Bob Avakian: Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution. Plus Lauren Markham on Why Refugees Flee Central America

Bob Avakian: Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution

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Most of today's show is going to concentrate on a new speech by Bob Avakian, the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution. The film of this speech is now online at revcom.us.

We'll be joined by Annie Day, the Director of The Bob Avakian Institute for a discussion of the importance of the talk, and we'll hear two excerpts, the first section of the talk, and a response to a question, “What would be the next step if the Trump/Pence regime consolidates power?”


Lauren Markham on Why Refugees Flee Central America

 Activists leaving water for migrants crossing the desert

Activists leaving water for migrants crossing the desert

We'll also be hearing part of an interview I did with Journalist Lauren Markham, author of The Far Away Brothers, which has been called an "urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration." It's the story of twin brothers growing up in El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, being forced to flee as unaccompanied minors, and struggling to find a new life in the great American unknown. This is an urgent question today. There was no time on this show for the entire interview, but it is posted above.