Revolution #300, April 7, 2013      Click for current front and back page

Coming off the Premieres

A Fundamental Point of Orientation,
Approach and Objective

THIS MOVEMENT FOR REVOLUTION MUST NOW BECOME A REAL FORCE, POWERFULLY IMPACTING AND INFLUENCING ALL OF SOCIETY...bringing forward growing numbers of those this system has cast out and cast down, who must be and can be the driving force of the fight to put an end not only to their own oppression, but all oppression, all over the world... drawing in many others, from all walks of life, who are inspired to join this same cause... preparing minds and organizing forces, Fighting the Power, and Transforming the People, for REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS.

Bob Avakian,
Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA




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Voices from the Premieres

Excerpts from interviews with audience members at the premieres in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Fundraising Dinners to Celebrate and Spread the Film:

The premiere of the film was a deep experience that can and must be amplified and built on. The next important springboard from the experience of the premieres to making this real are the Fundraising Dinners planned for April 5, 6, 13 and 14 across the country.

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Interview with a Student:


Excerpts from an interview with a student who attended one of the premieres of the film BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! and, from his perspective, talks about his experience in taking the DVD of the film out to others.

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Gay Marriage Protest

Photo: Elvert Barnes

Same-Sex Marriage: A Basic Right, a Just Demand

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing two lawsuits demanding that the government recognize same-sex marriages. Same-sex marriage is a basic right and a just demand. Every day the government refuses to recognize same-sex marriage is intolerable.

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The BIG LIE about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the So-Called "Shadow of Roe v. Wade"

by Sunsara Taylor

This past week the Supreme Court heard arguments over two cases pertaining to same-sex marriage... What I want to speak to here is the way that many—on both sides of these cases—have cited Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her claim that the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling which legalized abortion in 1973 went "too far, too fast."

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A Challenge Around Marriage Equality
from Carl Dix

There's been a lot going on around marriage equality lately. I want to issue a challenge around this, especially to Black people and other oppressed people, people this system beats down.

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Protesters in front of the Supreme Court demand the closing of the Guantánamo torture center, January 11, 2013.

Photo: AP

Revolution Interview with Andy Worthington

Hunger Strike at Guantánamo
Bay: "Respect us or kill us"

For almost two months now, prisoners at the U.S.'s Guantánamo torture center have been on a hunger strike. Revolution interviewed investigative journalist Andy Worthington, who has been relentlessly exposing U.S. atrocities at Guantánamo, about the hunger strike.

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 Also in this issue

March 24, Brooklyn

Carl Dix Speaks on
Police Murder of Kimani Gray

The police murder of Kimani Gray was no isolated incident. This must stop. And I will tell you, it is up to us to stop it.

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Watch the video on YouTube


Our Movement of Resistance Needs a Lot of Room for Dialogue and Discussion But

Statement, with initial list of signatories, taking a stand against physical threats against people associated with the Revolutionary Communist Party and the Revolution Club that were issued at the March 24 action in Brooklyn, New York City to protest the police murder of Kimani Gray.

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South Africa Then and Now

Still in the Grip of Capitalism-
Imperialism: Women

Oppression of women under apartheid, and in South Africa today.

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Ten Years After U.S. Invasion of Iraq:

A War Based on Lies... And a
History of Brutal Intervention

The war that the U.S. launched on Iraq in March 2003 was NOT an "intelligence failure." And the whole history of U.S. intervention in Iraq counters the U.S. claim that it was acting in the interests of the people in Iraq.

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Pope Francis' Robes

North Dakota Governor Signs Three Extreme Anti-Abortion Laws

On March 26, Governor Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota signed three laws that are the most extreme assaults on the right to abortion so far in the U.S.

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Tweets for a Lynch Mob

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Two More Outrageous "Justifieds"

In BA Speaks: REVOLUTION— NOTHING LESS!, Bob Avakian talks about "two of the most hurtful words in the English language these days—'justifiable homicide'" and how murders by the police and other enforcers of this system are regularly and routinely approved and excused.

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New and Breaking News...


Film Showings

Buy the DVD

Download brochure for fundraising dinners weekend of April 5-6.

NOTE: this PDF is for printing double-sided and folding into a booklet. It will print front and back on three sheets of paper, and has twelve pages once folded. On printers that allow double-sided printing, select options for "landscape," "two-sided," and "short-edge binding".


Slavoj Zizek has announced that, owing to unforeseen circumstances, he has had to cancel his entire trip to the United States and all public appearances until October. This includes the April 15 Slavoj Zizek-Raymond Lotta Debate on the History and Prospects for Communist Revolution. Tickets already purchased will be refunded. Revolution Books will post information on rescheduling and other issues related to the debate.

After you've seen the film...

Open Houses and Meet-Ups

Bring and share your thoughts, questions, and ideas sparked by seeing the film of BA's talk.

New, Important Developments in Battle to Stop Torture in California and U.S. Prisons

April 3, 2013

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What People Are Saying About the Film and Bob Avakian

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