Monday, March 3, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Sunday, March 2nd, 1-4 PM
"First Sunday" Open House
Celebrating the release of the third issue of
Revolution Books is hosting our latest monthly 'First Sunday' Open House and celebrating the release of the new issue of Demarcations with a lively celebration and informal discussion! (postponed from last month's conflict with the Super Bowl) The new issue of Demarcations features a major article on the impasse faced by the Arab Spring and what is fundamentally needed, along with a statement from Bob Avakian released soon after the fall of Mubarak in Egypt. This issue also continues to frame and concentrate key struggles on the theoretical framework for a new stage of communist revolution, with important and significant contributions from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, the Revolutionary Communist Organization, Mexico (OCR, Mexico), the Communist Party of Iran (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist), and Raymond Lotta.
Drop by for refreshments, meet new people who are seeking a better world, searching for answers to what is the source of the horrors and savage inequalities in the world and what is the way out. If you are new to these questions and are checking it out, or have been engaging these issues for some time, come by, learn more about this movement for revolution, and explore Bob Avakian's new synthesis of communism with a viable vision of a whole better world and strategy for how to bring that into being. This Open House is also a fundraiser for Revolution Books so bring your check book and donations, along with your questions, ideas and dreams for a better world and be part of making that real!
Check out Demarcations, A Journal of Communist Theory and Polemic here or pick up a print copy at the bookstore.
|Join us for phonebanking Sat., March 1st as we call the many people who have signed up to get involved. We'll be inviting people to the Open House, learning what they're most concerned about, and finding ways for everyone to become part of the movement for revolution, through donations and fundraising projects, as well as through volunteering and interning as we get ready for an exciting March.|
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, sent to e-lists!
From Stop Mass Incarceration - SoCal:
Wed., February 26th:
A Day of Outrage and Remembrance for
Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis
In L.A. Starting at 2:30 PM
at the Corner of Crenshaw & Slauson Streets
March to Crenshaw & MLK for 4:00 PM Rally
Click on image below to download and print for Feb. 26. Click [here] for locations across the country.
We're Standing Up!
No More Murder of Black Youth!
February 26, two years since the modern day lynching of Trayvon Martin, eleven days after a Florida court refused to convict racist Michael Dunn for the murder of Jordan Davis. Wherever you are, put on your hoodies, get people together, print out these targets, and gather at the seats of power and influence or go to the public square. Stand together in silence, hoodies up, fists raised, holding targets. Be part of creating a powerful visual image and stand of defiance that goes out around the world.
On Wednesday, February 26, join with people in your city or town. Put on a Hoodie for Trayvon, hold a target with the message of "No More" for Jordan and all the Black and Latino youth who this system views as suspects. Defiantly represent that we refuse to accept a target being put on the back of every Black youth in this country, we refuse to accept the declaration that Black people have no rights that white people are bound to respect.
February 26, make a difference. This action can break the paralysis by being the first national action against the mistrial of the murderer of young Jordan Davis and linking this outrage to the fight for justice for Trayvon. Be a part of puncturing the lie that there is nothing we can do-that we must accept this nightmare. Join with hundreds nationwide standing up to the murder of Black youth declaring that we are determined to stop it.
Don't let your action be a secret from the world at large. Take pictures of yourselves, post them HERE and send them to stopmassincarceration@
Share this youtube widely:
Received from Revolution newspaper:
Calling Photographers/Videographers and everyone with a mobile device with a camera, nationwide... take your skills to February 26 activities and send appropriate photos and videos to revcom.us.
The call is out:
"FEBRUARY 26 - HOODIES UP, TIME'S UP, WE'RE STANDING UP!
NO MORE MURDERS OF OUR YOUTH!"
Bring your cameras to help this day have the impact that's needed, document people standing up with photos and videos and send it in to revcom.us /
Revolution newspaper. People coming together with hoodies up, interviews and testimonies from people are all welcome.
Send videos and photos to: revolution.reports@yahoo.
For more info about the day, including times and places, go to revcom.us
Listen and share this new talk by Carl Dix:
Monday, February 17, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Statement by Carl Dix on Mistrial in the Murder of Jordan Davis
The case of Michael Dunn, the white man who murdered 17-year-old Jordan Davis after arguing with him over the loud music Davis and his friends were playing in a gas station parking lot, shows once more why we need to make revolution to get rid of the capitalist system that has subjected Black people to brutal oppression since the first Africans were dragged to these shores in slave chains. Sixty years ago it was Emmett Till. Two years ago it was Trayvon Martin. Now it's Jordan Davis, another Black youth murdered by a white man out to put Black people "back in their places."
While the jury convicted Dunn of secondary counts, THEY DID NOT REACH A DECISION ON THE MURDER OF JORDAN DAVIS!!! ONCE AGAIN THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR: BLACK YOUTH-ALL BLACK YOUTH-HAVE TARGETS ON THEIR BACK. Dunn's defense came down to saying any white person has the right to kill any Black person he or she feels is a threat to them. And the jury did not contradict that!
By not convicting Dunn for the murder of Jordan Davis, Amerikkka is declaring, once again, that Black people have no rights that white people are bound to respect. How long are we going to put up with Black people being gunned down, or lynched, by racists and by the police? Nothing short of revolution is needed to uproot the white supremacist capitalist system that is responsible for these racist murders. And as part of getting to the point when it's time to make revolution, we have to powerfully come together against these outrageous injustices. Get with the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) and the movement for revolution it is building and get into the works of Bob Avakian, the leader of the RCP. These murders have been going down too damned long. They must be stopped, once and for all.
Let's look at what really happened. After picking a fight with the youth over their music, Dunn fired 10 shots at their vehicle while the youth sat in their car, killing Jordan Davis. Dunn even continued firing after the youth were driving away from the gas station, fleeing for their lives! The youth called the police right away, but Dunn drove back to his motel with his fiancé, took his dog out to "go potty" and ordered pizza for dinner. He got in the car the next day and drove almost 200 miles to go back home.
Again, everybody-Black people, white people, people of all races and backgrounds, everybody who has an ounce of justice in their hearts-needs to take to the streets in outrage over the failure to render justice for the murder of Jordan Davis. Our cry must be JUSTICE FOR JORDAN DAVIS! And this cry must be continued into the Day of Outrage and Remembrance for Trayvon Martin on February 26. And carried on till we end these outrageous murders, the white supremacy out of which they spring and the whole goddamned capitalist system that is responsible for this and many other horrors inflicted on the people.
Take to the streets to demand JUSTICE FOR JORDAN DAVIS
on Sunday, Feb. 16th at 4:30 pm at La Brea and Rodeo,
right after the BBQ (see below).
Received from the BA Everywhere Committee, L.A.:
Post on Facebook, Twitter, send to e-lists - spread the word and bring others!
Click here for a flyer to download and print:
Make a contribution to changing the world
BA Everywhere Fundraiser - BBQ & Picnic - $5
Sunday, February 16th, 1 to 4 pm, Rancho Cienega Park
(the park behind Dorsey High School,
Rodeo & MLK Blvd., east of La Brea at the picnic tables)
This month, the fundraising picnic hosted by the Revolution Club and BA Everywhere L.A. Committee also celebrate Darwin Day, with a presentation on the science of evolution.
"Everyone needs to understand the basic facts of evolution as well as the essentials of the scientific method...When people are deprived of a scientific approach to reality as a whole, they are robbed of both a full appreciation of the beauty and richness of the natural world and the means to understand the dynamics of change, not only in nature, but in human society as well."
- From Ardea Skybreak's book,
The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism - Knowing What is Real and
Why It Matters.
Bring friends, spread the word. Volunteers needed! Help set up, take a turn at the BBQ, serve food, help clean up - if you have an hour or the whole day.
For more information or to volunteer, contact:
BA Everywhere, L.A., 213-304-9864
Monday, February 10, 2014
One Billion Rising for Justice
Fri., Feb. 14
Unleash the Fury of Women
as a Mighty Force for Revolution!
10 am join the Revolution Club and Stop Patriarchy at Z Pizza, 8861 Santa Monica Blvd., between north San Vicente and Larabee
5 - 7 pm at Revolution Books
Speak Out and Freeway Banner Drop
| Join Revolution Books and the Stop Patriarchy movement on February 14 for One Billion Rising for Justice. |
This day marks a major international manifestation against the abuse of women -- it's a day that forges a sense of world-wide community of joyful resistance to one of the deepest, most vicious forms of oppression-the brutalization, degradation, denial of the basic humanity of women.
On February 14, join the Revolution Club and Stop Patriarchy at 10 am in front of Z Pizza, 8861 Santa Monica Blvd., between north San Vicente and Larabee. Then from 5 to 7 pm, come to Revolution Books for a Speak-out + Freeway Banner Drop.
The theme of the Revolution Books/StopPatriarchy.org Speak-out and banner drop:
"You cannot break all the chains, except one. You cannot say you want to be free of exploitation and oppression, except you want to keep the oppression of women by men... The oppression of women is completely bound up with the division of society into masters and slaves, exploiters and exploited, and the ending of all such conditions is impossible without the complete liberation of women. All this is why women have a tremendous role to play not only in making revolution but in making sure there is all-the-way revolution. The fury of women can and must be fully unleashed as a mighty force for proletarian revolution."
- BAsics 3:22, Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party
"Our mission is to challenge the new generation in particular to reject this culture of rape and pornography, to resist the shaming of women who have sex and/or abortions, to wage fierce cultural and political resistance to wake others up, and to celebrate, fight for, and win the full equality and liberation of women."
Check out these messages from revcom.us by Sunsara Taylor and Andy Zee.