Why We Need An Actual Revolution And
How We Can Really Make Revolution
A speech by Bob Avakian

Premiered online at revcom.us Friday, October 19

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If you feel you cannot stand to look at another picture of families torn apart, children crying out from cages at the border, or hear another story of someone ripped away from their family in the middle of the night or at work or wherever... but you know you can’t turn away either...

If you don’t know how to bear another day with news of yet another Black or Latino youth gunned down by police, or women being assaulted and degraded at every turn... but don’t know just what to do to STOP it, really stop it...

If it hurts your heart to even think about the endless and unjust wars and the threat of even worse, or the environment quickly sliding beyond a state of repair... and the solutions on offer seem to fall so short of what is needed...

Then there’s a film for you.

If you think there may be something fundamentally foul about a system, capitalism, which leaves so much suffering, destruction, and madness in its wake...

If you refuse to swallow the biggest of all lies—that this is the best of all possible worlds... If you’ve wondered about revolution, and want to hear someone break down why it’s needed, what it is, and how it could come about...

Then you need to know about, watch, and help spread the filmed speech by Bob Avakian (BA), which was released online at www.revcom.us October 19:
Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution

Bob Avakian (BA) is the leader of this revolution and the architect of a new framework for revolution, the new synthesis of communism. BA embodies a rare combination. He’s been able to develop scientific theory—including on how to make revolution—on a world-class level, while at the same time he has a deep understanding and visceral connection with the most oppressed. He has a highly developed ability to “break down” complex theory and make it accessible—and you’ll see that right here in the speech.

In this speech:

BA lays bare the reasons for this insane horror that seven billion people on this planet have been consigned to and more than that, the way out of it—in depth and detail!

BA scientifically breaks down with visceral power why this system can’t be reformed... and that a real revolution means overthrowing this system.

BA looks at this system’s strategic strengths, but even more, digs into its strategic weaknesses and why revolution IS possible.

BA lays out a strategy and fighting doctrine for how the repressive forces of this system could actually be defeated by a revolutionary people in their millions... putting a whole different, and far better, system in its place.

BA puts forward the strategy on how to work now for something very definite: a revolutionary situation, when the conditions are such that it is time to go all-out to win. Now is not that time—but NOW IS the time to actively be working for and preparing for that. Thousands need to get organized into the ranks of the revolution now, while millions are being influenced in favor of this revolution so that we will have a real chance to win.

This speech—on the map, at the center of organizing forces for revolution, and engaged and debated broadly throughout society—can change everything.

This speech provides concrete and essential guidance for the increasing numbers of people who need to be brought forward into the organized ranks of the revolution.

At the same time, it opens up what is otherwise completely absent from society and people’s thinking: a needed society-wide debate over reform vs. revolution. Not how to settle for a few reforms while the planet hurtles rapidly into environmental catastrophe... not how to vote for a new oppressor to sit on top of this nightmare... not how to accept all this and just go for self. But how to go for a whole different world, breaking all the oppressive chains, emancipating all humanity.

To the people who catch the worst hell under this system and to all those who cannot stand the endless outrages perpetrated by this system... if you hunger for a radically different world... be part of making the premiere of this speech known and watched by tens of thousands and helping to spread the word of revolution.

What you can do:

  • Spread the the word about the film. Tell your friends, distribute flyers and posters, get it out on social media. Go here for promotional resources
  • Join a “social media virtual flash mob.” Be one of 500+ posting about the speech on your social media platform. This will amplify our voices with collective strength... reaching many tens of thousands and more. RSVP on Facebook or follow @tuneintorevcom on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Contribute funds for materials and advertising so that the people who need to see the speech can find out about the revolution. GoFundMe.com recently canceled the fundraising campaign for this film in an act of political censorship. This is a suppression of revolution and the revolutionary message in this speech. Taking on—and reaching out further—in the face of this kind of suppression is essential to how the revolution is going to advance. Give generously. Be part of raising funds.
  • Come into Revolution Books or a Revolution Club Organizing Center to get organized with the revolution. Or write to revolution.reports@yahoo.com if you’re too far away to come by in person.
  • Volunteer with The Bob Avakian Institute, whose mission is to preserve, project, and promote the works and vision of Bob Avakian with the aim of reaching the broadest possible audience. Contact us if you’re interested in setting up a screening or inviting a speaker to come to your classroom, community center, or social gathering. Write to info@TheBobAvakianInstitute.org.
  • Set up a showing to watch the film with your friends or come to a Revolution Books or Revolution Club Organizing Center in your town.

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A speech by Bob Avakian

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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.



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