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The New Synthesis of Revolution & Communism of Bob Avakian is at the heart of Rev Books and building the movement for revolution.

Bay Area Kick-off Meeting for #RiseUpOctober! 8-2-15

We received the following from SMIN, Stop Mass Incarceration Network:

Sunday August 2
2-5 pm
First Congregational Church, 27th and Harrison, Oakland CA
Bay Area Kick-off Meeting to Shut Down New York City to Stop Police Murder!

For more info: 510-404-3628

to STOP Police Terror
A Call From Cornel West and Carl Dix


Michael Brown…Freddie Gray… Rekia Boyd… Andy Lopez…Tamir Rice

One after another -- and so many others, precious Black and Brown lives – victims of police murder. We think of their faces, and furiously ache for justice. Over 1000 people a year killed by police – yet since 2005, less than 60 indictments, less than 25 convictions!

Millions languish in prison, generation after generation, Black and Latino brothers and sisters. The spear point of a whole matrix of oppression.

People have struggled, resisted, risen up. This must go on and go further – all summer, in many different ways, intensifying. At the same time, these repeated outrages cry out for a major, national manifestation this fall that states very clearly:

This demonstration will be resistance-based, uncompromising in spirit and, at the same time, pluralistic and diverse, involving hundreds of thousands of people, reaching into every corner of this society and powerfully impacting the whole world. History has shown that no significant change has been won without mass determined resistance.

We refuse to be derailed by promises of reform that are merely that: promises. We refuse to be intimidated by government repression or by threats from forces of open and unrepentant racism and fascism. We will respond to the urgency of the political situation by mobilizing hundreds of thousands of people to take to the streets to say these horrors must stop.

We aim to amplify the many forms of resistance against police murder and mass incarceration. More important, we aim to change the whole social landscape, to the point where a growing section of people all over take ever-increasing initiative and make it unmistakably clear that they refuse to live in a society that sanctions this outrage, and where those who do NOT feel this way are put on the defensive. 


Mateo Hoke "Palestine Speaks, Narratives of Life Under Occupation" 7-15-15

Mateo Hoke, co-editor of "Palestine Speaks, Narratives of Life Under Occupation", will speak at Revolution Books, Wednesday, July 15th, 7 p.m.
$5-$25 tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.
  • "Superb...heartrending." The New York Review of Books
  • "Eye-opening." The San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Palestine Speaks demonstrates that nothing is more eloquent than the voices of those who endure and try valiantly to survive." Noam Chomsky
For more than six decades, Israel and Palestine have been the global focal point of intractable conflict, one that has led to one of the world’s most widely reported yet least understood human rights crises. In their own words, men and women from West Bank and Gaza describe how their lives have been shaped by the conflict. Here are stories that humanize the oft-ignored violations of human rights that occur daily in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Narrators include:
EBTIHAJ, whose son, born during the first intifada, was killed by Israeli soldiers during a night raid almost twenty years later.
NADER, a professional marathon runner from the Gaza Strip who is determined to pursue his dream of competing international races in the face of countless challenges, including severe travel restrictions and few resources to help him train.
AMIAD COHEN, the head of security for Eli Settlement, which covers eight hilltops in the central West Bank. He talks about the Jewish identity and the conflict from a settler perspective and his conflicted feelings about the settlement project and relationships with Palestinians.
IBTISAM, the director of a children’s center in the West Bank whose work is significantly constrained by mobility obstacles in the region.
KIFAH, who was jailed for years with no charges. She believes she was imprisoned for her work as a community leader and outreach to prisoners before her arrest.

An Evening With Edwidge Danticat: a benefit to move, re-launch and save Revolution Books 7-5-15

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Reading, discussion and Q&A with Edwidge Danticat, author of the novel Claire of the Sea Light, and other books including The Dew Breaker, Brother I’m Dying, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work, and The Farming of Bones (American Book Award winner).

Tickets $10, 25, 50...$100 ...$500

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• very limited number of $10 tickets
• $100 & up includes dinner with
   the author before the reading

About Claire of the Sea Light:

STOP the Assault on Abortion Rights! Break ALL the Chains that Enslave Women! Video talk by Sunsara Taylor 6-29-15

STOP the Assault on Abortion Rights! Break ALL the Chains that Enslave Women! 
-Video of a Talk by Sunsara Taylor

Monday, June 29
Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way, Berkeley

An all-out assault on women's right to abortion is leaving 600-mile stretches between abortion clinics, and banning abortions at earlier and earlier points in the pregnancy. Why does it matter whether or not women have the right to abortion? Sunsara Taylor will bring a true picture of what it means to be living through a war on women, where all this comes from, and why the domination of women by men is not human nature. She will bring alive how a real revolution can liberate women and what must be done today to build the fight for real and lasting emancipation.
Sunsara Taylor is writer for Revolution newspaper and key initiator of End Pornography & Patriarchy: the Enslavement and Degradation of Women (StopPatriarchy.org)
This talk was given Thursday, June 25, in NYC, and this event is a video showing, sponsored by the organization Stop Patriarchy which is organizing protests on Wednesday July 1st. 

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