REVCOM.US—February 11, 2021


Special Issue to Begin the New Year


The Get Organized for an ACTUAL Revolution Tour

Fundraising Livestream for the National Get Organized for an ACTUAL Revolution Tour

January 31, 2021

The goal for the livestream of $30,000 was met and exceeded!

Read heartfelt comments from contributors

The Forum is focusing discussion on the New Year's Statement from Bob Avakian. We have posted, to begin, questions that were raised by participants during the February 6 "Zoom into the Revolution" seminar. We invite everyone to submit your own comments and questions, including responding to those of other participants in this forum.

We are very excited to announce

Zoom into the Revolution seminars

to get into the New Year's Statement by Bob Avakian, and to discuss with other like- minded folks from other perspectives. To learn more, sign up and get the link for the seminars, write to us at

Watch Opening Presentations from the Zoom Into the Revolution Introductory Seminar

Fight the Power, and Transform the People, for Revolution

This week the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump will open in the U.S. Senate for the attempted fascist coup with events leading up to the January 6 swarming of the Capitol by fascist mobs. It is positive that Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives, and that all appropriate nonviolent means are used to contain, constrain and set back fascist moves towards power. The unfolding and outcome of the Senate trial will carry significance in the ongoing critical struggle between those sections of society favoring the imposition of fascism on American society, and those opposed to it. Trump's utter violation of the Constitution, and the rule of law more generally, requires that he be convicted and disqualified from holding office again. Anything less sets a very negative precedent.

We will be covering this trial. Right now, we urge everyone coming to this site to read the New Year's Statement by Bob Avakian, A NEW YEAR, THE URGENT NEED FOR A RADICALLY NEW WORLD—FOR THE EMANCIPATION OF ALL HUMANITY—as well as related articles on fascism from BA, and to watch the Refuse Fascism round table Monday night, February 8.

STOP Capitalism-Imperialism from Destroying Our Planet!

On February 7, a glacier in the Himalayas in northern India burst, causing a massive flood with at least 150 people feared dead. Melting glaciers around the world are one sign of the accelerating climate crisis posing an existential threat to humanity. In this light, it is all the more urgent for people to get into the New Year’s Statement by Bob Avakian.

Internationalism—The Whole World Comes First! —Bob Avakian, BAsics 5:8

Revolution Books presents...

Free Nasrin and ALL Iran’s Political Prisoners: Heroism for These Times

An Online Panel with the filmmakers of the new documentary Nasrin—discussion of the film and the urgent fight for all political prisoners in Iran.

Issued by friends and supporters of resisters inside Iran:

Let Us Unite and Fight Together Against Waves of Suppression in Iran

“We know the names of some of these activists and resisters and don’t know the names of many others...”

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Free All Political Prisoners in Iran NOW

Updated January 11

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Cover letter to forward with this statement

“It's Not Our Embassy!”

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Excerpts from From Ike to Mao and Beyond—My Journey from Mainstream America to Revolutionary Communist, a memoir by Bob Avakian

What we see in contention here with Jihad on the one hand and McWorld/McCrusade [increasingly globalized western imperialism] on the other hand, are historically outmoded strata among colonized and oppressed humanity up against historically outmoded ruling strata of the imperialist system. These two reactionary poles reinforce each other, even while opposing each other. If you side with either of these “outmodeds,” you end up strengthening both.

While this is a very important formulation and is crucial to understanding much of the dynamics driving things in the world in this period, at the same time we do have to be clear about which of these “historically outmodeds” has done the greater damage and poses the greater threat to humanity: It is the historically outmoded ruling strata of the imperialist system, and in particular the U.S. imperialists.

Bob Avakian, BAsics 1:28

NO to U.S. War on Iran! Free All Political Prisoners In Iran! — A Resource page >>

Voices From The Get Organized for an ACTUAL Revolution Tour

Editors’ Note: These are lightly edited excerpts from comments made by members of the Tour and the Revolution Club in preparation for the fundraising webinar.

“...we have two choices: either, live with all this —
and condemn future generations to the same, or worse,
if they have a future at all—or, make revolution!

—Bob Avakian


by Bob Avakian

Short Version—The Simple and Basic Truth
Longer Version—The Truth Elaborated

The Coronavirus Pandemic —
A Resource Page

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A model of the Coronavirus COVID-19

We need an actual revolution—we need to overthrow this oppressive system and bring a radically different and much better system into being—and we are building a movement for this revolution now: working to bring forward and organize thousands of people, now, who are taking up and getting trained in the strategy and theory of the revolution brought forward by Bob Avakian (BA), and are moving together to apply this now to “hasten”—to influence and develop things toward—this revolution, so that we can lead millions to make this revolution at the earliest possible time, as soon as the necessary conditions for that have been brought into being.

This system cannot be REFORMED —
It must be OVERTHROWN!

To know and change the world,
get into Bob Avakian and the new communism

“Bob Avakian ... on the basis of decades of hard work [has been] developing a whole body of work—theory to advance the science of communism, to advance the science of revolution, to more deeply explain where the problems come from, what the strategy is for getting out of this mess, what the methods and approaches should be to stay on track and actually build a better world, to build a society that most human beings would want to live in.”
- Ardea Skybreak

View Bob Avakian speaking in 1969, 1979, and 2003


These 5 STOPS present TWO CHOICES to the people: Either live with this and the oppression will go on and on, or, as BA says, make revolution! (From the speech, Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution.) And, if you want to be a part of making revolution, you need to spread the word of the revolution and GET ORGANIZED—and the 6 POINTS OF ATTENTION provide the principles by which you can do that.

WWW.REVCOM.US/REVOLUTION NEWSPAPER brings alive a scientific analysis of major events in society and the world—why they are happening, how different events and developments relate to each other, how all this relates to the system we live under, where people's interests lie in relation to all this, how revolution is in fact the solution to all this and what the goals of that revolution are, how different viewpoints and programs relate, positively or negatively, to the revolution that is needed, and how people can move, and are moving, to build toward that revolution. is the guide, the pivot, the crucial tool in drawing forward, orienting, training, and organizing thousands, and influencing millions—fighting the power, and transforming the people, for revolution—hastening and preparing for the time when we can go for the whole thing, with a real chance to win.

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