Berkeley Emergency Program:
Why Fascists Want to Burn Down Revolution Books— and Why We Must Stand Together to Defend It!

March 19, 2018 | Revolution Newspaper |


On March 3, several Trumpite thugs tried to barge into Revolution Books in Berkeley, located near the University of California campus. They tried to barge into the store, verbally assaulted staff members who stopped them, and threatened, “We’re going to burn down your bookstore.” The store has been targeted by “alt-right” fascists before, but this is the first time a threat like this was issued. As we’ve reported, this is part of a coast-to-coast escalation of fascist repression against revolutionary communists and against Refuse Fascism.

As part of responding to this serious threat, on March 18, an emergency program took place at Revolution Books Berkeley: “Why do fascists want to burn down REVOLUTION BOOKS—a place about knowing and changing the whole world.” The program featured a talk by Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books and a co-initiator of

As Revolution Books says: “Three futures are sharply posed: fascism consolidating in the world's most powerful country with echoes internationally; the system that has given rise to fascism once again; and the potential for a radically different and better world. Revolution Books is the political, intellectual, and cultural center of a movement for an actual revolution to bring about that better world.

“At the heart of Revolution Books is the game changing breakthrough in scientifically understanding the world and the vision and strategy for that radically new society—to get beyond all forms of oppression and exploitation, a world where humanity could truly flourish: The New Communism developed by Bob Avakian.

“RB has the books that matter, the critical discourse, and a connection to the movement for revolution. RB is a bookstore with literature, history, science, art, philosophy, and revolutionary theory....a place of discovery and engagement. Scientific and poetic, wrangling and visionary.”

This is what the fascists hate and seek to destroy. They must be stopped.

Coming soon to—video of Andy Zee’s talk at the emergency program.

All who care about the future must come together to defend Revolution Books!


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