Thursday, July 30, 2015

Received from Stop Mass Incarceration.  We recommend:
Stop Police Terror! #RiseUpOctober
Justice for Michael Brown, Omar Abrego, Ezell Ford and ALL the Stolen Lives

Sunday, August 9th @ 3pm
65th and Broadway, at the site of the LAPD murder of Ezell Ford
For Info: Stop Mass Incarceration Network 213-840-5348

Which Side Are You On?

Michael Brown was murdered last August by Ferguson police.  And so were Ezell Ford and Omar Abrego, by the LAPD.  Over 1100 people have been killed by cops since.  Never forgive!  Never forget!  Hands Up! Don't Shoot! Stop Police Terror!  Which Side Are You On?

August 9th will be the 1-year anniversary of the murder of Michael Brown by killer cop Darren Wilson.  In response to the murder of Michael Brown, defiant youth and others took to the streets of Ferguson for days and then weeks, refusing to back down in the face of tear gas, rubber bullets, and National Guard. This was HISTORIC. It sent a shock wave waking up millions and inspiring a nationwide struggle for justice long overdue. The Ferguson rebellion was righteous, needed and must be upheld. The people who stood up should be recognized for their courage, sacrifice and the huge difference their actions made.  

When Omar Abrego and Ezell Ford were murdered by the LAPD Newton Division last August, people hit the streets of LA, part of nationwide struggle to stop murder by police that got jumped off in Ferguson days before.

Yet the cold blooded, brutal murders of Michael Brown, Omar Abrego and Ezell Ford have been covered up and justified by the system. In Michael Brown's case, by the St. Louis County Grand Jury and then by the Dept. of (IN)Justice. In Omar Abrego's case by the LAPD and Police Commission and LA District Attorney.  In Ezell Ford's case, by the LAPD and LA District Attorney.  This shows once again why people were right to stand up and refuse to wait for justice that never comes while murder by police never stops.

On Sunday, August 9 on 65th and Broadway in South Central LA - at the murder site of Ezell Ford - we'll remember the precious lives of these brothers and others stolen from us in the last year and we will take to the streets to demand JUSTICE... we'll march to the Newton Division of the LAPD to expose the towering crimes committed by the LAPD and police nationwide.  We will do this as part of getting ready for Rise Up October! ~ October 22 in cities across the U.S. to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. AND THEN... October 24 thousands and thousands of people from around the country will descend on New York City and SHUT DOWN the city of New York by the sheer weight of our numbers, to deliver a message to the world we are determined to Stop Police Terror and we will not stop until murder by police stops!  

Southern California: Phone: 213-840-5348 / Email:
Twitter: @Smin_LA /

Monday, July 13, 2015

Fourth in a series of discussions on the interview with
Ardea Skybreak:
On the Importance of Science and the Application of
Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism and
the Leadership of Bob Avakian 
Thursday, July 16th, 7:30 PM 
at Revolution Books 

Join us for the fourth discussion of excerpts of this interview. 
We will dig into the segment entitled, "Some Thank Yous That
Need to Be Said Aloud" (pgs. 120-122).

"Especially in the face of not just the hardship and difficulties,
but also the slander, the snark and gutter attacks that some
people never tire of spewing forth, I'd like to say some thank
yous, because I think there are some thank yous that good
people have in mind sometimes, but that are not enough, not
often enough, said aloud.  So let me say some of those thank
yous aloud right now..."   Read the rest of this section here.  
EDITORS' NOTE: This an excerpt from a wide-ranging interview with
Ardea Skybreak. A scientist with professional training in ecology and
evolutionary biology, and an advocate of the new synthesis of
 communism brought forward by Bob Avakian, Skybreak is the author
of The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing
What's Real and Why It Matters, and Of Primeval Steps and Future
Leaps: An Essay on the Emergence of Human Beings, the Source of
Women's Oppression, and the Road to Emancipation
Bring your thoughts and questions on this excerpt.  Discussions are
always exciting!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Anti-4th of July Rent Party

Sunday, July 5 @ 4 PM

with spoken word artist Jerry Quickley

Open Mic and International Refreshments
$10/sliding scale
Internationalism:  The Whole World Comes First
BAsics 5:8 from the Talks and Writings of Bob Avakian



Thursday, July 2, 2015

REMINDER:  Tonight, Thursday, July 2nd, 7:30 PM
Third of four-part series of discussions on the interview with Ardea Skybreak:

Join us for the third of four discussions of excerpts of this interview.  We 
will dig into the final segment of the interview, "An Explorer, a Critical 
Thinker, a Follower of BA:  Understanding the World, And Changing It for 
the Better, in the Interests of Humanity".

Join in a Bold Initiative for the July 4th Weekend 
[Coming soon: schedule of meet-up places]

In the wake of unspeakable brutality in Charleston and now a series 
of Black churches burned in the South, in the face of the white 
supremacist system that, in and out of uniform, continues to murder 
our youth and the midst of all of the calls for healing, 
forgiveness, faith, and the democratic process...think of the clarity 
and leadership this statement by Bob Avakian (BA) brings...a radically 
different way to look at and act in the world...for a radically different
 and far better world.
If you are moved or inspired by this statement - or want to see this                         heard by people throughout society - BA Everywhere invites your                       contribution to make this happen - by joining us in July 4th weekend                     mass outings, or organizing a fundraising pie/bake sale, hosting friends                     to discuss the statement, spreading it through social media, or in other                ways you can raise funds and spread the word. There is a role and a                     place for you. What is needed is YOU!

SATURDAY, JULY 4th, 10:30 am at Revolution Books if you have an                              hour or two or all day, come to an orientation for the weekend outings,                 meet others who want to change the world, join teams going out to do                     just that - to fireworks celebrations, parks, concerts, progressive                      churches, farmers markets and more (schedule soon to be posted on                  bookstore blog). Bring suggestions of places or events to go. For more                    info or to join in later, call (213) 304-9864 or drop in / volunteer at the             bookstore.
Read more about this bold initiative for the July 4th weekend [here]. 

Click image. Watch online and spread it!

BA Everywhere is a multi-faceted fundraising                   campaign to make Bob Avakian (BA) a household                name, and his body of work and leadership a                 reference point in society [read more]. 

Even as you are learning, and thinking about this,          agreeing, disagreeing, provoked and challenged                        by what BA says, if you feel BA and his vision                          need to be out there, sparking discussion and                         debate about revolution and a radically different                world, JOIN US, and get with the BA Everywhere              Committee and make a difference!  (213) 304-                      9864, BAEverywhere_LA1@

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Join us at the BET Experience all weekend
BET is one of the largest Black Entertainment festivals in the country where 
tens of thousands of people attend free events, go to huge concerts, and it 
culminates with the BET Awards, reaching millions.  All this will be 
happening at the LA Convention Center, Staples Center, and LA Live.

Revolution Club on the Arthur Ravenel Bridge at
Unity Chain Charleston. Photo: special to
20,000 people will attend 
the main concert on 
Saturday night featuring 
Kendrick Lamar and a 
reunion of three members 
of NWA, whose song Fuck 
tha Police, according to Ice 
Cube, was "400 years in 
the making" and even more 
relevant today. After the 
murders of Trayvon Martin, 
Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Lamar calls his latest album, 
"fearful, honest and unapologetic."  Imagine taking the new statement 
From Bob Avakian "There is the potential for something of unprecedented 
beauty to arise out of unspeakable ugliness..." and Carl Dix's statement 
Outrage in Charleston, This IS America out to the crowds
and playing the Dialogue between Cornel West
and Bob Avakian (BA), Revolution and Religion, the 
Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion, 
 where BA and West dialogue about a whole different
way the world and people could be. We will be
wearing and collecting donations for BA Speaks: 
REVOLUTION - NOTHING LESS! T-shirts, doing short
marches, getting out Revolution newspaper,
Dialogue palm cards and fundraising - inviting people
into this movement for revolution.  

And while we are calling on all to fight the whole
violent degradation of black people today...we link
that to the fight to put an end to the violent
degradation of women that so permeates the
culture. We will get out thousands of these stickers:
"Women are NOT Bitches, Ho's, Incubators, Sex
Objects, Punching Bags or Breeders! Women are
Full Human Beings!" [here].  We do not accept
slavery in any form!

You can also join the Stop Mass Incarceration
Network who will be bring the call for Rise Up
October, a major national manifestation against police terror in New
York City on October 24th [read more here].

Meet-up times if you have an hour or two or all day to 
join the Revolution Club, BA Everywhere or the Stop Mass 
Incarceration Network (or call 213.304.9864 to join in):

Saturday, 12 noon - Pico and Figueroa
Saturday, 5 pm - 12th and Figueroa, protest and march outside
the Staples Center, called by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Sunday, 12 noon - Pico and Figueroa, and later banner-holding
outside the BET Awards

Friday, June 26, 2015

Special Screening of
3-1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

Friday, June 26th, 7:30 pm  
at the Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd., just west of the 405 Freeway, West LA 90025
Meet Jordan Davis' father, Ron Davis, after the screening
$20 donation, fundraiser for Revolution Books. Contact the bookstore for these limited tickets

Watch the trailer:
[Received from Stop Mass Incarceration Network So Cal]
CRENSHAW and MLK BLVD, Crenshaw District, Los Angeles
to racist violence targeting Black people, whether the perpetrators are
white supremacists out of uniform or cops in uniform.  The time for
reconciliation and healing is after the disease has been diagnosed and
rooted out, not while it's still raging. The disease is white supremacy,
and it's been raging in America since the first Africans were dragged to
these shores in slave chains. It continues to rage today with police being
given a green light to brutalize and murder African-Americans and Latinos;
and with racists feeling emboldened to massacre Black people. 

City-Wide Convergence, Rally and March from BET Experience 
At Staples Center - Saturday, June 27 at 5pm(Figueroa & 12th St.)
(At concert featuring Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg)