Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 3:00 pmAA
Author Reading and Book Signing 

with Pamela Olson  
Fast Times in Palestine, 
A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland  

For much of her life - like many Westerners - most of what Pamela Olson knew of the Middle East was informed by headlines and stereotypes. But when she stumbled into Palestine on a post-college backpacking trip, she found herself thrown with dizzying speed into the realities of daily life in the West Bank.

Harrowing, funny, vivid, entertaining and deeply humane, Fast Times in Palestine opens a rare window onto Palestinian life. It's impossible not to be moved on nearly every page.
     - Sandy Tolan, author of The Lemon Tree

I realize that without knowing it, I have long waited for this book, although I could not have imagined its lyric magic in advance of reading. 
     - Richard Falk, professor emeritus of                      international law at Princeton

What makes her story so compelling is that she tells it in an honest and straightforward way, not by relying on hot rhetoric. For anyone who wants to learn the truth about life under Israeli occupation, this book is a superb starting point.

Prof. John J. Mearsheimer, co-author of The Israel Lobby
Suggested donation: $10.00
 No one will be turned away
Revolution Books received from Oct 22, 2013

Oct. 22!  National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression andCriminalization of a Generation 
Oct. 6, Sunday 5:30- 7:30 pm
 Planning Meeting for Oct. 22 
September 23, 2013 | Revolution Newspaper |
This year's October 22 is the 18th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization of a Generation. At this moment, it's more important than ever that O22 be marked powerfully by people acting across the U.S. As Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party says, "This has to be a day when all across the country people are taking to the streets in outrage, holding cultural events, teach-ins, and in other ways spotlighting the horrific reality of police brutality and murder, the widespread repression and the criminalization of whole generations of youth. This has got to be something that people respond to." ("In the Bitter Aftermath of the Trayvon Martin Verdict: The Outrages of AmeriKKKa... and the Need for Revolution".) read more   
Pizza and soft drinks

Thursday, September 12, 2013

LarryE video
Click picture to watch video
Sunday Sept 15, 4pm
of Larry Everest
with discussion following

Imperialism - Not Humanitarianism....OnlyWorse Suffering and Horrors can Result from a U.S. Attack on Syria

Larry  Everest is a Revolution correspondent and author of Oil, Power  & Empire.
Donate today. Become a sustainer.Donate 
- RB is aiming for a fundraising cultural event in the fall. If you are or know performers, or have connections with venues, let's talk. 
- Donate so particular book(s) can be on the shelves. 
- Contribute gently used books for used book sales.   

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

side walk sale
Fundraiser to Save Revolution Books
Sat-Sun, Sept 14-15th
Contribute items to make this a big success.

Sept 14 Saturday Noon-7 pm
Sept 15 Sunday 1-5 pm

DonateAs the US threatens military attack on Syria, as the American system again declares open season on Black youth, as the heating of the earth approaches the tipping point... people need a place that is about real revolution.  Where people can find the books and engagement about why the world is the way it is and the possibility of a radically different way the world could be. At Revolution Books, there's the intellectual work, ferment, and dissent that's integral to the emancipation of humanity. And here you can dig into the work of Bob Avakian who has developed a new synthesis of communism-- a viable vision for a new society and world. We cannot lose this bookstore.
front window RB with 3 strikesRevolution Books is in a financial crisis. If there is not
a major infusion of funds and a growing network of regular sustainers realized over the next 4 months, RB will have to close its doors when the lease expires in December. 

RB needs to raise $1300 from donations and sidewalk sale proceeds by mid September to pay rent and utilities. And it needs 5 new regular sustainers every month over the next 4 months to achieve a more solid financial footing, not only to survive but to enable RB to play a more powerful and vibrant role in nourishing a movement of rebellious thinking and acting urgently needed in the world today.   
RB and volunteers will be going out into the Wicker Park neighborhood to call on people to donate directly to the store and to contribute to the sidewalk sale. Be a part of this. Call us at 773-489-0930 to offer ideas, to volunteer, or for pick up of sidewalk sale items. 
What you can do right now:
 RB Customer
1. Become a sustainer. 
3. Contribute items for Sept. 14-15 sidewalk sale.  
4. Contribute gently used books for used book sales. Recent contributions of books have raised hundreds of dollars.
5. RB is aiming for a fundraising cultural event in the fall. If you are or know performers, or have connections with venues, let's talk. 

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