Saturday, May 2, 2015

Join us on Saturday, May 2, to distribute this statement in neighborhoods around Chicago. 
Meet us at NOON at Revolution Books (1103 N. Ashland, just south of Division, Chicago) or call (312) 804-9121 for more information. Download the pdf of this statement and distribute it wherever you are.
May 1, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |
On the morning of April 12, Freddie Gray was standing near the Gilmor Homes projects in Baltimore, chatting with a friend. He was breaking no law. He was doing nothing wrong. But police viciously brutalized him and threw him into a police van. Between the police brutalizing him-captured on video-and whatever happened in the police van, the pigs murdered Freddie Gray. On May 1, Baltimore's chief prosecutor brought a range of charges against six Baltimore police for their role in the arrest and fatal injury of Freddie Gray.

This ONLY happened because people not only demonstrated, but ROSE UP POWERFULLY IN REBELLION and the powers-that-be openly feared much worse.  The prosecutor now posing as the great friend of the people, and especially the youth, would have almost certainly "moved along" with no charges at all had not the people risen up and DEMANDED JUSTICE.

Solidarity rally with people of Baltimore: 4/28 Chicago

This system has a record of acquitting pigs even in the rare instances that they are charged.  New York pigs fired 41 shots at Amadou Diallou, murdering him as he stood in his doorway handling his cellphone; those pigs went to trial but they all got off scot-free. Sean Bell, on his wedding day, was also gunned down by New York City pigs, undercover cops fired at least 50 rounds of bullets into a car carrying Sean Bell and two of his friends. These killers too went to trial, but they went free.  Oscar Grant, in Oakland, was killed as he lay cuffed face down in front of dozens of witnesses.  In that case the pig got a slap on the wrist.   In none of those cases was justice done.  Justice must be FOUGHT FOR.

There is a whole larger epidemic of police murder... a whole system of mass incarceration of Black and Latino people... a whole genocidal program that the brutal murder of Freddie Gray-and of Walter Scott, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd before him-is part of.  In the last weeks, this has begun to be dragged into the light of day.  IT IS NOT TIME TO "GO BACK TO NORMAL", to "let the process work," or any of that other bullshit.  It is time to step up the fight-and to dig deeper into what it will take to end all this madness.

There is a WAY OUT OF THIS HORROR.  It does NOT have to be this way.  There is the leadership we need for revolution, a strategy to make that revolution happen, a plan for the new society to replace this rotten racist one, and a force dedicated to carrying this revolution out.  There is a whole scientific way to understand and transform the world developed by Bob Avakian that people can, and need to, use to win this liberation.  As you are carrying forward the fight, you need to go to the website you need to check out the works and films of Bob Avakian... you need to get with the Revolution Club, the people wearing the "Revolution-Nothing Less!" tee-shirts.


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