Welcome to the May 22, 2023 issue of Revolution.
We strive to ground all the coverage on this website in the science, strategy and vision brought forward by Bob Avakian, BA, the most important thinker and leader in the world today. The method and approach developed by BA enables us to analyze the underlying dynamics and driving forces of events, to go up against and lay bare the false paths that are out there, and to lay the foundations of the revolution humanity so urgently needs. The race against time we face is one of bringing forward millions for revolution in the next few years to meet the challenge of making revolution in these times. The keys to this are laid out by BA in a number of critical works, especially Something Terrible, Or Something Truly Emancipating: Profound Crisis, Deepening Divisions, The Looming Possibility Of Civil War—And The Revolution That Is Urgently Needed. A Necessary Foundation, A Basic Roadmap For This Revolution, and now, in the recent Bob Avakian Interviews on The RNL—Revolution, Nothing Less!—Show on YouTube. Without grounding yourself in and returning to these works, along with other critical works for this whole period, you won’t really know what’s going on or why—with all the horrors today—revolution is actually more possible. And you won’t know how to go to work on realizing that possibility.
Table of Contents:
WE ARE THE REVCOMS: WE ARE WORKING FOR A REAL REVOLUTION AND A WHOLE NEW, EMANCIPATING WAY TO LIVE
- Read the text of proclamation issued May 1, 2023
- Get PDFs of the broadsheet for printing: Cover/Back/Centerfold
NEW from Bob Avakian: “DON’T WORRY ABOUT NUCLEAR WAR—IF THERE IS ONE, RUSSIA WILL LOSE!” The Dangerous Demagoguery of Timothy Snyder on Behalf of U.S. Imperialism and Its Proxy War in Ukraine
U.S. Constitution: An Exploiters’ Vision of Freedom—Added Notes (and Brief Introduction), by Bob Avakian
The RNL—Revolution, Nothing Less!—Show
- VIDEO: We Are the Revcoms—Working for an Emancipating Revolution—Nothing Less! Episode 148, premiered May 18. [new]
- VIDEO: Bob Avakian Speaks on Dictatorship and Democracy
From Bob Avakian…
- Basics 3:1
- Enough of “woke folk” who act as if it is actually oppressed people who are fragile beings…
- Everything Depends…
- Without Confronting the Very Real Horror…
“Woke” Is a Destructive Force
- “Woke” is a destructive force in the political, intellectual, artistic and ethical life of society [new]
- Next stop in the Sunsara Taylor speaking tour: UCLA May 24
- Watch special episode of The RNL Show, Friday, May 26—featuring Sunsara Taylor at UCLA
- VIDEO: 4 Points on Privilege
- Special page: Get involved with the Sunsara Taylor Campus Speaking Tour [new]
- From Sunsara Taylor: Donate to “Woke” Lunacy vs. Real Revolution Campus Speaking Tour
- Bob Avakian on Opposing “Woke” Madness and Obstructions
Taking the “We Are the Revcoms” Proclamation Out into the World
- Andy Zee on the WE ARE THE REVCOMS Proclamation (read / watch) [new]
- VIDEO: International May 1st, 2023: Revolution for a Whole New Emancipating Way to Live IS Possible!
- VIDEO: A Challenge to the Youth, from the BA Interviews
- Revcoms Write on the We Are the Revcoms Broadsheet
Raising $100,000 by June 21, 2023 to Put Revolution on the Map
- Be part of the $100,000 revcom fund drive: Donate to Bring About a Whole New World [new]
- Distribute this call for funds with the We Are the Revcoms proclamation: half-page | full page (PDFs)
- Tune into the Revcoms’ Fundraising Livestream: Sunday, June 4, 2 pm PT, 4 pm CT, 5 pm ET [new]
- Print and distribute these leaflets calling on people to tune into the June 4 livestream. Short version | Long version
No Nuclear War! It’s This System, not Humanity, That Needs to Become Extinct!
- “DON’T WORRY ABOUT NUCLEAR WAR—IF THERE IS ONE, RUSSIA WILL LOSE!” The Dangerous Demagoguery of Timothy Snyder on Behalf of U.S. Imperialism and Its Proxy War in Ukraine, by Bob Avakian [new]
- Monstrous Killers Return to the Crime Scene: U.S. IMPERIALISTS HOLD WAR COUNCIL IN CITY WHERE THEY DROPPED THE ATOMIC BOMB [new]
- Resource Page on the War in Ukraine and U.S. Threats Against China
- New Study Reveals Massive Hidden Toll of “Indirect” Casualties of War: America’s Post-9/11 Wars: The “Gift” That Keeps on Killing [new]
- A Response to Pamela Paul's Knee-Jerk Denunciation of Mao's Cultural Revolution... Or How Critical Thinking Is Deleted in “The Decade That Cannot Be Deleted”, by Raymond Lotta [new]
- Scientists Sound Alarm: Pace of Climate Change Moving More Quickly to Cross 1.5◦ C Danger Level [new]
Down With the Persecution of Immigrants!
We Don’t Have an Immigration Problem, We Have an Imperialism Problem
- VIDEO: The Revcoms take the message to the border: This System Has No Answer To the Refugee Crisis, WE DO! [new]
- Down with the Biden/Trump Persecution of Immigrants! No Human Being Is Illegal! We don’t have an immigration problem, we have an imperialism problem. This SYSTEM Must Go! Now’s the Time to Get Organized for a Real Revolution!
- Taking the message from revcoms into the streets: This System Has No Answer to the Refugee Crisis, WE DO
- Excerpt from the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America, on Immigrants, Citizenship and Asylum
- From Why We Need an Actual Revolution and How We Can Really Make Revolution, by Bob Avakian: The Demonization, Criminalization and Deportation of Immigrants and the Militarization of the Border
The Courageous Uprising in Iran
- Rage and Grief Confront New Executions by Iran’s Theocratic Regime [new]
- “Don't Let Them Kill Us”: Letter from Isfahan Prison Recalls 2018 Call
- New Wave of Accelerated Executions in Iran: Lives of Political Prisoners Truly Hang in the Balance: WE MUST ACT NOW
- From Communist Party of Iran, Marxist-Leninist-Maoist: If There Is to Be a Revolution, a Revolutionary Situation Must Be Created!
NYC Subway Lynching of Jordan Neely
- VIDEO: The NYC Subway Lynching of Jordan Neely... and Capitalist Dictatorship
- The Lynching of Jordan Neely: Blood on the Hands of Eric “The Black Giuliani” Adams and the System He Enforces
Time to Fight for Abortion Rights
- Alert! Abortion Pill Case Continues in Federal Court, May 17
Legal Abortion on Demand and Without Apology—Nationwide!
Forced Motherhood = Female Enslavement
- VIDEO: Sunsara Taylor Interview with Mark Joseph Stern (from The RNL Show)