REVOLUTION #417, December 14, 2015                    Click for current front and back page

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This SYSTEM Has NO Answers…

An actual revolution is the first step in a complex and long historic journey to uproot all oppression. And this is a lot of what the Constitution For The New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal) deals with. But there are basic and urgent things that CAN and WILL be done on day one....

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In the Wake of the Outrage in San Bernardino:

Comprehensive coverage

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

» Trump Is a Fascist: So Why Is He the Only Thing on TV?

» Gun Violence: As American as Apple Pie


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Chicago protests Rahm Emanuel

Chicago, December 10, 2015. Photo: FJJ

The Police Murder of Laquan McDonald in Chicago

Comprehensive Coverage

» Update: Chicago Whitewashes Continue – No Indictment for the Pig Who Murdered Ronald Johnson.

» Reflections from a Reader on Chicago: Crisis in the Halls of Power, Outrage in the Streets... and the Potential for Total Revolution

» Chicago Goddam


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Break All The Chains

Comprehensive Coverage

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

Sunsara Taylor, Merle Hoffman, and Sikivu Hutchinson discuss

The Abortion Rights Emergency –
STOP the War On Women!

» Robert Dear—A "Warrior" for the Christian Fascist War on Abortion

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

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


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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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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....

Don't miss it! These sessions are for you.​


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

December 7, 2015

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Want to Know What the Big Deal Is About BA?


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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This Holiday Season Do Something Truly Meaningful Make a Generous Year-End Donation to the Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund

December 14, 2015

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Rising Up to Stop Police Terror

From Noche Diaz of Revolution Club, NYC: A Message to the Three Freedom Fighters in LA

December14, 2015

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NYPD Murders Yet Another Unarmed Man—After an Attempted Traffic Stop

December 14, 2015

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Hundreds of San Francisco Students Walk Out Demanding Justice for Mario Woods

December 14, 2015

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Where Is the Pursuit of Truth in the First Trial of Killer Cops in Baltimore? Where Is the Demand for Justice for Freddie Gray?

December 14, 2015

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Trial Set for January 27:

Support Noche Diaz—Demand That All Charges Be Dropped!

December 14, 2015

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Chicago: Murders by Police, Lies, Cover-up and Crocodile Tears... and Protests in the Streets

Updated December 14, 2015

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Reality Check: Answers to Burning Questions arising in the wake of the release of the video of the murder of Laquan McDonald and the extensive cover-up that followed.

December 7, 2015

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Recent History of the Chicago Police Department & More Revelations of Cover-up in the Murder of Laquan McDonald

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.

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Phone: 646-709-1961
Facebook: stopmassincarcerationnetwork
Twitter: @StopMassIncNet
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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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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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Correspondence from Readers

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

December 7, 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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Interview with a Former Prisoner

» Part 1: Breaking with the Gang Life, Getting with the REAL Revolution

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» Part 2: Science, Revolutionary Theory, and Getting Into Bob Avakian

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» Part 3: Don't Risk Your Life Over Stupid Shit—Be Down for Revolution

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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 17, 2015

Statement by Carl Dix:
Mistrial in Case of First Cop Tried for Murder of Freddie Gray Is NOT Justice!
Indict, Convict and Send Killer Cops to Jail!

December 16, 2015

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Job Requirement for President of the U.S.: Ready To “Kill 1000s of Innocent Children”

December 16, 2015

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Judge Completely Ignores Decisive DNA Evidence:
Brutal Chicago Police Commander Glenn Evans Found Not Guilty

December 17, 2015

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Chicago Urban Prep Students Disrupt Mayor with “16 Shots, 16 Shots”

December 17, 2015

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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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Updated November 2, 2015


December 14, 2015


Justice for Nicholas Robertson! The Whole Damn System Is Guilty!

Seattle: Chris Harris Has Now Died—Indict the Cop That Brutalized Him!

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"

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Palmcards for promoting DVD of REVOLUTION AND RELIGION, and of the new quote from BA

Uploaded June 29, 2015

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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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