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At a moment when the planet and future of humanity are in peril...when so many are agonizing over where things are headed yet dreaming of something far better...Revolution Books is where you find the way out of the madness. Here the search for the truth meets the poetic spirit—with books, authors, films, and performance. Here you find the most radical revolution in the work and leadership of Bob Avakian who has developed the new communism aimed at the emancipation of humanity. A revolution to overthrow this system, and create a society and world in which human beings can truly flourish and the imagination can soar. Welcome to Revolution Books.

Events for Revolution Books stores in New York and Berkeley are listed here, including online events co-sponsored by both stores.

New York


Store open for browsing and shopping: Tues-Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun 12-6 pm.
Or shop online here.
437 Malcolm X Blvd (at 132nd St) (2/3 train to 135th St)
New York, NY 10037
212-691-3345 |

Suggested donation for events at Revolution Books $5-10

*Most events at Revolution Books are presented by the Revolution Books Educational Fund,
a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.


Screening of Talk by Sunsara Taylor "Woke Insanity vs Real Revolution"
Tuesday, 7pm, May 30

In-store Screening at Revolution Books in Harlem of 
Special Episode of The RNL-Revolution Nothing Less Show

featuring speech by
SUNSARA TAYLOR at University of California/Los Angeles 

We will watch the speech & discuss together.



"Bizarre and capricious rules enforced by cancel culture threats. Puffed-up unscientific claims to “represent the marginalized.” Insisting that people “stay in their lanes” in fighting oppression. “Woke” lunacy manifests much that is harmful with the capitalist-imperialist system and its dominant culture, furthering the nightmare of humanity!

“ 'Woke' once meant righteous awareness of racial oppression but has long since morphed into fanatical lunacy and vicious mob mentality. A bloodlust to target and tear into individuals, while cowardly ducking, and often, actively obstructing the real and needed fight against the system, especially its overthrow through an actual revolution! …. Read the full statement here

Educational and public interest programs at Revolution Books are sponsored by the Revolution Books Educational Fund, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

Reserve a seat at the Revolution Books Harlem May 30 screening here

The speech will also be aired on Friday, May 25 at

DONATE to support the “'WOKE' LUNACY vs REAL REVOLUTION” speaking tour HERE

WATCH Sunsara describe the Tour here

Woke lunacy vs real revolution at Revolution Books, Harlem




2444 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

Support the store by ordering your books on our website.
Hours are Tuesday-Friday 12:30-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 1:00-6pm. Or call 510/848-1196.

Special RNL Show: "WOKE” LUNACY VS. REAL REVOLUTION, Featuring Sunsara Taylor's Speech
Friday, May 26th, 5 p.m.

Join us at Revolution Books to watch the premiere together. 

Across the country, Republi-fascists are banning books, slamming back LGBT people, and snatching away women’s rights to control their own bodies… while trigger happy white supremacists, Christian fascist, MAGA mobs get ready for civil war to wipe out all those they hate.

On college campuses across the country, sexual assault, depression, anxiety, and suicide are at all time highs.

In Black and brown neighborhoods, the police act like an occupying army, murdering more people than ever last year… while Biden declares “Fund the police!”

On the southern border, desperate asylum seekers are robbed, hunted, or burned alive, dying by the thousands in the desert, while Democrats double-down on Trump’s immigration policy.

Around the world, this capitalist-imperialist system is pushing humanity to the brink of climate catastrophe and world war 3 between the U.S. and Russia and China.

In the face of all this people (and especially students!) need to wake up, stand up, and seek out real solutions. But “woke” identity politics—which gets more unhinged from reality by the day—stands as a major obstacle to that. While the fascist lunacy poses by far the greater danger, this “woke” idiocy does incalculable damage and ends up actually helping the fascists.

“Wokeness” and cancel culture pose as the answer to this system’s injustice, to white supremacy and gender oppression. But this is a FRAUD! Sunsara Taylor will rip the veil off this whole framework, showing how it evades, misdirects, and does great harm to the struggle that is urgently needed. She will dissect its theoretical premises and bring first hand experience, as a leader in the fight for abortion rights, of its toxic effects.

Sunsara Taylor, who bases herself on the new communism developed by Bob Avakian, will speak about why this capitalist-imperialist system must be overthrown in order to uproot and abolish all forms of oppression, why “inclusion” and “safe spaces” within this system are NOT the answer, and why YOU need to be part of this revolution.


Masses of people are being brutalized and savaged, the world is burning (literally as well as figuratively) and you are preoccupied with changing the faces of those who preside over these horrors, and spitting on people if they don’t use nouns and pronouns that you approve of, or in some other way violate the constantly mutating standards of “wokeness.”

–Bob Avakian

Donate to "‘Woke’ Lunacy vs. Real Revolution" Campus Speaking Tour, earmark "Woke vs. Rev."

Woke Lunacy vs Real Revolution flyer about online streaming of Sunsara Taylor talk
Come to Revolution Books and Tune into the Revcoms’ Fundraising Livestream: $100,000 to Put REVOLUTION on the Map in 2023
Sunday, June 4th, 2023, 2 p.m.

To everyone who can’t stand this world the way it is… who is sick and tired of so many people being treated as less than human…


We revcoms, or revolutionary communists, have a plan to bring forward and lead thousands and then millions in a revolution to wrest a different future out of the horror that now looms.

At a time when the very fate of the planet is in the balance… at a time when there is a force willing to stand up and say, “WE will dare to seize a future fit for humanity”… WHAT are YOU giving your money to?

“Basing ourselves on the scientific method and approach of the new communism brought forward by the revolutionary leader Bob Avakian, we revcoms have the clear understanding that this system of capitalism-imperialism is the source of all the outrages and madness that people are subjected to, here and all over the world—and that it is long past time for this system to be swept off the face of the Earth….

“Bob Avakian has sharply expressed this profound reality: We can no longer afford to allow these imperialists to continue to dominate the world and determine the destiny of humanity. And it is a scientific fact that humanity does not have to live this way—a whole different way to organize society, a whole better world, is possible.”  

—From the new Proclamation WE ARE THE REVCOMS: We Are Working for a Real Revolution and Whole New, Emancipating Way to Live

Tune in on June 4:

Learn how this Proclamation is part of a whole plan to put revolution on the map in 2023… and why YOU need to contribute to and be part of this revolution.

Hear a special report from the “‘Woke’ Lunacy vs. Real Revolution” Tour which is challenging the way that “wokeness” and cancel culture is paralyzing and intimidating decent people who should be fighting back against this system’s injustices, white supremacy and gender oppression—and giving fresh fodder to fascists to viciously attack every cry for justice. Learn why this campaign needs to be stepped up nationwide.

Get a taste of the Bob Avakian Interviews on The RNL—Revolution, Nothing Less!—Show, which is opening a doorway into the revolution for thousands, potentially millions.


Your Donation Will Contribute to:

  • Promotion of the Bob Avakian Interviews on The RNL Show (voice of the revcoms)
  • Expanding the audience of The RNL Show
  • Production of the website, where you get unique analysis of major events and trends, learn about the revolution and how to be part of it, and find the major works of Bob Avakian
  • Supporting the revolutionary leaders and committed young revolutionaries putting revolution on the map
  • Supporting the “Woke” Lunacy vs. Real Revolution Tour
Tune into the Revcoms’ Fundraising Livestream: $100,000 to Put REVOLUTION on the Map in 2023! Sunday June 4th, 2pm PT, 4pm CT, 5pm ET • To everyone who can’t stand this world the way it is... who is sick and tired of so many people being treated as less than human... WE REFUSE TO ACCEPT THIS SYSTEM’S FUTURE!