This year, on the weekend of International Women's Day: Saturday, March 8, should be a day of resistance against the horrific oppression of women; and Sunday, March 9, should be a celebration of the bright future made possible through revolution. The spirit of internationalism should infuse both of these days.
Obama’s February 27 speech launched what he is calling "My Brother’s Keeper" initiative, which is supposedly about “empowering boys and young men of color.” The speech puts forth an upside-down, completely wrong and poisonous understanding of the actual problem facing not just young Black and brown men but ALL people of color.
What we are doing today is critically important. The refusal of the system to convict Michael Dunn for the murder of Jordan Davis, on top of the exoneration of George Zimmerman, the vigilante murderer of Trayvon Martin, amounted to Amerikkka telling us, once again, that Black people have no rights that whites are bound to respect.
Also in this issue
A polemic taking on the article “Sleepwalking to Extinction” in Adbusters, which correctly points to capitalism as the source of the looming environmental disaster but goes completely off track in looking to the “democratic instincts” of mass uprisings around the world as the solution.
On February 11, a group of us met in a library room in the ‘hood to celebrate Darwin Day and discuss the importance of the science of evolution.
For humanity to advance beyond a state in which "might makes right"—and where things ultimately come down to raw power relations—will require, as a fundamental element in this advance, an approach to understanding things (an epistemology) which recognizes that reality and truth are objective and do not vary in accordance with, nor depend on, different "narratives" and how much "authority" an idea (or "narrative") may have behind it, or how much power and force can be wielded on behalf of any particular idea or "narrative," at any given point.
We ARE building a movement for revolution and building the Party as its leading core.
From readers: “When the mistrial was announced in Michael Dunn’s trial for the murder of Jordan Davis, Revolution Books Atlanta pulled together a carload of people and headed straight to Jacksonville, Florida....”
On the best-selling book and critically acclaimed Netflix series.
This 13-episode television series starts March 9.
The NFL (National Football League) released its “The Wells Report,” on the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin bullying incidents, and we are finding out that it’s even more outrageous than what we knew when this first surfaced several months ago.
Michael Sam, the University of Missouri All-American and Southeast Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year, came out two weeks ago. He’s the first current football player to openly proclaim that he is gay, and he will be entering the National Football League next season.
From a Reader:
Thoughts off of a discussion of the first part, and particularly the first six paragraphs, of part 2 of Making Revolution and Emancipating Humanity (“Enriched What Is To Be Done-ism,” “Hastening while awaiting—not bowing down to necessity”), by Bob Avakian (BA).
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A Must-See Film! You can't change the world if you don't know the BAsics.
BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian is a book of quotations and short essays that speaks powerfully to questions of revolution and human emancipation.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.
Click the cover to read, print, or download a PDF of the interview.Want to know how BA's new synthesis of communism would apply to organizing a new society?
A statement from the 8 March Women Organisation (Iran-Afghanistan)
March 7, 2014
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Revolution talks with Carl Dix about the film 12 Years a Slave.
Issue 3 (Winter 2014) is now available.
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