An Anti-July 4th.
"What to the slave is your fourth of July? From the past to the present." - clip from Revolution: Why It’s Necessary, Why It’s Possible, What It’s All About, a film of a talk by Bob Avakian given in 2003 in the United States. Bob Avakian is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. This talk, followed by questions and answers, is a wide-ranging revolutionary journey, covering many topics. It breaks down the very nature of the society we live in and how humanity has come to a time where a radically different society is possible. It is full of heart and soul, humor and seriousness; it will challenge you and set your heart and mind to flight. Watch the entire film online at www.revolutiontalk.net
"Que, para el esclavo es vuestro cuarto de Julio? Desde el pasado hasta el presente." - corto de Revolución: por qué es necesaria, por qué es posible, qué, una charla filmada de Bob Avakian, dada en 2003 en Estados Unidos. Bob Avakian es el presidente del Partido Comunista Revolucionario, Estados Unidos. Esta charla, seguida de preguntas y respuestas, es toda una expedición revolucionaria que abarca muchos temas. Examina la naturaleza de la sociedad y plantea que la humanidad ha llegado a un momento histórico en que es posible crear una sociedad radicalmente distinta. Habla con mucho corazón, entusiasmo, humor y gran seriedad. Da mucho que pensar y echa a volar la mente y el corazón. Vea la película completa en línea en www.revolutiontalk.net
Juneteenth at Richmond CA, and connecting folks with Bob Avakian and the revolution
Richmond, California drew thousands for the annual Juneteenth festival last Saturday. The legendary musician George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic was the highlight of the day. It was a scorching hot day. At the end, the combination of clouds rolling over and the soothing voice of George Clinton brought some relief and brought the mostly Black participants to their feet.
The Juneteenth Festival commemorates the end of the civil war and the end of legal slavery in Texas. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the slaves were free.
It was in this setting that a crew of revolutionaries set up a table under the shade of a huge tree and decorated the area with displays of quotations from Bob Avakian (BA), and enlarged covers of BAsics. Our focus was on the BAsics 1:13 quote, “No more generations of our youth…” We had a large banner for people to sign to support the BAsics Bus Tour - we talked about the trip through the South to Sanford, Florida and were calling for donations for its just-announced upcoming mission to the Greater New York City area!
TODAY: June 5th is 100 days since Trayvon Martin’s modern American lynching. We Say “NO MORE!” Wear a hoodie and spread this message — share this video on your social network.
For actions today go to stopmassincarceration.org
This video is an illustration of Bob Avakian’s statement:
“No more generations of our youth, here and all around the world, whose life is over, whose fate has been sealed, who have been condemned to an early death or a life of misery and brutality, whom the system has destined for oppression and oblivion even before they are born. I say no more of that.”
— Bob Avakian, BAsics 1:13
We are all Trayvon Martin! The whole damn system is guilty!
More evidence is coming out about the murder of Trayvon Martin… all pointing to one fact: George Zimmerman considered Trayvon Martin a suspect because he was young and Black. Check out this video… THIS is why the focal point of this BAsics Bus Tour is this quote from Avakian, BAsics 1:13
"No more generations of our youth, here and all around the world, whose life is over, whose fate has been sealed, who have been condemned to an early death or a life of misery and brutality, whom the system has destined for oppression and oblivion even before they are born. I say no more of that."
“BAsics Bus Tour – Adelante!”
Getting Ready for the BAsics Bus Tour
This is the first piece from one of the BAsics Bus Tour volunteers. Volunteers will be blogging from the road in near-real-time. Stay tuned and share with others!
Getting Ready for the BAsics Bus Tour
From a correspondent
It was close to 2 am when a few of the other volunteers and I finally sat down to talk after a send off party for us as we head out to be part of the BAsics Bus Tour – we were already getting a feeling of what wrangling into the night was gonna be all about! The party was hosted by two young supporters of the revolution. It was an evening where people celebrated the BAsics Bus Tour and got involved in supporting it. It was just a taste of how lively debate and discussion is opened up when you bring BA into the mix. It also made a dramatic impact for those at the party to encounter this diverse group of people that have decided to get on a bus and go on tour with this, and the different types of people coming together in a myriad of ways to make this happen.
People came to this party who had never encountered the movement for revolution before, or who had come out in the streets protesting the murder of Trayvon Martin and were just starting to check it out, as well as veteran revolutionaries and volunteers getting on the bus. Food was served for $5 a plate, folks talked and hung out and then sat down together to hear more about the Tour and to hear from a couple of the volunteers.