May Day March in Oakland - Internationalist Contingent 5-1-14

Join Revolution Books and be a part of the Internationalist Contingent on Thursday, May 1st. Bring RED FLAGS.
Rally and March, 3:30 p.m. Fruitvale BART Plaza, Oakland. March starts at 4 p.m., Rally at Fruitvale BART Plaza, 5 p.m. International Workers' Day Regional March.

May Day is the revolutionary internationalist holiday of the exploited and oppressed and all those who hate the world as it is and who are fighting for a different future. We live in a horrific world where the imperialist drive for profit forces people into poverty and squalor... where children in the thousands are kidnapped and enslaved... where wars have killed and displaced hundreds of thousands of people... where the lives of women from one end of the planet to the other are lives of brutality, domination, and degradation... where whole nationalities suffer from brutal oppression... where the destruction of the environment threatens the very existence of life on the planet.
Day, 2014—a time to raise your voice and fight to end this modern day horror billions around the world live every day.

May Day, 2014—a time when our aspirations for the emancipation of all humanity are put front and center.
May Day, 2014—a day when revolutionaries and broad numbers of people the world look to the future and fight for revolution and a radically different and far better world.

May Day Celebration Dinner 5-3-14

May 3, Saturday, 6 p.m. May Day Celebration and Potluck Dinner at Revolution Books. Presentations, music, and international food.

Novelist Margaret Wrinkle reads from WASH 5-7-14

“Boldly conceived and brilliantly written, Margaret Wrinkle’s Wash reveals the horrible human predation of slavery and its nest of nightmares.
With a truthfulness even beyond Faulkner, Wrinkle makes her novelistic debut in a monumental work of unflinching imagination.” -Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab’s Wife

Margaret Wrinkle reads and signs her novel
Wednesday May 7 at 7pm

Earth Day: State of EMERGENCY! - program at Revolution Books 4-22-14

The Plunder of Our Planet, The Environmental Catastrophe & The Real Revolutionary Solution

Earth Day program at Revolution Books

with Larry Everest, writer for Revolution and author of the books Oil Power & Empire: Iraq & the U.S. Global Agenda, and Behind the Poison Cloud: Union Carbide's Bhopal Massacre

Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm 

Presentation and discussion based on the special issue of Revolution

This emergency has many dimensions:

Dr. Carl Hart, author of High Price 5-24-14

Carl Hart discusses his book:

High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society

$5-25 at the door and soon online
7pm Saturday, May 24, 2014
Revolution Books

"Dr. Hart (neuropsychopharmacologist, Columbia Univ., research scientist, New York State Psychiatric Instit. Div. of Substance Abuse) presents a refreshing new analysis of drug use that reveals how common misconceptions are far too often not based on empirical evidence. Hart blends his own story of experimentation with drugs as a teenager with his empirical insights into the relationship between drugs and pleasure, factors that motivate the use of drugs, and the power of choice. He also reveals new ideas regarding the common association of racial characteristics with drug abuse, the impact of poverty on the use of drugs, and an important, new understanding of why current national drug abuse policies continue to fail. His relatively surprising research results reveal how incorrect common warnings are about how drug abuse can ruin a person’s life. Drawing on his successful rise out of poverty and drug abuse in his dysfunctional family, Hart directed much of his research into how some drug users have managed to succeed in life, supporting his view that much of what is now being done in current drug education, treatment, and policy is inconsistent with scientific research results.

VERDICT: Hart manages to add to the voluminous drug abuse genre a radically new approach that is thought-provoking and that will certainly stimulate controversial opinions, especially among the drug abuse treatment profession. He succeeds in presenting an interesting blend of personal memoir with a critical analysis of why drugs and drug users are shunned, the role racial policies have played in this perception, and how these misperceptions have resulted in current drug fighting approaches he views as counterproductive. Hart’s personal life experience adds credibility to this important work on substance abuse that is essential for all university libraries supporting treatment curriculum and treatment professionals."

   —Library Journal Advanced Reviews

Revolution contingent at Earth Day in San Francisco - Saturday 4-19-14

Join Revolution Books on Saturday April 19 at  10:30 a.m.  Meet at Justin Herman Plaza. Look for our banner, “This Capitalist System is Destroying Our Planet – Revolution is the Solution.” Wear revolutionary t shirts, bring signs and symbols of the planet.

The SF Action Parade will march to the UN Plaza/Civic Center for the Earth Day Festival  Look for our table at the UN Plaza/Civic Center.

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