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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).

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




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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.
  • "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.

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
7:00pm
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. 

Constitution, Law and Rights 6-23-15

Tuesday June 23 at 7pm


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Presentation and discussion on 
Constitution, Law, and Rights - in capitalist society and in the future socialist society, selections from the writings of Bob Avakian and excerpts from the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal) from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA.


Many claim the U.S. Constitution is a model for all societies because it protects "freedom: and peoples' rights." Yet, under this system,  murder by police is rampant, millions of people are incarcerated, and there is not, and there can be no basic rights necessary for survival -- like a "right to eat." But why is this?

What role does the U.S. Constitution and legal system play in reinforcing exploitation and oppression?  How is it the legal underpinning of today's capitalist society?

Some accuse communism of stripping peoples' individual rights. But how does Bob Avakian's new synthesis of communism actually give far greater scope to human freedom and the protection of individual rights? What legal structure is outlined in the Constitution for a New Socialist Republic? 
In comparing and contrasting the concepts of constitution, law, and rights under both capitalism and socialism, what are the profound differences in social content and role?

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