Updated September 7, 2015
BA Everywhere... Imagine the Difference It could Make! is a major fundraising campaign to make Avakian's work and leadership known in every corner of society.The work Bob Avakian, "BA," has done creates new possibility at an excruciating time for humanity-- nothing less than an opening for a visionary and viable future.
"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.…"
"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)
BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian is a book of quotations and short essays that speaks powerfully to questions of revolution and human emancipation.
Watch an excerpt from the film
Watch, share and donate funds for the distribution and promotion of the film, REVOLUTION AND RELIGION and for the promotion and distribution of Revolution – Nothing Less! t-shirts.
"…It was like there was magic in the air. It was one of the most hopeful things that I’ve seen in a very long time. I think it was historic in many different dimensions: in terms of the topic that was approached; the people who were involved in it, the two speakers; the moment in time."
"Despite its ostensible foundation of freedom and equality, the United States was built on subjugation and domination-from creating a 'new world' by wresting land from the indigenous people to growing their new nation by kidnapping and enslaving Africans. The legacy of slavery still taints our nation today, and the essence of that exploitation persists. Bob Avakian posits that from this ugliness beauty can arise: Black people being a force in emancipating all people. The systemic oppression of Black people in the U.S. has recently become widely discussed and acknowledged. Activists-Black activists-are demanding justice, demanding an end to police brutality, demanding an end to exploitation and dehumanization. And they are heard. Black voices are carrying on a tide of anger and sadness that crosses race and creed. In an increasingly connected world, censored voices are now audible. Tamir Rice is no longer an un-named Black youth, who may not have received coverage at all. He is known as a child, as someone's son, as a human being. The dead are now acknowledged. Too late, undoubtedly, but it is a start. Beyond the effort to end the continued subjugation of Blacks in America, the real beauty lies in its connectedness to the dehumanization of any people across the globe. In fighting for themselves, Blacks can come from a place of forced subjugation to a force of change for all." ---A woman
On Saturday, August 22, people around the country answered the call of the BA Everywhere campaign to wear the bold T-shirt, BA Speaks; REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! and represent for revolution and the emancipation of humanity.Read more here
Be in touch with the national BA Everywhere campaign for help and to share experience. Email to baeverywhere[@]gmail.com.