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.
BAsics Bus Tour New York Street Scene
July 19, 2012
Today was an important day on the BAsics Bus tour. We met all kinds of interesting people that were examining what BA was talking about. My comrade and I talked to one lady who had a lot of anger towards the people for killing each other and for doing what the masses do to each other on a daily basis. We struggled with this lady for quite awhile. At least we put some questions in this woman’s mind. After we were finished discussing the situation that Blacks find themselves in, we moved on to speak with another lady who was interested in what we were doing. We told her that Carl Dix, one of the founders of the Revolutionary Communist Party was speaking out on this block at 6 pm. So we built the day up and in the neighborhood for Carl’s speech.
Who Says Revolution Can’t Happen Here?
In just two days the BAsics Bus Tour is kicking off in New York City! The following video captures just a glimpse of the profound connection and revolutionary energy and potential that has been opened up through connecting the work of Bob Avakian, leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party, with sections of the most bitterly exploited and oppressed people living in this country.
Rolling in New York City… Reverberating Across the Country
Reposted from Revolution #275, July 22, 2012
The BAsics Bus Tour is rolling again! This time, the crew of volunteers—women and men of different nationalities and life experiences from all over the country—are going right into the global financial heart of the capitalist-imperialist beast, New York City, and surrounding areas.
Already, before the kick-off of the tour, people have been out in the neighborhoods to find housing and food for the volunteers, and build expectation, support and participation from the people in those areas. One person wrote, “We have already begun to see in these neighborhoods … what it means that they have some of the highest concentrations of housing projects in New York City, block after block after block after block, until you feel the reality of people being warehoused…
It’s summer in New York City and things are heating up as the BAsics Bus Tour is set to roll through in just a few days
Article by Alice Woodward- Building support for the BAsics Bus Tour beginning this Monday in New York City
Greetings fellow bus riders around the country, all those who know about this movement for revolution and are finding out about it, contributing, working on it in so many ways, becoming part of the campaign to get BA everywhere. It’s summer in New York City and things are heating up as the BAsics Bus Tour is set to roll through in just a few days. Seriously hot, like you’re covered in sweat in a few minutes kind of hot, like the sun sets and it still feels like there’s a damp towel wrapped around you. It’s a blazing July in the city.
If you traveled through the city on a late afternoon when the streets bustle and you might by chance catch a cool breeze, you’d find in several locations large public pools with long lines snaked around the block as people wait to soak up the cool relief. Ice cream trucks and bicycles, fire hydrants that kids mess with spraying cars as they go by, basketball courts where the heat somehow loses out to how good it feels to play a game of ball. Think of the millions of people, many without air conditioning, packed in together in housing projects and apartment complexes, sometimes families of immigrants living together, many to an apartment. It was not the heat itself, but it mixed with the smoldering contradictions in a society where the masses of people are kept down and pit against each other, that first compelled the city to open up large public pools decades ago. Today those same contradictions among the people and even more so, the systemic overt racism and fear of Black people that gets whipped up, came to the surface when one of these pools reopened this summer in a recently gentrified neighborhood in Brooklyn. The NY Times has contributed to this dynamic with reports on “complaints” about youth coming there from “other neighborhoods”.