Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dialogue and Bus Tickets Now Available Online

Carl Dix on WVON 1690 AM
Wednesday, November 12, 5-6 pm
Carl Dix and Cornel West

Spread the word so your friends can listen in. If you want to ask Carl Dix a question, call WVON at 773-591-1690.
So turn your dial to 1690 AM at 5 p.m. and listen to the one-hour interview. If you aren't in the WVON broadcast area, you can stream WVON live
NEWS FLASH!!  
INDIEGOGO GOAL REACHED
$31,360 USD raised of $30,000 goal

Now thousands more are needed for a full page ad in the
New York Times to run this Thursday. The ad will feature this statement from the outspoken actor and activist Ed Asner:  "I have been a fan of Cornel West for many years. I have been deeply impressed by his intelligence and his purity and to find him in dialogue with Bob Avakian, a fearless leader of the left is a consummation to be wished for. Read more 



Carl Dix: 'Join me at Cornel West & Bob Avakian dialogue, Nov 15' 
Carl Dix: "Join me at Cornel West & Bob Avakian Dialogue, Nov 15"


Go to the Dialogue  home page


Three Reasons Why You ABSOLUTELY Don't Want to Miss This Dialogue 
  
     
 GET ON THE BUS!
 
Red Bus




Chicago buses will leave Friday evening, Nov. 14 and will return Sunday afternoon. For details call (312) 965-4570.

Tickets are $100 and $50 for low income, unemployed and students. We are raising money to make sure that no one who wants to go will be left behind for lack of funds.
CONTRIBUTE to the Nov 15 Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian
CONTRIBUTE to the Nov 15 Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian

For more information:
write bustix11.15@gmail.com or call 312-965-4570 
Tickets can be purchased online:
Tickets to the Event click button below 
  
Buy your Full Price $100 bus tickets click button below.
 
 Buy your Reduced Price $50 bus ticket below.
 
(for students, low income, unemployed, etc...)
   

Monday, October 20, 2014

Revolution Books received the following information from the Stop Mass Incarceration Network in Chicago

National Day of Protest
to Stop Police Brutality, Repression,
and the Criminalization of a Generation

Wednesday, October 22

12:00 noon
Daley Plaza
(Washington & Dearborn)
Rally and March

6:00 pm
11th Police District
3151 W. Harrison

For information:
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Chicago Chapter
(312) 933-9586

  • If you are outraged by the police murder of Mike Brown, Roshad McIntosh, John Crawford, and on and on and on...
     
  • If you find it intolerable that Cook County Jail is the largest mental health facility in Illinois...
  • If you are angered that Police Commander Glenn Evans rose through the ranks of the police with promotion after promotion rewarding him for his brutality;
  • If your heart is filled with rage at seeing tens of thousands of Central American refugee children arrested at the border and jailed in detention centers;
  • If you refuse to accept the way that Black and Latino youth are treated like criminals, guilty until proven innocent, if they can survive to prove their innocence;
  • If you are inspired by the youth in Ferguson standing up to the cold blooded murder of Michael Brown;
  • If you feel these outages must stop, then...

NO SCHOOL! NO WORK! WALK OUT!


New Date! Sat. October 25, 2:00 pm 
Author Reading & Book Signing 
with Jean Love Cush 

It is with the overwhelming support of the author that we are changing the date of her in-store appearance at Revolution Books to enable everyone to answer the call to go to Ferguson, MO the same weekend, Oct. 10-13. Now we can all meet the author on Oct. 25 too!


The call has been issued by Hands Up United, Organization for Black Struggle, and a coalition of local and national organizations demanding justice for Mike Brown and an end to police violence and racial profiling. We urge everyone who can to go!


Endangered: A Novel 

An innocent black teenager is accused of murder in this provocative and compassionate thriller that skillfully probes issues of race, class, crime, and injustice and offers a searing portrait of modern America.


Unable to see her son or pay for his defense, Janae, a cafeteria worker, reluctantly allows Roger Whitford, a white human rights attorney, to represent Malik. With the help of an ambitious private attorney named Calvin Moore, Roger is determined to challenge the entire criminal justice system and expose its inherent racism-racism that threatens the very existence of America's young black men.
 

Offering a startling and unprecedented defense, the lawyers spark a national firestorm of debate over race, prison, and politics that burns to the very core of Janae herself. As she battles to save her son, she begins to discover that she is also fighting for her own survival and that of her community.
 

Friday, October 17, 2014


 In Honor of our comrade Clyde Young 
Revolution Books will be closed Saturday, Oct. 18
 for his memorial service
Read about his inspiring life at

Books to Read for the October Month of Resistance
to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation

Author Jean Love Cush in store!
October 25, 2:00pm!

Endangered: A Novel
 
 
 

Endangered is a gripping tale that captivates from the first page to the very last. This phenomenal debut pulls at your heartstrings and exposes an unfair justice system while simultaneously engrossing you with skillful storytelling. It was amazing. 
              -Ashley & Jaquavis, New York Times bestselling authors of
The                              Cartel



New Jim Crow


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Devastating. . . . Alexander does a fine job of truth-telling, pointing a finger where it rightly should be pointed: at all of us, liberal and conservative, white and black.
-Forbes


 

On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City

Alice Goffman's On the Run is the best treatment I know of the wretched underside of neo-liberal capitalist America. Despite the social misery and fragmented relations, she gives us a subtle analysis and poignant portrait of our fellow citizens who struggle to preserve their sanity and dignity.
      -Cornel West




Waiting 'til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America

Peniel Joseph represents the best of a new generation of scholars whose work will substantially revise our understanding of the Black Freedom Movement. Provocative and masterfully written, Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour not only reveals the radical roots of Black Power but places the key activists and struggles within a global framework. It is one of those critically important books that will be read and debated for many years to come.
      -Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The                     Black Radical Imagination

The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

[A] breath-taking tour through legal and cultural contexts richly and passionately portrayed. . . . Dayan aspires to do more than debunk the 'rationality' of law; she cries out against the injustice and violence that law's word-twisting makes both possible and invisible. Her descriptions and account of civil death, force-feeding, mind-killing solitary confinement, and slavery and its inheritors, should be required reading.
      -Linda Ross Meyer, author of 
Law, Culture and Humanities
 

OCTOBER 2014 MONTH OF RESISTANCE

 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 7pm at Revolution Books

Special Presentation
Going deeper into "Where We Are In the Revolution - RIGHT NOW"
Where We Are in the Revolution, Part 2 
"Going All Out To Change Everything"
  Discussion to follow at 8:30pm

"People are transforming the world, right now in a very rapid way. We ourselves are part of that--changing things and learning things, as we ourselves go through changes. And in a period like this we need to come together and sum up how the world IS changing, what we ARE learning, how we ARE changing, and what we need to do to FIGHT and LEARN better."
 
Read the Talk here

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Saturday Nov 15, Riverside Church,  NYC

REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: 
The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion

Go to New York City on November 15 for the historic Dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian
      
For more information:
Revolution Books
1103 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago
773.489.0930
revbookschi@yahoo.com

Friday, October 10, 2014

IN MEMORIUM
Clyde Young 1949-2014

 



It is with great grief and aching hearts, and with profound love for a  
wonderful comrade, that the Central Committee of the RCP, USA announces  
the death of Clyde Young. Clyde Young, also known as Wayne Webb,
was a communist for nearly 40 years...a leader of the people...  
and a member of the Party's Central Committee.
His was a life lived for the people..... and full emancipation.  

The statement of the Central Committee of the RCP and Bob Avakian's personal tribute and much more about Clyde's life can be found here

His family and the RCP invite you to a memorial honoring the life of  
Clyde Young/Wayne Webb on
  October 18, 2014 (Saturday) 
Memorial 12:00 noon
followed by repast/meal at same location
at
Washington Park Refectory*
5531 S. Russell Dr.
Chicago, IL
If you want to share remembrances, photographs or tributes, please send to ClydeYoungMemorial@gmail.com. 
In honor of Clyde Young, donations can be made to
or
Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund
1321 N. Milwaukee, #407, Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 960-6952 
Click here to donate online.

  
*Directions: The Washington Park refectory is located in Washington Park on the west side of the park. DuSable Museum is on the east side of the park.

From I-90, heading east on E. Garfield Blvd/55th St., stay to the right (becomes Morgan Dr.) and go one block east of Martin Luther King Drive and turn right (south) onto Russell Dr. inside Washington Park. The parking lot is off the next possible right turn.The Refectory is adjacent to the south end of the parking lot. Watch for signs to the memorial.

From Lake Shore Drive, take 47th St. exit and go west to Martin Luther King Drive and turn left (south). Turn left again at E. Garfield/55th into the park and right (south) onto Russell Dr. The parking lot is off the next possible right turn. The Refectory is adjacent to the south end of the parking lot. Watch for signs to the memorial.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Revolution Books received this announcement:
Now available on line or at Revolution Books  
Tickets to the Dialogue and for the bus ride to New York  
   
Dialogue Tickets: 
General Admission $25 Premier Admission I   $100   
Premier Admission II  $250
Available online at: Click here
or
You can buy tickets at
Revolution Books
1103 N.
Ashland Ave, Chicago: Wed-Fri 4-7pm; Sat-Sun 2-5pm.

Bus Tickets to New York:  $100
Buses will leave Chicago  Friday evening, Nov 14th at 7 pm and return Sunday afternoon.
For more information  email:
  bustix11.15@gmail.com or call 312-965-4570

Don't miss this historic event.
Check out what people are saying about the dialogue:  Click here 
Whose on the Host Committee?  Click here 

Forward to friends, family, everyone you know who lives east of the Mississippi.
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 The following appeal for funds needs to reach many thousands of people in the next few weeks.

*IF you burn with rage about the generations of youth in the U.S. and around the world who have no prospects for a future fit for human beings...
  
*IF you are sick to death with a society and culture that promotes and rewards selfishness, that celebrates surviving and thriving at the expense of others...

*IF your desire for something truly emancipating to emerge on this planet is great enough for you to move out of your comfort zone and focus on the biggest questions bound up with changing the world...


Then you need to be at The Riverside Church in New York on November 15 for the historic Dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian, REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion.


But you need to do more. This fall, you have an opportunity to help open people's eyes to the possibility of a whole different world. Tell everyone you know that this Dialogue is happening and donate funds--dig deeply and give generously--so this event can have the impact it MUST have.  Read more here 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

New Date! Sat. October 25, 2:00 pm 
Author Reading & Book Signing 
with Jean Love Cush  
 
It is with the overwhelming support of the author that we are changing the date of her in-store appearance at Revolution Books to enable everyone to answer the call to go to Ferguson, MO the same weekend, Oct. 10-13. Now we can all meet the author on Oct. 25 too!
 
The call has been issued by Hands Up United, Organization for Black Struggle, and a coalition of local and national organizations demanding justice for Mike Brown and an end to police violence and racial profiling. We urge everyone who can to go!
 
Endangered: A Novel 
An innocent black teenager is accused of murder in this provocative and compassionate thriller that skillfully probes issues of race, class, crime, and injustice and offers a searing portrait of modern America.
 

Unable to see her son or pay for his defense, Janae, a cafeteria worker, reluctantly allows Roger Whitford, a white human rights attorney, to represent Malik. With the help of an ambitious private attorney named Calvin Moore, Roger is determined to challenge the entire criminal justice system and expose its inherent racism-racism that threatens the very existence of America's young black men.
 

Offering a startling and unprecedented defense, the lawyers spark a national firestorm of debate over race, prison, and politics that burns to the very core of Janae herself. As she battles to save her son, she begins to discover that she is also fighting for her own survival and that of her community.
 
 

New Date! Sat. October 25, 2:00 pm 
Author Reading & Book Signing 
with Jean Love Cush  
Praise for 
Endangered
Cush makes a passionate argument for the defense of young men whose only crimes were being born black in America. . . .  A frightening and realistic story about the realities of racism, poverty and injustice.
            -Kirkus Reviews
 
Endangered is a gripping tale that captivates from the first page to the very last. This phenomenal debut pulls at your heartstrings and exposes an unfair justice system while simultaneously engrossing you with skillful storytelling. It was amazing. 
              -Ashley & Jaquavis, New York Times bestselling                 authors of
The Cartel
 

A quick, engaging story. . . A stark reminder of the human inside the skin, regardless of color, Endangered has the potential to open up discussions that are long overdue.
                -Shelf Awareness
 
About the Author 
A native of Philadelphia, Jean Love Cush graduated magna cum laude from Temple University School of Communication. She later earned a law degree, and worked as a prosecutor for the Philadelphia district attorney's office. Under a Department of Justice grant, Jean served as a family law attorney helping low-income women escape domestic-abuse situations through community outreach, advocacy, and legal representation.   
Her experience as an attorney strengthened her desire to bring awareness to social and cultural issues. Inspired from her work as a family law attorney, Jean wrote and self-published her first novel Tattered Bonds, which tells the story of a thirty-something year old woman whose seemingly perfect life falls apart as she finally confronts a beloved family friend who molested her as a child.

As the host of her own weekly radio show, Jean continued to bring attention to issues that matter to her. As the on air personality of A View From the Summit, she tackled such issues as public safety, education, inner city violence and the plight of black youth. It was while at the radio station that the idea and research for her latest novel Endangered came about. Endangered tells the story of single black mother whose 15-year-old son is accused of a murder, their fight to prove his innocence while exposing the inherent bias in the criminal justice system against all black boys.
 
Endangered, which was released July 1, 2014, has received rave reviews. The Kirkus Reviews said "...frightening and realistic...Cush makes a passionate argument for the defense of young men whose only crimes were being born black in America," while Publishers Weekly said, "Engaging...intriguing...Cush crafted a compassionate story that commands the reader's attention."

Jean is currently working on her next novel, The Missing, which is scheduled for release sometime in 2016.

While writing books has been a dream of Jean's since childhood, her greatest loves are God, her two beautiful daughters Sydney and Haley and her husband Charles Cush. 
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