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.

Video Showing: The Horror of Sexual Abuse Must Stop... The Upsurge Against It Is Just. Are We at a Turning Point?" 6PM Sun. 12-17-17

SPEAKERS:
  • Fran Luck, founder and executive producer at WBAI of "Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio".
  • Sunsara Taylor, co-initiator of RefuseFascism.org; on frontlines to end pornography and patriarchy: the enslavement and degradation of women; advocate for Bob Avakian's new communism.
  • Andy Zee, moderator, spokesperson for Revolution Books.
Against the backdrop of the accusations against Harvey Weinstein, Roy Moore, and the bragging of sexual abuse by the predator-in-chief himself -- A VOLCANO HAS ERUPTED.

A righteous upsurge against sexual assault and harassment. Women calling out dominating, brutalizing, dehumanizing men... in the entertainment and media industries, in the corporate world, in politics. Women speaking bitterness and shining a light on sexual abuse that weighs as a heavy chain on tens of millions of women in every corner of society.

Film Screening of Bob Avakian's: THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! 6pm Sunday 12-10-17

This talk is the single best work on the situation we face today-the challenges it poses to humanity, where it came from, and how to act against it. The question/answer session that follows the hour-long talk speaks to the most critical questions that people have raised-in a powerful, comprehensive, and accessible way. In addition, people get to meet, and begin relating to, the most radical revolutionary on the planet.

Author Lauren Markham discusses her book THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS 11-30-17 AT 7PM

Thursday Nov 30 at 7pm

The Far Away Brothers is the true story of teenagers Ernesto and Raul Flores who flee the violence in their home country of El Salvador, a country torn apart by a 12 year U.S.--backed civil war.  85% of the killings, kidnappings, and torture during this war had been the work of government forces, which included paramilitaries, death squads, and army units trained by the United States.

The Trump/Pence fascist regime has demonized immigrants, making life a nightmare for millions who fear detention, deportation, and being torn from their loved ones.  In the last few years, thousands of unaccompanied children have crossed the border, leaving behind their families and their countries.  This is a story of two of those children, the family they left behind, their dangerous journey and their life in the U.S.

In this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration, journalist Lauren Markham follows the seventeen-year-old Flores twins as they make their harrowing journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, into the hands of immigration authorities, and from there to their estranged older brother’s custody in Oakland, CA. Soon these unaccompanied minors are navigating a new school in a new language, working to pay down their mounting coyote debt, and facing their day in immigration court, while also encountering the triumphs and pitfalls of life as American teenagers—girls, grades, Facebook—with only each other for support. With intimate access and breathtaking range, Markham offers a coming of age tale that is also a nuanced portrait of Central America’s child exodus, an investigation of U.S. immigration policy, and an unforgettable testament to the migrant experience.


"The Far Away Brothers is impeccably timed, intimately reported and beautifully expressed. Markham brings people and places to rumbling life..." New York Times

Lauren Markam is based in Berkeley, California. Her work has appeared in outlets such as The Guardian, VICE, Orion, Guernica, California Sunday, The New Yorker online,The New York Times, and VQR, where she is a contributing editor. In addition to writing, she works at a high school for immigrant youth.

$5-10 suggested donation to support Revolution Books

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.

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