Revolution #257, January 29, 2012

“ gratitude to my wonderful Revolutionary Family...”

Prisoner from Texas

I saw another prisoner down the run receive a copy of BAsics and I had to smile in gratitude to my wonderful Revolutionary Family: That’s another prisoner who will learn the genuine history and dynamics of the American capitalist-imperialist system.

Most prisoners have little formal education, and what little they’ve received has been so steeped in bourgeois ideological bullshit, BAsics may be their only opportunity to have the record set straight.

The bourgeois philosophy is: The system works and is beyond reproach: if you’re not experiencing freedom and wealth in your life it’s because you’re fucked up. This argument blames the victim for their victimization while allowing the culprit—capitalism and the entire capitalist dynamics—to walk away scott-free. BAsics turns this argument on its head: Capitalism is on trial, BAsics is the People’s Evidence; and we, the jury, find the defendant guilty as charged!

Yours for the revolution,


From the Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund (PRLF): Donate to Send BAsics to Prisoners

The PRLF is asking you to donate generously to reach the total goal of $20,000 for BAsics for prisoners. $3,600 of that total remains to be raised. YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. GIVE THE GIFT THAT GIVES! $10 sends one copy of BAsics to a prisoner, including shipping.

HOW TO DONATE: Non-tax-deductible donations can be made online at or by mailing check to: Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund, 1321 N. Milwaukee, #407, Chicago, IL 60622 PRLF:,  (773) 960-6952.

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