REVOLUTION Newspaper #469, December 17, 2016

Donald Trump, the President-elect, is assembling a regime of grave danger.  Millions of people in the US and around the world are filled with deep anxiety, fear, and disgust. Our anguish is right and just.  Our anger must now become massive resistance – before Donald Trump is inaugurated and has the full reins of power in his hands.

Should we fail to rise with determination and daring in our millions now to stop this, the consequences for humanity will be disastrous.  We, the undersigned, know in the depths of our beings, the catastrophe that will befall the people of the world should the Trump/Pence regime assume full power. 

We therefore CALL FOR A MONTH OF RESISTANCE beginning on December 19th, reaching a crescendo by the January 20th 2017 Inauguration.   

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It is extremely important to step back from the immediate situation and the terms in which things are presented to us, and ask: How did we get to the situation where the choices, the framework and limits we are supposed to accept are marked at one end by outright fascists and at the other end by someone [Bill Clinton] who, as even a mainstream columnist describes him, is the most conservative Democratic President since Truman, who heads a Democratic administration that has served as an aggressive and effective instrument in a many-sided reactionary offensive against the basic masses and broader sections of people? Where will we be, before long, and what will the future look like, if people, especially those who see the need to oppose this reactionary offensive, nevertheless are convinced to confine their political objectives and activity within the logic and dynamic that has led us to the present situation? And, most importantly, how do we get out of this situation? The answer is that it must and can only be done by mobilizing broad ranks of people, uniting people from many different strata and walks of life, to build determined resistance to this whole reactionary program and to transform the whole terms of political contention and struggle, the whole "political terrain"—resistance that is not limited to and does not rely on the very political structures, institutions and processes that are the means through which this reactionary offensive is being carried out and given "legitimacy."

Bob Avakian, in “The Truth About Right-Wing Conspiracy… And Why Clinton and the Democrats Are No Answer

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Basics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian For humanity to advance beyond a state in which “might makes right”—and where things ultimately come down to raw power relations—will require, as a fundamental element in this advance, an approach to understanding things (an epistemology) which recognizes that reality and truth are objective and do not vary in accordance with, nor depend on, different “narratives” and how much “authority” an idea (or “narrative”) may have behind it, or how much power and force can be wielded on behalf of any particular idea or “narrative,” at any given point.

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Voices of Conscience and Resistance in the time of Trump-Pence

Updated December 17, 2016

» Thousands of Doctors Speak Out Against Trump’s Pick to Head Health and Human Services

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»100+ Professors at Notre Dame Say: We are coming forward to stand with the professors you have called “dangerous”

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Of Continuing Interest

To understand the roots and the dynamics of Trump's election, get into these two pieces by Bob Avakian:

The Truth About Right-Wing Conspiracy… And Why Clinton and the Democrats Are No Answer

The Fascists and the Destruction of the 'Weimar Republic'...And What Will Replace It

Bob Avakian on the pivotal role of the Black national question, the pivotal relation between national liberation and proletarian revolution, in the U.S.:

» Communism and Jeffersonian Democracy

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» "The Oppression of Black People & the Revolutionary Struggle to End All Oppression" 

April 25, 2016

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On "Principled Compromises," and Other Crimes Against Humanity

November 12, 2015

By Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

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The Strategic Approach to Revolution and Its Relation to Basic Questions of Epistemology and Method

By Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

August 4, 2014

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“Putting Forward Our Line—In a Bold, Moving, Compelling Way,” by Bob Avakian

Published in two parts in Revolutionary Worker:

» Part 1, #1177, December 1, 2002

» Part 2, #1178, December 8, 2002

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CONSTITUTION For The New Socialist Republic in North America
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REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion

A Dialogue between CORNEL WEST & BOB AVAKIAN

A film of the Nov. 2014 Dialogue on a question of great importance in today's world between the Revolutionary Christian Dr. Cornel West and the Revolutionary Communist Leader Bob Avakian

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Break ALL the Chains! Bob Avakian on the Emancipation of Women and the Communist Revolution

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Birds Cannot Give Birth to Crocodiles, But Humanity Can Soar Beyond the Horizon

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Constitution, Law and Rights


Constitution, Law, and Rights—in capitalist society and in the future socialist society.

Selections from the writings of Bob Avakian and excerpts from the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America

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A Journal of Communist Theory and Polemic

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A Statement from the Revolutionary Communist Party: ON THE STRATEGY FOR REVOLUTION

An Emergency Organizing Meeting
Prevent the Trump/Pence Regime from Taking Power
Stop It Before It Starts!

Monday, December 19, 7 PM
The Great Hall of The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street @3rd Avenue NYC

This event will be livestreamed, including at The Huffington Post's Facebook page.

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Jeremy Scahill
Carl Dix
PZ Myers
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Andy Zee
Chase Iron Eyes via Skype from Standing Rock
Fran Luck

Josh Fox


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December 17, 2016

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The Democrats Are Acting Like Democrats—What That Means for What the People Must Do

December 17, 2016

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Sparks of Outrage and Protest—and the Potential for Massive Resistance to Stop the Trump/Pence Regime from Taking Power

December 14, 2016

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December 17, 2016:

» Hundreds of Jews Protest Hanukkah Celebration at Trump Hotel

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» San Francisco Teachers and Students Protest

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» Doctors Speak Out Against Trump Pick for Health and Human Services

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» At American Geophysical Union Conference: Scientists Raise Their Voices Against Trump’s Attacks on Science

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