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.