Special event: Carl Dix & Sunsara Taylor--We Need a Revolution and a Revolution IS Possible 1-25-15, 6pm

Sunday January 25, 6 pm at Revolution Books, Berkeley:
 We Need a Revolution and a Revolution is Possible! 
 Come hear Carl Dix & Sunsara Taylor speak on why.  They will take questions.
Sunsara Taylor is a writer for Revolution Newspaper, an initiator of Stop Patriarchy, and sits on the Advisory Board of World Can't Wait. She has written on the rise of theocracy, wars and repression in the U.S., police murder and mass incarceration, and more. She has led in building resistance to these crimes as part of building the movement for revolution to put an end to all this. She takes as her foundation the new synthesis on revolution and communism developed by Bob Avakian.

In 2013 and 2014, Taylor led two Abortion Rights Freedom Rides, nationwide political and moral counteroffensives against the attacks on abortion. Declaring that “Forced Motherhood is Female Enslavement” these Rides situated the battle over abortion in the fight for women's liberation, traveled to 17 states, and mobilized mass independent political resistance to defeat the war on women. You can find her impressive verbal battles with Bill O'Reilly and various political commentary by searching “Sunsara Taylor” on youtube.
Carl Dix is a long time revolutionary leader and a founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP). The foundation of his work is the new synthesis of communism developed by Bob Avakian, the leader of the RCP.

In 1970, Carl was part of the Fort Lewis 6, the largest mass refusal of US soldiers to go to Vietnam. In 1985, Carl spearheaded the publication of the Draw The Line Statement that condemned the bombing of the MOVE house in Philadelphia, killing 11 people, 5 of them children. In 1996, he co-founded the October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. In 2011, Carl, together with Dr. Cornel West, co-founded the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and initiated a campaign of civil disobedience to STOP “Stop and Frisk.” This campaign took the effort to end that racist and illegitimate policy to a higher level. In 2014, Carl and Cornel called for making October a Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.

#Roe42 Stand Up for Women! Jan 23 (Oakland) & 24 Protest and Confront the "Walk for Life" in San Francisco

Every year, the anti-abortion movement dominates the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade & mourns the legalization of abortion. 
This year WE'RE FIGHTING BACK! 

On Friday, Jan. 23,  12:00 - 2:00 pm
Oppose the Christian Fascists at
Oscar Grant Plaza (Oakland City Hall)  See videos >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Abortion is Liberating - NOT "Genocidal"!! 

"BlackGenocide.org" and other anti-abortion preachers held their rally at Oscar Grant Plaza, claiming that Black women who choose abortion are guilty of a genocide. Hell no! Fetuses are NOT babies, abortion is NOT murder, and women are NOT incubators!
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Sunday, Jan 24 at 1 pm
Powell & Market St., San Francisco
Take to the streets to challenge the "Walk for Life" organized by the anti-abortion, anti-women fanatics. 2014 saw another record year of TRAP laws and clinic closures. Now in 2015 Congress introduced a National Abortion ban on its very first day back in session.We will NOT be silent in the face of hatred. We will NOT stay home as fascists parade through the streets. We will STAND UP for abortion rights, CONFRONT & DEFEAT this war on women! Abortion on Demand & Without Apology!   Women are NOT bitches, ho's, punching bags, breeders or sex objects -- Women are full human beings!
Jan 22, 2015 Protesters stop Walk for Life in DC for 30 minutes
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POSTPONED - Cartoonist Keith Knight: THEY SHOOT BLACK PEOPLE, DON’T THEY? From Ferguson to NYC 2-7-15


This event is postponed due to changes in Keith's schedule- check back later
Saturday February 7
8pm
THEY SHOOT BLACK PEOPLE, DON’T THEY? From Ferguson to NYC:

A Cartoonist’s 20 year look at Police Brutality in the U.S.

A new slideshow by award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight

Culled from over 20 years of his award-winning work, They Shoot Black People, Don’t They? A Cartoonist’s Look at Police Brutality  in the U.S. is a brand-new Power point slideshow presentation from nationally syndicated cartoonist Keith Knight (the Knight Life, the K Chronicles, (th)ink).  Presenting his unique take on the militarization of the nation’s police force, and the unchecked killing of unarmed citizens, Knight’s cartoons are infused with urgency, humor, satire, politics, and race.  His work is designed to provoke constructive, civil dialogue amongst people young and old, left and right, of all colors and orientations.  The presentation  has been a hit at university campuses all across Germany, where the gentleman cartoonist debuted it in November of 2014.
Now Keith's the goal is to bring it to all 50 states over the next two years, starting with California (BCAF in San Francisco- Jan. 2015) and Arkansas (the University of Arkansas- Feb. 2015).

Role of Voting, Right Wing Danger & Peaceful Revolution? -- From Q & A at "Revolution and Religion, The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion, A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian 1-22-15

DATE TBA (Jan 22 date postponed), 7 pm 

Watch a small taste of the Q & A section of the historic Dialogue that took place on November 15, 2014 between the revolutionary Christian, Cornel West, and the revolutionary communist leader, Bob Avakian at Riverside church in NYC

BA and Cornel West struggled with the audience for a morality and a moral courage that these times demand. They fought for people to see the need for radical, revolutionary change—each of them coming from different philosophical frameworks. There was, as Cornel West forecast, transgression and convergence. They modeled and challenged the audience to think and to act on their convictions and to do so with courage.

We will view BA and Cornel West addressing audience questions:
“In response to voting, is there no value in working to abolish a system while participating to minimalize the immediate damage it does at the same time?”

“If we avoid voting, because no candidate represents 'the Left,' how can we also avoid enabling the rise of the worst of the Right?”

“How in this world are we, the oppressed, to accomplish true revolution peacefully, when in reality, the powers-that-be have all the artillery to kill, while all we have are our voices and our fists? How do we compete? There's no ‘win’ in this picture for the oppressed, as I can see. Please shed some light on this.”

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