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.
Why are you attacking Bob Avakian? Someone who is all about justice and making things better for all the people. That’s his goal. That’s how I see Bob Avakian. Read more
Isabel CardenasAn American-Salvadoran U.S. citizen activist since 1960
I met Bob Avakian (BA) through his memoir and writings during my third prison term…. I started to follow BA and break with what I had become because I engaged and came to agree with what BA had to say about the need and the possibility for a real revolution, a communist revolution… Read more
From a Revcom
“When Bob Avakian and the RevCom’s take a principled position and cut through the bullshit, when they show… the overturning of Roe v. Wade is a fascist attack, when they show how the Democratic Party is conciliatory with these fascists…, when in contrast… RU4AR mobilizes thousands of young women… these forces go after Bob Avakian because he is telling people what is behind the curtain.” Read more
D. OceanHealth Care Practitioner
For my part, these attacks have clarified the qualitative difference between BA’s leadership and the leadership of these “grassroots” organizations who first launched these attacks. It has clarified for me the difference between reform and revolution, between wanting to find a place within this system and wanting to overthrow the system to put a far better system into place. Read more