"I'm excited for the screening in December because [the film is] very diverse... I think it'll touch base with a lot of issues and bring forward the problem and solution... The most important thing I got from watching this film is that change needs to come. I would recommend it to others because it will show them what they need to see, it will give them the truth and won't hide or sugarcoat it. This is the truth, now you do what you think is right... people will change, will react to it."
Right now, we are in the middle of a major two-month effort to make a serious leap in this campaign—to raise the kind of serious funds required to truly impact society, making BA a household name. These celebration premieres are coming at the perfect time and should be a tremendous impetus in this drive, raising funds and making known what this is all about, and what can be broken open with BA Everywhere—the inspiration, the intolerance and outrage with the needless suffering today, the debate over what is the source of all the suffering and torment that is plaguing humanity in this system of capitalism-imperialism, and what is the solution: revolution and the new synthesis of communism developed by BA, who is leading a movement to make revolution in today's world. There is great joy in coming together to forge the new—the debate, discussion, and dreaming of what is possible for humanity... and the serious understanding of what we are up against in fighting to bring this into being.
This is what BA Everywhere is about... and what should be brought together coming into these December screenings, and brought to a whole new level through reaching throughout society and raising lots of funds through all this.
"What was amazing about the evening being told through art was that it was incredibly positive; it was really great that night to watch the artists inspire each other... everyone who came onto that stage... had a positive message about revolution."
LEAH BONVISSUTO, Director of April 11 Event
"Avakian talks a lot about revolutionaries having a poetic imagination, so it was really good to see that idea within the context of an event that has to do with the political or philosophical idealism of revolution."
MATTHEW SHIPP, Musician
"There really is a different way humanity can think, feel and be... and this night gave us a taste of that... a taste that needs to be shared and spread... as a part of making this revolution, making this vision of a new world a reality."
ANNIE DAY, Co-Director of the film
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"I had a recent discussion about BA Everywhere that I
wanted to share with your readers... This was a brief
exchange with someone who is propertied and I thought was a
good example of how you can join – very briefly – the
differences people are raising and bring it back to the need
for BA Everywhere."
"Here’s an idea for people wanting to do something on Black
Friday around the BA Everywhere campaign. We are planning on
getting permits to table at two malls in our area. One of
the malls is in the inner city and is anchored by a Walmart.
The other mall is way fancier and is in a more upscale area
where middle class and wealthier people shop..."
What happens when we take the BA Everywhere campaign into
an inner-city high school?
Slightly edited interview with a teacher who took up BAsics'
quote 1:13 in relation to the October 22 'National Day of
Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the
Criminalization of a Generation' in her middle school. Her
students come from a very poor, mainly Black and West Indian
area of New York City.
A letter from a reader about a recent conversation
Shutdown, the Showdown, and the Urgent Need to Repolarize…
for Revolution" and raising a donation for BA
Click here for articles, correspondences and video from the crowdfunding campaign.
"Why am I—why is my body of work, and method and approach—important? Because this is bringing forward an advanced understanding, a heightened understanding, of what revolution and communism are all about and how to move toward the objective of revolution and communism, as well as a method for engaging and struggling through the contradictions that are inevitably going to be encountered in that process....
If we are in fact being guided by the scientific
understanding that human society needs to, and can,
advance to communism, that the struggle to achieve this
objective must be the conscious act of masses of people,
on the one hand, while at the same time this must have,
and has no prospect of being realized without,
leadership—leadership that, in relation to this goal,
embodies the most advanced understanding and
"My dear brother Bob Avakian... is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party.... He is one of the few coming out of the 60's who never sold out, he never caved in, he never gave up, held on to his forging of a rigorous, scientific analysis of the objective realities that are driven by a revolutionary love – because he has such a deep love for poor people, oppressed people, all around the world. Whether you agree or disagree with our brother, one thing you cannot deny: that he is the real thing. No doubt about it."
Cornel West, introducing his interview with Bob Avakian on the Smiley & West radio show (October 5, 2012)
"In Bob Avakian, the Chairman of our Party, we have the kind of rare and precious leader who does not come along very often. A leader who has given his heart, and all his knowledge, skills and abilities to serving the cause of revolution and the emancipation of humanity. Bob Avakian came alive as a revolutionary in the 1960s..."