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The need for a radically different, liberating world urgently calls out – and yet,
consideration of a solution commensurate with the scale and depth of the problem is
barely regarded as a legitimate topic for serious conversation. It is for THIS reason that
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now, today: not only to keep its doors open but to grow as a widely known and visited
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deep engagement about why the world is the way it is and the possibility of a
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Revolution Books presents:
Talk by Author Dick Lehr
The Birth of a Nation:
How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War
Wednesday, December 16th, 7pm
First Parish Church
3 Church St, Harvard Sq
100 years ago...
D. W. Griffith's film, The Birth of a Nation, included actors in blackface, heroic portraits of Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and a depiction of Lincoln's assassination.
Freed slaves were portrayed as villainous, vengeful, slovenly, and dangerous to the sanctity of American values was released.
It was tremendously successful, eventually seen by 25 million Americans and is still today promoted by many as one of the great works of 20th century film making.
But violent protests against the film flared up across the country.
Black journalist Monroe Trotter's titanic crusade to have the film censored in Boston became a blueprint for dissent during the 1950s and 1960s.
This is the story of that struggle.
Today, this film bears witness to the foundational core of white supremacy in the U.S., which has continued since that period and expresses itself now with police
terrorizing Black and Brown people, racist vigilantes shooting protesters and presidential candidates vying to promote themselves as the most viscious representatives
of this system.
Dick Lehr, professor of journalism at Boston University and author of Black Mass has written a book on a subject that resonates today from the streets of Ferguson
and Chicago to campuses across the country ...and the need to build a powerful movement of resistance.
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A Terrorist Attack in Paris, a World of Horrors, and the NEED FOR ANOTHER WAY
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Watch the Dialogue,
Learn More About the Revolution,
Get Involved in the Movement...
On November 15, 1900 people packed The Riverside Church in New York City to experience the Dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian-REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion.
It was an historic event. Two perspectives were set forth-contending and overlapping, struggling for higher ground, and coming back to unity on the need to ACT. The video of the entire Dialogue has now been posted!
If you are someone who is angered and outraged by the horrors of this
world: the oppression of black people and women, the ruthless wars of
the brink of environmental catastrophe, and you are someone who has
dared to dream of a radically different world, then unleash your
People need the truth about the communist revolution. The REAL truth. At a time when people are rising up in many places
all over the world and seeking out ways forward, THIS alternative is ruled out of order. At a time when even more people are
agonizing over and raising big questions about the future, THIS alternative is constantly slandered and maligned and lied
about, while those who defend it are given no space to reply. We thought it urgent that we answer the questions and tell the
TRUTH about the communist revolution—the real way out of the horrors that people endure today, and the even worse ones they
face tomorrow... Read More Here
Welcome to Revolution Books!
Scientific and poetic, wrangling and visionary –– Revolution Books
is alive with a defiant spirit that refuses to accept
that the horrors of today's world have to be. People come into
Revolution Books from all over the world to find the books
and the deep engagement with each other about the possibility of a
radically different way the world could be. A bookstore
at the center of building a movement for revolution.
At the heart of Revolution Books is the cutting edge work of Bob
Avakian, whose new synthesis of communism envisions a radically
new society that is overcoming all of the oppression of the
current world while giving great scope to intellectual work, ferment,
and dissent as integral to the complete emancipation of humanity.
Revolution Books has an extensive collection of books on history
and political theory, novels and poetry, atheism and science,
world geopolitics and philosophy, as well as DVDs, and books in
Spanish. Check out the regular discussions, author readings, and film
Come browse the shelves, sit and read, or discuss the burning
issues of our time. At Revolution Books you can meet the movement that
is changing the world.