What People Are Saying


Prisoners Write on BAsics

Letter from a Prisoner: Monthly Contribution to Spread BAsics (Revolution #283, October 28, 2012)

Prisoners Write About BAsics (Revolution #243 Online, August 21, 2011)

The BAsics Challenge to the sisters and brothers behind the walls, by Joe Veale (Revolution #243 Online, August 21, 2011)

Letter from Prisoner on Reading BAsics: Wrestling with the "4 Alls" (Revolution #238 Online, July 4, 2011)

Prisoners Correspond on BAsics (Revolution #237, June 26, 2011)

Prisoner Makes $25 Donation to PRLF (Revolution #237, June 26, 2011)

From a Prisoner: My Most Favorite Book (Revolution #234, May 29, 2011)

Prisoner Writes on Receiving a Copy of BAsics (Revolution #234, May 29, 2011)

Buy BAsics for those inside prison walls (Revolution Online, May 2, 2011)

Prisoners Speak Out on Bob Avakian and BAsics... (Revolution #228, April 3, 2011)


Revolution’s BAsics With Bob Avakian, by Herb Boyd - PDF | large JPEG | 600px JPEG

A statement of support for BAsics, from the Talks and Writings of Bob Avakian
(Emory Douglas, Revolutionary Artist, former Minister of Culture, Black Panther Party)

Cornel West calls on you to Celebrate Revolution and the Vision of a New World, April 11, 2011
Download audio (WAV / MP3) to send to your local community, independent, and college radio stations.

Richard Brown: "We Have to Have a Revolution", Revolution #236, June 19, 2011

Lynne Stewart: New Impetus of the Book BAsics, Revolution #236, June 19, 2011

Get BAsics Out on YouTube, Revolution #238, July 3, 2011.
Join Carl Dix, Herb Boyd, Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, and Nicholas Heyward Sr. in spreading the BAsics. Go to youtube.com/knowthebasics1.


Correspondence on BAsics: "Something my generation needs..." Revolution #238 Online, July 4, 2011

From a Revolution Books staff member
Promoting BAsics at the LA Times Festival of Books
(Revolution #233, May 22, 2011)

"Who Said This?" (Revolution #232, May 7, 2011)

Looking Back at Wielding Mao's Red Book and Getting BAsics out into the World (Revolution #231, May 1, 2011)

Some ideas for "GETTING OUT" the message and building on the success of the "Celebration of Revolution and the Vision of a New World" (Revolution #231, May 1, 2011)

I now have the actual book: BAsics!
From a young person who was part of a group of people who made significant contributions to the production and publication of BAsics (Revolution #229, March 29, 2011)

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Each copy of BAsics sent to prisoners costs $10. Help PRLF and Revolution newspaper raise the $20,000 needed to send 2000 BAsics to prisoners in the hellholes across the country.

To those inside prison walls:
Prisoners: spread the word about BAsics to your families, friends and lawyers. Ask them to donate to send BAsics to you and as many other prisoners as they can, and get one for themselves. 

To those outside the prison walls:
When you buy a copy of BAsics for yourself, buy one for a prisoner, too. Urge everyone who buys a copy for him/herself to buy another one for a prisoner. Donate as much as you can to help send 2000 BAsics to prisoners.

Donations can be made online at www.PRLF.org, or sent to:
Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund
Attn: BAsics
1321 N. Milwaukee Ave. #407
Chicago, IL 60622