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  • BOB AVAKIAN ON ANARCHISM AND ANARCHISTS—

    Some Good Intentions, but No Fundamental Solution, and Some Big Problems September 6, 2021 In these times, some anarchists have distinguished themselves in standing up against fascist thugs. Some are serious about seeking to change society in a positive direction. And some do act in a principled way in their relations with others seeking such change. But the truth is that anarchism cannot lead to bringing into being a radically new society that is on the road to eliminating exploitation and oppression and dealing with the increasingly existential environmental and ecological crisis. This is something that can be, and is, readily […]

     
  • Bob Avakian Issues a Challenge to Bill Maher:

    HEY, BILL MAHER—HERE’S A “POLITICALLY INCORRECT” TRUTH THAT CAN’T BE “CANCELLED”: AMERICA IS NOT, AND NEVER HAS BEEN, GREAT—EXCEPT IN ONE WAY—IT IS THE WORLD’S GREATEST OPPRESSOR AND DESTROYER OF THE ENVIRONMENTDo You Dare to Take Up the Challenge of Trying to Refute This? September 2, 2021 Lately, Bill Maher has been devoting a lot of attention to going after what he sees as the harm done by “cancel culture.” He has made a few good points, and some very bad ones, not getting to the heart of what is the actual problem with “cancel culture” and how this should be […]

     
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  • VACCINES ARE A DECISIVE MEANS FOR DEALING WITH COVID—THEY ARE NOT A “CONSPIRACY” OR A “PLOT” BY THE GOVERNMENT AND BIG CORPORATIONS

    The Importance of a Scientific Understanding and Approach by Bob Avakian August 23, 2021 As I have noted recently, there is a serious problem in this country that many people are refusing to get the vaccines against COVID, when in fact these vaccines have been clearly demonstrated to be safe and effective against serious illness and death from COVID. If the great majority of people in this country were vaccinated, this would mark a huge step toward getting the COVID pandemic under control—even as it is also necessary for people all around the world to be vaccinated as well, with […]

     
  • New Year’s Statement by Bob Avakian

    A New Year,The Urgent Need For A Radically New World —For The Emancipation Of All Humanity January, 2021 1 In my statement of August 1 of last year, I put forward the analysis that, in the particular circumstances of this presidential election and the truly profound stakes it posed, if the Trump/Pence regime remained in power at the time of this election, it would be necessary and important to vote for Biden to deliver a decisive electoral defeat to the fascism represented by this regime. At the same time, I emphasized that simply relying on voting would likely lead to disaster, […]

     
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  • A Question of Basic Stand and Orientation

     
  • A QUESTION, A CHALLENGE FOR PAUL KRUGMAN,
    AND ALL THOSE CONCERNED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY

     
  • A Country Ruled By White Supremacists—Since When Is That Acceptable?