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► Friday, August 25, 7pm
A Talk by CARL DIX
The Trump/Pence regime is consolidating a fascist program that will mean unimaginable horrors for humanity and, as part of that, will bring down a reign of terror on top of centuries of savage oppression of Black people. Carl Dix, drawing on the new synthesis of communism developed by Bob Avakian, will speak to how this regime was spawned by the system of capitalism/imperialism and why everybody must throw in to drive it out of office NOW, as part of getting ready for revolution.
Carl Dix is a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party and a follower of and advocate for Bob Avakian, his leadership and his visionary new synthesis of communism. He is a freedomn fighter from the 1960s who went on to become a revolutionary fighter and a communist.
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► Friday, September 8, 7pm
"This is the violent, terrifying world of the antebellum South, where African-American women were prey and their babies sold like livestock. This is the story of mothers and daughters—of violence, absence, love, and legacies. Deón's vivid imagery, deft characterization, and spellbinding language carry the reader through this suspenseful tale... heralds the birth of a powerful new voice in American fiction."—Kirkus, Starred Review
"Deon explores, with psychological acuity and absolutely no mercy, what the institution [of slavery] did to slave women -- specifically, how it deprived them of the most basic chance to love, delight in and protect their own children." -- New York Times
Natashia Deon is a practicing lawyer; she has taught creative writing at Gettysburg College, PEN Center USA, and 826LA; she's the creator of the popular LA-based reading series Dirty Laundry Lit.
► RB Partners with Brooklyn Book Festival Revolution Books is an official host for two BBF "Bookend" Events:
► Thursday, September 21
Evening with Professor Marisa J. Fuentes and her important historical study Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence and the Archive. Fuentes unearths the history of urban Caribbean slavery in Barbados. And in this book she addresses the challenge: how to tell the story of enslaved people when the historical record is so limited.
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Slavery, White Supremacy, and How We Got to Charlottesville--Staff Recommendations
Bob Avakian, Communism and Jeffersonian Democracy--Takes on ideals of Jeffersonian democracy; how they arose on the basis of enslavement of Black people and white supremacy; points way to a vision and future that is truly emancipatory--a vision of freedom far more radical and thoroughgoing than Jeffersonianism.
Edward Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told--How slavery was integral and decisive to America's economic rise.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, The Condemnation of Blackness--Chronicles the emergence of deeply embedded notions of Black people as a dangerous class of criminals by explicit contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants.
Ira Katznelson, When Affirmative Action Was White--How all the key social programs of the Roosevelt and Truman eras were deeply discriminatory.
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow--The war on drugs and mass incarceration: "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it."
James Whitman, Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law--Hitler and top Nazi legal scholars saw America as a precedent for a functioning white supremacist society.
Bob Avakian, The Truth About Right-Wing Conspiracy...And Why Clinton and the Democrats are No Answer; and The Coming Civil War and Repolarization for Revolution in the Present Era--Essential to understanding where this Trump-Pence regime came from and how to fight fascism.
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Discussions, open mics, and performances at Revolution Books on the issues that matter.
Teach-In: Fascism in America
An evening with James Q. Whitman, author of "Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law ."
An evening with Nicole Dennis-Benn, reading and discussing her novel "Here Comes the Sun."
An evening with Cheryl A. Wall discussing the women of the Harlem Renaissance.
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ART SALE On-going at Revolution Books: Artwork donated by artists and collectors to support Revolution Books: Posters, Prints, historic African Masks & Sculptures. You can also purchase these works online.
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