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No more generations of our youth, here and all around the world, whose life is over, whose fate has been sealed, who have been condemned to an early death or a life of misery and brutality, whom the system has destined for oppression and oblivion even before they are born. I say no more of that.

BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian, 1:13

  • The System Has No Future For the Youth - The Revolution Does
  • Girl laboring in a battery factory in Bangladesh
  • Freddie Gray
  • Families traveling from Honduras and El Salvador
  • The Revolution Club in Baltimore
  • Baltimore, April 21
  • Abortion On Demand Without Apology
  • Afganistan 2004
  • Child labor in Gauhati, India, 2008
  • Youth in Baltimore
  • Boy carries food to his family who work in the dump in New Delhi, India, 2003
  • Unity in Baltimore
  • Fight the Power, and Transform the People, for Revolution
  • The Revolution Club in Oakland, 2015


Revolution and Religion

On viewing the film Revolution & Religion

"The film brings you up close inside Cornel West's and Bob Avakian's dialogue: the passion, the audacity, the science, the morality, the revolutionary substance. Two courageous voices modeling a morality that refuses to accept injustice – pouring heart and soul into standing together challenging all of us to fight for a world worthy of humanity."

—Andy Zee, co-director of the film

"It was like there was magic in the air." 

—Ardea Skybreak.

"They are both telling the truth. People from Skid Row need to hear this. I want to see the whole thing... In Skid Row you feel so trapped. People think of people there as drug addicts, but most people there are just down on their luck. There’s professionals there, intellectuals, women escaping abuse, people come from all over the country because they think California is better, but end up on Skid Row. They are coming for a better life, but get treated like animals. How can people get out of this madness? You are in a hole and you keep trying to get out, but the system keeps dragging you down. We need a way out!”

—A group of formerly homeless women who had lived on “Skid Row” in LA

"Don't judge a book by its cover

"What struck me as most important was that two people from two different views can actually come together and express theirselves and come to a common agreement, and while disagreeing, that we're all in the movement for the same fight. And it wasn't too much beatin' around the bush, there were actual answers for the questions that we had. I would say to someone who hasn't seen this, don't judge a book by its cover, because you have a history of communism and atheism, don't judge by the cover. You have to first figure out why this is happening and what the solution is to the problem. There's some shit in taking this on you need to hear and listen and learn.

—Young poet from Ferguson

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The many faces of terrorism

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Earthquake in Nepal: A Country Already Shaken by Impoverishment

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Of Continuing Interest

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April 14, 2015—Going Back on the Offensive to Stop Murder by Police

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Freedom and Necessity, and Proceeding from a Strategic Standpoint: Some Thoughts on Methods and Leadership

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Excerpts from Away With All Gods! by Bob Avakian:

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Why Is Religious Fundamentalism Growing in Today's World

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Some Points of Orientation, Principle, and Method Regarding the Accusations Against Bill Cosby

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