What Is the Revolution Club?
What Does It Mean To Join?
How Do I Become Part of This Revolution?
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- What Does it mean to join the revcoms and the Revolution Club?
- Where Do I Start?
- What Do I Do?
- Kicking Up the Controversy and Setting Standards
- The National Movement: Lessons, Experience, Grappling from Revcoms Across the Country
- Points of Attention for the Revolution
- Contact the Revolution Clubs
“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... everyone who has the heart to fight for something that is really worth fighting for: You need to be part of this revolution” Join the revcoms. Get with the Revolution Club!
You need to know Bob Avakian (BA), revolutionary leader, author and architect of a whole new framework for human emancipation: the new communism.
What does it mean to join the revcoms and the Revolution Club?
We are working for a real revolution and a whole new, emancipating way to live.
We live by, spread and fight for the Six Points of Attention. These Points of Attention are the principles and morality of the revolutionary society that we are fighting to bring into being. Members of the Revolution Clubs agree to live by these principles today.
The Revolution Club bases itself on:
1. Humanity Needs Revolution And The New Communism Brought Forward By Bob Avakian (BA)
We base ourselves on the scientific method and approach of the new communism brought forward by BA, 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. We spread the word of this revolution, and this leadership, while we're learning more about it and grappling together.
2. Fight the Power, and Transform the People, for Revolution
We are uniting with and mobilizing people to rise up and resist the continuing crimes of this system, and defending people from attacks on their rights and their lives while waging fierce struggle against ways of thinking that keep people chained to this system, winning people to the scientific understanding that we do not have to live this way and that we need to, and can, bring a whole different and much better system and world into being through revolution.
Where Do I Start?
There is leadership, a vision and an actual strategy for making this revolution:
Especially at a time like this—a time when big things are up in the world, affecting the whole future of humanity...when those big-time exploiters and oppressors who rule over us in this country are bitterly divided among themselves and increasingly unable to hold things together as a “unified” ruling class...when there is not just an urgent need but a real possibility to seize on this situation to overthrow them altogether—if you are NOT getting with the revcoms (revolutionary communists) who are working every day for this revolution, if you are not part of working to bring about this revolution, then what the hell are you doing?!
— Bob Avakian, from “EXPLOITATION: WHAT IT IS, HOW TO PUT AN END TO IT”
What Do I Do?
Kicking Up the Controversy and Setting Standards
Part of making revolution means challenging all the old system ways of thinking and acting — some people love that, some people are challenged and intrigued and maybe don't know what they think at first... and some people hate it. The rulers of this system will set out to attack and repress those who are fighting to bring a different world into being. And there are some among the masses who act in line with the rulers of this system — who feel they have a stake in the status-quo and attack and slander the revolution. These kinds of attacks have come down sharpest on BA, who has faced vicious repression and slander. Protecting and defending our revolutionary leadership is a central part of making revolution — and is the responsibility of everyone who is serious about fighting for a better world.
Importantly, there is an essential distinction to be made between this kind of counter-revolutionary attack — which needs to be opposed by every person of principle — and genuine criticism, even sharp criticism, which we welcome.
While setting terms about what standards and principles are needed, genuine debate over questions of substance and line are needed — now and throughout society.
The National Movement: Lessons, Experience, Grappling from Revcoms Across the Country
Everything depends on bringing forward a revolutionary people, from among the most bitterly oppressed, and all parts of society, first in the thousands and then in the millions, as a powerful revolutionary force, organized from the start and consistently with a country-wide perspective, impacting all of society and changing the terms of how masses of people see things and how every institution has to respond. Everything must be focused now on actually bringing forward and organizing this revolutionary force.
Read dispatches, reflections, reports and more from revcoms across the country working to apply the strategic approach to making revolution. Write in with your questions, reports and thoughts to GetOrganizedforRevolutionTour@gmail.com or DM @therevcoms.
Points of Attention for the Revolution
The Revolution Club upholds, lives by and fights for the following principles:
1 We base ourselves on and strive to represent the highest interests of humanity: revolution and communism. We do not tolerate using the revolution for personal gain.
2 We fight for a world where ALL the chains are broken. Women, men, and differently gendered people are equals and comrades. We do not tolerate physically or verbally abusing women or treating them as sexual objects, nor do we tolerate insults or “jokes” about people’s gender or sexual orientation.
3 We fight for a world without borders, and for equality among different peoples, cultures and languages. We do not tolerate insults, “jokes” or derogatory names about a person’s race, nationality, or language.
4 We stand with the most oppressed and never lose sight of their potential to emancipate humanity—nor of our responsibility to lead them to do that. We work to win people of all backgrounds to take part in the revolution, and do not tolerate revenge among the people.
5 We search for and fight for the truth no matter how unpopular, even as we listen to and learn from the observations, insights and criticisms of others.
6 We are going for an actual overthrow of this system and a whole better way beyond the destructive, vicious conflicts of today between the people. Because we are serious, at this stage we do not initiate violence and we oppose all violence against the people and among the people.