Saturday, October 22, 2016
We received the following from the Revolution Club - Los Angeles:
The Revolution Club, Los Angeles is taking up the Call from Carl Dix to Build the Fight to Stop Police Terror as part of Organizing for an Actual Revolution!
On October 22nd: Stop Police Terror! Which Side Are You On?
11:00 am, Saturday, October 22
Gather at the corner of 107th and Western (near where C.J. Snell was murdered by LAPD)
Contact the Revolution Club, L.A. 323/331-1769;firstname.lastname@example.org; or follow us on social media @revclub_la
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We received the following from The Stop Mass Incarceration Network:
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network calls on everyone to support and be part of the annual October 22 protests against police brutality, repression, and the criminalization of a generation. In the face of an intolerable situation in which police murder unarmed youth of color yet continue to go free... in which millions more continue to be sent off to prison, and in this way disproportionately affects the Black, Latino, Native American and other oppressed communities... and in which increasing repression in all aspects of life has been intensified by the Obama regime, with both Trump AND Clinton promising worse... this resistance must grow to include ALL segments of society, and it MUST BE STOPPED!
For an updated list of October 22 actions for 2016 in cities across the country, go here. October 22nd National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.
Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Stop Mass Incarceration Network · Box 941 Knickerbocker Station, New York , NY 10002, United States
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Friday, 10/21 - The Michael Slate Show: Henry Giroux "America at War with Itself"; Ann Wright, Women's Boat to Gaza
Received via email. We Recommend:
America at War with Itself - Henry Giroux
We'll talk with Henry A. Giroux about his latest book, America at War With Itself. In it, he reflects on a wide range of social issues, from the campaign of Donald Trump to the police murder of Sandra Bland and the oppression aimed at immigrants, communities of color, Muslims, low-income families and those who challenge state and corporate power. Henry Giroux is the McMaster University professor for Scholarship in the Public Interest and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University.
Ann Wright on the Women's Boat to Gaza
Ann Wright will talk about the Women's Boat to Gaza, its illegal seizure by Israeli gunboats, and her subsequent detention by Israeli authorities.
, a boat with dozens of women from many countries sailed from a Spanish port to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. Those aboard included legislators, journalists, doctors, professors and activists. There were Israeli citizens and Palestinians.
October 5, the boat was seized in international waters by an Israeli military vessel, and forced to sail to an Israeli port. Ann Wright and all the others were jailed, but have been released. Find out more here. Ann Wright is an activist and a former US ambassador.
Reminder: 10/22 @ Silver Lake Library
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Friday, 10/14 - The Michael Slate Show: Mary Laws, "Blueberry Toast"; Andres Resendez, Indigenous Peoples' Day
We received an announcement about this special event at the Silver Lake Library, co-presented by The Bob Avakian Institute.
Copies of the book will be available at the event.
Book Launch and Discussion of
The New Communism by Bob Avakian
"The science, the strategy, the leadership
for an actual revolution,
and a radically new society
and a radically new society
on the road to the real emancipation."
Excerpts from a public forum
with Dr. Cornel West and Carl Dix
held in New York City on Oct. 8 will be shown.
Join us for a discussion of the biggest questions facing humanity today, moderated by Annie Day, Director of
The Bob Avakian Institute,
co-sponsor of this event.
For more information about the book, visit www.TheBobAvakianInstitute.org
Silver Lake Branch, Los Angeles Public Library
2411 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039
For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to event.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Received via email. We Recommend:
Recent Days at Standing Rock
We're joined by Civil Rights Lawyer Jeffrey Haas, who recently joined the legal team at the Standing Rock Camp in North Dakota, where Native Americans and others have been protesting to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. We'll talk about what's going on at Standing Rock, and the importance of supporting this struggle.
The Radical Imaginations of Our Children
Should Be Nurtured
Educator and activist Bill Ayers
will talk about a piece he recently wrote about the present education system in the US, where "Students are forced to live in an environment that is geared to squashing intellectual curiosity and different thinking." He offers examples from the past and present, he envisions a radically different kind of education. This is taken from his latest book, Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto.
Bill Ayers is a distinguished professor of education and a senior university scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired), and founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society.
"Southwest of Salem"
"Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four" is a documentary about the nightmarish persecution of Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez - four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls in San Antonio, Texas, during the Satanic Panic witchhunt era of the 80s and 90s, and sentenced to long prison terms. The film also shows their fight against mysogyny, homophobia, and prosecutorial fervor in their struggle for exoneration after they spent nearly a decade behind bars.
We'll hear an interview with the director, Deborah S. Esquenazi, and Anna Vasquez, one of the 4.
Southwest of Salem opens Friday, Sept 30 at the Laemmle Music Hall Theatre.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Friday, 9/23/16: The Michael Slate Show: Carl Dix from Charlotte; Jen Marlowe, Remembering Troy Davis; Lucy Alibar, "Burnpile"