Thursday, August 27, 2015

Live Webcast from NYC - Screening at Revolution Books-LA
Thursday, August 27th, 3:30 PM 
Also, 7 PM @ United University Church, 817 W 34th St. 

(On USC campus @Jefferson & Hoover), ph: 213-840-5348

This event has been organized to inform and connect people during this pivotal time. To let those who see the need to "change the whole social landscape" of society know that it is possible, and that they have an opportunity to be a part of that change.

Thursday night will prepare people for the major national mobilization against police terror and murder that is happening in NYC on Saturday, October 24: #RiseUpOctober

"Everyone with an ounce of justice in their hearts, everyone who hates hearing that another Black or Brown person has been killed by the police, needs to join the fight to STOP these horrors."
- Carl Dix

"When you actually have a genuine love for people, you can't stand the fact that they're being treated unjustly. You hate the fact that they're treated unfairly, and if you don't do something, rocks are gonna cry out. What kind of person are you when you see folk being mistreated? Do you remain indifferent?"
- Dr. Cornel West

Carl Dix and Dr. Cornel West will be joined by people whose family members' lives were stolen by the police. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Tuesday, 8/25 - Discussion of Special Katrina/Emmett Till Issue of Revolution

Get Ready for the Special Revolution/ Issue:
10 Years Since Katrina and 60 Years Since Emmett Till
Coming up in the last weeks of August are two important anniversaries of major crimes by the system:
*In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans - and the people in the poorest sections of the city, mainly Black, were not only abandoned and given zero help from the government, they were treated like criminals. More than 1,000 people died in the hurricane and its wake, and hundreds of thousands suffered greatly.
*In August 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Black youth from Chicago visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, was kidnapped by white racists because he had whistled at a white woman. A few days later, Emmett Till's body was found in a river. He had been lynched-beaten and shot to death.
The print and online issue of Revolution/ coming out on Monday, August 24 will be a special issue focusing on these two horrendous crimes. The basic themes of the special issue will be: How long will these crimes go on? There IS a way out! REVOLUTION-NOTHING LESS!


* DONATE so that we can do a big printing of this issue and so that teams of volunteers can go to key places to get this issue out. Make your donation at and call on others to donate.

* Start organizing people to get this issue out. Contact people to let them know about this issue, get commitments from people about going out with a team, ask people to take time off from work if they can, and strategize about what are the key places/events to get to with the special issue. If you're not near a Revolution Books store or a Revolution distributor, contact RCP Publications to get issues of the paper.
Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 PM - Join us at Revolution Books - L.A. to discuss it, and make big plans to get it out in the communities, to churches, Straight Outta Compton movie lines, and more.
Emmett Till and Jim Crow: "Black people lived under a death sentence" - clip from "Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About, a film of a talk by Bob Avakian" given in 2003 in the United States. Bob Avakian is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. This talk, followed by questions and answers, is a wide-ranging revolutionary journey, covering many topics. It breaks down the very nature of the society we live in and how humanity has come to a time where a radically different society is possible. It is full of heart and soul, humor and seriousness; it will challenge you and set your heart and mind to flight.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

A Bookstore for the World -
You Are Needed to Save Revolution Books
Revolution Books is more important than ever:

It is a bookstore for the whole world -- a world of suffering and horrors here and around the globe. 

The place where people come to find the books and the deep engagement about why the world is the way it is and the possibility of a radically different way the world could be. Scientific and poetic, wrangling and visionary, Revolution Books is at the center of building a movement for revolution. 
Right now, Revolution Books is facing an immediate financial crisis and needs several thousand dollars to keep the doors open and impact society much more widely.  Our all-volunteer staff relies on donations from people like you who agonize over the situation here and around the world, and dream of a whole different future. 
Become a Friend of Revolution Books now! 
At RB people engage the biggest questions facing humanity through its literature and provocative discussions and programs.   It is the site of critical thinking like nowhere else. 

Because at RB people experience and engage the new synthesis of communism developed by the revolutionary leader, Bob Avakian -- a scientific method and approach to understanding reality and a vision and strategy for the revolutionary struggle to overturn and uproot all systems and relations of exploitation and oppression to achieve complete emancipation.
Humanity Needs Revolution 
The Revolution Needs Revolution Books 
Revolution Books Needs You 
Saturday, August 22
to Represent for Revolution and the Emancipation of All Humanity

1 pm-Gather at the Ezell Ford Mural on 65th & Broadway in South Central, which is just steps away from where Ford was shot in the back by LAPD. Then travel together to Skid Row, downtown LA

3 pm-Gather at 5th & San Pedro, near where brother "Africa" was murdered by the police. Then we will march through the streets of downtown LA

7 pm-Join an outing to Summer Night Lights with nighttime screening of clips from the film REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion; A Dialogue Between CORNEL WEST & BOB AVAKIAN. Contact Revolution Club LA for more info at Revolution Books, 323.463.3500.
 Sunday, August 23
#302- RNL 3 PM - Special screening and discussion of sections of
Bob Avakian Live!
at Revolution Books
(we're postponing our Thursday screening/discussion)
$5/sliding scale at the door - 
fundraiser for BA Everywhere:  
Imagine the Difference It Could Make campaign

As a follow up to T-shirt Day, join us on Sunday to dig into the science of revolution.
5:30 PM - Delicious chef-prepared dinner

$10/sliding scale to save Revolution Books

Bring your friends and family.  Let's break bread and work together for the movement for revolution, and move forward to build this movement to a higher plateau.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Don't Miss These 4 Events at Revolution Books This Week

Thursday, August 6th, 7:30 PM
#302- RNL
Screening and Continuing Discussion of the film
BA Speaks:  Revolution--Nothing Less!  Bob Avakian Live.

This week:   "Remind Me: 'Which System, Capitalism or
Communism, is the Nightmare for Humanity'?
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday.  "Yes, this is a film, but that
is not its essence. This is a daring, substantive, scientific
summoning to revolution. 6+ hours that can change how
you see the world and what you do with the rest of your 
life. Is this hype? No." -From one of the filmmakers
Friday, August 7th, 5 PM (plus other times TBA) 
People's Hearing for Abortion on Demand & Without Apology - Live from MS! 

Stop Patriarchy is in Jackson, Mississippi July 31 - August 9 to Take Patriarchy By Storm and fight for abortion on demand and without apology.  The Deep South is where the battle around abortion rights is most acute, and where lack of access disproportionately affects Black and poverty-stricken women.  Learn more here.
Saturday, August 8th, 7 PM
Rooftop Revolutionary Party to celebrate the
continuing resistance to police terror on the
1-yr Anniversary of the murder of Michael Brown
and to get ready for #RiseUpOctober.

Poetry, Spoken Word, Testimony Music, Comic Relief 
$10/sliding scale to save Revolution Books.

Bring your friends and family.

It's Right to Rebel!  Ferguson Is Everywhere! 
Which Side Are You On?
Sunday, August 9th, 3 PM
Presentation and Booksigning of Detained and
Deported:  Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire.
Compelling and heartbreaking, author and journalist
Margaret Regan offers a rare glimpse into the lives of
people ensnared in America's immigration dragnet. 
Sections on detention, deportation, and resistance
reveal the horrors  on both sides of the border, as
well as the courageous and determined opposition
to this injustice that has arisen. 
$10/sliding scale 
If you value all that we are doing to change the world,
become a Friend of Revolution Books  now! 

This is the most important way to enable this indispensable bookstore to 
 become self-sufficient -- by making a monthly (or quarterly) contribution
that we can count on.  You can donate every month by credit card, Paypal,
check or cash.  You receive 10% off on book sales, and most importantly,
you become a crucial part of a network of people who are the lifeline of
Revolution Books.  Contact us to talk about many ways that you can play
a vital role in saving this bookstore.  

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Received from Stop Mass Incarceration.  We recommend:
Stop Police Terror! #RiseUpOctober
Justice for Michael Brown, Omar Abrego, Ezell Ford and ALL the Stolen Lives

Sunday, August 9th @ 3pm
65th and Broadway, at the site of the LAPD murder of Ezell Ford
For Info: Stop Mass Incarceration Network 213-840-5348

Which Side Are You On?

Michael Brown was murdered last August by Ferguson police.  And so were Ezell Ford and Omar Abrego, by the LAPD.  Over 1100 people have been killed by cops since.  Never forgive!  Never forget!  Hands Up! Don't Shoot! Stop Police Terror!  Which Side Are You On?

August 9th will be the 1-year anniversary of the murder of Michael Brown by killer cop Darren Wilson.  In response to the murder of Michael Brown, defiant youth and others took to the streets of Ferguson for days and then weeks, refusing to back down in the face of tear gas, rubber bullets, and National Guard. This was HISTORIC. It sent a shock wave waking up millions and inspiring a nationwide struggle for justice long overdue. The Ferguson rebellion was righteous, needed and must be upheld. The people who stood up should be recognized for their courage, sacrifice and the huge difference their actions made.  

When Omar Abrego and Ezell Ford were murdered by the LAPD Newton Division last August, people hit the streets of LA, part of nationwide struggle to stop murder by police that got jumped off in Ferguson days before.

Yet the cold blooded, brutal murders of Michael Brown, Omar Abrego and Ezell Ford have been covered up and justified by the system. In Michael Brown's case, by the St. Louis County Grand Jury and then by the Dept. of (IN)Justice. In Omar Abrego's case by the LAPD and Police Commission and LA District Attorney.  In Ezell Ford's case, by the LAPD and LA District Attorney.  This shows once again why people were right to stand up and refuse to wait for justice that never comes while murder by police never stops.

On Sunday, August 9 on 65th and Broadway in South Central LA - at the murder site of Ezell Ford - we'll remember the precious lives of these brothers and others stolen from us in the last year and we will take to the streets to demand JUSTICE... we'll march to the Newton Division of the LAPD to expose the towering crimes committed by the LAPD and police nationwide.  We will do this as part of getting ready for Rise Up October! ~ October 22 in cities across the U.S. to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. AND THEN... October 24 thousands and thousands of people from around the country will descend on New York City and SHUT DOWN the city of New York by the sheer weight of our numbers, to deliver a message to the world we are determined to Stop Police Terror and we will not stop until murder by police stops!  

Southern California: Phone: 213-840-5348 / Email:
Twitter: @Smin_LA /

Monday, July 13, 2015

Fourth in a 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 Avakian 
Thursday, July 16th, 7:30 PM 
at Revolution Books 

Join us for the fourth discussion of excerpts of this interview. 
We will dig into the segment entitled, "Some Thank Yous That
Need to Be Said Aloud" (pgs. 120-122).

"Especially in the face of not just the hardship and difficulties,
but also the slander, the snark and gutter attacks that some
people never tire of spewing forth, I'd like to say some thank
yous, because I think there are some thank yous that good
people have in mind sometimes, but that are not enough, not
often enough, said aloud.  So let me say some of those thank
yous aloud right now..."   Read the rest of this section here.  
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.  Discussions are
always exciting!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Anti-4th of July Rent Party

Sunday, July 5 @ 4 PM

with spoken word artist Jerry Quickley

Open Mic and International Refreshments
$10/sliding scale
Internationalism:  The Whole World Comes First
BAsics 5:8 from the Talks and Writings of Bob Avakian