Two Letters to Send Far and Wide for the March 2014 BA Everywhere Campaign

March 17, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |



Following is a letter to send to all who have seen BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! This letter includes a second letter for the recipient to send on to people they know who haven't seen the film yet. If you are reading this and know people who have not yet seen the film, send them the second letter. Feel free to add a personal opening or closing sentence.


Letter # 1: [to all who have seen BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!]

Dear Friend,

It's been one year since the premiere of BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! Think back to when you saw it. Remember how it felt when you saw Bob Avakian for the first time breaking down where the horrors of this world come from and lifting your sights to how the world could be. Remember how it felt to see this daring, substantive film that liberates and inspires. Has anything that has happened in the past year made the need for people to see this film any less? Is the need for fundamental change any less pressing? The not guilty verdict for Trayvon Martin's murderer George Zimmerman? The mistrial for Jordan Davis' murderer Michael Dunn? The attack on abortion rights and the ongoing global epidemic of rape? Drone murders, government spying and imperialist wars? NO!

After seeing the film, didn't you think: people need to hear and experience REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! Weren't you provoked to think about and look at the world in ways you never had before? The BA Everywhere Campaign is inviting you to be a part of a special effort this month to make a big deal out of the film BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!—to be a part of raising funds so that this film is known and widely available; to find out about, contribute to, and be a part of the BA Everywhere...Imagine the Difference It Could Make! Campaign to make Bob Avakian and the work he has done known throughout society.

Show and spread the film. And, step one—send the letter below to people you know!

Best regards,

PS: To connect up with the BA Everywhere National Campaign send an e-mail to, or call us at (917) 741.6716. You can also contact a Revolution Books store in your area to get connected. Go to for more information on Bob Avakian.


Letter # 2: [to those who have not seen BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!]

Dear Friend,

I am inviting you to check out and contribute to a campaign that is about raising funds to make it known that there is a vision, plan and strategy for a way out of all the oppression that people face today—for a radically better world—through learning about; engaging and spreading the work of the revolutionary leader, Bob Avakian.

To start, I strongly urge you to see the film, BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! I have seen it and it is like nothing else. It's a film of a talk by the revolutionary leader, Bob Avakian (BA). He breaks down the horrors of this world exposing that the reason we live with police murder and brutality and jailing of our Black and Latino youth, with women raped, battered, and denied their basic humanity, with imperialist wars and drone murder of people like us from other countries, is because of the system we live under. This film is unique. BA doesn't just break down what's wrong, he also lifts people's sights to how a radically better world is possible, through revolution. He has developed a new synthesis of communism that we need to know about. He says straight up that we've been fed a pack of lies about communism—lies that rob humanity of important mainly liberatory experience to build on. And, in this film he lays out a strategy that makes all of this real.

You can get BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! on DVD. Get back to me and we can talk and watch it together. But the thing is, people don't know about Bob Avakian and they have never heard of this film. That's a big problem because people put up with all kinds of terrible things in the world because they don't know and have never considered that there is a way that revolution could really happen, and that BA has developed a vision and plan for a radically better society.

Imagine if instead of all the BS that people chatter about... if people were getting into this film and getting to know BA and the new synthesis he has developed. Imagine a society filled with debate and wrangling over why the world is the way it is and what this new world could be like. For this to happen, it will take money. There is a campaign called: BA Everywhere—Imagine the Difference It Could Make to raise funds and bring people together so that BA becomes known everywhere. For example, so that people can know about and see this film funds are needed to rent theaters across the country and for advertising and promotion. The powers that be are not going to fund this. It's on us—the people who see the need for change to work together to make this possible.

I'm not just saying check out this film. I 'm asking you to donate funds to this campaign and get involved so that the nightmare that millions of people have to live today can be ended. So that no more will a youth like Trayvon Martin go out to buy some Skittles and ice tea and wind up shot dead by a racist vigilante who then gets set free to go to gun shows signing autographs. Check out the website and go here to find out about the film and the campaign.

Together let's do something really meaningful to contribute to radically changing the whole world.

Best regards,

PS: To connect up with the BA Everywhere National Campaign send an e-mail to, or call us at (917) 741.6716. You can also contact a Revolution Books store in your area to get connected. Go to for more information on Bob Avakian.


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