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Important Videos from Revolution Books

"The Stakes in the Impeachment of Donald Trump; the Struggle to Remove the Trump/Pence Regime; and the Fundamental Change We Need" A Hot Topic Discussion with Andy Zee at Revolution Books on Jan 28, 2020.

"The Art, and the Story, of Slave Rebellion Reenactment with artist Dread Scott, and conversation with Andy Zee"
  Artist Dread Scott talks about his revolutionary art and tells the story of and illustrates his live artwork of November 2019, Slave Rebellion Reenactment. 300 people retraced the path of the largest rebellion of enslaved people in U.S. history: the German Coast uprising of 1811 just outside of New Orleans. The challenge of resistance, freedom, and revolutionary action...then and today. 

Author David Wallace-Wells speaking on his new book "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming" at Revolution Books NY on July 24, 2019. David Wallace-Wells is deputy editor of New York magazine.

Jason Stanley, author of "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them" speaking on the book and in conversation with Andy Zee.

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People come to Revolution Books from all over the world to find the books and deep engagement with each other about why the world is the way it is and the possibility of a radically different way the world could be.

The world today, with all its horrors, holds the potential for something far better. To unlock that – at the foundation of RB – is the most advanced scientific theory and leadership for an actual revolution for the emancipation of humanity: the new synthesis of communism brought forward by the revolutionary leader, Bob Avakian.

RB is a bookstore with literature, history, science, art, philosophy, and revolutionary theory... a place of discovery and engagement. Scientific and poetic, wrangling and visionary. A bookstore at the center of a movement for revolution.

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Bob Avakian on the Moment

2020 was crazy! How do you make sense of it? How do we really leave this insanity in the past, & not just bring in a new year, but a radically new world?

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Bob Avakian is the most radical revolutionary on the planet and the architect of a new communism.

Bob Avakian,
the New Communism,
and the Real Revolution

Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution, Parts 1 and 2, a major speech by Bob Avakian

If you have agonized about the horrors of this society, but did not know why we face all this and thought there was no way out… this filmed speech will reveal why those outrages go on and how they can be changed.

If you have thought that even if people could get together on it, revolution was not really possible up against the powerful repressive machinery we face… this filmed speech will challenge you.

If you have hungered for fundamental change, but did not know where to begin… this filmed speech will give you the map you need and the way to connect.

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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.

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Coming Programs and Events

Sat-Sun, May 15-16, Noon-7pm

Giant Used Book Sale to Support the National Revolution Tour. Funds for the revcoms working night and day to spread and organize real revolution

Sun, May 23, 3-5:30

Film of a speech by
Bob Avakian, the leader of
the revolution.

"...we have two choices: either, live with all this—and condemn future generations to the same, or worse, if they have a future at all—or, make revolution!”
—Bob Avakian

Tues, June 1, 7pm

Special Program to Mark the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre

In-store program (masks and distancing required). The event will also be live-streamed on Facebook and Youtube.

Dr. Yaba Blay presents her new book "One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race," followed by a conversation with writer Damon Young and RB host Carl Dix. A Revolution Books virtual author program held May 10, 2021.

"The Real Stakes of the Republi-fascist War on Voting by People of Color" with Carl Dix and Jamel Mims, held at Revolution Books NY on May 7, 2021.

Harriet Washington on her new book "Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Medical Consent," a virtual author event by Revolution Books on February 28, 2021.

An online panel with the filmmakers of the new documentary Nasrin — discussion of the film and the urgent fight for imprisoned human-rights lawyer and activist Nasrin Sotoudeh and all political prisoners in Iran. A Revolution Books virtual event, February 7, 2021.

Martín Espada reading from his soon-to-be published collection of new poems "Floaters" (Espada subverts the brutal shorthand used by border authorities to describe immigrants who drowned trying to cross over). A Revolution Books virtual author program held October 27, 2020.

Three Black Women Poets: Marilyn Nelson, Antoinette Brim-Bell, and Lauren K. Alleyne. A Revolution Books virtual book program, October 16, 2020

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