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Time To Get Organized for an ACTUAL Revolution

Message from the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

The Revolutionary Communist Party IS ORGANIZING NOW TO OVERTHROW THIS SYSTEM AT THE SOONEST POSSIBLE TIME. Preparing to lead an actual revolution to bring about a radically new and better society: the New Socialist Republic in North America.

The  problem: this  system. This system drives refugees and immigrants into exploitation, horror and death. This system wages brutal wars of slaughter. This system destroys the environment. This system locks down generations of Black and Brown youth, brutalizing and incarcerating them and even blowing them away—or else setting them up to fight and kill each other, when they should be fighting the REAL enemy. This system conditions men to disrespect and brutalize women, when the fury of women must be unleashed for revolution. This system—capitalism-imperialism—must be overthrown.

The solution:  REVOLUTION–nothing less! Revolution where millions go up against, defeat and dismantle the system's armed forces of violent suppression. Revolution that sets up a totally new power, with a different economy and different ways people relate to each other.

The goal of this new revolutionary power is communism: a world where people are no longer divided into rich and poor, masters and slaves, rulers and ruled. No longer fighting and slaughtering each other, but working together for the common good. No longer locked in ignorance, but consciously understanding, and changing, the world. No longer destroying the earth, but acting as its caretakers. This is possible, humanity has developed the basis for such a world; it is the system of capitalism that is in the way.

The  leadership: Bob Avakian, BA, the leader of the RCP, has developed scientific theory on a world-class level. At the same time, BA deeply understands and connects with the most oppressed.

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BA breaks down why reality is the way it is, and how people can change it for the better. He's learned from the achievements and the shortcomings of past revolutions, and brought forward a much more scientific approach to the big problems facing humanity. This is the new synthesis of communism.

BA has developed answers to why this system can't be reformed... how revolutionary forces could grow from weak to strong, and actually defeat the enemy...how people could then build a new society on the road to emancipating humanity throughout the world ...and how to wage the struggles of today to reach that goal.

BA's leadership is a huge strength for the revolution: to follow, to learn from, to defend.

How  to move  today:  The all-out struggle for power is a serious thing, and it can only be won when the system is in deep crisis and millions are ready to put everything on the line. Today is not yet that time... but today IS the time to urgently prepare for that.

1 Go to www.revcom.us every day.—the lifeline that cuts through events to reveal the need for revolution and how to move now to hasten, and prepare for, that revolution.

2 Join the Revolution Club. Revolution requires organization: the Revolution Club is where you get organized to fight the power today to STOP the horrors of the system, and to transform the people, FOR REVOLUTION.  Revolution requires a scientific approach: the Revolution Club is where you learn BA's new synthesis of communism, and how to apply it to solve the challenges we face.

The Revolution Club moves boldly and it moves wisely, up in the face of the enemy, projecting revolution into every corner of society.

All of this is part of going for a revolution that we, the RCP, have taken the responsibility to lead. There's a whole other way to live and fight and even die to change the world – a strategy to do that and a way, right now, to make that real.

Prepare the ground, prepare the people and prepare the vanguard for the time when millions can be led in the all-out struggle for power

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Points of Attention for the Revolution


The Revolution Club upholds, lives by and fights for the following principles:

 

1 We base ourselves on and strive to represent the highest interests of humanity: revolution and communism. We do not tolerate using the revolution for personal gain.

2 We fight for a world where ALL the chains are broken. Women, men, and differently gendered people are equals and comrades. We do not tolerate physically or verbally abusing women or treating them as sexual objects, nor do we tolerate insults or “jokes” about people’s gender or sexual orientation.

3 We fight for a world without borders, and for equality among different peoples, cultures and languages. We do not tolerate insults, “jokes” or derogatory names about a person’s race, nationality, or language.

4 We stand with the most oppressed and never lose sight of their potential to emancipate humanity—nor of our responsibility to lead them to do that. We work to win people of all backgrounds to take part in the revolution, and do not tolerate revenge among the people.

5 We search for and fight for the truth no matter how unpopular, even as we listen to and learn from the observations, insights and criticisms of others.

6 We are going for an actual overthrow of this system and a whole better way beyond the destructive, vicious conflicts of today between the people. Because we are serious, at this stage we do not initiate violence and we oppose all violence against the people and among the people.

Featured Articles

Week of May 23, 2016

New Excerpt from Major Work by Bob Avakian: Hastening While Awaiting

May 23, 2016

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From Vietnam to Hiroshima: America's Blood-Soaked Footprints

» American Crimes Case #97: August 6, 1945—The Nuclear Incineration of Hiroshima

» American Crimes Case #96: Vietnam, March 16, 1968—The My Lai Massacre

» Remembering Donald W. Duncan: From Gung-Ho Green Beret to Outspoken Opponent of U.S. Crimes in Vietnam

May 23, 2016

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Pigs Still Running Amok, Getting Away With Murder

May 23, 2016

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What Makes Sex "Good"?
—And Why Porn Is NOT

by Sunsara Taylor

May 23, 2016

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Busting Out of the Election Trap

» BA on Free Elections

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» Take the Revolution to the July Conventions

May 23, 2016

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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 Skybreak

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What Is a Revolutionary Situation?

by Bob Avakian

February 9, 2015

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Of Continuing Interest

 

On "Principled Compromises," and Other Crimes Against Humanity

November 12, 2015

By Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

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The Strategic Approach to Revolution and Its Relation to Basic Questions of Epistemology and Method

By Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

August 4, 2014

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Bob Avakian (BA): A Contended Question

August 19, 2012

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On the Rise of Donald Trump… And the Need for and Possibility of Real Revolution

March 7, 2016

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If You're into Bernie Sanders... 

by Lenny Wolff

April 4, 2016

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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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A QUESTION SHARPLY POSED

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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New Entry:
Textbook Definition:
What Is a Pig?…

Updated May 23, 2016

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Arrest for Getting out the Message at CCNY, and Outrage

May 20, 2016

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6 Ways They Try to Bamboozle You About the Cultural Revolution in China and One Big Reason You Need to Dig Deeper and Get the Truth

May 23, 2016

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52 Arrested For Blocking Oil Refinery in Washington State

May 23, 2016

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Obama to Central American Children:
Go Straight to Hell!

May 23, 2016

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From A World to Win News Service

Obama’s “Legacy” and Hiroshima

May 23, 2016

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Genius, a Series by Stephen Hawking

May 23, 2016

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50 Years Since the Cultural Revolution in China: Upholding—and Going Forward From—a Historic Breakthrough for Humanity

May 9, 2016

Includes the following:

» No Wonder They Slander Communism
by Bob Avakian

» An interview with Bob Avakian:
The Cultural Revolution in China...Art and Culture...Dissent and Ferment...and Carrying Forward the Revolution Toward Communism

» Excerpt from You Don't Know What You Think You "Know" About... The Communist Revolution and the REAL Path to Emancipation: Its History and Our Future, interview with Raymond Lotta

» "But How Do We Know Who's Telling the Truth About Communism?"

» Department of Mistakenly Plundered Archives
China Scholar Claims New Crimes by Mao

» From a member of the Revolution Club New York City:
Challenging the Anti-Communist LIES Told About the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

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Demarcations

From the International Communist Movement

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. Revcom.us/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

LATEST POSTS & BREAKING NEWS

Updated May 23, 2016

NEWS FLASH,
Monday May 23, noon:

One of Freddie Gray’s Murderers Walks Free.  This Must Not Be Tolerated. There Must Be Justice.

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Carl Dix

A Statement from Carl Dix

Court Exonerates Cop Involved in Murder of Freddie Gray!

May 23, 2016

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Basics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian

The role of the police is not to serve and protect the people. It is to serve and protect the system that rules over the people. To enforce the relations of exploitation and oppression, the conditions of poverty, misery and degradation into which the system has cast people and is determined to keep people in. The law and order the police are about, with all of their brutality and murder, is the law and the order that enforces all this oppression and madness.

Bob Avakian, BAsics 1:24

3 Things that have to happen in order for there to be real and lasting change for the better:

1) People have to fully confront the actual history of this country and its role in the world up to today, and the terrible consequences of this.

2) People have to dig seriously and scientifically into how this system of capitalism-imperialism actually works, and what this actually causes in the world.

3) People have to look deeply into the solution to all this.

Bob Avakian
May 1st, 2016

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THE NEW SYNTHESIS OF COMMUNISM: FUNDAMENTAL ORIENTATION, METHOD AND APPROACH, AND CORE ELEMENTS—
AN OUTLINE

by Bob Avakian,

Chairman, Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, Summer 2015

Updated with links

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Part 1: REVOLUTION AND THE STATE

Part 2: BUILDING THE MOVEMENT FOR REVOLUTION

 

Indian Printing of Bob Avakian's Democracy: Can't We Do Better Than That?

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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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WATCHING FRUITVALE STATION WITH BOB AVAKIAN

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