Thursday, June 19, 2014

Coming to Atlanta: "Where We Are in the Revolution" Sunday, July 13

In May this important talk was given in several major cities.   
Now it is coming to Atlanta!

CHANGE YOUR SCHEDULE
CLEAR THE DECKS!
Simply: It's by far the most important thing people could be doing that day–it's dealing with the most important thing there could be–because it's about the real possibility of bringing into being a radically different world, where all this madness, all the oppression and injustice, all the abuse and degradation that is so much a part of life now, would be done away with.


Announcing an Important Talk:
"Where We Are in the Revolution"

ATLANTA  
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 4-8PM
Little 5 Points Arts and Community Center
1083 Austin Ave. @ Euclid Ave.
Top Floor room # 202
(same bldg with WRFG Radio and Horizon Theatre)

$5.
sliding scale


If you have ever hungered for a way out of this suffering and madness... if you care about justice... if you today or at any time have thought we need a better world but despaired that such a world could be achieved... come to this talk. As Bob Avakian has said:
Revolution is not an impossible dream. It is not "unrealistic." Changing all of society, changing the whole world, is not a crazy or dangerous idea. What is crazy, and dangerous, is going along with the way things are, and where things are heading, under this system. Revolution-a radical change in how society works, how we relate as human beings, what our values are, how we understand the world and act to affect it-this is what we, what people all over the world, desperately need. And it is a lot more realistic than trying to "fix" this system.
Come to this talk. Find out about this revolution, and where we are in the process of making this revolution. Learn how to become part of emancipating humanity.
We ARE Building a Movement for Revolution
and Building the Party as Its Leading Core.


For more information:
Revolution Books
770-861-3339 (leave message)

1000 Years--$1000 for BA Everywhere/Prisoner Revolutionary Literature Fund


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WE REACHED AND EXCEEDED OUR GOAL! OF $320
From now thru July 4th--Let's go for another $320!
Make you donation/pledge TODAY!
The focus of BA Everywhere in May and June
From the Hellholes of a Nation of Cages:
A Call to Contribute to Human Emancipation
This is a call to people from all walks of life to contribute to "1000 Years-$1000 for BA Everywhere."

"1000 Years-$1000 for BA Everywhere" is a project of the BA Everywhere campaign to make the hundreds and thousands of years suffered in the hellholes of this nation of prisons count for something that will really matter: working for a radically new world. This is a call to prisoners, ex-prisoners, families and friends of individuals locked up in the massive prison system in America, along with everyone from all walks of life who feels that living in a society that throws millions of its people into cages for decades is completely intolerable. This is a call to raise one dollar and many more for each year our people have been incarcerated, for the BA Everywhere campaign-a campaign to make a very big difference.



If you have someone you would like to send literature to behind the walls, we can do that, get in touch with us directly.  revbooksatl@hotmail.com or 770-861-3339

Email us how many years you or a loved one spent locked up.
Send $1 per year or more or less to--

Where to send your contribution:
Make checks or money orders to RCP Publications
Mail to:
Revolution Books
P.O. Box 163
Decatur,  GA 30031

To contribute by credit card
For tax deductible contribution
IF YOU CONTRIBUTE THRU THE WEBSITE BE SURE TO LET US KNOW THE AMOUNT AND HOW MANY YEARS, SO WE CAN ADD IT TO OUR THERMOMETER.

Buy BAsics click here
Amazon

Every Sunday: BA Speaks: REVOLUTION NOTHING LESS! A Film Series


ONGOING EVERY SUNDAY
THIS Sunday, June 22th at 4:00pm
 
Weekly Screening Series  
of 
BA Speaks: 
REVOLUTION--
NOTHING LESS!


LOCATION: 
Little 5 Points Arts and Community Center 
1083 Austin Ave NE, @ Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307 
Top Floor room #202 
 (same bldg. as WRFG radio and Horizon Theatre) 



This week we will be viewing the second half of Disc 1
WHY THINGS ARE THE WAY THEY ARE...THEY HAVE NOT ALWAYS BEEN THIS WAY...THEY CAN BE RADICALLY CHANGED
  • The USA: Founded on Slavery & Genocide
  • The Oppression of Women: Bound Up With This System...a Driving Force for Revolution
  • The Revolutionary Potential of Those Most Oppressed Requires Scientific Leadership
DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW

Every Sunday we will be having showings, in consecutive order, of the 6+ hours of the film,
 BA Speaks: REVOLUTION--NOTHING LESS! Bob Avakian Live .  In the fall of 2012, Bob Avakian gave a series of talks in different cities. This is a film of one of those talks.
"My dear brother Bob Avakian... is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party.... He is one of the few coming out of the 60's who never sold out, he never caved in, he never gave up, held on to his forging of a rigorous, scientific analysis of the objective realities that are driven by a revolutionary love - because he has such a deep love for poor people, oppressed people, all around the world. Whether you agree or disagree with our brother, one thing you cannot deny: that he is the real thing. No doubt about it."
-Cornel West, introducing his interview with Bob Avakian 
on the
Smiley & West radio show
(October 5, 2012)

Here is your chance to view the film if you haven't already, and a chance to re-visit it and get deeper into it, if you already have.

DVD $15. Available at the showing.

Anti-July 4th Fundraising Picnic, 7/4/14, Grant Park


Join us for the 
ANTI-JULY 4TH Fundraising Picnic  

"WHAT TO THE SLAVE IS YOUR FOURTH OF JULY?"

WE REFUSE TO ACCEPT SLAVERY IN ANY FORM!  

When: Friday, July 4th 
Time:  1pm-5pm 
Where: Grant Park
Bring a dish to share, frisbee, music, testimonials 
RSVP: revbooksatl@hotmail.com or 770.861.3339 
 

Over the July 4 weekend, we will mark what has been accomplished in the campaign overall as well as to mark the first stage of the"1000 Years-$1000 for BA Everywhere" project that was launched in May and June.  Statements and experiences from the campaign will be shared and will be one important part of these picnics, giving rich expression to a central theme in anti-July 4 events-calling out and getting into the real history of this country from its founding on the blood and bones of African slaves and Native peoples, down to the modern-day entombment of millions in its prisons-and giving real ways for people to express and act on their desire and commitment to be a part of putting an end to such barbarity. 
Join us, bring a dish or drinks, bring some music, bring friends, a game, and contribute to the 1000 years--$1000 BAE campaign (info on the campaign see below.)  Pledge the stolen years you, a loved one, or someone you know were in the hellholes of this country, and contribute a $1 for each of those years to make them count toward a radically different and better world. (not a requirement to be a part of the picnic, but everyone can contribute something)



Who should come to, participate in, and/or help build these weekend celebrations? EVERYONE WHO HATES THE MODERN-DAY FORMS OF ENSLAVEMENT THAT CHAIN PEOPLE DOWN, AND HUNGERS FOR A BETTER WORLD... EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SEE A
REAL FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH... EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT REVOLUTIONARY IDEAS ON WHAT CAN BE DONE TO BRING THAT WORLD, AND THAT FUTURE, INTO BEING!
Bob Avakian,
Bob Avakian, "What to the slave is your fourth of July? From the past to the present."

Thursday, April 24, 2014

MAY DAY 2014 in Atlanta

SAVE THE DATE! SAVE THE DATE! 

BE A PART OF THE MAY DAY 2014 CELEBRATION AND DINNER

Current Issue of Revolution online


THURSDAY
MAY 1ST
7-9PM 
MANUEL'S TAVERN 

602 N. Highland Ave NE 
Corner of North Ave. and N. Highland Ave)
(Eagle's Nest meeting room) 





May Day is the revolutionary internationalist holiday of the exploited and oppressed and all those who hate the world as it is and who are fighting for a different future. It's a day when our aspirations for the emancipation of all humanity are put front and center.

Join Revolution Books for a May Day CELEBRATION.  You are welcome to bring friends and poems, statements, personal stories, art to share.  Bring enough money to buy a meal or share with someone else. Donations also welcome.  No one will be turned away for non sufficient funds.

Click for slideshow
On these slides are a selection of quotes from BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian. Bob Avakian, "BA," is Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, and BAsics is a handbook for a new generation of revolutionaries.

Please RSVP even if you are a "maybe" revbooksatl@hotmail.com
(Not required to come, just helpful)

BAsics Free E-book Now Available

Free E-book Now Available:
Right-click to download the e-book for the Kindle here. Right-click to download the e-book for other e-readers here. For instructions on downloading and moving files from your computer to your e-reader, click here.

Available in print $10. Contact the bookstore
order online here  Amazon here

A New Talk by Bob Avakian


The Material Basis
and the Method
for Making Revolution
Listen:   Part 1  *  Part 2 

May Day 2014


Monday, April 7, 2014

Contribute to BA Everywhere! The World Needs to Be Radically Changed.

HERE'S STEP ONE.


The following is the text of a new national leaflet for the BA Everywhere campaign.  At the end of the article is a link to a pdf version, suitable for downloading and printing.

We face a crossroads. In the opening of his 2014 New Year's Message,
Bob Avakian put it like this:
"Look at the world today. Destruction of the environment. Youth in the inner cities robbed of a future, 'presumed guilty' for being Black or Brown, hounded and shot down by police, incarcerated in huge numbers. Women raped, battered and murdered, denied their basic humanity and their full potential as human beings. People scorned, bullied, brutalized for being gay, or just being 'different.' Millions of children dying every year from starvation and disease. Immigrants driven from their homelands, forced into the shadows, exploited, deported, ripped away from their children. Slaughter and enslavement in the name of one god or another. Wars, torture, and massive government spying.

"Things are this way because of the system that rules over us and declares its 'special right' to rule the world. A system like this is a system that no one should put up with or go along with. It needs to be swept off the face of the earth. And it can be.

"This system is not a mystery, or something that only a few people can understand. And it is not all-powerful. This system has a name-capitalism. This system is full of contradictions-an economy based on ruthless exploitation and dog-eat-dog competition, repeated crises, unemployment and poverty...savage inequalities...claims of 'peace' and 'justice for all' that are bitter lies-contradictions that this system cannot resolve. All this is the basis to bring this system down and bring something much better into being."
[Listen to and read the full message]
Bob Avakian-BA-has not only named this insanity, he has put forward a solution to it: revolution, communist revolution. He has, over the past 40 years, developed a new synthesis of communism-building on the path-breaking achievements of past revolutions, but also summing up their shortcomings and problems and on that basis forged a further pathway to emancipation.

Nothing less than revolution is needed for a better world. Revolution today-if it is to bring about a better society and future without exploitation and oppression-means BA's new synthesis of communism. He
has shown how such a revolution could actually be made... yes, even in today's world. And BA is leading a party, and a movement, to make all that real.

Bob Avakian has developed a vision and viable framework for a new society that is working to overcome and dig up the roots of all the forms of exploitation and savage inequality that people suffer from today; where wars of plunder and subjugation of nations and cultures are no more; where a new constitution would require safeguarding the environment. All in a framework that gives great scope to intellectual work, ferment, and dissent so that people could consciously and collectively strive for a world where all humanity could flourish.  


Contribute to BA Everywhere-
Imagine the Difference It Could Make!

Read Whole Brochure here

Be a part of radically changing the world:

Two ways to donate to BA Everywhere & for more information:
Bob Avakian Institute: for info and mission statement, and to donate online, go to thebobavakianinstitute.org
via mail: 1016 West Jackson Blvd. Chicago, Il 60607

(Although you should know about the institute, unfortunately it does not accept donations from Georgia at this time, please contribute to RCP Pubs below)

-or-

RCP Publications: for info on BA go to revcom.us, and to donate online, go to revcom.us/movement-for-revolution/BAE/bae-donate.html
via mail: RCP Publications, PO Box 3486, Chicago, Il, 60654
After donating, please drop us an email to let us know! revbooksatl@hotmail.com

April's Focus for BA Everywhere campaign Earth Day, BA Everywhere, and the Future of the Planet

The planet is burning. On March 14, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest scientific organization, released a stark report on the catastrophic consequences of global climate change. Scientists the world over are sounding the alarm, and just in the last year, hundreds and thousands of students and ordinary people have put their bodies on the line to stop fracking, tar sand mining, destructive gas pipelines, and all the accelerating environmentally destructive impacts of this compete-or-die fossil-fuel-based world economy.

If you are one of those honestly confronting this global emergency and agonizing over what can be done to stop and repair the damage, you need to know about and get into BA and his work. On April 22, people everywhere on the globe will mark Earth Day, and the "BA Everywhere... Imagine the Difference It Could Make" campaign will be there.
 read on...

Join us in this effort this month as we venture out with BA Everywhere to Farmers Markets and Earth Day
Events!
We will have a table at
Georgia Tech's 17th Annual Earth Day Celebration
Friday, April 18, 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tech Walk

If you have creative ideas you want to contribute, bake some goodies, or wanna join the team, get in touch.  revbooksatl@hotmail.com

 
Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal) is the framework for a radically different society. Click here to buy or read

Voices from the People about Bob Avakian and BA Speaks: REVOLUTION-NOTHING LESS!

Why Non-Communists (You and I) Should See the Film BA Speaks: Revolution-NOTHING LESS!

 read the testimonial


To Buy this film online or contact Revolution Books Atlanta for sale or to watch
$15.
Screenings of the film available, contact revbooksatl@hotmail.com

NEW e-book on Communist Revolution and Its History

NEW-eBook from Insight Press, available at Amazon.com and Kobo.com

A Unique Resource:

  • Expanded and extensively footnoted revcom.us interview with Raymond Lotta
  • Essays on "how do we know the truth?"
  • Illustrated Timeline: The REAL History of Communist Revolution 
  •  Revolution newspaper version online

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 4pm Discussion and Planning Meeting for Upcoming BA Everywhere Fundraising Weekend

Sunday, March 23 @ 4pm
Cameli's Pizza
337 Moreland Ave. 
(near Euclid in Little 5 Points)
Inman Park/Reynolds Town MARTA station

 Discussion and Planning Meeting

Spring Into BA Everywhere!
A plan to make a leap in changing the world

March 27-30: National Fundraising Weekend for BA Everywhere!

Why? Because the people need to know there is a radically better way the world could be.
Because people need to experience: BA Speaks: REVOLUTION-NOTHING LESS!
Read More

Here is the Plan for the Spring, your ideas and contributions needed!
Looking to the coming months to reach many people and inspire and involve them in contributing to BA Everywhere-the campaign to raise big money so that Bob Avakian and the vision, framework and strategy for a radically new society concentrated in the new synthesis of communism that he has brought forward becomes known throughout society.
Read More


“Fearless” —a Black college student describing what he thought of Bob Avakian’s talk Revolution—Nothing Less!

"...when I saw it, it changed the way I looked at everything... it made me want to challenge all that and not go along with any of it." —A young Latina from LA

“If you’re anything like me, you probably ask yourself, ‘Is this really as good as it gets? Is this really the best of all possible worlds?’" —Teacher in Atlanta

read more

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Celebration International Womens Day!


SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH 
5:30pm-8:00pm 

MANUEL'S TAVERN 
EAGLE'S NEST MEETING ROOM
602 North Highland Avenue Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30307



Join Revolution Books for an INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CELEBRATION.  You are welcome to bring friends and poems, statements, personal stories, art to share.  Bring enough money to buy a meal or share with someone else. Donations also welcome.  No one will be turned away for non sufficient funds.

International Women's Day is a day to call forth the fury of women and unleash it as a mighty force for revolution. It is a day for all who dream of and yearn for a better world to act on the recognition that you cannot break all the chains except one, that if you are serious about winning full liberation you must include the fight for the full liberation of women. It is a day to call forth mass struggle against all forms of enslavement and degradation of women, and it is a day to make all this contribute to hastening the development of a situation where revolution here and all over the world will become possible.

From A Declaration: For the Liberation of Women and the Emancipation of Humanity:
"The fabric of women's oppression is carved deeply into the calloused hands of women in the

sweatshops of China and Honduras. It is draped over the faces of young women in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. It is stripped off the bodies of girls of Moldova and Bangkok who are put up for sale in brothels worldwide, and it is worn like a prize by pre-teens in the U.S. and Europe who are taught to dress and move like sex objects long before they understand what sex even is. This fabric ropes back into history, it winds its way around the globe, braided into all the dominant religions and "moral codes" and woven into every aspect of human societies. It is a heavy veil that casts the darkness of humanity's first oppressive divisions over the lives, the dreams, and the prospects of every corner of humanity in the 21st century.

"To live like this on this planet in the 21st century cannot be justified and should not be accepted. None of this can be tolerated or excused away with counsel of patience.

WE DECLARE: NO MORE!
"Women need emancipation. Women need liberation from thousands of years of tradition's chains. This is a declaration that stands on the clear recognition that for humanity as a whole to advance, half of humanity must be lifted from centuries of being condemned to being the property of men and pitilessly exploited, demeaned and degraded in a thousand ways.

"Women are not breeders. Women are not lesser beings. Women are not objects created for the sexual pleasure of men. Women are human beings capable of participating fully and equally in every realm of human endeavor. When women are held down, all of humanity is held back. Women must win liberation, and they can only be liberated through the revolutionary transformation of the world and the emancipation of all of humanity, and through being a powerful motive force in that revolution."
Break the Chains! Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution

Contact Revolution Books for more info:
revbooksatl@hotmail.com
770.861.3339


STOP THE WAR ON WOMEN, In Honor of International Women's Day, DEMONSTRATION, MARCH 7th, 11:30am @ Atlanta CareNet "Pregnancy Resource Center (NOT)", 100 Edgewood Ave. Downtown Atlanta (across from Hurt Park)











Atlanta Care Net is an un-scientific, religious-based center that
shames and lies to women about abortions.

Protest outside to expose and oppose their vicious anti-women agenda.
(bring signs, banners, whistles, and outrage)
  • Abortion on Demand and Without Apology! 
  • End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women! 
  • Fight for the Liberation of Women All Over the World! 

Abortion rights are in a state of emergency! 203 new restrictions to abortion were passed in the last three years. Five states have only one abortion clinic left. Anti-woman bigots harass women at abortion clinics across the country. Ninety-seven percent of rural counties have no abortion providers. Upcoming court rulings threaten to close dozens more clinics nationwide. Forcing women to have children against their will is a form of enslavement!

Meanwhile, women are slammed backwards in every realm: from the mainstreaming of violent and degrading pornography to the global epidemic of rape, from a culture that celebrates pimping to the shaming of women who choose to have sex outside of marriage, and from the sexual enslavement of millions of women and girls in the sex industry to the widespread celebration of Pope Francis while he has changed nothing of church doctrine that enslaves and humiliates women and LGBT people.

Take to the streets this International Women's Day. Through our public resistance we will expose the illegitimacy of this whole war on women and put the woman-haters on notice that we will not sit silently by. We will express our outrage and bring alive a culture of defiance and liberation. We will wake up and rally forth many thousands more, refusing to stop until we win.

The future of women is at stake. Which side are YOU on?



This Call is initiated by  
End Patriarchy and Pornography:
the Enslavement and Degradation of Women



For more info about Friday action: Contact Revolution Books Atlanta
revbooksatl@hotmail.com  or 770.861.3339
Post widely on facebook, twitter, instagram, email blasts, etc