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Bob Avakian on Palestine, Israel, Imperialism: War, The Danger of Even Greater War—And Revolution

To put it in basic terms, Israel is a colonial-settler state which was imposed on the region of the Middle East, at the cost of great suffering for the Palestinian people (and the people of the region more broadly), Israel could not have come into being without the backing of imperialism, and it acts not only in its own interests but as an armed garrison and instrument of enforcement for U.S. imperialism.

Bob Avakian on the Two Meanings of “Never Again”
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This groundbreaking analysis, made during the George W. Bush years, continues to be very relevant, especially in the context of sharpening contradictions centered in the Middle East.

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

“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

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

What Is Science? Can We Apply Science to Society?

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.