Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
On the Real - Liberating - Experience of Previous Socialist Revolutions
Discussion at Revolution Books
Friday, Nov. 22nd, 7:30 PM
Read this special new issue of Revolution on the experience of previous socialist revolutions, and bring your thoughts and questions to this discussion.
The first wave of socialist societies -- beginning with the short-lived Paris Commune in 1871, and then in the Soviet Union from 1917 to the mid-1950s, and in China from 1949 to 1976 -- accomplished great things. They were the rising of the wretched of the earth, involving hundreds of millions in determined struggle to overthrow the old order an build a new world. It is the summing up of these great achievements, as well as their shortcomings, that forms a key part of BA's new synthesis of communism, and the forging of a way forward to emancipate humanity.
Read the 4-part interview with political economist Raymond Lotta :
You Don't Know What You Think You "Know" About...The Communist Revolution and the Real Path to Emancipation:Its History and Our Future
No Wonder They Slander Communism, by Bob Avakian
But How Do We Know Who's Telling the Truth about Communism?
Saturday, October 19, 2013
A bookstore at the center of building a movement for revolution
Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 5 pm:
Spoken Word Benefit Performance
for Revolution Books - $10 at the door
Come hear Jerry's new work plus some old favorites and have a great time raising funds for Revolution Books!
Jerry can be seen in the documentaries A Night of Ferocious Joy, Spit, SlamNation!, Poetic Justice, Something From Nothing: Hip Hop Theater, and the PBS documentary series Senior Year, among others. He has toured his work around the country and around the world. His writings can be found in Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip Hop, and the Voice of a New Generation (Source Books), and Twilight of Empire: Responses to Occupation (Perceval Press).
Stay for a delicious homemade international dinner for an additional $10. Meet others, learn more about this bookstore and the movement for revolution, have a fun and exciting evening. Become a Friend of Revolution Books - keep Revolution Books open, and able to thrive!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 7:30 pm
at Revolution Books
Join us for a "Hot Topic" discussion
of important new analysis:
The Shutdown, the Showdown
and the Urgent Need to
The government shutdown dominates the news. Republicans and Democrats fight in a stalemate, unable to agree. There is talk, including by mainstream commentators, that "our democracy is imperiled." (See Thomas Friedman's op-ed, "Our Democracy Is at Stake," in the October 1 New York Times.) Each night witnesses a parade of extreme right-wing demagogues dominating the cable news shows, influencing the thinking of millions, and rallying people to their side.
What is going on? Is the situation as serious as some say? Why? Who are these Republicans? Are they just lunatics, fools, and racists - or are they actually proceeding with a strategy and a goal in mind? And what about the Democrats - are they "finally standing up for reason"? Why do these disagreements seem so bitter - is it for real, is it for short-term advantage, or is it just fakery altogether? What is really being fought over - is it only about health care? What stakes, if any, do the masses of people - in the U.S. but, more important, all around the world - have in this conflict? And what challenge does this pose to those who really want to see a better world? [Read article here]
Join us this Friday for a "hot topic" discussion of the sharp divisions in the ruling class, what they mean and, as the article poses, what then should be done, right now?
UCLA film screening of an excerpt from the film
R E V O L U T I O N - N O T H I N G L E S S !
UCLA, DeNeve Auditorium*
October 17th, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
5:30 to 6 pm refreshments; 6 to 7 pm film;
7 to 8 pm Q and A; 8 to 8:30 pm wrap-up.
Free event, but call Revolution Books to reserve seats: (323) 463-3500
In the fall of 2012, Bob Avakian (BA) gave a series of talks in
different cities. This is a film of one of those talks.
UCLA Academic Advancement Program (AAP),
UCLA Office of Residential Live (ORL)
and Revolution Books, LA.
*Directions: from Wilshire take Gayley north to Strathmore,
turn right. Turn left at the first light onto Charles Young Drive.
Turn left at first light onto DeNeve Commons.
Pay parking lot DD is on the right. [Click here for map]