Yemen, Iran and the Middle East: Intractable Contradictions for Imperialism - the Need and Potential for Revolution 5-7-15 NEW VIDEO & ARTICLE ON THE CRISIS IN YEMEN

took place on 5-7-15 here at Revolution Books in Berkeley

Below is an excerpt from Larry Everest's recent article:
Obama & U.S. Imperialism: Pushing Yemen Deeper into Hell
Larry Everest | May 4, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |  (first published online April 29, 2015)

The United States claims to be the good guys in the world. Fighting terrorism. Standing with the downtrodden. Promoting democracy. Representing law and “human rights.”
Bullshit. Just look at what the U.S. is doing to the people of Yemen right now: They’re backing a savage bombing campaign and naval blockade led by their close ally Saudi Arabia that’s murdering, displacing, and starving the people of Yemen—all in an effort to impose yet another bloodthirsty tyrant of their choosing on the Yemeni people.

It’s hard to imagine the hell that life is in Yemen in normal times, much less how it could become even more hellish. Even before this last month’s escalating warfare, this small country at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula was one of the poorest in the world. Over half of its population of 26 million was unemployed or impoverished. A million children under five suffer life-threatening malnourishment. Another million are chronically malnourished. That’s two of every three children in Yemen whose growth has been stunted by hunger.

But make Yemen even more hellish is just what the U.S. imperialists and their key Middle East ally, Saudi Arabia, along with various reactionary forces in Yemen, are doing day after day... [read the complete article here]

Constitution, Law, and Rights – in capitalist society and in the future socialist society

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Constitution, Law, and Rights – in capitalist society and in the future socialist society, published by the Bob Avakian Institute. $6.00
Constitution, Law, and Rights is a compilation of selected writings from Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA and excerpts from the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal) from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. It brings a truly unique perspective to a subject that is of critical importance for all those concerned with social justice: Constitution, law, and rights.

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California Drought: Natural Causes and an Insane System 5-19-15

Presentation & Discussion
Tuesday May 19
7pm at Revolution Books
This is a natural crisis, brought on in its immediate sense by changes in weather patterns, bringing a drastic lack of precipitation. But this is also a crisis amplified by record high temperatures causing evaporation and drying of soil, connected to human-caused global warming. More deeply, this is an unnatural crisis that is rooted in and intensified by relentless capitalist economic development and growth over decades that has had no regard for the limits of natural resources, (water in this case) and the dependence of humans and nature on water. This growth has also taken place with no appreciation of, or even attempt to take into account, the long term climate history of California or the Southwest and what this would really mean for a society and economy built in this region.  (Read the article at revcom)

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