See—and share—this talk, a film of Bob Avakian’s new speech addressing the most urgent question of the day: how to understand, and what to do about, the threat to humanity itself posed by the Trump/Pence regime. This talk—from the most radical revolutionary on the planet—makes the case for massive, sustained nonviolent outpourings to begin on Nov. 4. It traces the roots of the regime—the deeper and more immediate causes of its rise to power. Released Oct. 15.

Film Screening of Bob Avakian's: THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! 7pm Thurs. 11-16-17

The film of Bob Avakian’s new speechTHE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America: A Better World IS Possibleaddresses the most urgent question of the day: how to understand, and what to do about, the threat to humanity itself posed by the Trump/Pence regime. This talk--from the most radical revolutionary on the planetmakes the case for massive, sustained nonviolent outpourings to begin on November 4. It traces the roots of the regimethe deeper and more immediate causes of its rise to power. This hour-long speech is full of substance, and heart.

Willie Parker reads LIFE'S WORK: A Moral Argument for Choice 11.14.17 at 7pm

Dr. Willie Parker reads from his memoir LIFE'S WORK: A Moral Argument for Choice.  At a time when abortion rights are under attack like no time since the passage of Roe vs Wade, Dr. Willie Parker is performing abortions in several states, and speaking out in this memoir to debunk the reactionary myths around abortion with scientific precision and deep moral conviction. He is a champion of women, an advocate of their rights, their needs, their decisions, their potential.
 
"No one on earth expects a large, bald black man in sweats and a baseball cap to be a doctor at all, let alone one of the last abortion doctors in the south," Parker writes in his memoir Life's Work: a Moral Argument for Choice.


"It says something deep about Life's Work and Dr. Willie Parker, that you learn first not about him, but the women he serves as patients. As a poor southern boy who became a great doctor, he shows us how race and sex bias limit and kill, how possible it is to undo that bias with kindness, and how Christianity might actually include women. I wish everyone in America would read this book."
-- Gloria Steinem

"...a vivid and companionable memoir of a remarkable life." (New Yorker magazine)

7pm, November 14
$5-10 donation, no one turned away.

the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia - talk & slide presentation 10-29-17 Sun. 6pm

In October, 1917, in the middle of World War I, one hundred years ago, Vladimir Lenin and the communist party led millions of people in Russia, one of the world bulwarks of political reaction, superstition, and feudalism, to rise up in an insurrection. This revolution established the first long-lasting socialist state in history: the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (the Soviet Union).  For the first time since the emergence of class society, society was not organized around exploitation by a ruling class of one kind or another. This shook the whole world!

Millions of Russian people were wounded and killed during World War 1. This imperialist war brought to the surface the underlying antagonisms in Russian society... and a revolutionary climate took hold. Workers rioted and struck. Women took the streets. Soldiers mutinied. The Tsar was overthrown and the government that replaced the Tsar was itself overthrown by the October Revolution.  This epochal revolution changed the course of the whole 20th century and beyond.

Communism was eventually defeated in the Soviet Union in 1956. But the lessons learned from both the tremendous achievements and the shortcomings and sometimes serious errors -- along with the later richer lessons from the Chinese revolution, led by Mao -- laid the foundation to go forward to new heights.  These lessons were distilled by Bob Avakian and concretized into a new communism.  This new communism is a leap beyond, and in some important ways a rupture with, what has gone before.

This program will address:
•   What was the Russian revolution all about?
•   How did it change the lives of the people?
•   What are the essential lessons to draw from this experience for
    the emancipation of humanity?

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