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...   Continue reading >>

Bob Avakian on Methods, Principles and Standards

At the beginning of 2012, an in-depth interview with Bob Avakian (BA) was conducted over a period of several days by A. Brooks... We are republishing here sections of this interview which are highly relevant to the current situation—particularly as a critique of the all too-common practice of lies, slander and unprincipled rumor-mongering that are part of the popular culture these days, including among people calling themselves “anarchist”...“left”...“progressive”... “woke.”
Read the compiled excerpts here.

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Interview With Bob Avakian

The Interviewer Begins: After reading The New Communism (2016), and thinking about issues that in only five years’ time have manifested more severely, as spotlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, calling even more urgently for changes to the “system that is the fundamental source of much misery and torment in the world”, there are several topics—climate, migration, press freedom, labor-and-supply chain, class, and human rights—that I wonder if you would be willing to speak on. I’ll enumerate below.
 
The interview has been serialized in seven parts.
 
READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW
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 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!

Read more

No U.S./NATO War With Russia! No World War 3!

It’s This System, Not Humanity, That Needs to Become Extinct!

We Don’t Accept Their Future

It’s Time to Get Organized for a Real Revolution

U.S. vs. Russia & China — NOT "Democracy VS Autocracy" BUT Dangerous Imperialist Rivalry

Andy Zee, The RNL Show Episode 121

Bob Avakian: Free Yourself from the GTF! The Great Tautological Fallacy

“Internationalism—The Whole World Comes First.” —Bob Avakian, BAsics 5:8

Bob Avakian on Imperialism and Internationalism... The Whole World Comes First—NOT America First

Would Mexico and Central America still be the U.S. backyard after the revolution? Q&A with Bob Avakian
“If you can conceive of a world without America—without everything America stands for and everything it does in the world—then you’ve already taken great strides and begun to get at least a glimpse of a whole new world. If you can envision a world without any imperialism, exploitation, oppression—and the whole philosophy that rationalizes it—a world without division into classes or even different nations, and all the narrow-minded, selfish, outmoded ideas that uphold this; if you can envision all this, then you have the basis for proletarian internationalism. And once you have raised your sights to all this, how could you not feel compelled to take an active part in the world historic struggle to realize it; why would you want to lower your sights to anything less?”
—Bob Avakian, BAsics 1:31
La Esperanza Revolucionaria cover spanish

 

“There is an urgent need for this new synthesis to be taken up, broadly, in this society and in the world as a whole: everywhere people are questioning why things are the way they are, and whether a different world is possible; everywhere people are talking about “revolution” but have no real understanding of what revolution means, no scientific approach to analyzing and dealing with what they are up against and what needs to be done; everywhere people are rising up in rebellion but are hemmed in, let down and left to the mercy of murderous oppressors, or misled onto paths which only reinforce, often with barbaric brutality, the enslaving chains of tradition; everywhere people need a way out of their desperate conditions, but do not see the source of their suffering and the path forward out of the darkness.”
— Bob Avakian, The New Communism
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September 2022, Alabama rally for striking prisoners. Courtesy of Diyawn Caldwell   

October 1 video from inside: Alabama prisoners lock arms to demonstrate unity.

An Appeal to Those the System Has Cast Off

Here I am speaking not only to prisoners but to those whose life is lived on the desperate edge, whether or not they find some work; to those without work or even homes; to all those the system and its enforcers treat as so much human waste material.

Raise your sights above the degradation and madness, the muck and demoralization, above the individual battle to survive and to “be somebody” on the terms of the imperialists—of fouler, more monstrous criminals than mythology has ever invented or jails ever held. Become a part of the human saviors of humanity: the gravediggers of this system and the bearers of the future communist society.

This is not just talk or an attempt to make poetry here: there are great tasks to be fulfilled, great struggles to be carried out, and yes great sacrifices to be made to accomplish all this. But there is a world to save—and to win—and in that process those the system has counted as nothing can count for a great deal. They represent a great reserve force that must become an active force for the proletarian revolution.

BAsics 3:16

Abortion Rights Emergency:
Abortion on Demand and Without Apology!

Episode 121

Champion of Democracy? Leader of the Free World?
Or BLOODY JAWED WOLF!
Iran, Ukraine, Climate Crisis

US VS Russia & China — NOT "Democracy VS Autocracy" BUT Dangerous Imperialist Rivalry

Bob Avakian: Free Yourself from the GTF! The Great Tautological Fallacy

Raymond Lotta on Biden's Imperialist Climate Bill—Part 3

Sunsara Taylor & Andy Zee on the Uprising in Iran After the Murder of Mahsa Amini: 3 Key Points

Watch The RNL—Revolution, Nothing Less!—Show

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What Is Science? Can We Apply Science to Society? Does Communism Meet the Falsifiability Criterion of Science?

Some of the slanderous attacks on Bob Avakian (BA) and the Revcoms have evolved to raise the controversy—and bogus charge—that communism is not a science, insinuating that it is a set of precepts of one person and setting the stage, therefore, for the charge that BA and the Revcoms are a “cult.” As a basic introduction, thorough refutation, and correct context, we recommend the following excerpts from Ardea Skybreak and Bob Avakian on precisely these questions.
Marxism as a Science—Refuting Karl Popper
by Bob Avakian
An excerpt from MAKING REVOLUTION AND EMANCIPATING HUMANITY
Excerpts from SCIENCE AND REVOLUTION
On the Importance of Science and the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism, and the Leadership of Bob Avakian
An Interview with Ardea Skybreak

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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"