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Revolution Books is a Berkeley institution, an institution of inspiration for generations of young rebels searching for ways to re-make society through the ideas of authors, writers and speakers from all over the world.
Revolution Books is a place as well as an idea – it occupies a space in the mind and heart… it is also a place where the collective imagining of a better world exists in a tangible environment one can touch and see and hear and feel.
Berkeley NEEDS Revolution Books, so that Berkeley can remain an outpost of revolutionary thought, of vision and practice of radical change that inspires the world to social justice.
-Rickey Vincent, PhD. Author of "Funk" and the upcoming "Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music"
Revolution Books is a Berkeley landmark, as much a part of our history as much as People's Park or Indian Rock. It's a place where progressive intellectuals meet to engage in the most important conversations of the day regarding social justice, feminism and religious oppression.
-Julia Scheeres, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus Land and A Thousand Lives: the Untold Story of Jonestown.
Revolution Books is a feminist friendly bookstore. I am grateful to Revolution Books not only for carrying important feminist works, but because they welcome and host controversial feminist events on some of the issues most critical to the liberation of women.
-Kathleen Barry, Ph.D., author of Unmaking War, Remaking Men
Bookstores are a powerful community resource and they need community support: Revolution Books is a Berkeley institution and it needs your help.
-Robert Hass, English Professor at U.C. Berkeley and former U.S. Poet Laureate.
Revolution Books is a bridge between middle class balance and the flight into much faster and deeper social change. In our work in the Church of Stop Shopping - we are earth radicals. The gradualism that naturally proceeds from the world of electronic petitions, litigation, policy-influencing - won't save us from the super storms of consumer and militaristic American society. Revolution has never been more needed than it is today, for us and for our children, and Revolution Books lives up to its name.
--Reverend Billy, author of The Reverend Billy Project
Organizations like Revolution Books always mark the epicenter of a community. They are the focus of enlightened ideas, of achievement, and they fuel the engine of deeds. Beware! Those are very dangerous ideals to awaken.
-Bernie Krause, author of The Great Animal Orchestra
I am so glad that Revolution Books exists as a space for human beings to gather and think beyond the boxes that have historically divided us. We need more spaces for connection and creativity where we can let loose our unbridled passion for liberation!
-Kayhan Irani - Playwright, Artivist, author of Telling Stories to Change the World
SUSTAIN REVOLUTION BOOKS!
Revolution Books is about making revolution and nothing less -- we're on a mission to emancipate humanity -- exposing and resisting all the ways people are beaten down, and showing that it doesn't have to be this way. RB refuses to cave in to the onslaught of lies and propaganda that this is the best of all possible worlds, that revolution is impossible, and that socialism and communism were failures and worse.
Revolution is possible -- and in particular because of Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, and the work he's done. There really is a path-breaking vision and strategy for a radically new, and much better, society and world as concentrated in the new film BA Speaks: Revolution—Nothing Less.
And everything that goes on here at Rev Books is pushing towards that world. A sampling of our events over the past year gives you a sense of the unique and invaluable role this store plays: ▪ a powerful panel on The Outrage In India and the Global Culture of Rape ▪ the author event for Black Against Empire: The Politics and History of the Black Panthers ▪ sponsoring a protest of the woman-hating “Walk for Life” ▪ a talk on The Geometry and Physics of Numbers ▪ hosting a major premiere of the film BA Speaks: Revolution – Nothing Less at Laney College, which drew 800 people nationally.
So it's crucial that this bookstore stay open, and actually get out into the world on a whole new level, but this is just not going to happen without you. And that's the real truth – you – and anyone who hates injustice and wants a better world – are needed NOW to make this happen. For Revolution Books to stay open and expand its work – we need $2000 each month above what we make in book sales. When you think about the real possibility of doing away with all this madness and misery - it's hard to think of a better place to put your time and money - as you learn more about this store and this movement.
▪ Sustain Revolution Books monthly, at any amount, and receive 10% off all purchases
▪ Sustain at $50 or more per month and receive the crucial DVD, BA Speaks: Revolution-Nothing Less