The RC4 Tour is Coming Your Way!

October 2: 1 PM, Chicago, IL at the Jones College Preparatory High School, 606 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

October 8: 2 PM, Brooklyn, New York, at The Lab, 1428 Fulton St. Brooklyn, (Corner of Bklyn Ave), C train to Kingston-Throop Ave, or A to Nostrand Avenue.

October 15 or 16: San Francisco Bay Area/Berkeley: October 15 or 16, 2005 TBA soon.

October 29: Washington, DC. TBA.


In these dangerous times, Revolutionary Communist 4 Speaking Tour is set to hit the road, spreading revolution and communism and challenging those at the bottom of society to step forward and become emancipators of humanity.

Is revolution really possible? What does it mean to emancipate all of humanity and what does that have to do with Black people’s experience of slavery and oppression which continues down to today? Why is communism the answer and what does it mean for people to be communists and to get involved in a communist movement?

What kind of leadership do we need? How do you judge revolutionary leadership? Is it based on nationality or should it be based on a vision of where we need to go and what we need to do to get out of this nightmare and bring into reality our dreams of a better world?

Is communism a European ideology? Are Black people too much into religion to be attracted to communism? What about spirituality: is it true that communism is cold and devoid of soul?

What future does the Bush team have for the youth in the ghettos and barrios. Prisons and jails, military uniforms and Bibles – calling on the youth to pray to a non-existent god while fighting, dying, and killing others like themselves for empire.

Can we really rise up and actually get our freedom?

These are all big questions. And this tour is coming your way to get into all this and more–with no holds barred.

If we are going to be liberators of humanity, we must have a revolutionary, scientific way of looking at the world and approaching all questions. We need the leadership of Bob Avakian, the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP). We say straight up that Bob Avakian is a visionary and creative revolutionary communist thinker and leader who is serious about leading a revolution in this country. Listen to the love for and profound confidence he has in the people:

“One of the things that I see, something that I haven’t lost sight of, is this: I see all the strength of the ruling class, but I also see all the way through all this shit, all the contradictions in society–I actually see a force in this society that, if it were developed into a revolutionary people, actually could have a go at it, could have a real chance of making revolution, of being the backbone force for revolution, when the conditions were ripe. I see a force of millions and millions and millions–youth and others–for whom this system is a horror.”

This tour is aiming to connect that potential and creativity with revolutionary science–a powerful combination that could actually mean that we would have a fighting chance to really change things.

We are revolutionary communists, and we do not believe in gods or saviors. We look reality in the face, and we are passionate about changing the world. We are:

CARL DIX: RCP National Spokesperson. In 1970 Carl was one of six active duty GI’s at Ft. Lewis who refused orders to Vietnam. A veteran revolutionary activist, Carl was formerly with the Black Workers’ Congress and the African Liberation Day Support Committee. He represented the RCP, USA, at the founding press conference for the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement in London in 1984. And he is a co-founder of the October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality in 1996.

CLYDE YOUNG: In 1990, the Revolutionary Worker published a lengthy interview with Clyde Young, referring to him as Comrade X in that interview. As a teenager, he served time in juvenile “correctional institutions” and while serving a lengthy prison sentence he became a revolutionary –leading prison rebellions and other political activity. He was influenced by the revolutionary leaders and movements of the 1960s, including Malcolm X, George Jackson and the Black Panther Party. He was also greatly influenced by Mao and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China. Upon his release from prison, Clyde Young met Bob Avakian and recognized in him unique and special qualities as a leader and also his enormous sense of humor. Clyde Young’s writings for the revolutionary press range from essays on Martin Luther King and the Vietnam War, Muhammad Ali and boxing to a major analysis of demographic changes, “Since the 60s: Trends of Impoverishment, Oppression, and Class Polarization in the Black Nation.”

AKIL BOMANI: Akil Bomani is a member of the Chicago Revolutionary Writers and Artists Collective and a correspondent to Revolution newspaper. Growing up in the streets of Chicago in the 1990s with his Pentecostal mom, Akil searched for answers. He speaks powerfully to how he came to be a revolutionary communist in his article, “Losing My Religion.” He is a writer, poet, rapper, and actor. Akil is currently studying for a masters degree in linguistics and writing a book on Black culture.

JOE VEALE: Joe Veale is the spokesperson for the Los Angeles branch of the RCP. Joe arrived in L.A. during the ‘92 Rebellion determined to link up with the courageous fighters there and fuse their determination to confront injustice with the science of MLM and the cause of communist revolution. Joe is a veteran of the Black Panther Party.