People across the country are supporting — and acting together with — the BAsics Bus Tour… from Seattle:
People gathered at Revolution Books in Seattle for a BAsics Bus Tour kick-off party. A nicely decorated table in the center of the store welcomed everyone with flyers, cards and papers and a sign inviting people to take stacks to help spread the movement for revolution. There was food and celebration of the potential for what the Bus Tour can change in the South and nationwide. People were moved and inspired by the video messages from the tour that we watched online-by the bold projection of BA and communist revolution and by the support for the Tour voiced by youth in Atlanta who had just encountered it.
Through the party, personal donations and money contributed from students in a college classroom, $240 was raised to support the BAsics Bus Tour. An additional large and very generous donation came from a woman and her husband. She shared her thoughts about why they had donated, saying she loves the RCP and cited BAsics 4:21, the analogy that reality is like a burning object, and if you want to move it, you need an instrument. She said she believes the masses can take up revolutionary theory…that people need an instrument to handle fire and Bob Avakian’s new synthesis is that instrument. She expressed a lot of hope in the Bus Tour’s ability to reach people who’ve never heard about this movement for revolution and need to understand how the world can be radically changed.
People created and signed a banner with BAsics 1:13 on the spot. Plans were made take it out to a large street fair over the weekend to spread word of the Tour, as well as gather people to watch video messages from the Tour on May 22nd. The whole idea and reality of the Bus Tour has struck a deep chord with people who are looking for a force to challenge “the way things are”. The Bus Tour has made very real for those who are looking for this and have heard of the Bus Tour, that there is a living force for revolution that is growing.
Join us, send in your photos, reports, and statements of support to baeverwhere [AT] gmail.com
Kick-Off Parties in Atlanta and nationwide this Friday!
Taking REVOLUTION, COMMUNISM, and BOB AVAKIAN to the South! The official Kick-Off Party to send the BAsics Bus Tour on the road!
7-10pm, Friday, May 18th
Little 5 Points Community Center
1087 Austin Ave. (at Euclid)
Join the celebration and excitement, see the decorated RV, meet the volunteers and all those supporting this, listen to live music and poetry, watch videos documenting our efforts so far and clips of Bob Avakian, bring a dish to share, and more. $10 suggested donation.
Kick-Off Parties all across the country this Friday to celebrate this Tour heading further South: