|In 2003 Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA delivered an historic talk in the United States.|
This talk, followed by questions and answers, is a wide-ranging revolutionary journey, covering many topics. It breaks down the very nature of the society we live in and how humanity has come to a time where a radically different society is possible. It takes us deep into the heart of the horrors we see around us; from the oppression of whole peoples and parts of the world to what underlies brutal wars of domination, and why we live in a world where profound poverty, starvation and exploitation co-exist with unprecedented wealth.
From the American nightmare to a sweeping vision of a whole new world, he breaks it all down and shows how and why a radically different world can be brought forward. This video is full of heart and soul, humor and seriousness. It will challenge you and set your heart and mind to flight.
COMMENTS ABOUT THE FILM:
Herb Boyd, Amsterdam News:
[Avakian]...offers a full plan for revolutionary transformation, and he gets the attention of Black Americans right away on these tapes in his passionate discussion of lynching, police brutality, racial profiling and issues pertinent to African Americans.
Recalling the vicious assaults on Claude Neal, Mary Turner and Emmett Till, Avakian provides a brutal and bloody outline of tragedy, and does it with a fervor that is far too uncommon coming from the mouth of a white man...
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader film critic:
...his communist analysis is graceful, and he lucidly explains concepts ranging from dialectical materialism to irony without condescending to his audience.
A lengthy yet fascinating lecture by Bob Avakian, the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party of the United States. In his first public appearance since 1979, Avakian offers an astute critical analysis of American politics and the Maoist tactics that he believes can bring about revolutionary change. Although 20th century history has demonstrated the complications inherent in achieving the Communist ideal, Avakian puts forth a compelling case that a revolutionary program is what contemporary America needs (if not necessarily what it desires).
Wil-Dog, Jiro, & Uli from Ozomatli:
Avakian is a revolutionary leader whose voice must be heard far and wide today...
Reverend Earl Kooperkamp, Pastor, St. Marys Church, Harlem, NYC:
In times like these, this clear voice for social change is a welcome relief from all the confusion and lies. Listen, and you will truly hear a voice of reason, with sharp analysis and deep understanding, going up against the tide of injustice and oppression.
Carol Downer, Founder, Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centers:
...Bob Avakian hurls an impassioned, articulate challenge to capitalism and US imperialism. Women's liberation cannot be achieved without defeating these forces, therefore Avakian's presentation is an important contribution.Ē
Dr. Juan Gomez-Quinones, historian & writer, UCLA:
...Bob Avakian, an activist and thinker, leads you through a tough course, including beginning lessons and advanced sections, on a critical review and assessment on why the human predicament of today and offers an alternative vision for tomorrow than the one imposed by the system's institution...