Thurs., Sept. 22nd, 7 PM: "An Appeal to Those the System Has Cast Off"
"An Appeal to Those the System
Has Cast Off"
from BAsics 3:16 (see below)
Join Us on Thursday, Sept. 22nd, 7 pm
We will read out loud the last essay in BAsics, "The
Revolutionary Potential of the Masses and the Responsibility of the Vanguard" and get people's reactions to it. Bring your friends!
We'll also be making plans to get ready for the next issue of Revolution, publishing on October 3, which will focus on BAsics 3:16.
An Appeal to Those the System Has Cast Off
I am speaking not only to prisoners but to
those whose life is lived on the desperate edge, whether or not they find some work; to those
without work or even homes; to all those the
system and its enforcers treat as so much human
your sights above the degradation and
madness, the muck and
the individual battle to survive and to "be
somebody" on the terms of the imperialists - of
fouler, more monstrous
mythology has ever invented or jails ever held.
Become a part of the human saviors of humanity:
the gravediggers of this system
bearers of the future communist society.
is not just talk or an attempt to make poetry
here: there are great tasks to be fulfilled, great struggles to be carried out, and yes great
sacrifices to be made to accomplish all this. But
there is a world to
save - and to win-and in that
process those the system has counted as
nothing can count for a great deal. They
represent a great reserve force
become an active force for the proletarian
revolution. - BAsics 3:16
special issue will feature letters from prisoners, as well as others,
in response to this appeal. Letters and visual art from those who are
rising above the muck and mire can inspire and challenge many
others-from the communities of the oppressed to students, teachers and
professors, artists and others who agonize about the unjust society we
live in-to question the way things are and think about the possibility
of real revolutionary change. This issue will concentrate that
powerful call and be a living challenge to all those who live
day-to-day in the most desperate conditions to get into Bob Avakian, to
know about and study his talks and writings... to defend and protect
him... take up the leadership he is providing. And to join in this
movement we are building for revolution to bring a new world into
This issue needs to get out far and wide...[Read whole article from revcom.usHERE].