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On "Principled Compromises"

Featured Articles

Why America Is Not—AND CANNOT BE—a Force for Good in the World

December 28, 2015

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Fighting for the Liberation of Women
Break All The Chains!


Sunsara Taylor: Confronting the Abortion Rights Emergency – Fighting for Complete Liberation

December 16, 2015

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Sunsara Taylor speaking at Revolution Books as part of "The Abortion Rights Emergency — STOP the War on Women" on December 15, 2015.

When a Woman Attempts a Coat-Hanger Abortion, It Is the Patriarchal SYSTEM That Is Guilty of Attempted Murder—Against Her! 

by Sunsara Taylor

December 14, 2015

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On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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

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


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Statement from


At 4:30 in the morning December 26, the day after Christmas, a Chicago cop murdered two people in cold blood: 19-year-old Quintonio Legrier, a student at Northern Illinois University and Bettie Jones, a mother of five and grandmother of 10.

December 26, 2015

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» PDF of statement to distribute

The Paris Climate Agreement: System Failure on a Global Scale

December 21, 2015

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» Some Basic Facts on Global Warming/Climate Change

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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Children Make Desperate 3,000 Mile Journey Seeking Safety: Now They Face a New Terror—Homeland "Security" Police

December 28, 2015

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For much, much more...

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An Invitation to Learn About—and Change—the World

If you are 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.​


Revolution Club Member Asks Spike Lee at Chi-Raq Q+A...

"Do you think the problem is human nature or the nature of the system?"

December 23, 2015

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"The First Time I Read This Quote from BA I Cried"—A Revolution Club Member Responds to Bob Avakian on the Liberation of Women

December 21, 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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 Also in this issue

From A World to Win News Service

"Sometimes I wish I were a dog, because in Europe, dogs have a better life than foreigners like us."

Reposted December 27, 2015 (originally June 19, 2014)

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The recent release of the film Concussion, starring Will Smith as the forensic pathologist Dr. Bennett Omalu who fought against efforts by the National Football League to suppress his research on brain damage suffered by NFL players, has put the spotlight again on the dangers of pro football. In light of this continuing controversy, we are reposting the following articles:

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Rising Up to Stop Police Terror

"People have to see that this shit actually exists"

Minneapolis Protesters Shake Up Holiday Business As Usual at Mall & Airport

December 28, 2015

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The Police Murder of Laquan McDonald in Chicago


December 28, 2015

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Outrage in Chicago Continues

December 22, 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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Houston Protest vs Non-indictment in the Murder of Sandra Bland

December 28, 2015

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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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Courageous Fighters Facing Serious Charges for #ShutDownRikers:

Drop The Unjust Charges!

December 21, 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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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

Donald Trump Is a Fascist—And Ted Cruz Is Too

December 21, 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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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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Speech by Andy Zee at Grand Opening of Revolution Books…

Revolution Books and the Emancipation of Humanity

November 17, 2015

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New Year's Eve Party Hosted by the Revolution Club, NYC

This New Year's Eve, ring in the new year with the Revolution Club at the NEW Revolution Books in Harlem!

9pm-1am @ Revolution Books
437 Lenox Ave. @132nd St.
$10 suggested donation

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

January 11, 2016—14th Anniversary of U.S. Torture Camp at Guantánamo Bay: Close It NOW!

December 21, 2015

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In the Wake of the Outrage in San Bernardino:


» 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

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

by Larry Everest

November 30, 2015

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And more...

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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Stop Thinking Like An American

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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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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 31, 2015


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More Police Murder… More Murdering Police Go Free
This Cannot Go Down Like This!
This Cannot Go On!

December 28, 2015

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DO IT YOURSELF REVOLUTIONARY EXPOSURE: Make copies and get this up and out.

December 30, 2015

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For background information:

EXPOSED! The Prosecutor’s “Expert Reports”
A Blatant Attempt to Whitewash the Police Murder of Tamir Rice

November 15, 2015

Updated 12/29/15

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WBAI Special Programming 12/29/15:


Host & Producer: 
Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution newspaper and initiator of

Including the voices of:
» Merle Hoffman, Founder and CEO of Choices Women’s Medical Center, abortion provider, author and activist for over 40 years
» David Cohen, author of the book “Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism”
» Activists from and Revolution Clubs around the country

Listen here: 
(Program begins at 01:30)

New Sections Now Available In Spanish!

On the Importance of Science and the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism and the Leadership of Bob Avakian, An Interview with Ardea Skybreak

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From Chicago Stop Mass Incarceration Network:

Police Who Murder People Walk Free— While Iggy & Alfredo Face Felony Charges for Protesting Police Murder & Demanding Justice!

December 24, 2015

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Revolution Club at Rise Up October

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December 28, 2015


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

Cops, Lies and Videotape: The Tasing Torture and Murder of Linwood Lambert

December 21: New video has just surfaced of a police murder of 26-year-old Noel Aguilar by L.A. County Sheriffs in Long Beach, California in June. One cop shoots Aguilar in the gut and the other cop shoots him three more times. The first cop sits on top of Aguilar while he is dying, as a neighbor yells, "You shot him in the back, get off him!"

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.

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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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