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.

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