Revolution #287, December 9, 2012      Click for current front and back page

BAsics 3:2

New from Bob Avakian

Concerning the Jefferson Controversy…

Automatically Disqualified

Excerpt from a recent talk.

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Spread the Cornel West Interview with BA Far and Wide

Getting this interview—which gives a living sense of this leader—broadly out into society, and fundraising as we do so, is critical to introducing and letting people all over this country and the world know about Bob Avakian. Right now, it's time to put this at the center of holiday plans already in process.

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Conflict in Egypt, Agendas of the Oppressors… And the Need for Another Way

by Alan Goodman

Photo: AP

Massive protests are sweeping Egypt, and many people who are part of them have aspirations for real liberation from oppression. At the same time, right now the terms of what is possible in Egypt are far too much defined by the interests of competing oppressive agendas, and a whole other way is needed to liberate Egypt.

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 Also in this issue

Bradley Manning Testifies on His Torture and Abuse by the U.S. Military

Manning, accused of leaking classified U.S. documents exposing U.S. war crimes, has been imprisoned for over two and a half years.

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Bradley Manning
Photo: AP


To the Courageous Youth Who Are Standing Up Against the Police Murder of Dakota Bright

Correspondence from "a former prisoner who is now dedicated to the emancipation of humanity"

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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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Former Informant Reveals Dirty NYPD Practices Against Muslims

Shamiur Rahman, a 19-year-old American citizen of Bangladeshi descent, said at first he thought he was doing important work in protecting New York City and considered himself a hero. He came to see his work as "detrimental to the Constitution."

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Murder of Jordan Davis: Another Modern-Day American Lynching

In an echo of the racist vigilante murder of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, earlier this year, a white man shot dead an unarmed 17-year-old Black youth on November 23 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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What About Israel’s “Right to Defend Itself”?

Excerpts from interview with Alan Goodman on The Michael Slate Show on KPFK radio.

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The Two-Sided Battle Over Smiley & West Radio Show

WBEZ in Chicago recently cancelled the Smiley & West radio program—one of the few progressive radio shows in the whole country.

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Reporter's Notebook

In the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: How the Other Half Lives in the Jacob Riis Projects

Part 1 of interviews with people abandoned by the government after the storm.

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Jacob Riis Projects after Hurricane Sandy, NYC
Photo: Special to Revolution


From A World to Win News Service

Bangladesh workers burned alive in death-trap garment factory

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For the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Come to DC January 20-26 for a WEEK OF ACTION

We Won't Go Back!

Abortion on Demand and Without Apology!

Defeat the War on Women!

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From A World to Win News Service:

Violence against women, and the capitalist system

Violence against women is not simply due to the particular culture or religion of any particular people, but deeply engrained in the culture of all class societies. But the imperialists report cases of violence against women in other parts of the world to justify military invasions, promote racism and/or denigrate a particular religion, culture or nation.

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Thomas Jefferson: "Flawed Giant" or Hardcore Defender of Slavery?

Publication of the book Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves, by Henry Wiencek, has sparked a heated controversy among scholars, journalists, and others.

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New and Breaking News...

The Military Culture of "Be All You Can Be" Patriarchy
(Inside the military and in the lands they invade and occupy)

(Posted 12/6/2012)


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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