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Revolution Books Presents a Discussion with Clyde Young on The Oppression of Black People,
Date Wednesday January 21
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books 2425 Channing Way(in the Sather Gate Parking Mall off of Telegraph Avenue) Berkeley,CA 94704 Wheelchair accessible.Donations accepted.
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Emailrevolutionbooks [at]
Address2425 Channing Way,(off of Telegraph Ave)
Discussion with special guest speaker Clyde Young The Oppression of Black People, The Crimes of This System and the Revolution We Need “The young man was shot 41 times while reaching for his wallet”…“the 13-year-old was shot dead in mid-afternoon when police mistook his toy gun for a pistol”… “the unarmed young man, shot by police 50 times, died on the morning of his wedding day”… “the young woman, unconscious from having suffered a seizure, was shot 12 times by police standing around her locked car”… “the victim, arrested for disorderly conduct, was tortured and raped with a stick in the back of the station- house by the arresting officers.” Does it surprise you to know that in each of the above cases the victim was Black? If you live in the USA, it almost certainly doesn’t. Think what that means: that without even being told, you knew these victims of police murder and brutality were Black. Those cases—and the thousands more like them that have occurred just in the past few decades—add rivers of tears to an ocean of pain. And they are symptoms of a larger, still deeper problem There will never be a revolutionary movement in this country that doesn’t fully unleash and give expression to the sometimes openly expressed, sometimes expressed in partial ways, sometimes expressed in wrong ways, but deeply, deeply felt desire to be rid of these long centuries of oppression of Black people. There’s never gonna be a revolution in this country, and there never should be, that doesn’t make that one key foundation of what it’s all about. So the questions must be sharply posed: what really IS the problem? What is the source of it? And what is the solution? Clyde Young is a spokesperson for the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. As a teenager, he served time in juvenile "correctional institutions" and while serving a lengthy prison sentence he became a revolutionary-- leading prison rebellions and other political activity. He was influenced by the revolutionary leaders and movements of the 1960s. He was also greatly influenced by Mao and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China. Upon his release from prison, Clyde met Bob Avakian and recognized in him unique and special qualities as a leader and also an enormous sense of humor. Clyde Young has written extensively for the revolutionary press
Added to the calendar on Saturday Jan 17th, 2009 9:52 AM