Earth Day, BA Everywhere, and the Future of the Planet

March 24, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


The planet is burning. On March 14, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest scientific organization, released a stark report on the catastrophic consequences of global climate change. Scientists the world over are sounding the alarm, and just in the last year, hundreds and thousands of students and ordinary people have put their bodies on the line to stop fracking, tar sand mining, destructive gas pipelines, and all the accelerating environmentally destructive impacts of this compete-or-die fossil-fuel-based world economy.

If you are one of those honestly confronting this global emergency and agonizing over what can be done to stop and repair the damage, you need to know about and get into BA and his work. On April 22, people everywhere on the globe will mark Earth Day, and the “BA Everywhere... Imagine the Difference It Could Make” campaign will be there.

Haven’t heard of Bob Avakian and the movement for revolution he is leading? Exactly the problem. BA Everywhere is a multi-faceted fundraising campaign, involving people from all walks of life in many different ways to raise big money so that BA and the vision, framework, and strategy for a new world concentrated in the new synthesis of communism developed by BA can become known and debated throughout society, and reverberate around the world—including how it opens the door to humanity becoming fit caretakers of the planet.

“BA” is Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, who through decades-long work has brought forward a new synthesis of revolution and communism. He has analyzed the experience of the 20th-century revolutions—with one of the starkest results of capitalism taking power back in China and the Soviet Union being that these countries have now joined the imperialist “world community” that is ravaging the world’s ecosystems regardless of one after the other international environmental agreements.

The framework and strategy BA has developed for the next wave of liberating revolutions envisions and structures how a radically new socialist state power would end the irrational, wasteful destruction caused by the capitalist economy and organize society instead to meet the material and cultural needs of the people in balance with repairing and preserving the world ecosystem. This would be both a matter of law and of societal priorities: releasing the creativity and resources of the scientific and academic communities and the broad population working in agriculture, industry and in the urban areas, to collaborate in applying environmental sustainability as a foundational socialist principle. The visionary, viable, and concrete plan for this whole new society is laid out in the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal), based on the new synthesis of communism brought forward by BA.

BA and his work need to be widely known—soon! The BA Everywhere Campaign is launching major efforts to make this known in 2014, exactly so not just hundreds or thousands, but ultimately millions of people can know and compare how the world could be radically changed through revolution, up against the paltry, brutal, anti-scientific and ignorance-glorifying rationales for locking humanity and the globe into the people- and earth-destroying system that it is.

Get into and learn about BA and his work. As you do, donate to the BA Everywhere Campaign. If you already know about BA Everywhere, make your donation now. And reach out to others who are concerned about the threats to the environment and urge them to donate. Talk to people one-on-one or gather groups of people together.

If you are a student or teacher, be a part of efforts to get BA Everywhere out and raise funds on your campus, at other campuses, and through the web and social media.

If you are in the oppressed neighborhoods and barrios—or behind the bars—your donations and efforts are a crucial part of BA Everywhere which can deeply resonate with and affect those from other parts of society who may not be “catching hell” in the same way under this system but who also yearn for an end to the unspeakable horrors and brutal injustices that people are subjected to here and around the world.

Material that can be used in the BA Everywhere efforts in April can be found at These include: the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America; the special issue of Revolution on the environment, State of EMERGENCY! The Plunder of Our Planet, The Environmental Catastrophe & The Real Revolutionary Solution; and the excerpt from BA’s Revolution Talk titled “Not fit caretakers of the earth.” And these are all framed around the palm card with this quote from BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian:

This system and those who rule over it are not capable of carrying out economic development to meet the needs of the people now, while balancing that with the needs of future generations and requirements of safeguarding the environment. They care nothing for the rich diversity of the earth and its species, for the treasures this contains, except when and where they can turn this into profit for themselves....These people are not fit to be the caretakers of the earth. (BAsics 1:29)

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