Tuesday 9-13-16 Film showing to commemorate the Attica Rebellion

7pm Tuesday September 13 film showing - In commemoration of the heroic Attica Uprising we will show the segment A Nation of Law? from Eyes on the Prize, an award-winning documentary series. 
This September marks the 45th anniversary the most powerful and significant prison uprising in U.S. history — the Attica Rebellion. Over half of Attica’s 2,200 inmates, mainly Black but also white and Puerto Rican prisoners, seized control of large parts of the prison, taking 38 guards hostage in protest of horrendous living conditions, and the way people are treated by this system.
On September 13th, 1971  NY Governor Rockefeller, backed by the Nixon administration, sent hundreds of police and National Guard into the prison, machine guns blazing - they murdered 39 unarmed people. Attica was an important part of the Black Liberation struggle and revolutionary upheaval of the 1960s.  It speaks powerfully to us today – revealing a government that will murder dozens in cold blood to restore its illegitimate order, and even more, showing the capacity of those cast out and reviled by this society to rise up for liberation and emancipation. 

 “We are men. We are not beasts, and we do not intend to be beaten and driven as such... What has happened here is but the sound before the fury of those who are oppressed...” L.D. Barkley, one of the leaders of the rebellion and one of those murdered 9-13-71. Click HERE for article from revcom series American Crime.

Thursday 9-8-16 film screening and discussion WHICH WAY HOME

Thursday September 8th 7-10pm film screening and discussion 
Director Rebecca Cammisa follows the struggles of these would-be “illegal aliens”— a group of young, unaccompanied Central American children fleeing violence and poverty, struggling to make their way through Mexico, riding on top of a train that crosses Mexico known as “La Bestia” (The Beast) to reach and cross the border into the United States. In this time of fascist assault on immigrants, of Trump's obscene "wall", of anti-immigrant viciousness around the globe and particularly in Europe and America, there can be no real liberation for anyone without a decisive rejection of all that and a warm embrace of those driven here by this predatory system. [click below to see trailer]

Thursday 9-1-16 Film screening WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE hosted by Joey Johnson

Thursday September 1st - 7-10pm Film screening & discussion hosted by notorious flag burner Joey Johnson 
Filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore the life of their father, the late, great radical civil rights lawyer. Kunstler defended the Black Panther Party, the American Indian Movement, and was called on by prisoners to negotiate for them during the Attica uprising of 1971. In 1989 William Kunstler successfully argued the case of Texas v. Johnson before the US Supreme Court and in a landmark decision won the right to burn a flag in protest. Joey Johnson, a revolutionary, who was represented by Kunstler after burning the American flag at the 1984 RNC, and who is now, along with 16 others in the Revolution Club, facing trumped up charges for exercising this right (of burning the flag) at the 2016 Republican National Convention will host the screening and discussion after the film.

Sunday 8-28-16 OPEN HOUSE followed by presentation by the Revolution Club

Sunday AUGUST 28th, 4-6PM OPEN HOUSE 
Meet and talk with the staff of Revolution Books and the Revolution Club. Browse the books — science, history, art, fiction and revolutionary theory that explores the reasons the world is the way it is, and how to emancipate humanity and stop the destruction of the planet 

Sunday AUGUST 28th, 6PM Presentation and Q & A with the Revolution Club: TIME TO GET ORGANIZED FOR AN ACTUAL REVOLUTION

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