REVOLUTION Newspaper #540, April 26, 2018

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"I highly recommend the work....many people have become so complacent and so isolated but also not aware of what’s happening in the world right now and how crucial of a point of period in history that this is and what we can actually do to mobilize to have these discussions to tackle these themes and ultimately to dismantle these systems of oppression that for so many years have controlled our lives..."

A second-year masters-of-social-work student



Gloria Pinex, member of Revolution Club, Chicago,
whose son was murdered by Chicago police

"Bob Avakian must be hoarse so long and well has he argued for basic human rights in the United States. His latest video summarizes the severity of the Trump/Pence crisis with vigor and a necessary outrage."

Donna Schaper, Senior Minister Judson Memorial Church, New York City

“In posing the question, ‘Which is more important: order or justice?’ Bob Avakian addresses a key impediment to an overwhelming outpouring of nonviolent resistance to the Trump/Pence regime... There is no better time for non-violent resistance than now. Through the application of justice, it is time to forge a new order: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!...”

David Gunn Jr., son of Dr. David Gunn, the first abortion doctor to be assassinated by antiabortion extremists

"To act in the interest of humanity, we truly need to break from this American chauvinism and instead listen to, and act according to science, not in spite of it.... This is a must watch, more than once, there is so much here to absorb, it deserves to be studied."

Peter Switzer, Photographer

“Bob Avakian is speaking against apathy and for the need for courage... and for hundreds of thousands and millions to be out on the front lines. I’m glad to see an atheist quoting a religious pastor, Martin Niemöller—who spoke out against Nazi Germany and on behalf of the Jews and those in the resistance.”

Rafael Angulo, Clinical Professor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California

"Too often, we decide to vote for Democrats because they are the lesser of two evils.... Avakian’s advice that we should not vote for the lesser of two evils because it is evil cuts very close to home."

From Rev. Frank Wulf, Pastor,
Echo Park United Methodist Church, Los Angeles

“I am very strong recommending, Bob Avakian, my brother; in a prophetic way he highlights real issues that are happening in the U.S. ... a prophet is the one with the capacity to first identify problems; second have the capacity and the courage to denounce the problem. But more important, to change that reality of oppression into a liberating experience.”...

Father Luis Barrios, Holyrood Church/Iglesia Santa Cruz, NYC

"Bob Avakian is a man living in truth... Avakian’s talk… was so penetrating, convincing and compassionate... use this talk to deal with the fear factor, the apathy, the propaganda machine, the distraction and dumbing down to the max. Instead, refuse to live on the dark side and be focused on stopping this fascism."

Ernesto de la Loza, Street Artist ‒ Muralist

"This is a powerful speech... People need to wake up to the dangerous possibility of a new type danger in our country and in our world."

Dongping Han, historian and author

"My parents and grandparents escaped from Nazi Germany and survived the Holocaust. I know what happens when people do not resist fascism. Now is the time to watch, listen and learn from a leader who is showing us the true picture of the Fascism in America and what we must do to stop it... Watch the film by Bob Avakian."

David Meyerhof, educator/poet

"Avakian's message is clear and very inspiring."

- Arturo O'Farrill, Grammy-winning musician

"Everyone who loves Mother Earth must watch this film."

- Maggie Brown, artist, activist

"Bob Avakian is the only one who has got the guts to say things as they are... EVERYONE should see Bob Avakian’s film... it's a 'wake up' film."

- Isabel Cardenas, immigration activist

"Bob Avakian is a compelling advocate for real social change... others will feel a need to join him on the ramparts."

- Herb Boyd, author, journalist, activist


A Communist Statesman, Modeling Communist Leadership

An excerpt from SCIENCE AND REVOLUTION—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

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On the occasion of the opening of the Legacy Museum by the Equal Justice Initiative, we invite you to watch this from Bob Avakian: "They're selling postcards of the hanging"

The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

Special Issue of Revolution on the Environmental Emergency

This Revolution special issue focuses on the environmental emergency that now faces humanity and Earth’s ecosystems. In this issue we show:

  • the dimensions of the emergency...
  • the source of its causes in the capitalist system, and the impossibility of that system solving this crisis...
  • a revolutionary society in which we could actually live as custodians of nature, rather than as its plunderers.

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Click for ... Important articles from Refuse Fascism... Latest on attacks on immigrants and resistance... and more ➧

Updated April 15, 2018







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Bob Avakian: "Free yourself from the GTF!"

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

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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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Also in this Issue

Student Outrage Continues… Walkouts Nationwide Demand an End to Gun Violence

April 23, 2018

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Of Continuing Interest and Importance

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

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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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