Friday, February 28, 2014

Celebrate International Women's Day March 8th & 9th

Celebrate International Women's Day March 8th & 9th
Break the Chains! Unleash the Fury of Women 
as a Mighty Force for Revolution!

Stop the War on Women! 
STAND UP   
SPEAK OUT  
 
PROTEST  MARCH!
 
All over the world one-half of humanity is held in a state of subjugation and degradation. And right now what we face in this country is an all-sided assault on women's right to abortion, on the basic right of a woman to decide if and when she wants to bear children. Forced motherhood truly is female enslavement! And the right to abortion is seriously hanging in the balance.
 
March 2 Sunday 4 pm
Join us at Revolution Books (1103 N. Ashland) this Sunday to talk about why International Woman's Day is so important and help plan for activities on March 8th and 9th.
 
March 8, 11:30 am
Holy Name Cathedral
 735 N. State St., Chicago 
(Red Line, Chicago Stop) 
12:30 pm - March & protest at sites of the war on women. Through our public resistance we will expose the illegitimacy of this whole war on women and put the woman-haters on notice that we will not sit silently by. We will express our outrage and bring alive a culture of defiance and liberation. We will wake up and rally forth many thousands more, refusing to stop until we win. The future of women is at stake. Which side are YOU on? Initiated by Chicago Stop Patriarchy, co-sponsored by Revolution Books 
 
 
Abortion on Demand Without Apology!  
* End Pornography and Patriarchy:  
The Enslavement & Degradation of Women!   
* Fight for the Liberation of Women All Over the World! 
Stop the War on Women!
 
March 9 - International Pot Luck Dinner (place to be announced)
Come March 2nd and be part of conceiving and organizing this IWD event celebrating the bright future made possible through revolution and infused with internationalism. Help find a venue and help develop the displays and performances. On March 9 bring your songs, poems, art and spoken word and hear a special message from the Revolutionary Communist Party. Sponsored by Revolution Books
 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Feb 26 - HOODIES UP! Day of Outrage and Remembrance on the 2nd Anniversary of Trayvon Martin Murder

Revolution Books received the following announcement from Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chapter in Chicago: 

Trayvon  Jordan Davis *Central Protest in Chicago:

5:00 pm in Daley Plaza
50 W. Washington (Washington & Dearborn in Chicago Loop)
Dress WARM

YOU ARE NEEDED: Help plan Feb 26 Central Protest -- Meet  6:30pm Monday nite (Feb. 24) at Revolution Books, 1103 N Ashland Ave. or call the Stop Mass Incarceration Network - Chicago at 312-933-9586.  

Target - Feb 26February 26-Hoodies and Targets in the Face of the Powers-That-Be
No More Murder of Black Youth!

     The refusal of the court system to convict Michael Dunn for the murder of Jordan Davis is an outrage that must be responded to. On top of the exoneration of George Zimmerman for the vigilante murder of Trayvon Martin, the murders of Renisha McBride and Jonathan Ferrell for asking for help while Black, and many, many more; it amounts to Amerikkka declaring, once again, that Black people have no rights that whites must respect.

     In response, on February 26, 2 years since the murder of Trayvon, we must say in a loud voice-HOODIES UP! TIME'S UP! WE'RE STANDING UP! NO MORE MURDER OF BLACK YOUTH! This must be a Day of Outrage & Remembrance for Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and all the others who have been murdered by cops and by racists. A day when we declare: WE ARE ALL TRAYVON MARTIN! THE WHOLE DAMNED SYSTEM IS GUILTY!

     This day must be marked by hundreds of people wearing hoodies and holding targets gathering at the seats of power and influence in cities across the country. Hoodies in solidarity with Trayvon. Targets symbolizing the way the verdicts in the Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis cases underscore the reality that Black and Latino youth in this country live with a target on their backs; an ugly reality that we will show our determination to STOP on February 26.

     Youth who are tired of being treated like permanent suspects by police, and by society as a whole, looked at as guilty until proven innocent, if they can survive to prove their innocence need to be in the streets on February 26.

     Parents, who are sick of wondering when they send their children off in the morning whether they'll make it back alive, need to join them.

Everybody, Black, Latino, Asian or white
HOODIES UP! WE ARE ALL TRAYVON, JORDAN, RENISHA AND ALL THE OTHER VICTIMS!
THE WHOLE DAMN SYSTEM IS GUILTY
   
Things YOU CAN DO   
  • Wherever you are, Hoodies up.
  • Display a target to remind people that Black and Latino youth live with targets on them every day.
  • Post and distribute the Stop Mass Incarceration Statement and the Statement from Cornel West & Carl Dix.
  • Come Monday night at 6:30pm to help plan the Central Protest - meet atRevolution Books, 1103 N Ashland Ave., 1 block south of the Milwaukee-Division-Ashland Blue Line "L" stop. 
    Whatever you do, be sure to let the Stop Mass Incarceration NetworkStopmassincarceration@gmail.com) and Revolution Newspaper (revolution.reports@yahoo.com) know about it so that your action can be registered by others around the country as part of a growing movement to STOP MASS INCARCERATION and the criminalization, brutalization and murder of our Black and Brown youth .

*Stayed tuned for announcements of other events This central protest has been called by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chapter in Chicago. 

Friday, February 21, 2014


Feb. 23, Sunday 4-7 pm

Discussion of Part 4 of the interview with Raymond Lotta in Revolution:

Toward a New Stage of Communist Revolution

Question:  Raymond, we've discussed the first stage of communist revolution in some depth and you've brought into sharp and vivid focus these unparalleled transformations and achievements... and some of the problems as well. But at the end of the day, there was this defeat. What did that mean at the time and where does it leave us today? 

Bob Avakian Brings Forward a New Synthesis of Communism

Learning From, Advancing Beyond the Cultural Revolution

The World Needs the New Synthesis of Communist Revolution
  
People need the truth about the communist revolution. The REAL truth. At a time when people are rising up in many places all over the world and seeking out ways forward, THIS alternative is ruled out of order.  At a time when even more people are agonizing over and raising big questions about the future, THIS alternative is constantly slandered and maligned and lied about, while those who defend it are given no space to reply. We thought it urgent that we answer the questions and tell the TRUTH about the communist revolution-the real way out of the horrors that people endure today, and the even worse ones they face tomorrow.   read more
  
Let us know about your questions and experiences in taking this issue out.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

On Monday, February 17, 2014 11:34 PM, Stop Patriarchy in Chicago 
<chicagostoppatriarchy@yahoo.com> wrote:
Dear Revolution Books,  
 
Only 19 days to go until International Women's Day - a day for all who dream of a world where women are treated as full human beings to act and give expression to that dream. 

Come and be part of planning a beautiful & defiant march. We're getting together Thurs, Feb. 20, 6:30-8:30 at Artists' Cafe, 412 S. Michigan Ave.  (just south of Van Buren, in the Fine Arts Building)  
Your ideas & energy are needed.

At our get-together on Thursday, we'll meet other people who want to be part of planning International Women's Day on March 8, or who just want to check it out ... We'll read and discuss Stop Patriarchy's Call to Action, and do some brainstorming for IWD! 
 
Finally, two wonderful pictures --  the first from Stop Patriarchy's flashmob in Union Square for One Billion Rising, last Friday Feb 14!
And the other from OBR in Chicago that day -- you can see how people loved our SP stickers!

Stay warm and see you Thursday, 

Martha for Stop Patriarchy in Chicago
Stop Patriarchy for One Billion Rising 
 
Int'l Womens Day
Planning Meeting
Thurs Feb 20 
6:30 pm
Artists' Cage
412 S. Michigan
in the Fine Arts Bldg.
Get ready...
March 8th
International 
Women's Day
 
Stop the War on Women!

12 noon: Holy Name Cathedral 
[735 N. State St., Chicago] 
 
Go from there: March & protest at sites of the war on women
* Abortion on Demand and Without Apology!

* End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement & Degradation of Women!

* Fight for the Liberation of Women All Over the World!
Take to the streets this International Women's Day.Through our public resistance we will expose the illegitimacy of this whole war on women and put the woman-haters on notice that we will not sit silently by. We will express our outrage and bring alive a culture of defiance and liberation. We will wake up and rally forth many thousands more, refusing to stop until we win.

The future of women is at stake. Which side are YOU on? 
For International Women's Day actions -       
Call to Action - End Pornography & Patriarchy: 
The Enslavement & Degradation of Women
We are told that 'equality for women has been won' and that 'there are no limits to what girls can achieve.' BULLSHIT!...Read more.
This statement initiated by Stop Patriarchy in June 2013 has been signed by over 900 people from all across the country. Go to StopPatriarchy.org/abortionondemandstatement to add your name & personal message.

Abortion on Demand & Without Apology!
For Every Women in Every State
The Reversal of Abortion & Birth Control Rights Must Stop Now!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Received from Chicago Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Protest: Bring the Noise - Justice for Jordan Davis!
Sunday Feb 16 - 1pm, 
Daley Plaza 
Washington & Dearborn in the Chicago Loop
Michael Dunn murdered 17-year-old Jordan Davis after arguing with him over the loud music Davis and his friends were playing in a gas station parking lot. While the jury convicted Dunn of secondary counts, THEY DID NOT REACH A DECISION ON THE MURDER OF JORDAN DAVIS!!! ONCE AGAIN THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR: BLACK YOUTH-ALL BLACK YOUTH-HAVE TARGETS ON THEIR BACK. Dunn's defense came down to saying any white person has the right to kill any Black person he or she feels is a threat to them. And the jury did not contradict that!
By not convicting Dunn for the murder of Jordan Davis, Amerikkka is declaring, once again, that Black people have no rights that white people are bound to respect. How long are we going to put up with Black people being gunned down, or lynched, by racists and by the police? 
Everybody-Black people, white people, people of all races and backgrounds, everybody who has an ounce of justice in their hearts-needs to take to the streets in outrage over the failure to render justice for the murder of Jordan Davis. Our cry must be JUSTICE FOR JORDAN DAVIS! THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS GUILTY!
 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Received from REVOLUTION newspaper
 
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Statement by Carl Dix on Mistrial in the Murder of Jordan Davis 
February 15, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us 
 
The case of Michael Dunn, the white man who murdered 17-year-old Jordan Davis after arguing with him over the loud music Davis and his friends were playing in a gas station parking lot, shows once more why we need to make revolution to get rid of the capitalist system that has subjected Black people to brutal oppression since the first Africans were dragged to these shores in slave chains. Sixty years ago it was Emmett Till. Two years ago it was Trayvon Martin. Now it's Jordan Davis, another Black youth murdered by a white man out to put Black people "back in their places." 
 

While the jury convicted Dunn of secondary counts, THEY DID NOT REACH A DECISION ON THE MURDER OF JORDAN DAVIS!!! ONCE AGAIN THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR: BLACK YOUTH-ALL BLACK YOUTH-HAVE TARGETS ON THEIR BACK. Dunn's defense came down to saying any white person has the right to kill any Black person he or she feels is a threat to them. And the jury did not contradict that! (read the whole statement) 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Black History Month Event
Feb 19, Wednesday             
Movie 7 pm

Panther
Panther is a 1995 film directed by Mario Van Peebles, from a screenplay adapted by his father, Melvin Van Peebles, from his novel. The film portrays the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, tracing the organization from its founding through its decline in a compressed time frame. Creative license is taken but the general trajectory of the Party and its experiences is factual.
The film focuses on the rise and decline of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, known as the Black Panthers, during the era of Black Power and disenchantment with passive resistance as a tool in the civil rights movement. It explores the FBI's COINTELPRO program, which was a far-flung effort to track and disrupt African-American political movements
  

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


February 12 is Charles Darwin's birthday
Join us, and the world wide celebration.
Darwin Day

Join us for a screening of 
When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs   
followed by a discussion of the science of evolution
and the importance of the scientific method.
$24.95 
Everyone needs to understand the basic facts of evolution as well as the essentials of the scientific method... When people are deprived of a scientific approach to reality as a whole, they are robbed of both a full appreciation of the beauty and richness of the natural world and the means to understand the dynamics of change not only in nature but in human society as well.  

--Ardea Skybreak, The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters 
When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs  
When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs

In this National Geographic flm, paleontologist Paul Sereno introduces five new species of crocodiles that lived amongst - and even hunted - dinosaurs in Cretaceous Africa. The diverse lifestyles of these bizarre animals shed new light on the evolution of crocodiles. Sereno contrasts the ecological roles of modern and ancient crocs and explores the amazing common adaptations that have allowed crocs to survive successfully for 200 million years. (50 minutes) 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Friday, February 14 
Unleash the Fury of Women as a
Mighty Force for Revolution!   
12 noon at Daley Plaza -  Dance!
Note: Our 4 PM event  at Frenchy's porn shop has been cancelled
6:30 at Revolution Books -  Pizza Party - Open Mic 

 
Take the Revolution and Stop Patriarchy Into One Billion Rising For 
Justice February 14

Join Revolution Books and Stop Patriarchy 

and be part of participating in

One  Billion Rising for Justice. (event)

 

"One Billion Rising For Justice" is a very major international manifestation against the abuse of women. The day forges a sense of worldwide community of joyful resistance to what is one of the deepest and most vicious forms of oppression-the brutalization, degradation, denial of the basic humanity of women.  (See excerpts from the letter at revcom.us)

 

Bring your friends, family, daughters and sons and anyone who wants to bring revolution and Stop Patriarchy into this powerful rising and fighting to end the  degradation of women worldwide.      

  

**Come to Revolution Books, 1103 N. Ashland at 2 pm Feb 9 Sunday to learn the Dance for the Day, make our signs, talk, and get ready for Friday.  Or call RB 773-489-0930 for further information.

   


FEB 14 Events  

Watch the video "One Billion Rising"
 
12 noon 
Daley Plaza and dance & sing bring signs, drums, noise makers. 11 am for ride.
  
Note: Our 4 PM event- at Frenchy's porn shop has been cancelled.

6:30 pm  
Pizza  and open Mic at Revolution Books. Bring songs, poems,  dance and stories. 


The theme of the Revolution Books/StopPatriarchy.org Speak-out and Open-mic:  
"You cannot break all the chains, except one. You cannot say you want to be free of
exploitation and oppression, except you want to keep the oppression of women by men... The oppression of women is completely bound up with the division of society into masters and slaves, exploiters and exploited, and the ending of all such conditions is impossible without the complete liberation of women. All this is why women have a tremendous role to play not only in making revolution but in making sure there is all-the-way revolution. The fury of women can and must be fully unleashed as a mighty force for proletarian revolution."  
 

- BAsics 3:22, Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party 



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