REVOLUTION BOOKS LISTENING PARTY 
5 PART SERIES EVERY SUNDAY 4pm 

BEGINNING  SUNDAY 1/13, 4pm


Listen live on Friday, 1/11, at www.kpfk (Los Angeles, 90.7 FM, 10-11 AM PST) or download from archives at www.kpfk.org  

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Revolution Books would like to thank all of you who attended The Fever.
On Dec 14 and 15. David Shapiro's powerful performance of Wallace Shawn's play The Fever played to full houses at Chicago's Trap Door Theatre. This benefit for Revolution Books brought together actors, musicians, artists, professors, students, revolution club members, social justice activists, ex-prisoners and many friends and families. 

The success of The Fever represents a important highpoint for RB fundraising campaign and one that we need to build on. This was a huge leap for RB and reflects the potential for doing other cultural and literary events that speak to the big questions reverberating in society. If you have ideas on other possible venues for this play, let us know.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January 10, Thursday, 7 PM Author Appearance 
 Rabbi Brant Rosen author of
wrestling
Wrestling in the Daylight: 
A Rabbi's Path to Palestinian Solidarity

Rosen's book is a journey of a rabbi who moves from believing in liberal Zionism, to questioning it to eventually abandoning it, in favor of humanist values of equality for all, irrespective of religion...Rosen gently tries to bring readers...to view Israel and Zionism from the standpoint of its victims...to abandon the oft-repeated excuses for Israel but to question whether Zionism benefits anyone.
Diana Buttu, legal scholar and former advisor to the PLO negotiators

Rabbi Brant Rosen serves a congregation in Evanston and is currently the co-chair of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council.


January 17, Thursday, 7 pm film showing and discussion 
Join filmmakers for a showing of  
Beneath the Blindfold

"Where are the voices of torture survivors? As the new film Zero Dark Thirty opens in movie theaters across the country and despite the extensive media coverage of abuse at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay*, it is worth noting that the voices of torture survivors are rarely included in any of the public discussions about the use of torture. But without their stories, torture remains abstract, a practice that happens to people we neither know nor care about.  They become statistics, their human suffering easily ignored."
from the "beneath the blindfold" web site

      $10.00 donation for support of beneath the blindfold and Revolution Books 

Four Survivors, One Truth: This Should Not Happen To Anyone

*   January 11, 2013 is the 11th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.  
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