Revolution#118, February 3, 2008

Hook up with the revolution

Coming Events at Revolution Books

New York

9 West 19th St. (btwn 5th and 6th Aves)

Tuesdays, 7 pm

Join us for a series of sweeping and incisive discussions based on the new series “MAKING REVOLUTION AND EMANCIPATING HUMANITY” by Revolutionary Communist Party, USA Chairman Bob Avakian. The discussions are open to those who’ve been engaging the works of Bob Avakian and those who are brand new—all are welcome! Together we’ll get into some of the most essential questions confronting people who want to see a different world.

January 29: What about democracy? What is dictatorship? And what is America—a democracy, a dictatorship, or both? If the “true ideals of the founders” could be realized—what would it look like—and why?

February 5: What is wrong with religion—and how would/should a new society deal with religious belief and religious institutions? Does a god exist? And even if such a god does not exist, don’t people need a god in order to “be good” or to have hope and purpose?

February 12: What really happened in socialist societies? What would “doing better” mean and look like—and can you really do better?

Los Angeles

Libros Revolución
312 West 8th Street  213-488-1303

January 29, Tuesday, 7:30 pm
Radio host Michael Slate comes to Libros Revolución to continue the dialogue begun on his show, “Beneath the Surface”:  Are elections the way to go if you want to change the world?  On the show at 5 p.m., Michael will be discussing the role of elections in society today with guests Norman Solomon, author and media critic; and Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution newpaper.
Also at 7:30 pm
Spanish language showing and discussion of sections from RCP, USA Chairman Bob Avakian’s DVD, Revolución: Por qué es necesaria, por qué es posible, qué es.

January 31, Thursday
The bookstore staff encourages everyone to join The World Can’t Wait, Drive Out the Bush Regime’s national “Call to Action” during the daytime in downtown L.A. at the ICE headquarters opposing the attacks on immigrants; and in the evening in Hollywood protesting the war outside the Democratic debate at the Kodak theatre.  Then come on down to Libros Revolución in the evening to kick-it at an open house and bilingual discussion of the current issue of Revolution/Revolución.

February 1, Friday, 7 pm
Cinema Revolución presents: Sir! No Sir! – a film about the GI movement against the war in Vietnam by David Zeiger.

February 3, Sunday, 4:30 pm
Ongoing bilingual discussion of Bob Avakian’s recent talk “Making Revolution and Emancipating Humanity.” We’ll be delving into “Marxism as a Science – Refuting Karl Popper,” from Issues #111 and 112 of Revolution/Revolución.

February 6, Wednesday, 7 pm
First in a series of discussions of The Science of Evolution, The Myth of Creationism – Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters by Ardea Skybreak.  Why is evolution important for everyone to know? What did Darwin figure out?

February 9, Saturday, 2 pm
“Opposing White Supremacy & Getting To a Far Better World”: Presentation and discussion with Clyde Young from the Revolutionary Communist Party.

February 16, Saturday, Call for time
Reception for Hank Brown and Alice Woodward, Revolution newspaper journalists who have been covering events in Jena, Louisiana.


2425 Channing Way near Telegraph Ave

January 28, Monday, 7 pm
Video showing: Life and Debt

January 29, Tuesday, 7 pm
Discussion of “Making Revolution and Emancipating Humanity” by Bob Avakian: The TV Show House and the Experience of Socialist Society So Far

January 30, Wednesday, 7pm
Revolution newspaper discussion

February 2, Saturday, 11 a
Discussion of “Making Revolution and Emancipating Humanity” by Bob Avakian: Can a newspaper really prepare people for revolution?

February 3, Sunday, 2 pm
"Why is religious fundamentalism growing in today’s world? Discussion of excerpt from the new book by Bob Avakian Away With All Gods

February 4, Monday, 7 pm
Video nite: Eyes on the Prize
Two Societies (1965-1968): From civil rights marches in Chicago to urban uprising in Detroit

February 5, Tuesday, 7 pm
Discussion of “U.S. Constitution: An Exploiter’s Vision of Freedom”

February 6, Wednesday, 7 pm
Dahr Jamail discusses his book Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq

February 7, Thursday, 7 pm
Revolution newspaper discussion

February 9, Saturday, 11 am
Book discussion: The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism by Ardea Skybreak
Evolution is in action all around us – what we can learn from viruses and fruit flies

February 10, Sunday, 2pm
Evolution Sunday: Join Revolution Books in Secular Sunday by taking the book The Science of Evolution to Bay Area churches (call for details)

February 11, Monday, 7pm
Discussion: The Jena 6, The Nooses, And Why We Need a Revolution

February 12, Tuesday
Darwin Day: Video showing of the NOVA Special: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial


1103 N. Ashland Avenue

Every Sunday, 5:00 pm
Discussions of Bob Avakian’s "Making Revolution and Emancipating Humanity.” Call store for topics.

January 30, Wednesday, 7 pm
“Set the Record Straight: Mao Then and Now—Revolutionary Ideas and Changing the World”—40-minute video of Set the Record Straight panel at 2007 U.S. Social Forum. First in bi-weekly series

February 3, Sunday, 2 pm
Discussion of Ardea Skybreak's The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters. This will be the 2nd in a series of discussions of the book leading into national events on Darwin Day (Feb. 12). Our topic will be: basic principles - natural selection, speciation and more.

Monday, February 4, 7:30-9:30 pm
Revolution Books Jam Session - an experiment in directive musical improvisation. An open invitation of participation is extended to ALL musicians to join in. The goal of the evening is to create a series of spontaneous collective compositions facilitated by the house band. EVERYONE is welcome to witness and enjoy this musical event and explore Revolution Books.

February 17, Sunday, 2 pm
Ardea Skybreak's The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters. Discussion 3: Evolution and Human Beings.

March 2, Sunday, 2 pm
Ardea Skybreak's The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters. Discussion 4: Anti-Evolution Creationism: An Assault On All of Science, In the Name of God.


2626 South King Street

Every Monday, 6:15 pm
Reading circle/discussion of the current installment of Bob Avakian’s series, “Making Revolution and Emancipating Humanity”


1158 Mass Ave, 2nd Floor, Cambridge  

Every Monday, 6:30 pm
Weekly discussion of the work of Bob Avakian

January 28, Monday, 6:30 pm
Meaningful Revolutionary Work: Boldly Spreading Revolution and Communism The main reading for this discussion is the section of the talk “Making Revolution and Emancipating Humanity” that appears in Revolution #114.

February 9, Saturday, 6:30 pm
Dinner and discussion with the staff at Revolution Books about ways the store can make big leaps in the coming year in projecting out as a center of revolutionary ferment and a pole of a revolutionary communist movement. Please contact us in advance if you plan to come.

February 11, Monday, 6:30 pm
Continuing discussion of the talk by Bob Avakian, “Making Revolution and Emancipating Humanity,” part 2. This week: Meaningful Revolutionary Work: A culture of appreciation, promotion, and popularization

February 12, Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Celebrate Darwin Day! Film showing: Inherit the Wind


2804 Mayfield Rd (at Coventry)
Cleveland Heights  216-932-2543

February 7, Thursday, 7 pm
Second in a series of discussions on Part 1 of “Making Revolution and Emancipating Humanity” by Bob Avakian: Are All “Ideal Visions of Society” Equally Valid and Good?

February 10, Sunday, 3 pm
Black History Month Film Showing:
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till


406 W.Willis
(between Cass &2nd, south of Forest)

Every Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
Discussions of "Making Revolution and Emancipating Humanity—Part 2: Everything We're Doing Is About Revolution" by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

Every Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
Discussion on the latest issue of Revolution newspaper, digging into articles and expanding distribution

RBO Goes to the Movies each month
Monthly film showings at the bookstore or gatherings to see current films with discussion afterwards


4 Corners Market of the Earth
Little 5 Points, 1087 Euclid Avenue
404-577-4656 & 770-861-3339

Open Wednesdays & Fridays 4 pm - 7 pm,
Saturdays 2 pm - 7 pm


1833 Nagle Place

Every Saturday in February, 7 pm
Ongoing reading and discussion of the series “Making Revolution and Emancipating Humanity” by Bob Avakian 


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