On September 11, 2021, Abimael Guzmán, known widely as Gonzalo, chairman of the Communist Party of Peru, died in an underground prison in a naval base outside of Lima, where he had been kept in solitude for 29 years, deprived of any ability to speak publicly except in limited court proceedings.
by Bob Avakian
In today’s world, to fundamentally change society, you must seize power—overthrow the existing state power and establish a new state power.
In the article Commodities & Capitalism—And The Terrible Consequences Of This System, A Basic Explanation, I examined the basic contradictions which have historically developed in the foundation and at the core of the capitalist system, and how the communist revolution—and only the communist revolution—can bring about a resolution of these contradictions that is in the interests of the masses of humanity, and ultimately humanity as a whole.
A Radical Change Is Coming—Will It Be Reactionary Or Revolutionary?
by Bob Avakian
Be at Revolution Books in Harlem on Wednesday, September 29 at 7 pm
Cornel West and the 60th Anniversary Edition of The Wretched of the Earth
In Conversation with Andy Zee
A Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event
No Going back—No Surrender! Abortion On Demand & Without Apology
Forced Motherhood Is Female Enslavement!
Christian Fascist Theocrat —Get Your Laws And Vigilantes Off Our Bodies !
Patriarchy And Capitalism: You Can’t End One Without Ending The Other—
Revolution, Nothing Less!
by Raymond Lotta
This research paper examines the dimensions of, and explores key dynamics and historical factors driving, the global growth of prostitution and trafficking of women into prostitution. “Sex work” is a profoundly and obscenely misleading term—what is involved is sexual exploitation: the marketed degradation and organized sexual submission of women to male domination. The “industrialization” of sexual exploitation refers to the fact that this sexual exploitation is globalized, large-scale, and organized. The “sex industry” encompasses brothel, street, and escort prostitution; strip clubs and massage parlors; pornography; military prostitution; and global “sex tourism” sites. This sexual exploitation has become increasingly normalized.
“Dictatorship” is generally considered a very bad thing. The very word “dictatorship” scares people. But, in fact, as I spoke to in the article Dictatorship And Communism—Facts And Foolishness: “not all dictatorships are bad.”1 It depends on the nature of the dictatorship: who is exercising dictatorship, with what methods, in whose interests and toward what goal. This, of course, is a very controversial statement. So, here I am going to bring out some more basic truth about this.
Part 3: What IS “Critical Race Theory”? What does it get right, and where does it fall short?
by Rafael Kadaris
Heroism for Our Times
Free Iran’s Political Prisoners NOW –
An Afternoon of Solidarity and Resistance
No Going back—No Surrender! Abortion on Demand & Without Apology!
Forced Motherhood Is Female Enslavement!
Christian Fascist Theocrats—Get Your Laws and Vigilantes Off Our Bodies!
Patriarchy and Capitalism: You Can’t End One Without Ending The Other—Revolution, Nothing Less!
The defeat of the U.S. in its war against Afghanistan has had a complex effect. On the one hand, it is very good that America was defeated in its attempt to further impose its imperialist domination and plunder in the Middle East and Central Asia. On the other hand, the force which defeated it and has now come to power—the Islamic theocratic Taliban—will impose its own form of reactionary domination, including an extremely oppressive form of patriarchy. This painful dilemma and dynamic is captured in Bob Avakian’s description:
SPECIAL APPEAL TO THE LEGAL COMMUNITY: JOIN THE GLOBAL STRUGGLE TO FREE IRAN’S POLITICAL PRISONERS AND THEIR LAWYERS
A Call to Sign the Emergency Appeal
We received this important statement from the Communist Party of Iran (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist) regarding the situation of several political prisoners in Iran. We want this to be made known to our readers, and all those who are concerned about the situation of the political prisoners in Iran today. This translation is from revcom.us, and any unclarities or errors are our responsibility.
Three Lessons and Two Basic Points of Orientation
In 2001, fanatical Islamic fundamentalists hijacked several airplanes and flew them into the World Trade Center, a massive office building in New York. The center was destroyed and nearly 3,000 people were killed. They also attacked the Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Defense Department. In response, the U.S., under Republican President George W. Bush, declared war against the government of Afghanistan, which had allowed the group that had done this—al Qaeda—to stay in their country. The Afghanistan government was headed by a fanatic and repressive Islamic fundamentalist group, the Taliban.
A number of articles posted previously at revcom.us have exposed how the workings of capitalism-imperialism have led to needless horrors under the COVID-19 pandemic. ALL OF THIS has not only continued but gotten even more horrific. Part 1 of this article will examine how the pandemic has exacerbated poverty and hunger, especially in poor Third World countries; and will look at the ways already existing inequalities have been deepened with COVID-19.
Political prisoners Nahid Taghavi and Mehran Raouf have been sentenced to 10 years and 8 months each: ten years for “membership in an illegal group” and 8 months for “propaganda against the regime.”
Their sentences were handed down August 3 in a Tehran court behind closed doors, with no court hearing nor any measure of due process resembling a trial. It is unclear if the defendants were even present.
Sentences of six years and eight months were also issued for Somayeh Kragar and Bahareh Soleimani, and three years and four months was imposed on Nazanin Mohammadnejad.
Full Page Appeal in NY Review of Books
Calls for Freeing Iran’s Political Prisoners
COVID Outbreak Endangers Women Prisoners, Nahid Taghavi
Why This Is
A RARE TIME WHEN
REVOLUTION BECOMES POSSIBLE
A Talk by Andy Zee
Since July 15, the sustained rebellion by the people of Khuzestan, Iran has continued and is still spreading to small towns and large cities all over Iran. The uprising was precipitated by a lack of water and electricity rooted in the discrimination and oppression of Khuzestan’s minority Arab population. As of July 28, the daily and often militant mass marches and protests have spread to more than 40 cities. It has also drawn the support of very broad sections of Iranian society.
Bob Avakian on American Slavery & Genocide;
Plus “Critical Race Theory” & Forget the Alamo
by Raymond Lotta
This research paper was spurred by analysis by Bob Avakian of major global socio-economic changes and social struggles over the last 50 years influencing shifts in class structure and political-ideological developments, especially the rise of fascism. My particular point of departure is from a section of that broader analysis:
THIS IS A RARE TIME
WHEN REVOLUTION BECOMES POSSIBLE—
WHY THAT IS SO, AND HOW TO SEIZE ON THIS
A Future Worth Fighting for: Revolution, Nothing Less!
Let’s get down to basics: We need a revolution—nothing less! To everyone who can’t stand this world the way it is … who is sick and tired of so many people being treated as less than human … who knows that the claim of “liberty and justice for all” is a cruel lie … who is righteously enraged that injustice and… Read more »
It is urgent that our Campaign’s Emergency Appeal be published online as soon as possible. We have a plan to do so, and you are needed to help raise the $5,000 needed.
Watch Episode 57 of The RNL—Revolution, Nothing Less—Show
“Hope breaking free” … “Embryo of an alternative culture”
Announcing to the World: There Is an Emerging Force Organizing NOW for a Real Revolution
From a member of the National Revolution Tour