Announcing: The Next Leg of the BAsics Bus Tour… Kicking off from New York City… Reverberating Across the Country
The BAsics Bus Tour… fresh off completing its second leg, through the South, will be heading out in mid-July from New York City. Right now, $30,000 to $50,000 and hundreds of volunteers are needed to make this happen—contributing funds, volunteering for the tour itself, and throwing in in whatever ways they can to get this tour on the road and having an impact across the country.
Gathering in L.A. Tuesday Night to Watch Special Announcement from Carl Dix
At a restaurant in the Crenshaw district, a dozen people gathered to watch the video statement from the BAsics Bus Tour - ranging from people who joined in on the spot, to those consciously standing with the revolution, to committed revolutionary communists. The crowd gathered around the screen watching Carl Dix’s announcement of the BAsics Bus heading to Sanford, Florida was strikingly multinational, and for many people a new and welcome experience as Black people from the nearby area engaged in translated discussion about revolution, mass incarceration, and Bob Avakian with Spanish-speaking immigrants who live in Pico-Union. One woman was clearly moved by this, commenting how here we are coming together like this, but in the prisons - like the one where her son is on his second strike - the system pits people against each other, gets them to fight each other and then that spills out of the prisons and into the neighborhoods. Everyone there wanted to participate in this historic Tour in one way or another. Some donated small amounts of money, all signed the banner, and people left with some planning to come to the fundraising picnic and others looking ahead to the June 5th day of justice for Trayvon Martin and taking posters of the Three Strikes quote from Bob Avakian to start getting up and around the area.