Saturday, August 22, 2015


Saturday August 22 -- Take a Big Step in Getting Bob Avakian (BA) Everywhere!
Revolution Books at the Triangle

Gather at Revolution Books at 2pm to get out the "BA Speaks: Revolution Nothing Less" t-shirts to people at the triangle at Milwaukee/Division/Ashland. Fundraise for the BA (Bob Avakian) Everywhere Campaign; people can buy a t-shirt at Revolution Books, or donate for 1-10 t-shirts for youth and others who want to step into the revolution. People want the youth to do good---here is a way: "Stop fighting each other and start fighting the system." Put this t-shirt ON!

We received the following schedule from the BA Everywhere Committee, Chicago:
2:00 pm South Shore, meet at 71st & Jeffrey

4:00 pm Englewood and Morgan Park, meet at 57th and Racine
For more information call 312-804-9121 
Read about the BA Everywhere t-shirt initiative at Represent for the Revolution! In line with this, the vision for the planned mass convergences on the 22nd should be with people wearing the BA Speaks: Revolution-Nothing Less! t-shirt. They should be well-organized and coherent expressions, with revolutionary spirit--and an actual engagement with BA, promoting and deepening, as it said in Revolution, "a basic sense among those who wear this t-shirt of what it is they are representing for when they put it on, of who BA is and what this revolution is about."

Sunday, August 23, 6 pm to 8 pm
BA Speaks: Revolution--Nothing Less! BA Speaks film
What it will take to end the oppression of Black people? What's the crucial role Black people can play in ending, at long last, the system that has terrorized them in a thousand ways? And what's the strategy for that revolution?
We'll watch 2 clips (about 30 minutes) from the "Revolution-Nothing Less" DVD and spend the rest of the time wrangling over these questions, learning from each other, and especially from BA.  (Pizza will be served.)
Other Events Coming Up in August
Benefit for Grant, Iggy, and Alfredo "Stop Police Murder" protesters
Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub benefit performance
Wednesday, August 26, 9 pm
Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey, Chicago
$10 (tickets available at Revolution Books)
Chicago's finest Dub Reggae band, led by drummer Ted Sirota, performs a benefit concert to raise funds for the legal defense of three protesters (Fredo Reyes, Iggy Ruckers, and Grant Newburger) against police murder who are charged with vindictive felonies carrying a potential of SEVEN years in prison! For more on their case, see the  Facebook page of their defense committee, We All Stand Together. Check out this  review of Heavyweight Dub from last summer and get ready for a great evening of music and dance for a great cause! If you're on Facebook, please "join" the  Reggae 4 Resistance event there, invite friends, and share widely!  

Thursday, August 27, 5:30 pm (CDT) 

Dr. Cornel West and Carl Dix Speak on
What We Must Do to Stop Police Terror
First Corinthian Baptist Church, New York
Come to Revolution Books to watch the live stream of this important and inspiring event!
This event has been organized to inform and connect people during this pivotal time. To let those who see the need to "change the whole social landscape" of society know that it is possible, and that they have an opportunity to be a part of that change. 

Saturday, August 29, 11 am
Book Discussion
Between the World and Me , by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
  T a-Nehisi Coates'  Between the World and Me
 has rocketed to the top of the best-sellers list. In the form of an autobiographical letter to his son, Coates warns his son about what it takes to survive in a society riven by the oppression of Black people. It is a must-read at this particular moment when foundational questions about the horrific history and present brutal reality of Black people in America are sharply posed.  

Coates is a national correspondent for  The Atlantic  and the author of the memoir  The Beautiful Struggle . Coates has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story "The Case for Reparations."
(This is not an author event.)

Y ou can get your copy at Revolution Books.  

Now available!

Science and Revolution 
On the Importance of Science and
the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism and the Leadership of Bob Avakian
An Interview with Ardea Skybreak

In the early part of 2015, over a number of days, 
Revolution conducted a wide-ranging interview with Ardea Skybreak. A scientist with professional training in ecology and evolutionary biology, and an advocate of the new synthesis of communism brought forward by Bob Avakian, Skybreak is the author of, among other works, The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters, and Of Primeval Steps and Future Leaps: An Essay on the Emergence of Human Beings, the Source of Women's Oppression, and the Road to Emancipation. This interview was first published online at  

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