Monday, February 29, 2016

Revolution Books received this information from the Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago and the Chicago branch of the Revolutionary Communist Party and urges all our friends to support, participate in and spread the word about these important actions this Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 2, noon 
Thompson Center/State of IL Building, Randolph & Clark, Chicago 
Stolen Lives Families Demand Justice

Many families whose loved ones were murdered by police will gather with others to dramatically bring to life the humanity of those whose lives were stolen by law enforcement through reading the names, testimony, art and song. They will demand justice and call on everyone to join them in standing up to STOP POLICE MURDER, and for the indictment of all the murdering cops and those who covered up for them. All Stolen Lives families are invited.
See Facebook event and statements by Gloria Pinex, mother of Darius Pinex killed by CPD, and Janet Cooksey, mother of Quintonio LeGrier, killed by CPD.
 
Urgent alert: The State of Illinois building refuses to grant a permit for the noon indoor rally by the families of victims of police murder on March 2. Acrobats can perform indoors, but these courageous families cannot speak? No!
Please contact the IL Dept. of Central Management Services Representative Jennifer Haley & Wilma Wilbon, Special Events Director,Wilma.Wilbon@illinois.gov and 312-814-6676 and urge them to approve this permit. These families should be given a permitted space indoors to demand justice on March 2!  
 
Wednesday, March 2, 3 PM - 6 PM
Gather at State & Jackson
Stop Police Terror - Which Side Are YOU On? 
No Business As Usual As Long As Murdering Police Walk Free 
Protests will disrupt the evening rush hour. This action has been announced publicly well in advance, it is controversial. It is meant to draw the line to challenge people from all walks of life -- from the people most under the terror of the police, to people from the suburbs who feel this outrage is intolerable to take a stand: POLICE MURDER MUST STOP! WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? There is no neutral. We cannot allow the police to continue to murder with impunity and get away with it with the approval and complicity of the institutions of so-called "justice." Indict All the Murdering Cops and All those who have been part of the cover-ups and send them all to jail! Organize friends, people from your school and church, your workplace and neighborhood. Join the Facebook event hereand spread the word!

Statement from the RCP, Chicago branch
Police Murder and Terror Must Stop Now
We Need a Whole New World
We Need Revolution, Nothing Less
Get Ready for a Time When Millions Can Be Led to Go for Revolution, All-Out, with a Real Chance to Win 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Video now at youtube: WHISPERS FROM THE COSMOS: The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Theory

Watch the video at https://youtu.be/HI5g7ELCfyU

Shane Larson, professor of astronomy and physics at Northwestern and a LIGO member, discussed the significance of this tremendous discovery with us this Friday, February 26, at Revolution Books Chicago.
Here's what Dr Larson wrote as an introduction:

"Virtually everything we know about the Universe has been discovered from the study of photons --- light in all its myriad forms from radio waves, to visible light, to x-rays and beyond. At the dawn of the 21st century, advanced technology is providing access to the Cosmos through detection of ripples in the fabric of spacetime itself.

"These ripples in spacetime, called gravitational waves, carry information not in the form of light or particles, but in the form of gravity itself. LIGO has made the first detection of gravitational waves: they were the messenger which carried the story to Earth of two black holes colliding 1.3 billion lightyears away.

"This talk will explore the modern description of gravity, what gravitational waves are and how we hope to measure them, and what we hope to learn from their detection. Gravity has a story to tell, and in this talk, we'll explore some of discoveries we hope to make by listening."

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2:00 pm - To be Gay and Black
Jarrett Neal will present his new collection of essays, What Color Is Your Hoodie? These essays range widely: growing up Black and gay far from gay enclaves, the status of Black gay men in the new millennium, classism among Black gay men, racism within the gay community, representations of the Black male body within gay pornography, and patriarchal threats to the survival of both Black men and gay men. 

Save the dates, meet the authors, and get both books at Revolution Books.

WHISPERS FROM THE COSMOS: The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Theory

Thanks to everyone who came last night and brought their curiosity and questions, and major thanks to Shane Larson, LIGO team member who's on a mission to make this momentous breakthrough comprehensible to all of us! Keep up with his writing at writescience.wordpress.com and follow him on twitter @sciencejedi.
Data confirming first gravity wave detection from LIGO

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Friday, February 26, 7:00 pm
Shane Larson, Astrophysicist at Northwestern U, comes to Revolution Books to talk about gravitational waves

Science Friday at Revolution Books! We welcome Shane Larson, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University, and LIGO member. He will explain and discuss the amazing detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO project, a discovery that confirms Einstein's prediction of 100 years ago.

Here's a video introduction for Shane's talk:
Northwestern University Experts Explain Discovery of Gravitational Waves
Northwestern University Experts Explain Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Monday, February 15, 2016


Saturday, February 20, 2:00 pm - Systematic Closings of Black Movie Theaters: Racism and Capitalism Meet in 1970s Chicago
Join author Gerald R. Butters discussing his new book, From Sweetback to Super Fly: Race and Film Audiences in Chicago's Loop. Butters exposes how red lining, segregation, and racism in the Chicago Loop shaped the response to the rise of Black-themed theaters in the 1970s. Their subsequent fall was not the product of the "free market." On the contrary, Butters documents a concerted effort by the business establishment and the first Daley administration to shut down every last one of these theaters.
Gerald R. Butters, Jr. is Dean of General Education and the Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Aurora University.
Black History Month Author Event At Revolution Books. Copies of the book are available at a discount at Revolution Books ($60 list price; $40 for this event)





Saturday, February 27, 2:00 pm - To be Gay and Black
Jarrett Neal will present his new collection of essays, What Color Is Your Hoodie? These essays range widely: growing up Black and gay far from gay enclaves, the status of Black gay men in the new millennium, classism among Black gay men, racism within the gay community, representations of the Black male body within gay pornography, and patriarchal threats to the survival of both Black men and gay men. 

Save the dates, meet the authors, and get both books at Revolution Books.

 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Reminder...

You Are Invited to...    
...an important meeting to discuss six historic resolutions from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

Saturday, February 6, 1 pm - 5:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
125 East 26th Street
At 26th & Michigan Ave.
 (Facebook event here.)

Read the Six Resolutions here
Announcing a major new work by Bob Avakian 
Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
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