REVOLUTION Newspaper #512, October 14, 2017

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The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

Freedom is Not Free: Speech, Fascism, and the University as Battleground

Tuesday, October 17, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Austin Hall, Ames Courtroom Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

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10 reasons to DISrespect the national anthem… and to BURN THE DAMN FLAG

Reason #10: America has done more to destroy the planet's environment than any other country on earth

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New Talk by Bob Avakian

The Problem, the Solution, and the Challenges Before Us

The following is an important talk given by Bob Avakian earlier this summer.

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In light of Donald Trump’s continual invocation of patriotism, “heritage,” respect for the flag, and all that other stuff, and the way in which this whole regime echoes him... and in light of the huge controversy over those questions in society right now... we urge our readers to check out, and spread, the following excerpts from Bob Avakian’s new talk “The Problem, the Solution, and the Challenges Before Us.”

From Part 1: Breaking with American Chauvinism and the Killing Confines of Capitalism

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From Part 3: The Solution, the Necessity, the Possibility and the Desirability of Revolution Grounded in The New Communism

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Hurricanes and Earthquakes; Tweets and Insults - Natural Disasters and the Killing Crimes of a System

Puerto Rico: This is How Genocide Begins – This Nightmare Must End!


Something Beautiful Born in the Midst of the Tragedy of the Earthquake

From the blog of Aurora Roja, voice of the Organización Comunista Revolucionaria, México

October 4, 2017

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See Coverage and Updates: Earthquakes in Mexico, Floods in South Asia,
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Now Maria: Natural Disasters, Crises of the System ➧

Where Did This Fascism Come From...and How Do We Fight It?

Some Key Works by Bob Avakian

The “Revolution Project” in Chicago: Fight the Power, and Transform the People, for Revolution

Revolution Summer!
Chicago Fund


At Summer’s end: WE ARE NOT GOING TO BACK OFF OUR MISSION. Donations needed more than ever as the struggle in Chicago, this crucial concentration point between reaction and revolution, continues and intensifies. ON TO $50,000!

The Revolution Club marches in Bud Billiken parade in Chicago

by Bob Avakian


eBook of 

by Bob Avakian


Insight Press has announced that in addition to the print book, THE NEW COMMUNISM is now available as an eBook at Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble and other retail and library websites, and at some sites as PDF. Tell your friends, teachers, students...everyone, about the book! Write a review on the sellers' websites! Spread the word!

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Excerpt from:

Working Back from “On the Possibility”—Another Application of “Solid Core with a Lot of Elasticity on the Basis of the Solid Core”

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Updated pre-publication PDF of this major work—now including the appendices—available HERE




On the Importance of Science and the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism, and the Leadership of Bob Avakian
An Interview with Ardea Skybreak


Why Is It So Important, and What Does It Mean, to Get Into BA?

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Getting Clearer on the Need for Revolution–Breaking With Wrong Ideas and Illusions

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See more excerpts HERE.

I Want to Be Part of the Movement for Revolution—What Do I Do?

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To learn more about and get involved with the movement to prevent Trump from consolidating fascism, click HERE

To learn more about and work with the Revolution Club, click HERE

To learn more about the Revolutionary Communist Party, click HERE

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Questions and answers on getting organized for an actual revolution


Question: Who can join the Revolutionary Communist Party?

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Question: Why do we not initiate violence during this period when we are carrying out the “three prepares”—why do we not just “get it on,” and try to bring down this system, right now?

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Question: Aren’t Ferguson and Baltimore examples of the people initiating violence?

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A Radical Step into the Future

Constitution, Law, and Rights – in capitalist society and in the future socialist society

The Bob Avakian Institute is proud to announce a second printing of

Constitution, Law, and Rights – in capitalist society and in the future socialist society

Selections from the writings of Bob Avakian including excerpts from the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal).

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Also in this Issue

Lance Kendricks (84) and Martellus Bennett (80) sit on the bench for Puerto Rico during the national anthem.

Lance Kendricks: Taking a Knee for Puerto Rico

October 14, 2017

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NFL Player Russell Okung: “I initially doubted the merits of Colin Kaepernick’s protest. I was wrong”

October 14, 2017

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NFL players take a knee during anthem.

Trump’s Threats to NFL Protests: Muzzling Black Men Like Slave Days

October 13, 2017

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Storm of Controversy Over NFL Players’ “Take a Knee” Protest

October 9, 2017

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Contribute to get THE NEW COMMUNISM Everywhere, Including Into the Hands of Those Catching the Most Hell

From a former prisoner who is now an emancipator of humanity

November 28, 2016

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Updated pre-publication PDF of this major work—now including the appendices—available here.




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Of Continuing Interest

Bob Avakian on the pivotal role of the Black national question, the pivotal relation between national liberation and proletarian revolution, in the U.S.:

» Communism and Jeffersonian Democracy

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» "The Oppression of Black People & the Revolutionary Struggle to End All Oppression" 

April 25, 2016

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On "Principled Compromises," and Other Crimes Against Humanity

November 12, 2015

By Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

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The Strategic Approach to Revolution and Its Relation to Basic Questions of Epistemology and Method

By Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

August 4, 2014

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Why We Have Taken Up the Fight to Build Refuse Fascism and to Drive Out the Trump/Pence Fascist Regime

A Statement from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

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“Putting Forward Our Line—In a Bold, Moving, Compelling Way,” by Bob Avakian

Published in two parts in Revolutionary Worker:

» Part 1, #1177, December 1, 2002

» Part 2, #1178, December 8, 2002

More on Choices...And Radical Changes

by Bob Avakian

Comments from a discussion that went deeply into questions of why people oppressed under this system often get caught up in things like crime, who and what is fundamentally to blame for this, and what is the way forward out of this situation. Read here...

Important Publications and Media

BAsics from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian

"You can't change the world if you don't know the BAsics."

BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian is a book of quotations and short essays that speaks powerfully to questions of revolution and human emancipation.


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Download the book in ePub format HERE


BA Speaks:
Bob Avakian Live

In the fall of 2012, Bob Avakian gave a series of talks in different cities. This is a film of one of those talks.

Those this system has cast off, those it has treated as less than human, can be the backbone and driving force of a fight not only to end their own oppression, but to finally end all oppression, and emancipate all of humanity.

- Bob Avakian, from the film


Buy or order the DVD HERE



CONSTITUTION For The New Socialist Republic in North America
Authored by Bob Avakian, and Adopted by the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

Buy online here

or Send money orders or checks to:
RCP Publications
PO Box 3486, Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL  60654


REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion

A Dialogue between CORNEL WEST & BOB AVAKIAN

A film of the Nov. 2014 Dialogue on a question of great importance in today's world between the Revolutionary Christian Dr. Cornel West and the Revolutionary Communist Leader Bob Avakian

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Break All the Chains


Break ALL the Chains! Bob Avakian on the Emancipation of Women and the Communist Revolution

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Birds Cannot Give Birth to Crocodiles, But Humanity Can Soar Beyond the Horizon

by Bob Avakian

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$9.99 retail
Publisher: Insight Press

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Constitution, Law and Rights


Constitution, Law, and Rights—in capitalist society and in the future socialist society.

Selections from the writings of Bob Avakian and excerpts from the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America

View or download PDF here now

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A Journal of Communist Theory and Polemic

"Ajith—A Portrait of the Residue of the Past"

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The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism
Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters

In today's world, without the science of evolution there would be no science. Written for both the scientifically-minded as well as those who are not familiar with science at all, this book details the facts of the science of evolution.

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