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“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.

U.S. Pullout from Afghanistan

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.

Oppressive, Parasitic Workings of Capitalism-Imperialism Continue Needless COVID-19 Horrors

Part 1

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.

Dual Nationals Nahid Taghavi, Mehran Raouf Sentenced to nearly 11 years in Iranian Prison

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.

The Flames of Khuzestan’s Anger and the Spreading Shouts of “Death to the Islamic Republic” (of Iran)

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.