In mid-July, the BAsics Bus Tour kicked off in New York City, rolling through the streets of the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia. Two RV’s filled with volunteers — women and men of different nationalities, ages and backgrounds have taken out Bob Avakian’s communist vision and works and are organizing people into building a movement for revolution.
The BAsics Bus Tour… meeting the volunteers and week one
by Annie Day
It was a hot and humid Sunday morning in the Bronx. Two dozen volunteers piled into a social club without air conditioning but still full of energy. This was the orientation day for the BAsics Bus Tour volunteers. People in their 20s, 40s and 60s all meeting each other for the first time. As we gathered in a circle, the person leading the orientation asked everyone to look around at each other – these are the faces of the people who have come here on a mission, and each person here represents the contributions of people all across the country – the musicians in the midwest who played their music to raise funds, the youth on the west coast who pulled together for yard sales and picnics, the professors and professionals who contributed, and the dozens in Harlem who pooled together their penny jars to raise over $400 and counting. We were gathered in this room because of all their efforts. And we also represent the hopes and interests of people all over the world, the people groaning under the brutality and misery brought by this system. We are here representing the future.
The BAsics Bus Tour is arriving in NYC area this Saturday!
Join in welcoming, supporting and celebrating.
Saturday, July 14th.
Welcome the volunteers arriving, people of different ages, nationalities and backgrounds, from all around the country – here for the BAsics Bus Tour.
Brook Park, 141st and Brook Avenue, South Bronx. Food, music, and more.
(take 6 train to Brook Avenue, then north 3 block on Brook Avenue, park on left/West side of Brook Avenue) Volunteer to make it happen.