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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Revolution #78 – ALL OUT for Special 2 Week Issue for Black History Month and Defend Science

Monday, Presidents Day - 10 : 30 AM - Everyone to meet at the bookstore to go out with the paper. Let's try to sell out of this issue. Be on time!!!


A little story - a professor brought his class in to the bookstore. The staff presented the paper, particularly the Black History Month supplement, reading from it, and spoke to revolutionary liberation for all of humanity. What do you suppose happened? The professor applauded, then went page by page through the supplement, asking students if they knew about the pictures, what a chain gang was, the picture with the collar... This issue presents an excellent truth of the slavery and oppression of Black people. 1/3 of the class of young Black (some Latino and other groups) men and women got the paper. The store staff said that the paper was electrical, simply by showing it and reading from it. I do wonder what students will do with the centerfold poster. This is a little story, but a great little story.


This is a special issue addressing Black History Month, with a special 8 page supplement titled “The Oppression of Black People and the Revolutionary Struggle to End All Oppression”. Chairman Avakian answers question 9 on national oppression from the question and answer session on the 7 Talks. There’s the reprint of “Slavery: Yesterday and Today” – both the article and the very sharp centerfold (which is very accessible for people who have problem reading or don’t read English well). The other focus is the “Defend Science”, on time for the celebrations of Darwin’s birthday.

Both the poweful centerfold on slavery and the page 3 article on “Defend Science” should be put up broadly. The centerfold can go in stores, laundromats, and other places in proletarian communities, and high schools and colleges. The 3rd page Defend Science should also be put up broadly.

ALL OUT for this issue means getting the paper out to the high schools and colleges, and proletarian communities, unleashing people and pushing to the max the gains made with the broadsheet distribution. (Teams should also take the 7 Talks which are in the process of being re-ordered.)

- Thursday, bundles of this paper should begin to get to new contacts and older contacts (and continue from then).

- Saturday 9 AM at the bookstore – discussion of the newspaper and preparation of agitation points – people should go the discussion to get sharp on this issue..

- The weekend is a time for broad distribution, especially in the prol communities: Harlem, Queens, Brooklyn.

- Sunday is Evolution Sunday at a number of local churches. Those going to the churches should reach out to the pastors in advance of Sunday (chitchat on why they are taking up Evolution Sunday, what Evolution Sunday will look like at that church, why we will be there and what we want to do), be part of the Evolution Sunday service, and participate in any coffee klatches after the service. The main focus here is the page 3 article on Defend Science. Teams should also take postcards and the Evolution book (which should be very carefully protected from physical damage, else we’ll have to pay for them).

- Early next week, high schools and colleges. Everyone currently with student and faculty contacts should reach out to them. We need to develop plans to expand the reach and distribution of the newspaper. Students and teachers should be asked/challenged to take bundles, particularly where there are Black History Month or Defend Science events. Plans are being developed. Should there be teams in the AM with the newspapers or in the PM with the DVD at the schools, contacts at those schools should be informed so they can be play a role or be in synch with that.

Teamleaders should submit “quick and dirty” reports to within 2 days of the outing, or that day if there is something particularly important to learn from that day. The first couple lines should state clearly the stats: # papers individuals, bundles, $, contacts, etc, then continue with a summary. How can we plan when we don’t know what advances were made, or what problems need to be solved? The outings and the reports are part of a continuous, moving process where any advances must quickly be built on, not in a linear way, but for making breakthroughs that can advance things in a whole different way, in a way that contributes to repolarizing for revol.

Teams should set newspaper goals and $ goals. $ for the newspaper cannot be overstated. If there are problems, teams need to discuss it and take measures to correct.

Please disregard any earlier references to handling contact cards. Continue in the previous manner.

Below is a listing of some events.

February 08, 2007

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Impact of Globalization on the Countries of the South”. Columbia University Law School Jerome L. Greene Hall, Lobby Level, Room 104. For further information regarding this event, please contact Gustav Peebles by sending email to or by calling x45493. Please join Columbia’s Committee on Global Thought for an evening with internationally renowned economists to discuss “The Impact of Globalization on the Countries of the South” University Professor and Nobel Laureate Dr. Joseph Stiglitz will chair a panel of experts comprised of Dr. K.Y. Amoako, Former Executive Secretary, UN Economics Commission for Africa; Dr. Justin Lin, Founder and Director of China Center for Economic Research, Peking University; Dr. Jose Antonio OcampoUnder-Secretary General, UN for Economic and Social Affairs, Former Minister of Finance, Colombia; and Dr. Prabhat Patnaik, Centre for Economics and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University. The panel will explore the experience and effects of globalization in their home countries and regions, with a particular eye toward agrarian and rural society. The panelists will also consider why, and the extent to which, globalization is viewed adversely in these places. As central interlocutors with governments and international organizations in each of their home countries, the panelists will then exchange ideas about the possibilities for improvements to current trends within globalization. The evening will close with concluding remarks by Professor Stiglitz and by opening up the conversation to the audience.

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Nuclear Iran--Promoting Stability or Courting Disaster? Columbia University, Morningside Heights, International Affairs Building, Kellogg Center (15th Floor. In 1995, Scott Sagan and Kenneth Waltz published their seminal work, "The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate." They staked out opposite ends of the theoretical spectrum with Waltz arguing that "more [nuclear armed states] could be better" and Sagan responding that "more will be worse."

On February 8th, 2007 at SIPA, they will update their famed debate in the context of Iran. Will a nuclear-armed Iran be a source of stability in the world, or will it bring the Middle East to the brink of disaster?

Sagan and Waltz will debate this question along with questions on the appropriate U.S. foreign policy in the Gulf, the efficacy of sanctions in restraining Iranian nuclear ambitions, the likely response of Iran's neighbors and many others. Scott Sagan is co-director of Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and served as a special assistant to the director of the organization of the Joint Chief of Staff in the Pentagon. Kenneth Waltz is one of the pillars of American political science and co-founder of the structural realism theory of international relations. He is a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University and a Ford professor emeritus at UC Berkeley. Richard Betts is the director of Columbia’s Satlzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and has served on the both the National Security Council and the National Commission on Terrorism. Seating will be awarded on a first come-first served basis. To ensure seating, please arrive by 6:15 pm. For More Information, Please Contact; 212-854-4775

Friday, February 9

7pm – 9pm, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, A screening of Spike Lee’s documentary—Acts III & IV, The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University presents. 715 Broadway, Room 519, Structured in four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the destruction, the film depicts what preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. We are privileged to welcome Sam Pollard, Producer and Supervising Editor who will screen Act V and lead a question and answer session on February 16th.

Sat, February 10

12:30 PM. Title: New York Hall of Science Darwin Celebration ( Public )
4 PM. Flock of Dodos" film screening.
Start Date and Time: 2007-02-10 12:30:00. Event Website: ttp:// Activities: Celebrate the life of Charles Darwin with activity carts that delve into the world of Darwin: Cool Craniums – Compare a number of skulls and try to unlock the secrets of a mystery skull. Life Under a Magnifying Glass – Find the young Darwin in you and observe live insects using magnifying lenses. Camo-flies – Become an insect investigator as you uncover the keys to survival in the wild. Homologous Structures – Learn how different species have many similar features. Finch Beaks – Choose the bird to survive the varied weather conditions of the Galapagos Islands. "Flock of Dodos" film screening - 4 pm on Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11; 3 pm on Monday, February 12Address: 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY UNITED STATESSponsor: Contact: Marcos Stafne,, 718 699-0005, #343

8:00PM to 10:30PM, 10th Anniversary Black History Month Concert: "A Celebration in Sound and in Motion", Aaron Davis Hall, West 135th Street & Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031, Contact: Br. Tyrone Davis, C.F.C., Phone: (212) 371-1011, ext. 2681, Email: Cost: $30, $50, $75, & $100, This 10th Anniversary Black History Month Concert is being sponsored by The Office of Black Ministry, in conjunction with Catholic Charities, The College of New Rochelle, the Vicariate of Central Harlem and other church and community organizations and businesses. This exciting evening of music & dance, to benefit the Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund and College Pierre Toussaint (in Sassier, Haiti) will feature Songs of Solomon, Tribe of Levi, Resurrection Church Amen Choir and Gestures Dance Ensemble, all accompanied by a Concert Orchestra and a Rhythm Band. Tickets are available through the Aaron Davis Box Office & Ticketmaster (212) 307-7171 or online at For VIP Tickets or additional information, contact Office of Black Ministry (212) 371-1011, ext. 2681. ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

Sunday, February 11 - Evolution Sunday - Those going to churches need to call them for times for Evolution Sunday Services and to speak to/meet the pastor in advance of Sunday. The selling teams will not go to all these but if you know of someone in the area that could…

The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York City, NY, The Very Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski, Dean

The Church of the Epiphany, New York City, NY, The Rev. Canon Andrew J. W. Mullins

Rauschenbusch Memorial United Church of Christ and Trinity Presbyterian Church, New York City, NY, Wendell Guy

Sts. Sergius and Bacchus Parish, Queens, NY, Fr. John Azzali

St. James of Jerusalem Episcopal Church, Long Beach, NY, The Rev. Canon Tony Jewiss, Priest in Charge

Community Congregational Church UCC, New Hyde Park, NY, The Rev. David L. Tucker, Pastor
Safe Space, LGBT Ministries Memorial United Methodist Church, White Plains, NY, The Rev. Gene Hamilton, Jr. St.

Bartholomew's Church, White Plains, NY, The Rev. Gawain F. de Leeuw

RectorHoly Cross Church, Yonkers, NY, The Rev. Geo. Anthony Hoeltzel

New Jersey

Park United Methodist Church, Bloomfield, NJ, The Rev. Wayne Jack Plumstead

The Episcopal Church of St. Paul , Chatham, NJ, The Rev. Elizabeth M. Kaeton

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Clifton , NJ, The Rev. Peter De Franco, Interim Rector

All Saints Episcopal Parish, Hoboken, NJ The Rev. Geoffrey B. Curtiss

St. John's Episcopal ChurchMontclair, NJThe Rev. Diana D. Clark, Rector

Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Brunswick, NJ, Jeffrey C. Eaton, Pastor

Point Pleasant Presbyterian ChurchPoint Pleasant Beach, NJ, The Rev. Carlos Wilton, Ph.D.

Connecticut Farms Presbyterian ChurchUnion, NJ, The Rev. Howard A. Bryant, Sr., Interim Pastor

St. John's United Methodist ChurchWharton, NJThe Rev. Jeffrey M. Campbell

12 Noon. NYC ATHEISTS BRUNCH / LIBRARY / BOOK CLUB. Celebrating Charles Darwin's Birthday and his books. Garden Restaurant, 145 East 60th St. (Lex & Third). Individual checks PLUS $5 DONATION. After brunch — we proceed to the NYC Atheists' Library on West 48th Street. Opportunity to borrow and return books - followed by book club meeting. NYCA Librarian Pat Berger will hand out reading at the Sunday brunch

4 PM. "Flock of Dodos" film screening - 4 pm on Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11; 3 pm on Monday, February 12 Address: 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY UNITED STATES Sponsor: Contact: Marcos Stafne,, 718 699-0005, #343

Monday, February 12

3 PM. Title: New York Hall of Science Darwin Celebration ( Public ) "Flock of Dodos" film screening - 4 pm on Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11; 3 pm on Monday, February 12 Address: 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY UNITED STATES Sponsor: Contact: Marcos Stafne,, 718 699-0005, #343

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Café Science Columbia University. Picnic Café, 2665 Broadway (Btwn 101st & 102nd). Take #1 subway to 103rd Street and Broadway EAT. DRINK. TALK SCIENCE WITH COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS “Café Science” is a place where “anyone” can come to explore the most up to date ideas in science and technology. Science on Us, Drinks on You. First Come, First Served- No RSVP Necessary. $10 cover includes one drink . Café Science conversations occur on the second Monday of each month. Next Speaker: Journalist Sylvia Nasar and Mathematician John W. Morgan Topic: “WHEN MATH MAKES HEADLINES OR HOW THE POINCARÉ CONJECTURE WOUND UP ON THE COLBERT REPORT”. For further information regarding this event, please contact Rebecca Rabbani by sending email to or by calling 212.870.3163.

6 PM. Columbia University Bookstore Reading & Signing - Living With Darwin ( Public ) Start Date and Time: 2007-02-12 18:00:00 Event Website: In honor of Darwin Day - The Columbia University Bookstore is delighted to welcome faculty author, Philip Kitcher as he discusses and signs copies of his enlightening new book, "Living With Darwin" Address: 2929 Broadway, Lerner Hall New York, NY Sponsor: Columbia Bookstore Contact: Nick Frayn,, 212.854.4131

Tuesday, February 13

12:30pm – 2:00pm. Is it Nature or Politics? Race, Class, and the Remaking of Urban America. A discussion over lunch. The Gallatin School, 715 Broadway, Room 519. This discussion focuses on larger contexts, both institutional and ideological, at work in the story of Katrina and New Orleans. At issue is not only why the government responded so slowly, but why the return of displaced residents or the rebuilding of an economically diverse city is not part of any plan. Facilitator: George Shulman, Associate Professor, The Gallatin School.

Wednesday, February 14

6:30 PM. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Harvard scholar, discusses his book finding, Oprah's roots with Times columnist, Bob Herber; New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, near 77th st (212-873-3400; $15.

Thursday, February 15

8:00 pm. Tavis Smiley, as part of 14 city tour, stopping at Epiphany Baptist Church, 275 West Market Street, Newark, NJ, February 15,
For more info: 973-623-8161

6:30 pm . Jim Oakes: The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics, Lecture and book signing. The Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street at Third Avenue, Free. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were two towering figures in American history. The one-time frontier lawyer and the former slave, although originally opponents, came to work together as allies and even as friends. James Oakes, professor of history at the CUNY Graduate Center and author of The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics, brings these two iconic figures to life and sheds new light on the issues of slavery, race and equality in Civil War America during his talk at The Cooper Union

Friday, February 16

6:30pm. (to double check date) When the Levees Broke: Act V. Cantor Film Center, Theater 102, 36 East 8th Street. Act V further chronicles the hardships endured by New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina. A screening and discussion with Sam Pollard, Producer and Supervising Editor. Co-sponsored by The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, The Students of Color Alliance and The Tisch Center for Art and Public Policy. Admission Free for All Events. Non-NYU attendees must present valid photo identification

Saturday, February 17

10:30 AM. Social Justice Saturday.The New Hope Baptist Church. Speakers: Pastor Joe A. Carter Pastor Jethro James Pastor Niles Wilson106 Sussex Avenue Newark, NJ 07103 973-622-4547

February 20

6:30 p.m. Darwin Day lecture “Junk Science, Real Science and the Search for the Perfect Diet: Separating Whole Grains From Chaff”. Dr. Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School and author of the bestselling Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating, will deliver the annual Darwin Day lecture sponsored by the Center for Inquiry-New York City. This year’s lecture, entitled “Junk Science, Real Science and the Search for the Perfect Diet: Separating Whole Grains From Chaff,” is co-sponsored by the New York University Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health and will be held at the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 401.

Dr. Willett is one of the leading experts on preventive health care and nutrition in the nation and his work is frequently featured in examinations of public health issues by major news media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and PBS’s documentary “Frontline.” See his interview with Frontline..

At a time when science is under attack in many areas of American culture and politics, Dr. Willett’s talk will deal with the many ways in which rationality and the scientific method can and should influence everyday health decisions, with a special emphasis on the role of nutrition in health. He will discuss such topics as the seemingly contradictory studies about the impact of certain foods on health to new research about the health impact of obesity.

60 Washington Square South, Kimmel Hall Room 401, New York UniversityAdmission: $10; free to Friends of the Center.

Wednesday, February 21

6:00pm – 8:00pm. Katrina’s Volunteers: Sharing our Stories. The Kimmel Center for University Life, Shorin Auditorium, 8th floor, 60 Washington Square South. This special evening is for volunteers who provided hurricane relief support following Katrina and those who would like to learn how to help. Volunteers can reconnect, share their stories, and inspire others to assist with ongoing projects in the Gulf Coast area. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Admission Free for All Events. Non-NYU attendees must present valid photo identification

Thursday, February 22

8 PM. Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. THE GLOBAL AFRO LATINO AND CARIBBEAN INITIATIVE (GALCI) AND THE DEPARTMENT OF AFRICANA, PUERTO RICAN and LATINO STUDIES of Hunter College-CUNY PRESENTCOLOURS OF RITUAL in CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH. Take a journey of discovery from tribalism to technology, in honor of Black History Month. Experience a provocative juxtaposition of sacred music, imagery, and dance In Colours of Ritual. Conceived and directed by Mossa Bildner and headlined by Grammy Nominee, Jay Rodriguez of Groove Collective fame, Colours of Ritual features an ensemble of international musicians living and working in New York City: Bill Ware, Mossa Bildner, Alirio Ferreira, Brahim Fribgane, Hassan El Gnaoui, Yuval Lion, Rita Silva, Ze Mauricio, Mohammed Tblisi, Emmanuel Mann, and DJ. Moose. As part of the Colours of Ritual outreach project, students from the Long Island University Dance Department will be participating in the performance.

GALCI and the Africana Studies Department at Hunter College, The Dance Department of Long Island University. Featuring an ensemble of international musicians .headlined by Grammy Nominee, Jay Rodriguez [of Groove Collective fame], with Bill Ware, Mossa Bildner, Alirio Ferreira, Brahim Fribgane, Hassan El Gnaoui, Yuval Lion, Rita Silva, Ze Mauricio, Mohammed Tblisi, Emmanuel Mann and DJ Moose.

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. Come learn about the history of this fabulous place we are lucky enough to live and play in every day. The exhibits that will be on view include the following (for a more complete explanation with a lot less commentary, please visit the museum's website at **Before we get to that, 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.**

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 .

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

Friday, March 2nd

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: 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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