Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Thursday is a Day of Action for Palestine!
Window Rock, Arizona July 17: Dine (Navajo) activists protest at the Tribal Council against agricultural ties to Israel and to demand a tribal boycott against Israel. Photo: Terry Bowman

Protests are breaking out around the world (see slideshow).  And there needs to be much more.  Now is no time for silence, or silent complicity - including in the form of, or justified by, excuses that "the situation is so complicated."  No, it isn't.  (Read The Ongoing Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine - Stop Israel's War Crimes in Gaza!)  Join a protest or call your own!   Click here for a list of protests maintained by Samidoun.ca.
Join Revolution Books at 4:30 pm at a Mass Die-In at City Hall - Thurs., July 24th at 5 PM, 200 Main St., LA 90012.  Click here for a description of the die-in, a collaboration by American Muslims for Palestine - Southern California and Jewish Voice for Peace-LA to put on a massive die-in street theater in front of the Los Angeles City Hall. City Hall East.  They are aiming for the numbers in the die-in to reflect the current death toll in Palestine, now over 500.

Pick up a stack of Revolution newspapers and flyers for the "Hot Topic" discussion on Stopping Israel's War Crimes in Gaza" at Revolution Books after the protests on Thursday.  

Take photos and send reports of protests to revolutionbooksla@gmail.com and revcom.us.
The Ongoing Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Stop Israel's War Crimes in Gaza!
Thurs., July 24, 8:30 pm
(changed from 7:30 pm)
Discussion at Revolution Books
We will start later so people can join the protests
and then head over to the bookstore.

Rafah refugee camp in Gaza where five family members  
were killed by an Israeli missile on July 11. Photo: AP
      
Since July 8, Israel has been pounding the nearly two million Palestinian people locked down in the tiny, densely populated Gaza Strip with thousands of attacks by fighter jets, helicopters, missiles, tanks, warships, and drones. Over 500 Palestinians have been killed including many children, people living at a center for severely disabled people, and whole families. On July 17 Israel escalated the slaughter with a ground invasion. These are war crimes backed by the U.S.

Join us Thursday night to dig into the reality of this outrageous situation, including the role of the U.S. which provides massive backing to Israel, and what the people must do now.

Get these materials and more at Revolution Books - help spread them everywhere:

New issue of Revolution newspaper (revcom.us).   
Available at  
Revolution Books



Special issue of Revolution: 
The Case of Israel - Bastion of Enlightenment or Enforcer for Imperialism?

New Communist Manifesto for the 21st Century in various languages:  
manifesto arabic manifesto - english manifesto - farsi

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Post on Facebook, Twitter, send to e-lists; download and print flyer below to spread the word. Come and bring others to this "hot topic" discussion:

 

The Ongoing Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Stop Israel's War Crimes in Gaza!
 Discussion at Revolution Books
Thursday, July 24, 7:30pm

Rafah refugee camp in Gaza where five family members were killed by an Israeli missile on July 11. Photo: AP
      
Since July 8, Israel has been pounding the nearly two million Palestinian people locked down in the tiny, densely populated Gaza Strip with thousands of attacks by fighter jets, helicopters, missiles, tanks, warships, and drones. Over 500 Palestinians have been killed including many children, people living at a center for severely disabled people, and whole families. On July 17 Israel escalated the slaughter with a ground invasion. These are war crimes backed by the U.S.
  
Join us Thursday night to dig into the reality of this outrageous situation, including the role of the U.S. which provides massive backing to Israel, and what the people must do now.  
  
Get these materials and more at Revolution Books:
  
New issue of Revolution newspaper (revcom.us):





Special issue of Revolution: 
The Case of Israel - Bastion of Enlightenment or Enforcer for Imperialism?

New Communist Manifesto for the 21st Century in various languages: 

  
manifesto arabicmanifesto - englishmanifesto - farsi 
 
No Complicity!  Protests are breaking out around the world (see slideshow). And there needs to be many more protests! Now is no time for silence, or silent complicity - including in the form of, or justified by, excuses that "the situation is so complicated." No, it isn't. ( read more 


Download, print and distribute flyers for Thursday discussion. 
Pick up a stack of Revolution newspaper at Revolution Books. 
Take photos and send reports of protests to revcom.us. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Protest Israeli Assault on Gaza - Sun., July 20


Protest the Israeli assault on Gaza
Sun., July 20th, 3 PM
Westwood Federal Building
11000 Wilshire Blvd. 

West Los Angeles
Over 300 Palestinians have been killed in the last 2 weeks 
in Gaza, the world's largest outdoor prison camp, and the horror is escalating.  This is a war crime by Israel, 
the U.S. imperialists' attack dog in the oil-rich and 
strategic Middle East. Raise your voice against this outrage. Pick up a stack of the new issue of Revolution 
newspaper at Revolution Books to get out at the demonstration. Or connect with us at our booktable 
at the protest.

Silence is Complicity
Emergency discussion on Gaza at Revolution Books
Thursday, July 24th, 7:30 pm

Join us in digging into the reality of this situation, including the role of the U.S. which
provides massive financial backing to Israel, and what the people must do now.

Check Revolution website regularly for updates, and check out the resources below for
background and analysis.  Share widely!

* Michael Slate's  hour-long interview with anti-Zionist Israeli historian Ilan Pappe on
July 19th. 

* Special issue of Revolution: 
The Case of Israel - Bastion of Enlightenment or Enforcer for Imperialism?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 31 Screening of "Scientific Communist Leadership - The Rosetta Stone We Need"

Thurs., July 31st, 7:30 pm
Join us for the screening and lively discussion of a chapter from the dvd BA Speaks: REVOLUTION - NOTHING LESS! Bob Avakian Live
at Revolution Books every 1st and 3rd Thursday.
We'll focus on a chapter from disc 3: "Scientific Communist Leadership - The Rosetta Stone We Need" continued discussion on this important section.

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.

Revolution in the City!
Contact us to join our booktables at these summer cultural events
and reach thousands of people:
Friday, July 18th, 8 pm - Chop & Quench at the California Plaza in downtown LA.
Join the Fela! Band Broadway cast, including Tony-nominee Sahr Ngaujah, for a history-making live performance of Fela Kuti's influential "69 Los Angles Sessions" in its entirety.
Friday, July 25 & Saturday, July 26 at 8 pm - Roger Guenveur Smith's monologue Rodney King at the California Plaza in downtown LA. "History, poetry and tragedy collide when Roger Guenveur Smith tackles the thorny odyssey of Rodney King."
Saturday, August 9th, all day - Leimert Park Village Book Fair.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

ArtWalk - Thursday; Book Club - Saturday

Get Ready for the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride: GROUND ZERO TEXAS
Click on image above
Join us at the Downtown LA Artwalk
Thurs., July 10th, 7 pm at 6th & Spring (NE corner)
taking out word of the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride
(set for August), Revolution newspaper, and BA Everywhere,
raising funds to get the works, vision and strategy of Bob Avakian
(BA) for a radically different and far better world out in society!
and a Monthly Book Club Discussion this
Sat., July 12th, 2 pm of This Common Secret:
My Journey as an Abortion Doctor by Dr. Susan Wicklund
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Monthly Book Club Discussion
Sat., July 12th, 2 PM @ Revolution Books
 
This month we'll discuss the memoir by 
courageous abortion provider, Dr. Susan 
Wicklund. In This Common Secret: My 
Journey as an Abortion Doctor she chronicles 
her emotional and dramatic twenty-year career 
on the front lines of the abortion war. Growing 
up in working class, rural Wisconsin, Wicklund 
had her own painful abortion at a young age. 
It was not until she became a doctor that she 
realized how many women shared her ordeal of 
an unwanted pregnancy - and how hidden this 
common experience remains even after Roe vs Wade. This is the story of 
Susan's love for a profession that means listening to women and 
helping them through one of the most pivotal and controversial events 
in their lives. Hers is also a calling that means sleeping on planes and 
commuting between clinics in different states-and that requires her to 
wear a bulletproof vest and to carry a .38 caliber revolver. This is also 
the story of the women whom Susan serves, women whose options are 
increasingly limited.
Revolution Club Summer Party Fundraiser
Sat., July 19th (rescheduled from July 12)
7 - 10 pm at Revolution Books

Come to the fundraiser party and chill with the Revolution Club Summer 
volunteers, as we play music, dance, hang out, and talk about what 
this group of volunteers has dedicated their summer to. There will be an 
asking donation of $5 to fund the Revolution Club Summer to fight the 
power, transform the people -- for revolution!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Reading of "The Time of Our Lies", a play about Howard Zinn - Sun., July 13





Sunday, July 13th, 3 PM
Special Reading of "The Time of Our Lies," a play 
about Howard Zinn by Bianca Bagatourian
$10 suggested donation to support 
Revolution Books
$100 premium tickets include 
A People's History of the U.S. 

The provocative story of renowned US historian, educator and
activist Howard Zinn, author of the bestselling and highly influential
book A People's History of the United States, as a young bombardier
in World War Two. This important piece, choreographed through
song and rap, challenges the dominant narrative of U.S. history.
Catch this play at Revolution Books before it premieres in Scotland
at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.






















See youtube clips at here.

Exec. Producers: Viggo Mortensen, Jon Bernthal, Myla Kabat-Zinn 
Producers: Fringe Management
Written & Produced by Bianca Bagatourian
Directed & Composed by Josh Chambers
Starring:
Antonio Anagaran
Jorge Castañeda
Natasha Tina Corinne Alford
Charlotte Di Gregorio
Dana Wilson
Movement Consultant: Maureen Fleming
Costumes: E.B. Brooks
Production Designer: Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew