REVOLUTION Newspaper #494, June 9, 2017

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The Rabid Dogs Are in the Streets!
Resist—And Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime!

The Democrats, along with the New York Times and the Washington Post, etc., are seeking to resolve the crisis with the Trump presidency on the terms of this system, and in the interests of the ruling class of this system, which they represent. We, the masses of people, must go all out, and mobilize ourselves in the millions, to resolve this in our interests, in the interests of humanity, which are fundamentally different from and opposed to those of the ruling class.

This, of course, does not mean that the struggle among the powers that be is irrelevant or unimportant; rather, the way to understand and approach this (and this is a point that must also be repeatedly driven home to people, including through necessary struggle, waged well) is in terms of how it relates to, and what openings it can provide for, “the struggle from below”—for the mobilization of masses of people around the demand that the whole regime must go, because of its fascist nature and actions and what the stakes are for humanity.


What You Can Do Now (click HERE)   

Facing Reality and Acting on What You Know...For Humanity

Getting Clearer on the Need for Revolution–Breaking With Wrong Ideas and Illusions

Excerpt from Science and Revolution, On the Importance of Science and the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism, and the Leadership of Bob Avakian

An Interview with Ardea Skybreak

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Available for download as PDF

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Chicago: Look people, we need an ACTUAL revolution

I Want to Be Part of the Movement for Revolution—What Do I Do?

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"The Bible Taken Literally is a Horror"

From Bob Avakian's opening presentation at REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion; A Dialogue Between CORNEL WEST & BOB AVAKIAN



Updated pre-publication PDF of this major work—now including the appendices—available here.

Also in this Issue

June 4, 2017. An evening at Revolution Books, NYC, with Dr. Willie Parker in discussion with Sunsara Taylor on his new memoir “Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice.”

Learn to Accept the Awful? NO!

by Andy Zee

May 22, 2017

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Contribute to get THE NEW COMMUNISM Everywhere, Including Into the Hands of Those Catching the Most Hell

From a former prisoner who is now an emancipator of humanity

November 28, 2016

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Updated pre-publication PDF of this major work—now including the appendices—available here.




Five Things You Need to Know About the Anti-Muslim Fascists Rallying on June 10

by Sunsara Taylor

June 8, 2017

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Dresden Symphony Orchestra (Dresdner Sinfoniker) Stages “Tear Down This Wall!” Concert on the U.S.-Mexico Border

June 6, 2017

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Steven Thrasher, Writer for the Guardian: “Yes there is a free speech crisis. But its victims are not white men.”

June 5, 2017

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Case Against Revolution Club Members in Chicago Dismissed!

June 5, 2017

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Fascist Trolls Step Up their Ground Game—They Must be DEFIED!

by Sunsara Taylor

May 25, 2017

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Trump Goes Through the Middle East with Blood Spilling Out of His Mouth

May 29, 2017

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As Puerto Rico Boils in Crisis...

Unrepentant Freedom Fighter Honored at Puerto Rican Day Parade

May 31, 2017

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A History of Super-Exploitation and Vicious Domination - Bloodsucking, Blackmail, and Bullshit: The U.S. Forces Puerto Rico to the Wall

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Fascist Bill Green-Lights Police Terror—This Must Be Defeated!

May 29, 2017

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The Students Were RIGHT, Middlebury College is WRONG!

Charles Murray and His Ilk Should Absolutely Be Shut Down and Driven from Campuses

by Sunsara Taylor

May 25, 2017

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Trump Escalates U.S. Backing of Saudi Slaughter and Starvation in Yemen

May 29, 2017

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Support the Hunger Strike of California Folsom Prisoners

May 27, 2017

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Of Continuing Interest

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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The "Obama Legacy"


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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

More on Choices...And Radical Changes

by Bob Avakian

Comments from a discussion that went deeply into questions of why people oppressed under this system often get caught up in things like crime, who and what is fundamentally to blame for this, and what is the way forward out of this situation. Read here...

Important Publications and Media


CONSTITUTION For The New Socialist Republic in North America
Authored by Bob Avakian, and Adopted by the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

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or Send money orders or checks to:
RCP Publications
PO Box 3486, Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL  60654


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


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

by Bob Avakian

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$9.99 retail
Publisher: Insight Press

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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

"Ajith—A Portrait of the Residue of the Past"

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

Bob Avakian


Also available as E-book—Spring 2017


Updated pre-publication PDF of this major work—now including the appendices—available HERE


Part I. Method and Approach, Communism as a Science

Excerpt from the section:
The Cultural Revolution Within the RCP

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Questions and answers on getting organized for an actual revolution

Question: Who can join the Revolutionary Communist Party?

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Question: Why do we not initiate violence during this period when we are carrying out the “three prepares”—why do we not just “get it on,” and try to bring down this system, right now?

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Question: Aren’t Ferguson and Baltimore examples of the people initiating violence?

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At Revolution Books, NYC in June

Special 3-Part Screening of

A film of a talk by Bob Avakian that can change how you see the world and what you do with the rest of your life...

June 17, Saturday
June 24, Saturday
June 29, Thursday
6:30-9:00 pm

Revolution Books, 437 Malcolm X Blvd. @ 132nd St., New York City

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From Ike to Mao and Beyond

My Journey from Mainstream America to Revolutionary Communist

A Memoir by Bob Avakian

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The Free Speech Movement

An excerpt from Chapter Six, “Your Sons and Your Daughters...”

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Hear Bob Avakian read from his memoir

AWAY WITH ALL GODS! Unchaining the Mind and Radically Changing the World by Bob Avakian


The Bible Belt Is the Lynching Belt: Slavery, White Supremacy and Religion in America

The Bible, Taken Literally, Is a Horror

Christian Fascism and Genocide

Religion, Patriarchy, Male Supremacy and Sexual Repression

Do You Want to Know HOW to Figure Out What’s True—And WHY It Matters? Get Into THE NEW COMMUNISM and These Works

The New Synthesis of Communism,
Solid Core and Elasticity

Excerpt from Science and Revolution, On the Importance of Science and the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism, and the Leadership of Bob Avakian

An Interview with Ardea Skybreak

"But How Can We Ever Be Sure Anything Is True?": Such Philosophical Relativism Offers Creationism Easy Pickings

Excerpt from The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What’s Real and Why It Matters

By Ardea Skybreak


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Notices to our Readers

New "Authored by" Stickers for the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America

Instructions and PDF to download for sticker sheets

To readers: Now is a crucial time to join in the protests and other events where masses of people all over are acting against the fascist outrages by the Trump/Pence Regime—especially get out to the campuses! Take with you palm cards with the slogan “NO! In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America” and with the quotes from Bob Avakian (BA) on truth and the approach to understanding reality (epistemology).

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