Tuesday, October 21, 2014

All Out for October 22 Protest to STOP Police Brutality!

  • 2:00 pm - Gather at Olympic and Broadway with signs, drums, noisemakers
  • 2:30 pm - March begins
  • 3:00 pm - Stop at Criminal Courts Bldg, 210 W. Temple
  • 4:00 pm - Rally at LAPD Headquarters, 1st and Main
Stand with the people in 38 cities across the country, from Ferguson to New York 
to LA, who demand No More Stolen Lives!  Share this with friends everywhere.
STOP Police Terror, Mass Incarceration, Repression, and the Criminalization of Generations! #O22
STOP Police Terror, Mass Incarceration, Repression, and the Criminalization of Generations! #O22

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sunday: Part 2 - Where We Are In the Revolution - Right Now

Where we are in the revolution - right now!
Part 2 of "The Bob Avakian - Cornel West Dialogue, 
the Month of Resistance, and Making a Major Leap Toward Revolution"
This critical talk on Sunday, October 12th will build off of and go
further into  Where we are in the revolution -- right now!

Sunday, October 12th, 7 pm

Anyone who is concerned about the emancipation of humanity;

Anyone who knows about or is just learning about Bob Avakian (BA)
 and the movement for revolution;

Don't miss this talk!

Tickets for the Nov. 15 dialogue between Bob Avakian and Cornel
West are available at Revolution Books.

Monday, October 6, 2014

First edition First Printing "On the Road" - Special Fundraiser for Revolution Books

Thanks to a generous donor, we are offering this first collector's copy 
of Jack Kerouac's On the Road for $1,000.

Contact us now if you are interested in this special 
offer to help meet the great need to keep Revolution Books alive. 
Any amount that you can donate is welcome and a meaningful way to 
participate in the movement for revolution.
Where else can you find the literature, programs, and discussion to understand AND change the world?

Become a Friend of Revolution Books and join the network of monthly sustainers who are the lifeblood of this center for the movement for revolution.

10/11 - Screening of "Who Is Dayani Cristal?"

Special Screening - Saturday, Oct. 11th, 7 pm
$10 at the door

Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona 
 border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered T-shirt,
 they expose a tattoo that reads "Dayani Cristal". Who is this person? What 
brought him here? How did he die?

In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver 
and actor/producer/activist Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among 
 migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare 
insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration 

In solidarity with No More Deportations Day
Who Is Dayani Cristal? - Official UK Trailer (in cinemas & iTunes July 25, 2014)
Who Is Dayani Cristal? - Official UK Trailer (in cinemas & iTunes July 25, 2014)

Winner of the 2013 Cinemography Award at Sundance Film Fest
Be a part of kicking off Revolution Books' Fall season 
as the center for the revolution that humanity needs.
To keep this indispensable resource open, 

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sustainers who are the lifeblood of this center for the movement for revolution.
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 this bookstore.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

"The Challenge: Revolution - Nothing Less!"
Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 7:30 pm 
Screening and Discussion of 
Concluding Section From the Film
Bob Avakian Live

We will be digging into the final points raised in the last section of this talk.  Join us for the rich, deep and urgent discussion.

BA puts the challenge to his audience:  "If those who know this is true and right do not act in accordance with that knowledge, if we do not take this out into the world and take this as a foundation and a basic guideline to change the world, and to bring forward growing numbers of people to join us in doing so, then it will mean nothing and come to nothing."

Save every 1st & 3rd Thursday for a new series of discussions about this talk.

Read more about the film here.  This film "can change how you see the world and what you do with the rest of your life."  - from one of the filmmakers.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ebony & Ivy: Booksigning with Dr. Craig Wilder - Sun., Sept. 28

Booksigning and Presentation

Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery &  the Troubled History of America's Universities

with author & MIT Professor Craig Wilder

Sunday, Sept. 28th, 3 pm  
$10 at the door 

   Just out in paperback!
Join us to hear from Craig Steven Wilder who in his book, Ebony & Ivy, examines how many major U.S. universities - Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, Rutgers, Williams and the University of North Carolina, among others - are drenched in the sweat, and sometimes the blood, of Africans brought to the United States as slaves. He reveals how the slave economy and higher education grew up together.  
"...a passionate recounting of the collective dehumanization of African-Americans coincident with the rise in power and prestige of the Atlantic college, particularly the Ivy League." -  Wall Street Journal               

Prof. Wilder is also the author of In the Company of Black Men: The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City and A Covenant with Color: Race and Social Power in Brooklyn. He has advised and appeared in numerous historical documentaries, including the celebrated Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon film, The Central Park Five

"When you think about the colonial world, until the American Revolution, there is only one college in the South, William & Mary ... The other eight colleges were all Northern schools, and they're actually located in key sites, for the most part, of the merchant economy where the slave traders had come to power and rose as the financial and intellectual backers of new culture of the colonies."                
-  Craig Steven Wilder