REVOLUTION Newspaper #574, December 17, 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

Watch the Trailer here »       Find out more and get organized... »       Showings on CANTV / Chicago »

NEW CLIP: What will it take for masses of white people to break from white supremacy? Q&A with Bob Avakian


"The Five Stops—Why This System Can't Be Reformed" by Bob Avakian

In this concise and compelling 35-minute clip from the film WHY WE NEED AN ACTUAL REVOLUTION AND HOW WE CAN REALLY MAKE REVOLUTION, Bob Avakian lays out why the things you care most about cannot be solved under this system.

Bob Avakian has written that one of three things that has "to happen in order for there to be real and lasting change for the better: People have to fully confront the actual history of this country and its role in the world up to today, and the terrible consequences of this."

(See "3 Things that have to happen in order for there to be real and lasting change for the better.")

ANNOUNCING: New Podcast series "American Crime"


Case #100: 1965 Massacre in Indonesia


Confront the actual history of this country in these and other installments of the American Crime series.


Organizing for an ACTUAL Revolution—Getting Involved Now

Ceremony and Celebration for New Members of the Revolution Club

by Revolution Club New York City

December 10, 2018

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


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New Podcast: Tune into REVCOM Ep. 18:

On the New U.S. Climate Report/ Hundreds of Refugees Storm the U.S. Border

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

Every week, Revolution features quotes 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 revolution.reports@ with accounts of these discussions, or thoughts provoked in yourself by reading the quote.

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The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

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

What would be the next step if the Trump/Pence regime consolidates power?


How to spread the fighting spirit confronting fascists despite what Dems say?

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

Also in this Issue

Cambridge, Massachusetts Showing of Film of the BA Speech

Volunteers from the Bob Avakian Institute and Revolution Books, Cambridge, will be screening the film of Bob Avakian’s speech Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How Can We Really Make Revolution, Part 2 at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, in Harvard Square, on Sunday, December 30, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Part One was screened earlier this month.




"New Communism" and Driving Out Trump and Pence

TYT’s Cenk Uygur spoke with Andy Zee of Refuse Fascism and Revolution Books, NYC, about the threats posed by the Trump/Pence regime.




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From Revolution Books, New York City:

On December 15 at Revolution Books in Harlem, the great jazz bassist William Parker led the Criminals in the White House Quintet in a performance of the suite No Joke. The concert was a benefit for Revolution Books, and 60 people attended. It was a powerful and riveting performance, definitely living up to Parker's description of the work as "lyrical, poetic, and full of the fire of revolution." Watch for further coverage at revcom and a video link to the concert.



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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

Watch the film now

Break All the Chains


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

Download PDF of sampler edition

Download PDF of full compendium


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

by Bob Avakian

Order the eBook.
$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

Order book here


A Journal of Communist Theory and Polemic

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

Read here

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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