Revolution #289, December 23, 2012      Click for current front and back page

Police Attacks on Black and Latino Youth Multiply

This Horror Must End!!
And WE Must End It!!

The murder of Jordan Davis, a Black youth gunned down by a white man angered by Davis and his friends playing loud music, brings to mind the racist vigilante murder of Trayvon Martin. Add to these the police murders of Ramarley Graham in NYC, Manuel Diaz and Joel Acevedo in Anaheim, and many more outrages perpetrated in 2012. Cops and vigilantes stealing the lives of our children must not be tolerated. It must be ended!

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Bob Avakian Speaks

In 2012 Bob Avakian's body of work continued to flourish, develop, and deepen. Throughout the year, new material by BA was released, speaking to the most essential questions of revolution and urgent issues of international significance.

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Stolen Lives in 2012:

A Year of Cold-Blooded Killings of Black and Latino Youth by the Police

Stories of just some of the INTOLERABLE, ILLEGITIMATE murders by police or racist vigilantes of Black and Latino mostly young people in the past year.

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Photo: AP

"A slow genocide that could easily become a fast one"

The mass incarceration of Black and Latino youth is breaking the bodies and crushing the spirits of millions of people who are enmeshed in the web of the criminal injustice system. This horror provides the potential to unleash millions to stand up and resist. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is dedicating February, Black History Month, to Bearing Witness to mass incarceration and all its consequences.

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Voices from Behind the Walls: Prisoner Letters to Revolution

Each week Revolution and the Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund (PRLF) receive letters from prisoners speaking to a wide range of questions including their conditions in prison, art and science, religion, their engagement with Bob Avakian, how their own thinking has been transformed and much more. In the past three years, PRLF has transcribed over 1,300 letters from prisoners.

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From Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund (PRLF):

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Revolutionary Strategy

Some Principles for Building A Movement for Revolution

At every point, we must be searching out the key concentrations of social contradictions and the methods and forms which can strengthen the political consciousness of the masses, as well as their fighting capacity and organization in carrying out political resistance against the crimes of this system; which can increasingly bring the necessity, and the possibility, of a radically different world to life for growing numbers of people; and which can strengthen the understanding and determination of the advanced, revolutionary-minded masses in particular to take up our strategic objectives not merely as far-off and essentially abstract goals (or ideals) but as things to be actively striven for and built toward.

The objective and orientation must be to carry out work which, together with the development of the objective situation, can transform the political terrain, so that the legitimacy of the established order, and the right and ability of the ruling class to rule, is called into question, in an acute and active sense, throughout society; so that resistance to this system becomes increasingly broad, deep and determined; so that the "pole" and the organized vanguard force of revolutionary communism is greatly strengthened; and so that, at the decisive time, this advanced force is able to lead the struggle of millions, and tens of millions, to make revolution.

Fight the power, and transform the people, for revolution.


January 2013

Rise Up for Abortion Rights
On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 21-26: Week of Action—DC

January 26: San Francisco—March for Abortion Rights

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7 Things You Can Do Today to End the Enslavement and Degradation of Women

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Opposition to Obama’s National Defense Authorization Act

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From A World to Win News Service

Egypt: A Crucial Moment

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New and Breaking News...

A Very Important Polemic in Support of BA's New Synthesis of Communism

"The New Synthesis of Communism and the Residues of the Past," by the Revolutionary Communist Organization (OCR), Mexico


A Message to Our Readers:


There really is nothing out there like Revolution newspaper, and the new, radically transformed website. It would really be a disaster if this paper, and, were unable to continue to operate. And that is a real danger.

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In a world that cries out for fundamental change…

On the History of and Prospects for Communist Revolution


April 15, 2013 New York City

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It's Great that People Stood up to the Police! Drop All the Charges! This Shit Must End!! And WE Must End it!!

December 22, 2012


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December 20, 2012


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