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BAsics Bus Tour rolls through Brooklyn.
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 in action in Brooklyn. Thursday, July 19th. Photos courtesy of Revolution newspaper.
A commentary about getting BA Everywhere out broadly:
I picked up a copy of BASics for a friend of mine I work with. I kept asking if he read it and he’s always like, “I know you say I can skip around and read quotes, but I like to read a book cover to cover and I’m reading a novel right now.” He does read Revolution each week, though, when I finish reading it and give it to him. Anyway, so I see him one day, and he’s like, “I was riding on the subway back to Brooklyn and there’s a girl across from me reading BAsics, and so I tell my girlfriend, ‘Hey, there’s that book our friend keeps telling me to read.’”
Taking out revolution and internationalism at the International African Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY on anti-July 4th
Hundreds of people strolled leisurely around this festival, in the sweltering summer heat, listening to African music, tasting African and Caribbean delicacies, and browsing jewelry, clothing, music cd’s, and African drums, in the multi-aisled outdoor marketplace. Vendors from West Africa, Barbados, Guyana, Senegal, the U.S. and many other countries brought their wares to sell. Some people traveled from their home countries to this five day festival. It was a colorful crowd with Muslim African women in traditional dress, Rastafarians, African Americans, and people of all nationalities.
In the midst of this, revolutionaries talked to people about BAsics, Revolution newspaper and the cards featuring quotes : "American Lives Are Not More Important Than Other People’s Lives.” BAsics 5:7 and “Internationalism—The Whole World Comes First.” BAsics 5:8.