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Monday, May 14, 2007 Preparation for Revolution!

Beginning in July:
Revolution Newspaper's Six-Month Expansion and $500,000 Fund Drive!

At a moment when much of humanity finds itself in a living hell, when the horror of the U.S. occupation of Iraq threatens to escalate into a war against Iran, and when the future of the planet itself is threatened, Revolution newspaper must be out there much more boldly and much more broadly—exposing what is going on, revealing why, and pointing to a revolutionary solution in the interests of the vast majority of humanity.

Revolution brings truth, and a revolutionary perspective, to a uniquely diverse audience that includes prisoners, students, professors, youth in the housing projects, artists, immigrant workers, anti-war activists and scientists and others. Yet, there is a potential for far, far more people to read this paper. Revolution is launching a six month expansion drive, accompanied by a fund drive to raise $500,000.

This $500,000 will be a first step to realize the potential and rise to the challenge.

Let’s build on the hundreds of thousands of broadsheets distributed on with the special supplement on Bob Avakian April 8th/#84 issue as well as the May 1st broadsheet and encourage people to subscribe to this paper. We need to promote the SPECIAL OFFER: 10 issues of Revolution and a DVD (or VHS) of the talk by Bob Avakian, REVOLUTION: Why It’s necessary, Why It’s Possible, What It’s All About. Both for only $25.00.

When teams go out, they should meet for 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 as soon as possible.

Revolution distributors and Revolution Clubs should keep this expansion drive in mind as we are meeting people. We need to expand the teams, to recruit for the clubs and invite people to be part of distributing and contributing generously to Revolution!

Monday, May 14

6:00 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: The 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.

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 Spirit
Paintings 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).
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave (at 2nd St, F/V to 2nd Ave).
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 $10 (incl reception). Sponsor: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR). Info: Tix: 800-838-3006,

Tuesday, May 15

Politics and Faith in America
NY Historical Society
170 Central Park West (bet 76th & 77th St.)
Four experts the history of religion as a form of political activism in America -- from time of Founding Fathers, the conversation traces the history of the evangelical movement from Henry Ward Beecher to the power collision of politics with organized religion i today's political landscape. Ray Suarez (moderator) is a senior correspondent on "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and the author of The Holy Vote: The politics of Faith in America. Debby Applegate author of The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher. Randall Balmer, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of American Religion at Barnard College and author of Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America. David L. Holmes the Walter G. Mason Professor of Religious Studies at the College of William and Mary and the author of The Faiths of the Founding Fathers. $8

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.

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.

"Voices of Darfur"
Museum of Television 7 Radio
25 W. 52nd St. (nr 5th Ave)
Mia Farrow, Nick Clooney, and other activists discuss the ongoing conflict in the Sudanese region

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). Donations accepted
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.. Info: & John Seed & &

Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal
Drexel University
Matheson Hall, 109
32nd & Market Streets
Speakers: Kathleen Cleaver, Linn Washington, Joy James, Michael Schiffman, Tameka L. Cage, Dave Lindorff. Moderators: Johanna Fernandez, Mark L. Taylor

Thursday, May 17

Philadelphia, PA
rally: 6th & Market
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 BlvdNew 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 St212-505-5555
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

2007 Personal Democracy Forum Conference
Pace University
Schimmel Hall
150 Spruce St., nr Gold St.
Writers, bloggers, and political thinkers ( Arianna Huffington, Seth Godin, Thomas L. Friedman, and Craig Newmark and others) explore the ways technology is changing grassroots campaigns. register online at $245.00

Saturday, May 19

Harlem Team

Brooklyn Team

The Wedding marchCrossing the Bridge for Marriage Equality
Foley Sq. on the Manhattan side of the Bridge, proceeding across the Brooklyn Bridge to Cadman PlazaJoin 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

Out to the churches

11 am-12:15 pm
Discussion: on Iraq war. W/Demond Mullins (Iraq Veterans Against the War), Todd Ensign (Citizen Soldier).
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture,
Meeting House main hall
53 Prospect Pk West (btw 1st & 2nd Sts), Park Slope, Bkn
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. . Free. Info: 718-768-2972, &

Tuesday, May 22

Alice Walker in Conversation with Gloria Steinem.
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y
Kaufmann Concert Hall
Alice Walker, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple, has written many volumes of poetry and non-fiction. 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. Price: $25.00 All Sections

Thursday, May 24, 2007

8:00pm. (sold out)
Understanding Our World: Al Gore with Charlie Rose.
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y
Kaufmann Concert Hall
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.

Saturday, May 26

8:30 am
Protest: Dick Cheney
West Point, NJ
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. 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)

6/18 MON
Yoko Ono in Conversation with Anthony DeCurtis
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y
Kaufmann Concert Hall
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.

6/19 TUE
6-8:30 pm -
Film/discussion: "Heir to an Execution."W/Ivy Meerepol.
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.
Bryant Park, 42nd St & 6th Ave
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." 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, &


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