Announcing New work by BA, SOMETHING TERRIBLE, OR SOMETHING TRULY EMANCIPATING:

 

Announcing New work by BA, SOMETHING TERRIBLE, OR SOMETHING TRULY EMANCIPATING:

 

In the course of this talk, I will be referring to, and digging further into, key points that are put forward in two very important documents which are featured on our website revcom.us: A Declaration, A Call To Get Organized Now For A Real Revolution; and an article of mine, following up on that “Declaration and Call”: This Is A Rare Time When Revolution Becomes Possible—Why That Is So, And How To Seize On This Rare Opportunity. So, for everyone getting into this talk, everyone who cares about the crucial questions it is speaking to, it is also important to take up (or return to) and get deeply into those documents as well—and to go regularly to revcom.us, and watch the weekly YouTube show Revolution—Nothing Less, both of which sharply illustrate why a real revolution is urgently needed, and is possible, what are the goals of this revolution, and how to be part of building for this revolution. What I will be speaking to here is, as the title says, a necessary foundation and a basic roadmap for this revolution.

One other point: I am going to say what needs to be said about the way things are, why they are that way, where things are headed, and what needs to be done to radically change this in a positive way—and, as part of that, I am going to bluntly speak some truth that is bound to offend some people. I do this because the stakes in all this are so high, and (to refer to a line from Bob Dylan) the hour is getting late, and there is no time to speak falsely now. But I do this, not out of a sense that people are so deeply caught up in, that they cannot break with, ways of thinking and acting which serve to perpetuate their own oppression and degradation, and that of others as well. No, I am doing this precisely out of the understanding that masses of people not only need to, but can, make a profound break with this—that they can radically change themselves as part of, and in the process of, radically changing the world, in an emancipating way.

So, let’s get to it.

Here is the heart of the matter: Many people—including someone like Martin Luther King—have argued that attempting to carry out a revolution to overthrow this system is suicidal, particularly for Black people in this country—when, in fact, Black people, and masses of other oppressed and exploited people, profoundly and desperately need this revolution. The reality is that such a revolution can succeed, but this is possible, particularly up against powerful ruling forces, like in this country, only in rare times and circumstances. And here is a very important truth: This is one of those rare times and circumstances.

This rare time must not be wasted, squandered, thrown away. Rather, revolution must be actively prepared for and vigorously, consistently worked for—now, and in an ongoing wayto build up the scientifically oriented and powerfully organized forces for, and to prepare the ground for, this revolution.

And that is why we revolutionary communists say:

[E]veryone who can’t stand this world the way it is ... who is sick and tired of so many people being treated as less than human ... who knows that the claim of “liberty and justice for all” is a cruel lie ... who is righteously enraged that injustice and inequality go on, and on, and on, despite false promises and honeyed words from people in power (or those seeking power) ... everyone who agonizes about where things are headed and the fact that to be young now means being denied a decent future, or any future at all ... everyone who has ever dreamed about something much better, or even wondered whether that is possible ... everyone who hungers for a world without oppression, exploitation, poverty, and destruction of the environment ... everyone who has the heart to fight for something that is really worth fighting for: You need to be part of this revolution...

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January 2021:

NEW YEAR’S STATEMENT BY BOB AVAKIAN

A New Year,
The Urgent Need For A Radically New World—
For The Emancipation Of All Humanity

Read it here:    English    |    Spanish    |    Farsi (reposted from the website cpimlm.org)

Supplemental Materials

From Bob Avakian—Revolutionary Leader, Author of the New Communism:

THIS IS A RARE TIME WHEN REVOLUTION BECOMES POSSIBLE—
WHY THAT IS SO, AND HOW TO SEIZE ON THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY

Read online   |    Download pamphlet printer spreads

For everyone visiting our site, read this important new Declaration and Call from the Revcoms:

FROM THE REVCOMS (REVCOM.US):

A DECLARATION,
A CALL TO GET ORGANIZED NOW

FOR A REAL REVOLUTION

Let’s get down to basics: We need a revolution—nothing less!

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Spread and Discuss "SOMETHING TERRIBLE, OR SOMETHING TRULY EMANCIPATING: Profound Crisis, Deepening Divisions, The Looming Possibility Of Civil War—And The Revolution That Is Urgently Needed, A Necessary Foundation, A Basic Roadmap For This Revolution" by Bob Avakian

La Opinión, the largest Spanish-language daily newspaper in the U.S., posted the Spanish version of Bob Avakian’s new talk on their website on January 5.
See it HERE.

Noche Diaz: Read or listen to Bob Avakian's "SOMETHING TERRIBLE, OR SOMETHING TRULY EMANCIPATING"

In This Issue

Watch The RNL—Revolution, Nothing Less!—Show

January 13: The new season for The RNL—Revolution, Nothing Less!—Show begins.

New episodes by the Revcoms every Thursday, 5pm PT | 7pm CT | 8pm ET

A REVOLUTION RHYME FOR THIS HISTORIC TIME
by a Revcom poet

Get with the Revolution Club!

“Everyone who can’t stand this world the way it is ... who is sick and tired of so many people being treated as less than human ... everyone who has the heart to fight for something that is really worth fighting for: You need to be part of this revolution”
Los Angeles Revolution Club and others march on May 1, 2021.

 

Los Angeles Revolution Club and others march on May 1, 2021.
Revolution Club march in Los Angeles on June 12

 

Revolution Club march in Los Angeles on June 12, 2021.
Oct 2 march for abortion rights in Bay Area, Abortion on demand and without apology banner.

 

Revolution Club Bay Area takes part in the October 2 march for abortion rights.

We exceeded the $30,000 fundraising goal for the year end fund drive for the National Get Organized for an ACTUAL Revolution Tour, raising $30,680 by December 31st.  Thank you to everyone who contributed and helped to raise funds.  You are an essential part of wrenching an emancipatory future out of the horror and hopelessness many people are weighed down by in these times.

Contribute generously and make ambitious fundraising plans for a major offensive in 2022 – spreading and making real what's concentrated in this new talk from Bob Avakian.  Stay tuned for more, and write to us with your ideas, getorganizedforrevolutiontour@gmail.com or DM us on social media @therevcoms.