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THE SCIENCE, THE STRATEGY, THE LEADERSHIP FOR AN ACTUAL REVOLUTION, AND A RADICALLY NEW SOCIETY ON THE ROAD TO REAL EMANCIPATION
I. Science, the Scientific Method, the New Synthesis
* Why is method and approach the most fundamental and essential thing in the new synthesis of communism?
* Why is it correct that “Everything that is actually true is good for the proletariat, all truths can help us get to communism?”
** Why is “class truth” wrong?
** Why is it the case that, in the relation between being partisan and being scientific, being scientific is principal?
* BAsics 4:10 argues that relativism—and treating truth as subjective, and a matter of “narrative,” rather than correspondence to objective reality as the criterion
of truth—will ultimately contribute to remaining trapped within a world where “might makes right.” Is this true, and if so why? And what does this question of
epistemology have to do with getting beyond such a world?
READ THE FRAMEWORK AND GUIDELINES FOR STUDY AND DISCUSSION
The presentation by Bob Avakian, THE SCIENCE, THE STRATEGY, THE LEADERSHIP FOR AN ACTUAL REVOLUTION, AND A RADICALLY NEW SOCIETY ON THE ROAD TO REAL EMANCIPATION is a
sweeping, comprehensive document of world-historic importance. At the same time as it has great immediate relevance, it also provides, in an overall and ongoing way, a foundation and
strategic orientation in relation to the basic questions of human emancipation it speaks to, which are indicated and concentrated in the title. In order to facilitate
the kind of serious and deep engagement with which this document should be approached- both the particular parts of this presentation and the decisive questions they
address and, most fundamentally, the method and approach that underlies and runs through the presentation overall-the following provides a framework and guidelines for
both individual study and collective discussion of this document.
A Terrorist Attack in Paris, a World of Horrors, and the NEED FOR ANOTHER WAY
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On November 15, 1900 people packed The Riverside Church in New York City to experience the Dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian-REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion.
It was an historic event. Two perspectives were set forth-contending and overlapping, struggling for higher ground, and coming back to unity on the need to ACT. The video of the entire Dialogue has now been posted!
If you are someone who is angered and outraged by the horrors of this
world: the oppression of black people and women, the ruthless wars of
the brink of environmental catastrophe, and you are someone who has
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People need the truth about the communist revolution. The REAL truth. At a time when people are rising up in many places
all over the world and seeking out ways forward, THIS alternative is ruled out of order. At a time when even more people are
agonizing over and raising big questions about the future, THIS alternative is constantly slandered and maligned and lied
about, while those who defend it are given no space to reply. We thought it urgent that we answer the questions and tell the
TRUTH about the communist revolution—the real way out of the horrors that people endure today, and the even worse ones they
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