Thursday, July 2, 2015

REMINDER:  Tonight, Thursday, July 2nd, 7:30 PM
Third of four-part series of discussions on the interview with Ardea Skybreak:

Join us for the third of four discussions of excerpts of this interview.  We 
will dig into the final segment of the interview, "An Explorer, a Critical 
Thinker, a Follower of BA:  Understanding the World, And Changing It for 
the Better, in the Interests of Humanity".
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Join in a Bold Initiative for the July 4th Weekend 
[Coming soon: schedule of meet-up places]

In the wake of unspeakable brutality in Charleston and now a series 
of Black churches burned in the South, in the face of the white 
supremacist system that, in and out of uniform, continues to murder 
our youth and people...in the midst of all of the calls for healing, 
forgiveness, faith, and the democratic process...think of the clarity 
and leadership this statement by Bob Avakian (BA) brings...a radically 
different way to look at and act in the world...for a radically different
 and far better world.
 
If you are moved or inspired by this statement - or want to see this                         heard by people throughout society - BA Everywhere invites your                       contribution to make this happen - by joining us in July 4th weekend                     mass outings, or organizing a fundraising pie/bake sale, hosting friends                     to discuss the statement, spreading it through social media, or in other                ways you can raise funds and spread the word. There is a role and a                     place for you. What is needed is YOU!















SATURDAY, JULY 4th, 10:30 am at Revolution Books if you have an                              hour or two or all day, come to an orientation for the weekend outings,                 meet others who want to change the world, join teams going out to do                     just that - to fireworks celebrations, parks, concerts, progressive                      churches, farmers markets and more (schedule soon to be posted on                  bookstore blog). Bring suggestions of places or events to go. For more                    info or to join in later, call (213) 304-9864 or drop in / volunteer at the             bookstore.
Read more about this bold initiative for the July 4th weekend [here]. 
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Click image. Watch online and spread it!

BA Everywhere is a multi-faceted fundraising                   campaign to make Bob Avakian (BA) a household                name, and his body of work and leadership a                 reference point in society [read more]. 

Even as you are learning, and thinking about this,          agreeing, disagreeing, provoked and challenged                        by what BA says, if you feel BA and his vision                          need to be out there, sparking discussion and                         debate about revolution and a radically different                world, JOIN US, and get with the BA Everywhere              Committee and make a difference!  (213) 304-                      9864, BAEverywhere_LA1@ yahoo.com.

Saturday, June 27, 2015



Join us at the BET Experience all weekend
  
BET is one of the largest Black Entertainment festivals in the country where 
tens of thousands of people attend free events, go to huge concerts, and it 
culminates with the BET Awards, reaching millions.  All this will be 
happening at the LA Convention Center, Staples Center, and LA Live.

Revolution Club on the Arthur Ravenel Bridge at
Unity Chain Charleston. Photo: special to revcom.us
20,000 people will attend 
the main concert on 
Saturday night featuring 
Kendrick Lamar and a 
reunion of three members 
of NWA, whose song Fuck 
tha Police, according to Ice 
Cube, was "400 years in 
the making" and even more 
relevant today. After the 
murders of Trayvon Martin, 
Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Lamar calls his latest album, 
"fearful, honest and unapologetic."  Imagine taking the new statement 
From Bob Avakian "There is the potential for something of unprecedented 
beauty to arise out of unspeakable ugliness..." and Carl Dix's statement 
Outrage in Charleston, This IS America out to the crowds
there,
and playing the Dialogue between Cornel West
and Bob Avakian (BA), Revolution and Religion, the 
Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion, 
 where BA and West dialogue about a whole different
way the world and people could be. We will be
wearing and collecting donations for BA Speaks: 
REVOLUTION - NOTHING LESS! T-shirts, doing short
marches, getting out Revolution newspaper,
Dialogue palm cards and fundraising - inviting people
into this movement for revolution.  


And while we are calling on all to fight the whole
violent degradation of black people today...we link
that to the fight to put an end to the violent
degradation of women that so permeates the
culture. We will get out thousands of these stickers:
"Women are NOT Bitches, Ho's, Incubators, Sex
Objects, Punching Bags or Breeders! Women are
Full Human Beings!" [here].  We do not accept
slavery in any form!

You can also join the Stop Mass Incarceration
Network who will be bring the call for Rise Up
October, a major national manifestation against police terror in New
York City on October 24th [read more here].
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Meet-up times if you have an hour or two or all day to 
join the Revolution Club, BA Everywhere or the Stop Mass 
Incarceration Network (or call 213.304.9864 to join in):


Saturday, 12 noon - Pico and Figueroa
Saturday, 5 pm - 12th and Figueroa, protest and march outside
the Staples Center, called by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Sunday, 12 noon - Pico and Figueroa, and later banner-holding
outside the BET Awards

Friday, June 26, 2015

Special Screening of
3-1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

Friday, June 26th, 7:30 pm  
at the Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd., just west of the 405 Freeway, West LA 90025
Meet Jordan Davis' father, Ron Davis, after the screening
$20 donation, fundraiser for Revolution Books. Contact the bookstore for these limited tickets
revolutionbooksla@gmail.com.

Watch the trailer:
[Received from Stop Mass Incarceration Network So Cal]
 
PRESS CONFERENCE AND PROTEST
OUTRAGE IN CHARLESTON - WE SAY NO MORE!
WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? 
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 4 PM
CRENSHAW and MLK BLVD, Crenshaw District, Los Angeles
 
OUTRAGE IN CHARLESTON - WE SAY NO MORE! NO MORE! 
to racist violence targeting Black people, whether the perpetrators are
white supremacists out of uniform or cops in uniform.  The time for
reconciliation and healing is after the disease has been diagnosed and
rooted out, not while it's still raging. The disease is white supremacy,
and it's been raging in America since the first Africans were dragged to
these shores in slave chains. It continues to rage today with police being
given a green light to brutalize and murder African-Americans and Latinos;
and with racists feeling emboldened to massacre Black people. 
 
THIS MUST STOP! WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

 
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City-Wide Convergence, Rally and March from BET Experience 
At Staples Center - Saturday, June 27 at 5pm(Figueroa & 12th St.)
(At concert featuring Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg)
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Four-part series of discussions on the interview with Ardea Skybreak:

On the Importance of Science and the Application of
Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism and
the Leadership of Bob AvakianThursday, June 18th, 7:30 PM
at Revolution Books

Join us for the second of four discussions of excerpts of this interview.
We will dig into the first 15 pages on:
"A Scientific Approach to Society, and Changing the World"
"A Scientific Outlook, A Boundless Curiosity about the World"
"A Scientific Assessment: The World Today Is a Horror for the Majority of Humanity - And That Can Be Radically Changed".  

 
EDITORS' NOTE: This an excerpt from a wide-ranging interview with Ardea Skybreak. A scientist with professional training in ecology and evolutionary biology, and an advocate of the new synthesis of communism brought forward by Bob Avakian, Skybreak is the author of The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters, and Of Primeval Steps and Future Leaps: An Essay on the Emergence of Human Beings, the Source of Women's Oppression, and the Road to Emancipation.
Bring your thoughts and questions on this excerpt.  And save the 1st and 3rd Thursday nights in July for the rest of this series of discussions.  (We are postponing the ongoing viewings and discussions of BA Speaks:  REVOLUTION - NOTHING LESS!  Bob Avakian Live until August.)


Join in a Revolutionary 
Summer Solstice June 20-21
Bringing BA to the Start of What Could
Potentially Be a "Long, Hot Summer"


JOIN US IN SOUTH CENTRAL, SKID ROW, DINNER, all weekend (details below)
Kick off this summer with the most meaningful thing you can do:  Taking revolution and Bob Avakian (BA) to the people in an atmosphere of charged political ferment and questioning.

Let's look at what has led into this summer. Youths cast out by the system defiantly rebelling against police murders, in Ferguson, in Madison, and in Baltimore. High school and college students joined by others occupying streets, freeways, and bridges in outbreaks of mass resistance. This is sparking bigger questions and discussions, not only about what is understood as "the system," but also the history and place of Black people in this society. Thinking has been shaken loose. This moment holds tremendous potential towards hastening a time when revolutionary change is much more the order of the day.

The powers-that-be are responding, with not only a lot of "talk" and minor reforms, but intense repression and charity programs, all the while firmly affirming and supporting the police. THEY HAVE NO ANSWER, not only to the police murder of mainly Black and Latino youths-but also to the continuing degradation of women, the wars of empire, global warming, and the criminalization of immigrants.

The fact is that it does NOT need to be this way, and a radically different world is possible through communist revolution. This is what is represented by BA, Bob Avakian, his leadership and his vision, based on a scientific approach to what underlies all these horrors, the problem, and what it will take to get beyond it and how to get there, the solution. This changes how people look at what is tolerable, and what is needed right now.  If you don't know about BA, the most scientific and radical of thinkers and leaders, learn more by going to revcom.us. Start with REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion; A Dialogue Between CORNEL WEST & BOB AVAKIAN, watch online at revcom.us and now available on DVD.

There are tens, if not hundreds, of thousands across this country who are searching for answers, open to radical questioning and radical change, looking for leadership, but who don't yet know about BA.

With revolutionary energy and enthusiasm, rolling in the streets wearing the T-shirts of BA Speaks: REVOLUTION- NOTHING LESS!, showing and watching BA in Dialogue with Cornel West, with hundreds of youths and thousands of others, on large screens or small portable DVD players, raising sights and provoking debate, fundraising from pennies to hundreds of dollars, forging community as we break bread together this is how we are going to start changing this.

What is needed is YOU! There is a place for you, depending on how you'd like to contribute.

We'll be going to different neighborhoods, a concert, have a delicious dinner and more - with short marches, wearing Revolution - Nothing Less! T-shirts, banners, revolutionary change jars and DVD players showing the Dialogue with Bob Avakian (BA) and Cornel West.
Friday, June 19: South Central, meet 11 am, McDonald's, Slauson and Central
Sat., June 20: South Central: meet at 11 am, McDonald's, Slauson and Central
* BA Everywhere fundraising dinner on the rooftop of Revolution Books, 5 to 8 pm (see below)
* Grand Performances Downtown LA, 8 pm, free summer concert series: L.A. Aftershocks. A team leaves 6:30 pm from the bookstore dinner to this concert.
Sunday, June 21: Downtown Skid Row, 10 am, Farmer's Market, 5th and Spring.
* Pico Union: Meet 11 am outside the Alvarado Metro Redline station near 7th St.

Vans Warped Tour is in Pomona on Friday and Ventura on Sunday this weekend. This is a shout-out to anyone who is going: contact us to get Dialogue palm cards and other materials to get out to the thousands of youth who will be there!
Contact us to volunteer:  BAEverywhere_LA1@yahoo.com, 213.304.9864
You are Invited to:
A BA Everywhere Fundraising Dinner
Celebrate a Revolutionary Summer Solstice
Bringing BA to the Start of What Could Be a "Long, Hot Summer"
Saturday, June 20, 5 to 8 pm
On the Rooftop of Revolution Books
5726 Hollywood Blvd. 90028
(west of Wilton, 3 blocks west of the Hollywood/Western Redline)


$5 to $20 sliding scale

Tickets available at Revolution Books or buy online [here] 

Bring a dish to share if you like - Volunteers needed!
 Contact BAEverywhere_LA1@yahoo.com; 213.304.9864

Monday, June 15, 2015



Screening of VESSEL
Saturday, June 27th, 7 PM

Co-Sponsored by StopPatriarchy-LA 
$10/sliding scale at the door

Vessel documents the story of a young doctor, Rebecca Gomperts, who is  horrified by the realities created by anti-abortion laws around the world, and feels compelled to challenge this.  Her method: to provide abortions on a ship in offshore waters. 
  
Her project, Women on Waves, faces governmental, religious, and military blockades.  But with each setback comes a more refined mission, until Rebecca realizes that she can use new technologies to bypass law - and train women to give themselves safe abortions using WHO-sanctioned protocols with pills.

We witness the creation of an underground network of emboldened, informed activists, working at the cutting edge of global reproductive rights, who trust women to handle abortion themselves.

Vessel premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival in 2014, winning the Audience Award for Documentary in Competition and a Special Jury Award for Political Courage, and has gone on to screen at over 230 festivals and community screenings worldwide to much acclaim. 

We are showing this film in preparation for StopPatriarchy.org's "Summer 2015 - Take Patriarchy by Storm" campaign.  Join us and get involved!

Listen to Michael Slate's interviews with the director of "Vessel" and two young women from StopPatriarchy. 
  
Get involved with "Summer 2015 - Take Patriarchy by Storm" here.