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Revolution #037, March 5, 2006, posted atrevcom.us
Someone told me if people weren’t going to donate there wouldn’t be no more newspaper and I want this paper to get out. I want the Revolution to get out. I’m collecting the newspapers so my kids could read them. And cause Bush’s ass gotta go. What the newspaper tells you, things that I didn’t know happen with the government. What I get from the newspaper is what is happening today in this world. It talks about what is going on in today’s real world, what reality is, not what they be talking about, that bullshit in the news. I’m contributing ten dollars a month to help sustain Revolution. It would be more but Bush is taking all my fucking tax money."
A young file clerk
Revolution newspaper is one of the most challenging and important resources in the sphere of political literature. It has a perspective, and it follows through with it strongly - and with conviction. Rightly so, because it doesn't just challenge the power structure and the status quo, it offers a real alternative. I am happy to support it.
A sustainer in Illinois
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You rely on us, and we take that seriously. But we also rely on you. That expresses a whole relationship between this newspaper and its readers that has everything to do with this newspaper keeping it real, staying true to its mission, and forging all along the way the kind of dynamic between the revolutionary vanguard and the people that we need to bring into being a whole other kind of world. And right now, this means readers like you going to revcom.us, or sending checks and money orders NOW to financially sustain this newspaper.
Why Revolution is so Important
Readers get from Revolution a perspective they can find only in a newspaper that represents the outlook of the class of people on this planet with nothing to lose, no stake in the present order, and no need or desire to pull punches or cover up the abuses of the system. From that perspective, Revolution readers also get exposed to a unique panorama of protest and rebellion from all kinds of people--from progressive clergy to rebellious artists, from the people on the bottom of society to defectors from the power structure.
Revolution newspaper reveals not just the atrocities and outrages that are covered up by the establishment media, and not just the scope and range of dissatisfaction and resistance in society, but also why things are the way they are, and how revolutionary change is possible. In that light, this paper connects hundreds of thousands of people, now, with Bob Avakian.
Bob Avakian is the leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. And he is more than that: he's an innovative and critical thinker who has taken Marxism to a new place; he's a provocative commentator on everything from basketball to religion, doo-wop music to science; and he's a pit-bull fighter against oppression who's kept both his solemn sense of purpose and his irrepressible sense of humor. Revolution newspaper is proud to be an important way that people in this country and around the world connect with Bob Avakian.
What About You!
There are two weeks left in this fund drive.
Our goal: 500 new sustainers, $50,000 in pledges!
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A solid base of financial sustainers is especially important now, when so much is at stake, and when Bush--as a concentration of the horrors of this system--is steering a course with such dangers for the people but also with the potential to create openings for revolutionary struggle. With a sustainer base, we can expand and improve our coverage, dramatically increase our distribution, improve the look and accessibility of our print and web editions, fulfill the requests of prisoners for subsidized subscriptions, and radically increase our impact on society.
We are asking every reader of Revolution, online and in our print edition, to sustain this paper on a regular basis in one of two ways: By going to revcom.us, clicking on the Sustain link, and then using your credit card to commit to $5, $10, $20, $40 a month or more. Or, for those who cannot contribute by credit card, send check or money order to:
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One form this could take is that groups of basic people, of all nationalities, collect a set amount each month and turn it in through their regular distributor, or send it to RCP Publications.
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All sustainers who sign up to contribute $5/month or more online (or who make a single online credit card donation, or send a check or money order contribution for $60 or more) can get a copy of Bob Avakian's collection "The Coming Civil War and Repolarization for Revolution in the Present Era" free. If you send a check or money order, and want the pamphlet, let us know where to send it.
$10-a-month sustainers and above (or those of you who make a single online credit card donation, or send a check or money order contribution for $120 or more) can also receive the "Wanted Poster" t-shirt! If you send a check or money order, and want a free t-shirt, let us know where to send it, and indicate your size (S, M, L, XL, XXL).
$25 a month sustainers (or those of you who make a single online credit card donation, or send a check or money order contribution for $300 or more) can also receive the book of your choice from this list: From Ike to Mao and Beyond: My Journey from Mainstream America to Revolutionary Communist, A Memoir by Bob Avakian; Observations on Art and Culture, Science, and Philosophy by Bob Avakian; Preaching from a Pulpit of Bones: We Need Morality But Not Traditional Morality by Bob Avakian; Dispatches from the People's War in Nepal by Li Onesto; or Oil, Power, & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda by Larry Everest. If you send a check or money order, let us know where to send the T-shirt and book, indicate your book selection, and indicate your T-shirt size (S, M, L, XL, XXL).
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