Bethune: The Making of a Hero, FRIDAY 4-20-18, 7PM, FILM & DISCUSSION

Bethune: The Making of a Hero
FRIDAY 4-20-18, 7PM, FILM & DISCUSSION
Filmed in rural China, directed by Philip Borsos and starring Donald Sutherland, this 1990 production is the story of Norman Bethune, a bold, innovative surgeon, an anti-fascist and communist from Canada who went to China to serve the revolution by practicing medicine in the heat of the battlefield.

U.S. bombs Syria & Israel massacres Palestinians: IMPERIALISM 101, 7pm Monday 4-23-18 A Discussion

Palestinian protesters carry a wounded man who was shot by Israeli troops during 
a protest near the Gaza Strip border with Israel, in eastern Gaza City, 
Saturday, March 31, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra
 7pm Monday 4-23-18 A Discussion
U.S. bombs Syria and Israel massacres Palestinians
IMPERIALISM 101
• Why the U.S. is #1 at mass murder and backing of brutal tyrants, and why it is NOT a force for good in the world.
• Why Israel is an illegitimate, genocidal enforcer for imperialism, NOT a “bastion of enlightenment.” And why, as Bob Avakian put it,
After the holocaust, the worst thing to happen to Jewish people is the state of Israel.
• Why the Trump/Pence regime is poised and driven to take U.S. war crimes to a whole new level of horror and what we must do about it.

Statements of Support for Rev Books against Fascist Threat to Burn Down the Bookstore

Statements received during March of 2018
In Support for Rev Books Against
The Fascist Threat to Burn Down the Bookstore

Nation Books
“Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people.” —Heinrich Heine
We were distressed—but not, unfortunately, surprised—to learn that Revolution Books has been targeted by far-right groups over the last several months. On March 3, fascists threatened to burn down the store.
Here at Nation Books, we are committed to giving voice to under-reported stories and under-represented writers who speak truth to power. We know that these are precisely the ideas that are most feared by far-right groups. Our authors know this, too. In the past year alone, they have been targeted by hate groups and Twitter mobs, and threatened with racist symbols and speech.
  Our authors will not be silenced. But we can’t get our books into the hands of readers without bookstores like Revolution Books. If they are under threat, oracles to knowledge is under threat.      
     Don’t let the fascists win.
     Stand strong, Revolution Books, because we stand with you.
     In Solidarity, the Nation Books team

Revolution Books schedule of events for April-May

Thursday, April 19, 7PM
Discuss and debate:
The problem is not "gun violence."
The problem is this white supremacist capitalist- imperialist system,
and it must be overthrown.

Fact #1: The 2nd Amendment was about the “right” of white men to put down slave rebellions and exterminate Native peoples.
Fact #2: The NRA is not a “gun rights” organization. It is a fascist organization, arming white people for a race war.
Fact #3: More police in schools means more violence against Black and Brown youth.

Friday, April 20, 7PM
Movie night: Bethune: The Making of a Hero
The true story of Norman Bethune, an anti-fascist and communist doctor who went to China to serve the revolution in the heat of the battlefield.

Sunday, April 22, 3-5PM
New volunteer orientation and meet & greet
Sunday, April 26, 2PM
at SF State University, EP Room 116

Film screening and discussion
Hosted by the Asian American Studies Dept. Discussants include Professor Daniel P. Gonzales.
The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go: In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America. A better world IS possible, a talk by Bob Avakian.

Thursday, April 26, 7PM
Discuss and debate: “After the holocaust, the worst thing to happen to Jewish people is the state of Israel” –Bob Avakian

Friday, April 27, 7PM
Movie night: District Nine
In this sci-fi movie, a powerful country demonizes immigrants (from another planet) who look different than the general population and puts them in concentration camps. Sound familiar?

Monday, April 30, 7PM
Author event: Joyce Carol Oates
The author will read from her recent books and discuss her work including her novel A Book of American Martyrs and her new collection of short stories, Beautiful Days.

Tuesday, May 1
Revolutionary internationalist May Day!
Program TBA
Friday, May 4, 7PM
Movie night: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go: In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America. A better world IS possible, a talk by Bob Avakian

Thursday, May 10, 7PM
Author event: Jasmin Darznik
The author will read and discuss her new book, Song of a Captive Bird, based on the life and work of Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad.

Thursday, May 17, 7PM
Author event: Sahar Delijani
Presents her novel: Children of the Jacaranda Tree set in Iran after the 1979 revolution, telling the stories of three generations of families whose political activist loved ones were incarcerated in Tehran's prisons.


*Alt-right, white supremacist, MAGA-moron, wannabe Nazi book burners are NOT welcome

Emergency Program to Defend Revolution Books: 6pm Sunday 3-18-18

Why do fascists want to burn down REVOLUTION BOOKS – a place about knowing and radically changing the whole world?
Featuring Andy Zee
Spokesperson for Revolution Books and Co-initiator, RefuseFascism.org
Sunday, March 18, 6pm

On March 3, Fascist thugs attacked Revolution Books Berkeley threatening to BURN IT DOWN. Charlottesville...the Trump/Pence regime...the spectre of the torching of Bookstores... fascists are on the move. Will we stand together to stop it? Will all who value critical thinking and humanity come together and act?

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