October 19: Be 1 of 500 Spreading this Speech on REAL Revolution: Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution

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In less than two weeks, the new speech from Bob Avakian will premiere online: Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution.

This speech lays out why nothing short of an actual revolution will deal with the immense and unnecessary suffering humanity faces... and lays out the basis and strategy for an actual revolution. In it, Avakian speaks very concretely to how that revolution could be made, and how to go to work for this now.

On October 19, word of this speech—and the actual engagement with it—needs to reach tens of thousands.

How can this happen?

One important way: joining the voices of the hundreds who have seen this or want to see it in a national effort to amplify our voices through social media. On October 19—the day the speech is released online—we are aiming for 500+ people to post on their social media platforms what they think of this speech and why many other people need to see it. To organize this, we are signing people up on THIS Facebook event page.

If people aren’t on Facebook, sign them up on e-lists, text blasts, and more. We’ll update progress and centralize messages on revcom.us. Report regularly to revolution.reports@yahoo.com.

Five hundred people posting about this—all on the same day—can make thousands aware of this speech with a compelling case made by people, with their own voices and from their own perspectives, as to why—if they are agonizing about the state of the world and the need for real change—this is what they need to see.

In this speech, Avakian digs into a question that is UNSPOKEN otherwise, it is basically absent in people’s thinking and in the terrain: not how to accept what is and make changes within the margins, not how to put band-aids on people’s suffering, but how to actually overthrow this system... how to really bring into being a radically different, and far better, world. This is not something the mainstream media wants you to hear... it’s not something the defenders of the old order want you to hear... it’s not something those who have a vested interest in reform want you to hear. This is evident in the fact that GoFundMe has currently banned a fundraising campaign to raise promotional funds for this film! This is something we have to fight and, at the same time, reach even further with the word of this speech.

Putting this before all those who hate the way the world is, who want serious answers as to how it can change is going to require a mass movement from below... spreading this person to person... hand to hand. It’s going to happen through word of mouth, creating a real buzz on the ground and multiplying that through social media.

Sign up on the Facebook event page to be one of the 500+ who will post about the film on social media on October 19. Spread this to others on the street and on social media. Call and message your friends and talk with them about this speech, ask them to RSVP and they’ll get updates... reminding them to post about it on October 19. All across the country, we can monitor the progress. (Note: if you’re familiar with Thunderclap, this is aiming to be a Thunderclap-like campaign. However, Thunderclap is now defunct, so we’re doing it this way.)

This is not the only thing we need to go to work on, so here are some other ways you can be part of spreading this now, on the ground and through social media:

  • At preview screenings being held all over, in groups big and small, record people’s comments on the film. What did they learn from it? Why do they think others should see it? Post on social media, and tag @tuneintorevcom. (And in order to set up preview screenings, explain to people what we’re trying to do between now and October 19 and learn their thinking on this.)
  • If you’re in a Revolution Club, or have a group of like-minded friends, think of ways to involve people... maybe have a mass meeting to discuss why this film needs to be seen and come up with plans for broad outreach. Plan an outing to create a big scene about the online premiere of this speech... combine the strengths you have in terms of people, energy, materials, the trailer for the speech, and involve others as you go. Have an impact and project that out onto social media—take video and pictures. You can do light projections, banner hangs, play the trailer on a big wall with loud sound, get a lot of promotional materials in people’s hands and sign a lot of people up on the spot. Ask someone to join in whose main focus will be social media—signing people up, taking pictures and video, and interviewing people who watch the trailer. What you do on social media can amplify what you do on the ground, and all of it working together can contribute toward getting organized and have a lot more impact.
  • Let everyone know—on social media and in the street—that funds are needed to spread this way beyond our reach. Contributing and helping to raise funds is something everyone can do. Through phone banking, messaging people, bake sales, smaller salons... and much more. Contribute online to raise $5,000 and more for social media promotion in the run up to October 19 or write a check to The Bob Avakian Institute at 1016 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60607 or, if you want to make a tax-deductible donation, send a check to the Revolution Books Education Fund, 437 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, New York 10037.
  • Finally, in addition to what’s here, we really need to hear from you... your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions. How is this speech going to reach the necessary audience? Please write with your thinking to revolution.reports@yahoo.com.

Over the next two weeks, word of this speech has to bubble up from the underground... involving all kinds of people... beginning an essential debate over reform vs. revolution... making it known in a big way that the possibility for revolution is REAL... that there is a plan and strategy and a future that is worth fighting for.

Home page for the film:

A speech by Bob Avakian

Trailer for

Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution

A speech by Bob Avakian

Spread this trailer today. Let people know they have a chance to be among the first to see this speech.

Then join the movement to put this before all of society, toward the online premiere October 19.




ALERT: Protest the GoFundMe cancellation!
Donations towards promoting this film on social media are temporarily accepted HERE.

We are raising $5,000 for targeted social media advertising of Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution, focused on reaching college students.


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