Revolution #337, May 1, 2014


Hook up with the revolution

Coming Events at Revolution Books

Check the stores' websites for details and more events.

New York
Los Angeles

New York

146 W. 26th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
Hours: 12 noon—7 pm every day

April 23, Wednesday, 7 pm
An evening with Jamal Joseph, author of Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention. Joseph was one of the Panther 21, imprisoned as a teenager for his participation in the Black Panther Party.

April 29, Tuesday, 7 pm
Screening of The Great Book Robbery, which documents the looting of 30,000 books from Arab neighborhoods during the establishment of Israel. Today, about 6,000 of these books can be found on the shelves of Israel’s National Library, indexed with the label AP for “Abandoned Property.”


1103 N. Ashland Avenue
Hours: Wed-Fri: 2 pm to 7 pm; Sat: noon to 7 pm; Sun: 1pm to 5 pm

April 24, Thursday, 7 pm
Discussion with Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot, author of I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March up Freedom’s Highway. $5 ticket.

April 26, Saturday, 2 pm
Discussion with Brian Dolinar, editor of The Negro in Illinois, The WPA Papers, produced in the 1930s by major Black writers chronicling African-American history in Illinois, mostly unpublished for over half a century.

April 27, Sunday, 4
Screening of BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! disc 3, followed by discussion.

Los Angeles

5726 Hollywood Blvd., LA, CA 90028
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Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 12 noon to 7 pm

April 24, Thursday, 7 pm
Work meeting to get ready for May Day 2014. Assemble displays, practice chants, prepare flags, etc.

May 4, Sunday, 5 pm
May Day internationalist program and dinner. Join in celebrating the holiday at Revolution Books. $10 at the door.

May 5, Monday, 7 pm
Cosmos viewing party. Celebrate science and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the new TV series hosted by renowned astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson. Every Monday during the series.


2425 Channing Way near Telegraph Ave.
New Hours: 11 am–7 pm Mon–Sat, 1 pm–6 pm Sun

April 22, Tuesday, 7 pm
Earth Day program based on Revolution newspaper’s special issue, “State of EMERGENCY! The Plunder of Our Planet, The Environmental Catastrophe & The Real Revolutionary Solution.”

May 3, Saturday, 6 pm
May Day celebration and potluck dinner. Presentations, music, international food.

May 7, Wednesday, 7 pm
Margaret Wrinkle discusses her book, Wash. “Boldly conceived and brilliantly written, Margaret Wrinkle’s Wash reveals the horrible human predation of slavery and its nest of nightmares. With a truthfulness even beyond Faulkner, Wrinkle makes her novelistic debut in a monumental work of unflinching imagination.”—Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab’s Wife.


2626 South King Street
Hours: 12 noon–6 pm every day

Thursday, April 24, 10 am-4 pm
Booth at the Earth Day Festival, University of Hawai`i-Manoa; Sustainability Courtyard.

April 27, Sunday, 1:30 pm
Revolution Books Fiction Club, discussion of Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, by Piper Kerman.

May 1, Thursday, 9 am-1 pm
Table and film showing of BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! at University of Hawai`i-Manoa Campus Center. 5-7 pm: May 1st Celebration at Old Stadium Park; potluck picnic, music, and sharing of dreams for the future.


1158 Mass Ave., 2nd Floor, Cambridge
Hours: 2 pm—6pm Thu & Fri, 12 noon—6 pm Sat


89 S. Washington St. (off 1st Ave. in Pioneer Square)
Hours: 11 am—6 pm Wednesday & Friday, 11 am—9 pm Thursday,
11 am—6 pm Saturday, and noon—5 pm Sunday

Thursday nights at Revolution Books, 7 pm
First Thursday of each month: Pioneer Square Art Walk showing. All other Thursdays, Revolution newspaper discussion: digging into the big issues of the day. Contact store for more info.


2804 Mayfield Rd. (at Coventry)
Cleveland Heights 216-932-2543
New Hours: Noon—6 pm, Wednesday—Saturday

May 17 & 18, Saturday & Sunday, 11 am to dusk
Visit our booth at the Hessler Street Fair in University Circle. Volunteers needed to sign up for a shift at the booth, make signs and posters, and set up/tear down.


4152 Woodward Avenue (and Willis)
lower level, enter from back of building



April 27 and May 4, Sunday
Join us on Sundays for discussions of featured articles from Revolution newspaper. Check our blog ( for time, place, and topics.


Revolution Distributors
P.O. Box 230112, Houston, TX 77223

April 24, Thursday, 7-8:30 pm
Weekly Revolution newspaper discussion. Discuss articles, get the new issue, and find out how you can be part of the movement for revolution. Te House of Tea, 1927 Fairview @Woodhead, in the Montrose.

Check the stores' websites for details, information, and more events.
Unless otherwise noted, the events listed on this page are in English, but in many cases Spanish translation is available. Please call the bookstore in advance to request Spanish translation.

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