Why? Because the people need to know there is a radically better way the world could be.
Because people need to experience: BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!
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V-Day, February 14, 2014--Sunsara Taylor with Stop Patriarchy in NYC and Revolution Books, a flash-mob in Union Square for One Billion Rising, calling on people to "Break the Chains! Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution!" (photo: Li Onesto/Revolution). Photo on the right from the West Coast. Both of these actions are doing the "Break the Chains Dance," part of V-Day protests,initiated by Eve Ensler to end the violence against women and girls world-wide.
In this issue of revcom.us are two thought-provoking letters about the BA Everywhere campaign that in different ways grapple with how raising funds to make Bob Avakian and the work he has done known throughout society can make a real difference in how people understand the world and how they can act together to change it. Read More
... This really is Step One to radically changing the world. And when we put that to people that way, it challenges how they look at the world, and they have to decide: am I going to be part of this or not. Read More
Some people at the fundraising dinner had been born, or had lived in, countries in North Africa and the Middle East. A very sharp question at the dinner was how are we going to break through a situation where “two outmodeds” oppose each other as well as reinforce each other? Read More
Our presence outside included a crew with a display of posters featuring BA's “Call to Revolution” and calling out to those streaming into the stadium to get with the revolution and the leadership to solve with the horrors that have brought them here: from the massive rape of women around the world to the persecution of gay people in Russia AND the U.S., to the totally unnecessary and preventable deaths of 10 million children every year. We challenged people to drop donations to spread BA Everywhere into containers that each of us had. The Rolling Stone magazine website mentioned that the Revolutionary Communist Party was “recruiting” at the concert. Read More
The BA Everywhere—Imagine the Difference It Could Make!campaign—is the leading edge of a whole movement for revolution, a national fundraising campaign to raise really massive sums of money, involving growing numbers of people, so that BA becomes a household word, so that the vision and framework of the new synthesis of communism is known throughout the country, reaching around the world. So that BA and the revolutionary vision and framework he has developed becomes a contending pole for a liberatory new society arrayed up against the killing program and oppressive reality that people live today.Read More
February 3, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation and thanks to the Harlem-Bronx BA Everywhere Team, and everyone who has worked with and contributed to their efforts. Through the bake sale and overall, in achieving a very significant goal in raising funds for BA Everywhere and helping to spread the word about revolution, you have made a very important contribution to the fight for a radically better future for the youth, here and all over the world, and for the emancipation of all humanity. This is an inspiring example—its revolutionary spirit, boldness and determination is something to learn from, carry forward, and apply, in many ways...everywhere.
"I think what they are doing is very inspiring because this society looks down on people from the neighborhoods and tell you they are not capable of leading but they actually are capable of that and much more. These are the kinds of things people should be doing... raising funds and coming together to learn why its such a big deal that they are involved in this campaign. And it inspires people that read their story to want to do the same with their friends and neighbors." -- Revolution Club memberRead More
On Monday and Tuesday nights I lug my guitar to work at eight in the morning.
Important Comments from Bob Avakian, Reports from the Field, and BA Everywhere: Call to Go Forward 2014
By Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party
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"Why am I—why is my body of work, and method and approach—important? Because this is bringing forward an advanced understanding, a heightened understanding, of what revolution and communism are all about and how to move toward the objective of revolution and communism, as well as a method for engaging and struggling through the contradictions that are inevitably going to be encountered in that process....
If we are in fact being guided by the scientific
understanding that human society needs to, and can,
advance to communism, that the struggle to achieve
this objective must be the conscious act of masses of
people, on the one hand, while at the same time this
must have, and has no prospect of being realized
without, leadership—leadership that, in relation to
this goal, embodies the most advanced understanding
"My dear brother Bob Avakian... is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party.... He is one of the few coming out of the 60's who never sold out, he never caved in, he never gave up, held on to his forging of a rigorous, scientific analysis of the objective realities that are driven by a revolutionary love – because he has such a deep love for poor people, oppressed people, all around the world. Whether you agree or disagree with our brother, one thing you cannot deny: that he is the real thing. No doubt about it."
Cornel West, introducing his interview with Bob Avakian on the Smiley & West radio show (October 5, 2012)
"In Bob Avakian, the Chairman of our Party, we have the kind of rare and precious leader who does not come along very often. A leader who has given his heart, and all his knowledge, skills and abilities to serving the cause of revolution and the emancipation of humanity. Bob Avakian came alive as a revolutionary in the 1960s..."