Friday, November 20, 2015

Sunday, Nov 22, 4 pm
The terrorist attacks in Paris have stunned millions in this society and the world over. Everywhere people are talking about these events and responding, in twos and threes and in larger groupings, including people who may be coming together to express their grief and solidarity with the citizens of Paris and some who may be protesting the draconian repression and military measures being taken by the French and U.S. governments. In the swirl of these events revcom.us has published an important statement which speaks to these events and as the title says: the Need to Bring Forward Another Way. This statement needs to reach thousands and thousands of people in this country and around the world. Come to RB on Sunday, get copies of the statement, and take part in the discussion.

And pick up a copy of Bringing Forward Another Way, an edited version of a 2006 talk by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. It is "must reading" for a serious understanding of what the U.S. "war on terror" is really about and how to bring forward a positive force in the world in opposition to both Western imperialism and Islamic Jihad.
Bringing Forward Another Way
"What we see in contention here with Jihad on the one hand and McWorld / McCrusade on the other hand, are historically outmoded strata among colonized and oppressed humanity up against historically outmoded ruling strata of the imperialist system. These two reactionary poles reinforce each other, even while opposing each other. If you side with either of these 'outmodeds,' you end up strengthening both.
"While this is a very important formulation and is crucial to understanding much of the dynamics driving things in the world in this period, at the same time we do have to be clear about which of these 'historically outmodeds' has done the greater damage and poses the greater threat to humanity: It is the historically outmoded ruling strata of the imperialist system, and in particular the U.S. imperialists." 
--Bob Avakian, from Bringing Forward Another Way
Chicago Book Expo
Sat, Nov. 21 - 11 am to 5 pm
1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor
Columbia College Chicago
This is the fourth annual celebration of Chicago independent presses and authors - an event no book lover would want to miss. Here's the complete schedule. Revolution Books' volunteer Jay Becker will be  conversing with Jerry Coyne, University of Chicago professor and best-selling author (Why Evolution Is True) about his new book, Faith vs Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. (Noon, Room 835-836)
Sat., Nov 21, 11 am
Book Club Discussion
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

This novel 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. Virginia Wolfe and E.M. Forster testified at the trial and 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 saw the book as a pioneer work and today it is recognized as a landmark work of gay fiction.
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