Librería Martinez hosts Lo BAsico reading this Saturday in Santa Ana
BAsics BUS TOUR READS Lo BAsico at Librería Martinez & Art Gallery - SATURDAY (216 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA)
Now, I can just hear these reactionary fools saying, “Well, Bob, answer me this. If this country is so terrible, why do people come here from all over the world? Why are so many people trying to get in, not get out?”…Why? I’ll tell you why. Because you have f**ked up the rest of the world even worse than what you have done in this country. You have made it impossible for many people to live in their own countries as part of gaining your riches and power. Chapter 1:14
There is nothing sacred to us about the USA, as it is presently constituted, or about borders of the U.S. as they are presently constituted. Quite the opposite. Chapter 3:20
Internationalism – The Whole World Comes First. Chapter 5:8
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.
BAsics concentrates more than 30 years of Avakian’s work.BAsics can not only introduce many more people to the thinking of the author who has put communism back on the agenda as a vital and viable force—it can play a major role in bringing forward and forging a new wave of revolutionaries. To look at the table of contents…is to look at the key questions that present themselves to someone agonizing over the question of whether and how they can actually change the world in a fundamental and meaningful way.
About the Author
Bob Avakian has dedicated his life since the 1960’s to the cause of revolution and communism. While providing practical leadership to the revolutionary movement as Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, he has deeply studied and summed up the world historical experience of the communist revolution and the socialist societies it has brought into being—the great achievements and the serious problems and errors—and has studied many other fields of human experience and knowledge. He has advanced the science of communism and made decisive breakthroughs in the theory, method, and strategy of revolution and the final goal of communism throughout the world.
Cornel West describes Avakian as someone who “is a long distance runner in the freedom struggle against imperialism, racism and capitalism” in his comment about Avakian’s memoirFrom Ike to Mao and Beyond, My Journey from Mainstream America to Revolutionary Communist.
Lo BAsico (BAsics) will be featured at Martinez Books and Art Gallery in Santa Ana on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at an instore program beginning at 4:00 p.m. The Basics bus tour arrived in Orange County this morning at Cal State Fullerton, and members of the tour will be doing readings from the book. English speakers are also welcome and can learn more about the book and get copies at this event. The BAsics bus tour is fully bilingual. Learn more about this tour and the book it is promoting throughout California…(click here). The author will not be on the tour.
Librería Martinez and Art Gallery is an indispensible asset to the Spanish language communities in the entire region and has brought important progressive literature that encourages critical thinking and much needed ferment in our society overall.
Librería Martinez and Art Gallery is located at 216 North Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701.4868.
For more information call: 213 304-9864 for BA Everywhere Campaign
Media call: Reiko Redmonde at 510 384-1816