Revolution #292, January 20, 2013      Click for current front and back page

BOB AVAKIAN interviewed by MICHAEL SLATE - Listen, download, and share at

Get Into the New Bob Avakian Interview...
And Spread It Everywhere

The five-part interview of Bob Avakian by Michael Slate hit the airwaves on January 11. If your heart aches to see an end to the horror upon horror piled on people around the world... if you are sick and tired of this shit and dream of a radically different, much better world... then you need to seriously get into the works by BA, the leader of a new stage of communist revolution.

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Sustain Revolution and and build the movement for revolution

One more reason to sustain: Photos Aren't Free

The danger: Revolution/Revolución and do not have the financial base to continue. The solution: YOU and others sustaining this paper and website.

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Scenes from BA Everywhere
Week of January 14

Snapshots from the campaign to raise big funds to get BA's voice and work to all corners of society.

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January 21-26 Week of Action

Washington, DC/San Francisco

Rise Up for Abortion Rights on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Abortion and birth control are fundamental rights. Forcing women to have children against their will is a form of enslavement. And if women—half of humanity—are not free, then no one is free.

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A Call to Action


January 4 protest in Bangalore, India, against the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman
Photo: AP
January 5 protest against the gang-rape of a woman in Steubenville, Ohio
Photo: AP

From Delhi to Ohio and Around the World:

If You Are Not Fighting Rape, You Are Condoning It!
We Need Revolution and a Whole New World!

On December. 16, 2012, a 23-year-old medical student was kidnapped, repeatedly gang-raped and tortured on a bus in Delhi, India. On August 11, 2012, a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio, passed out at a party. While she was unconscious, the stars of the local football team stripped her naked, raped her, and goaded party-goers into urinating on her while crowds looked on. The cold truth is that today there is not a single place on the planet where it is safe to be female.

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Fighting for Correct Standards

A Disturbing Turn in Anti-Repression Battle Addressed in Letter from Raymond Lotta

This letter was sent in early January to signers of the "Call to Stand Together to Resist the Obama Administration's Assault on Fundamental Rights," concerning the battle against the repressive National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This battle must be waged, as the letter stresses, in light of a disturbing turn, in a way that strengthens people's unity and determination, rather than dividing people from each other.

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 Also in this issue

Freedom Fighters Sentenced in Queens, NY:

Judge Punishes Carl Dix for "Arrogance," Standing up to Racist, Illegitimate, Stop-and-Frisk

Last November, a jury found four STOP "Stop & Frisk" freedom fighters guilty of one count of disorderly conduct. On January 7, when the defendants appeared with their lawyers and supporters for sentencing, they justly demanded NO JAIL TIME.

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The Truth about Slavery... And the Truth about Django Unchained

Something important is happening. Django Unchained, a movie produced by a major Hollywood studio about slavery in the United States, has been seen by millions of people and is generating considerable controversy.

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South Africa Then and Now

Still in the Grip of Capitalism-Imperialism


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Zero Dark Thirty, or How a People Lose Their Humanity

by Annie Day

Here you have the point of this highly ideological film: to make acceptable, or perhaps "complicated," to people who consider themselves progressive the acts of this empire, to celebrate revenge against "America's enemies," to get you to sympathize with the criminal monsters who are carrying out these acts and to cheer for the protection of the homeland, no matter the price.

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New and Breaking News...

Plans, Reports and photos straight  from the Week of Action for Abortion rights from DC and SF

January 22, 2013
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Check out Bob Avakian on "End Pornography and Patriarchy" in the second part of Bob Avakian interviewed by Michael Slate. Starts at about minute 23 of Part 2.

No, It's NOT Fucking Complicated!

(Posted 1/24/2013)

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Sanctions: Weapons of Mass Death and Destruction

by Larry Everest

(Posted 1/17/2013)

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Resources at for the January 21-26 week of action for abortion rights

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Argo, or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the CIA"

by C. Clark Kissinger

In light of the attention being focused on the movie Argo now, we want to call attention to the piece originally posted when the film came out last fall.

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Ballet Schools for Everyone!

(Posted 1/17/2013)

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Tapping into the Outrage over the Gang Rape in a South Asian Neighborhood

(Posted 1/17/2013)

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A Call to Our Readers:

Volunteer for the Special Set the Record Straight Issue

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An Outpouring of Rage and a Challenge

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February 2013—All Across the U.S.

Make Black History Month a Month of Struggle

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For audio and video of talks by Bob Avakian, including the recent interview of Avakian by Cornel West, go to the Bob Avakian Audio/Video page.

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