Revolution #286, November 25, 2012      Click for current front and back page

Israel's Murderous Assault on the People in Gaza…
And the Need to Oppose These Crimes NOW

Israel's brutal wave of killing, destruction and terror against the Palestinian people in Gaza—overwhelmingly hitting non-combatants—is fully backed by the United States, with Obama insisting over and over that Israel's murderous bombardment of essentially defenseless people in Gaza is "self defense."

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Gaza Rescue Workers on November 17, 2012

The state of Israel is a product of, and plays a special role in enforcing, the global system of capitalism-imperialism.
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  BA Everywhere

"There is SO MUCH that we can do!"

In a letter read at a fundraising dinner, a young woman describes how she learned about Bob Avakian and shares ideas about getting BA out everywhere.

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BA Everywhere: What to Do in the Next Six Weeks

Some ideas for going all out through the holidays and into the New Year to raise big funds and forge a community.

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Reporter's Notebook

Victory in the Trial of Four STOP "Stop & Frisk" Freedom Fighters—The Struggle Continues

In Queens, NY, the government wanted to make people pay a heavy price for protesting against stop-and-frisk but they failed. The six jurors came back with a NOT GUILTY verdict on both counts of Obstruction of Government Administration for all four defendants. But they found them guilty of the violation of disorderly conduct. We demand NO JAIL TIME!

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Morgan Rhodewalt, Jamel Mims, Bob Parsons, Carl Dix, defense attorney Meghan Maurus and defense attorney Marty Stolar at Queens Criminal Court, November 2012.

Carl Dix, Cornell West and Rev. Phelps at Precinct Demonstration

Protest against stop-and-frisk in Jamaica, Queens, New York, November 19,  2011

  Also in this issue

The Battle for the Truth About the Great Leap Forward:

Resources for Readers of Revolution

The New York Times and the New York Review of Books have recently featured two high-profile articles about the Great Leap Forward of 1958-60. They both serve the anticommunist "master narrative" that the Great Leap Forward was an exercise in demonic Maoist control that led to history's worst famine. And they share in common a method of argumentation that traffics in colossal lies and distortions.

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Mao TseTung talking with students

Justice for Dakota Bright!!

Indict, Convict, Send the Killer Cop to Jail—The Whole Damn System is Guilty as Hell!!

15-year-old Dakota Bright was shot in the back of the head by Chicago police at 3:30 in the afternoon on November 8, 2012—two days after the re-election of Barack Obama.

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Protest against the police murder of Dakota Bright in Chicago, November 2012

Chicago Police Attack Dakota's Familiy at Cemetery

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Demonstrating at Hollywood Video against Pornography and Patriarchy, September 2012

November 17:

People Take to the Streets Against Pornography and Patriarchy

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Woman-Hating Flier Posted in Dorm:
“Top Ten Ways to Get Away With Rape”

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Reflections on What Humanity Needs: Revolution, and the New Synthesis of Communism
The Critical Importance of Leadership

I recently went back over the interview with BA… I started this particular reading of the interview with an intention to deepen my grasp of its sweep and depth "in its own right." But as I read, I was struck by its direct relevance to some particular problems that the movement for revolution (and those working to lead it forward) confront right now.

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Why a Natural Disaster Became a Social Disaster, and Why It Doesn't Have to Be That Way: Reflections on Hurricane Sandy and the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal)

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At a Critical Time… Sustain Revolution!

In a world of vicious exploitation, brutal oppression, and environmental devastation, a new stage of the communist revolution, based on Bob Avakian's new synthesis of communism, is fighting to be born. One essential component of this is that Revolution newspaper and have the financial resources to survive!

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New and Breaking News...


Cornel West Interview with Bob Avakian

In early October, the revolution crackled on the airwaves when the Smiley & West radio show on PRI (Public Radio International) across the country aired an interview that Cornel West recently conducted with Bob Avakian. An audio download of the interview is available online.


Listen to Alan Goodman talk about Israel's Murderous Assault on the People in Gaza... And the Need to Oppose These Crimes NOW on The Michael Slate Show on KPFK (11-23-12)
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From a reader:

November 23, 2012


New Leaflet:

Israel's Murderous Assault on the People in Gaza…
And the Need to Oppose These Crimes NOW

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New palmcard:

Massive protest needed: Stand Up Against Israel's Murderous Assault on the People of Gaza

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As Israel carries out new attacks on the Palestinian people, we encourage readers to read, share and spread the online special issue of Revolution:
The Case of Israel
Bastion of Enlightenment
or Enforcer for Imperialism?

November 15, 2012

New Video:
Why a Natural Disaster Became a Social Disaster, And Why It Doesn't Have to Be That Way: Reflections on Hurricane Sandy and the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal)

Video of a talk by Raymond Lotta at Revolution Books, New York City


Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund (PRLF) holiday gift cards

November 15, 2012

Urgent Alert:
Be Ready to Come to Skokie, IL Court and Cook County Jail, Chicago, to Protest for Gregory Koger!


Now available: downloadable palmcards to post and share online.

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