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A Message to the Revcoms and Everyone Else Yearning for a Better World

THIS Is A “Game-Changer”: The Bob Avakian Interviews

Part 2: Build a NATIONAL Movement

Editors’ note: recently received a valuable contribution from two readers on how to go out and turn the new interviews with Bob Avakian, BA, into the societal game-changers they can—and urgently need to—be. We are posting edited excerpts from this letter over a few weeks. We urge all our readers to write us with your thoughts on this and how we can meet this crucial goal, and your experience—positive and negative—in doing so.

While our forces are small, the movement for revolution is a national movement. So our small forces should be carrying out work in a way that comprehends this fact—that we are a national movement seeking to have major national influence and impact.

Think about it: our goal, and what everything we’re doing is working towards, is not to make revolution in one neighborhood or one city. It’s to make revolution in this country as a critical step in ultimately carrying that revolution forward throughout the entire world.

So, rather than revcom forces thinking in provincial ways—“I’m in Chicago, here’s what’s happening here... that person or event is in L.A., that’s what’s happening there,” there needs to be more conscious thinking, coordination and dynamic synergy that is linking together ideas, plans and practice in different areas throughout the country where the revcoms already have—or need to have, but don’t yet have and are working to create—a presence.

There needs to be the orientation: Maximize, amplify and magnify every strength... every positive development... all of the forces, even if small, that we do have.

The dynamic of working consciously with a national perspective, striving to link together our ideas and our work in different areas throughout the country is an important part of how the above orientation can be implemented.

This way, revolutionary work that initially small revcom forces are doing in one area is not cut off and isolated from the larger, national picture and movement of which it is a part. Relatedly—and importantly—revcom forces themselves, including newer people we are bringing forward, do not feel as isolated because they are not just thinking about what they are doing in one particular area or city but the whole larger canvas it is contributing to.

The RNL—Revolution, Nothing Less!—Show, the website, and social media work more generally (@therevcoms) can and should all play an important role in the dynamic of sewing together and illuminating the connections between the threads in different areas as part of a coherent national mission.

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Here is a hypothetical example of the above points in action: Maybe one of the masses from a neighborhood of the oppressed in, say, Chicago, is baking and selling pies in order to raise funds to promote the BA interviews in a big way. Instead of just looking at this as an important but small-scale initiative that one person in one neighborhood in Chicago is doing, let’s be thinking about how to explicitly link this with efforts in other cities and areas as part of a national whole...

So, first of all, maybe the masses who are doing this in Chicago do a simple post on social media about the BA interviews and why they felt inspired by them, what they are doing to promote them and why... 

and then The RNL Show does a brief segment highlighting this fundraising initiative, perhaps briefly interviewing the masses involved in it about why the interviews inspired them to raise funds for it and a simple explanation of the steps they are taking to raise funds and why and how it’s been going, how they feel being part of all this...  

and then the show calls on people in neighborhoods in other areas throughout the country to do something similar, to post on social media, linking to the BA interviews and explaining why they were inspired to raise funds for them and what steps they are taking to do so...

and then to send a brief video to The RNL Show with permission for The RNL Show to broadcast it showing them baking pies (or whatever specific fundraising step they are taking) and talking about how the BA interviews and the efforts of the masses in Chicago to raise funds to promote them in turn inspired them to do the same in the cities/areas where they live... 

and then The RNL Show could call on students and artists... as well as those with more means such as professors, medical professionals, lawyers, and others in various spheres of society with more means throughout the country to take a lesson and take heart from what the masses in Chicago and other neighborhoods of the oppressed throughout the country are doing, and get their friends and colleagues together to watch the BA interviews... and each give donations that match... or double... or triple... the funds raised in these neighborhood fundraising initiatives... and to post on social media talk about how they were inspired and moved by the BA interviews and by the masses in Chicago and others who launched similar fundraising initiatives to promote those interviews...       

and then The RNL Show could feature segments showing people from these strata doing and talking about all of the above...

This is just an example. But the key point of the example is that with a conscious national orientation, what started asand by itself would have remainedsmall forces in one area doing one initiative can quickly mushroom into something connected to a much larger and coherent national mission that multiplies and generates continuouslypotentially even exponentially—growing momentum

That example—and the underlying principles and orientation it illustrates—certainly applies specifically to promotion of the BA interviews. And it also applies to our revolutionary work more generally.

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