Three Things You Can Do to Put
THE NEW COMMUNISM
Before All of Society
October 10, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
Editor's note: The following was distributed at the NYC Launch of the pathbreaking new book from Bob Avakian, THE NEW COMMUNISM.
If you were inspired by what you heard and felt today... If the readings from Bob Avakian's new book, THE NEW COMMUNISM provoked, challenged and moved you... If you felt like the discussion that followed is what everyone should be talking about everywhere... here are THREE things you can do to be part of spreading this throughout society and digging into it yourself.
1Invite a speaker from The Bob Avakian Institute to your school, classroom, book club, church, professional association or host a fundraising salon. Put this in front of groups of people who need to hear about and engage with the new synthesis of communism—and open up a great debate about BA’s analysis of the source of the problem in the system of capitalism-imperialism and what it will take for an actual revolution and a radically different society on the road to emancipating all of humanity. These ardent advocates for the new synthesis of communism can speak to people's biggest questions and challenge them with the reality concentrated in BA's work, with largeness of mind and a welcoming spirit. This can be part of opening up a very different, very needed, and very refreshing kind of debate in society.
2Contribute and help raise funds for THE NEW COMMUNISM to reach everywhere. This book is for anyone who cares about the state of the world and the condition of humanity and agonizes over whether fundamental change is really possible. Think of the millions whose blood boils every time they hear of another police murder... whose heart hurts over the mass death and misery of refugees fleeing war torn lands only to drown in the ocean depths... who are frightened to their core about the speeding rush of environmental destruction… but who don't know there is a way out. All of those people need to know about, and need to have the opportunity to engage with THE NEW COMMUNISM—students, teachers, artists, professionals, farmworkers, activists... everyone.
In addition to broad promotion and advertising to reach throughout society, The BA Institute is launching a program to raise funds to get this book to those whose life is a daily hell under this system. Contribute to subsidize copies of THE NEW COMMUNISM to be distributed for $5 to those just out of the prisons, in the housing projects, and everywhere else where just getting through another day is a struggle, but who need to connect with the scientific breakthroughs and revolutionary understanding in this book.
As one Revolution Club member from the inner-city wrote: “[THE NEW COMMUNISM] showed me that there can be a better society than capitalism. And that made me appreciate it more because as a Black man growing up in this society it was always very, very tough for me. The book gave me a way to understand that we need to make a new society and hope. I am eager to share this book with everybody.”
Be part of spreading that hope.
3Dig into THE NEW COMMUNISM deeply with others. This book is a sweeping document of world historic importance. At the same time, it provides a foundation and strategic orientation in relation to “the science, the strategy, the leadership for an actual revolution, and a radically new society on the road to real emancipation.” Once a month, over the next five months, Revolution Books will host a discussion of each section of the book. Come together with others, take the unique opportunity to go back and forth with a follower of Bob Avakian who has gotten deeply into THE NEW COMMUNISM. Work with the scientific method and approach at the heart of the new synthesis of communism and apply yourself—in a collective way—to the biggest questions and needs facing humanity.
In NYC: These discussions start this coming Thursday, October 13 and will take place the second Thursday of every month for the next five months. Come to this first discussion having read, and ready to get into the “Introduction and Orientation.” Bring your questions and thinking. (Revolution Books in NYC is located at 437 Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Avenue at 132nd Street.)
Information on discussions in other cities will be posted as it becomes available.
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