Come hear, and join with, Carl Dix , co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party; Rev. Jerome McCorry , the faith leader of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, loved ones of people murdered by police; and young activists. They will be digging into and making plans for a massive demonstration in New York City on Saturday, October 24, to STOP POLICE TERROR across the country. A day when all of society has to confront Which Side Are You On? -- are you taking a stand a gainst the epidemic of police terror, or not? For information, email Stop Mass Incarceration Chicago or call (312) 933-9586
Friday, August 7, 7 pm: "People's Hearing" Livestream from Jackson, Mississippi. Stop Patriarchy is bringing activists from around the country to Jackson, Mississippi, for 10 days to Take Patriarchy By Storm. They are bringing a spirit of defiance and shining a national spotlight on Mississippi. They will disrupt business as usual and wake people up to the emergency. Join us at Revolution Booksto watch the national livestream of a "People's Hearing" with testimony of women who got abortions before it was legal, of what women are forced to go through in Mississippi today, and of the courageous clinic staff and escorts who battle every day to keep this option open to women.
Join us for a discussion of the article, " Ajith--Portrait of a Residue of the Past" fromDemarcations, the Journal of Communist Theory and Polemic . This article is a response to "Against Avakianism" by Ajith. The focus of the author's polemic is philosophy, specifically epistemology (the branch of philosophy concerned with issues of knowledge and truth) and methodology. This is a topic that at first sight might appear abstract and distant from the urgent problems of today's world. But these philosophical issues have everything to do with putting an end to the madness and horror of our times -- with the ability of oppressed humanity and all who yearn for a world worthy of our humanity to understand the world precisely in order to change it (through revolution).
Saturday, August 26, 11 am
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Book Club Discussion
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of 'race,' a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men--bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Toni Morrison has called it "required reading."
(This is not an author event.)
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Coming August 14, 2015!
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 atwww.revcom.us.
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