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Announcing the Film of Bob Avakian’s Speech:


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If you have agonized about the horrors of this society, but did not know why we face all this and thought there was no way out… this filmed speech will reveal why those outrages go on and how they can be changed.

If you have thought that even if people could get together on it, revolution was not really possible up against the powerful repressive machinery we face… this filmed speech will challenge you.

If you have hungered for fundamental change, but did not know where to begin… this filmed speech will give you the map you need and the way to connect.

There has never been a speech like this on this topic before. This summer in several cities Bob Avakian gave a two-part speech on which we can build a movement to change everything. In the first part, “Only an Actual Revolution Can Bring About the Fundamental Change That Is Needed,” Bob Avakian (BA) concisely and powerfully laid out WHY we need a revolution, going deeply into why this system cannot be reformed but must be overthrown. He did this with penetrating science and with real heart, concretely walking through the most excruciating outrages and abuses we face, laying bare their roots in capitalism-imperialism, and showing why reform would not and, more than that, could not work.

In part two, “How We Can Really Make Revolution,” BA began with one of the biggest questions facing those who want a radically different, a revolutionary, society: Could the repressive power of the current capitalist-imperialist system actually be defeated—even if times radically changed and millions were ready and organized to put everything on the line for revolution? BA laid out the basics of a strategy and took the audience with him to grapple with some of the thorny and complex questions involved. For instance, how would a revolutionary force deal with the attempts of the imperialist state to encircle and suppress it in the major cities and hammer the revolution, and the people supporting it, with relentless blows? How would the challenges of the attempts by the established power to decapitate leadership be dealt with? In dealing with these and other questions, BA led the audience to grapple with those problems, scientifically, continually showing and seeking pathways to deal with those contradictions.

Then, finally, and in many ways the central focus of the film: How do we work now, urgently, to win over and organize those millions? For that is the central challenge of the present: how we start, to quote the speech, “building up the ranks of the revolution—first, in the thousands and then, as things develop toward the decisive point, millions—as an organized force, and learning to become leaders of this revolution who can enable those millions to be in a position to fight, all-out, with a real chance to win, when the time comes.” Here, too, concisely and scientifically, Bob Avakian went into the obstacles, but much more than that, he charted a course that can enable us—all of us—to go to work to meet the “monumental challenges” and realize the objective of moving to a world based on the emancipation of humanity.

Again, this was an unprecedented speech, focused on the U.S. but with a method, approach, and insights that apply universally. Now this speech is a film—one that can be seen by thousands, and then millions, and make a huge difference in how people view what is possible and what they will do.

A Plan to Get Out a Speech That Can and Must Spark and Guide a Movement and Open the Road to Revolution Everywhere

This film can open up tens of thousands at first, and then masses very broadly, to a scientific approach to the urgent, humanity-in-the-balance crossroads we’re facing. This can be and will be the foundation on which a growing movement will go to work on transforming everything and doing the further work to solve the contradictions and problems pointed to by BA. To do that, we need to get started and we need a plan. What follows is a roughly eight-week plan to get to a certain foundation from which this film can take off to truly societal impact.

Step one in this is preview screenings, beginning in 10 days, to give people an early chance to catch this film and then mobilize a critical mass of volunteers to spread it. The idea is to pull people together—inviting everyone we know right now—to preview screenings on the weekend of September 21-23, or during the first part of the week. The film will be shown in major cities during that period—check here regularly for dates, times, and places. If you are not in one of the major cities that the Party works in, contact us at revolution.reports@yahoo.com and we will work with you to arrange a preview in your area.

Step two goes from the previews to major efforts to take the film all over. There should be a way for everyone who sees and is moved by the speech to help get this out. This means showing it to classes and church groups and friends or relatives; it means getting on social media; it means raising and donating funds; it means being part of crews that take it out and show it right on the street or other public places. It means getting out palm cards and posters in the different ways that people can… it means and should mean just about anything that people can do to make this known to people. No dream is too wild but no effort is too small to help in this. This will include a weekend of fundraising on September 28-30. As we do this, we should enlist others and grow this movement. And all this has a shorter-term aim as well. Which leads to…

Step three: a major online premiere on October 19-21. Our aim is to reach thousands with this premiere AND to make the film very broadly known to many, many more. This is a time when very basic questions about what kind of a society this is are being thrown up for millions, and this will almost certainly intensify as the fall goes on. This leader, this film, this movement has answers—answers that could lead to a whole better future for humanity… to hope on a solid scientific foundation. What is needed most of all right now is people—people who can take up these answers, grapple with new questions and challenges on that basis, and go to work on solving them… on making revolution. The goal is for thousands of people to see and engage this historic speech by Bob Avakian on the premiere weekend and then to multiply that many times in the weeks that follow—as a foundation from which to move forward to get the film out on a whole other level, as part of impacting society, organizing people into the movement for revolution and as a key part of radically changing everything.

Getting Organized While Getting Out This Film

All along the way: get organized! There are important organizations working to promote this film, and they need you. The Revolution Clubs will be making this speech the cornerstone of building a mass revolutionary movement, a movement working to change the political terrain and organize masses to prepare to overthrow this system at the earliest possible moment, when millions could be mobilized with a real chance to win. The Bob Avakian Institute will be coming at this from the stand and purpose of getting BA and his thinking—his breakthroughs in developing revolutionary theory and the whole framework he’s brought forward for understanding and changing the world—much more broadly out into society. Revolution Books, in the cities where they exist, are bookstores based on BA’s thinking and contributions and on that basis creating space where all kinds of thinking about changing the world can interact in vibrant, exciting ways. In all of these: there is a place for you.

To return to where we started: There has never before been a speech like this on this topic. From the highest plane, again: Why We Need an Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution.

So, this fall, get ready and get organized—get into this film… become a fighter for it… and be part of changing what people even imagine is possible!


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A speech by Bob Avakian

Trailer for Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution

A speech by Bob Avakian

Spread this trailer today. Let people know they have a chance to be among the first to see this speech.



Then join the movement to put this before all of society, toward the online premiere October 19.



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This speech will premiere online on October 19. We are raising $5,000 for targeted social media advertising, focused on reaching college students.

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See times and locations for Preview Showings of Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution

Official Biography of Bob Avakian

How Can We Win? How Can We Really Make Revolution?


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