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Announcement :: Politics
vandalism at Revolution Books
03 Sep 2005
Saturday, September 3, 2005

Dear Friends

On Wednesday night, August 31, two days after hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, the front of Revolution Books was vandalized and "Maoism Kills Millions" was spray painted on the store's doors with the acronym RAAN with a star over it.

The staff does not know why or who did this but with any such attack on a progressive or revolutionary group or organization, the first question that should be asked is "in whose interest does it serve?"

At a time when the Bush Regime is engaged in an endless war on the people of the world, the spectre of a Christian Fascist theocracy looming and as thousands die under the military occupation of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast the time demand that the people take action. What does it mean to take this kind of action?

We also recognize that this kind of act can be a favorite tactic of the bourgeois state to sow discord.

We encourage people to take a stand against these kinds of attacks--irrespective of who is the target.

In Unity and Struggle,
The staff of Revolution Books

For more information and to make a contribution to the store we can be contacted at: revbooks (at) or (617)492-5443

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Was this man seen around your store lately?
03 Sep 2005
This man used to hang out at Revolution Books. He's a Dedham Cop. His name is Ed St. George and he has infiltrated political events.
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
03 Sep 2005
"the bourgeois state" is spraypainting your lame store to sow discord? keep dreaming that anyone cares.
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
03 Sep 2005
1. this apparently happened last year at an NYC RCP bookstore:

2. The Red and Anarchist Action Network is certainly anti-Leninist...

3. ... but as an anarchist-communist in Boston it comes as a pretty big surprise that there's someone here claiming RAAN affiliation.

Looks like the state to me.
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
03 Sep 2005
Now all three costumers will be scared to shop there.
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
03 Sep 2005
customers? being a customer is so bourgeois.
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
03 Sep 2005
iron council - you've got to be kidding. the state?

you really think "the state" cares about wannabe-communists running a capitalist bookstore?

stop watching the matrix and get a real job.
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
03 Sep 2005
Reagan Asshole Anarchy Nation
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
03 Sep 2005
Hahahaha That's funny. Let me remind you what Revolution Books does: They sell pamphlets and raise money for the Revolutionary Communist Party of America. They deserve to be bulldozed. Alas they were merely pranked. Let's remember how many Communists vandalize buildings all over town.
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
03 Sep 2005
I would also like to point out that Revolution Books endorses graffiti and frequently has items in their front window depicting vandalized property. They of course have a special name for this activity when it is not on their own door.
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
04 Sep 2005
Doesn’t revolution books cater to all kinds of political left leaning interest? Even if its run by the mao lovers.

Though the Maoist did kill millions. I mean historically speaking. Centrally planed socialism at it's most deadly and horrific.
Revolution Books=RCP
05 Sep 2005
"Doesn’t revolution books cater to all kinds of political left leaning interest?"

No. They, along with every other Revolution Books in the country, are a front office for pushing the RCP line. They ban anarchists from coming in their store.
Let me rephrase
05 Sep 2005
"Someone painted 'maoism kills millions' on an explicitly communist, specifically maoist bookstore. Though we will neither confirm nor deny the truth of this statement uh....LOOK OVER THERE!"
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
05 Sep 2005
is that the "Edgar" that went to the first NE-ANTIFA meeting?

I dunno. anyone could attack revbooks.. many types of people must have strong feelings about it. Tho I believe the last time it was white power/skinhead types. This time, I just dunno.
Re: revolution books=rcp
05 Sep 2005
they ban anarchists?
Revolution Books does not ban Anarchists
05 Sep 2005
I am an anarchist and I haven't been banned by Revolution Books.
Fuck 'Em
05 Sep 2005
Yes. A few of the more well known boston-A's have been banned from Revolution Books.
They know I am an anarchist and they haven't banned me.
05 Sep 2005
In fact, they used to sell some of my materials. Perhaps there is some other reason they have banned them.
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
05 Sep 2005
I have talked to the tall white dude with grey hair at Revbooks. He is a real jackass. Always taking the wuss side of some so called political prisoner. Always correcting people to the Maoist party line. He sells bootleg cd-rs too. I reeally cant stand him. He has some pretty warped views on Mumia.
Most of the crap above is troll-crap.
05 Sep 2005
Ignore it. We should support any leftist org whose store is vandalized with hate speech.
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
05 Sep 2005
Umm what??!?!?!?

Hey @, my family are Han, so fuck you. You wonder why anarchists are 'marginalized, it's exactly stupid statements like that. Your political amalgalm is a slap in the face to anyone whose family comes from china/korea/russia/cuba. Seriously, fuck you.
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
05 Sep 2005
I agree. I'm sure if any chinese APOC were in the room, your white ass would be too guilty to claim to be in 'solidarity' with Mao.
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
06 Sep 2005
OOPS! You said Revolution Books was vandalized with HATE SPEECH.

There was no "hate speech," only a criticism of Maoism.

Furthermore, you are not an American because you do not believe in the first amendment.
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
11 Sep 2005
I look forward to the day when all of the RCP's stupid bookstores burn to the ground... and Bob Avakian burns up with 'em!

- xRAANistax
Re: vandalism at Revolution Books
23 Apr 2006
This attack should be condemned, no matter who did it. What's more, the RCP should be defended regardless of disagreements with it - an injury to one is an injury to all.

It may be that a supposedly "left" group, the RAAN, did this. Or not. Regardless of who the perpetrators are, they should be treated the same.

Remember LaRouche's "Operation Mop-up?"