The Mission Statement of The Bob Avakian Institute

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May 16 2012 17:20
The Mission Statement of The Bob Avakian Institute

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The Bob Avakian Institute is a nonprofit institute organized for educational purposes. Its mission is to preserve, project, and promote the works and vision of Bob Avakian with the aim of reaching the broadest possible audience.

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May 16 2012 18:04

http://revcom.us/a/018/bob-avakian-day.htm

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May 16 2012 18:12

We shouldn't mock. He's the greatest Marxist theoretician and organizer since Mao at least! Just ask them! groucho

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May 16 2012 22:58

Fuck, they are mental bastards...

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Jul 2 2012 14:59

from http://revcom.us/a/274/get-ready-to-kick-off-basics-bus-tour-en.html

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“[Bob Avakian] is opening our understanding to the way it is, where other people are afraid to speak because it’ll put their life on the line, and this man put his life on the line for everybody to know the truth. And he just told it just how it is. How can we make that change if we don’t know the basics?”

seems that he has been crucified for our sins ... the daily explanation from the bible:

Avakianh's Witnesses?

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Jul 9 2012 06:10

BOB IS GREAT

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Jul 19 2012 12:12

There supposedly is a debate someone on the internet between Avakian(ists) and Zizek at some talk in Manhattan. I have searched to no avail.

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Sep 19 2012 19:53
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I'm assuming this guy is well known and not well liked

Semi-well known in certain cities in the U$, only really liked by his followers... what a bunch of clowns.

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Sep 19 2012 20:14

where do I sign up, now?

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Sep 19 2012 20:24
Marx-Trek wrote:
There supposedly is a debate someone on the internet between Avakian(ists) and Zizek at some talk in Manhattan. I have searched to no avail.

I was there. It was not a debate. During the question and answer time, an RCP guy in the audience rambled on and on about Avakian, and Zizek responded something along the lines of, "I'm really sorry to tell you this, but I have read Avakian and did not find a single original or interesting argument." Then, Zizek was yelled at later by Maoists for daring to say there was mass starvation in Communist China.

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Oct 8 2012 08:35

praise the Bob!

touching the image may heal pustules

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Oct 8 2012 15:11

Or cause them.

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Oct 9 2012 08:26
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Or cause them.

yes ... if you are an unbeliever wink

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Oct 10 2012 09:28

They should have called that book the BAble.

Also, we should sue them for nicking our colour scheme.

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Nov 5 2012 21:39

To be fair most Marxists have a problem with people worship. It all started with Lenin.

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Nov 11 2012 17:31

http://revcom.us/a/284/sustain-revcom-en.html

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During the past week of Hurricane Sandy, no other site has done what revcom.us has. If you came to this site, you got ongoing analysis... you got reports from the places where people were abandoned by the government and suffering hard... you got direction and leadership on how to fight this over the course of the week... and you got reports from the trenches where people are already beginning to do so. You became acquainted with the work of Bob Avakian and got a vision of how a different society—an emancipatory socialist society, on the road to communism, which truly empowered and served the people—could deal with such a catastrophe.

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Nov 11 2012 21:32

BOB IS GREAT

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Nov 12 2012 03:37
Entdinglichung wrote:
http://revcom.us/a/284/sustain-revcom-en.html

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During the past week of Hurricane Sandy, no other site has done what revcom.us has. If you came to this site, you got ongoing analysis... you got reports from the places where people were abandoned by the government and suffering hard... you got direction and leadership on how to fight this over the course of the week... and you got reports from the trenches where people are already beginning to do so. You became acquainted with the work of Bob Avakian and got a vision of how a different society—an emancipatory socialist society, on the road to communism, which truly empowered and served the people—could deal with such a catastrophe.

Yeah they are really in the trenches all right. I wonder how many papers the RCP sold to hurricane victims.

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Mar 21 2013 15:21

http://revcom.us/a/298/bob-avakian-en.html

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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—taking part in the great movements of those days, and especially working and struggling closely with the most advanced revolutionary force in the U.S. at that time, the Black Panther Party. Since then, and while many others have given up, Bob Avakian has worked and struggled tirelessly to find the way to go forward, having learned crucial lessons and built lasting organization that could continue the struggle, and aim to take it higher, while uniting with the same struggle throughout the world. He has kept on developing the theory and strategy for making revolution. He played the key role in founding our Party in 1975, and since then he has continued the battle to keep the Party on the revolutionary road, to carry out work with a strong revolutionary orientation. He has deeply studied the experience of revolution—the shortcomings as well as the great achievements—and many different fields of human endeavor, through history and throughout the world—and he has brought the science and method of revolution to a whole new level, so that we can not only fight but really fight to win. Bob Avakian has developed the scientific theory and strategic orientation for how to actually make the kind of revolution we need, and he is leading our Party as an advanced force of this revolution. He is a great champion and a great resource for people here, and indeed people all over the world. The possibility for revolution, right here, and for the advance of the revolution everywhere, is greatly heightened because of Bob Avakian and the leadership he is providing. And it is up to us to get with this leadership…to find out more about Bob Avakian and the Party he heads…to learn from his scientific method and approach to changing the world…to build this revolutionary movement with our Party at the core…to defend this leadership as the precious thing it is…and, at the same time, to bring our own experience and understanding to help strengthen the process of revolution and enable the leadership we have to keep on learning more and leading even better.

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Mar 21 2013 20:40

It is just mad, isn't it?

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Mar 21 2013 22:33
Entdinglichung wrote:
from http://revcom.us/a/274/get-ready-to-kick-off-basics-bus-tour-en.html

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“[Bob Avakian] is opening our understanding to the way it is, where other people are afraid to speak because it’ll put their life on the line, and this man put his life on the line for everybody to know the truth. And he just told it just how it is. How can we make that change if we don’t know the basics?”

seems that he has been crucified for our sins ... the daily explanation from the bible:

Avakianh's Witnesses?

A book of quotes? Ha, what a lazy fuck this guy is. He can't even be bothered to write his babble in essay form.
I've never had the pleasure of meeting an Avakian's witness (very nice Entdinglichung wink ) in person, but whenever they use the word "science" it makes me cringe.

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Mar 22 2013 02:24

http://www.revcom.us/movement-for-revolution/BAE/film.html

Why Go to This Film Premiere?

Why go to this film premiere? Simply: It's by far the most important thing people could be doing that day–it's dealing with the most important thing there could be–because it's about the real possibility of bringing into being a radically different world, where all this madness, all the oppression and injustice, all the abuse and degradation that is so much a part of life now, would be done away with. If anybody can think of anything more important than that–let's hear it!

Clear the Day!
Come Together with Others Around the Country
See the Film Premiere of…
BA Speaks:
REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!

On this planet today, there are no questions that are more important—and no answers that are more thoroughgoing—than what is spoken to in BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! And there is no person more filled with contempt for the powers-that-be and the horrific order they trumpet and enforce—nor more filled with scientific confidence in the potential of masses of people to change all that—than Bob Avakian, the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA.

It is no exaggeration to say that if humanity is going to fight its way out of this horrific nightmare and create a world where human beings can rise to their full potential and truly flourish, it will be because of the work and leadership of Bob Avakian. And it will be because people—beginning with YOU—get into this work, get with this leadership, and fight for others to do the same.

Right now:

If you hate the unending insults and crushing horrors heaped on oppressed people everywhere—from mass incarceration to the global epidemic of rape, from the ravages of imperialist wars to the rise of reactionary fundamentalisms, from the destruction of the environment to the putrid, selfish, degrading culture—but you wonder where all this comes from and if it could ever change, YOU NEED TO SEE BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!

If you wish revolution were possible but wonder if “people are too messed up, the system is too powerful, and the revolutionary forces are too weak,” YOU NEED TO HEAR BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! so you can find out about how there is a strategy and the necessary leadership to transform this situation, to win a real revolution when the conditions for that emerge, and what people need to do today to hasten and prepare for that time.

If you yearn for some kind of fundamental change but aren’t sure that revolution—especially communist revolution—is desirable or “could work”... if you’ve been bombarded with the LIE that all of this suffering is owing to some unchanging and unchangeable “human nature” and the LIE that the genuine communist revolutions have been failures, YOU NEED TO EXPERIENCE BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! where you will hear why nothing could be further from the truth.

If you have ever dreamed of a better world... even more, if you have never dreamed of a better world—not because you don’t hate the horrors of this world but because you have been deprived of the truth about real revolution and the real alternative—YOU NEED TO BUY YOUR TICKET to BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! to have your sights lifted and your horizons expanded, not with some fairy tale of “utopia” or some unrealistic promise of reforms, but by the vision and plan for a real and viable socialist society that people would actually want to live in and that is on the road to the emancipation of all humanity.

MOST OF ALL: If you refuse to accept that this is the “best of all possible worlds”... if you refuse to keep your head down and let this system deprive you and countless others not only of a decent life but of the tremendous and uplifting role you could play in the fight to radically change everything... if you want THE TRUTH—not the “easy answers” (or, better put, the comfortable lies and rationalizations about how none of this can ever fundamentally change)... if you want your life to be about something that really matters, not for your own personal advancement, but for the emancipation of human beings everywhere across this planet—YOU NEED TO BUY YOUR TICKET to BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!

If you care about all this, but “don’t know enough” about BA or “don’t know enough” about communism and revolution, that is not a reason to stay away—that is a REASON for YOU TO BUY YOUR TICKET to BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!, so you can come and learn together with others from the deepest answers there are.

So, on March 16 in NYC, LA and Chicago and March 17 in SF:

Again, clear the day. Bring along your closest friends, the ones you talk about serious things with—to come together with hundreds of others in theaters across the country to hear a six and a half hour “daring, substantive, scientific summoning to revolution. 6+ hours that can change how you see the world and what you do with the rest of your life” (as one of the filmmakers put it).

If you are not in a city with one of these premieres, get in a car—even better, fill a car—and get to one; this is not to be missed.

Beginning now, start digging deeper into the works of BA (available at revcom.us) so that you are ready to get the most out of the film and contribute everything you can coming out of it.

Finally, join with others in your area to make sure that word of this film becomes a very big deal throughout society so that the impact of all of this—both the societal impact of these premieres and even more the transformative impact on the hundreds who will gather together to watch the film and then go back into the world to change it—will mark a meaningful leap in the forging of a real movement for revolution. All this can make a world of difference in a world that needs nothing more urgently than to be radically different.

Funds: A Critical Need

This is not a society where promotion of desperately needed ideas and the movement we are building gets funding from the powers-that-be! Just the opposite. Getting BA Everywhere in society is going to be a battle. A critical front in this battle is fundraising. Tens of thousands of dollars need to be raised to make the premieres a giant leap in projecting BA into every corner of society. And thousands of people like YOU need to and can make that happen.

Seriously: What BA brings to people is a compelling message, Revolution—Nothing Less! Go to the premieres in your city—or order the film today. This IS what's needed and THIS is where your money and energies need to go if you really want to do something about the emergency situation that faces humanity: millions starving, drone attacks terrorizing and murdering thousands, women—half of humanity—facing brutality and degradation, more than two million in prison, the planet facing destruction, and so much more. Nothing less than revolution can address and solve these problems.

Everyone reading this: step up and step out now. Get together with others. Make—and fight through on—bold and creative plans to raise lots of funds to push forward the whole BA Everywhere effort. Over the next several months, those funds will be critical in getting BA's voice out there on a much bigger scale. Contribute today and join the efforts to spread BA Everywhere—and the message of REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!

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Mar 22 2013 08:25

ALL CAPS!!

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Mar 22 2013 14:58
Illyana wrote:

Why go to this film premiere? Simply: It's by far the most important thing people could be doing that day–it's dealing with the most important thing there could be–because it's about the real possibility of bringing into being a radically different world, where all this madness, all the oppression and injustice, all the abuse and degradation that is so much a part of life now, would be done away with. If anybody can think of anything more important than that–let's hear it!

Attention revolutionary parents: Do you have a kid? Fuck that kid. You should be at this film premiere.

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Mar 23 2013 19:35

Did these people have their sense of irony surgically removed?

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Apr 2 2013 08:39

now, Avakian is under attack: http://spartacist.org/english/wv/1020/avakian.html

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As porn star Nina Hartley puts it, “Sexual desire is, by its nature, unruly, chaotic, transgressive and boundary-crossing.”

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Apr 2 2013 19:13
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Giving the evangelicals some stiff competition,

Keeping abreast of the latest developments

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Apr 13 2013 22:03
Entdinglichung wrote:
now, Avakian is under attack: http://spartacist.org/english/wv/1020/avakian.html

For a Trot group I was starting to like that piece, until it listed pandering to Feminism as one of the many crimes of BA.

Then their was this chestnut "The Spartacist League has a proud history of defending NAMBLA, opposing “age of consent” laws and all laws curtailing the privacy and sexual freedom of consenting individuals. "

Seems like someone's been gazing into the abyss to long.

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Apr 13 2013 23:24
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Then their was this chestnut "The Spartacist League has a proud history of defending NAMBLA, opposing “age of consent” laws and all laws curtailing the privacy and sexual freedom of consenting individuals. "

Seems like someone's been gazing into the abyss to long.

I like how that was preceded by, "Anti-pedophile hysteria...". It reminds me of gems like, "Anti-racist means anti-white" and "Feminism is misandry".

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I like how that was preceded by, "Anti-pedophile hysteria...". It reminds me of gems like, "Anti-racist means anti-white" and "Feminism is misandry".

My personal favourite was that just before that "Proud" admission the author was criticising BA for their insincere reversal on Gay rights. Promoting NAMBLA is probably the worst thing you can do for the whole LGBT rights/liberation thing and shows how little they themselves understand "Queer folk".

I'd write in but no doubt my complaint would be read as a plea to "queerism" or anti-youth freedom.

Still its good that these minor Red princes are busy pecking each other helping to make themselves even more irrelevant,