REVOLUTION #387, May 18, 2015                    Click for current front and back page


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. It was one of the most hopeful things that I've seen in a very long time. I think it was historic in many different dimensions: in terms of the topic that was approached; the people who were involved in it, the two speakers; the moment in time. I felt like I was able to see a great demonstration of morality and conscience applied to dealing with the problems of humanity—that both speakers stood out this way."

—Ardea Skybreak


Watching Clips from the Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian in West Baltimore

May 11, 2015

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Revolution and Religion Learn More

What Is a Revolutionary Situation?

by Bob Avakian

February 9, 2015

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It's Right to Rebel Against Racist Brutality

Fighting Oppression Is Not a Crime! Amnesty For All Protestors Against Police Terror!

Constitution, Law and Rights

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It's Right to Rebel
Against Murder by Police


There are these divisions that the historical development of society has brought into being and which capitalism reinforces, not only spontaneously but also by the operation of the ruling class and the institutions of power. These divisions can only be overcome through the advanced forces who have a fundamental understanding of the nature of the problem, and the solution, uniting together as a vanguard force to go out among the masses and bring them forward around this line and programme. Without that, there may be other people who are capable of developing other theories but there will be no revolution, and whatever changes in society are in fact brought about, the masses of people will be left out of it. And you can speak in the name of the masses of people all day long and rail against leadership all day long in the name of the masses, or in the name of some other principle, but if you don't actually recognize the need for leadership, and the fact that it flows out of the very contradictions of the society you're seeking to overturn and transform, then you're going to leave the masses entirely out of the equation and there's not going to be a revolution and certainly not one that leads to the emancipation of the broad masses of people.

BAsics 6:8

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Of Continuing Interest

To the Revolutionaries and Resisters in Baltimore and Beyond:

What Is It That The Masses Most Fundamentally Must Be Led to Understand and Act On?

April 28, 2015

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Letter from a reader

WORKING ON THE CONTRADICTIONS OF THE REVOLUTION: reflections on bringing forward a revolutionary people and organizing for an actual revolution

April 27, 2015

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

Originally published April 14, 2013

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

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

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Excerpts from Away With All Gods! by Bob Avakian:

Religious Fundamentalism, Imperialism and "The War on Terror"

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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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Cleveland Judge Lets Cop Involved in Murder of Timothy Russell & Malissa Williams Walk!
by Carl Dix

May 23, 2015

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Cleveland, Ohio May 23, 2015 protests

5/23/15, 7PM, Cleveland, OH: Protests continue demanding justice for Timothy Russell & Malissa Williams. More coverage to come. Photo: @Blackwell

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 6:30 at First Unitarian Church, 514 N. Charles, Baltimore

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Interviews with Johns Hopkins Students

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May 21, 2015

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A Revolution Club discusses the "High Stakes in Baltimore" and getting organized for an ACTUAL revolution

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Statement From the Editors of Demarcations: A Journal of Communist Theory and Polemic—"On the Arrest of K. Murali (Ajith) by Indian State Authorities"

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Indian State Arrests K. Murali (Ajith)

May 22, 2015

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#SayHerName: 5/20/15, hundreds at Union Square shine a light on Black women victims of police murder and abuse. Below: Eve Ensler and Carl Dix with family of Michelle Cusseaux, murdered by Phoenix police in 2014. More coverage soon.

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Announcing the publication of Demarcations Number 4

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Exciting Announcement:

New Indian Printing of Bob Avakian's Democracy: Can't We Do Better Than That?

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