Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Revolution Books & Wicker Park Public  Library present

Winner of the 2012 PEN/Bellwether Prize
for Socially Engaged Fiction
 Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum
May 29, Wednesday 6-8 pm
Wicker Park Public Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave

Author reading, book signing and refreshments

"The characters in  Good Kings Bad Kings  made me laugh over and over again, and cry, and cheer. This is fiction at its best. The story's sharp eye allows no one to take shelter, and it doesn't flinch; it is simply and breathtakingly honest. A stunning accomplishment." -BARBARA KINGSOLVER

This powerful and inspiring debut is the 2012 winner of Barbara  Kingsolver's PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.  Told in alternating perspectives by a varied and vocal cast of  characters, Nussbaum's novel pulls back the curtain to reveal the complicated and punishing life inside the walls of an institution (set on Chicago's South Side) for juveniles with disabilities.

susan nussbaumPlaywright SUSAN NUSSBAUM's works have been produced at many theaters. In 2008 she was cited by the Utne Reader as one of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" for her work with girls with disabilities. Nussbaum lives in Chicago. This is her first novel.

Contact: Revolution Books for more information

773-489-0930 0or revbookschi@yahoo.com
Contact: Kelly Bowen, Publicity Director for press
                             919-913-3865 * E-mail: kelly@algonquin.com
Release date Date: MAY 28, 2013 and available at the author event.

BAE Conference - RNC Table in NYC  
Summer 2013: Taking BA Everywhere,  
Raising Funds and Making a Difference  
 Join BA Everywhere Organizing Conference 
Saturday, June 1, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
at Revolution Books
1103 N. Ashland Ave* Chicago 

To all who are fed up-who just can't look the other way when thousands who make our clothes are crushed or burned to death in Bangladesh; when U.S. drones incinerate people across the planet; when women are degraded, brutalized and their fundamental right to control their own bodies is taken away; and when millions of Black and Latino youth are locked away for decades and tortured in U.S. prisons ... to all who wish and dream that life and the world could be another way, there is a campaign for you to take up this summer that will make a very big difference.   
DVD $15 
 Come to a conferenceon Saturday, June 1,from 1:00 - 5:00 PM [one of several conferences happening across the country that weekend] and find out how you can be a part of wrangling to forge exciting plans to raise big funds to spread the work and leadership of Bob Avakian--BA--far and wide this summer, from deep into the hoods and barrios, to music and theater festivals, wealthy vacation areas, and many other places. keep reading (from May 26, 2013 | RevolutionNewspaper | revcom.us)  

* Take Blue Line to Division-Ashland stop. Go 1 block south.  

Thursday, May 16, 2013

  The Oppression of Women: Bound Up With This System...
a Driving Force for Revolution
Sunday, May 19 5 -7 pm 
*How did the oppression of women begin?
*What is the real source of women's   oppression? 
*How can we create a world without rape?
*How does women's oppression relate to the other horrors of this imperialist system?
This chapter is part of the film BA Speaks: Revolution Nothing Less! which is a recent talk by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, where these and other questions are addressed. Come watch the film and be a part of this exciting discussion afterward. The entire film is being show chapter by chapter every Sunday night at Revolution Books. For more information call 773-489-0930.

After the discussion members of the initiative to Stop Patriarchy: End Pornography and the Enslavement of Women will be available to discuss the upcoming Summer Offensive to stand up for abortion on demand without apology and challenge the current epidemic of rape culture.

Thursday May 23, 7 pm Film Screening  
Academy Award Nominee  -
Best Documentary Feature
An investigative and powerfully emotional documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military, the institutions that perpetuate and cover up its existence, and its profound personal and social consequences

While the Department of Defense claims to have a "Zero Tolerance Policy," the numbers of sexual assault occurrences within the U.S. military have continued to rise.
  • Since 2006, more than 95,000 service members have been sexually assaulted in the U.S. military
  • More than 86% of service members do not report their assault
  • Less than five percent of all sexual assaults are put forward for prosecution, and less than a third of those cases result in imprisonment
Stay for a informal discussion
Co-sponsored by Revolution Books and Stop Patriarchy
Donation to support Revolution Books
Received from World Can't Wait Chicago ChapterWCW logo chicago
May 17 This Friday, 4 pm *
Federal Plaza (Adams & Dearborn) *
Rally to Shut Down Guantanamo NOW! 
Stand with the courageous men at Guantanamo starving for justice.
Procession in orange jumpsuits up State Street
Closing poetry at Daley Plaza

As the Guantánamo prisoners' hunger strike reaches 100 days, their message - their agony - calls out to every person in America. The torture program that the Bush regime set up is still operational today. To say NO to that, the prisoners remaining at Guantánamo have put their lives on the line. 
When your government is committing great crimes, people of conscience bear the responsibility to stand up, speak out, and call out criminals and enablers alike.
Abu Graib pic
What can we do? Friends, we can refuse to tolerate in silence the "living hell" of the prison at Guantánamo. We can refuse to tolerate hideous torture -- and all the related Bush-to-Obama sliding scale crimes that go with it, from rendition to targeted assassination "kill lists" and drone warfare. We can refuse to accept endless excuses including Obama's latest remarks about "wanting" to close Guantanamo. But we must make our refusal massive and make it heard, seen, and felt.

The World Can't Wait - Close Guantánamo Now Initiative
And right now, sign and donate as generously as you can
to publish this full-page message in the New York Times.

Join Glenn Greenwald, Eve Ensler, Wallace Shawn, Tom Morello, Junot Diaz, Mark Ruffalo, many dedicated Guantanamo lawyers, and hundreds of other people of conscience to publish this powerful statement as a full-page ad in the New York Times!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Humanity Needs Revolution.  Revolution Books Needs You!

outside rb
Cost to run RB - $2200 monthly
Revolution Books needs to raise $1000 by the beginning of June to pay essential expenses and remain functioning. There's an urgent need and a critical role you can play to get RB over this hurdle and go into the summer stronger, putting it on a firmer financial footing and expanding its reach.
 You Need to Be Part of This.

Revolution Books is like no other place in Chicago. People dig into where the emergencies humanity faces stem from and how they can be tackled through revolution.Bengladesh Rev Newsp Cover
Whether the calculated, profit-driven slaughter of 1000 mainly women workers in Bangladesh, the Guantanamo torture camp or California solitary confinement cells, or new milestones in polluting the atmosphere and fueling climate change, the world is a horror.  But it does not have to remain that way and this is precisely why RB exists.

There is no place else, no other bookstore, in Chicago that is a center of a movement for revolution which is  
working to fundamentally change the world and emancipate humanity. Today is a moment when this alternative much reverberate much more broadly throughout society and connect with suffering, anguished and often rebelling humanity.  

Everyone who supports RB can contribute

Printers Row Lit Fest 2012 okay
Booth at Printers Row $550.00
1. Become a sustainer to provide a reliable footing on which to survive and grow.
2.  Donate now
3.  Contribute items for May 25 fundraising sidewalk sale. Call 773.489.0930 for pick-up.   
4.  Volunteer an hour or a day to make these events successful.  
5.  Support RB Used Book Sale.$200 has been raised over the last weeks and sale will continue through the June 8-9 
6.  Printers Row Lit Fest.   Printers Row is a key event for RB including financially.  Your donations of books can make a real difference, especially at this time.  Be part of the RB team at Printers Row. 

Finally, turn friends onto RB. For those who walk by RB, stop in and see how you can contribute to keeping the doors open.  
1103 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
773.489.0930 revbookschi@pobox.com
Go to Chicago Revolution Books blog for upcoming events.

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Buy a copy (and 1 for a friend at 15% discount) of Good Kings Bad Kings
 (available only at RB before the official May 28 release date). Get it signed at May 29, 6-8pm book release event for Barbara Kingsolver's PEN/Bellwether prize winning author Susan Nussbaunat the Wicker Park Public Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Good Kings Bad Kings

Wed May  22 6 pm
Volunteers meeting
Let's put our heads together about saving RB. We'll talk about fundraising, the May 29

Good Kings Bad Kings book release event, and summer plans to make RB a vibrant, growing center for building a movement for revolution.

Small investment -big impact!$150 is needed to paint RB's shutter. Artists have volunteered to help design and paint the shutter, which will be seen by thousands of motorists and pedestrians every week.

Donate Office Items
Book Shelves, Flat Screen TV or monitor, cafe tables, printer.

Donate  Skills
Design and layout
Quick Books tutorial
Musicians for Parties  

Style this summer with  
T-shirts from RB 

porno t-shirt

Monday, May 13, 2013

Received from Stop Mass Incarceration Network - Chicago Chapter 
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Mass Meeting to Launch
Stop Mass Incarceration Network - Chicago Chapter
Monday, May 20, 2013 6:00 pm 
Revolution Books, 1103 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago  
(Just south of Division Blue Line stop)

On Monday, May 20th, Stop Mass Incarceration Network - Chicago Chapter will present apanel discussion featuring Clyde Young, revolutionary communist and former prisoner, and
Gregory Koger, a revolutionary communist and former prisoner who spent many years in solitary confinement.
If a live stream of the dialogue between Cornel West and Carl Dix, Mass Incarceration + Silence = Genocide: Act to STOP It Now! is available, we will launch the Stop Mass Incarceration - Chicago chapter by watching that.

Bring your friends and family. Act to stop mass incarceration now! 
CWCD Flyer
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is building a movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality; and the racially biased policies
 and practices of the police, the courts and the U.S. legal system; and to support the rights of prisoners and the formerly incarcerated. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a project of the Alliance for Global Justice. We call on all to join us to launch the Chicago chapter of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network.

For more information contact Revolution Books: 773.489.0930 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Thursday May 16 and May 23, 7-10:30 pm
new plugger get DVD
Film Showing at UChicago -  Open to the Public

BA Speaks: 
Harper room 125- in Harper bldg., 1116 E. 59th St.
Street parking on 59th or 1 block south on Midway Plaisance
Food Provided
"Those this system has cast off, those it has treated as less than human, can be the backbone and driving force of a fight not only to end their own oppression, but to finally end all oppression, and emancipate all of humanity." 
-From the film
"Yes, this is a film, but that is not its essence. This is a daring, substantive, scientific summoning to revolution. 6+ hours that can change how you see the world and what you do with the rest of your life. Is this hype? No." 
 -From one of the filmmakers
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Sponsored by Platypus Affiliated Society

Monday, May 6, 2013

read morenat turner
by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party

Slave rebellion or slave master? Do you support the oppressed rising up against the oppressive system and seeking a radically different way, even with certain errors and excesses-or do you support the oppressors, and the leaders and guardians of an outmoded oppressive order, who may talk about "inalienable rights" but bring down wanton brutality and very real terror, on masses of people, to enforce and perpetuate their system of oppression?

This speaks to a basic question of stand and orientation, and represents a fundamental dividing line. And, along with "setting the record straight" on the actual experience and role of communist revolution, and refuting the factual and methodological distortions involved in the attacks on communism, this basicwall postersquestion-as represented by Nat Turner (1) or Thomas Jefferson (2)?- also needs to be sharply posed in relation to the history of communism(3) and the present-day struggle for communist revolution, in opposition to the capitalist-imperialist system which still dominates the world, with such terrible consequences for humanity and for the environment. Do you stand with this oppressive system, or with the struggle to overthrow and uproot it, and bring into being a radically different, emancipating system and way of life.
read more

Humanity needs revolution and Revolution Books needs you. Help organize used book sales. Graffiti artists to paint grate, graphic designers, fundraisers, be part of an RB street team. You have a mission at RB. Have just one hour to volunteer-make it really count.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Join Us
May 4, Saturday 6-9pm
BA Everywhere Potluck
Grace Episcopal Church
637 S. Dearborn St. $10 Donation or bring a dish.
The dinner should have the spirit and mission of coming together to make a huge difference in the lives of the people of the world by spreading this powerful talk by Bob Avakian far and wide - because people need to know there is a way out and there is a leadership to enable them to realize their potential as emancipators of humanity.
Contact the BA Everywhere coordinator to help organize the potluck dinner. All are welcome. 312.860.8167 or BAEverywhereinChicago@yahoo.com

5/5 BA Speaks: Revolution Nothing Less!
Watch and discuss chapters from the film Sundays at Revolution Books 5-7pm
Sunday May 5: The USA: Founded on Slavery and Genocide
Sunday May 12: The Oppression of Women: Bound up With This System...a Driving Force for Revolution
Revolution Newspaperimmigration
Proposed New Immigration Law
An Ominous Leap in Repression and the Need for Resistance

In recent years millions of people this system calls "illegals" have rallied to a movement demanding an end to deportations, and demanding reforms in immigration laws. The "bipartisan" proposal for a new immigration law presented by prominent senators on April 17 has nothing to do with helping immigrants, but will greatly ramp up repression.read more at revcom.us

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

may day 2013Celebrate May Day 2013 



Find the Internationalist Contingent
at the Immigrant Rights Protest
at Union Park (Lake & Ashland) 1 pm, 
near the Big Red Flags
On revolutionary May Day, we declare our determination to fight to bring a new world into being and emancipate all of humanity. The world cries out for revolution and for a new world to be brought into being. A world is possible where one part of humanity does not degrade and oppress the rest. It is possible to put an end to this seemingly endless nightmare and bring into being a society where everyone contributes to the advancing of society and where everyone flourishes culturally, intellectually, and in their relations with others. But to bring this into being is going to take revolution-nothing lessread more
Come to a potluck dinner May 4th  
to celebrate International May Day

Saturday, May 4, 6-9pm Grace Episcopal Church 637 S. Dearborn St.  $10 Donation or bring a dish. Contact the BA Everywhere coordinator to help organize the potluck dinner. All are welcome.  312.860.8167 or BAEverywhereinChicago@yahoo.com

Get with the film  
Watch & discuss chapters from the film Sundays at Revolution Books 5-7pm  

Sunday May 5: The USA Founded on Slavery and Genocide
Sunday May 12: The Oppression of Women; Bound up With This System...a Driving Force for Revolution
Photos in the poster on top:
* A boy carries food to his family working at a garbage dump. 
* Outskirts of Mexico City, August 2010. Men from Honduras heading for the U.S.-Mexico border. 
* New Delhi, India, February 2013. Protesting government complicity in violence against women.  

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