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September 16, 2013 | Revolution Newspaper |


School is starting! Whether you're a new or returning student on campus, you're trying to figure out what you're going to do with your life. You're living in a world of injustice, oppression, environmental devastation, and war. The U.S. has been threatening yet another country with military attack. Obama may soon approve the Keystone XL pipeline, greatly expanding the extremely polluting tar sands oil. The right to abortion is under serious attack. The not guilty verdict freeing the killer of Trayvon Martin represents Amerikkka declaring, yet again, that Black people have no rights that white people are bound to respect. Many of you are thinking about what you should do about all that and more.

If you're grappling with how horrific the world is and looking for a way out of this madness, one key thing you have to do is to get into Bob Avakian and the movement for revolution. Bob Avakian, BA, is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, and he has developed a new synthesis of communism and a strategic approach to making revolution in the U.S. He has wrangled deeply for decades with the experience of communist revolution worldwide, as well as studied developments in human society more broadly, learning from all quarters. Through this, he has forged a framework, a vision and strategy for a radically different way the world could be. (For more, see Bob Avakian: The Vision, the Works, the Leadership for a New Stage of Communist Revolution, on

There's a lot more to say and learn about BA—but here's where to start:

"Those this system has cast off, those it has treated as less than human, can be the backbone and driving force of a fight not only to end their own oppression, but to finally end all oppression, and emancipate all of humanity."

—From the film

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And in this issue of Revolution/, there is an important article by BA—"A Question Sharply Posed: Nat Turner or Thomas Jefferson?"—and a debate touched off by this piece. If you're provoked and challenged, watch some more of BA Speaks: REVOLUTION NOTHING LESS!, return to BA's piece, join in the debate, and spread the article everywhere.

Click to order BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian.

Another way to make a difference in the world while learning more is to spread quotes from the book BAsics (for example, BAsics 3:8) that are especially relevant right now. You can distribute the palm cards and issues of Revolution with these quotes on campuses, at demonstrations/rallies, cultural events, and elsewhere. And spread the quotes on the internet and social media—send them out on Twitter, post on Facebook, forward to email lists, and send to prominent/influential voices, asking them to tweet out and forward the quote/link.

As you do this, get further into BA and the movement for revolution at


The BA Everywhere Campaign

There is a national campaign to make BA's work, his leadership and vision and framework for a radically better way the world could be, known throughout the country with impact around the world: The BA Everywhere Campaign. If your conscience can't tolerate the outrages of this society, if you want to contribute to bringing a new, liberatory world into being, if you are feeling that without really radical change that gets at the root of the problems people face then all the oppression will just go on and on, then BA Everywhere, a multifaceted fundraising campaign to raise the money to make BA and this liberating theory known, is the campaign for you.

Go to the BA Everywhere page at to learn more about the BA Everywhere Campaign.


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