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Take the Revolution to the Campuses

September 15, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


There is today a more rebellious mood on the campuses, and a real need for the RCP and the whole movement for revolution to much more deeply connect with that mood.  But how? Here’s a suggestion for a crucial first step, to take right away:

Let’s pull together and systematically go through the many different ties on the campuses that the Party and the movement DO have – the people who have engaged to some degree with BA, who have been active in different initiatives in which the Party participates, who have supported or bought books at Revolution Books stores. And let’s pose to those people the problem: the students are beginning to raise their heads and challenge things. How do we get our revolutionary current much more connected with the ferment and resistance that’s beginning to bubble there? How can the Month of Resistance Against Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation find expression on campus – powerful expression, even if the month may not be known on a particular campus right now – in a short time? And how especially can the upcoming Dialogue between Bob Avakian and Cornel West become known on the campuses and begin attracting radical-minded people? How can the site and Revolution newspaper become more connected with things? What are the questions that need to be spoken to, the thinking that needs to be challenged or supported (or both!), the currents that need to be united with and connected with? Are there ways to bring people onto campus – into clubs, classes, and dorms – who can represent what this revolution is all about and who can learn from and challenge the students? And what roles could the people we’re talking with play in all this?

And as that is being done, let’s sum up what we’re learning in good time but also have the active orientation of moving quickly with people on their ideas, even on the spot.

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