Monday, February 16, 2015

Revolution Books announces a series of events in celebration of 
 BLACK HISTORY MONTH
 
Black History Month comes at a time when we've seen a massive struggle for justice--beginning with the rebellion in Ferguson, Missouri, in August--unlike anything since the Black liberation struggle of the 1960s. Big questions are posed. Why--more than two centuries after the founding of this country and 50 years after the events depicted in the film Selma--are Black people still oppressed, still brutally discriminated against, and still brutalized and murdered by the police? In celebration of Black History Month, Revolution Books invites you to a series of events in February:  
 
Revolution Books announces a series of events in celebration of 
 BLACK HISTORY MONTH
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 7 PMFred Hampton
THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON   
Film showing and discussion: This 1971 film documents the life of Fred Hampton and uncovers the crime of his brutal murder by Chicago police on December 4, 1970. The film movingly portrays Fred's dedication to revolution, his public speeches, and his role in organizing the Black Panther Party in Chicago. At a moment when the movement of resistance against police brutality and murder has once again come under attack, here in Chicago and across the country, this film is a must-see for anyone concerned about justice.
Revolution Books announces a series of events in celebration of 
 BLACK HISTORY MONTH
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7 PMTHE HALF HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD: SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICAN CAPITALISM 
Salon: Join an informal discussion of this important new book by Edward E. Baptist. We will listen to a recent interview with the author that aired on The Michael Slate Show and talk about some key themes:
  • The untold story of the personal narratives of formerly enslaved people collected in interviews during the 1930s
  • The expansion of the U.S. slave system over 2 centuries as capitalism was consolidated
  • How the profits from American slavery were reaped by capitalists world-wide  
This history underscores the statement by Bob Avakian: 
"There would be no United States as we now know it today without slavery. That is a simple and basic truth."

Revolution Books announces a series of events in celebration of 
 BLACK HISTORY MONTH
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2 PMOLD SCHOOL ADVENTURES FROM ENGLEWOOD--SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO
Author Event: Elaine Hegwood Bowen shares her recollections of what life was like growing up in Englewood when her parents migrated to Chicago from the South in the early 1950s and purchased a home there in 1959. She grounds her stories in exciting childhood adventures, as well as the cultural happenings of the time, discussing such issues as Dr. Martin Luther King, race riots, and integration. She provides a glimpse into what this Chicago neighborhood was once like. The author has been featured on Richard Steele's "Barber Shop" show on Vocalo and in the Museum of Contemporary Art's "Welcome to the Neighborhood" series now she joins us at Revolution Books for Black History Month.

These events are free; we will pass the hat to keep Revolution Books open and growing. If you are on Facebook, please  join this event there and invite friends!

Friday, February 13, 2015

We received the following message from the local BA Everywhere Committee:

Sunday, February 15, 4-7pm

BA Everywhere Potluck Dinner  Fundraiser 
to Support the UPCOMING FILM  
"Revolution and Religion
The Fight for Emancipation and Role of Religion
A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian"
Click here   to watch the film trailer
Quaker House  5615 S. Woodlawn Ave. Hyde Park (Chicago)  
Bring a Dish to Share or $10 

(No one will be turned away.)

Come Together to:
   * Break bread with friends, old and new.
   * Get deeper into this Dialogue.
   * Make plans for a major breakout of the NEW FILM OF THE    
      DIALOGUE -- COMING OUT IN MARCH!
   * Rise the money needed to make this film known Everywhere.
  
Invite others.  Volunteers needed.
This dinner is hosted by and is a benefit for the BA Everywhere campaign, a national campaign to raise large sums of money so that Bob Avakian's radical vision and strategy for revolution becomes known throughout society.



RSVP and for more information:
Chicago BA Everywhere Committee
baeverywhereinchicago@gmail.com
312 860-8167

Monday, February 9, 2015

7 PM, Thursday, February 12 -

Darwin Day Screening of  
"Inherit the Wind"

Veronica Drantz will join us in discussion following the film.


Join us to celebrate Darwin's birthday, Feb. 12, with a screening of"Inherit the Wind," Stanley Kramer's classic 1960 film about 
the notorious 1925 Scope's trial, and discussion following with Veronica Drantz. Based on a true story, "Inherit the Wind" dramatizes the trial of a Tennessee teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of state law at that time.  


Charles Darwin is the scientist who, in the 1850s, discovered how all life on Earth evolved from common ancestry. His discoveries caused a genuine revolution in human thought and understanding. In today's world, without the science of evolution, there would be no science. Darwin Day is celebrated around the world, a day to "inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth." We will be joined by Veronica Drantz in discussion following the film. Veronica holds a PhD in physiology and has been teaching medical professionals for over 4 decades and, as she put it, is someone who "flaunts her atheism" along with her insistence on a scientific approach. 

This event is free; we will pass the hat to keep Revolution Books open and growing. If you are on Facebook, please join our event there and invite friends!

We recommend:
The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism; Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters
by Ardea Skybreak

"This book will be of tremendous benefit to many..."
- Richard Leakey

"This is a lively, entertaining and even important book. I would highly recommend it for all academic collections: college, university and even high school and middle school. Anyone that passionately cares about science and rationality could do worse than have such a book in their personal collections as well." 
- John Dupuis, Confessions of a Science Librarian 

Revolution Books invites you to: An Introduction and Discussion
CNSRNA - croppedConstitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal)
 Sunday - February 22 at 4 pm
at Revolution Books
A Far Better World Is Possible!
There is a plan - both visionary and practical!
Come learn about the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal).  There will be an initial discussion of the Preamble which contains the principles that form the foundation of the Constitution. Then the focus will turn to some concrete examples from the Constitution that show how, by applying these principles, a far better world really is possible - once we make revolution. 
 
Download It Here                                 

Monday, February 2, 2015

We received the following message from the local BA Everywhere Committee:
BA Everywhere Potluck Dinner to Support the UPCOMING FILM 
Sunday, February 15, 4-7pm
"Revolution and Religion 
The Fight for Emancipation and Role of Religion 
A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian"
Click here  to watch a trailer of the new film of the Dialogue
Quaker House  5615 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Hyde Park (Chicago)  Bring a Dish to Share or $10 
(No one will be turned away.)

Come Together to:
   * Break bread with friends, old and new.
   * Get deeper into this Dialogue.
   * Make plans for a major breakout of the NEW FILM OF THE    
      DIALOGUE -- COMING OUT IN MARCH!
   * Rise the money needed to make this film known Everywhere.
  
Invite others.  Volunteers needed.
This dinner is hosted by and is a benefit for the BA Everywhere campaign, a national campaign to raise large sums of money so that Bob Avakian's radical vision and strategy for revolution becomes known throughout society.



RSVP and for more information:
Chicago BA Everywhere Committee
baeverywhereinchicago@gmail.com
312 860-8167
Just received from Stop Mass Incarceration Network

Come2ATL

We Won’t Go Back! Get to Atlanta! We Say NO MORE! Get to Atlanta!

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The Stop Mass Incarceration Network (SMIN) has issued a draft Call for a Shutdown Day on April 14, a day of massive resistance all over the country, with students at thousands of schools going on strike, taking over buildings and more; and people gathering in cities nationwide to disrupt America’s business as usual. And SMIN is developing a plan of resistance to build up to April 14.
If you want to see the horror of police wantonly murdering people STOPPED and are ready to get down to serious work to STOP it, come to this planning meeting in Atlanta. Be part of enriching and further developing the plans for the Shutdown Day in April. And be part of developing a plan for resistance that builds up momentum to a powerful day of resistance in April.
The authorities have declared that the normal routine of this society will continue to include wanton police murder of Black and Latino people. This normal routine must be disrupted.
Come to Atlanta on February 7 & 8, & be part of planning out how to do that!
Click here for the tentative agenda.
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donate now
Help make this meeting a success by making a needed contribution.
From Chicago we will be car caravanning and/or taking vans to Atlanta for this conference.  Call the Chicago Stop Mass Incarceration Network at 312-933-9586 or Revolution Club Chicago at 312-804-9121
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The Details


Friday, February 6, Atlanta GA
• Friday Meet and Greet: 6 PM to 10 PM at Castleberry Inn and Suites, 186 Northside Dr. SW, Atlanta GA
Saturday, February 7, 9:00 AM
* Interdenominational Theological Center, 700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW
Tentative agenda here.
Sunday, February 8, 10:00 AM
* Interdenominational Theological Center, 700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW
Tentative agenda here.
* New York Delegation prepare for departure at 1:30 PM from the ITC.
* Bus leaves Atlanta at 3:00 PM
Monday, February 9, 6:30 AM
* Arrive at Lower East Side, New York City
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The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) is located on the Atlanta University Center, which is not far from our host hotel, Castleberry Inn and Suites. The Atlanta University Center is the largest contiguous consortium of African American higher education in the U.S. The center consists of four historically black colleges and universities – Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University. Address: 700 MLK Dr. SW.
Host Hotel: Castleberry Inn and Suites is located in Downtown Atlanta's Historic Castleberry Hill Art District. It is a 15 minute walk to the Atlanta University Center and the Interdenominational Theological Center. When making a reservation during this weekend, please mention "Stop Mass Incarceration Network" to obtain the special rate. Address: 186 Northside Drive SW. Phone: 404-893-4663.
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donate now
Help make this meeting a success by making a needed contribution.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Revolution Books invites you to a Discussion Series on:
Serious About Making an Actual Revolution
   
Sunday - February 8   4 pm
Postponed until Feb. 22 at 4 pm
CONSTITUTION For The New Socialist Republic In North America
This Constitution (Draft Proposal) is written with the future in mind. It is intended to set forth a basic model, and fundamental principles and guidelines, for the nature and functioning of a vastly different society and government than now exists: the New Socialist Republic in North America, a socialist state which would embody,
institutionalize and promote radically different relations and values among people...(read more)

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Sunday - February 22   4 pm
TBA
The History of Communism --
"You Don't Know What You Think You 'Know' About.. . 

The Communist Revolution and the REAL Path to Emancipation:  
Its History and Our Future"  An Interview with Raymond Lotta   
                                          ____________

"What I can say is that this is serious. We're taking this very seriously. And I would direct you to the website, revcom.us, and Revolution newspaper, and what we get into in documents like On the Strategy for Revolution; On the Possibility of actually making revolution and winning; what the new society should be like as envisioned in the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America; what we can learn from the previous experience of communist revolutions as set forward in an interview with Raymond Lotta, The Communist Revolution and the REAL Path to Emancipation: Its History and Our Future. If we're serious-and we have to be serious-then we need to dig into all this and grapple with it. And a lot more people need to be doing this.

 "We need to not just resist, though we definitely need to resist and we can't put up with any more of this outrage any longer. But we have to go on and fight to actually create the basis to go all out and win-and put an end to this madness once and for all."

 -Bob Avakian
From "REVOLUTION & RELIGION:
The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion
A Dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian"
(Riverside Church, New York City, November 15, 2014)

DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS
REVOLUTION BOOKS
WILL BE CLOSE SUNDAY FEBRUARY 1


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