Monday, June 5, 2017

Friday - The Michael Slate Show: Concerts vs. the Trump Regime; Bob Avakian, "What if . . . ?"

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This week:

TEAR DOWN THIS WALL! A Dresden Orchestra Stages a Huge Happening at the US-Mexico Border

We'll speak with Sven Heinrich from The Dresdner Sinfoniker, a contemporary symphony orchestra from Dresden, Germany, who will stage a concert at Parque del Mar in Tijuana, Baja California, between 11 AM - 4 PM on Saturday, June 3. The location is right at the US border. 

The orchestra said, "With this happening we are not only protesting against President Trump's proposed border wall, but also against the isolation and nationalist policies around the world. Together, we will demonstrate that music knows no boundaries and art can help to build bridges across all barriers."


Grand Performances Summer Season in Los Angeles

At a time when the Trump administration is looking to disembowel the arts and deport immigrants, Grand Performancesis flying in the face of the attacks on immigrants and Muslims with eclectic programming choices representing immigrants from Columbia, Iraq, Iran, Mexico, the LGBT community and more. The series of free concerts takes place at the California Plaza in Downtown LA, from June 2 - September 23.

We'll be talking with Nurit Smith, Deputy Director of Grand Performances. She recently said, "In a world filled with uncertainty it's now more important than ever to have a safe haven, a place of refuge to make one feel uplifted."


Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, an Excerpt fromRevolution and Religion, the Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion, a Dialogue Between Cornel West & Bob Avakian
We'll hear Bob Avakian (BA), talking about "What if . . . ?" The times we're going through right now underline the importance of people getting into BA.

See below for an announcement of an important program this coming week at UCLA, "Science and the New Communism, Why Knowing What's True Has Everything to Do With Getting Beyond This World of Horrors, A Presentation and Exchange on the New Communism developed by Bob Avakian".

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Science and Revolution
Why Knowing What's True Has Everything to Do With
Getting Beyond This World of Horrors
A Presentation and Exchange on the New Communism developed by Bob Avakian
Join us for a discussion of what the breakthroughs in the New Communism have to do with getting beyond a world where "might makes right."

Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books, NYC, speaking on behalf of The Bob Avakian Institute

Andrew Apter, Professor of Anthropology and History, UCLA
Juan Gómez-Quiñones, Professor of History, UCLA
Monday June 5, 2017, 3:00 to 5:00pm
The Black Forum, Haines 153, UCLA