Revolution Online Edition, September 14, 2009
New York City
Save Revolution Books—$100,000 Fund Drive
Revolution Books is needed now more than ever, yet its future is in peril. Hunger faces over a billion people daily. War continues to rage in the Middle East, with little opposition. Black and Latino youth in the U.S. are incarcerated by the hundreds of thousands. The ecological future of the planet is in dire jeopardy.
Yet, there isn't an atmosphere and culture of defiance, resistance, and revolution. Critical thinking and radical discourse are suffocated.
Revolution Books has been stepping up to puncture and change this—emerging over the past year as a growing center of revolutionary ferment. People from all over the world come to the store and find the books and the deep engagement with each other about the possibility of a radically different way the world could be. When controversial issues arise, when no one else will speak out and provide a forum, Revolution Books does—in the store and at venues way beyond its four walls.
This is a moment in history when Revolution Books is needed to soar—expanding its unique collection of progressive and revolutionary books; producing even more cutting edge programs; and developing the capacity to broadcast these events on the Internet and cable TV. But without a major infusion of funds, the store could be lost. That is why we are launching a major campaign to raise $100,000 by the end of the year. These funds are absolutely essential for Revolution Books to not only survive, but thrive—reaching out broadly, providing ideological oxygen for a new radical, revolutionary culture and movement.
You are needed. Your support and involvement right now can make all the difference in launching this drive to save and expand Revolution Books. Donate generously. Get involved—contribute your creativity and energy. Find out about and become a member of "Friends of Revolution Books," a broad network of people who sustain, support, utilize, and volunteer with Revolution Books. This $100,000 campaign is about more than saving a bookstore, as crucial as that is in these times, it's about what kind of world there will be.
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