Role of Voting, Right Wing Danger & Peaceful Revolution? -- From Q & A at "Revolution and Religion, The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion, A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian 1-22-15

DATE TBA (Jan 22 date postponed), 7 pm 

Watch a small taste of the Q & A section of the historic Dialogue that took place on November 15, 2014 between the revolutionary Christian, Cornel West, and the revolutionary communist leader, Bob Avakian at Riverside church in NYC

BA and Cornel West struggled with the audience for a morality and a moral courage that these times demand. They fought for people to see the need for radical, revolutionary change—each of them coming from different philosophical frameworks. There was, as Cornel West forecast, transgression and convergence. They modeled and challenged the audience to think and to act on their convictions and to do so with courage.

We will view BA and Cornel West addressing audience questions:
“In response to voting, is there no value in working to abolish a system while participating to minimalize the immediate damage it does at the same time?”

“If we avoid voting, because no candidate represents 'the Left,' how can we also avoid enabling the rise of the worst of the Right?”

“How in this world are we, the oppressed, to accomplish true revolution peacefully, when in reality, the powers-that-be have all the artillery to kill, while all we have are our voices and our fists? How do we compete? There's no ‘win’ in this picture for the oppressed, as I can see. Please shed some light on this.”

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