On to Sanford! Your Support Needed.
We received this letter from someone raising funds and statements of support for the BAsics Bus Tour. It’s being shared here to help you take us over the top and begin funding the next leg of the Tour, and call on more statements of support, enabling people broadly to participate in many ways in all this.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The BAsics Bus Tour—which has been spreading Bob Avakian’s vision of a radically different way the world could be and the strategy to achieve it—will be arriving in Sanford, Florida this Friday! Sanford is the site of the murder of Trayvon Martin, the wave of mass protest that followed, and, now, high profile legal proceedings. In short, the tour is arriving at ground-zero of a modern-day lynching…and will be delivering a powerful message. Here is a video announcement about this critical, culminating phase of this leg of the BAsics Bus Tour: http://vimeo.com/42650948.
I call on you to issue statements of support and solidarity (you can send them to me) and/or to make a financial contribution to underwrite the costs of this tour (see below for how to do so). Join activist-scholar Cornel West, former Black Panther Richard Brown, New York University professor Andrew Ross, and Roger Dittman from Scientists Without Borders, and others who have issued statements (http://basicsbustour.tumblr.com/support).
Statements of Support for the BAsics Bus Tour
There are many revolutions; they are natural occurrence in the history of mankind, a transitional stage in cultural and socio-political systems. Basics is a compilation of generations of scholarly thought on revolutions; it is thought provoking and a standard for anyone interested in social change. I support the book tour since Basics is a fundamental, intellectual tool for any one that wants to be politically and socially active.