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May 1, 2017

With the fate of the whole world in the balance,

Humanity Needs
Revolution and
the New Communism!

Never has the need for revolution been more acutely posed than it is now. Today, the fabric of society is being pulled apart all over the world. The ruling classes find themselves in crisis. In the face of this, the Trump/Pence regime has come to power in the U.S. to impose a fascist regime. They are putting into place a violent reinforcement of white supremacy and misogyny in all its forms, with genocidal implications; a brutally aggressive “America First” national chauvinism; and the demonization and severe repression of those who would defy this.

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» First They Came for the Immigrants... And Now What Will YOU Do?

First they came for the people of Muslim faith, banning them from entering this country. Then they came for the millions of people from Mexico and the rest of Latin America living and working in this country without documents, unleashing their pigs to hunt them down, round them up, and deport them.

Deportations under Obama had already reached record proportions, and so had the number of Border Patrol agents. But the Trump/Pence regime is taking this war to a new level. Millions of people are living under police-state conditions, with an atmosphere of terror spreading. Documented and undocumented immigrants are demonized, painted as “criminal aliens” and treated as suspects, often denied basic rights—and their humanity. ICE (Immigration and Custom Enforcement) agents carry out storm trooper raids and roundups, any time and any place, against people whose only “crime” is to come to this country to work and survive. Families are being torn apart, children ripped from their parents. Mob violence and hate crimes are whipped up and let loose. Anyone with a shred of humanity should be horrified by these savage, inhuman assaults.

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An Invitation

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

Let's go on a crucial journey together—full of unity against oppression and lively struggle about the source of the problem and the solution. Pursue your own convictions—that the outrages that move you are intolerable—to their logical conclusion, and be determined not to stop until those outrages have been eliminated. And if this, as well as learning about other outrages, and ideas about how this all fits together and flows from a common source—and how it could all be ended, and something much better brought into being—leads in the direction of seeing not only the need for bold and determined resistance, but also the need for revolution and ultimately communism, then don't turn away from that because it moves you beyond your comfort zone, challenges what had been your cherished beliefs, or because of prejudices and slanders. Instead, actively seek to learn more about this revolution and its goal of communism and to determine whether it is in fact the necessary, and possible, solution. And then act accordingly.





No! We refuse to accept a fascist America!

» Refuse Fascism—made up of people coming from a diversity of perspectives who recognize that the Trump/Pence regime is fascist, that it poses a catastrophic danger to all of humanity, and that it is our responsibility to mobilize millions to drive it from power.

Los Angeles, May 1. Photo: @mikehudema


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Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America

Authored by Bob Avakian, and adopted by the Central Committee of the RCP

To everyone outraged at and resisting the Trump/Pence regime’s demonization of immigrants and major ratcheting up of repression against them:

Deportations and militarization of the border had already intensified under Obama—but the Trump/Pence regime is taking this war to new, extreme levels. First they came for Muslims, with Trump’s ban... then they came for millions of people from Mexico and Latin America living and working in this country without documents. We’ve seen this fascist march to horror before, with Hitler and the Nazis. For this—and many other reasons—the Trump/Pence regime must be stopped and driven from power as soon as possible. But the answer is not a “less extreme” form of this same system—the system of capitalism-imperialism. To put an end to the war on immigrants and all the horrors people face, we need an actual revolution that sweeps away the system that has white supremacy sewn into its fabric and that can’t exist without super-exploitation of the most oppressed. A revolution that brings into being a whole new state power and a radically new, and much better, society.

There is a viable vision and strategy for this revolution in the new communism brought forward by Bob Avakian (BA). The Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America, authored by BA, provides a framework and blueprint for a revolutionary power and a society full of vibrant diversity, critical thinking, creativity, and internationalism. A society aiming for a communist world—without one part of society ruling over others, without countries and borders, without all the oppressive relations and ideas that imprison humanity today.

As you fight against the fascists in power who are stepping up the war on immigrants and carrying out many other outrages, seriously check out this Constitution and the movement for an actual revolution. And if you become convinced of the need for revolution, have the courage of your convictions and get with this.



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Bob Avakian

Bob Avakian (BA) is the architect for a whole new framework for human emancipation, the new synthesis of communism. This new synthesis is based on more than 40 years of revolutionary work critically analyzing and drawing from past revolutionary experience and theory, and a broad range of human activity and thought. It is a continuation of, but also represents a qualitative leap beyond, and in some important ways a break with, communist theory as it had been previously developed. Bob Avakian has been the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA since its founding in 1975. Find out more.



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“A Scientific Approach to Society, and Changing the World” and “A Scientific Outlook, A Boundless Curiosity About the World”—excerpts from interview with award-winning scientist Ardea Skybreak, Science and Revolution, On the Importance of Science and the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism and the Leadership of Bob Avakian



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