We Recommend: Received in an email from the
BA Everywhere Campaign (BAE)*
"Hot Stuff: Bob Avakian" on Smiley & West - Help Spread This Everywhere at the "Taste of Soul" Festival Next Weekend!
Tweet from Dr. Cornel West: "Check out my dialog with my dear brother Bob Avakian. He never sold out. Never caved in. Never gave up."
If you didn't hear the interview on the Smiley & West Show this past week, check it out on revcom.us (scroll down for a link to the podcast) or on smileyandwest.com.
Now, as part of the campaign to get BA everywhere, we are taking this interview to the Taste of Soul Festival, the largest gathering of the Black community in all of Southern California and the biggest street festival in L.A. The festival happens next Sat., Oct. 20th, from 10 am to 7 pm, when Crenshaw Blvd. is blocked off from Rodeo to Stocker for the expected 250,000 participants! AND YOU ARE NEEDED!
Think what it would mean to put out radio and print ads in the days leading up to the Taste of Soul Festival, promoting this interview and driving people to the websites to hear it. What if we had hundreds of CD's of the interview to sell as fundraisers for the BA Everywhere Campaign in a booth at the festival, where we could play the interview from loudspeakers? Promotional flyers, plugger cards with the BAsics quote of the month, and more? We could make a big leap in connecting people with this movement for revolution and the leader of the revolution, the man whose vision and work holds out the hope and possibility for a whole new world for people all over the globe! And be in a much better position to reach into many other sections of society off of that weekend to change the atmosphere and the discourse across the country.
Your help is needed now to make this happen - financially, artistically, and in many other ways:
First off: $3,000 is needed asap. Donate or volunteer to phone bank for funds, using a script and working together at the bookstore or from your own home. Donate online [here] via the BA Everywhere PayPal button, and ask others to do the same. Here's what we need the funds for:
$570: 1/8-page ad in the L.A. Sentinel
$800: Wide-rotating 30-sec. radio ads
$800: Booth on Crenshaw Blvd. with sound
$200: CDs of the interview as a fundraiser for BAE
$300: Plugger cards with BAsics 1:22
$300: Promotional flyers
Someone who can burn CD's and label them.
Graphic designers & technicians for flyers, displays and ads.
Volunteers for 1 to 2 hour shifts at the festival to set up & take down the booth, and to pass out promotional materials.
Contact the BA Everywhere Campaign Coordinator with ideas, questions, comments or to volunteer: (213) 304-9864 or email baeverywhere_la1@
yahoo.com. Or drop in at Revolution Books to find out more, watch a BAE DVD, help prepare materials, and explore other ways you can participate.======================================
* BA Everywhere - Imagine What Difference It Could Make (BAE) is a wide-ranging, multi-faceted campaign to raise big money to project Bob Avakian's (BA's) voice and works into every corner of society. This campaign is reaching out to those who are deeply discontented with what is going on in the world, and stirring up discussion and debate about the problem and solution. It is challenging the conventional wisdom that this capitalist system is the best humanity can do - and bringing to life the reality that with the new synthesis of communism brought forward by BA, there is a viable vision and strategy for a radically new, and much better, society and world, and there is the leadership that is needed for the struggle toward that goal. BA Everywhere is a fundraising campaign that unleashes and develops imagination, defiance, and community in everything it does. Get involved! Call the L.A. campaign coordinator at (213) 304-9864 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more at basicsbustour.tumblr.com.
Get out BAsics 1:22 and Raise Big Money for BA Everywhere!
Print out your own copies; check with Revolution Books
for plugger cards with this and other quotes.
Let's get out this month's BAsics quote far and wide... This effort will be going right up against the frenzied political offensive by those in power to pull people into the big game they run every four years - giving people the "choice" between two top representatives of the capitalist-imperialist class. This is a game controlled and decided entirely by the rulers - and playing this game over and over is part of how the oppressed stay oppressed.