Friday, June 28, 2013

Sidewalk Sale Orange
Revolution Books
Sidewalk Sale
Sat June 29  Noon- 7pm 
Sun June 30  1 - 5pm

Many valuable  items have been donated by supporters to SAVE Revolution Books.  Get baby and kid clothes; kitchen equipment - microwave, cooker, coffee maker, pots, individual waffle maker; DVDs and VHS; ,shoulder bags; tools; electronic equipment; pet carry cage; jewelry; Coleman stove and camping equipment; bike tools; bath & bedroom items, towels, sheets, duvets; very nice paintings, beautiful clean rug.

save rbVolunteers are needed to help set-up sale and price items on Saturday, do sales on Sat and Sun, and take down on Sunday. Stay for an hour or a few. Call 773.489.0930 or just come by.

Sidewalk Sale is part of the campaign to Save Revolution Books.
Your support for the used book sales and other projects, as well as your direct donations, have made an important difference. But more is needed now. When you shop at Revolution Books, you do two things: get an excellent book or other item and you support a bookstore that's all about a racially different future for humanity. If you are someone who just can't look the other way when thousands who make our clothes are burned or crushed to death in Bangladesh, or you won't accept being spied on and lied to, then Revolution Books is your bookstore.

Monday, June 24, 2013

"Hot Topics" Discussion Thursday June 27

Spying on PlanetWhat's behind the epidemic of US Govt. spying AND what needs to be done to stop it?
Thursday, June 27, 7 pm

at Revolution Books 

As said in Revolution newspaper:"And let's be clear... this massive spying on the phone calls and Internet activity of billions of people around the world is being carried out by a ruling class in this country that sees the vast majority of humanity as a potential threat to their system of exploitation and oppression, and has proven over and over that it uses this kind of data to carry out terrible crimes. .... The more data these monsters have about people's personal lives, medical records, political activity and networks of friends and associates, the more horrific the crimes they can commit.

They need to be stopped now through determined political protest and resistance, including by having the backs of heroes like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden (see "Five Points of Orientation on the Revelations of Government Surveillance"), and journalists who have the courage and honesty to make sure the crimes that are being exposed are not covered over or whitewashed."  

Read the Five Points of Orientation On the Revelations of Government Surveillance and come discuss what is behind these outrages and what we need to do to stop it. It is Late, but NOT Too Late!   
Snowden Manning Forum Pic   
Weekend Schedule

Revolution Books Sidewalk Sale fundraiser: Postponed until July 29-30.  
Sun. June 23, 3-7pm 63rd St. Beach Potluck Picnic for BA Everywhere!
6300 S Lake Shore Drive - Lake Shore Dr. & Hayes Dr. Children welcome. Bring a chair.
new BA Speak Poster with cities
  Dirty Wars the film

See Dirty Wars film at Landmark Century Theater; buy book at Rev Books.  

Monday, June 17, 2013

Revolution Books received the following announcement from the 
BA Everywhere Committee:
63rd Street Beach
Sunday June 23, 3-7pm
63rd Street Beach Picnic for BA Everywhere!   
6300 S Lake Shore Dr
Lake Shore Drive & Hayes Drive  

Pot Luck-Children welcome

Come together with people in the neighborhood and all around Chicago to share experiences and work together to be part of a fundraising campaign that can get Bob Avakian's vision and work out everywhere.  

Celebrate the completion of the 6 week BAE fund drive, and plan for the summer.  POTLUCK STYLE.   Bring something easy to grill, side dish or dessert, and drinks.  Contributions welcome.  
Watch a clip from the film BA Speaks: Revolution- Nothing Less!  Bob Avakian Live.  Tell your story of taking out BA Everywhere and raising funds over the last six weeks.  Learn about the big online Indiegogo crowd-funding initiative starting this week across the country to raise 20K and how you can be a part of it. Bring your ideas and plans for how to do this even bigger and better over the summer.

What you can do:

Attend & bring friends who want to learn about the BA Everywhere Campaign
Volunteer for the set-up and break-down crews.
Techies-tell us how to show the DVD of the film outside to greatest effect.
DJ's- volunteer for the entertainment.

 contact: or call 312 860-8167  
All Out for the Summer
  2013 BA Everywhere
  Indiegogo Fundraising

Important - and joyous - BA Everywhere events are planned this week in cities across the country...

...The key initiative of the summer campaign coming off these weekend events is the online fundraising initiative - on the crowd-funding platform Indiegogo - to raise the seed money for the summer plans. And the aim through those summer plans is for even bigger fundraising efforts looking forward to the fall and winter. The objective of the Indiegogo campaign is to raise $20,000 ($20K) - reaching and involving newer and growing numbers of people, in the context of a widening and deepening societal engagement with BA.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Author Event on Friday, June 14 , 7 PM 
Lettuce Wars Cover
Bruce Neuburger  
Lettuce Wars:
Ten Years of Work and Struggle in the Fields of California

Bruce Neuburger will discuss his book on the history of the powerful farm workers movement that surged out of the fields beginning in 1965, what became of that movement, and the situation of California farmworkers today.

"Bruce Neuburger's Lettuce Wars adds a new and carefully observed chapter to the farm labor saga in Steinbeck country during the Chavez years. The author details the exhausting work, low pay, strikes, and setbacks as well as his encounters with key union leaders and the friendships that sustained him. But don't mistake Lettuce Wars for an ethnography or regional history. It's the story of Neuburger's real life in a notoriously hardscrabble labor market, one that seemed like a vestige a generation ago but now serves as the default model in a new era of global neoliberalism. If you've ever felt that we're all 'casual labor' now, Lettuce Wars is the book for you."  
--Peter Richardson, author of A Bomb in Every Issue: How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America

Think about how our food is produced, who does it and under what conditions. And the most basic question: how can it be that we live in a world in which there is no right to eat? What might all this look like under different conditions in a revolutionary society? Check out this excerpt from a talk by Bob Avakian.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013 is National Hoodie Day!

We received this from Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago Chapter
Monday, June 10, 2013 is National Hoodie Day! 
The Whole Damn System is Guilty! 
5:00 pm ~ Daley Plaza (Washington & Dearborn), Chicago
Rally and March: Join the march and join the struggle to stop racist murders of our youth!
Hoody Day
On February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon 
Martin went out to buy some snacks at the nearby 7-Eleven. George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain in a small gated community in Sanford, Florida, was driving around in his SUV. Zimmerman called 911, saying Martin looked "real suspicious"-i.e., he was a young Black male, walking around in a hoodie. 
The 911 dispatcher told Zimmerman not to pursue the youth. But Zimmerman followed Trayvon Martin, got out of his car, and confronted him. Zimmerman was carrying a 9 mm handgun. Trayvon Martin was carrying a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea. There was yelling, then a gunshot. Trayvon Martin lay face down in the grass with a fatal bullet wound to the chest. Zimmerman was taken into custody, questioned, and released. 
The murder of Trayvon Martin struck a deep nerve. There is a long history, and present day reality, of targets on the backs of young Black men. In the case of Trayvon Martin, people across the country said no f***ing way. 
It was only after six weeks of mass protest that Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder. His trial is set to start on June 10. It is crucial that people remember how they felt when this went down-and why they stepped out and into the streets-that the powers-that-be cannot get away with giving racist vigilantes a free pass to kill Black and Latino youth. The struggle is at a critical juncture-the system is pulling out all the stops to vilify the victim, Trayvon Martin, and let his killer go free. The outcome is not determined. People need to stay in the streets as George Zimmerman goes to trial, and not stop until there is justice. And we need to put an end to this.

Protest (and walkout) at schools nationwide; rally in communities; wherever you are wear the sticker, post the slogan, and put up signs declaring: 
Spread the effort with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Facebook Event Page:
Help spread the effort using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Facebook Event Page: 
Download the We Are All Trayvon! Sticker Here!
 Connect with the Global WE ARE ALL TRAYVON Facebook Event Page:
Invite all of your friends on Facebook to the event, and encourage them to do the same!
On Friday, June 7, be Part of a Twitter storm, aimed at making Trayvon Martin a trending topic worldwide. Use the following hash tags: #hoodiesup, #justice4trayvon

Use these hashtags to tweet the events - #hoodiesup and #justice4trayvon 
For more information and to join in this struggle contact: 
Stop Mass Incarceration Network ~ 312.933.9586
The National Stop Mass Incarceration Network twitter account is @stopmassincnet

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


JUNE 8-9 10 am to 6 pm

Readers of last Friday's Chicago Tribune special section covering this upcoming weekend's 2013 Printers Row Lit Fest saw a large, colorful photo of the Revolution Books booth from last year's Lit Fest.

Buy Books, Make a Donation, Volunteer or just drop by and check out RB's table at Printers Row Lit Fest

This year's Lit Fest comes at a turning point. RB requires a major infusion of energy, funds, and commitment to fight not only to stay open but so it can increasingly give nourishment to the kind of movement of rebellious thinking and rebellious action so needed in the world today. This can't happen without out your support. 

RB is an all volunteer bookstore and it needs volunteers this weekend. You can help handle sales and replenish the books. You can distribute BAsics pluggers, "We are all Trayvon" stickers, RB promotional material to Lit Fest goers. You can attend author events and report on the experience and give RB packets to the speakers.
You can help get books and materials ready on Thursday or Friday for the Lit Fest airlift Saturday morning. You can bring a bag of quality used books to the Lit Fest to donate and drop the booth #231-233 to get reacquainted.

Booth #231-233 (June 8-9, Dearborn St. south of Harrison, in the south Loop). The huge Printers Row Lit Fest is an opportunity to impact many thousands of people while talking with hundreds of new people and meeting dozens of writers and artists for the first time. There are many interesting things to do.
PR Lit Fest runs from 10 am to 6 pm both Saturday and SundaySee you there.
BAsics Book Cover

Lettuce War Bruce Newberger     

Friday 6/14 7pm

Ten Years of Work and Struggle in the Fields of California

Bruce Neuburger
 Author reading and book signing

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Lettuce Wars

Fri. June 14 7pmLettuce War Bruce Newberger
Author Reading and Book Signing 

with author Bruce Neuburger 
Lettuce Wars 
Ten Years of Work  
and Struggle in the  
Fields of California   

Bruce Neuburger, author of the new book Lettuce Wars, will discuss both the history of the powerful movement that surged out of the fields beginning in 1965, what became of that movement, and the situation of California farmworkers today as well as the prospects for the future. Think about where your food comes from and how it is produced, who does it and under what conditions and what it might look like under different conditions or in a different society. Bring your thoughts. Presentation will be followed by Q&A. 

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