SOMETHING TERRIBLE,
OR SOMETHING TRULY EMANCIPATING:
Profound Crisis, Deepening Divisions,
The Looming Possibility Of Civil War—
And The Revolution That Is Urgently Needed<
A Necessary Foundation, A Basic Roadmap For This Revolution

by Bob Avakian, Revolutionary Leader, Author of the New Communism

Two Innocent Men Exonerated in the Murder of Malcolm X After Decades in Prison—But the Hand of the System Remains Covered Up

On November 18, two men had their guilty convictions for the February 21, 1965 assassination of Malcolm X finally and rightfully overturned in a New York court. Mohammad Aziz (now 83) and Khalil Islam—formerly known as Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson—together lost 42 of their prime years in prison. Islam, who had been Malcolm X’s driver, died in 2009 at age 74. They and their families had their lives shattered, both by prison and by the decades of carrying the social stigma of being wrongly designated as the killers of Malcolm X, a revolutionary beloved by millions then as now.

“WORKERS’ DEMOCRATIC CONTROL”—A DAMAGING DELUSION:
IMPOSSIBLE UNDER CAPITALISM, DESTRUCTIVE UNDER SOCIALISM

We Need a Revolutionary Transformation of Society, and the World—
Not a Bourgeois-Democratic Continuation, or Restoration, of Capitalism

 

by Bob Avakian,

Revolutionary Leader and Author of the New Communism

As the World Burns and Its Rulers Act Out a Criminal Farce in Glasgow…

A Call to Those Who Want a Radically Different Future for Humanity

As the leaders of the world’s governments gather in Glasgow for the COP-26 conference on the climate, the situation of the planet and its inhabitants has never been clearer: To deal with climate change, we need System change. And this means Revolution – Nothing Less! An actual overthrow of the capitalist-imperialist system and its replacement with a radically different, genuinely socialist system.

On the Death of Abimael Guzmán, “Chairman Gonzalo”

Abimael Guzmán, “Chairman Gonzalo”

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.

Why The World Is So Messed Up,
And What Can Be Done to Radically Change This—
A Basic Scientific Understanding

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.

Why Do People Believe the Most Ridiculous and Outrageous Nonsense?
WILD DISTORTIONS OF REALITY,
DEADLY ILLUSIONS OF “PAINLESS PROGRESS,”

AND THE URGENT NEED FOR A REAL,
SCIENTIFICALLY-GROUNDED REVOLUTION

by Bob Avakian

ON OCTOBER 2, MARCH IN THE BREAK ALL THE CHAINS CONTINGENT:
UNLEASH THE FURY OF WOMEN AS A MIGHTY FORCE FOR REVOLUTION!

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!

The “Industrialization” of Sexual Exploitation, Imperialist Globalization, and the Descent Into Hell

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.

From Bob Avakian
Once Again on Why All Dictatorships Are Not Bad, and Why We Should Want, and Fight for, a Socialist Dictatorship

“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.

ON OCTOBER 2, MARCH IN THE BREAK ALL THE CHAINS CONTINGENT:
UNLEASH THE FURY OF WOMEN AS A MIGHTY FORCE FOR REVOLUTION!

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!

Check It Out: What the U.S. Did to Women in Afghanistan’s Countryside

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:

Statement of the Communist Party of Iran (MLM) on Political Prisoners Nahid Taghavi, Mehran Raouf and…

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.