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If you are serious about an actual revolution, you have to seriously get into Bob Avakian (BA)


An Invitation to Learn About—and Change—the World

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....

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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

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Featured Articles

In the Wake of the Outrage in San Bernardino:

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» NO More Unjust War! NO Pogroms, Paranoia & Persecution!

» Gun Violence: As American as American Pie

» FLASH: Obama’s Speech on Terrorism—More War, Conflict in the Halls of Power, and a REAL Way Out

» Donald Trump: Fascist Trailblazer for Even More Massive U.S. Crimes


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The Police Murder of Laquan McDonald in Chicago

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Chicago, November 27, 2015

» Chicago Goddam

» REALITY CHECK: Answers to Burning Questions

» Recent History of the CPD & More Revelations of Cover-Up in the Murder of Laquan McDonald


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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)

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Interview with Stop Patriarchy Student Activist

Stand Up to the Woman-Haters on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

December 7, 2015

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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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Yemen, November 28, 2015

From A World to Win News Service

CoP21: Demonstrations Across Europe and the World
Putting the Negotiators of the Earth's Future on Notice: “The climate is the state of emergency!”

December 7, 2015

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Rise Up to Stop Police Terror

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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From Carl Dix:

Justice for Freddie Gray—Convict the Killer Cops & Send Them to Jail!

December 7, 2015

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Outrage: Three Freedom Fighters Sentenced in L.A.

December 7, 2015

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Minneapolis Police Attack Encampment

Protests Continue to Demand Justice for Jamar Clark

December 7, 2015

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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

Read about fundraising here

 Also in this issue

State-Sponsored Terrorists in Blue

December 7, 2015

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Rising Up to Stop Police Terror

The Trial of the Cops Who Murdered Freddie Gray: The Whole Damn System Is Guilty as Hell!

December 7, 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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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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Los Angeles: Legal Defense Fundraising Party Celebrates Resistance to Murder by Police

December 7, 2015

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The Murder of Laquan McDonald: Cops, Lies, and Video Tape

December 7, 2015

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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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From a reader:

The Spark of Outrage Continues Burning—Will It Lead to Appropriate Action?

December 7, 2015

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'Tis the Season to be Defiant—Stop Police Terror, Which Side Are You On?

December 7, 2015

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The Police Murder of Tamir Rice and the Conspiracy to Get the Cops Off

December 7, 2015

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United States: #1 in Putting women in Prison

December 7, 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.

Get in touch with and get involved with the Stop Mass Incarceration Network.

For more info go to or

Phone: 646-709-1961
Facebook: stopmassincarcerationnetwork
Twitter: @StopMassIncNet
Latest on #RiseUpOctober

Confronting the Environmental Emergency

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

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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The U.S. in the Middle East, 1948-2015: Murder, Inc.

December 7, 2015

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Donald Trump: Fascist Trailblazer for Even More Massive U.S. Crimes

December 7, 2015

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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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South Carolina Representative: Wishing You a Merry, Merry, WHITE Christmas

December 7, 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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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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WWW.REVCOM.US/REVOLUTION NEWSPAPER brings alive a scientific analysis of major events in society and the world—why they are happening, how different events and developments relate to each other, how all this relates to the system we live under, where people's interests lie in relation to all this, how revolution is in fact the solution to all this and what the goals of that revolution are, how different viewpoints and programs relate, positively or negatively, to the revolution that is needed, and how people can move, and are moving, to build toward that revolution. is the guide, the pivot, the crucial tool in drawing forward, orienting, training, and organizing thousands, and influencing millions—fighting the power, and transforming the people, for revolution—hastening and preparing for the time when we can go for the whole thing, with a real chance to win.

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


Updated December 9, 2015

There IS a Way Out of This Madness!

From Syria to San Bernardino, from Chicago to Paris to Colorado Springs... heavy shit is going down. But now is not the time to seek shelter. Out of the storms today and the coming storms tomorrow, we can fight through to a radically new, and far better, world!

Come to Revolution Books to Talk About This.

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Now available in Spanish: First installment of the Ardea Skybreak interview: SCIENCE AND REVOLUTION On the Importance of Science and the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism and the Leadership of Bob Avakian

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In the wake of the mass shooting of a Planned Parenthood in Colorado and the all-out assault on abortion rights, come hear:

Sunsara Taylor, Merle Hoffman, and Sikivu Hutchinson discuss

The Abortion Rights Emergency –
STOP the War On Women!

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7 pm

at Revolution Books, NYC
437 Malcolm X Blvd., Harlem


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Update: Chicago Whitewashes Continue

No Indictment for the Pig Who Murdered Ronald Johnson

December 8, 2015

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Chicago: Hundreds in the Streets Reject Mayor's Crocodile Tears over Police Murder and Cover-up

December 9, 2015

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Discussion at Revolution Books: Digging into Bob Avakian's Outline of His New Synthesis of Communism

December 7, 2015

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Revolution Club at Rise Up October

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Revolution Club


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

Click for questionnaire


December 7, 2015


Jail and Convict the Cold-Blooded Murderers of Mario Woods!

"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.

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

Latest outrages here


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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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Excerpts from the book:

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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