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Sunday, Jan 21, 4pm
Film Showing of Bob Avakian's Talk:


Bob Avakian (BA) dissects that the election of Donald Trump signals that we are being confronted and now ruled by a fascist regime; why people voted for Trump and how things came to the point; and the need for mass and defiant, sustained and nonviolent action to drive the regime from power. And BA  takes on the common arguments against doing this.

fbThe revolutionary leader Bob Avakian is Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party. He is the architect of a whole new framework of human emancipation, what is called "the new communism."

Wednesday, Feb 7, 7pm
Kevin McGruder
Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920

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Kevin McGruder teaches history at Antioch College.

Thursday, Feb 15, 7pm
Imbolo Mbue
Behold the Dreamers

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An Oprah Book Club pick, this absorbing debut novel tells the story of Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant to America, along with his wife Neni and their six-year old son Liomi. It takes place in NYC during the financial meltdown of 2007-09. "No false notes here, no narrative shortcuts, and certainly no manufactured happy endings"—National Public Radio.

fbImbolo Mbue is a native of Limbe, Cameroon. She lives in New York City. In 2017, she won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Behold the Dreamers.

Thursday, Mar 1, 7pm
Paul Butler
Chokehold: Policing Black Men

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Chokehold: laws and practices that treat every African American man like a thug. In this explosive new book, an African American former federal prosecutor shows that the system is working exactly the way it’s supposed to. Black men are always under watch, and police violence is widespread—all with the support of judges and politicians.

fbPaul Butler teaches at Georgetown University Law School. He provides legal commentary for CNN, MSNBC, and NPR and has been featured on 60 Minutes and profiled in the Washington Post. He was nominated for this year's NAACP Image Award.

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Getting to know Bob Avakian

NCBecause of Bob Avakian and the work he has done over several decades, summing up the positive and negative experience of the communist revolution so far, and drawing from a broad range of human experience, there is a new synthesis of communism that has been brought forward — there really is a viable vision and strategy for a radically new, and much better, society and world, and there is the crucial leadership that is needed to carry forward the struggle toward that goal.

Come by the bookstore to get a copy or purchase on line:

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RB's Top 15 Picks from 2017

susSing, Unburied, Sing—Jesmyn Ward. The most celebrated novel of 2017. Spins poetic and haunting tales linking slavery and Jim Crow to the present. Set in Mississippi.



ewExit West—Mohsin Hamid. A chilling dystopian novel of refugees and collapsing societies. "Evokes the dreams and disillusionments that follow Saeed and Nadia….and peels away the dross of bigotry to expose the beauty of our common humanity." —O, the Oprah Magazine

luooLocking Up Our Own—James Forman, Jr. How the call by prominent African Americans in politics and the legal system to crack down on drug dealing and gun violence contributed to the horror of mass incarceration. In the tradition of The New Jim Crow. A NY Times 2017 best book.

wicThe Water Will Come: Rising Seas and the Remaking of the Civilized World—Jeff Goodell. How global warming is causing rising sea levels and threatening cities around the world. Special focus on the impact on the world's poor of the Third World.

And For Young Readers

wWonder—R.J. Palacio. August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial difference that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. Includes full-color photos from the movie it inspired. For 10 and older.


hugThe Hate U Give—The uneasy balance between two worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. For 13-year olds and up.


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Recommended Article:

Three Key Points on the Imperialist — and Fascist — Logic of the Trump Tax Bill
by Raymond Lotta, a spokesperson for Revolution Books
(reprinted from Revolution newspaper)

The new tax law is NOT principally a handout, motivated by corporate greed—although greedy hands are seeking to maximize and game its benefits, which are utterly skewed to the wealthy. This tax bill is a conscious and strategic move to deal with economic contradictions and imperialist great-power needs.

Yes, the tax bill will accelerate the upward redistribution and concentration of income and wealth. The Tax Policy Center has calculated that by 2025, the top one percent of households would receive nearly 85 percent of the total tax reduction.

This upward redistribution and concentration of wealth is a phenomenon, a pattern, of the last few decades. Countless studies on inequality (most famously Thomas Piketty's work) have demonstrated this trend in the imperialist countries, with the U.S. the leader in inequality.

But the tax bill is not in essence a con game to rob the poor and large sections of the middle class, although people will suffer greatly. There are larger economic pressures and compulsions at work. And there are imperialist great-power needs, specifically the Trump/Pence regime's global agenda.

Read more . . .

The Danger of the Trump-Pence regime and what to do about it

On Sunday, October 15, Revolution Books hosted the debut this NEW, timely film featuring BOB AVAKIAN

The film was produced by The Bob Avakian Institute, the Revolution Books Educational Fund, and Revolution Books.

Video from recent Revolution Books programming

A Night of Readings, Performances & Solidarity with the people from countries Trump calls "shitholes."

A reading for young adults by Tochi Onyebuchi from his new fantasy novel "Beasts Made of Night"

"The Night Language" with novelist David Rocklin in conversation with Garrard Conley author of "Boy Erased".

VIDEOS from past programs at Rev Books.



Revolution newspaper, the voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party enables people to really understand, and act to radically change, the world...


An Invitation to Learn About—and Change—the World
If you are grappling with the big questions, right now is the time to dig deeply into the work of Bob Avakian (BA)

Featured in this week's Revolution:
A Country Ruled By White Supremacists—Since When Is That Acceptable?


Drive These "Make America White Again" Fascists from Power!

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* Full collection including Posters, Prints, historic African Masks Sculptures available for purchase here.


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