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At a moment when the planet and future of humanity are in peril...when so many are agonizing over where things are headed yet dreaming of something far better...Revolution Books is where you find the way out of the madness. Here the search for the truth meets the poetic spirit—with books, authors, films, and performance. Here you find the most radical revolution in the work and leadership of Bob Avakian who has developed the new communism aimed at the emancipation of humanity. A revolution to overthrow this system, and create a society and world in which human beings can truly flourish and the imagination can soar. Welcome to Revolution Books.

Events for Revolution Books stores in New York and Berkeley are listed here, including online events co-sponsored by both stores.

New York

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Store open for browsing and shopping: Tues-Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun 12-6 pm.
Or shop online here.
437 Malcolm X Blvd (at 132nd St) (2/3 train to 135th St)
New York, NY 10037
212-691-3345 | revbooksnyc@yahoo.com
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Suggested donation for events at Revolution Books $5-10

*Most events at Revolution Books are presented by the Revolution Books Educational Fund,
a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

 

Raymond Lotta: "The BIG Problem With Netflix 3 Body Problem:  Anti-Communist Distortion and Fatalism In a World That Cries Out for the New Communist Revolution"
Sunday, April 14, 2024, 3:00pm

Raymond Lotta Opens Up High-Stakes Debate...

The BIG Problem With Netflix 3 Body Problem: 
Anti-Communist Distortion and Fatalism In a World That Cries Out for the New Communist Revolution

Raymond Lotta is cracking open great debate about the past and future of communist revolution, and the future of humanity. He's opening people's eyes to the new communism—a whole new framework for human emancipation—developed by  the revolutionary leader Bob Avakian. And challenging people, especially students, to step into the revolution to change everything. 

A State of Emergency...A World That Cries out for Revolution
Look, we're facing a state of emergency. Genocide in Gaza...women stripped of the right to abortion...the climate crisis careening towards catastrophe...the growing danger of world war. Capitalism-imperialism is the cause of this—with the US the #1 oppressor and plunderer in the world. 

BUT there IS a way out of this horror: a liberatory revolution guided by the new communism. And this revolution is not only more urgently needed but also more possible--with the rulers at each others' throats and society being torn apart.

But when you hear that word “communism,” you immediately start thinking: “isn't communism long dead,” a “utopian project turned nightmare,” a system of “mass control,” “mass conformity,” and “senseless violence”? Well, this is the self-serving bullshit—based on distortions and lies--drilled into people's heads by THIS nightmare of a system. Coming from its “experts” and ideologues...through its media and highly promoted memoirs...warning you that you cannot get beyond capitalism...that if you try, it'll be a disaster. 

This anti-communist brainwash seeps into every pore of intellectual, political, and cultural life. Keeping you ideologically locked into this system, in ways you're not even aware of...

EXHIBIT A:THE NETFLIX SERIES 3 BODY PROBLEM
On Sunday, April 14, Raymond will get into the Netflix science-fiction series 3 Body Problem--which has been attracting millions of viewers around the world. 3 Body Problem spreads vicious misrepresentations and lies about the Cultural Revolution led by Mao Zedong from 1966-76. It would have you believe that the Cultural Revolution was an orgy of persecution casting society into chaos and darkness. 

But because of the work done by Bob Avakian--and how he has unsparingly interrogated the experience of  revolution in the 20th century--we can scientifically understand the momentous, liberatory breakthroughs of the Cultural Revolution...but also the problems and shortcomings, some quite serious. 

--What were the actual aims and methods of the Cultural Revolution?
--How was science conducted during the Cultural Revolution? And the approach to the environment?
--What about the intellectuals and cultural work? 

Raymond will get into how the new communism enables us to go much further and do much better, in making a qualitatively more emancipating revolution in today's world. A core feature of the new communism is the importance in socialist society of intellectual and cultural and scientific ferment—and the protection and promotion of dissent, way beyond anything that has existed in this society...indeed on a scale unseen in human history. In the framework of a society moving to end all exploitation and oppression. 

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT THIS, even if you haven't watched 3 Body Problem? Because this is about the future of humanity and the planet... and the revolution to emancipate humanity and protect the planet. 

Be part of building for this important program. Learn more. Be there on April 14!

For more info: 212.691.3345            @revbooksnyc          revbooksnyc@yahoo.com

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Raymond Lotta is an advocate for the new communism of Bob Avakian. Raymond is a political economist, and a spokesperson for Revolution Books in Harlem. He has written widely on the Russian and Chinese revolutions, imperialist globalization, and principles of socialist sustainable development. 

Raymond Lotta spoke at an emergency program at Revolution Books in New York City on December 14, 2023.

 

Berkeley

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2444 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-1196

revolutionbooksberkeley@gmail.com
www.revolutionbooks.org

Support the store by ordering your books on our website.
Hours are Tuesday-Friday 12:30-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 1:00-6pm. Or call 510/848-1196.

ACTUALLY?...REVOLUTION IS POSSIBLE! And If This Revolution Isn't Made Soon, Humanity Is Thoroughly F*cked!
Thursday, April 18th, 6pm

A talk by Sunsara Taylor at Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704

The world is being radically changed. What you do – or fail to do – can make all the difference.

Genocide in Gaza – backed by Biden and the entire US ruling class. Global climate destruction. The right to abortion wiped out. LGBTQ rights under fire. Democrats and Republi-fascists compete over who can more viciously repress and deport immigrants. Trigger-happy white supremacists, Christian fascists, and MAGA mobs get ready for civil war to wipe out all those they hate if Trump is convicted or denied the election. None of this can be solved by voting. The problem is much deeper. All these horrors are rooted in the system of capitalism-imperialism. They cannot be reformed away.

The revolutionary leader, Bob Avakian put it straight up: “We can no longer afford to allow these imperialists to continue to dominate the world and determine the destiny of humanity. And it is a scientific fact that humanity does not have to live this way.” follow @bobavakianofficial

Only a real revolution – the actual overthrow of the entire system of capitalism-imperialism – can bring about a future fit for humanity. Yes, revolutions – especially in a country like the U.S. – are very hard and rare, but things are coming together in THESE times in a way that makes revolution more possible.

Sunsara Taylor will make the case:

* Do we really need a revolution with all it entails?

* What will replace this system?

* Why do the sharpest divisions in this country since the Civil War of the 1860s make revolution more possible now than it has been in generations?

* What is YOUR ROLE in the fight for a liberating future for all of humanity?

Sunsara Taylor is a fighter for a real revolution based on the new communism developed by Bob Avakian. She co-hosts The RNL—Revolution, Nothing Less!—Show. She co-founded Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights which led tens of thousands into the streets against the overturning of Roe v Wade. In 2023, she spoke to 125 people at UCLA on “Woke Lunacy vs. Real Revolution.” Read Sunsara Taylor's January 2024 Open Letter at revcom.us/campusesor 

Contact Revolution Books at 510-848-1196 or revolutionbooksberkeley@gmail.com.

Contact the Revcom Corps SF Bay Area at @revcomcorps_bay  510-244-3336

Sunsara Taylor points while speaking, "Woke Lunacy vs Real Revolution" talk at UCLA, May 25, 2023.

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