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    Quote of the Week basics
    from Bob Avakian

     "No more generations of our youth, here and all around the world, whose life is over, whose fate has been sealed, who have been condemned to an early death or a life of misery and brutality, whom the system has destined for oppression and oblivion even before they are born. I say no more of that."

    Bob Avakian
    Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
    BAsics 1:13


    Only Worse Suffering and Horrors Can Result from a U.S. Attack on Syria



    "Those this system has cast off, those it has treated as less than human, can be the backbone and driving force of a fight not only to end their own oppression, but to finally end all oppression, and emancipate all of humanity."

    The 3-disc DVD of the film is also available for sale at the store for $15. The DVD includes a menu to enable you to easily go to the portions of the film for showings in classrooms, home, churches and other gatherings.

    For further information about the impact this film is having:


    New and Interesting

    Our shelves and tables are filled. If you give gifts for the holidays, give books that matter! Here are just a few of our recent arrivals.

    Thinner Than Skin
    by Uzma Aslam Khan

    "In gorgeous prose, Khan writes about Pakistan, a land of breathtaking beauty, and complex relationships between people who are weighted with grief and essrangement....A novel of great lucidity and tenderness, filled with splendid descriptions of the land, the people who have always inhabitedit, and those who are irresistably drawn to it." [from a review by Therese Soukar Chehade] 

    Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked our Sexuality
    by Gail Dines
    "A thoughtul analysis of pornography's infiltration into the American economy, its detrimental effects on the sexual and emotional health of women and men, and its ability to perpetuate both sexism and racism." [from the book jacket]


    Hungry for Peace: How you can help end poverty and war with Food Not Bombs
    by Keith McHenry

    "Food Not Bombs is a glistening, beautiful arrow pointing us toward antoher way, rooted in belief that we are all part of one another and that we actually can feed a hungry world while helping our planet survive." [from a review by Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence]

    Resistance Behind Bars:
    The Struggles of Incarcerated Women

    by Victoria Law, with an intro by Laura Whitehorn

    "Written in regular English, rather than academese, this is an impressive work of research and reportage." [from a review by Mumia Abu-Jamal]

    The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True
    by Richard Dawkins, illustrated by Dave McKean

    Packed with dazzling illustrations, and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a wide range of natural phenomena. This is a stunning, illustrated guide to the secrets of our world - and the universe beyond." [from the book jacket].


    Slingshot Pocket Calendar
    Still only $6

    Now in its 19th year of publication, the Slingshot Organizer is a must-have for punks, radicals, free thinkers, and the young at heart. And Revolution Books is the only place in Hawai`i where you can get it.

    by Janine Oshiro

    "Seeking to identify the self that straddles both spiritual and physical worlds, Janine Oshiro's multidimensional poems are borderlands—wild and uncontained—where vision and illusion become crucial to survival. Pier is a place of frenzied collision where human industry meets feral ocean, a place of arrivals, departures, and transitions. Within these unique architectures, lyric intensity abounds and our identities discover a common landscape". [catalog description]

    Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence
    by Christian Parenti

    "If you read one book on climate change this year...Tropic of Chaos should be it. The way you undertand the changing climate, and the resulting conflicts that serrate our world, will be transformed." [review by Bookforum]


     The Novel
    by Nawal El Saadawi

    The first words of this book are: "The novel caused tremendous outrage." The novel itself is about a young woman who has "no family, no university degree, no national identity card." Revolution Books carries a number of El Saadawi's books, including classic, "Woman at Point Zero," and her more recently released "Zeina."


    Summer Reading


    Cornel West Interviews Bob Avakian

    Listen Now!

    In the coming weeks, the Revolution will be crackling on the airwaves. The Smiley & West radio show on PRI (Public Radio International) will be airing an interview that Cornel West recently conducted with Bob Avakian. While this radio program is broadcast across the U.S., it is not carried in Hawai`i. However, an online podcast is now available. This interview is sharp and wide-ranging, challenging and inspiring. Click here for the podcast: Smiley & West. Listen and pass it on to others.