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Join Revolution Books in a discussion on Occupy at a Crossroads!
Date Tuesday December 20
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way(in the Sather Gate Parking Mall off of Telegraph Avenue.Wheelchair accessible,donations accepted)
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Emailrevolutionbooks [at] sbcglobal.net
Phone(510)848-1196
Address2425 Channing Way,Berkeley, CA
Occupy at a Crossroads - discussion of two crucial articles in Revolution newspaper:
Reflection on the Occupy Movement: AN INSPIRING BEGINNING...AND THE NEED TO GO FURTHER(by Bob Avakian)
and
Occupy at a Crossroads - A Call for Mass Action Against the Suppression of the Occupy Movement

These past several months have witnessed something very different in the U.S. People from many different walks of life came together to occupy public space in nearly 1,000 cities in the U.S. They stood up to vicious police violence, they broke through the confines of "protest as usual," and in the middle of all that, they built community. Even in the face of media attempts to ridicule, distort, and demonize these protests, their basic message began to get through. People throughout the U.S. - and even the world-took notice of and took heart from these brave and creative protesters...most of all, as the protests spread to city after city, the fact of people occupying public space forced open debate and raised big questions among millions as to what kind of society this is, and what it should be.

Those who actually wield power in this country regarded these protests, and these questions, as dangerous, and reacted accordingly. To put the matter bluntly, but truly: the state planned and unleashed naked and systematic violence and repression against people attempting to exercise rights that are supposed to be legally guaranteed. This response by those who wield power in this society is utterly shameful from a moral standpoint, and thoroughly illegitimate from a legal and political one...

Now this movement faces a true crossroads. Will it be dispersed, driven into the margins, or co-opted? Or will it come back stronger? This question now poses itself, extremely sharply.

It is critically important to read, distribute and deeply discuss these articles at this juncture - and let the ferment and debate spread and heighten in every corner of society.

The articles are available at Revolution Books and the Reflection article is available online as a flyer or 11X17 poster.
Added to the calendar on Monday Dec 19th, 2011 10:32 PM

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