“The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, but It Bends Towards Justice.”


This System Has Enslaved, Brutalized, Tortured and Betrayed Black People for 400 Years!

We Need an ACTUAL Revolution to Emancipate ALL Humanity!

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“There is the potential for something of unprecedented beauty to arise out of unspeakable ugliness: Black people playing a crucial role in putting an end, at long last, to this system which has, for so long, not just exploited but dehumanized, terrorized and tormented them in a thousand ways—putting an end to this in the only way it can be done—by fighting to emancipate humanity, to put an end to the long night in which human society has been divided into masters and slaves, and the masses of humanity have been lashed, beaten, raped, slaughtered, shackled and shrouded in ignorance and misery.”

– Bob Avakian, leader of the revolution

The Most Important and Urgent Truth Demonstrated by the History of Black People in America

From the Revolution Club, NYC (@NYCRevClub)

If ever a history brings out in vivid color that where there is oppression, there will be resistance, it is the history of Black people in America: a history of over 400 years of the most vicious, brutal and cruel oppression, from slavery, through Jim Crow lynchings and segregation, to today’s mass incarceration, police murder and brutality, with an open white supremacist back in the White House... and a history of heroic resistance and rebellion that has rocked this system on its heels and inspired people the world over, from slave rebellions to the Civil Rights Movement and Black Liberation struggles to today's fights against police terror and mass incarceration.

If it was just a question of courage, of determination, and of sacrifice, Black people, and many oppressed people all over the world, would be liberated by now.

But the most important and urgent truth demonstrated by this history is this: “[W]ithout the necessary scientific theory and leadership, the struggle of the oppressed will be contained, and remain confined, within the system which is the source of oppression, and the horrors to which the masses are subjected will go on, and on.”1

We have seen this too with the struggle against the oppression of Black people repeatedly being misled, betrayed, and channeled back into the confines of the very system that is the source of this oppression.

But today, this is no longer necessary. Today, we have the scientific theory and leadership we need to get free in the new communism forged by, and the ongoing work of, Bob Avakian (BA). BA has developed the science, the strategy, and the vision and concrete plan for a real revolution and a radically new society on the road to full emancipation. As part of this, BA has shown how, “White supremacy and capitalism—they have been completely interwoven and tightly ‘stitched together’ through the whole development of this country, down to today; to attempt to really put an end to white supremacy while maintaining the system of capitalism would tear the entire fabric of the country apart.”2

Indeed, only a REAL REVOLUTION can put an end to this nightmare. Right now, “Those who catch the worst hell under this system, and those who are sickened by the endless outrages perpetrated by this system, need to join up with this revolution. Thousands need to get organized into the ranks of the revolution now, while millions are being influenced in favor of this revolution.”3

You think you are woke but you are sleepwalking through a nightmare. We Need an ACTUAL Revolution to Emancipate All Humanity.

Let go of the vicious notion that getting Black faces at the top of this system of global plunder and exploitation will change anything meaningful for the masses of people here and worldwide when history has shown time and again exactly the opposite...

Stop getting played by basing who to listen to or follow on someone’s “identity” rather than critically evaluating the objective content of what they have to say and what it will mean for humanity’s future....

Cast aside the paltry notion of Black people striving to compete on the terms of this dog-eat-dog system through “Black capitalism” and Black entrepreneurship....

And it’s time for oppressed people to get off their knees and stop praying to a nonexistent God to come down and save them. Like BA says: “Let’s call this what it is—it is a slave mentality, with which people are being indoctrinated. All this ‘thank you Jesus!’ is a slave mentality.”...

And one last thing to white people specifically (as well as others who are not Black)—there is no excuse for sitting this fight out, even under the BS guise of “staying in your lane” or acting merely as an “ally.” All of us of every nationality bear full responsibility for ending this oppression by taking up this struggle, scientifically digging into the cause of the problem and solution, and acting on that understanding—as part of emancipating all humanity.

If you are ready to stop getting played and get on the road to real emancipation, you need to get into the science, the strategy, and the leadership we have to make the revolution we need.

Where to start:

“The chance to defeat them, when the time comes—the chance to be rid of this system and to bring something far better into being—has everything to do with what we do now. Everyone who hungers for a radically different world, free of exploitation and oppression and all the needless suffering caused by this system, needs to work now with a fired determination to make this happen, so we will have a real chance to win.”4


The Revolution Club in Ferguson, 2014:
Fight The Power, And Transform The People, For Revolution.

Humanity Needs Revolution and the New Communism

Fight the Power, and Transform the People, for Revolution



1. Six Resolutions of the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, January 1, 2016 [back]

2. Bob Avakian: Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution [back]

3. Excerpt from HOW WE CAN WIN, How We Can Really Make Revolution, the strategy for an actual revolution from the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. [back]

4. Excerpt from HOW WE CAN WIN, How We Can Really Make Revolution, the strategy for an actual revolution from the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. [back]


Note to readers: This statement and PDF that we are posting tonight should be printed and distributed, but readers should know this statement will be part of a four-page mini-edition of Revolution newspaper on Black history, to be printed and distributed widely beginning this coming weekend. The PDF/JPG files for the broadsheet will be posted later in the week.

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