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The BA Institute is proud to provide support to a talk by Carl Dix...
Trump's Violent Reassertion of White Supremacy, the Threat of Genocide, and What Must Be Done, NOW!
A Talk by Carl Dix

Sun Aug 20, 2-5 pm, Chicago

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Science and Revolution
Why Knowing What’s True

Has Everything to Do With

Getting Beyond This World of Horrors
A Presentation and Exchange on the New Communism developed by Bob Avakian

Held June 5, 2017 at UCLA.

At a dangerous time for humanity...with the serious threat of a fascist America...there is an even greater need for the work of The Bob Avakian Institute to have impact and reach now. Invite a speaker from The BA Institute. Make a generous contribution.

In light of the current juncture we strongly encourage people to get into these two pieces by Bob Avakian that shed a great deal of light on the roots, dynamics and challenges of Trump's program for a fascist America:

“The Truth About Right-Wing Conspiracy… And Why Clinton and the Democrats Are No Answer”

“The Fascists and the Destruction of the 'Weimar Republic'...And What Will Replace It”

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People respond to Ardea Skybreak’s “SCIENCE AND REVOLUTION On the Importance of Science and the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism and the Leadership of Bob Avakian”:

“I am a high school dropout. When I first came around, I didn’t understand half of what the revolutionaries talked about. I always thought: “I will just do the street work and the protests and let other people tell me what to do.” … Once I understood why it mattered to get into the science, I did. All bullshit aside, I asked all the questions that were coming through my mind, I put myself to get into Bob Avakian’s work, and not in a “personal responsibility” type of way, but I actually thought about this question: What does this world right now need more than anything? COMMUNISTS! Genuine communists that are followers of Bob Avakian! Because I knew it mattered, we don’t need more social workers, telling us that everything will be okay and they will help us. What is needed is people who are taking up this New Synthesis of Communism, applying the method, understanding the world, and leading people to themselves break out of these fucked up ways the system got us in, to become communists. How are we going to make revolution if just a few people do the work in the realm of theory while others blindly follow? Because that’s what it would have come down to. And objectively, how are we going to deal with contradictions we face in making revolution, if only a few are dealing with it? It’s impossible! We are never going to make revolution that way, or run a different society that way!”

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Contribute to Get THE NEW COMMUNISM Everywhere, Including Into the Hands of Those Catching the Most Hell.

An appeal from a former prisoner who is now an emancipator of humanity: 

"I myself have been caught up in all the dangerous, life-stealing shit that goes on among Black and Brown people and continues even after having been captured and thrown behind prison walls. Internalized all the bad things that were said about people like me, I did the harmful things that makes people fearful of us down here. I changed because I engaged Bob Avakian. I changed because rather than fear or feel sorry for people like me, BA saw our revolutionary potential and has been fighting to get us to rise to meet that potential, and I changed because people donated money to help get the works of BA into my hands. If you want to see the people this system has no future for other than prison or an early death come forward in the fight to remake the world, then you have to help get THE NEW COMMUNISM into their hands." Read the whole letter.


With america in the midst of a profound sickness evidenced by the continuing slaughter of black people by police recently—it is necessary that a literature be in existence that challenges our assumptions and lets us begin to understand that there is a way out of this suicidal madness.   Read more.
Matthew Shipp


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