REVOLUTION #414, November 23, 2015                    Click for current front and back page

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by Bob Avakian, Chairman, Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, Summer 2015

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New Excerpts Now Online:

A New Theoretical Framework for a New Stage of Communist Revolution

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What is New in the New Synthesis?

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#RiseUpOctober Against Police Terror
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On the One-Year Anniversary of His Murder by Cleveland Police:

In the Streets—Demanding Justice for Tamir Rice

Updated November 25, 2015

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Video: Billy Joe Mills, an attorney for Tamir Rice's family, and Carl Dix discuss new developments in the Tamir Rice case and the stakes of the battle for justice at Huffington Post (first nine minutes of the episode):
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Latest on the Struggle to Stop Police Terror and Murder

November 26, 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

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Carl Dix and Sunsara Taylor Report Back from University of Missouri at Revolution Books, NYC

Occidental Students Occupy Campus—Demand Resignation of School President

November 23, 2015

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Student Upsurge: A Challenge and an Invite

New slide show

November 23, 2015

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Students Protest White Supremacy on Campuses

November 20, 2015


BA Everywhere

The work Bob Avakian, "BA," has done creates new possibility at an excruciating time for humanity—nothing less than an opening for a visionary and viable future. BA Everywhere is a major fundraising campaign to make Avakian's work and leadership known in every corner of society.

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Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA


November 12, 2015

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A Terrorist Attack in Paris, a World of Horrors, and the NEED FOR ANOTHER WAY

November 15, 2015

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Paris Climate Talks, Environmental Emergency, and the Stakes for Humanity

November 23, 2015

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Police Murder in Minneapolis:

Occupation Demands Justice for Jamar Clark

November 23, 2015

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BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob AvakianWhat we see in contention here with Jihad on the one hand and McWorld/McCrusade on the other hand, are historically outmoded strata among colonized and oppressed humanity up against historically outmoded ruling strata of the imperialist system. These two reactionary poles reinforce each other, even while opposing each other. If you side with either of these "outmodeds," you end up strengthening both.

While this is a very important formulation and is crucial to understanding much of the dynamics driving things in the world in this period, at the same time we do have to be clear about which of these "historically outmodeds" has done the greater damage and poses the greater threat to humanity: It is the historically outmoded ruling strata of the imperialist system, and in particular the U.S. imperialists.

Bob Avakian, BAsics 1:28

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What Is a Revolutionary Situation?

by Bob Avakian

February 9, 2015

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Strive to be strategic commanders of the revolution, not just tactical leaders, and not just strategic philosophers.

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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

"They are both telling the truth. People from Skid Row need to hear this. I want to see the whole thing... In Skid Row you feel so trapped. People think of people there as drug addicts, but most people there are just down on their luck. There’s professionals there, intellectuals, women escaping abuse, people come from all over the country because they think California is better, but end up on Skid Row. They are coming for a better life, but get treated like animals. How can people get out of this madness? You are in a hole and you keep trying to get out, but the system keeps dragging you down. We need a way out!”

—A group of formerly homeless women who had lived on “Skid Row” in LA

"...People the system says are the worst of the worst can change and be part of this. If you don’t get that part you are missing a big part of what BA’s speech is about.

"When BA talked about how the world could be different in the “What If...” part of the speech, almost everybody in that section was in tears, including me. People were feeling it. "

—Former Prisoner Who Attended the Dialogue

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Confronting the Environmental Emergency

From Los Angeles comrades:

Richard Duardo: In Memoriam

November 23, 2015

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Grand Opening of Revolution Books…

A Great Day in Harlem For the World!

November 17, 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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Rising Up to Stop Police Terror

From Stop Mass Incarceration Network So Cal

3 April 14 Protesters Convicted in LA: No Jail Time—Drop the Charges on Other Protesters!

November 20, 2015

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Justice for Laquan McDonald!

Dash Cam Video of Chicago Police Murder to Be Released November 25

November 20, 2015

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Cops, Lies, and Videotape

November 23, 2015

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From Stop Mass Incarceration Network:

Matching Fund Goal Met Thanks to 800+ donations to RiseUpOctober

November 23, 2015

The last $3,000 challenge grant has been met. The matching donor has given directly to Stop Mass Incarceration Network, bringing the total for crowd funding #RiseUpOctober to $106,296. You may now give directly to Stop Mass Incarceration Network. Thanks, everyone!

Expenses for the 3 days of action to STOP murder by police were not fully covered, and there is much more work to be done. Look for announcements from Stop Mass Incarceration Network on how you can be involved.

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From a Group of Readers of Revolución

We met the challenge of raising $1,000 for Rise Up October

November 23, 2015

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Reality Check:

Updated October 5, 2015

  • What REALLY Changes Things?
  • Why Economic Boycotts Will Not STOP Murder by Police
  • Codifying Racism into the Law
  • Who Are You?
  • Crime Among the People and the Police: A Revolutionary View
  • A Point to Media Mouthpieces

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Reality Check on October 20 Events in East Harlem, NYC:

The REAL Problem

Updated October 26, 2015

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Stop changing the subject!

November 16, 2015

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Watch "Police Violence & Mass Incarceration—Which Side Are You On? Carl Dix Interviewed by Cenk Uygur" on The Young Turks


Growing Up Black in America

"We had no rights they had to respect"

by Joe Veale

November 23, 2015

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Pig Enforcers Terrorize Children

by Joe Veale and a member of the Revolution Club

November 23, 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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Twitter: @StopMassIncNet
Latest on #RiseUpOctober

Of Continuing Interest

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


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


Updated November 27, 2015

November 27, 2015, updated @ 10:30 PM: On Friday a gunman launched an armed attack against the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, wounding at least nine people, with three confirmed murdered as of this writing. This heinous attack marks a serious escalation of the war against women AND a serious escalation in the overall attacks on the people. This must be met with determined, unyielding struggle. ...

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Sunsara Taylor Calls for Emergency Demonstrations on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 Responding to the Attack on the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs


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To Our Readers:
Seize the Moment!

November 25, 2015

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Black Friday protest in Chicago on Michigan Avenue

"The whole damn system is guilty as hell."

Video shows Chicago police murdering Laquan McDonald

Police murder of Laquan McDonald begins at 5 minute mark.

Now that this video is released—PEOPLE EVERYWHERE SHOULD GO OUT WITH SIGNS AND WHISTLES, FORMING UP ACTIONS ON THE SPOT, GETTING OUT THESE STATEMENTS, AND REVOLUTION NEWSPAPER. Come out to let the powers-that-be know in no uncertain terms that this officially sanctioned murder is absolutely unacceptable and illegitimate. In Chicago there is also a protest called for Wed, November 25, 4 pm, State & Jackson (SE corner), and more is planned (see statement below).

Statement by Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, Chicago

Shocking Video Shows Chicago Police Execution of Black youth

Justice for Laquan McDonald!

November 24, 2015

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White Supremacists Shoot Minneapolis Protesters Who Are Demanding Justice for Jamar Clark!

November 24, 2015

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Revolution Club at Rise Up October

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Updated November 2, 2015

Oppose the Convictions of April 14 Protesters and Drop the Charges Against All Those Arrested for Protesting Police Terror

November 23, 2015

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Castlemont High Students Walkout to Protest Murder by Oakland Police

November 23, 2015

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Stanford Students Sit In, Demand University Divest from All Fossil Fuels

November 23, 2015

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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

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November 18, 2015


Caught on Tape: The Savage Beating of Stanislav Petrov

Border Patrol Agents Get Away with Murder! Justice for Anastasio Hernandez Rojas!

Yet ONE MORE video of an outrageous murder by police. Linwood Lambert shackled, tased and murdered by South Boston, Va. police. THIS WANTON MURDER MUST END...WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? Watch MSNBC's report including newly available video

3 Cops, 3 Tasers:
The Last Hour of Linwood Lambert’s Life—Tortured to Death at 50,000 Volts

From Stop Mass Incarceration Network, LA: Defend the A14 Freedom Fighters

Justice Department on Dontre Hamilton
If Shooting a Black Man 14 Times for Sleeping in a Park Doesn't Violate Civil Rights, What Does!?

November 12, 2015

Louisiana: Police Execution of Jeremy Mardis—SIX Years Old!

The Suicide of "GI Joe" Gliniewicz—A Poster Child for a Non-Existent "War on Police"

14 seconds—12 bullets—0 charges
St. Louis Prosecutor Says Police Murder of Kajieme Powell Was "Justified"

Don't Let Them Get Away With Murder: Georgia Grand Jury Issues Recommendations for the Cops that Killed Anthony Hill and Kevin Davis

Cop Calls for Boycott of Fairfax Farm: Three Words That Make Modern-Day Slave Catchers Go Off

System Gives Texas Killer Cop Immunity

NBA Player Thabo Sefolosha: "It was an act of police brutality and I believe it could happen to anyone"

The Police Killing of Zachary Hammond—Murdering Cop Walks Free

Police Claim 18-Year-Old Amonderez P. Green Killed Himself—Nobody Believes Them

South Carolina cop assaults student, a young Black woman, in classroom. Stop Terrorizing Our Children!

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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