Monday, October 24, 2016

We received this urgent alert from the Revolution Club:

March against Police Brutality Brutally Attacked - by Police! 

A permitted march was brutally attacked Saturday afternoon when protesters at the National Day of Protest against Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation (O22) attempted to march down Michigan Avenue according to the permit the City of Chicago had issued to them. But instead of honoring that permit, police viciously attacked marchers, ripped a banner out of their hands, threw several to the ground, slammed their bicycles into others, piled on top of those they grabbed, and arrested at least four people.

Carl Dix, a co-founder with Cornel West of October 22 and representative of the RCP, was at the march and had this to say: "This vicious assault says a lot about this country. At a protest against the way police get away with murder, people who had a permit to march in the street get beaten and assaulted for stepping off the sidewalk. Chicago pigs who murdered Laquan McDonald, Darious Pinex, Rekia Boyd and so many others have walked free. But people who protest police brutality get beaten and arrested. America was never great. We need to overthrow, not vote for, this system."

Noche Diaz, also part of the "Get Into The Revolution" national tour, was among those arrested. Your support is needed even more urgently, to fight these completely bogus charges (we are still waiting for details) and to support the "Get Into The Revolution" Tour.

Share this invitation and bring family and friends!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

National Organizing Tour makes its first stop at a high school on
Chicago's South Side. Photo: @SunsaraTaylor
We received this invitation from the Revolution Club Chicago:

Fund Raising Event This Sunday for         
The "Get Into the Revolution" National Tour
Where: Elastic Arts, 3429 W Diversey Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60647
Time: Sunday, Oct. 23, 4 pm to 6 pm
Donation: $25 donation at the door, $10 student/low income 

The Revolution Club is in Chicago for the "Get Into The Revolution" National Organizing Tour 2016-2017. The theme is "America Was Never Great! Overthrow, Don't Vote For, This System!" This tour could not be more timely and it needs YOUR support to accomplish its inspiring goals. Join us this Sunday, Oct. 23 at Elastic Arts, from 4 pm to 6 pm, to meet the tour and contribute urgently needed funds.

As Carl Dix said in the tour's first press release, "Chicago is famous for two things: the police murdering our youth and then covering it up, and the way in which the system has turned these youth against each other. We're going to organize them to turn their anger against this system, and not each other, and to fight to overthrow it. They are also going to campuses where students are questioning, bringing the message everywhere that neither presidential candidate will bring anything but worse misery and exploitation. We need to get organized NOW for an actual revolution." 

This tour is bringing alive a radically new morality so needed in this world of horrors that are all rooted in this system, which contains within it the potential for revolution. The why and the how of an actual revolution that could really be made in this country are laid out in a powerful new statement from the Revolutionary Communist Party, HOW WE CAN WIN-How We Can Really Make Revolution.

If you feel this world is intolerable, if you hunger for a radically different world and want to do something to contribute, this Sunday from 4-6 will be an opportunity to engage with this movement for revolution, meet these leaders, and hear about the Revolution Club's audacious plans to organize thousands of people over the next 12 months into the revolution.  These plans require serious funds - for travel expenses, food, materials, and more - and they require you!

Saturday, October 22, 2016
820 N. Michigan Ave.
21st Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality,  Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation
Call from Gloria Pinex--Mother of Darius Pinex Murdered by Chicago Police January 2011:

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired of

Murder by Police,  
Strung Out On Drugs,  
Trumped (on), Stomped (on), 
Framed,  Being Controlled,  
Seeing Our Babies Dying to This System,  No More Telling Us Who to Vote For

For the last 5 years I have struggled with my son’s death by police. Darius was murdered by the CPD. I have had a long fight for justice for me and my family. As I fought I learned no police officer will face any time in jail because they are protected by this system.

The reason I am standing up and calling on you to join me is because this has to stop! There are far more innocent people being murdered out here on these streets and around the country by cops. The system has no future for us. We need a change. 1134 people were killed by police last year alone. 

Enough is Enough! They killing us every day. 
So I ask you, “Which side are you on?” 

 Saturday, October 22, 1 pm WATER TOWER PARK, 820 N. Michigan Ave.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

We received this press release from the Revolution Club Chicago:

What: Press Conference  
Where: Cook County (Leighton) Criminal Courthouse
2650 S. California, Chicago
When: Tuesday, Oct 18, 9 am
Speaking: Carl Dix*
The Revolution Club--also known as the Revcoms--are bringing their National Organizing Tour to Chicago. The theme of the tour is "America Was Never Great! Overthrow, Don't Vote For, This System!"

"Chicago is famous for two things." said Carl Dix, one of the spokespersons for the Tour: "the police murdering our youth and then covering it up, and the way in which the system has turned these youth against each other. We're going to organize them to turn their anger against this system, and not each other, and to fight to overthrow it."  

"We'll be going to the campuses, too, where the students are questioning. Our message to everyone: neither of the presidential candidates will bring anything but worse misery and oppression. We need to get organized, NOW, for an actual revolution."
The Revcoms were recently in the news  in Chicago after Milwaukee police chief accused them of leading the recent rebellion against police murder in Milwaukee this summer. When asked about this, Dix said "Innocent as charged."

*Carl Dix 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. Today, Carl is a follower of and advocate for Bob Avakian, his leadership, and his visionary new synthesis of communism. Carl Dix and Cornel West co-founded the Stop Mass Incarceration Network (SMIN), and Rise Up October that brought thousands into the streets in New York City demanding a stop to police terror.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Join us Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 am, to brainstorm about popularizing Bob Avakian's just released book THE NEW COMMUNISM

Dear Friends,

We hope you received our emails about the book launch of The New Communism by Bob Avakian. This is your invitation to contribute to making these successful events! The launch in New York City on October 8 will feature readings and commentary by Carl Dix and Cornel West (more information below). There will be TWO venues in Chicago that will livestream this event: the Carter G. Woodson Regional Library on the South Side and our space at 1103 N. Ashland (details below). This will be a great opportunity to introduce more people to Bob Avakian's pathbreaking new book, "written in a way to make even complex theory accessible to a broad audience," as the publisher noted. And the times so urgently demand this theory and a leap in the movement for revolution based on it!

Please join us this Saturday, Oct. 1, at 11 am, to brainstorm about how to bring lots of people to these events and raise funds for them and the new book. There's much to do: outreach, publicity, social media, fund raising, set-up on the day, and more. Meet us at 1103 N. Ashland at 11 am with your ideas and your energy. Read up on the book, the 5 things everyone can do to promote it, and what people are saying about it. 
The latest invitation to the two livestream events is below. Please share this, bring friends, and see you Saturday morning!

Friends of Revolution Books 

You are Invited to the October 8th Book Launch of 
THE NEW COMMUNISM to be Livestreamed at Two Special Screenings in Chicago
The October 8th Book Launch of Bob Avakian's pathbreaking new book, THE NEW COMMUNISM, will take place in New York City, and feature readings from the book and commentary from Cornel West and Carl Dix. It will be livestreamed so people can tune in around the country to be part of this launch and celebration. 
We will gather to watch this event together, to share this experience, raise funds to contribute to this launch, dig into the important topics raised, and to forge community rooted in human emancipation. 
Available now: ORDER HERE

Livestreaming Events:
12:30 pm, Saturday, October 8
Two Locations:

Woodson Regional Library
9525 South Halsted Street
(#95 bus west from Red Line; parking available)
Sponsored by the Revolution Club

1103 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago
(near the Division Street stop of the Blue Line) 
The event in NYC is at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd. @135th Street, Harlem

Featuring: Cornel West and Carl Dix
Carl Dix
Cornel West
Moderated by: Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books in NYC
Presented by: Revolution Books NYC, The BA Institute, Revolution Books Educational Fund, Insight Press

Monday, August 8, 2016

Above: Watch MSNBC's video doc on the Revolution Club at the RNC

August 2016

Over the last month, the Revolution Club has been organizing for an actual revolution at the soonest possible time, among people on the streets where murdering police are still getting away with murdering our people, and at the RNC in Cleveland and the DNC in Philadelphia. Your financial support is needed to help cover expenses for the Club's work.  

The Revolution Club stirred many new people into political life, with the Message from the RCP Central Committee which plants a pole of a radically different future and digs beneath the surface of things to get to the common source of many, seemingly disconnected, outrages of this system. They fought for the understanding that Trump vs Clinton is nothing but criminal choices of a criminal system. They called out to people: We Need to Overthrow, Not Vote For, This System!

They connected people with the works and leadership of BA [Bob Avakian], engaging them with clips from his talk, "Revolution: Nothing Less!" and with "BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian." They distributed Revolution newspaper, enabling people to really understand and act to change the a living picture and scientific analysis of what is going on in the world and why.

Club members were strong, determined, and defiant in the face of massive police mobilization, arrests, and brutality at the hands of the pigs, and Nazi and Christian fundamentalist fanatics. They went into the neighborhoods of the oppressed, led people into the streets, and boldly delivered the message: "America was NEVER great--we need to OVERTHROW this system!" 

Both at the RNC and at the DNC Joey Johnson and Carl Dix, supported by other Revolution Club members, burnt the American flag to make a powerful statement that America was NEVER great and to expose that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both "Criminal choices of a criminal system that must be overthrown."

At the RNC, Joey and 15 others were illegitimately arrested and have serious charges from the action of burning the flag. Some of your donation will help carry out a political and legal campaign to force the authorities to drop all the charges, including helping defendants get to Cleveland for court appearances.

A photo essay:

Carl Dix
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