Get Out Revolution Newspaper - NY, NJ, Conn

Friday, February 23, 2007

Get Out Revolution #79

The issue is focused on Bush’s threats of war on Iran and anti-Iraq war events, as well as Part II Special Pullout on The Oppression of Black People & the Revolutionary Struggle to End All Oppression. The editorial article says of Bush’s moves against Iran, "The situation is dangerous and intensifying...This is a crucial and urgent moment: the masses of people must mobilize in their millions to politically prevent the Bush regime from launching a war on Iran." And from the supplement, "excerpts have been selected for Black History Month this year...this has great relevance and importance not just during this month but in an ongoing way for the struggle of oppressed people, and the future of humanity as a whole, here and throughout the world."

While this issue should get out broadly, there are specific sections of people who should be reached.
  • Colleges and high schools (students) who took part in the Columbia strike, and the Upper West side which concentrates progressive anti-war people.
  • Black people - neighborhoods, churches, etc. ask people to take bundles if they liked it, especially at schools and in the Black communities, as well as posting the centerfolds in stores, laundromats and the like.
  • Quite a few of Part I issue were distributed last week in the neighborhoods. Let’s learn something from those people - what they thought, what they did with the centerfold, etc., and if they would take up this Part II.
  • There are places where both sections come together.

Getting on the e-sub list. Central Circulation has requested that sellers ask everyone they meet about receiving the e-newspaper. Get LEGIBLY written e-mail addresses (make sure you can read it). While the contact cards are being redone, sellers should begin this now, if not already doing so.

Funds. Teams should struggle over this. Last week many papers were distributed with minimal funds incoming.

NEWSPAPERS SIGN-OUT POLICY. ANYONE WHO TAKES NEWSPAPERS HAS TO SIGN OUT FOR THEM ON THE NOTEBOOK NEXT TO THE NEWSPAPERS. Last week there was a BIG problem with not knowing who took papers and how many papers were sold, and this is a historic problem. (A new system will be forthcoming.) Anyone who has the last issue, #78, should return them to the store ASAP unless there is a plan to distribute them immediately.

(Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Should generally be the time to get bundles to contacts (though these days should not be limited to just that)

Saturday. Meet at store at 9 AM for discussion of the newspaper and how to take it out. Upper West Side and neighborhoods.

Sunday. Abyssinian, Riverside and House of the Lords Churches. Upper West Side and neighborhoods

Monday and Tuesday. Expect to go to colleges and high schools.

Programs and events are below. There is no need for formality. If there is a program or event that you’d like to volunteer for, please call the floating team coordinator.

February 23, 24, 25, 2007

New York Comic Convention. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center , 655 W. 34th St. , New York , NY 10001, at Eleventh Ave. 212-216-2000 2/23/074pm-9pm2/24/0710pm-8pm2/25/0710pm-5pm$30, one-day pass; $45 for weekend passAn unexpected 20,000 comic aficionados descended on the last year’s first New York Comic Con, prompting a visit from NYPD’s crowd-control specialists. The three-day smorgasbord is back this year with even more comic books, toys, games, and graphic novels from DC, Marvel, and hundreds of indie publishers. Legendary co-creators of superhero comics Frank Miller (Batman) and Stan Lee (Spiderman) will be signing autographs and participating in panel discussions while special guest Stephen King will be promoting the new Marvel comic Dark Tower based on his popular gunslinger series.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

12:15 PM. New York Historical Society Celebration for Black History Month, 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street. New York , NY 10024, 646-220-6575. RSVP. .**New York Divided: Slavery and the Civil War: Did you know that New York was not always purely in the North's camp during the Civil War? That even the mayor wanted to stay independent from both the North and the South for economic reasons? Well, if you are like me, and you did not know this, you may want to say yes to this event, so you can learn more about the history of good ol' NYC . Please note that admission for adults is $10 and for seniors, it is $7, and for students, it is $6. You can pay upon arrival at the museum. Thanks to Raivenne for the suggestion .

Slavery in New York Permanent Exhibit: This exhibit is an "unprecedented exploration into slavery and its impact on the people, landscape, institutions, and economy of New York City, State, and the nation."Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School at the New York Historical Society: An exhibit of paintings from artists of The Hudson River School, including Thomas Cole, Asher Brown Durand, Frederic Edwin Church, John Frederick Kensett, Jasper Francis Cropsey, and Albert Bierstadt.RSVP limit: Only 90 members (including guests) can RSVP 'Yes' or 'Maybe' for this event. There's still room for 5....

5pm. 92nd St. Y, Lately, it seems like Chuck Schumer is the only New York politician who isn't running for president. Even so, he's savvy enough to know that the best way to drum up interest for his new book is to bring along someone who is. At this 92nd Street Y event, New York 's senior senator is joined by his junior counterpart, Hillary Clinton, to discuss Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time. The book outlines a bold plan for the Dems—proposals like increasing college grads while reducing property taxes. And if Schumer's recent success at winning votes for his fellow party members is any indication, then every White House hopeful would do well to take his words seriously. (That means you, Hillary.) — Joe DeLessio. 1395 Lexington Avenue @ 92nd.

February 26, 2007

8:00PM. Deborah Eisenberg & Wally Shawn, Kaye Playhouse @ Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue @ 68th St. Short-story writer Eisenberg (Twilight of the Superheroes) reads with award-winning playwright Shawn (The Music Teacher).

February 27, 2007

8:00PM. General Wesley K. Clark, 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue @ 92nd. The four-star general talks about the causes of and potential outcomes for the war in Iraq . $25 212-415-5500

7:00PM. Joe Conason, Barnes & Noble, 675 Sixth Avenue @ 22nd St . , The liberal commentator presents his latest book, It Can Happen Here: authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush. 212-727-1227. free

March 1, 2007

7:00pm - 8:30pm. CHALLENGING RACISM: THE USE OF CRITICAL RACE COUNTERSTORIES, Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor, Barnard Hall, 212.854.9237, Web site:

In the United States , it is estimated that for every 100 Chicana and Chicano students enrolled in elementary school, only 46 will go on to receive their high school diploma. Eight will earn a bachelor’s degree. No more than two will go on to the graduate-level. ( U.S. Census Bureau, 2000). Despite the fact that Chicanas/os are among the largest and fastest growing populations in the country, their educational outcomes are the lowest of any "minority" group in America . Chicana and Chicano children are, most definitely, being left behind.On Thursday, March 1, Dr. Tara J. Yosso, one of the foremost contributors to critical race theory in education, uncovers the racialized (and just plain racist) mythologies that are so often used to explain and excuse this disturbing educational trend. Using a "counterstorytelling" methodology, Yosso troubles these victim-blaming narratives, and turns our attention to the historical and systematic institutional neglect that is the real root of the inequalities. It’s a humanizing and much-needed study of the urgent need to transform America ’s educational system.Tara J. Yosso is author of Critical Race Counterstories along the Chicana/Chicano Educational Pipeline, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and the University of California , Santa Barbara . This lecture is sponsored by the Barnard College Education Program, the Teachers College Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and the Columbia University Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. The event is free and open to the public. Booksigning and reception to follow Dr. Yosso’s talk. For more information call Lee Anne Bell, Director of the Barnard Education Program at 212.854.9237 or email

Friday, March 2

7:00 pm. Whitewashing the Panthers: Can the Government Prosecute Black History? Films and Speakers. The Community Church of Manhattan, 40 E. 35th St. (between Park and Madison) a program on the new (old) case against the Black Panther Party. FILMS: Legacy of Torture: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement, Melvin van Peebles interview of Herman Bell, political prisoner and defendant in this case (Starz in Black). SPEAKERS: Kathleen Cleaver, Soffiyah Elijah, Iyaluua Ferguson, and others . This January, as police continue to shoot unarmed civilians, the government charged eight men (aged 50 to 70) for conspiracy in acts that occurred over 30 ago. Their "new" evidence is based on police torture of Black activists in the 1970s. Come learn about this case, and hear from representatives of the jailed defendants and their movement. For more on the case of the SF8: http://www.freedomarchives/ .org/BPP/ torture.html. We will be collecting donations for the case. SPONSORED BY: Center for Constitutional Rights, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, National Lawyers Guild NYC, NYC Jericho, NY Taskforce on Political Prisoners, Resistance in Brooklyn, Immigrant Justice Solidarity Project


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