Revolution #219, December 12, 2010

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Revolution

Everyone who comes in contact with Revolution, in print or online, is invited, and challenged, to subscribe to and financially sustain this paper. This is an essential element of building a movement for revolution. This time of year, there is a special opportunity for those readers who most want Revolution to make a substantial difference to turn new people on to this paper while making it possible for it to continue to publish.

This is a challenge to those who have a sense of how important it is that Revolution cuts to the bone, telling the truth of what is happening in the world, but way beyond all that, digs up and reveals the root causes of outrages, from the devastation of the environment to the criminalization of a generation.... AND this is a challenge to those readers who get how important it is that Revolution reveals why and how things do NOT have to be this way....

In this issue, Revolution continues serializing Bob Avakian's important new talk, "Birds Cannot Give Birth to Crocodiles, But Humanity Can Soar Beyond the Horizon." Step back and think for a moment about what a difference it can make, right now and in the tumultuous years ahead, if people, and especially the youth, are exposed to and wrangle with today's most advanced revolutionary theory, with the new synthesis of Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. Think for a moment about how critical it is for people to learn, by digging into Bob Avakian's works and method and approach, that there is another way, a truly emancipatory way beside the deadly, dead-end alternatives being presented to them.

If you appreciate how vitally important it is that people around the world meet and connect with the leadership and work of Bob Avakian in this paper....

If you have a sense of the unique role this newspaper plays, along with developments in the world, in unlocking hidden revolutionary potential buried in people's thinking....

If you are one of those who have a feel for how Revolution is the hub and pivot of an emerging movement FOR REVOLUTION....

Then this holiday season you can do two things that will make a great difference:

One—Buy gift subscriptions for your friends. Make multiple copies of the subscription form on this page. You can elect to get a beautiful holiday gift card notifying your designees that they are getting a gift subscription. Consider the importance, in these times of relative political calm, but with great storms potentially on the horizon, of 200 new one-year subscriptions to Revolution by the end of this holiday season. Think hard, dig deep, and buy as many subs as you can. And put your head together with other readers in your city or town, workplace or campus, and come up with a goal of how many subs your community can buy for friends, neighbors, co-workers, coffee shops, hair salons, academic departments at universities and more. Send us your experiences to share with others.

Two—Donate to Revolution this holiday season. You can use the form on this page to give gifts to Revolution in the name of friends—a most appropriate present for those who care more about changing the world than accumulating a new gadget this holiday season. Have a heart-to-heart talk with friends who read the paper about making collective commitments to collect and turn in regular contributions each month. And, donate yourself, and collect donations from others for special holiday gift donations.


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