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Monday, May 07, 2007

Get out Revolution – Week of May 7th, 2007

May 1st, 2007 -- Across the U.S.

Determined Marches for Immigrant Rights

On May 1st this year, tens of thousands of immigrants and their allies marched and rallied across the country in major cities and small towns. The principal demands were legalization for all immigrants, stop the raids, stop the deportations and stop the militarization of the border. Though much smaller than last year’s outpourings in opposition to the draconian Sensenbrenner bill which would have criminalized all undocumented immigrants and anyone who helped them in any way, these actions were very significant, nonetheless. In many cases, there was a very determined edge to the actions—as was shown in LA, where people refused to back down in the face of police attack. At the same time many people were asking why were the demonstrations so much smaller? Does marching do any good? Is the movement dying?

This year’s demonstrations did give voice to people’s burning demand to be treated as human beings. It did show that despite the events of the last year a strong core of people have not given up but went out in the face of the raids, roundups and deportations. The just demands of the people have not been met. The movement needs to build on this, reach out far beyond the immigrant communities, and persevere in relying on the people’s own efforts to defeat all of the anti-immigrant attacks. Revolutionaries must work within that movement, strengthening this resistance and constantly bringing forward the fundamental interests of the masses and how they can only be satisfied through revolution.

Let’s get out this week’s issue of Revolution, find out what people are thinking about the May 1st demonstrations and what is the way forward.

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When teams go out, they should have a short orientation; set goals for the day together, periodically sum up during the outing in terms of the goals, and remember to send in reports.

Tuesday, May 8th

6:30 pm
The Interpretation of Habeas Corpus

With David Cole, Georgetown University, Legal Affairs Correspondent for The Nation; Aziz Huq, Liberty and National Security Project, The Brennan Center for Justice; and Corey Robin, the Graduate Center. (Center for the Humanities)
CUNY Grad Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, Martin E. Segal Theatre

Wednesday, May 9th

Mission of a Generation

Youth/Students Speaking Tour
World Can’t Wait—Drive Out the Bush Regime!
Hunter College
Hunter West Room 603
68th & Lexington Avenue
Presented by the Blue & Gold Society

Thursday, May 10

Harlem Hospital

Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam

Building/Location: The New School, Swayduck Auditorium, 65 Fifth Avenue. Event Description: The New Press and International Affairs at The New School present a conversation with preeminent historians of the Vietnam War, Marilyn B. Young and Lloyd C. Gardner, editors of Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam, as they draw out the connections between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War—and the many lessons that went unlearned by U.S. foreign policy makers, even as they have been obsessed with overcoming the “Vietnam Syndrome.” Anthony Arnove, author of Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal, and Jan Barry, founder and first president of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), also join the panel.

7:00 p.m.

With Harry Hirsch, editor of The Future of Gay Rights in America and Lisa Duggan, editor of Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent and Political Culture. Location: The New School Theresa Lang Community Center 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.

Saturday, May 12


Harlem Team
Meets at BK on 125th and Lenox

Brooklyn Team

Upper Westside Team
Meets at deli just around the corner from Rev Books

Team Rev's Hip Hop LIFE
York College/CUNY
94-20 Guy r. Brewer Blvd
Queens, NY

6:30 pm
Discussion: forum on US threat of war against Iran.
W/Ramsey Clark (former US Atty General), Larry Holmes (Troops Out Now Coalition), Nada Khader (WESPAC Foundation), Kazem Azin & Ardeshir Ommani (American-Iranian Friendship Cmt-AIFC), Larry Everest (World Can't Wait), Sara Flounders (Int'l Action Center). At Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson St (btw W 3rd St & Washington Sq South, A/C/E, D/F to W 4th St, R/N to 8th St-NYU). Sponsors: AIFC, StopWarOnIran (SWOI), Artists & Activists United for Peace, WESPAC Foundation, Iranian American Society in NY, others. Info: 212-633-6646, 914-273-8852, & or

The Hip Hop Project
CINEMASOURCE SYNOPSIS"The Hip Hop Project" is the compelling story of Kazi, a formerly homeless teenager who inspired a group of New York City teens to transform their life stories into powerful works of art, using hip hop as a vehicle for self-development and personal discovery. Kazi challenges these young people to write music about real issues affecting their lives as they strive to overcome daunting obstacles to produce a collaborative album. Russell Simmons, hip hop mogul and long-time supporter of the project, partners with Bruce Willis to donate a recording studio to the Hip Hop Project. After four years of collaboration, the group produces a powerful and thought-provoking CD filled with moving personal narratives and sharp social commentary. In contrast to all of the negative attention focused on hip hop and rap music, this is a story of hope, healing and the realization of dreams.
Showing at:
AMC Magic Johnson Harlem USA
Angelika Film Center
AMC Empire 25 @ 42nd St.

Monday, May 14

6:00 PM
PANEL DISCUSSIONThe Women of August Wilson
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, (Enter at 103 West 135th Street),
Join the producers of August Wilson's Radio Golf on Broadway with Ebony Jo Ann, Linda Gravette, Roz Coleman, Leslie Uggams, and Stephanie Berry for a panel discussion as we celebrate the work of this Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Radio Golf opens on May 8 and Schomburg Society members can use discount code RGMKT39 when purchasing tickets at the Cort Theatre box office at 138 W. 48th Street or by calling (212) 947-8844. (Offer expires June 10, 2007

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Brecht Forum

451 West Street
New York, NY 10014 -
(212) 242-4201 - email: brechtforum at
Co-sponsor: NYC Jericho Can't Jail the SpiritPaintings by Political Prisoner Tom Manning
Can't Jail the Spirit exhibits Manning's paintings of political prisoners, freedom fighters, the earth and people struggling against oppression. For his actions, Tom Manning became a political prisoner and taught himself to paint behind the prison walls. Can't Jail the Spirit was first displayed at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. A week after it went up, it was censored following intense pressure by state troopers and the police to shut it down. Tom's paintings transcend concrete and razor wire, and show that they still Can't Jail the Spirit!

8 pm (reception 7 pm) -
Film/discussion: "War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death"
(US, 45 min). W/director Loretta Alper (Media Education Foundation, & Norman Solomon (featured in film, narration by Sean Penn). Insightful analysis of strategies used by administrations Dem & Rep to promote their agendas for war, from Vietnam to Iraq. Familiarizes viewers w/techniques of war propaganda, sensitizes to rhetoric of "war on terror." At Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave (at 2nd St, F/V to 2nd Ave). $10 (incl reception). Sponsor: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR). Info: Tix: 800-838-3006,

Wednesday, May 16

Early morning: High School newspaper distribution

5 pm
Event: March/prayer vigil for Alberta Spruill,
killed by NYPD 3/16/03. Meet at Convent Ave Baptist Church, 420 W 145 St, march to 310 W 143rd St. Sponsors: Justice Coalition for Alberta Spruill, Faith Coalition for Political Action, James E Davis Stop Violence Foundation, Dedicated to the Struggle Inc, Community Alert, Man Up! Inc, Nat'l Action Network Info: 212-234-6767.

[The following is no longer on the Schomberg web site so people need to check to make sure it is still on schedule.]
Book launch: WELCOME TO THE TERRORDOME: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY
"Welcome to the Terrordome." Public Enemy's 1990 hip-hop anthem was a call to arms against a world—and a popular culture—gone mad. A real Terrordome emerged in the New Orleans Superdome in the horrifying aftermath of Hurricane Katrina—a gruesome collision of sports and politics as thousands sat stranded in a sports arena where most could never have afforded even the cheapest ticket. Today the "Terrordome" is a twenty-first century sports world that is frightening, ridiculous, horrifying, and inspiring…all before the next commercial break. From Don Imus' racist comments to the inspiring, yet mixed, legacy of Muhammad Ali; from the stormy marriage between hip hop and the NBA to Zinedine Zidane's head butt— it will get you talking and thinking.

7 pm
"Climate Change, Despair & Empowerment: Traveling Road Show."
St Mark's Church
2nd Ave & 10th St (6 to Astor Place, L to 1st or 3rd Aves).
W/John Seed (founding director of Rainforest Information Centre; award-winning Australian conservationist). To spark individual & community action around issue of catastrophic climate change. Incl video w/footage of Al Gore & Ross Gelbspan; expose false solutions, identify real solutions; discussion on role of denial of anguish & despair; connections to local organizing groups. At Donations accepted. Info: & John Seed & &

Thursday, May 17


Philadelphia, PA
Battle on in the eleventh hour of Mumia's case!The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has informed attorneys for death row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal that it will hear oral argument on Mumia’s habeas corpus appeal on May 17 in Philadelphia. In a letter to supporters announcing the hearing, Mumias attorney Robert Bryan pointed out that Mumia “remains in great danger. If all is lost, he will be executed.” Mumia’s case has reached a critical juncture. Any decision by the Third Circuit will likely be appealed to the reactionary U.S. Supreme Court. United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. For more information go to:

7:00 pm
What Do Creationists Believe About Human Evolution?
with Dr. Eugenie Scott, American Museum of Natural History. Central Park West, at 79th Street, New York, $10.00 General Admission / $8.00 Members Call: (212) 769-5100 or

7:00 PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY
The Schomburg Center and Up South, Inc. present readings by Ruby Dee from Life Lit by Some Large Vision: Selected Speeches and Writings by Ossie Davis and by Colin Channer from Girl with the Golden Shoes. Join Ruby Dee, Colin Channer, Malaika Adero and other guests for an exciting literary evening. Q&A and book signing will follow the presentations.

Friday, May 18

“Black Panthers: Making Sense of History”
Aperture Gallery

547 W 27th St
Photographer Stephen Shames captures a turbulent period for the revolutionary political party in these images of street demonstrations, protests and unscripted behind-the-scenes moments.
This week's schedule: Fri 18, 10:00am-6pm; Sat 19, 10:00am-6pm; Tue 22, 10:00am-6pm; Wed 23, 10:00am-6pm; Thu 24, 10:00am-6pm.
Prices: Free

Saturday, May 19

The Wedding March

Crossing the Bridge for Marriage Equality
Foley Sq. on the Manhattan side of the Bridge, proceeding across the Brooklyn Bridge to Cadman Plaza
Join Marriage Equality NY in NY's largest communtiy marriage rights action.

The Malcolm X Museum

In celebration of the 82nd Birthday of Malcolm X, the Malcolm X Museum presents "Writing is Fighting: The Impact of Malcolm X Upon Black Writers." A distinguished intergenerational panel of black writers will discuss the impact of Malcolm X on their writing, as well as on writers of his time and those of today. The panel will also discuss the influence that black writers had on Malcolm X El Hajj Malik El Shabazz. A reception will follow the discussion. For more information, call the Malcolm X Museum at (212) 650-8956.

Sunday, May 20

11 am-12:15 pm
Discussion: on Iraq war.
W/Demond Mullins (Iraq Veterans Against the War), Todd Ensign (Citizen Soldier). Mullins, featured in "Ground Truth: The Human Cost of War," will accept BSEC's 2007 Peace Site Award on behalf of IVAW. SUN platform series. At Bkn Society for Ethical Culture, Meeting House main hall, 53 Prospect Pk West (btw 1st & 2nd Sts), Park Slope, Bkn. Free. Info: 718-768-2972, &

Tuesday, May 22

Alice Walker in Conversation with Gloria Steinem.
Alice Walker, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple, has written many volumes of poetry and non-fiction. Her most recent book is We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness, a series of spiritual and political meditations on what each of us can do to better the world and be a force for peace, hope and sanity. Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist. In 1972, she co-founded Ms. magazine and remained one of its editors for 15 years. Her books include the bestsellers Revolution from Within: A Book of Self Esteem and Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words. Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y. Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Code: T-LC5WL08-01 Price: $25.00 All Sections

Thursday, May 24, 2007

8:00pm. (sold out)
Understanding Our World: Al Gore with Charlie Rose.

Al Gore served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States, having had a prior distinguished career serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. He is the author of the bestsellers Earth in the Balance and An Inconvenient Truth. He also stars in the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth, where he passionately exposes the myths and misconceptions about global warming and offers practical solutions for what each of us can do to ensure the future of our planet. His most recent book is The Assault On Reason, a visionary analysis of how we can put the tenets of fact-based reasoning back into public discourse and politics at large. Tickets for priority seating are $50. Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall Code: T-LC5SE19-01

Saturday, May 26

8:30 am
Protest: Dick Cheney
He speaks at West Point graduation. Meet at Veteran's Park, Main St, Highland Falls, NY; march to Thayer Gate & into West Point & then re-assemble for a rally. Info: Steve Greenfield, 845-532-0280,

Upcoming June events

6/9 SAT, eve -
Event: w/Cynthia McKinney & Lynne Stewart. At loc TBA in Bkn. Info:

6/16 SAT & 6/17 SUN -
Event: Clearwater Music & Environmental Festival: Great Hudson River Revival 2007. Volunteer: contribute from 10-12 hours during the Festival weekend, depending on your skills & availability. All volunteers receive a weekend Festival pass (valued at $60) free meals all weekend, on-site camping, official Revival Volunteer T-shirt, access to the volunteer lounge & invitation to 2 Volunteer "after hours" parties. Membership in Clearwater is required to be eligible & $25 donation requested to help defray administrative costs & other expenses (fee waived for volunteers who work 25+ hours). Volunteer candidates accepted on a 1st-come, 1st-serve basis. Applications due by 5/30. At Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY.Info: Jen Rubbo, Volunteer Coordinator, 845-454-7673 x123, or

6/17 SUN
Gay Pride Rally
Bryant park (42nd St & 6th Avenue); 2-6pm

6/18 MON
8pm Yoko Ono in Conversation with Anthony DeCurtis
Yoko Ono is a ground-breaking and award-winning musician, artist, filmmaker and peace activist. Her most recent work includes the albums, Yes, I'm a Witch and Open Your Box. One of the boldest creative thinkers and cultural icons of our time, she discusses her extraordinary life journey with Anthony DeCurtis, who is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and the author of In Other Words: Artists Talk About Life and Work.Date & Time: Mon, Jun 18, 2007, 8:00pmLocation: Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street YVenue: Kaufmann Concert HallCode: T-LC5AE13-01Price: $35.00 All Sections

6/19 TUE
6-8:30 pm -
Film/discussion: "Heir to an Execution."W/Ivy Meerepol. At Tamiment Library, 70 Washington Sq South, 10th fl (A/C/E, B/D/F/V to W 4th St, R to 8th St-NYU, 1 to Christopher St-Sheridan Sq). Sponsors: Tamiment, National Cmt to Reopen the Rosenberg Case. Info: 212-998-2428, & 6/23 SAT-6/27 WED - Conference: "Creating Sustainability W/in Our Midst: Challenge for the 21st Century." 4th biennial conf of US Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE). At Pace U downtown campus. Info:

6/23 SAT,
5 pm -
March: 15th annual NYC Dyke March.
Bring noisemakers, signs & rebel-rousing lesbians. "The dyke march is a protest march, not a parade--we don't ask for a permit, because we have the right to protest. As lesbians, we recognize that we must organize amongst ourselves to fight for our rights, for our safety, for visibility." At Bryant Park, 42nd St & 6th Ave (D/F to 42nd St/6th Ave, 7 to 5th Ave). Planning meetings: 5/18, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22 FRI, 6-8 pm at LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (just west of 7th Ave, 1/2/3, A/C/E to 14th St, L to 8th Ave). Info: 212-479-8520, &

6/24 SUN 12pm-?
Gay Pride March
5th Avenue & 52nd Street to Christopher & Greenwich Streets
6/27 WED-7/1 SUN - Conference: US Social Forum. At various locs in Atlanta. $20-$125. Info: Alice Lovelace, 404-622-1133, &

6/27 WED-7/1 SUN
Conference: US Social Forum. At various locs in Atlanta. $20-$125. Info: Alice Lovelace, 404-622-1133, &


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