Friday, November 9, 2018

Received from Refuse Fascism Chicago

Even with a Democratic House, We Must Be In the Streets
to Demand and Demonstrate Our Determination that 
In the Name of Humanity, 
The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! 

In the Name of Humanity, Trump/Pence Must Go!

Protest Nationwide • Saturday November 10
CHICAGO • 1:00 pm
Federal Plaza

Facebook event

[1] The most defining thing about these recent elections is that the fascist program of the Trump/Pence regime became more consolidated and its fascist social base was more fully unleashed. Pipe bombs sent to leading Democrats and CNN. A hideous antisemitic massacre. Racist murders of African-Americans. Vicious anti- immigrant lies of an “invading caravan” to be met by U.S. troops who Trump said should shoot if the refugees throw rocks. Trump whipping up his rallies – Nuremberg style. 

On top of two years of the regime eviscerating what are supposed to be civil and legal rights, banning Muslims, locking in a majority fascist Supreme Court, stoking violent white supremacy and xenophobia, hateful misogyny, and ripping up international alliances and ramping up the threats of war. 

The Trump/Pence regime and the forces within it have said they view this presidency as the “last chance” to secure their vision for this country. This will continue and grow worse – with Trump now firing Sessions, attacking reporters, doubling down on his racist nationalism – unless and until it is stopped by the masses of people acting in fierce and sustained opposition outside the confines of politics as usual. 

[2] The Democrats winning a majority in the House did not change this. The Democratic opposition throughout the elections and Nancy Pelosi’s post-election speech, refused to confront Trump’s fascism, but instead normalized, accommodated, and then promised to collaborate with the regime that is bringing an American fascism. 

About the Democrats, it could be said: “First they came for the Muslims, and I protested once and then let it happen... Then they came for the immigrants, and I voted for healthcare and stayed mum.” They are determined to maintain order – even if that is the order of fascism – rather than risk the instability that it would take to confront and drive out the fascist regime and the nightmare they are hammering into place. 

[3] The people who hate and fear this whole fascist nightmare and direction must now ACT with great determination in the streets – while organizing to move tens of thousands and soon millions to join them in the streets – with sustained determination until we drive this fascist regime from power in the name of humanity. This is why we are out here today and are calling on people to be in the streets with us on Saturday across this country to say: 

In the Name of Humanity, The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! 
RefuseFascism.org

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Revolution / revcom.us issued this Call to Our Readers

On the Midterm Elections and the Fascist Violence

The elections set for November 6 are shaping up to be a major political flash point. Trump has been holding increasingly aggressive and almost daily fascist mass rallies around the country in the lead-up to these. He has been whipping up his base not only to vote, but to adopt an increasingly aggressive stance to those he has declared to be enemies. At the same time, there has been in the past week a series of violent fascist political acts.
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In the face of this, we urge our readers to:


One: watch and spread these new clips from Bob Avakian, in which he answers two questions that were asked during his speaking tour during summer 2018 about what we can expect from and what we must do about the Trump/Pence fascist regime.



Two: fully throw in with the demonstrations called by Refuse Fascism to begin on Wednesday, November 7, 

Regardless of Whether You Voted... 
No Matter Who Wins
We Must Be in the Streets, 

Beginning the Day After the Midterm Elections
TO DEMAND AND DEMONSTRATE OUR DETERMINATION THAT:
IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY, THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO!



In Chicago
Wednesday, November 7, 4:00–7:00 pm
Federal Plaza, Adams & Dearborn, 

Facebook Event

Saturday, 

November 10, 1:00– 2:00 pm
Federal Center and Plaza, 
219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, 
Facebook Event 


(Go here for places/times and other info for nationwide protests on Wednesday, November 7, and Saturday, November 10.)

Three: watch, watch again, and get out THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America. A Better World IS Possible, a filmed speech by Bob Avakian going deeply into the fascist character of the regime, its roots in this capitalist-imperialist system, and what must be done in the immediate struggle against this; as part of this, reach out to those who have seen this film and strongly encourage them to show it and spread it during the period leading up to and immediately after the elections.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Received from Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago

POLICE GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER
MUST STOP!
TAKE TO THE STREETS MONDAY, OCT 22
23rd Annual National Day of Protest to STOP Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation!

March and Rally: October 22, 2:30 pm Daley Plaza (Washington & Dearborn in the Chicago Loop)
Police continue to brutalize and murder people, especially Black, Latino and Indigenous people. The system continues to almost always let brutal, murdering cops walk free. Now Donald Trump, and his keebler elf looking attorney general, Jeff Sessions, are saying "bring back Stop and Frisk" and "courts should stop getting in the way of police trying to do their jobs," there will be more racial profiling and more police terror.

The conviction of the Chicago cop who murdered Laquan McDonald was a little taste of justice. But rivers of blood have been spilled by killer cops.

Following the conviction of Van Dyke for the murder of Laquan McDonald, the mayor and the police chief said that now was the time for the city to heal. They meant that they would go back to giving murdering cops a pass and people should just shut up and let that go down. They made this clear by rehiring the cop who shot 15-year-old Dakota Bright in the back of the head a week after Van Dyke was convicted.

This must STOP, and it's up to us to stop it. Laquan's murderer got convicted because people took their refusal to put up with police getting away with murder into the streets; in Ferguson, in Baltimore, and all across the country, including in Chicago. Now is a time for those who have to live their lives under the guns and billy clubs of brutal, murdering cops to be joined by everybody who doesn't want to live in a world where police get away with murder to join together to say: Police Terror Must STOP!

October 22 is the day to do this. It's the National Day of Protest to STOP Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation. A day when those whose loved ones have been stolen from them by those sworn to protect and serve have a platform to speak of how the police have stolen the lives of their loved ones; a day when others stand with them and call for this injustice to stop!
All out for October 22!

Flyer http://bit.ly/StopPoliceMurder10-22

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This call has been issued by:
Alice Howell, grandmother of Justus Howell, killed by police in Zion, Illinois, in 2015
Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party, co-founder of Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Gloria Pinex, mother of Darius Pinex, killed by police in Chicago in 2011
Latoya Howell, mother of Justus Howell, killed by police in Zion, Illinois, in 2015
Panzy Edwards, mother of Dakota Bright, killed by police in Chicago, 2012
Veda Washington, aunt of Alton Sterling, killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2016

Called by: Revolution Club Chicago
1857 E. 71st. St.
312-804-9121
Revclub.chi@gmail.com
Social media: @revclubchi
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Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution
A speech by Bob Avakian

In two parts:

Part 1: Only an Actual Revolution Can Bring About the Fundamental Change That Is Needed
Part 2: How We Can Really Make Revolution
“...we have two choices: either, live with all this—and condemn future generations to the same, or worse, if they have a future at all—or, make revolution!” – Bob Avakian

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Watch the trailer here
Why We Need an Actual Revolution and How We Can Really Make Revolution
A Film of a speech by Bob Avakian

Part 1: Why We Need An Actual Revolution
Part 2: How We Can Really Make Revolution


Sneak Preview Thursday October 18th 6:30 PM
Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue, Room 2404 
Plenty of Parking in the Civic Center Parking Lot
Sponsored by Occupy Evanston Documentary Film Group, 
All Are Welcome - Come and Join Us


If you have agonized about the horrors of this society, but did not know why we face all this and thought there was no way out… this filmed speech will reveal why those outrages go on and how they can be changed.
If you have thought that even if people could get together on it, revolution was not really possible up against the powerful repressive machinery we face… this filmed speech will challenge you.
If you have hungered for fundamental change, but did not know where to begin… this filmed speech will give you the map you need and the way to connect. (read more)


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312-804-9121. Revclub.chi@gmail.com

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Received from Carl Dix

ONE KILLER COP CONVICTED –
GET WITH THE REVOLUTION AND GET RID OF THIS WHOLE SYSTEM THAT NEEDS KILLER COPS!


Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago cop who murdered Laquan McDonald has been convicted – of 2nd degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery. After decades of police and racists getting away with murder; from Emmett Till and Fred Hampton and up to Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Darius Pinex, Justus Howell, Rekia Boyd, Aquoness “Quono” Cathery, and Harith Augustus, we finally got a little bit of justice.  We forced a conviction of a cop for murdering a Black person. People are right to celebrate this, and the pigs have no right to suppress them or take vengeance against them when they do.

It should've been 1st degree murder. The evidence showed this.  The video shows Van Dyke opening fire on Laquan as he walked away from the police with his hands at his side.  Van Dyke pumped 16 shots into Laquan's body, most of them as he lay on the ground bleeding.

Right now, it seems that these convictions are enough to send this murdering pig to jail. But we need to be vigilant so that they don’t find some loophole to let him walk.  We can’t go to sleep on this.

During the trial some activists and leaders said “yes, we should protest but we don’t want another Ferguson.”  Let’s be clear: this murdering cop never would've been on trial in the 1st place if it weren’t for what people did in Ferguson and Baltimore and the other places where people straightened their backs.  This spread all across the country, including Chicago, taking to the streets to demand police terror STOP!  And as part of this, there were all the exposures, the marches and rallies in Chicago over the video of the murder of Laquan and the massive cover-up that ran right to the entire city administration.

This struggle has impacted the way people more broadly look at these police murders of Black and Brown people.  So much so that in this case, even though there was only one Black juror and the state put on a lackluster prosecution, the jurors still looked at the video of Laquan being murdered and saw it for what it was – MURDER.  How We Can Win, the guide to making revolution, says “We need to oppose and disrupt the moves of the ruling powers to isolate, ‘encircle,’ brutalize, mass incarcerate and murderously repress the people who have the hardest life under this system and who most need this revolution.  We need to ‘encircle’ them – by bringing forth wave upon wave of people rising up in determined opposition to this system.”  This was a step toward that.

We don't want to just keep fighting these same battles year after year.  What they do to people here and all over the world is horrible… and it is unnecessary.  It is caused by their system of capitalism-imperialism – and we must and we can overthrow that system.  We have the science that lets us know how to fight.  We have the strategy for fighting and winning in How We Can Win, that you can read at www.revcom.us.  We have the plan for a new society, where all exploitation and oppression can be abolished and humanity can be emancipated, in The Constitution for The New Socialist Republic in North America.  And we have the leadership, in Bob Avakian, architect of the new communism, whose film “Why We Need an Actual Revolution and How We Can Really Make Revolution” goes online on October 19.

I call on everyone in Chicago and all over the country who wants to see a better day, who yearns for freedom: get with the revolution and  join the Revolution Club.

In Chicago: Revolution Club Organizing Center, 1857 E. 71st. St.
312-804-9121. Revclub.chi@gmail.com; social media @revclubchi). 

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