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In This Issue… May 22, 2023

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In the course of this talk, I will be referring to, and digging further into, key points that are put forward in two very important documents which are featured on our website A Declaration, A Call To Get Organized Now For A Real Revolution; and an article of mine, following up on that “Declaration and Call”: This Is A Rare Time When Revolution Becomes Possible—Why That Is So, And How To Seize On This Rare Opportunity. So, for everyone getting into this talk, everyone who cares about the crucial questions it is speaking to, it is also important to take up (or return to) and get deeply into those documents as well—and to go regularly to, and watch the weekly YouTube show Revolution—Nothing Less, both of which sharply illustrate why a real revolution is urgently needed, and is possible, what are the goals of this revolution, and how to be part of building for this revolution. What I will be speaking to here is, as the title says, a necessary foundation and a basic roadmap for this revolution...   Continue reading >>

Organizing for an Actual Revolution: 7 Key Points >>

Everyone who can’t stand this world, the way it is, needs to be challenged to be part of the revolution that is the way out of this madness. And people need to know there is an actual strategy for making this revolution, based on the key points of the “foundation” and “roadmap” for this revolution in the work by the revolutionary leader Bob Avakian: “Something Terrible, Or Something Truly Emancipating.” The following is the basic means for carrying out this strategy, so that the currently small forces for the revolution that is urgently needed can grow in numbers and strength, quickly in a concentrated way, and become the powerful force that is needed to lead this revolution. Spreading and popularizing these Key Points is also an important part of carrying out this strategy.
It is a fact that, nowhere else, in any actual or proposed founding or guiding document of any government, is there anything like not only the protection but the provision for dissent and intellectual and cultural ferment that is embodied in this Constitution, while this has, as its solid core, a grounding in the socialist transformation of the economy, with the goal of abolishing all exploitation, and the corresponding transformation of the social relations and political institutions, to uproot all oppression, and the promotion, through the educational system and in society as a whole, of an approach that will “enable people to pursue the truth wherever it leads, with a spirit of critical thinking and scientific curiosity, and in this way to continually learn about the world and be better able to contribute to changing it in accordance with the fundamental interests of humanity.”
— Bob Avakian
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From Bob Avakian

Let’s get down to basics: We need a revolution. Anything else, in the final analysis, is bullshit.

Now, that doesn’t mean we don’t unite with people in all sorts of struggles short of revolution. We definitely need to do that. But the proffering of any other solution to these monumental and monstrous problems and outrages is ridiculous, frankly. And we need to be taking the offensive and mobilizing increasing numbers of masses to cut through this shit and bring to the fore what really is the solution to this, and to answer the questions and, yes, the accusations that come forth in response to this, while deepening our scientific basis for being able to do this. And the point is: not only do we need to be doing this, but we need to be bringing forward, unleashing and leading, and enabling increasing numbers of the masses to do this. They need to be inspired, not just with a general idea of revolution, but with a deepening understanding, a scientific grounding, as to why and how revolution really is the answer to all of this.
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“Woke” is a destructive force

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‘Woke’ Lunacy vs. Real Revolution
A Speech by Sunsara Taylor
Promotional Video: A speech by Sunsara Taylor on “Woke” Lunacy VS Real Revolution

Taking the We Are the Revcoms Proclamation Out In the World

International May 1st, 2023
Revolution for a Whole New Emancipating Way to Live IS Possible!

“A Challenge To the Youth”
This clip is being used by Revcoms in Los Angeles, taking the revolution to the youth who face the hardest hell every day.

Raising $100,000 by June 21, 2023 to Put Revolution On the Map


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The Courageous Uprising in Iran

What we see in contention here with Jihad [Islamic fundamentalism] on the one hand and McWorld/McCrusade [increasingly globalized western imperialism] on the other hand, are historically outmoded strata among colonized and oppressed humanity up against historically outmoded ruling strata of the imperialist system. These two reactionary poles reinforce each other, even while opposing each other. If you side with either of these “outmodeds,” you end up strengthening both.

While this is a very important formulation and is crucial to understanding much of the dynamics driving things in the world in this period, at the same time we do have to be clear about which of these “historically outmodeds” has done the greater damage and poses the greater threat to humanity: It is the “historically outmoded ruling strata of the imperialist system,” and in particular the U.S. imperialists.

—Bob Avakian, BAsics 1:28

There would be no United States as we now know it today without slavery. That is a simple and basic truth. — Bob Avakian, BAsics 1:1

The Lynching of Jordan Neely... & Capitalist Dictatorship


The NYC Subway Lynching of Jordan Neely... & Capitalist Dictatorship
From The RNL—Revolution, Nothing Less!—Show
There is the potential for something of unprecedented beauty to arise out of unspeakable ugliness: Black people playing a crucial role in putting an end, at long last, to this system which has, for so long, not just exploited but dehumanized, terrorized and tormented them in a thousand ways—putting an end to this in the only way it can be done—by fighting to emancipate humanity, to put an end to the long night in which human society has been divided into masters and slaves, and the masses of humanity have been lashed, beaten, raped, slaughtered, shackled and shrouded in ignorance and misery.
— Bob Avakian

Bob Avakian on the Struggle for Abortion Rights, the Oppression of Women, and the Revolutionary Struggle to Emancipate ALL Humanity

Revcoms, Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, and Others Answer the Attack Dogs

The BAsics, by JP and Shonuff from the Revolution Club


The BAsics, by JP and Shonuff
from the Revolution Club, Chicago
The Revcoms Challenge @HasanAbi to A Debate: Democratic Socialism vs. Revolutionary Communism
The Revcoms Challenge @HasanAbi to A Debate: Democratic Socialism vs. Revolutionary Communism


Children wade through floodwaters in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia


Children wade through floodwaters in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Climate change is causing more frequent and severe monsoons, floods, droughts, and other extreme weather events around the world, February 26, 2018    Foto: AP

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