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On "Principled Compromises"

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A major new work by

Bob Avakian

Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA


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Background to the Conflict Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

A Reactionary Clash Provoked by U.S. Imperialist Maneuvers

January 4, 2016

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Fighting for the Liberation of Women
Break All The Chains!


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

Stand Up for Abortion Rights!
Counter-Protest the March for "Life"

January 22, 2016 in Washington, DC
January 23, 2016 in San Francisco

Fetuses Are NOT Babies.
Abortion Is NOT Murder.
Women Are NOT Incubators.


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Statement from

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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Tamir Rice


The Police Murder of Tamir Rice

A "Perfect Storm"... of White Supremacist Violence and Racist Justifications

January 4, 2016

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

December 28, 2015

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Children Make Desperate 2,000 Mile Journey Seeking Safety: Now They Face a New Terror—Homeland "Security" Police

December 28, 2015

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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

Revolution and Religion Learn More
A New Theoretical Framework for a New Stage of Communist Revolution What is New in the New Synthesis? An Explorer, a Critical Thinker, a Follower of BA; Understanding the World, And Changing It For the Better, In the Interests of Humanity Some Thank Yous That Need To Be Said Aloud Order the book here Download the full interview in PDF format here

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Correspondence from Readers

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Rising Up to Stop Police Terror

December 26, Chicago police murdered Bettie Jones, a 55-year-old Black woman, mother of five in the middle of a battle with cancer, and a 19-year-old Black college student, Quintonio Legrier, inside the vestibule of a two-flat on Chicago's West Side. The next day, the family called for a vigil at the house where the two were murdered by the police. The Revolution Club of Chicago brought a banner of photos of people murdered by police around the country and organized people to march with the banner carried by youth from the neighborhood. Chants rang out: "Indict, Convict, Send the Killer Cops to Jail, the Whole Damn System Is Guilty as Hell!" Protests have continued. Above: December 31, 2016. See coverage here.

"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


Updated January 4, 2016

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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.

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From a reader:

Racism, Science, and the Corporation That Owns a Day
Dr. Bennet Omalu's Story of Concussion

January 4, 2016

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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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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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Speech by Andy Zee at Grand Opening of Revolution Books…

Revolution Books and the Emancipation of Humanity

November 17, 2015

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


Updated January 10, 2016

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From Stop Mass Incarceration Network:

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

January 10, 2016

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Schedule note to readers: Due to one-time-only scheduling we will not be posting the new issue of Revolution online on Monday, January 11. Instead, the next issue will be posted, Tuesday, January 12.

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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January 9, 2016


Black Woman Dies After Hospital Calls Police and Forces Her Out

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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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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