Revolution #170, July 19, 2009

Spread The Word

You have in your hands a most special issue of Revolution, devoted to a major statement that can be found in its center spread:  The Revolution We Need… The Leadership We Have. 

This statement will be the focus and pivot of our Party's efforts over many months, reaching and enlisting many, many people, in a campaign with many parts and dimensions.

The campaign has three inter-related aims. 

First, we intend to really put revolution out there in this society, so that millions of people here and around the world come to know about THIS revolution. 

Second, we intend to make Bob Avakian, the Chairman of our Party and leader of this revolution, a "household word"—someone known throughout society, with growing numbers checking out, getting into and supporting his work, his thinking and his leadership.

And third, as laid out in Chairman Avakian's recent talk Ruminations and Wranglings, we aim to draw forward a core of "people who see it as their mission, and are guided by the Party's vision and line, to go out and actually fight for this line, win people to it, organize them into the revolutionary movement and struggle for them to become communists and then to join the Party once they've made that leap to being communists."

The work begins now, with an all-out effort to distribute this issue of the paper over the next two weeks, in the inner city urban cores, reaching out especially to the youth in those neighborhoods, as well as to the concerts and festivals where youth from all sections of society go.

But that won't be the end of it.  The statement will be continually reprinted as a four-page brochure, and sold and distributed throughout the whole next period, penetrating into every corner of society.  An even more concise version will come out on an 8 1/2 x 11 leaflet. This fall we will be taking the statement onto the campuses, challenging the students, and into the high schools and middle schools as well.

In the words of the statement itself:

We must spread the word to every corner of this people the means to become part of this revolutionary movement, and organizing into this movement everyone who wants to make a contribution to it, who wants to work and fight, to struggle and sacrifice, not to keep this nightmare of a world going as it is but to bring a better world into being.

As you get this statement out, learn about this revolution. And learn about this leader. Come to the programs at Revolution Books bookstores (see page 15 for locations, dates, and times). Take up the DVD of Chairman Avakian's speech, REVOLUTION: WHY IT'S NECESSARY, WHY IT'S POSSIBLE, WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.  Read Bob Avakian's memoir, From Ike to Mao and Beyond.

Get with the revolutionaries. Be part of initiating a whole new stage of revolution, here and around the world.

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