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Sunday, April 24, 2011
Check out this YouTube trailer of CORNEL WEST and CARL DIX
from their 2009 dialogue in Harlem, sponsored by Revolution
Books, NYC: The Ascendancy of Obama, and the Continued Need
for Resistance and Liberation:
Cornel West & Carl Dix 2009 Trailer
The whole 2-hour DVD of this
riveting exchange is available
at Revolution Books LA ($15).
Meet Chris Hedges, Sikivu Hutchinson, Dennis Loo & Michael Slate at Our Festival of Books Booth This Weekend
Join Revolution Books / Libros Revolución
at the L.A. Times Festival of Books this weekend!
University of Southern California (new venue)
Booth #888 T2 in the center of the festival
Sat., April 30th,10 AM - 6 PM; Sun., May 1st, 10 AM - 5 PM
BAsics / Lo BAsico
From the talks and writings
of ( $10 paperback)
"There would be no United States as we now know it today without slavery. That is a simple and basic truth."
So opens BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian. This book, released April 5, 2011 takes you on a remarkable journey through the brutal system that dominates the planet today to a vision of a new and far better revolutionary world. It lays out a roadmap of how to get there - breaking down how to understand the system we live under and how to struggle to transform it. Full of heart and soul, science, radical critique and revolutionary vision, BAsics is a work that a new movement for revolution can grow up around.
"There is nothing more unrealistic than the idea of reforming this system into something that would come anywhere near being in the interests of the great majority of people and ultimately of humanity as a whole."
- Making and Emancipating Humanity, Part II
BAsics, p. 72, #2
You can't change the world if you don't know the BAsics!
Pick up your copy of BAsics . Buy more for your friends.
Buy one for a prisoner through the
Prisoner's Revolutionary Literature Fund [here]!
Check out the NYC celebration of revolution and the possibility of
a new world - on the occasion of the publication of BAsics [here].
Photo slide show [here].
Come meet these writers at our booth:
Sat., April 30th - 2:30 - 3:30 PM: SIKIVU HUTCHINSON, will sign her new book Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars.
Sat., April 30th - 4 - 5 PM: DENNIS LOO will discuss his new book Globalization and the Demolition of Society to be published next month. Co-editor of Impeach the President: The Case against Bush & Cheney.
Sun., May 1st - 11 AM - 12 Noon: MICHAEL SLATE, writer for Revolution newspaper and KPFK radio host (90.7 FM - Fridays 10 - 11 AM).
Sun., May 1st: 2 - 3 PM: CHRIS HEDGES will sign his latest books at our booth, The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress and Death of the Liberal Class.
Donations are needed for this important, but costly, weekend. The booth is $1,150, and 2,000 of the beautiful new Revolution Books brochure costs $300. Please contribute generously HERE (click on the PayPal button on the upper right side of our blog) to enable the bookstore to reach thousands of book-lovers and critical thinkers, and not land us in the red, except politically.
Volunteers needed all this week in preparation for and during the bookfair itself: Help design a "mock booth" in the store, help pack the books, make displays, donate packing materials, boxes. At the festival, help set up and tear down the booth, pass out bookstore brochures and flyers, join teams taking out BAsics and Revolution newspaper to the thousands at the festival. Contact us to volunteer.
Friday, April 22, 2011
We Recommend: The Michael Slate Show
Friday, April 22, 2011, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, KPFK, 90.7 FM
Listen Live at www.kpfk.org
This week's show:
Carl Dix, revolutionary and founding member of the. Carl will be talking about his upcoming dialogue with , "In the Age of Obama . . . Police Terror, Incarceration, No Jobs, Mis-education: WHAT FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH?" See below.
BP oil spill, a look at the real costs of oil for the Gulf region, for humanity, and for the whole planet? John Clark is an author, activist and Professor in Humane Letters and the Professions and Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University New Orleans.: on the anniversary of the
Jon Kellam, director ofproduction of Molière's Tartuffe, which kicks off its 30th anniversary season. This hilarious social satire is about a con man who schemes to seduce the wife of an affluent merchant, marry his daughter and rob him of his riches by claiming to be a man of religion. When it was written it was condemned as a sacrilegious outrage by the Church and nearly banned.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Exciting Volunteer Opportunities at Revolution Books!
Join Us for a Volunteers Orientation Meeting
This Sunday, April 24th, 3 pm
Join the all-volunteer staff at Revolution Books, and be part of changing the world! Appreciate the books that we carry? Enjoy the events that we host? Like the conversations that are buzzing at the bookstore? Have ideas of how to improve the bookstore and its impact?
If your answer is YES to any of these questions, we need you to step forward in whatever capacity you can and for whatever amount of time you have to offer. You don't have to be an expert (none of us staff people are), but if you see the need for this growing center for the movement for revolution, there is a space for you. And we can only thrive with your participation.
1. Join us for a Volunteers Orientation meeting on Sunday, April 24th at 3 PM as we prepare for the Festival of Books. We're going to need a big team of people at the upcoming L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC (new venue) Sat., April 30th (10 AM - 6 PM) & Sun., May 1st (10 AM - 5 PM). We've got Booth #888 T2 in the center of the festival. It's the biggest event of the year for us, and lots of fun.
- Would you like to hand out flyers that advertise the booth and bookstore?
- Want to help with early Saturday morning set-up or post-fair Sunday packing up?
- Want to create bold and beautiful displays for BAsics: from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian, Revolution newspaper, and other key materials? We aim to get the word out very widely that "You can't change the world if you don't know the BAsics".
- Can you make photocopies of flyers and reprints? (saves us alot of money)
- Want to sell t-shirts at the booth, or newspapers, or books?
These are a few of the ways that we need your participation. Contact us now!
To locate USC on Los Angeles, CA 90089.or similar mapping software, you may use the intersection of Exposition Blvd and S Figueroa St,
2. Got a few hours a week to give to the bookstore? Last week a young woman told us, "I want to do something more than work at a crappy job. What better place to volunteer than at the bookstore!" No matter what your schedule or skill set, contact us to volunteer! You may remember that when we opened the new bookstore we put out a call for Architects, Bookkeepers, Carpenters, and Designers, and guess what? We met some wonderful people who have helped us with all of these needs. Now we need to move down the alphabet, and get street teams, translators (Spanish is our main language request - either for simultaneous translation at events, or written translation for flyers & newsletters), and webmasters.
Let us know how you'd like be a part of the emancipation of humanity.
*Graphic above by - "Bookopolis"
Friday, April 22, 7 pm, Commemoration
Live Like Damián García!
A beloved member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, Damián was assassinated by police agents in Los Angeles 30 years ago on April 22nd, while building for revolutionary May Day 1980. [Read more here]
Damián was singled out because several weeks earlier he had dared to raise the red flag of revolution on top of the Alamo - that ugly symbol of U.S. aggression, theft of land and domination over Native Americans and Mexico. Come commemorate his life and learn from his example. "Stop Thinking Like Americans, Start Thinking About Humanity!" Readings and spoken word.
Join Us for a Revolution Books FUN-raiser:
Thurs., April 21st, 8 PM - "A Weekend with" at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St. in downtown LA 90014
by Herbert Siguenza | Directed by Todd Salovey | Produced by The
"Siguenza was born to play Picasso!"
Acclaimed actor-writer Herbert Siguenza (of ) returns to Los Angeles with his first one man show. Siguenza brings his virtuosic writing, acting and painting skills into Picasso's private studio, "Le Californie" on the coast of France in 1957 for an intimate and revealing weekend into the creative mind and work of one of the most inspiring artists of modern history. Picasso's controversial and flamboyant opinions and creations gripped the public imagination and forever changed 20th century art history. Tickets are $10 on Thursdays; we ask your donation of $5 to $100 extra for the bookstore. Contact Revolution Books for an enjoyable evening to support both the bookstore and the L.A. Theater Center.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011