Sunday, December 27, 2015

Statement from revcom.us
OUTRAGE!!!
















19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and 55 year-old Bettie Jones, killed by Chicago police Dec. 26, 2015

At 4:30 in the morning December 26, the day after Christmas, a Chicago cop murdered two people in cold blood: 19-year-old Quintonio Legrier, a student at Northern Illinois University and Bettie Jones, a mother of five and grandmother of 10. Police had been called because Quintonio had been struggling with mental health issues and his family wanted help. Instead, the police pulled up to the apartment house and fired, hitting Quintonio Legrier seven times and Bettie Jones once.
 
How many more will these murderers in blue shoot down?!? How long can this be tolerated, from people who are supposed to serve and protect?? What kind of a system does this??!?

Black people have been kidnapped, murdered, enslaved, exploited, Jim-Crowed, lynched, segregated, rioted against, discriminated against, beaten, scorned and slandered, imprisoned, bitten by dogs, lied to and lied on, soft-soaped with hope and promised and tricked, sold out and shot out and shot down in the streets, and just goddamn brutalized and killed over and over, since day one. And here we are going into 2016, and nothing has changed.

How long?!?

As long as the system that did all this and does all this still stands.

Humanity needs revolution, a real revolution, a communist revolution. There is a way to win and a new world to build, there is a plan for all this, there is a leader--Bob Avakian (BA)--who has shown the way, and there is a party that he leads.

As BA has said:
The role of the police is not to serve and protect the people. It is to serve and protect the system that rules over the people. To enforce the relations of exploitation and oppression, the conditions of poverty, misery and degradation into which the system has cast people and is determined to keep people in. The law and order the police are about, with all of their brutality and murder, is the law and the order that enforces all this oppression and madness.(BAsics 1:24)

And as he has vowed:
No more generations of our youth, here and all around the world, whose life is over, whose fate has been sealed, who have been condemned to an early death or a life of misery and brutality, whom the system has destined for oppression and oblivion even before they are born. I say no more of that. (BAsics 1:13)

Get with this leader and get with this Party. We aim to make good on this vow. Visit the website www.revcom.us, and find out more. And join with us, now, in the streets to protest and resist this huge outrage that has just been perpetrated. Bring your anger, your sorrow, your outrage and your hopes for emancipation.

VIGIL Sunday Dec. 27, 2:00 pm, 4700 W. Erie St., Chicago (one block east of Cicero)
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Thursday, Dec. 17, 7 pm
Forum on the Hot Mix in the World Today--and...
There IS a Way Out of This Madness!
From Syria to San Bernardino, from Chicago to Paris to Colorado Springs... heavy shit is going down. But now is not the time to seek shelter. Out of the storms today and the coming storms tomorrow, we can fight through to a radically new, and far better, world!
Come to Revolution Books to Talk About This.
Get into the revolution, get into Bob Avakian (BA).

Also Coming Up This Week at RB...
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7 pm
Monthly discussion of articles from
By the Revolutionary Communist Organization (OCR), Mexico, Issue Number 3, Winter 2014
A polemic from communists in Mexico in support of Bob Avakian's new synthesis, in opposition to wrong lines in the international communist movement. Join the discussion, get into some of the biggest questions facing humanity.
  • Why do you need a scientific summation of the experience of socialism in the 20th century, and a conception of how to advance further and better this time?
  • Do the defeats of the first experiences of socialism mark the end of the first stage of communist revolution?  What do those defeats imply about the possibilities for socialist revolution in the 21st century?
  • Are qualitative advances in the science of communism needed in order to lead a new stage of communist revolution, or is the previous theoretical framework 'good enough'?

Friday, Dec. 18, 6:30 pm
Presentation & Discussion of

This is the second of a two-part series to delve deeply into the outline on the new synthesis of communism written by Bob Avakian. This is a compelling opportunity to find out what is so new about the new synthesis of communism, why is it the most developed scientific theory available today, and why do we make such a big deal about Bob Avakian. 

Reading beforehand, and bringing all of your questions, will be a better basis to get more deeply into this, but it is not necessary. 

Sunday, Dec. 20, 4 pm to 6 pm
BA Speaks: Revolution--Nothing Less!
In this critical moment, don't miss this film showing
Screening Disc 3 on December 20
  • A Revolutionary Situation... The Role of Youth... & How to Work Today so that There Is a Revolutionary Force When That Time Comes
  • Could We Really Win... Really?
  • Resisting the Brainwash--A Radical Revolt Against a Revolting Culture
  • People Are Systematically Miseducated Under This System
  • Scientific Communist Leadership--The Rosetta Stone We Need to Win
    • Straight Talk On BA
  • The Challenge: Revolution--Nothing Less!
A film of a talk given by Bob Avakian that one of the filmmakers described as "a daring, substantive, scientific summoning to revolution." If you hate the horrors heaped on oppressed people everywhere, if you wish revolution were possible but wonder if people are "too messed up," if you yearn for some kind of fundamental change, THIS is the film for you. Join us to watch and discuss together.
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sundays, Today and Dec. 20, 4 pm to 6 pm
BA Speaks: Revolution--Nothing Less!
In this critical moment, don't miss these film showings
Showing Disc 2 tonight, and Disc 3 on December 20
  • A Revolutionary Situation... The Role of Youth... & How to Work Today so that There Is a Revolutionary Force When That Time Comes
  • Could We Really Win... Really?
  • Resisting the Brainwash--A Radical Revolt Against a Revolting Culture
  • People Are Systematically Miseducated Under This System
  • Scientific Communist Leadership--The Rosetta Stone We Need to Win
    • Straight Talk On BA
  • The Challenge: Revolution--Nothing Less!
A film of a talk given by Bob Avakian that one of the filmmakers described as "a daring, substantive, scientific summoning to revolution." If you hate the horrors heaped on oppressed people everywhere, if you wish revolution were possible but wonder if people are "too messed up," if you yearn for some kind of fundamental change, THIS is the film for you. Join us to watch and discuss together.

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7 pm
Monthly discussion of articles from
By the Revolutionary Communist Organization (OCR), Mexico, Issue Number 3, Winter 2014
A polemic from communists in Mexico in support of Bob Avakian's new synthesis, in opposition to wrong lines in the international communist movement. Join the discussion, get into some of the biggest questions facing humanity.
  • Why do you need a scientific summation of the experience of socialism in the 20th century, and a conception of how to advance further and better this time?
  • Do the defeats of the first experiences of socialism mark the end of the first stage of communist revolution?  What do those defeats imply about the possibilities for socialist revolution in the 21st century?
  • Are qualitative advances in the science of communism needed in order to lead a new stage of communist revolution, or is the previous theoretical framework 'good enough'?

Friday, Dec. 18, 6:30 pm
Presentation & Discussion of


This is the second of a two-part series to delve deeply into the outline on the new synthesis of communism written by Bob Avakian. This is a compelling opportunity to find out what is so new about the new synthesis of communism, why is it the most developed scientific theory available today, and why do we make such a big deal about Bob Avakian. 

Reading beforehand, and bringing all of your questions, will be a better basis to get more deeply into this, but it is not necessary. 

Get Your Holiday Gifts at Revolution Books 

Come to RB to get your holiday books--we have dozens of new titles, books by and for young adults, graphic histories and novels, cards, and much more.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Friday, Dec. 11, 6:30 pm
Presentation & Discussion of

There IS a Way Out of This Madness!
From Syria to San Bernardino, from Chicago to Paris to Colorado Springs... heavy shit is going down. Now is not the time to seek shelter. Out of the storms today and the coming storms tomorrow, we can fight through to a radically new, and far better, world! Come to Revolution Books to Talk About This.


This will be the first of a two part series to delve deeply into the outline on the new synthesis of communism written by Bob Avakian. This is a compelling opportunity to find out what is so new about the new synthesis of communism, why is it the most developed scientific theory available today, and why do we make such a big deal about Bob Avakian. 

Reading beforehand, and bringing all of your questions, will be a better basis to get more deeply into this, but it is not necessary. 

Saturday and Sunday - We're Open Noon to 5 pm 

Give gifts of insight and meaning this year, and support this center of the movement for revolution! We have dozens of new titles, books by and for young adults, graphic histories and novels, cards, gift certificates in any amount, and much more.  
Sunday, Dec. 13, 4 pm to 6 pm
BA Speaks: Revolution--Nothing Less!
This is a film of a talk given by Bob Avakian that one of the filmmakers described as "a daring, substantive, scientific summoning to revolution."  If you hate the horrors heaped on oppressed people everywhere, if you wish revolution were possible but wonder if people are "too messed up," if you yearn for some kind of fundamental change, THIS is the film for you.

This Sunday, we'll watch disc two: 

  • A RADICALLY DIFFERENT AND FAR BETTER WORLD IS POSSIBLE
  • WE NEED A REVOLUTION TO OVERCOME ALL OPPRESSIVE DIVISIONS
  • REMIND ME: WHICH SYSTEM, CAPITALISM OR COMMUNISM, IS THE NIGHTMARE FOR HUMANITY?
  • THE ELECTION HUSTLE: IF THEY DRAW YOU IN, THEY WIN
  • INTERNATIONALISM THE WHOLE WORLD COMES FIRST
  • EMANCIPATING HUMANITY . . .TRANSFORMING CONDITIONS & TRANSFORMING HUMAN NATURE
  • REVOLUTION IS POSSIBLE: THE STRATEGY FOR REVOLUTION
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7 pm
by the Revolutionary Communist Organization, Mexico
The next in our monthly series of discussions focused on articles fromDemarcations, A Journal of Communist Theory and Practice.

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Friday, December 4, 2015


Critical Moments

Image result for world climate conference protests 2015UN-sponsored talks on the climate crisis are starting now in Paris, under a state of emergency and with more attention paid to protecting the current order than addressing the devastation to the planet.  Meanwhile, the attack on Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs on November 27 marked a serious escalation in the war against women and their right to control their own bodies and future. While students protest white supremacy on their campuses and protesters shut down Michigan Ave. demanding Justice for Laquan McDonald, the shooting of Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Minneapolis last week is Image result for black friday protest 2015another wake up call: it is time to cast away illusions and look squarely at the reality we face.

We invite you to come into Revolution Books to find the books and the analysis of what underlies these attacks and what must - and can - be done now to put an end to all of these outrages once and for all.  You will find a wide selection of books on the history of women's oppression and the oppression of Black people in the United States, as well as the potential that exists for a truly liberating revolution that can emancipate all of humanity.

We offer the programs described below as opportunities to listen to and discuss  the vision and strategy for revolution developed by Bob Avakian over more than four decades. It is no exaggeration to say that if humanity is going to fight its way out of this horrific nightmare and create a world where human beings can rise to their full potential and truly flourish, it will be because of the work and leadership of Bob Avakian. And it will be because people--beginning with YOU--get into this work, get with this leadership, and struggle with others to do the same.
Saturday, Dec. 5 - Noon to 5 pm
Revolution Books Open House
Give gifts of insight and meaning this year, and support this center of the movement for revolution! We have dozens of new titles, books by and for young adults, graphic histories and novels, cards, gift certificates, and much more. And next Saturday we'll have light refreshments to encourage you to relax and look around.
Sundays, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, 4 pm to 6 pm
BA Speaks: Revolution--Nothing Less!
This is a film of a talk given by Bob Avakian that one of the filmmakers described as "a daring, substantive, scientific summoning to revolution."  If you hate the horrors heaped on oppressed people everywhere, if you wish revolution were possible but wonder if people are "too messed up," if you yearn for some kind of fundamental change, THIS is the film for you. Join us to watch and discuss together. The DVD is also available for just $10 at Revolution Books. 
Fridays, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, 6:30 PM
This is an important new document by Bob Avakian, and an important companion to  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, which we will discuss in two successive evenings. Copies are available at Revolution Books, and everyone is welcome to join the discussion, whether you've been able to read the entire document or not. 
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