Sunday, February 7, 2016



Carl Dix & Sunsara Taylor at UC Riverside
 
Monday, Feb. 8th, 3 - 5:30 PM
Carl Dix & Sunsara Taylor at UC Riverside
Kicking Off National Winter-Spring 2016 Campus Tour
"What It Will Take to Get Free:
An Invitation to...MEET THE REVOLUTION"

Monday, Feb. 8th, 3 - 5:30 PM
INTS (Interdisciplinary Studies) Building Room 1128
      Sponsored by the Institute for Research on World-Systems (IROWS)

YOU...
are someone who agonizes over the cruelties and injustices of the world we live in. You see what is done to people - in the inner city, around the world, right here on this campus - and something inside you cries out NO! You see a world of 60 million refugees, you see the latest video of police atrocity, you see it all and you badly, badly want all this to change. Maybe you have been part of the significant and often powerful struggles of the past few years; maybe you have drawn inspiration from these and wonder where you fit in. Maybe you are planning a life of helping people on the bottom of society, cast out by this system. But above all, you are questioning - WHY?

WE... are revolutionaries, people who have been fighting this system for decades on the front lines of the struggles against mass incarceration and police brutality, the oppression and degradation of women, the wars carried out by our government, the wanton environmental destruction and the heartless attacks on immigrants. We want to talk with you about the real source of the problems we face, and the real way out
of this. What we say will challenge you. We're going to go against a lot of what you think is true... it will not be comfortable. But if you are serious about really changing this world, you have a responsibility to check us out... to BE challenged.

We want to get into a lot of things - but most of all we want to tell you about the work and leadership of Bob Avakian (BA), who has developed a scientific way to analyze and understand society and to transform it, the new synthesis of communism; and who leads a party built on that basis. Because of BA and the work he has done over several decades, summing up the positive and negative experiences of the communist revolution so far, and drawing from a broad range of human experience, there is a new synthesis of communism that has been brought forward - there really is a viable vision and strategy for a radically new, and much better, society and world, and there is the crucial leadership that is needed to carry forward the struggle towards that goal.
BA has developed this theory... he has a deep connection to the people on the bottom... and he has provided leadership for critical struggles today. And we are here to get into this with you... and to recruit you into the revolution he is leading... to involve you in fighting the power with the perspective of making an actual revolution and getting towards the day when none of these horrors are necessary any longer.

There actually is an answer to the questions keeping you up at night and keeping you in turmoil. We want to invite you into this, wrangle with you about it, hear your thinking and, yes, challenge you to really get down on and get with what it's gonna take to bring into being a world where humanity can flourish.

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Who are Carl Dix and Sunsara Taylor?
  
Carl Dix is a courageous freedom fighter from the 1960s who went on to become a revolutionary fighter and a communist. Dix spent two years in military prison for refusing to fight in the unjust Vietnam War. He emerged unrepentant and went on to become a founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), USA, dedicating his life to the emancipation of all humanity. Today, Carl is a follower of and advocate for Bob Avakian, his leadership and his visionary new synthesis of communism. Carl Dix and Cornel West co-founded the Stop Mass Incarceration Network (SMIN), and Rise Up October that brought thousands into the streets in New York City demanding a stop to police terror.
Sunsara Taylor is an ardent follower of Bob Avakian, a fighter for his leadership and the new synthesis of communism he has brought forward, and a revolutionary communist. She writes for Revolution newspaper (www.revcom.us). As part of preparing for revolution, she has led resistance to this system's imperialist wars of aggression, against police terror and mass incarceration, against religious fundamentalism, and against all forms of the enslavement and degradation of women. Taylor is the key initiator of End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women (StopPatriarchy.org), uniting people from diverse political perspectives to stand up against the war on women, including the Abortion Rights Freedom Rides across the U.S.

To bring this tour to your campus or to volunteer to build for it, contact: revcampustour@gmail.com
To follow the tour & see dates and details: www.revcom.us

Monday, February 1, 2016


Get the Special Issue of Revolution Newspaper Out Everywhere!


To find out where and when you can join a team, go to the blog: 
ResolutionNumber4LA.blogspot.com 

Pick up bundles of Revolution newspapers at:

Revolution Books' temporary location inside the MCAU Gallery, 220 Glendale Blvd., between Temple and 1st Streets. Hours this week: Mon. 12 to 3 pm, Tues. thru Thurs. 4 to 8 pm; Fri. and Sun. 12 to 3 pm. Or call (323) 463-3500. Sat. closed for meeting to discuss the Six Resolutions (see below).

Headline Records, 7706 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, near Fairfax high school, open daily noon to 8 pm.

Saturday, February 6th, 2 to 7 pm: YOU ARE INVITED to an important meeting to discuss Six Resolutions of the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA [read more]. At the Peace Center West, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, south of Venice Blvd. Parking available in back of the building.

Friday, January 29, 2016

You Are Invited to... 
An important meeting to discuss  
Six Historic Resolutions from the
Revolutionary Communist Party, USA.

Sat., Feb. 6, 2 pm
Peace Center West*
3916 Sepulveda Blvd.,
Culver City
These resolutions come at a time when the oppression faced by billions of people is increasingly unbearable, when resistance is flaring up, but when the need is acutely posed for leadership which genuinely enables people to understand the causes of that oppression and to act to uproot and transform it. Revolutionary communism is the scientific understanding of the kind of radically different and radically better world that IS possible and how to get there. These resolutions focus on the leap in that scientific understanding that has been forged by Bob Avakian and on the overall leadership he provides and models-and what that means for humanity.
The Party will hold meetings to discuss the content of these resolutions. Be sure to come. Be part of digging into what these resolutions mean and help figure out how to spread their message further.

* Directions to the Peace Center:  The Peace Center is on Sepulveda, south of Venice Blvd. From the 405 Freeway going south: take the Venice Blvd. exit, turn right on Sawtelle, right on Venice and right on Sepulveda. The Peace Center is on the east side of Sepulveda. Parking available in back of the building.
Join the Campaign to Reopen Revolution Books!

You are needed in the campaign to reopen Revolution Books as soon as possible!  The world cries out for revolution and this bookstore plays a vital role in building the movement for an actual revolution. There are many ways for you to contribute your ideas, skills, and energy!  Contact us now!


Donate generously and ask others to do the same to help ensure that we can move into a new location
and open a vibrant bookstore soon!  Become a monthly sustainer today. Contribute via PayPal at RevolutionBooksLA.blogspot.com [here]. Or mail your donation to: Revolution Books, P.O. Box 29141, L.A., CA 90029.

"At Revolution Books the dream of a world that has overcome all forms of exploitation and oppression lives.  What is extraordinary at RB is that here people can find the way to make these dreams a reality...people have the opportunity to experience, engage, and be part of a movement for an actual revolution that is guided by the work of Bob Avakian, the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, who is the architect of a scientific method and approach, and the concrete strategy and vision for a new society." 


Saturday, January 30, 2016, 1:30 pm
Southern Cal Regional Conference
Rise Up to Stop Police Terror and Mass Incarceration!
Echo Park United Methodist Church
1225 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles, CA  90026
(1 Block North of Sunset Blvd. At Reservoir St.)
COME TO REGIONAL CONFERENCES OF THE STOP MASS INCARCERATION NETWORK AND BE PART OF BUILDING THE ORGANIZATION AND FORGING THE PLANS TO TAKE THE MOVEMENT TO A HIGHER LEVEL
 
Police continue to murder people all across the country without letup, and the whole system continues to go into motion to exonerate these killer cops.  The more the truth of how widespread this horror is gets brought out in the open, the more it calls into question the whole way this system carries out policing and law enforcement.  The horror of police getting away with murder concentrates the genocidal assault of mass incarceration, police terror and the criminalization of whole sections of people.  All this is illegitimate and unacceptable.  It must be STOPPED!  Stopping this is going to take movement of mass, defiant and determined resistance, one that ultimately numbers in the millions.

Rise Up October contributed significantly to building this kind of movement, impacting society in a major way, shining a spotlight on police terror in the U.S. Quentin Tarantino spoke the truth at Rise Up October, and didn't back down when police unions across the country went on a rampage with threats targeting him. People stepped out to support Tarantino, and his exposure of murders done by police spread the reverberations of Rise Up October nationally and internationally.  The storm of protests that followed the release of the videos of police murdering people in Chicago point to what needs to be done - People taking to the streets and defiantly calling for these horrors to STOP! This has forced the authorities there to defend the legitimacy of their system and its brutality. We need to make these regional conferences a big step toward forging the kind of resistance that can call into question the whole criminal "injustice" system in this country.

In the 1960's, massive movements of resistance developed opposing the oppression of Black people, the war in Vietnam, the oppression of women, etc. A key element in the rise of those movements were students throwing themselves into the struggles on these fronts. The same needs to happen today to make the movement to STOP police terror powerful enough to end this horror. The struggles against racism that erupted at the University of Missouri and swept all across the country shows the potential for this happening. We have to take the campuses by storm, enlisting students in the fight to stop murder by police.

Our regional conferences will bring together the forces who want to act to STOP police terror. A key focus has to be everyone who participated in RiseUpOctober (RUO) and everyone who was impacted by it. The conferences will put before people the need to take the movement to STOP police terror to a higher level and that taking this struggle to the campuses is a key part of doing that.  AND the conferences will forge the organization and make the plans, including fund raising plans, to take these critical steps. This means forming SMIN chapters on campuses, joining SMIN chapters where they exist or, in the case of organizations, affiliating with SMIN.

Each conference will develop a plan for the No More Stolen Lives tour in their area which will include the following elements:  who will be on the tour, what campuses the tour will go to, other events that can be done as part of this tour (speaking in communities, at religious institutions, media, etc.), how these tours will be led, how to generate the funds needed to make these tours happen, and how to leave organization in the wake of the tour - SMIN chapters formed on campuses, people joining SMIN chapters where they already exist and organizations affiliating with SMIN.

The conferences will also make beginning plans for the National Student Strike/ Day of Action in April and determine how to build up to making that as powerful as possible.  Each conference also has to assess the situation in their region to determine what struggles need to be taken up as part of taking the movement of resistance to police terror to a higher level.  And each conference will develop plans to raise the funds necessary to make all this happen and form a working group to spearhead the fund raising efforts and coordinate with the National Office to make this happen.

Conference Hosted 
by Stop Mass  Incarceration Network. 
For more info: 213-840-5348
StopMassIncarceration.net
Twitter:@Smin_LA 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Celebrate the Online Release of
the Major New Work by BA!
Sunday, Jan. 24th, 3 PM

MCAU Gallery
Revolution Books Next Re-Location Campaign Meeting
Sunday, Jan. 24th, 12 Noon
at
MCAU Gallery
220 Glendale Blvd., between Temple and Beverly
Dear Friends:
 
If you missed last Saturday's meeting to launch the campaign to re-open Revolution Books as soon as possible, your participation, in a wide variety of ways, is needed now.  It was an important kick-off.  After viewing this talk by Andy Zee of Revolution Books-NY, the room was abuzz with enthusiasm and ideas to make sure this bookstore is back on the scene in LA soon, and better than ever.

Think about this:
"At Revolution Books the dream of a world that has overcome all forms of exploitation and oppression lives.  What is extraordinary at RB is that here people can find the way to make these dreams a reality...people have the opportunity to experience, engage, and be of a movement for an actual revolution that is guided by the work of Bob Avakian, the Chairman of the Revolution Communist Party, who is the architect of a scientific method and approach, and the concrete strategy and vision for a new society."

If you can't wait to bring Revolution Books back, find a way to join in!

The fundraising team is forging plans to raise $55,000 to relocate, renovate and restock the bookstore as soon as possible.  Your generous donation and those of friends and family who want to see a whole different world are needed now.  And your input is crucial in any number of fundraising projects:
a) an on-line store - got new or used books?  We're building our stock with all kinds of books (except reactionary ones) that could sell for $15 or more.
b) textbook orders - from Title 1 schools and from college campuses.  This is a great way for teachers and professors to contribute to fundraising, while introducing the bookstore to many students and colleagues.
c) yard sales, pozole sales, bake sales, and more.  Can we count on you to take responsibility for a project like this?

The outreach team tabled at the Martin Luther King Day parade and a Roe v Wade event last week.  Tomorrow we're going to Porter Ranch and on Jan. 30th we'll be tabling at the Stop Mass Incarceration Regional Conference.  Join us or take the Revolution Books flyers or a booktable to your campus, neighborhood or protest to spread the word and get people involved.

The program team needs your input in developing a vibrant schedule of events:
  • digging into revolutionary theory from the BA Speaks: Revolution - Nothing Less dvd, Revolution newspaper/revcom.us, Set the Record Straight discussions on the real history of communist revolution
  • timely discussions on Porter Ranch, Bernie Sanders - helpful or harmful?, the Middle East, and more
  • regular author events, book clubs, open mics, film screenings, rent parties
All of the teams need graphic designers, translators, media & social media input.  Put your skills to work for a whole different world!

Become a monthly sustainer today. Contribute via PayPal at RevolutionBooksLA.blogspot.com [here]. Or mail your donation to: Revolution Books, P.O. Box 29141, L.A., CA 90029.

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Join an Important Discussion on Getting Free:
Digging into the Pathbreaking Theory of Bob Avakian 
Thursday, January 21, 7:30pm
at the MCAU Gallery
220 Glendale Blvd., between Temple and Beverly











THE NEW SYNTHESIS OF COMMUNISM: FUNDAMENTAL ORIENTATION, METHOD AND APPROACH, AND CORE ELEMENTS
by Bob Avakian, Chairman, Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

Click here to read this important document.


"A Unique and Historic Document"
      Letter from a reader of Revolution newspaper

     My immediate response upon reading this document was to be tremendously impressed by the sweep and scope of the new synthesis of communism in all its many dimensions, and to think that we really need to get this document out far and wide (and also use it extensively in our boxing-our ideological struggle-with individuals and with other trends). Although others have written articles or given speeches aimed at summarizing the new synthesis of communism, this document is unique because this is Bob Avakian (BA) himself outlining in a very concentrated way what he considers the core elements of this new synthesis of communism, those areas where he has made the most significant and most path-breaking advances in our science. click here for entire letter