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.