Thursday, August 17, 2017

Back from Charlottesville Carl Dix Speaks on "What Must Be Done NOW!" : Sunday 8/20

You are invited to...
A Talk by Carl Dix
Trump's Violent Reassertion of White Supremacy,
the Threat of Genocide and What Must Be Done, NOW!

Sunday, August 20, 2 to 5 pm
Southside YMCA, Studio B
 (free parking lot available)
Sponsored by the Revolution Club, Chicago
with support from The Bob Avakian Institute

Friends of Revolution Books,
Last weekend in Charlottesville Carl Dix joined with thousands who stood up to the fascist thugs. This Sunday Carl will speak to how the Trump/Pence regime was spawned by the system of capitalism/imperialism and why everybody must throw in to drive it out of office NOW, as part of getting ready for revolution!
 
The Trump/Pence regime is consolidating a fascist program that will mean unimaginable horrors for humanity and, as part of that, will bring down a reign of terror on top of centuries of savage oppression of Black people. Carl Dix, drawing on the new synthesis of Communism developed by Bob Avakian, will speak to how this regime was spawned by the system of capitalism/ imperialism and why everybody must throw in to drive it out of office NOW, as part of getting ready for revolution!

Carl Dix is a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party and a follower of and advocate for Bob Avakian, his leadership and his visionary new synthesis of communism. He is a courageous freedom fighter from the 1960s who went on to become a revolutionary fighter and a communist. Dix spent two years in military prison for refusing to fight in the unjust Vietnam War. He emerged unrepentant and went on to become a founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), USA, dedicating his life to the emancipation of all humanity. Carl is a co-initiator of Refuse Fascism. He co-founded, with Cornel West, the Stop Mass Incarceration Network (SMIN), and initiated Rise Up October that brought thousands into the streets in New York City in 2015 demanding a stop to police terror.

For more information:
Phone (312) 804-9121 Email revclub.chi@gmail.com

Saturday, August 12, 2017

PROTEST 
CHARLOTTESVILLE 
MURDER

Today, Sunday 8/13, 1pm
Gather at Millenium Park at Randolph and Michigan. Rally then march to Trump Tower!
 
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Statement from Carl Dix, from Charlottesville
August 12, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us

by Carl Dix


Groups of white supremacists displaying Confederate flags and white nationalist banners have been roving through Charlottesville all day. They have launched physical attacks on people, and one of them even rammed a car into a crowd of people, killing one person and seriously injuring a number of others. Trump's response to these horrors was to condemn hatred, bigotry, and violence "on many sides," and to say we need to love our country, our God, our flag, and our history.

This is double-barreled. This is not about hatred "on all sides," but about white nationalists glorifying the legacy of the oppression of Black people in this country, and displaying their determination to continue and intensify this oppression.

And love for the country, the flag, and the history of the U.S. is part of what's being used to weld these reactionary white supremacists into shock troops for
the enforcement of fascism in this country. This white supremacist rally was called to prevent a statue of Robert E. Lee, commander of an army that fought to keep slavery in effect, from being removed from a public park. And these white nationalists embraced decades of segregation and lynch mob terror that enforced the subjugation of Black people after slavery was ended. This rally also included celebration of Hitler and all kinds of anti-Jewish poison. This history should not be loved, it needs to be recognized for what it is-a history of savage oppression. It, and the system that spawned it, must be rejected. This history, and the present-day reality, including Trump's insane threats to bring down fire and fury, the likes of which the world has never seen on North Korea, point to the need for an actual revolution, a real fundamental change that brings in a whole different system. And right now these fascists, from Trump down to the white supremacist scum stalking the streets of Charlottesville, are moving quickly to hammer their fascist regime into place. This must be STOPPED, and it's up to us to STOP it.

What is going on in Charlottesville is a direct outgrowth of the Trump/Pence fascist regime. And it is the outlines of a new civil war in this country. These fascists are serious. And we must wake up and confront them with resistance that is just as serious.

And we need to go from resistance to mobilizing to end the nightmare of the Trump/Pence regime. Right now these fascists, from Trump on down, are moving very quickly to hammer into place their fascist regime and this must be STOPPED. The organization Refuse Fascism has called for people to come into the streets and public squares and cities and towns across the country beginning on November 4 and stay in the streets day after day and night after night until the DEMAND is met: This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must GO! For this to happen, everybody needs to be at August 19regional conferences to organize and mobilize for this.

ON NOVEMBER 4, 2017
Take To The Streets And Public Squares in cities and towns across the country continuing day after day and night after night--not stopping--until our DEMAND is met:

August 12, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us

Photo: Twitter/@DailyProgress (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress)
On Friday night, the eve of the "United the Right" fascist rally in Charlottesville, a mob of hundreds of torch-wielding white-supremacist neo-Nazis marched through the University of Virginia, yelling fascist, racist, and anti-immigrant slogans. In the midst of this, a group of students from the school held up a banner saying "VA Students Act Against White Supremacy." These students stood their ground in the face of violent threats and attacks from the fascists. The powerful picture of this heroic action spread on Twitter-and clearly inspired many others. Among the responses: "VA students-I've shared this with my two sons. Your display of bravery and humanity is an inspiration for all who want a better world" "Huge respect to these young people for not being intimidated. Millions-actually billions of us share your values." "Fuck Yeah! Now that's humanity."

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Carl Dix Speaking at the Chicago South Side YMCA Sunday, August 20

Trump's Violent Reassertion 
of White Supremacy,
the Threat of Genocide and 
What Must Be Done, NOW!
A Talk by Carl Dix

Hold the Date: Sunday, August 20, 2pm
South Side YMCA, in Studio B
6330 South Stony Island Chicago
(free parking lot available)
Sponsored by the 
Revolution Club, Chicago
with support from The Bob Avakian Institute

The Trump/Pence regime is consolidating a fascist program that will mean unimaginable horrors for humanity and, as part of that, will bring down a reign of terror on top of centuries of savage oppression of Black people. Carl Dix, drawing on the new synthesis of communism developed by Bob Avakian, will speak to how this regime was spawned by the system of capitalism-imperialism and why everybody must throw in to drive it out of office NOW, as part of getting ready for revolution!

Carl Dix is a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party and a follower of and advocate for Bob Avakian, his leadership and his visionary new synthesis of communism. He is a freedom fighter from the 1960s who went on to become a revolutionary fighter and a communist.

Revolution Club Organizing Center
1857 E 71st St (71st & Bennett, 2 blks w of Jeffery)
Open 3 pm to 7 pm every day except Monday
(312) 804-9121 facebook.com/revclubchi 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Received from the REVOLUTION CLUB Chicago

Received from the REVOLUTION CLUB Chicago

Revolution Summer! 
Chicago Fund ALERT:  

If we reach $29,000 by midnight Tues August 1, a generous donor will give $1000 to get us to $30,000!  as of July 29 we need about $1500 to reach this goal.  Please send this email to 5 others, and  DONATE.  Learn all about Revolution Summer HERE.

ABOVE PHOTO: Carl Dix Sets Record Straight to Chicago Police Commander, July 22, 2017
On Friday July 21 Revolution Club members were urging people to defend and exercise their rights, and to learn about, and get into, the movement for revolution.  This neighborhood has been the target of what can only be described as "unofficial" martial law for the previous several weeks, with police forbidding people to even be on the streets, harassing people for wearing revolutionary tee-shirts or blowing whistles when police appear, carrying out raids on simple holiday parties, etc.  The Revolution Club had vowed to defy, and to lead others to defy, this illegal and illegitimate unofficial martial law, and that's what they were doing when the police assaulted them, arresting 5 for hanging a sign on a pole and using sound amplification, setting the stage for what happened the next day Saturday July 22....

From the article at revcom.us "FACE OFF ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO""Carl stepped up to take on the bullshit of this so-called "commander," and started speaking on the reality of what the police have been doing in that neighborhood. As he did, more people started to come over and line up with the RevComs. Six or seven people who had been listening in the park walked over and grabbed Revolution T-shirts and put them on right there.

"When the commander was reduced to oinking that the revolutionaries don't even live in that neighborhood, one person in a Revolution T-shirt jumped up on a milk crate and threw his hand in the air and said, 'I do! I live here!' Others chimed in saying the same thing. An old man who had been listening from across the street and had told us earlier how he too had been ordered off the sidewalk by the police, came over to join in getting in the face of the commander. And when the commander told Carl if he wants to talk to the neighborhood he should sit down and talk with him, one of the people at the rally (who had been working with the Club) said, 'Why would we want to talk to you, we want to talk to the people, but you don't want us to talk to the people, don't nobody want to talk to you!'
"After the confrontation with the commander, the RevComs gathered people who had been at the rally and marched together through the neighborhood..."
"This was a good day. But it was only one good day. And "good days" aren't enough anyway. We should cherish victories, but even more than that we should build on them. We need to take this forward to building a movement for revolution, a revolution that can take down this whole system and get us to a whole new world....."
"The Revolution Club, Chicago, says this: We mean what we say, and we will not back off or turn our back on what we have started, on the people who need this revolution. We will keep coming back and digging in, to strengthen this movement for revolution, to build up the bases, spread the influence, and organize the forces we need to make revolution. We will not be scared off, backed down or driven away."

READ FULL REPORT HERE. 
SEE VIDEOS HERE , AND HERE .

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Revolution Club in Chicago Calls Rally Today to Protest Pig

Twice Friday morning, 10 squad cars from Chicago's 7th District came out to mob and arrest 5 members of the Revolution Club on 57th and Racine. People in the neighborhood not only objected to this attack, but took videos of it... This neighborhood has been the target of what can only be described as "unofficial" martial law for the past several weeks, with police forbidding people to even be on the streets, harassing people for wearing revolutionary t-shirts or blowing whistles when police appear, carrying out raids on simple holiday parties, etc. The Revolution Club had vowed to defy, and to lead others to defy, this illegal and illegitimate unofficial martial law, and that's what they were doing when the police assaulted them.
Read
full article


The Revolution Club, Chicago, declares: We mean what we say, and we will not back off or turn our back on what we have started, on the people who need this revolution. We will keep coming back and digging in, to strengthen this movement for revolution, to build up the bases, spread the influence and organize the forces we need to make revolution. We will not be scared off, backed down or driven away.

YOU need to have their back! You can support them right now by donating to
Revolution Summer! ChicagoFund GoFundMe so that bail and court costs can be met.



Saturday, July 8, 2017

Received from the REVOLUTION CLUB Chicago

Received from the REVOLUTION CLUB Chicago
Tonight, you can make a difference to whether youth in Chicago stop killing each other & get into preparing for an Actual Revolution

Donate to GoFundMe: If we get to $24,000 by tonight, a generous donor will add $1,000 to take us to the half-way point to the goal of $50,000!

From a donor:
"Chicago is ground zero, Carl and the Revolution Club need your help in taking a stand. Back in the day, Fred Hampton and the Panthers were organizing the gangs to not shoot each other. If you can spare anything the donation will be put to good use. I have great respect for Carl and I trust what he stands for. I was in prison with Carl and I saw what a principled brother he is."

From a medical professional who made a generous donation:
"I grew up doing volunteer work with my parents. So I've seen the injustices and inequality of underprivileged communities as well as the sense of hopelessness in the children/adolescents who can't see a way out. When my friend discussed the revolution club it got my interest immediately. An organization that is working to change things on a big scale. I'm in agreement that the world needs to open their eyes and see the blatant disregard for other humans just because of the low income or skin color. Thus glad to see a national movement for change."


From the Revolution Club in Chicago: Another Day in the Hood Until...
"...Then, two guys who are known and respected in the neighborhood walked right up to the revcoms, a few feet away from where the police had lined up in a stand-off, and hugged one of them, calling him by name and thanking him for what the revolutionaries were doing. This changed things. The guys knew very well that they were making themselves a target to the police by stepping forward in this way, but they felt compelled to stand with the revolutionaries in this situation. And in doing so, they set an example for others around. The pigs shifted to making more outright and explicit threats, and at the same time the people around got firmer in their own support for the revcoms and standing with them...." Read full report here
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