Cornel West Interviews Bob Avakian:

Get the Word Out, Spread the Interview All Over, Organize Listening Parties

October 28, 2012 | Revolution Newspaper |



In early October, the revolution crackled on the airwaves when the Smiley & West radio show on PRI (Public Radio International) across the country aired an interview that Cornel West recently conducted with Bob Avakian. An audio download of the interview is available online.

This interview is sharp and wide-ranging, challenging and inspiring. Cornel West, a prominent public intellectual, engages with Bob Avakian, the leader of a new stage of communist revolution. The importance of getting this exchange out broadly into society, and fundraising as we do so, should not be underestimated—and in fact, the reach and impact of this interview should be maximized in many different ways.

Right Away:

  • Get the word out to friends, co-workers, and e-lists.
  • Organize listening sessions of the interview with friends, family and others in neighborhoods, dorms, and elsewhere. These gatherings are also important opportunities to raise funds for the BA Everywhere campaign.
  • Get independent and college radio stations to rebroadcast the West interview with BA, with attribution to the PRI Smiley & West Show.
  • Post links to the interview on blogs, Twitter, and other social media to extend the reach and impact of this interview.
  • Revolution newspaper and the BA Everywhere campaign need to learn about the buzz generated by the interview: the discussion and controversy it is touching off, what people are asking about, ideas people have for spreading the interview and using it as a way to introduce people to the revolution and its leader. Send reports to and

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