A film of the November 2014 historic dialogue on a question of great importance in today’s world between the Revolutionary Christian Cornel West and the Revolutionary Communist Bob Avakian.
Bob Avakian is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. He came alive as a revolutionary in the 1960s. Since then he has given his heart and knowledge to serving the cause of revolution and the emancipation of humanity, and has consistently taken responsibility for leading the revolutionary movement – theoretically and practically. He is an innovative and critical thinker who has brought forward a new synthesis of communism.
Cornel West is widely recognized as one of the most important and provocative public intellectuals of our time. A prolific writer and lecturer, West is Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary in New York. A champion for the oppressed, West’s writing, speaking and teaching draw inspiration from and weave together the Christian and Black prophetic traditions, radical democracy and jazz, R&B and hip hop.
What’s in the film:
* A substantive presentation by Bob Avakian on the theme of REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion.
* A stirring response by Dr. Cornel West — a moral indictment and a call to conscience.
* Followed by a spirited, thought provoking conversation responding to 10 questions from the audience.
The Bob Avakian Institute
Revolution Books, NY
146 West 26th Street, New York,
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[Please watch at revcom.us]
(Dr. Cornel West begins at 2:02:00) (Q&A discussion begins at 2:24:45)
[Topics covered: police brutality, racism, capitalism, imperialism, prisons, activism, fascism, labor, workers, unity, violence, history, China, Art, Music, and more]
Updated: Mar. 29, 2015
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