by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
Slave rebellion or slave master? Do you support the oppressed rising up against the oppressive system and seeking a radically different way, even with certain errors and excesses—or do you support the oppressors, and the leaders and guardians of an outmoded oppressive order, who may talk about "inalienable rights" but bring down wanton brutality and very real terror, on masses of people, to enforce and perpetuate their system of oppression?
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.
VIDEO: In 2003 Bob Avakian delivered this historic talk in the United States. A wide-ranging revolutionary journey full of heart and soul, it breaks down the very nature of the society we live in and how humanity has come to a time where a radically different society is possible.
At the beginning of 2012, an in-depth interview with Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, was conducted over a period of several days by A. Brooks, a younger- generation revolutionary who has been inspired by the leadership and body of work of Bob Avakian and the new synthesis of communism this has brought forward.
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"All Played Out"
Words by Bob Avakian
Music by William Parker
"[H]is powerful story of commitment is timely."— Cornel West
Click the book cover to listen to Bob Avakian read from his memoir or order the book at Insight Press. "[Avakian] shows us the revolutionary potential of finally doing away with all gods and what such a new world could look like."
— Synergy Magazine
Click the book cover for table of contents... awards... reviews... order at Insight Press. Bob Avakian takes on the ideals of Jeffersonianism, and convincingly locates even its “loftiest aspirations” in social relations of exploitation and oppression—the social relations out of which those ideals grew, and which they served and continue to serve, and convincingly points the way to a vision and future that is truly emancipatory.
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"If you don’t have a poetic spirit – or at least a poetic side – it is very dangerous for you to lead a Marxist movement or be the leader of a socialist state." — Bob Avakian
Excerpted from formal talks as well as more informal discussions with BA, this collection provides important, fresh, and provocative insights and provokes further creative and critical thinking on art, culture, science, philosophy... and revolution.
Click the book cover to read excerpt, or order at Insight Press. AUDIO: 7 Talks by Bob Avakian starting with "Why We're in the Situation We're in Today... And What to Do About It: A Thoroughly Rotten System and the Need for Revolution" plus Q&A