REVOLUTION Newspaper #565, October 19, 2018

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We ARE Building a Movement for Revolution!

A Speech by Bob Avakian

This speech is in two parts. Watch here:

“...we have two choices: either, live with all this—and condemn future generations to
the same, or worse, if they have a future at all—or, make revolution!” —Bob Avakian

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Hurricane Florence Hits the Carolinas: A Natural Occurrence—An Unnatural and UNNECESSARY Disaster

October 15, 2018

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The Polo Farms neighborhood off S.C. Highway 905, South Carolina after Hurricane Florence’s deluge, September 24. Photo: AP


Mis-direction from the New York Times in the Face of the Climate Crisis: “Humans have a hard time planning ahead”

October 15, 2018

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As We Go To Print …. In Relation to the Disappearance and Alleged Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Some Background on the Saudi Regime and the Sharpening Contradictions in the Middle East

October 15, 2018

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On August 9, a bus full of children in Yemen was obliterated by a U.S.-made bomb, fired from a U.S.-made plane flown by Saudi Arabia.

The Culture of Rape and Assault Which Permeates This Society Is Intolerable and Unnecessary. It Cries Out to Be Stopped, and the Fury Against It Is Righteous and Needed. The Question Is This:

Will it go to the actual revolution that can abolish these putrid social relations as part of emancipating ALL of humanity... or will it get drawn off, vitiated, and ultimately betrayed by the paths of reform or revenge?


The Importance of Protesting the Supreme Court Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh... and Doing So on the Right Terms

Updated and reposted October 8, 2018

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You Can't Change the World If You Don't Know the BAsics

Every week, Revolution features one quote from BAsics, by Bob Avakian, the handbook for revolution. We encourage Revolution Clubs and other readers, everywhere, to take the time to discuss the quote—the whole quote—and to write us at with accounts of these discussions, or thoughts provoked in yourself by reading the quote.

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Organizing for an ACTUAL Revolution—Getting Involved Now

Forces For Revolution

An Excerpt from THE NEW COMMUNISM, The science, the strategy, the leadership for an actual revolution, and a radically new society on the road to real emancipation, by Bob Avakian

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Misdirection from the New York Times in the Face of the Climate Crisis

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Points of Attention

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Where Did This Fascism Come From...and How Do We Fight It?
Some Key Works by Bob Avakian

The Pyramid of Power
And the Struggle to Turn This Whole Thing Upside Down

by Bob Avakian

[This article originally appeared in RW #1231 (March 7, 2004). We are reprinting it in light of the overall importance of the issues discussed by Chairman Avakian.]

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For the book in English:


See excerpts HERE

Updated pre-publication PDF of this major work available HERE

For the book in Spanish:


See excerpts HERE

Updated pre-publication PDF available HERE




See excerpts HERE.

Also in this Issue

Revcom editors’ note: We received this Call for October 22, the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization of a Generation in Chicago. Go to the October 22nd Coalition website to either join or plan an action in your area.


October 15, 2018

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Chicago Cop Who Murdered 15-Year-Old Dakota Bright Cleared of Wrongdoing — System that Cleared Him, Beyond Redemption

October 15, 2018

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Revolution Club Chicago

Maya faces seven years in prison for a SILENT PROTEST in support of immigrants—Meanwhile the attacks on immigrants escalated, first DACA now immigrants and children continue to be Caged, Tortured, and Sexually Abused

This is an OUTRAGE—all charges must be dropped now!

September 17, 2018

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for the costs of Revolution Club Chicago’s legal defenses and challenges HERE


to support the work of the Revolution Club Chicago HERE

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Of Continuing Interest and Importance

Important Publications and Media

BAsics from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian

"You can't change the world if you don't know the BAsics."

BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian is a book of quotations and short essays that speaks powerfully to questions of revolution and human emancipation.


Order the book HERE

Download the book in ePub format HERE


BA Speaks:
Bob Avakian Live

In the fall of 2012, Bob Avakian gave a series of talks in different cities. This is a film of one of those talks.

Those this system has cast off, those it has treated as less than human, can be the backbone and driving force of a fight not only to end their own oppression, but to finally end all oppression, and emancipate all of humanity.

- Bob Avakian, from the film


Watch the film

Buy or order the DVD HERE



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

Buy online here

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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Download PDF of full compendium


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

View or download PDF here now

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A Journal of Communist Theory and Polemic

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

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The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism
Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters

In today's world, without the science of evolution there would be no science. Written for both the scientifically-minded as well as those who are not familiar with science at all, this book details the facts of the science of evolution.

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