Donate toward the $150,000 needed to re-open REVOLUTION BOOKS in Harlem in September
Revolution Books has signed a lease for a new storefront and is making a big move to Harlem. Now the fight is on to ensure that the most radical bookstore on the planet re-opens in September. Donations to this drive will go towards renovating the new space at 437 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue) and restocking the shelves.
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Already, hundreds of friends of RB have made donations of $5 to $5000. But re-opening Revolution Books depends on hundreds more contributing. Be part of saving this unique bookstore that is at the center of the movement for revolution. This is about changing everything.
Revolution Books fills a great need
Revolution Books is a bookstore for the whole world.
An epidemic of police murder of innocent Blacks and Latinos … 2.3 million in US prisons... a global war on women ... endless US Wars for Empire … immigrants demonized and worse... the planet's air, water, and land destroyed by the ravages of this system.
This is why Revolution Books is needed more than ever: RB is the place where people come from all over the world to find the books and the deep engagement about why the world is the way it is and the possibility of a radically different way the world could be. Scientific and poetic, wrangling and visionary, Revolution Books is at the center of building a movement for revolution.
What will happen at the new Revolution Books
This new, relocated Revolution Books will be filled with people of all nationalities and ages, wrangling with the biggest questions facing humanity – getting into the poetry, novels, history, philosophy, science that fill the shelves, as well as provocative children's books that promote values of cooperation and understanding. The intellectual and cultural life at Revolution Books is marked by a critical thinking like nowhere else.
Because at the heart of the store is the scientific method and approach, the vision and architecture for a radically new society made possible by a path breaking strategy for revolution. All of this and more is concentrated in the new synthesis of communism developed by the revolutionary leader, Bob Avakian.
Bob Avakian has looked deeply at the first communist revolutions of the 20th century—digging into their great accomplishments as well as their errors and shortcomings to understand why they were defeated by imperialism decades ago and how we can do better in the future. Avakian draws from a broad range of human experience. The new synthesis of communism is a framework for a society that is moving to end all the inequalities, all the divisions—the oppression of different nationalities; the oppression of women and people of different genders; the division between those who have the privilege of working with their minds and those who work in manual labor.
The breadth and spirit of the engagement that goes on at RB is as exhilarating as it is liberating. A sense of revolutionary possibility fuels the rigor, the fun and the engagement. Authors, filmmakers, actors, and poets remark that the critical discourse at RB is like no other. There is a passion for getting at what's true, a morality of serving the people, dialogue with a mutual respect that comes from the profound place of putting the interests of the oppressed of the world first in heart and mind.
The move to Harlem
Harlem is where Revolution Books should be – with its rich legacy of political struggle and intellectual and cultural ferment. Harlem is also a concentration of the oppression of Black and Latino people, with housing projects run like prisons and police terrorizing youth. These two worlds of Harlem, as well as the proximity of two major universities, will infuse the life of the new Revolution Books--and this bookstore will bring the potential for revolution, for the emancipation of all humanity, to Harlem…and to the world.
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