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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 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

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


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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

Friday, December 3, 7pm

The Story of Slave Rebellion Reenactment: Art That Reclaims Buried History, And Summons Liberation Today

With Artist Dread Scott In Conversation with Andy Zee, Revolution Books spokesperson.

In November 2019, revolutionary artist Dread Scott brought together hundreds of people to create a powerful performance piece in Louisiana. In the costume of those times, they retraced the path of the largest rebellion of enslaved people in U.S. history, the German Coast Uprising of 1811. You may not know about this uprising, because it is suppressed history.

Dread will tell and illustrate the story of this live work of art. He'll then be in conversation with Revolution Books spokesperson Andy Zee to discuss slavery then and in its modern forms, resistance and revolution, the importance of art in society, and the great need for radical and revolutionary art in these urgent times.

$75 includes gift book; $20 general admission; $10 students/low income. Buy tickets through

To learn more about artist Dread Scott and Slave Rebellion Reenactment, visit his website.

Thursday, December 9, 6pm

A Private Gallery Tour
with Dread Scott

219 Bowery, 2nd Fl, Lower Manhattan
(Proof of vaccination required)

Dread Scott will conduct a private tour of the current exhibition of photographs and handmade flags from Slave Rebellion Reenactment. See New York Times review. Thursday's tour will be an opportunity to talk with the artist. $150 (includes $75 admission to Dec. 3 event above)

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Saturday, Dec 11, 2-10pm

at RevBooks

Music, food, children’s story hour, poetry, raffle, DJ party in the evening, and more! (Proof of vaccination required)

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"Glasgow and the Ticking Environmental Clock...We Need SYSTEM CHANGE to Deal with Climate Change" with Raymond Lotta (revolutionary political economist) and Ashley Dawson (environmental scholar/activist) at Revolution Books NY on Nov 4, 2021.

New Fiction from the African Disaspora: An afternoon with Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ and Wanjiku wa Ngũgĩ on October 2, 2021. Wanjiku presented her new novel "Seasons in Hippoland." Mũkoma presented his new novel "Unbury Our Dead With Song."

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.

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.

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.

More videos from past programs at Rev Books on Youtube and Vimeo.


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