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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.

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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,
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 agonized about the horrors of this society, but did not know why we face all this and thought there was no way out… this filmed speech will reveal why those outrages go on and how they can be changed.

If you have thought that even if people could get together on it, revolution was not really possible up against the powerful repressive machinery we face… this filmed speech will challenge you.

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.

Watch It... Spread It... Fund It...

Bob Avakian on the Trump/Pence Regime

In this Film, Bob Avakian Analyzes the Deep Roots and Driving Forces of Trump/Pence Fascism and What Must Be Done to Stop It. Watch It Here, and Spread It.



In The Name of Humanity We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America
A Better World IS Possible

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

Thise film was produced by Revolution Books (437 Malcolm X Blvd.), The Bob Avakian Institute and the Revolution Books Educational Fund,(a 501c3 registered in NYS. To obtain our financial reporting go to

View the film and the Q&As here.

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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It's On...60 Defiant Days from Revolution Books: Talks, Dialogue, Performance. In the Name of Humanity, The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

Saturday, Sept 26, 1pm
Sidewalk Discussion in Front of RevBooks:

Louisville Pigs Get Away With Murder of Breonna Taylor DONALD TRUMP: GENOCIDAL RACIST,
by Bob Avakian

Breonna Taylor was murdered in her bed by the police. A grand jury let two of the killer cops off and slapped the other on the wrist. Trump has not only continued to support all manner of crimes like this by police, he has doubled down in the name of “law and order."

Donald Trump isn't just bad. He isn't just REALLY BAD. He is a genocidal racist and genocide is what is being rolled out by this regime.

We continue our outdoor discussions of Bob Avakian's new series: Donald Trump--Genocidal Racist. Saturday, Carl Dix will be leading the discussion of: Part 4 | Part 5 Read all 10 segments HERE.

"If you don’t think Trump would do something as extreme as killing off large parts of those he has demonized and criminalized, you still don’t know who Donald Trump really is..."

Sept 28 thru Oct 5, join us at the virtual Brooklyn Book Festival

Wednesday, Sept 30, 7pm
Virtual program on FaceBook and YouTube, co-hosted by the Brooklyn Book Festival:
How Fascism Works, and How to Stop It: A Dialogue between Jason Stanley and Andy Zee

Andy Zee is co-initiator of Refuse Fascism and Spokesperson for RevBooks. Jason Stanleyis a Yale philosopher and author of How Fascism Works.

Kimiko Guthrie, author of "Displacement" and Kiku Hughes, author of "Block Seventeen," on their two new novels reflecting on the experience of Japanese and Japanese Americans in U.S. concentration camps during World War 2—and lessons for today as Trump demonizes and targets whole populations. Virtual program from Revolution Books, Sept 15, 2020.

A conversation with with Daffodil Altan, one of the filmmakers who made the Frontline documentary "Covid's Hidden Toll. A Revolution Books online event on August 21, 2020.

"Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing" by Stuart Schrader, interviewed by Carl Dix on Aug 4, 2020.

Author Laura Briggs discusses her new book: "Taking Children: A History of American Terror," an online interview by Revolution Books on June 23, 2020.

Mass Incarceration + The Coronavirus: A Death Sentence Waiting to Happen: an online conversation with: Carl Dix - Revolutionary Communist Party; James "Yaya" Hough - formerly incarcerated artist; Roosevelt - member, Chicago Revolution Club; and Yusef Salaam - one of the Exonerated 5 (formerly Central Park 5)

Todd Miller discusses his recent book: "Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border around the World"

More VIDEOS from past programs at Rev Books.


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