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Important Videos from Revolution Books

"The Stakes in the Impeachment of Donald Trump; the Struggle to Remove the Trump/Pence Regime; and the Fundamental Change We Need" A Hot Topic Discussion with Andy Zee at Revolution Books on Jan 28, 2020.

"The Art, and the Story, of Slave Rebellion Reenactment with artist Dread Scott, and conversation with Andy Zee"
  Artist Dread Scott talks about his revolutionary art and tells the story of and illustrates his live artwork of November 2019, Slave Rebellion Reenactment. 300 people retraced the path of the largest rebellion of enslaved people in U.S. history: the German Coast uprising of 1811 just outside of New Orleans. The challenge of resistance, freedom, and revolutionary action...then and today. 

Author David Wallace-Wells speaking on his new book "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming" at Revolution Books NY on July 24, 2019. David Wallace-Wells is deputy editor of New York magazine.

Jason Stanley, author of "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them" speaking on the book and in conversation with Andy Zee.

Statement of Purpose

Mission Statement
of Revolution Books

People come to Revolution Books from all over the world to find the books and deep engagement with each other about why the world is the way it is and the possibility of a radically different way the world could be.

The world today, with all its horrors, holds the potential for something far better. To unlock that – at the foundation of RB – is the most advanced scientific theory and leadership for an actual revolution for the emancipation of humanity: the new synthesis of communism brought forward by the revolutionary leader, Bob Avakian.

RB is a bookstore with literature, history, science, art, philosophy, and revolutionary theory... a place of discovery and engagement. Scientific and poetic, wrangling and visionary. A bookstore at the center of a movement for revolution.

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Bob Avakian on the Moment

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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

Saturday, September 25, 3pm

Heroism for Our Times
Free Iran's Political Prisoners NOW

An Afternoon of Solidarity and Resistance

Speakers include:
Mariam Claren – daughter of Iranian political prisoner Nahid Taghavi
Kave Milani – Burn the Cage/Free the Birds Movement
Raymond Lotta – Revolution Books
Other speakers to be announced Solidarity Statements / Film Clips / More

Proof of vaccination, and mask, required to attend inside. People will also be seated outside, and can view event on large screen and participate in Q&A with outdoor mic.


Wednesday, September 29, 7pm

The 60th Anniversary Edition of The Wretched
of the Earth

with Cornel West who wrote the introduction for the new edition, in conversation with Andy Zee

To reserve seat, go to Eventbrite. Seating is limited. Donation requested. For more info, call 212-691-3345.

Proof of vaccination, and mask, required to attend inside. People will also be seated outside, and can view event on large screen and participate in Q&A with outdoor mic.

Saturday, October 2, 3pm

New Fiction from the African Diaspora

With Wanjiku wa Ngũgĩ and Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ, presenting and discussing their new novels.

Wanjiku wa Ngũgĩ will present Seasons in Hippoland and Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ will present Unbury Our Dead With Song.

Proof of vaccination, and mask, required to attend inside. People will also be seated outside, and can view event on large screen and participate in Q&A with outdoor mic.

Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Attica Rebellion. Jared Reinmuth, co-writer of "Big Black: Stand at Attica," a powerful graphic novel memoir, and lawyer Danny Meyers in conversation with Carl Dix.

"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.

100 Years Since The Tulsa Massacre
A Major Talk by Carl Dix: "On the 100 Year Anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre: These Racist Horrors Must End"
at Revolution Books NY on June 1, 2021.

Dr. Yaba Blay presents her new book "One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race," followed by a conversation with writer Damon Young and RB host Carl Dix. A Revolution Books virtual author program held May 10, 2021.

Harriet Washington on her new book "Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Medical Consent," a virtual author event by Revolution Books on February 28, 2021.

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