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Important Videos from Revolution Books

"Why I Follow Bob Avakian, An Old White Guy Who's the Most Radical Revolutionary on the Planet... And Why You Should Too!" A talk by Carl Dix at Revolution Books NY on July 30, 2021.

The International Emergency Campaign to Free Iran’s Political Prisoners and Revolution Books in Harlem and Berkeley present Heroism for Our Times--Free Iran's Political Prisoners NOW: An Afternoon of Solidarity and Resistance. Held September 25, 2021.

A program dedicated to 60th Anniversary of Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth featuring Cornel West in conversation with Andy Zee. Held September 29, 2021.

In November 2019, revolutionary artist Dread Scott brought together hundreds of re-enactors in a powerful performance piece. In period costume, they retraced the path of the largest rebellion of enslaved people in U.S. history, the German Coast Uprising of 1811 in Louisiana. Scott in conversation with Andy Zee at Revolution Books in New York on December 3, 2021.

Statement of Purpose

Revolution Books... about the world,
for a radically different world

At a moment when the planet and future of humanity are in peril...when so many are agonizing over where things are headed yet dreaming of something far better...Revolution Books is where you find the way out of the madness. Here the search for the truth meets the poetic spirit— with books, authors, films, and performance. Here you find the most radical revolution in the work and leadership of Bob Avakian who has developed the new communism aimed at the emancipation of humanity. A revolution to overthrow this system, and create a society and world in which human beings can truly flourish and the imagination can soar. Welcome to Revolution Books.

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Bob Avakian on the Moment


Bob Avakian is the most radical revolutionary on the planet and the architect of a new communism.

Bob Avakian for the Liberation of Black People


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Bob Avakian,
the New Communism,
and the Real Revolution

Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution, Parts 1 and 2, a major speech by Bob Avakian

If you have hungered for fundamental change, but did not know where to begin… this filmed speech will give you the map you need and the way to connect.

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Getting to know Bob Avakian

NCBecause of Bob Avakian and the work he has done over several decades, summing up the positive and negative experience of the communist revolution so far, and drawing from a broad range of human experience, there is a new synthesis of communism that has been brought forward — there really is a viable vision and strategy for a radically new, and much better, society and world, and there is the crucial leadership that is needed to carry forward the struggle toward that goal.

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Coming Programs and Events

In September, the Brooklyn Books Festival Comes to Revolution Books with TWO "Bookend" Events:

Wednesday, September 28, 7pm

Two Debut Novels with
Dislocations, Contradictions, and Love


with author Zain Khalid

Three immigrant boys, their adoptive Imam father in Staten Island, a hallucinatory double. Khalid boldly wrestles with issues of love, religious extremism and capitalist systems of control.


with author Sarah Thankam Mathews

A 22-year-old Indian immigrant, her first job in the Midwest. Strongly rendered queer romance and a keen reflection of work in a monstrous economy.

Friday, September 30 7pm


with author Caroline Elkins in conversation with Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ and Raymond Lotta

Drawing on more than a decade of research on four continents, Caroline Elkins demonstrates how and why violence in Ireland, India, Palestine, Kenya and other colonies underwrote Britain's empire and the country's imperial identity at home. In short, the blood and bones on which liberal-democratic “civilizations” sit. Rigorous and passionate, exploding myths of Western paternalism and progress.

Filmmaker Salima Koroma at Revolution Books in discussion with Carl Dix on her CNN documentary film "Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wall Street."" June 7, 2022.

Overturn Roe? Hell No! Sunsara Taylor speaking on Take to the Streets... REFUSE to Let the Supreme Court Decimate Abortion Rights. Forced Motherhood = Female Enslavement! Revolution Books NYC, May 18, 2022.

Dorothy Roberts' new book "TORN APART: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families-- and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World." Co-Hosted by Revolution Books and Rise at Revolution Books on April 16, 2022.

WAR IN UKRAINE--What is happening? Why is it happening? Where do the interests of humanity lie? And what does it have to do with the revolution humanity so urgently needs? With Andy Zee and Raymond Lotta. March 4, 2022.

An online conversation with Winfred Rembert's widow Patsy Rembert and co-author Erin I. Kelley, hosted by long-time revolutionary Carl Dix, on: "Chasing Me to My Grave:An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow South" by Winfred Rembert and Erin I. Kelly

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