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RAYMOND LOTTA speaks on his new eBook:

You Don’t Know What You Think You “Know” About…
The Communist Revolution and the REAL Path To Emancipation: Its History And Our Future

April 7, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


Tues., April 8, 7 PM at Revolution Books
5726 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
$10 at the door

People need to know the truth about communism. And they need to hear Raymond Lotta:

  • Because we need a radically different and better world.
  • Because the world we live in…a world of grotesque inequality, spreading environmental catastrophe, the degradation and brutalization of women, and the mass incarceration of Black and Latino youth—doesn’t have to be this way.
  • Because the whole history of communism in the 20th century shows that IT IS possible to create a society and world in which humanity can truly begin to flourish.

But people have been systematically lied to about communism. The rulers who preside over the capitalist-imperialist system, along with their ideologues and the media, have slandered and vilified it. While those who defend communism are given no space to reply.

Raymond Lotta will be speaking about his soon-to-be-available e-Book. This is the real history of the incredible breakthroughs of the Paris Commune of 1871, of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917-56, of the Chinese revolution of 1949-76. There is nothing like this—a provocative, inspiring, and fact-filled analysis of the first stage of communist revolution: the first attempts in modern history to create societies free from exploitation and oppression.

How did the lives of women radically change? How did revolution attack the oppression of minority nationalities? How did the Russian and Chinese revolutions develop economies that operated in a whole different way: to serve the needs of the people? What was the Cultural Revolution in China really about and why was it the most radical and emancipating episode in human history? Lotta will open your eyes to the amazing things these revolutions accomplished against incredible odds.

And Lotta will also speak about why these revolutions were ultimately defeated, the problems and shortcomings of these first socialist revolutions--and how, on the basis of the new synthesis of communism of Bob Avakian, humanity can go further and do better in a new stage of revolution.

Come hear Raymond Lotta. Bring your questions. Bring your deepest concerns. All this matters a great deal. If what Lotta is saying is right, than everything changes in terms of what is possible for humanity.

(Text above is from the Set the Record Straight Project at REVCOM.US and THISISCOMMUNISM.ORG)



Third UCLA screening and discussion of the film BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! Bob Avakian Live
Thursday, April 10th, 5:30 to 8:30PM, U C L A DeNeve Plaza Room.
Co-sponsored by UCLA’s Academic Advancement Program, Office of Residential Life, and Revolution Books.


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