The Bob Avakian Institute is a nonprofit institute organized for educational purposes. Its mission is to preserve, project, and promote the works and vision of Bob Avakian with the aim of reaching the broadest possible audience.
Bob Avakian (BA) is the most important political thinker and leader in the world today.
Bob Avakian is completely different than the endless stream of bourgeois politicians who are put forward as “leaders,” whose goal is to maintain one variation or another of this system of capitalism-imperialism that is founded on and perpetuates itself through cruel and literally life-stealing exploitation, murderous oppression, and massive destruction, in all parts of the world. BA is a revolutionary who bases himself on the scientific understanding that this system must finally be overthrown through an organized struggle involving millions of people, and replaced with a system that is oriented to and capable of meeting the most fundamental needs of humanity and enabling humanity to become fit caretakers of the earth.
I am donating [to the $100,000 Fund Drive to Put Revolution On The Map in 2023] because the work that Bob Avakian and the revcoms are doing in scientifically analyzing our current oppressive conditions is important and needs to be put center stage of discussions about what is happening in this country and this world. Read more
From Dr. Reynaldo F. Macíasfaculty member and founding Chair of the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
“…as Cornel West has said, he’s a long-distance runner in this and not has given up and turned the opposite way, which a lot of people have given up on revolution.” Read more
From a Kurdish immigrant from Iran
“In this interview what really struck me was just how deep he went into governing, like how would you govern a new society, how would you actually?” Read more
Coco DasRefuse Fascism, and Riseup4AbortionRights, Texas
Bob Avakian is someone who doesn’t let people’s attention get diverted from the widespread and continual crimes of capitalist system. He scientifically shows that an oppressor in any shape or form—whether it is of the Islamic Republic rulers or the Taliban or the US, the Russian or the Chinese imperialists—the shape doesn’t matter. They’re all products of the capitalist system. Read more
From Shekib Mosadeqrevolutionary internationalist artist from Afghanistan
“In my country there have been lots of leaders, especially amongst the educated minority. I came from a progressive background, but nothing has been spelled out with a specific model as brought out in the interview. I was really moved. I respect him more than any other leader. That interview opened up my eyes.” Read more
From a Revolution Books Supporter
“I don’t know anybody that has spoken and written more persuasively and brilliantly about how and why we have a fascist movement in this country…” Read more
Paul Streeton the Refuse Fascism podcast. Street is an educator, activist and author
“I really liked his points on how the idea of rights in our society, which is a capitalist imperialist society can only go so far, like the whole right to eat thing, and that you can exercise your rights as long as they stay within the framework of capitalism imperialism.” Read more
From a young revcom
“Have you ever hit a dead end, struggling with futility to find answers that give you an escape from the despair you see in the world around you? … Bob Avakian renews our necessary call to scientific liberating action in his recent interview with the RNL Show. The invitation is open to all as you watch, listen and meditate on his insights… It’s never too late to change the course of history…” Read more