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An Invitation to Learn About—and Change—the World                                       Don't Miss This!

If you are someone who is grappling with the big questions, right now is the time to dig deeply into the work of ​Bob Avakian (BA), even as we fight forward to change the world.... These sessions are for you.​

Showings of the film BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!


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by Bob Avakian, Chairman, Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, Summer 2015

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New Excerpts Now Online:

A New Theoretical Framework for a New Stage of Communist Revolution

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What is New in the New Synthesis?

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#RiseUpOctober Against Police Terror
What's Next...

Statement from Carl Dix

Justice for Laquan McDonald—Send the Murdering Pig to Jail!

November 24, 2015

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Outrage over the murder of Laquan McDonald—17 years old, killed with 16 shots by murdering pig

Shutting Down Black Friday on Chicago's Magnificent Mile

November 28, 2015

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Chicago Shutting down Magnificent Mile on Black Friday

On the One-Year Anniversary of His Murder by Cleveland Police:

In the Streets—Demanding Justice for Tamir Rice

Updated November 25, 2015

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Tamir Rice protest, San Francisco

Latest on the Struggle to Stop Police Terror and Murder

December 3, 2015

Read all about October 24, 22 and 23 here

Breaking news, latest outrages here

Everything you need to get involved here

Read about organizing students here

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Featured Articles

Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

On the Significance of RiseUpOctober: Building on Strengths, Overcoming Weaknesses… And Fighting to Actually Put an End to Police Terror and White Supremacy Through Revolution

November 30, 2015

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At a Moment of Horrendous Crimes and Important Uprisings... Seize the Time!

November 25, 2015

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Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Clinic

Statement on the Violent Attack on Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood

November 30, 2015

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Saigon Evacuation

Why We Should NOT Root for Our Own Rulers...And Why It’s Better If They LOSE

by Larry Everest

November 30, 2015

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BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob AvakianWhat we see in contention here with Jihad on the one hand and McWorld/McCrusade 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

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What Is a Revolutionary Situation?

by Bob Avakian

February 9, 2015

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BA Everywhere

The work Bob Avakian, "BA," has done creates new possibility at an excruciating time for humanity—nothing less than an opening for a visionary and viable future. BA Everywhere is a major fundraising campaign to make Avakian's work and leadership known in every corner of society.

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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

"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

"...People the system says are the worst of the worst can change and be part of this. If you don’t get that part you are missing a big part of what BA’s speech is about.

"When BA talked about how the world could be different in the “What If...” part of the speech, almost everybody in that section was in tears, including me. People were feeling it. "

—Former Prisoner Who Attended the Dialogue

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 Also in this issue

Traumatized by the Police…. And Taking Up the Most Scientific Understanding of Revolution

by Joe Veale

November 23, 2015

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The Terrible Tragedy of Tyshawn Lee, and Crocodile Tears from Pigs

November 23, 2015

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A Nightmarish Dynamic That Imprisons Humanity...And the Real Alternative—
From the Writings and Talks of Bob Avakian:
The "Two Outmodeds" and Bringing Forward Another Way

Throughout the world, two forces contend--imperialism and Islamic fundamentalism. Neither has an emancipatory answer to the agonizing, killing, and planet-destroying problems confronting humanity. In this collection, find essential and crucial understanding of why the interests of humanity lie completely outside of and opposed to these "alternatives" and how humanity can break the vise-grip of this vicious dynamic...and break through to a whole new world.

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Rising Up to Stop Police Terror

Minneapolis: Voices of Protesters in the Streets

November 25, 2015

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No Jail Time for Political Resisters!

LA Fighters Against Police Terror on Why They Acted

November 25, 2015

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It's right to protest murder by police!

Oppose the Convictions of April 14 Protesters and Drop the Charges Against All Those Arrested for Protesting Police Terror

November 23, 2015

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From Bay Area Stop Mass Incarceration Network:

Rise Up! Stop the Genocide against Native Peoples!

November 30, 2015

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We must continue to RISE UP to STOP Police Terror and Murder!


Family members of victims of police murder...people from the communities...students and teachers...all people of conscience... Step Up, Throw in, Get Organized to Carry out the Fight to END this outrage.

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Latest on #RiseUpOctober

From Los Angeles comrades:

Richard Duardo: In Memoriam

November 23, 2015

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A Terrorist Attack in Paris, a World of Horrors, and the NEED FOR ANOTHER WAY

November 15, 2015

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From A World to Win News Service:

The Paris Attacks and the French State Reaction: Murderers All

November 23, 2015

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Confronting the Environmental Emergency

Student Upsurge

Carl Dix and Sunsara Taylor Report Back from University of Missouri at Revolution Books, NYC

Castlemont High Students Walkout to Protest Murder by Oakland Police

November 23, 2015

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Stanford Students Sit In, Demand University Divest from All Fossil Fuels

November 23, 2015

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Students Protest White Supremacy on Campuses

December 1, 2015

Resisting the Crimes of “Our Government”—Bringing Forward Another Way

Revolution Books Holiday Party & Weekend

Saturday, December 12... continuing on Sunday, December 13!

November 30, 2015

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Of Continuing Interest

Bob Avakian (BA): A Contended Question

August 19, 2012

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Tens of Thousands Come to DC for Justice Or Else Rally

What Is Really Needed for the Movement to STOP Police Terror?

October 12, 2014

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“Putting Forward Our Line—In a Bold, Moving, Compelling Way,” by Bob Avakian

Published in two parts in Revolutionary Worker:

» Part 1, #1177, December 1, 2002

» Part 2, #1178, December 8, 2002

The Coming Civil War and Repolarization for Revolution in the Present Era

by Bob Avakian

Published 2004/2005

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

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What Is an Abortion and Why Women Must Have the Right to Choose
Life Cannot and Should Not Always Be Preserved

January 23, 2005

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A Statement from the Revolutionary Communist Party: ON THE STRATEGY FOR REVOLUTION


Updated December 5, 2015

Further Points of Orientation on the Killings in San Bernardino and Their Aftermath

December 4, 2015

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December 4, 1969: The FBI-Orchestrated Assassination of Fred Hampton.

Forty-six years ago, the Chicago police and the FBI assassinated Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton. We are reposting this article that was published on the 40th anniversary of his murder.

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From the Revolutionary Communist Party, Chicago branch:

McCarthy fired. Now Indict EVERYONE who is part of the CONSPIRACY to cover up Laquan’s officially-sanctioned MURDER!
The whole damn system is guilty as hell. WE Need an ACTUAL REVOLUTION!

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A Call to RevComs and ALL Who Care About Women's Liberation – Get Out this Quote From BA!

From Sunsara Taylor

December 5, 2015

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New Palm Card— Print and Get It Out All Over

(back has "What we need is an actual revolution—and if you are serious about an actual revolution, you have to get seriously into BA")

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Abortion Rights Protests and Vigils in Four Cities Responding to Attack on Planned Parenthood

November 30, 2015

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Correspondence on vigils and protests

Updated December 5, 2015

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Outrageous Convictions of A14 Defendants!

“I am not gonna stop, because they’re the ones that should be found guilty.  Not me!”

December 1, 2015

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The Whole Damn Criminal System is Guilty as Hell, Not the #A14 Protestors Who Stood Up Against It!

by Joe Veale and a member of the LA Revolution Club

December 1, 2015

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Bob Avakian responds to a question from Cornel West: “Does America have the capacity for the kind of revolution you’re calling for? Wouldn’t there first be a fascist 'revolution'?

(from Cornel West Interviews Bob Avakian on PRI Smiley & West radio show, October 2012)

Revolution Club at Rise Up October

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Updated November 2, 2015

From #RiseUpOctober Student Task Force:

Calling ALL students & youth who were part of #RiseUpOctober—fulfill a great need by filling out this questionnaire.

November 6, 2015

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December 3, 2015


"Oh my God!" San Francisco police executed 26-year-old Mario Woods with more than 20 shots on December 2nd. After seeing the video SF Police Chief Greg Suhr justified the murder.

Black man murdered by the San Francisco PD

Oh my God. This is in San Francisco earlier today

Posted by Shaun King on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Video shows Chicago police murdering Laquan McDonald

Police murder of Laquan McDonald begins at 5 minute mark.

Caught on Tape: The Savage Beating of Stanislav Petrov

Border Patrol Agents Get Away with Murder! Justice for Anastasio Hernandez Rojas!

Yet ONE MORE video of an outrageous murder by police. Linwood Lambert shackled, tased and murdered by South Boston, Va. police. THIS WANTON MURDER MUST END...WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? Watch MSNBC's report including newly available video

3 Cops, 3 Tasers:
The Last Hour of Linwood Lambert’s Life—Tortured to Death at 50,000 Volts

From Stop Mass Incarceration Network, LA: Defend the A14 Freedom Fighters

Justice Department on Dontre Hamilton
If Shooting a Black Man 14 Times for Sleeping in a Park Doesn't Violate Civil Rights, What Does!?

November 12, 2015

Louisiana: Police Execution of Jeremy Mardis—SIX Years Old!

The Suicide of "GI Joe" Gliniewicz—A Poster Child for a Non-Existent "War on Police"

14 seconds—12 bullets—0 charges
St. Louis Prosecutor Says Police Murder of Kajieme Powell Was "Justified"

Don't Let Them Get Away With Murder: Georgia Grand Jury Issues Recommendations for the Cops that Killed Anthony Hill and Kevin Davis

Cop Calls for Boycott of Fairfax Farm: Three Words That Make Modern-Day Slave Catchers Go Off

System Gives Texas Killer Cop Immunity

NBA Player Thabo Sefolosha: "It was an act of police brutality and I believe it could happen to anyone"

The Police Killing of Zachary Hammond—Murdering Cop Walks Free

Police Claim 18-Year-Old Amonderez P. Green Killed Himself—Nobody Believes Them

South Carolina cop assaults student, a young Black woman, in classroom. Stop Terrorizing Our Children!

Prosecutors release report saying police murder of Tamir Rice was "reasonable"

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Announcing the publication of Demarcations Number 4

From the Editors of Demarcations

Updated June 1, 2015

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

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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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