The BA Everywhere Campaign invites you to be part of:
A Celebration of Determination to
Break ALL the Chains
Saturday, August 9, 2014
From BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian:
You cannot break all the chains, except one. You cannot say you want to be free of exploitation and oppression, except you want to keep the oppression of women by men. You can’t say you want to liberate humanity yet keep one half of the people enslaved to the other half. The oppression of women is completely bound up with the division of society into masters and slaves, exploiters and exploited, and the ending of all such conditions is impossible without the complete liberation of women. All this is why women have a tremendous role to play not only in making revolution but in making sure there is all-the-way revolution. The fury of women can and must be fully unleashed as a mighty force for proletarian revolution.
If YOU are provoked and inspired by the theme of “Break ALL the Chains!” we invite you to perform, read, create and be a part of the celebration on August 9th. The events will mark the publication of Break ALL the Chains! Bob Avakian on the Emancipation of Women and the Communist Revolution, a recently-released collection of path breaking work about how critical the liberation of women is to the revolution to transform all of society and the world. Poems, songs, and drama will show the determination of people struggling to end this degradation and oppression and fight for a whole different world and a whole other way people could be. Join us on August 9th.
Download a sample flier (.DOC) to pass out and post.
Get Ready for August 9, 2014!
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July 21, 2014
July 20, 2014
Over the July 4th weekend, hundreds of people came to picnics and barbeques across the country, raising funds to get the word out on the revolutionary leader Bob Avakian (BA). The gatherings brought together people of different ages and from various neighborhoods and communities.
Video testimonials on BA & BA Everywhere. Watch and Share!
The 1000 Years–$1000 for BA Everywhere Project
Years Accumulated: 7,894 +1 lifetime ($100 donation made on behalf of a brother executed in Iran under the Khomeni regime)
Funds Raised: $12,056
Updated: July 20, 2014
Updated July 6, 2014
The 1000 Years – $1000 for BA Everywhere is an on-going project of BA Everywhere. Over $11,000 has been raised in
this first phase of the project to make the hundreds and thousands of years suffered in the hellholes of this nation of
prisons count for something that will really matter: working for a radically new world.
By the Month of Resistance in October, "1000 Years – $1000" should aim to raise tens of thousands
of dollars more.
Answer the challenge from this former prisoner. —
Donate to 1000 Years – $1000 for BA Everywhere
Donate here now
May 30, 2014
I'm also extending a challenge to everyone who hates and wants to eliminate the many outrages that unceasingly flow from the capitalist-imperialist system—or anyone who hates to see injustice go unchallenged—to match not just the amount I'm raising, but all that will be given by prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their loved ones.
June 9, 2014
The response to "1000 years-1000 dollars for BA Everywhere" project has touched a deep vein of pain and outrage. Read these stories from reports from around the country as BA Everywhere committees have gone out to jazz festivals, to the street corners in the communities, to the beach and to local jails. Read the stories here.
$100 from Family of Iranian Revolutionary, "so his life can count for the emancipation of humanity."
June 3, 2014
From a member of a family who made a group donation of $100 to
BA Everywhere recently:
"My brother was a revolutionary in Iran during the vicious rule of the US-backed Shah.
After the revolution, under the Khomeni regime, he continued his revolutionary work. He was arrested,
held for two months, tortured, and finally executed. He would have been 58 years old if he had lived.
My family members have each pitched in funds, and together we are donating $100 to the BA Everywhere
"1000 years – $1000" campaign, so his life can count for the emancipation of humanity."
Building the August 9, 2014 Break ALL the Chains Celebrations, and Raising Funds & Involving People in the BA Everywhere Campaign
Accompanying this article is a compelling vision of Break ALL the Chains celebrations to bring a broad range of people together on August 9, 2014 at the mid-point of the BA Everywhere summer campaign and to celebrate the publication of Break ALL the Chains! Bob Avakian on the Emancipation of Women and the Communist Revolution. In this article we want to share a basic conception of how these events and the BA Everywhere campaign should be built over the next four weeks.
New BA Everywhere Resource!
The BA Everywhere campaign is introducing a new design for palm cards of quotes from Bob Avakian's book BAsics starting with the quote 3:16, where BA speaks to those the system has cast off. The quote is on one side and the otherside has information about how to be involved in and donate to the 1000 Years–$1000 for BA Everywhere project.
Expect to see here, very soon, more quote cards from BAsics designed to direct many people to information about BA's work and the BA Everywhere campaign. Next we will be posting a design for the BAsics 3:22 "You Can't Break All the Chains But One," so these can be produced as part of plans for the August 9th "Break ALL the Chains Day" being called by the BA Everywhere campaign. These designs will be created in color for higher-quality palmcards (this new card is 5"x7") and also in black and white for lower-cost flyers that can be run off on home computers or at local copy stores.
These cards are for MANY people to take stacks of and distribute wherever they are over the summer; they are for all kinds of people to distribute where potential donors can be found: at events, concerts, campuses, to organizations concerned with the outrages this system is subjecting people to; and to get out in neighborhoods from those of the basic people to where better-off people live. And they are for people to use to introduce friends, coworkers and relatives to BA and the BA Everywhere campaign. As BA says,
"[W]hat about BA Everywhere—whom should we be working to involve in that? Everyone who agrees—or can be won to see—that it is very important that what is represented by BA/the new synthesis become a major point of reference, and subject of discussion and debate, throughout society, can and should be involved in and contribute, in various ways, to BA Everywhere...." —From the ADDENDUM, 2014, Basic Orientation Regarding the Two Mass Initiatives (and the Overall Ensemble of Revolutionary Work) to The Mass Initiatives and Their Relation to Our Strategic Objectives
Read more about the 1000 Years–$1000 for BA Everywhere project.
Updated July 12, 2014
BA Everywhere Fundraising Remarks
June 22, 2014
READ the Call to Contribute to Human Emancipation:
May 26, 2014
June 9, 2014
April 14, 2014
We are posting this letter developed by several people working on BA Everywhere. We thought this will be helpful as one model in reaching out to sit down during April with many people who are deeply concerned about the environmental crisis. This isn't intended as one-size-fits-all – it can be edited and personalized. We would welcome seeing other letters people have developed.
From Someone Working on BA Everywhere
January 27, 2014
It is often a struggle to get people to more systematically walk through what we, the revolutionaries, are actually talking about, working on, and where in reality that vision and strategy comes from AND CAN GO—in the way that the many particular parts of the REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! speech and the speech as a whole does. And also conversely, they often do not approach what they think about how the world changes, can be changed, or should be changed as A THEORY—a framework for how and what they think about and advocate for—whether it’s nonviolence as an absolute moral value, or “radical feminism,” or Occupy-ism, etc…
What goes into a fundraising meeting
March 27, 2014
We should be sitting down with many, many people, asking them to donate to and be a part of the BA Everywhere Campaign, a major, multi-faceted fundraising campaign to project Bob Avakian, his voice and his work way out into society. We are out to set up meetings with people from all walks of life – from those just scraping to get by, to students and professionals, to people with a lot of money.