October Month Of Resistance To Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression And The Criminalization Of a Generation

UC Berkeley: 11:30-12 Sproul Plaza - then onto the Oakland convergence
Oakland/Bay Area: 1 PM Oscar Grant Plaza (14th & Broadway), Oakland Ca.
stopmassincarcerationbayarea@gmail.com Phone: 510-984-3648

"Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice..." with author Lisa Bloom 7PM, Wed. 10-29-14


Lisa Bloom, author of Suspicion Nation
Wednesday, October 29 at 7 pm

Bestselling author, trial attorney, and NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom discusses her new book, "Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It"

What went wrong behind the scenes in the Trayvon Martin case? Why does America endure so many tragic shootings like this one? These are the questions at the heart of Suspicion Nation.
Bestselling author, trial attorney, and NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom covered the murder trial and was appalled by what she witnessed. Bloom now exposes the injustice, conducting new in-depth interviews with key trial participants and digging deeper into the evidence. Suspicion Nation outlines the six biggest mistakes made by the state of Florida that guaranteed it would lose this “winnable case,” and the laws and biases that created the conditions for this tragedy.

Read a transcript or Listen to an mp3 audio of Michael Slate interviewing Lisa Bloom on March 28, 2014 on the Los Angeles Pacifica affiliate KPFK. Lisa Bloom says: "I think that fifty years from now, people are going to look at this case as the Emmett Till case of the early 21st century."

WHERE WE ARE IN THE REVOLUTION - Right Now! [part 2] 10-16-14

Where we are in the revolution - right now!
"Where We Are In The Revolution—RIGHT Now, Part 2"

Going All Out to Change Everything

This critical talk on Thursday, October 16th will build off of and go further into  Where we are in the revolution -- right now! 

Thursday, October 16th, 7 pm

People are transforming the world, right now in a very rapid way. We ourselves are part of that—changing things and learning things, as we ourselves go through changes. And in a period like this we need to come together and sum up how the world IS changing, what we ARE learning, how we ARE changing, and what we need to do to FIGHT and LEARN better.


Tickets for the Nov. 15 dialogue between Bob Avakian and Cornel West are available at Revolution Books.

Anyone who is concerned about the emancipation of humanity;

Anyone who knows about or is just learning about Bob Avakian (BA) and the movement for revolution;

Don't miss this talk!

"Mass Incarceration On Trial" - Jonathan Simon Presents His New Book


October 15, Wednesday, 7 pm Jonathan Simon discusses his new book 
Mass Incarceration on Trial: 
A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America

For nearly forty years, the United States has been gripped by policies that have placed more than 2.5 million Americans in jails and prisons designed to hold a fraction of that number of inmates. Our prisons are not only vast and overcrowded, they are degrading—relying on racist gangs, lockdowns, and Supermax-style segregation units to maintain a tenuous order. 

“A masterful job of assessing the qualitative shift in the court’s analysis on human rights concerns as they apply to our notorious prison system, the book points the way to a legal strategy premised on human dignity as a means of challenging mass incarceration.”
— Marc Mauer, executive director, The Sentencing Project, and author of Race to Incarcerate

Stand with the Defiant Ones! Reportback From Ferguson with Joey Johnson, 7PM, Tues. 10-7-14


7PM Tuesday, October 7
Joey Johnson speaks about the Police Murder of Michael Brown & Standing with the Defiant Uprising of People in Ferguson

Revolutionaries who went to Ferguson, Missouri will talk about the significance of the uprisings there, what they experienced and learned there and how they took revolution into this historic struggle. Hear the truth about the courageous resistance that has riveted and given heart to millions and horrified the powers-that-be, provoking vicious attacks from their mouthpieces in the media and those "respectable leaders" looking for a bootlicking place at the table.


Sunday, October 5, 6pm


"The Bob Avakian - Cornel West Dialogue, the Month of Resistance, and Making a Major Leap Toward Revolution"
A critical talk this week that will get into where we are in the revolution -- right now!  The talk will be Sunday, October 5, 6:00-8:00 pm at Revolution Books.
All with a concern for the emancipation of humanity, all who know about, have gotten into and are are just learning about BA (Bob Avakian) - don't miss it!

Find out more about the dialogue [HERE] Tickets available now at Revolution Books.

Elmaz Abinader reads from "This House, My Bones", her newly published book of poetry 7PM, fri. 10-3-14

Poetry Reading and discussion of the her new book This House, My Bones with poet Elmaz Abinader
"THIS HOUSE, MY BONES" is a gorgeously scripted chronicle that probes the collective heart and the countries we inhabit when we dare to speak outloud. There's an insistent rhythm in these stanzas, a lyricism of light and lineage stamped with the undeniable signature of a poet at the height of her craft. Savor these poems, and be lifted by their music. --Patricia Smith, Author of "Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah", winner of the 2013 Lenore Marshal Poetry Prize.

Elmaz Abinader reappears with the fluid truth, a straight line to the soul, the storm in your throat. Her new collection sings deep into the bone marrow of what we fear losing: our witness vein, the maps that help us recoup what we misplace in the forgetting, and the dead who carry our names. "THIS HOUSE, MY BONES" blesses us with a new language for the anatomy of our silences. --Willie Perdomo, author of "The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon".

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