Monday, October 26, 2015

Keep up with Rise Up October to Stop Police Terror!
Find news at riseupoctober.org, rev com.us, or stopmassincarceration.net and search using #RiseUpOctober.

Donate to Rise Up October by midnight Monday 10/26
Help reach the goal of $100,000.

November 7, 10 am - 5 pm
Revolution Books is excited to be part of
Art on Ashland!  
Art on Ashland brings visitors into East Village neighborhood spaces as well as the surrounding environment, inviting viewers to see the city itself as a studio for artists. Check out the Art on Ashland blog for all the events and exhibits happening on Saturday, Nov. 7, along Ashland Avenue. 

Here at Revolution Books, we will feature photography by Victor Alegria, who has exhibited throughout the Chicago area, in Southern California, France, and Mexico. This collection features photographs of the Chicago cityscape, from familiar icons to the unknown, from unexpected angles. Artwork will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to support Revolution Books. We are also planning interactive projects and other surprises, so be sure to save the date. If you're on Facebook, please "join" our event there & invite friends!
Wednesday, November 11, 7 pm
Author appearance

James Kilgore will read from his new book,
Understanding Mass Incarceration, A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time. Called "both field guide and primer,...[it] is an essential resource for those engaged in criminal justice activism as well as those new to the subject."

An excellent, much-needed introduction to the racial, political, and economic dimensions of mass incarceration.
    - Michelle Alexander
Wednesday, November 18, 7 pm
Ongoing Discussion of Articles from Demarcations, A Journal of Communist Theory and Polemics

"On the 'Driving Force of Anarchy' and the Dynamics of Change 
A Sharp Debate and Urgent Polemic: The Struggle for a Radically Different World and the Struggle for a Scientific Approach to Reality"
by Raymond Lotta

"The world is a horror. More precisely, the world created and reinforced by capitalism-imperialism is one of unjust wars and brutal occupations, of life-crushing poverty and savage inequality, of the pervasive subordination and degradation of women. This is a world--and here it is proper to speak of the planet--on which accelerating environmental crisis is not only part of the warp and woof of everyday life, but threatening the very ecological balances and life-support systems of Earth.

"The suffering of world humanity and the perilous state of the planet are, at their core, the outcome of the workings of the fundamental contradiction of our epoch: between highly socialized, interconnected, and globalized forces of production, on the one hand; and relations of private ownership and control over these forces of production, on the other. But locked within this contradiction is the potential for humanity to move beyond scarcity, beyond exploitation, and beyond social division--the potential to organize society on a whole different foundation that will enable human beings to truly flourish.

"Which is to say, the world as it is... is not the way it must and can only be."
Copies of the article are available at Revolution Books or you can read it here.
Saturday, November 21, 11 am
Book Club Discussion
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The Well of Loneliness tells the story of tomboyish Stephen, who hunts, wears trousers and cuts her hair short - and who gradually comes to realize that she is attracted to women. Charting her romantic and professional adventures during the First World War and beyond, the novel provoked a furor on first publication in 1928 for its lesbian heroine and led to a notorious legal trial for obscenity. Statements in support of Hall came from authors including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sinclair Lewis, Sherwood Anderson, H. L. Mencken, Upton Sinclair, Ellen Glasgow, and John Dos Passos. Hall herself, however, saw the book as a pioneer work and today it is recognized as a landmark work of gay fiction.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Revolution Books Supports
Stop Police Terror: #RiseUpOctober
Chicago, October 22, 2015
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Sunday October 18 by midnight: $4,000 challenge from physicians:

Confronting the cancer of racism, silence is intolerable if we wish to remain human. Since the founding of our nation, this malignancy has been eating away at our pretensions of democracy. The reason for its persistence is not merely a cultural and social legacy of slavery. It relates to a system of governance that appropriates wealth to a few while ignoring the dire needs of the many who produce the wealth. As Dr. Martin Luther King, in his memorable speech at the Riverside Church in New York City nearly 40 years ago stated, "The time comes when silence is betrayal'' 
        Bernard Lown, M.D. (winner 1985 Nobel Prize for Peace)

We are physicians who join with Dr. Lown in this match challenge. With love and solidarity with these Stolen Lives families who have suffered so much and are so courageous. Rise Up October!

As part of #RiseUpOctober
National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of Generations

Thursday, October 22
12:00 noon 
James R. Thompson Center Plaza
(Clark & Randolph)
Chicago

A Public Reading and Remembrance: A Demand for Justice
Join with families whose loved ones have been murdered by the police and many others on October 22 to "Say Their Names."
THEN MARCH FOR JUSTICE
Bring banners and posters of those whose lives were stolen by police. Bring drums and whistles.

For more information:

WANTED:
100 donors to give $100
100 donors to give $10
Let's meet this goal by October 22!

Rise Up October - STOP Police Terror is calling people from all walks of life to be in NYC October 22-24. Families of those whose lives have been stolen by the police have stepped forward to join this Call.Their powerful stories of what the system has done to them, and their cries for justice - not just for their own loved ones, but for what is happening all over this country - need to be heard right in the heart of New York City.
Iris- Margarita
Iris Baez, mother of Anthony Baez, killed by NYPD in 1994, and Margarita Rosario, whose son Anthony Rosario, and nephew Hilton Vega were killed by NYPD
Match Their Courage
It takes real courage to speak out ... when your loved one who has just been murdered by the police is also being demonized ... when the authorities and the media spin the narrative in order to justify murder by police.

It takes real courage to stand tall when how you raised a child or handled a mental illness episode is questioned as if somehow you were responsible for the police murdering your loved one.

   
Joshua Lopez, whose uncle John Collado was killed by NYPD in 2012; Nicholas Heyward Sr, whose son Nicholas Jr was killed by NYPC in 1994; Juanita Young, whose son Malcolm Ferguson was killed by NYPD in 20
It takes real courage to not give up when the police manufacture evidence, intimidate and arrest witnesses or commit legally sanctioned murder by repeating the words that they were afraid of your loved one because of the color of their skin... to not give up when there is never any justice.

It takes real courage to speak out when the police literally come to funerals and memorials to threaten you as you bury your loved one... when the police arrest your other children, when they can come after your family in a thousand "legal" ways.

Yohanna Flores, whose father Ernesto was killed by San Bernardino County CA Sheriffs in 2015


It takes real courage to speak out when doing so means reliving over and over the awful reality that your loved ones life was stolen by the police who acted as judge, jury and executioner. When you have no time to grieve privately ... when you can't sleep at night.



Read their stories...and match their courage



Needed now: 
100 donors to make a small sacrifice & donate $100
100 more donors to give $1
0

See you in the streets October 22-24 to Rise Up Together

GETTING TO NEW YORK ON OCTOBER 24

Bus tickets from Chicago to NYC are on sale now at  http://bpt.me/2342104
Tickets are $140 round trip on a chartered bus. You can buy an individual ticket, blocks of tickets for groups, and you can DONATE to provide tickets for young, unemployed, and low-income people.

If you don't have the full amount for a bus ticket now, you can donate $25 now, to reserve a seat on the bus, and pay in full by October 22. 
Gather at 3:30 pm on Friday, October 23, at Overflow Coffee Bar, 1550 S. State, Chicago. Bus leaves at 4:00 pm. Return on Sunday, October 25 at 2:00 pm. Information on buses: call 312-933-9586, email Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago or go to the website, to get on the bus and make sure no one is left behind who wants to go! 

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Monday, October 12, 2015

REVOLUTION BOOKS SUPPORTS
Stop Police Terror: #RiseUpOctober
New York City, October 24, 2015
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
DONATE
If you have 5 minutes, watch this:
New 5-minute promo for #RiseUpOctober

When you have more time, don't miss...

On October 7 at Columbia University School of Social Work, 550 mostly students packed an auditorium to hear KimberlĂ© Crenshaw, Eve Ensler, Carl Dix, Nicholas Hayward, Sr., Dr. Cornel West, Professor Jamal Joseph, and others. Hearing any of these speakers, you will not fail to be moved.
Then the questions you must answer are...
Will you act to be part of Rise Up October--Which Side Are You On?
Will you be in New York City for the massive protest to STOP police terror?
Will you throw in this coming week to build Rise Up October? 
GETTING TO NEW YORK ON OCTOBER 24
DONATE

Bus tickets from Chicago to NYC are on sale now at  http://bpt.me/2342104
 
Tickets are $140 round trip on a chartered bus. You can buy an individual ticket, blocks of tickets for groups, and you can DONATE to provide tickets for young, unemployed, and low-income people.

If you don't have the full amount for a bus ticket now, you can donate $25 now, to reserve a seat on the bus, and pay in full by October 22. 
 
Gather at 3:30 pm on Friday, October 23, at Overflow Coffee Bar, 1550 S. State, Chicago. Bus leaves at 4:00 pm. Return on Sunday, October 25 at 2:00 pm. Information on buses: call 312-933-9586, email Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago or go to the website, to get on the bus and make sure no one is left behind who wants to go! 
 
Columbia College: Rise Up October
Learn. Listen. Act.
Thursday, October 15, 6:30 pm
623 S. Wabash, Room 405, Lecture Hall 
 
At this event, Columbia students hope to raise awareness and educate people about Rise Up October. Hear LaToya Howell, who lost her teenage son to police murder 6 months ago in Zion, IL. Come to learn more about why it is so important that we all go to New York on October 24.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Donate Now to Fund Families to Travel to NYC for #RiseUpOctober to Stop Police Terror
Revolution Books urges you to join with #RiseUpOctober, initiated by Cornel West and Carl Dix. Be part of this historic mobilization to New York City on October 24. Hundreds of people from Chicago will be traveling on buses to be part of this massive protest in the streets of NYC to STOP POLICE TERROR! Now is the time to show "Which Side Are You On?" as the actions on October 22, 23, and 24 aim to change the whole tenor and direction of society around police murdering unarmed people of color.

Families of those whose lives have been stolen by the police have stepped forward to join the Call for Rise Up October. Their powerful stories of what the system has done to them, and their cries for justice -- not just in their cases but for what is happening all over this country -- need to be heard right in the heart of New York City.

We want to make it possible for at least 100 families to travel to New York City to be able to put this before the country and the world -- to join with many thousands of others to demand that people take a stand -- Which Side Are You On? Do you stand with the people who are being victimized by police terror and murder and who refuse to live in a society like this, or do you stand with those who condone or justify these crimes? 
 
Go to igg.me/at/riseupoctober to contribute to raising $100,000.

Police terror and these murders must stop, and your contribution can be a key part of stopping this.

GET ON THE BUS! 

Bus tickets from Chicago to NYC are on sale now at 

Tickets are $140 round trip on a chartered bus. You can buy an individual ticket, blocks of tickets for groups, and you can DONATE to provide tickets for young, unemployed, and low-income people.
 
Gather at 3:30 pm on Friday, October 23, bus leaves at 4:00 pm. Return on Sunday, October 25 at 2:00 pm. More details on the ticket website.
 

Thursday, October 1, 2015


What Must We Do to STOP Police Terror?

A Community Forum   

Monday, October 5, 6:30 pm
Loving Arms Outreach Ministry 2711 Sheridan Rd. Zion, IL
Hear from families whose loved ones have been killed by police and...
  • Carl Dix, co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network
  • Rev. Jerome McCorry, Faith Co-ordinator of #RiseUpOctober 
  • Introduction by Jed Stone, Attorney & Law Professor
  • With welcoming statement by Bishop Michael Hagett, Loving Arms Outreach Ministry
Commemorate the life of Clyde Young 

and mark the one-year anniversary of his
death. 

Clyde was a communist for nearly 40 years, a leader of the people, and a member of the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party. Learn more about Clyde: http://revcom.us/a/356/clyde-young-1949-2014-a-life-lived-for-the-people-and-full-emancipation-en.html

Potluck dinner Friday, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm, Quaker House, 5615 S. Woodlawn.



My heart is broken at the loss of Wayne Webb [Clyde Young]. His life was an inspiring example of how those this system treats as "the worst of the worst" can become the very best that humanity is capable of. He was not just a precious comrade, but also a great friend--someone I have known since the 1970s and loved hanging out with: grappling together with questions of philosophy, politics, and art, joking and laughing, singing doo wop songs we both loved. I miss him terribly. --Bob Avakian




Open House 5 - 7 pm
Tuesday, October 6  
  • Come pick up copies of Revolution newspaper "hot off the press"
  • Get into what's hot in the world
  • Get involved with #RiseUpOctober

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