Saturday, October 22, 2016

All Out for Oct 22nd Stop Police Brutality, Repression & The Criminalization Of A Generation

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)
Caravan through the streets of South Central, including to sites of the police killings of Richard Risher, Kenny Watkins, Daniel Perez, and others, as part of the 21st Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation!  
Contact the Revolution Club, L.A. 323/331-1769;; 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

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Friday, Oct. 21, 2016
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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.

September 15, 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

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Mary Laws, 
Blueberry Toast

It's a Sunday morning, in a sunny, suburban kitchen. Barb is making breakfast for her husband, Walt. Their children, Jack and Jill, are busy writing a play. When Barb and Walt disagree over a seemingly innocuous piece of blueberry toast, the veneer of their polished existence begins to crack and what's underneath might eat them for breakfast. 
We talk with Mary Laws, creator of Blueberry Toast, a powerful, whimsical, funny and disturbing play, currently at the Echo Theater

The Other Slavery

On the occasion of Indigenous Peoples' Day, we'll hear more of an interview I did with Andres Resendez, author of The Other Slavery, The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

Resendez tells the little-known story of the enslavement of countless native people in the Americas, including the US. This slavery lasted into the 20th Century, and was particularly brutal in California, where whole peoples were enslaved.

The forced labor of native people helped provide the foundation for the US economy. This is an essential part of the history of the development of capitalism, and a history that has been unknown, or relegated to a few scattered scholarly papers, accessible to only a few. 

Silver Lake Library hosts event for The New Communism by Bob Avakian

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.

Saturday, Oct, 22, 2016    3:30 - 5 pm

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 
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
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.

You can spread the word through the Library's events page or tweet from the Library's website.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oct 8 Book Launch of Avakian's "The New Communism" with Cornel West & Carl Dix

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Friday, Sept. 30, 2016
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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"

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Police Murder, Righteous Rebellion and What's It Going to Take to End This?

Carl Dix joins us from Charlotte, North Carolina, to talk about the recent police murders of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa OK, and Keith Lamont Scott, in Charlotte.

Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sept 16, Terence Crutcher is shot and killed with his hands up by Tulsa Police, when his car was stalled on the road.

Charlotte, NC, Sept 20. Four days later, Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old disabled Black man, is murdered by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police as he was waiting on his son to be dropped off after school.

Following this murder, people in Charlotte rebelled for two straight nights, so far. The North Carolina governor has declared a state of emergency and deployed the National Guard against the people.

Carl Dix is a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party, and co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. Carl is a follower of and advocate for Bob Avakian, his leadership and his visionary new synthesis of communism. Follow him@Carl_Dix.

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Remembering the State-Sanctioned Murder
of Troy Davis

Jen Marlowe joins us to talk about the continuing impact of the execution of Troy Davis, on the fifth anniversary of his murder by the state of Georgia, September 20, 2011.

Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the 1989 murder of a white police officer in Savannah, GA. Despite the absence of physical evidence linking Davis to the murder -- and an international campaign to save his life -- the state of Georgia doggedly pursued his execution.

Jen Marlowe is the author of I Am Troy Davis. She is a communications associate for Just Vision, the founder of donkeysaddle projects, an award-winning author/documentary filmmaker.

Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up
We'll talk with Lucy Alibar, the playwright and actor of a masterpiece of storytelling. Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up recently premiered to cheers and applause at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Structured as a series of stories from the perspective, and with the voice of a girl in the 4th Grade, growing up in Grady County, in the Florida Panhandle. It takes you on a hilarious journey that makes you laugh and makes you cringe. Burnpile was written and performed by Lucy Alibar, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

For information about showtimes and tickets, visit the Kirk Douglas Theatre website
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