Friday - March 16, 7 to 9 pm
The Frontier - Jackalope Theatre
1106 W. Thorndale
(A few steps E of the Thorndale Red Line Stop)
Parking: metered public parking lot
on the North side of the Broadway Armory,
(5917 N. Broadway) at Thorndale.
$2/hr until 9pm. $1/hr after.
Do You Want to Really Understand What We Face With This Trump/Pence Regime?
This 1-hour talk from Bob Avakian goes deeply into these questions:
For more information leave a message at 312-241-5409.
Suggested donation $10, no one turned away.
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Additional Film showings on CANTV:
Sat, Mar 24, 2018 6:00 pm TV21
Tue, Mar 27, 2018 9:00 pm TV21
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
A Film Screening of A Talk by Bob Avakian--
The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
In The Name of Humanity,
We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America
A Better World IS Possible
WHEN: Friday, March 16 at 7:00pm
WHERE: The Frontier-Jackalope Theatre
1106 E. Thorndale (A few steps east of the Thorndale Red Line Stop)
This talk from Bob Avakian goes deeply into these questions:
Bob Avakian is the most radical revolutionary in the world. He is the architect of a new communism aimed at achieving the emancipation of all of humanity.
For more information call 312-241-5409
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
From the Revolution Club:
Pack the Courtroom Wednesday, November 29
It's Right To Stand Up To Police Running Amok
Trial Set To Begin For Members of the Chicago Revolution Club
|Video of arrest of members of Revolution Club|
On Wednesday, November 29 at 9:00 am, members of the Chicago Revolution Club will be in court in room 303 at 555 W Harrison, Chicago. This is the day trial is set to begin for 3 members of the club arrested last summer. The charge is "interfering with a police officer," the most serious class of misdemeanor which carries a penalty of up to a year in jail.
The case set for trial stems from arrests on July 21st when the Revolution Club dared to defy the Chicago Police Department 7th District's unofficial martial law in a South Side neighborhood where the police had been running roughshod over people, particularly people who had stood with the Revolution Club, put on the club T-shirt and taken up the club's call to "blow the whistle on police brutality."
Two of the three club members were arrested again in August for simply witnessing the police harass two men outside the Revolution Club's Organizing Center. Due to this they face a second charge of "interfering with a police officer." In this second case, the police were so angry that club members dared to come out of their office to witness them harassing people that they turned their ire on the club and arrested Revolution Club members when they refused to leave. There is a status hearing for this case in the same courtroom at the same time.
The case going to trial is a clear case of the police suppressing political speech they don't like, especially speech that calls out the police intimidation, harassment and brutality against those at the bottom of this society. On the day of the arrest, Revolution Club members had been standing on the sidewalk during the hours that police had told community people that they could not be out on the sidewalk--7am-3pm. An informal martial law. When the first club member was arrested in mid-morning, the police swooped in with 11 cars, using the pretext that she had taped a handwritten sign to a pole calling on people to stand with the community.
The two other club members were arrested close to noon just as the rally was set to begin. This time more than a dozen police cars roared up. This rally had been well advertised in the community. Former Black Panther and revolutionary communist Joe Veale was scheduled to speak at this rally. The rally could not take place due to the pre-emptive arrests.
How do we know this is a clear case of attacking the content of the message from the Revolution Club in violation of their First Amendment rights and the rights of the people to hear this message? Simple. Because the Commander of the 7th district has repeatedly told us this to our face. At a press conference to protest these arrests he told Carl Dix, "Alright, look, I am not going to let you intimidate me in this. You have to move yourself from in front of the station. We made lawful arrests today." When Carl Dix challenged this that commander said, "In my opinion a district commander, yes, these arrests were lawful, legal and within the law. This is not a police brutality situation at all. The 7th district works hard at fostering relationships within the community. And I think what you are doing right now is totally antithesis to what's going on in the streets."
And when the 7th District commander was challenged the next day by an attorney that he could not simply suppress speech he didn't like, the commander responded, "So I will do it legally, then! I will enforce every law I can find against this group."
The revolutionaries are being singled out to punish them and to send a message to the people that this (and worse) is what will happen to you if you dare to join up with the revolution and stand up to the police and the system they enforce. This arrest became a big social question in the community and beyond. A video of the revolutionaries being arrested, taken by a member of the community, was viewed by 92,000 people on Facebook live.
Two other club members were also arrested on July 21st and charged with violating a sound ordinance. Their charges have been dismissed.
The fact that the state is pursuing these charges is very serious and an outrage. The Revolution Club calls on all people of conscience to oppose this attack and to support the rights of the people in the neighborhood to peacefully assemble and the rights of the Revolution Club members to stand up to an informal martial law and conduct a rally and speakout against these police running amok on the South Side neighborhood without facing arrest. One woman suffered a cracked rib from her arrest and 2 of the 3 went to the hospital after release.
Send letters, emails and call the State's Attorney demanding that these charges be dropped:
Kim Fox, Cook County State's Attorney, 69 W. Washington, Suite 3200, Chicago, IL 60602
Send copies to the Revolution Club at firstname.lastname@example.org and call us at 312-804-9121.
And for those in Chicago, pack courtroom 303 at 555 W Harrison, Chicago at 9am this Wednesday, November 29.
Monday, November 27, 2017
Received from RefuseFascism.orgYou Are Invited / Invite All Your Friends / Bring a Dish / Join & Share on Facebook
Potluck Social Gathering
Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church, 4511 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago (Sunnyside & Hermitage, 4 blocks from Montrose Brown line)
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Friday, October 27, 2017
We received the following invitation from Refuse Fascism, Chicago:
Film showing: "THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America: A Better World IS Possible"
a talk by Bob Avakian
We are organizing an event in Oak Park, on November 1st from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This is a perfect opportunity for new people to learn more and become involved in the RefuseFascism.org call for November 4 It Begins: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
WHEN: Wednesday, November 4th, 6:30-8:00 pm
WHERE: Oak Park Public Library, Maze Branch, 845 Gunderson Ave, Oak Park, IL
The film of Bob Avakian's new speech--THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America: A Better World IS Possible--addresses the most urgent question of the day: how to understand, and what to do about, the threat to humanity itself posed by the Trump/Pence regime. This talk--from the most radical revolutionary on the planet--makes the case for massive, sustained nonviolent outpourings to begin on November 4. It traces the roots of the regime--the deeper and more immediate causes of its rise to power. This hour-long speech is full of substance, and heart.
Questions & answers that followed the speech here.
The daily, almost hourly, headlines cry out with urgency. See--and share--this talk.
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