The Handmaid's Tale - Watch-Discuss-Act Sunday 6pm 7-15-18

In the near future, fascist military officers, seizing on a crisis triggered by declining fertility rates and using an alleged terrorist attack as a pretext, take power in most of what was the United States. They establish the "Republic of Gilead," a theocracy in which biblical law and patriarchal values-as updated and interpreted by the new rulers-are increasingly imposed.  Women are assigned strict roles-some bear children, some do household work, some heavy and dangerous labor.

This is the world of The Handmaid's Tale, an original TV series which first aired in 2017.  It  is fiction... sort of,  based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. Revolution Books invites you to watch some of this series and join in discussion about the film and about acting to STOP this fiction from becoming a reality. 

Can voting for the Democrats stop fascism? July 8 Sunday 6pm - Film & Discussion


Watch and discuss clips from Bob Avakian’s talk, The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go: In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America. A better world IS possible, and his dialogue with Cornel West on Revolution and Religion: the fight for emancipation and the role of religion.

ANTI-4th of July Picnic! "America Was NEVER Great!" July 4, 2-5pm, Lake Merritt, Oakland

ANTI-4th of July Picnic! 
America Was NEVER Great! 
Wed. July 4, 2-5pm  
At Lake Merritt, Lakeshore Ave. near Brooklyn Ave. in Oakland

Join the Revolution Club, Revolution Books, and the Bob Avakian Institute for food, fun, good people... a movement for a real revolution and a world without America and everything it stands for. None of this America-first, flag- waving, military-worshipping, land-of-the-free bullshit!

At a time when this system puts immigrant children in cages at the border and bombs still other children in the Middle East, when police still shoot down Black, Latino and Native people in the streets, when women are treated as less than human and the basic rights and respect for LGBTQ people are denied right up to the Supreme Court, and when the environment itself is under severe assault-a better world IS possible.
   
Come hear how-break bread, watch films, hang out, and celebrate the world 
we need and find out about what we need to do to get there. Bring poems, 
music, food-or just yourself and your desire to do something against this 
system-on July 4.

Documentary: SIR! NO SIR! The Suppressed Story of the GI Movement Movement to End the War in Vietnam by David Zeiger - Sun. July 1, 6pm

The U.S. slaughtered 3 million people in its war on Vietnam, soldiers committed massacres of whole villages. They were not heroes, but murderers and baby killers. There is no honor in being a soldier in the U.S. military that has invaded every corner of the world and nearly every country on the planet.

Sir No Sir tells the story of the GI anti-war movement of thousands of American soldiers who refused to be used as imperialist killers in an unjust war, who spoke out, deserted, organized and rebelled. This film, with rare archival footage and interviews, is a must see.

Anti-4th of July Picnic! America Was NEVER Great – We Need a REAL Revolution - Wed. July 4, 2-5pm

At Lake Merritt, Lakeshore Ave near Brooklyn Ave, Join the Revolution Club, Revolution Books, and the Bob Avakian Institute for food, fun, good people... a movement for a real revolution and a world without America and everything it stands for. None of this America-first, flag- waving, military-worshipping, land-of-the-free bullshit!

“Internationalism—
The Whole World Comes First” –Bob Avakian