Saturday, December 9, 2017

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

From the Revolution Club:
Pack the Courtroom Wednesday, November 29
It's Right To Stand Up To Police Running Amok

Trial Set To Begin For Members of the Chicago Revolution Club
Video of arrest of members of Revolution Club last summer
Video of arrest of members of Revolution Club
last summer

On Wednesday, November 29 at 9:00 am, members of the Chicago Revolution Club will be in court in room 303 at 555 W Harrison, Chicago. This is the day trial is set to begin for 3 members of the club arrested last summer. The charge is "interfering with a police officer," the most serious class of misdemeanor which carries a penalty of up to a year in jail.

The case set for trial stems from arrests on July 21st when the Revolution Club dared to defy the Chicago Police Department 7th District's unofficial martial law in a South Side neighborhood where the police had been running roughshod over people, particularly people who had stood with the Revolution Club, put on the club T-shirt and taken up the club's call to "blow the whistle on police brutality."

Two of the three club members were arrested again in August for simply witnessing the police harass two men outside the Revolution Club's Organizing Center. Due to this they face a second charge of "interfering with a police officer." In this second case, the police were so angry that club members dared to come out of their office to witness them harassing people that they turned their ire on the club and arrested Revolution Club members when they refused to leave. There is a status hearing for this case in the same courtroom at the same time.

The case going to trial is a clear case of the police suppressing political speech they don't like, especially speech that calls out the police intimidation, harassment and brutality against those at the bottom of this society. On the day of the arrest, Revolution Club members had been standing on the sidewalk during the hours that police had told community people that they could not be out on the sidewalk--7am-3pm. An informal martial law. When the first club member was arrested in mid-morning, the police swooped in with 11 cars, using the pretext that she had taped a handwritten sign to a pole calling on people to stand with the community.

The two other club members were arrested close to noon just as the rally was set to begin. This time more than a dozen police cars roared up. This rally had been well advertised in the community. Former Black Panther and revolutionary communist Joe Veale was scheduled to speak at this rally. The rally could not take place due to the pre-emptive arrests.

How do we know this is a clear case of attacking the content of the message from the Revolution Club in violation of their First Amendment rights and the rights of the people to hear this message? Simple. Because the Commander of the 7th district has repeatedly told us this to our face. At a press conference to protest these arrests he told Carl Dix, "Alright, look, I am not going to let you intimidate me in this. You have to move yourself from in front of the station. We made lawful arrests today." When Carl Dix challenged this that commander said, "In my opinion a district commander, yes, these arrests were lawful, legal and within the law. This is not a police brutality situation at all. The 7th district works hard at fostering relationships within the community. And I think what you are doing right now is totally antithesis to what's going on in the streets."

And when the 7th District commander was challenged the next day by an attorney that he could not simply suppress speech he didn't like, the commander responded, "So I will do it legally, then! I will enforce every law I can find against this group."

The revolutionaries are being singled out to punish them and to send a message to the people that this (and worse) is what will happen to you if you dare to join up with the revolution and stand up to the police and the system they enforce. This arrest became a big social question in the community and beyond. A video of the revolutionaries being arrested, taken by a member of the community, was viewed by 92,000 people on Facebook live.

Two other club members were also arrested on July 21st and charged with violating a sound ordinance. Their charges have been dismissed.

The fact that the state is pursuing these charges is very serious and an outrage. The Revolution Club calls on all people of conscience to oppose this attack and to support the rights of the people in the neighborhood to peacefully assemble and the rights of the Revolution Club members to stand up to an informal martial law and conduct a rally and speakout against these police running amok on the South Side neighborhood without facing arrest. One woman suffered a cracked rib from her arrest and 2 of the 3 went to the hospital after release.

Send letters, emails and call the State's Attorney demanding that these charges be dropped:
Kim Fox, Cook County State's Attorney, 69 W. Washington, Suite 3200, Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-1880

Send copies to the Revolution Club at revclub.chi@gmail.com and call us at 312-804-9121.

Donate here (http://bit.ly/Maya-VoiD-Fund) to help pay legal fees.

And for those in Chicago, pack courtroom 303 at 555 W Harrison, Chicago at 9am this Wednesday, November 29.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Received from RefuseFascism.org
You Are Invited / Invite All Your Friends / Bring a Dish / Join & Share on Facebook

Potluck Social Gathering
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2:00 pm

Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church, 4511 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago (Sunnyside & Hermitage, 4 blocks from Montrose Brown line)
Facebook Event here



Why are we coming together at this potluck? I know we are all questioning ourselves to different degrees as the outrages keep pouring in and the streets seem quieter than they were before mass shock set in. Before overload and then normalization began to take hold. So let’s take just a small inventory:

  • We are witnessing genocidal neglect in the aftermath of the devastation in Puerto Rico.
  • Net neutrality is about to be destroyed.
  • A tax bill passed the House that would save Trump and his immediate family over 1 billion dollars while decimating the middle class. It is being lauded by Republicans as a tax break for the middle class. Fake news.
  • 210,000 gallons of oil leaked from the Dakota access pipeline in mid-November (ten days ago!) and corporate news has barely mentioned it. The Trump regime overturned the halting of the pipeline construction by the Obama administration and now exactly what the Water Protectors said would happen has happened.
  • The House passed a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. We are watching the appointments all over the country of ultra-right wing conservatives to the federal judiciary who have promised to overturn Roe v Wade and even make contraception illegal.
  • We are being told that coal and nuclear power are the future for a clean environment and we have watched this administration leave the Paris Climate Accord and send fossil fuel executives to Bonn, Germany to spread disinformation regarding what 99% of all scientists agree upon: climate change is real, it is due to human action and if we do not reduce our carbon footprint, it will mean the end of human and animal life on this planet.
  • We are witness to one of the most dangerous moments in human history: Trump’s saber rattling with North Korea. The doomsday clock has been moved from 3 minutes to midnight to 2 1/2.
Remember why we are doing this now???? We have a regime of white supremacy and male supremacy changing the way we are governed. Humanity is at stake, quite literally. Are you going to listen to those who claim we are too radical? Is wanting a peaceful and healthy planet too radical? Is wanting  to expose and eradicate the hatred being espoused by this regime too radical? It is our responsibility to respond to these outrages as more civilians are being killed in the Middle East than ever before by U.S. bombings. The goal of having thousands of demonstrators turn into millions is exactly the kind of response that is appropriate, needed and proportionate to the threat that humanity is facing! It is a difficult battle right now so let’s hold on to one another until our spark becomes a flame, a flame that will ignite the massive resistance needed to end this nightmare.

Let us congregate next Sunday, Dec 3, at the Potluck Social Gathering. Let’s break bread and celebrate our humanity and our activism. Let’s discuss new strategies to organize people to get out in the streets and stay in the streets until this fascist regime has been driven out. This nightmare must end.

See you Sunday!
Matthew Skoller
You Are Invited / Invite All Your Friends / Bring a Dish / Join & Share on Facebook

Potluck Social Gathering
Sunday, December 3, 2:00 pm

Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church, 4511 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago (Sunnyside & Hermitage, 4 blocks from Montrose Brown line)
Facebook Event here
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Friday, October 27, 2017

Film showing: "THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! Oak Park, on November 4th from 6:30pm-8:30pm

We received the following invitation from Refuse Fascism, Chicago:

Film showing: "THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America: A Better World IS Possible"
a talk by Bob Avakian

We are organizing an event in Oak Park, on November 1st from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This is a perfect opportunity for new people to learn more and become involved in the RefuseFascism.org call for November 4 It Begins: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
WHEN: Wednesday, November 4th, 6:30-8:00 pm
WHERE: Oak Park Public Library, Maze Branch, 845 Gunderson Ave, Oak Park, IL
****



The film of Bob Avakian's new speech--THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America: A Better World IS Possible--addresses the most urgent question of the day: how to understand, and what to do about, the threat to humanity itself posed by the Trump/Pence regime. This talk--from the most radical revolutionary on the planet--makes the case for massive, sustained nonviolent outpourings to begin on November 4. It traces the roots of the regime--the deeper and more immediate causes of its rise to power. This hour-long speech is full of substance, and heart.

Questions & answers that followed the speech here

The daily, almost hourly, headlines cry out with urgency. See--and share--this talk.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Film and Discussion: Wednesday Oct 18, 7-9pm

Film and Discussion: Wednesday Oct 18, 7-9pm
of a NEW, timely film of a talk by BOB AVAKIAN 




Film and Discussion: Wednesday Oct 18, 7-9pm
Chicago Temple (First United Methodist Church)
Dixon Chapel, 2nd Fl, 77 W Washington 
(at 31 N. ClarkChicago, IL


 

The film of Bob Avakian's new speech--THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America: A Better World IS Possible--addresses the most urgent question of the day: how to understand, and what to do about, the threat to humanity itself posed by the Trump/Pence regime. This talk--from the most radical revolutionary on the planet--makes the case for massive, sustained nonviolent outpourings to begin on November 4. It traces the roots of the regime--the deeper and more immediate causes of its rise to power. This hour-long speech is full of substance, and heart.

Over the course of the following week, several hours of questions and answers that followed the speech will also be released.

The daily, almost hourly, headlines cry out with urgency. See--and share--this talk.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Revolution Books is excited to announce 
TWO SHOWINGS this week of the debut of a NEW, timely film of a talk by BOB AVAKIAN 


Film and Discussion:
Sunday Oct. 15
Event: begins 2pm
Revolution Club 
Organizing Center
1857 E. 71st Street, Chicago

For more information, call the
Revolution Club at 312-904-9121 or email revclub.chi@gmail.com
Film and Discussion:
Wednesday  Oct. 18
Event: 7-9pm
Chicago Temple 
(First United Methodist Church)
Dixon Chapel, 2nd Fl
77 W Washington St (@ Clark St)
Chicago

This film of Bob Avakian's new speech addresses the most urgent question of the day: how to understand, and what to do about, the threat to humanity itself posed by the Trump-Pence regime.

This talk -- from the most radical revolutionary on the planet -- makes the case for massive, sustained nonviolent outpourings to begin on November 4 in a compelling way. It traces the roots of the regime -- the deeper and more immediate causes of its rise to power.

This hour-long speech is full of substance and heart. With the daily, almost hourly, headlines crying out with urgency, you don't want to miss this film.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Received from REVOLUTION CLUB CHICAGO

Come and watch the film showing 

Sunday, September 17 
2pm - 9pm at the
Revolution Club Organizing Center
1857 E 71st St. (71st & Bennett), 
$5 donation


In the fall of 2012, Bob Avakian gave a series of talks in different cities. This is a film of one of those talks.


Yes, this is a film, but that is not its essence.  This is a daring,  substantive, scientific summoning to revolution.  6+ hours that can change how you see the world and what you do with the rest of your life.  Is this hype?  No.
-From one of the filmmakers
 
Those this system has cast off, those it has treated as less than human, can be the backbone and driving force of a fight not only to end their own oppression, but to finally end all oppression, and emancipate all of humanity.
-Bob Avakian, from the film
 
My dear brother Bob Avakian... is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party.... He is one of the few coming out of the 60's who never sold out, he never caved in, he never gave up, held on to his forging of a rigorous, scientific analysis of the objective realities that are driven by a revolutionary love - because he has such a deep love for poor people, oppressed people, all around the world. Whether you agree or disagree with our brother, one thing you cannot deny: that he is the real thing. No doubt about it."
-Cornel West, introducing his interview with Bob Avakian on the Smiley & West radio show
(October 5, 2012)




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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Received from REVOLUTION CLUB CHICAGO

Defend The RNC 16!

Meet the heroes facing prison and jail for standing with the people of the world and sounding the alarm on Trump's fascism.

Sunday, Sept 10th, 2pm
Revolution Club Organizing Center 
1857 E.71st St., Chicago, IL 60649

Donald Trump campaigned under the slogan "Make America Great Again" and the fascist program of law and order, white supremacy, "build the wall" scapegoating of immigrants and Muslims, disgusting misogyny, and unbridled wars of aggression.

The RNC 16 said "We are standing with the people of the world today" and chanted "1-2-3-4 Slavery, Genocide and War. 5-6-7-8 America Was NEVER Great" and burned the American Flag at the RNC as Trump was being nominated. 

Come hear about the righteous stand and bold action they made at the RNC, and find out about the upcoming trial to persecute these heroes, including comrade Niko who has been in Chicago all summer working for revolution and is one of the two facing trial on felony charges September 19th. He must be supported and we have to have his back! 



As Repression and Threats Against Dissent Grow...
Two Protesters Face Felonies in Cleveland for Burning Flag at Republican National Convention
September 4, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us

On September 19, two of the RNC 16
defendants are going to trial in Cleveland,Ohio. They are facing serious felony charges. The RNC16 are 16 protesters who were arrested for burning an American flag on July 20, 2016 during a righteous political protest outside the entrance of the Republican National Convention (RNC) on the very day the RNC selected Donald Trump to be its presidential candidate. Donald Trump campaigned under the slogan "Make America Great Again" and the fascist program of law and order, white supremacy, "build the wall" scapegoating of immigrants and Muslims, disgusting misogyny, and unbridled wars of aggression.

The way the authorities and fascist stormtroopers attacked these protesters was a harbinger of what has happened since then: physical assaults and heavy charges against people exercising their basic right to protest, including the righteous and protected speech of burning the American flag. What happens in this case has big stakes for what happens in the struggle against the fascist consolidation of the Trump/Pence regime and their Nazi minions. Those who are being prosecuted for protesting the Trump/Pence regime must be defended.

"We're standing with the people of the world today!"

On July 20, 2016, in protest of Trump's nomination, Gregory "Joey" Johnson along with the Revolution Club went right up to the gates of the Republican National Convention and declared: "We're standing with the people of the world today!... Donald Trump is an open fascist. Hillary Clinton is a proven war criminal. We're not following either one of their leaders.... America No. 1? America First? It always has been first: at genocide, at slavery, at exploitation, at destruction of the environment, at torture....We're standing here with the people of the world today." Then Joey Johnson lit the American flag as he stood in the middle of a safety circle of the Revolution Club who chanted "1, 2, 3, 4, Slavery, Genocide and War! 5, 6, 7, 8-America Was NEVER Great!" (Johnson is the same Johnson of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of Texas v. Johnson that established flag burning as constitutionally protected speech in 1989.)

Even before the flag was lit, a mob of police and fascist thugs brutally attacked those in the safety circle. Sixteen of the protesters were arrested and charged with serious felony and misdemeanor charges. The two protesters going on trial on September 19 are charged with a total of five felonies and two misdemeanors and face up to three to four years each in prison. There are 12 other defendants who face numerous misdemeanor charges.

DROP THE CHARGES ON ALL THE RNC 16!
What you can do:
* Demand that ALL charges be dropped NOW!

For the felony cases:

Michael O'Malley
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor
Phone: 216 443-7800
Fax: 216 698-2270

For the misdemeanor cases:

Kimberly Barnett-Mills
Acting Chief Assistant Prosecutor
City of Cleveland
Phone: 216 664-4850
Fax: 216 664-4399

* Pack the courtroom on Tues., September 19, 2017

The (IN)Justice Center
1200 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

* Donate money and raise funds for legal costs & travel:


* Invite Gregory "Joey" Johnson and other RNC 16 defendants to speak-

at your school, community group, or other gatherings about why he burned the flag, what the flag really represents, and the danger of forced patriotism.

* Make a statement on social media demanding "Drop the Charges on the RNC 16"!

* Go to www.revcom.us/static/meme/memes-to-post-and-tweet-en.html#rag (please copy to revclubmedia@gmail.com or Twitter: @joey4revolution)

* Contact the Committee to Free the RNC 16 at

* Send this article to all your friends and colleagues.

* Go to revcom.us for updates
The response to this protest foreshadowed how this fascist regime (even before coming to power) would treat political protest. This included the use of illegal and pre-emptive massive police brutality, the over-charging of protesters so that they face the threat of years in prison, AND the role of fascist thugs in assaulting protesters. All for exercising constitutionally protected political protest.

In the months before the RNC, the Secret Service, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security were in Cleveland knocking on doors and spying on political activists and others. Thousands of militarized cops (with a $50 million federal budget for "heightened security measures" and equipment for the RNC) from across the country swarmed Cleveland. All this to preemptively intimidate people from coming to protest and to suppress protesters who dared to come.

Not only were the RNC 16 attacked by this massive police force-fascist thugs physically assaulted them, and then tried to play "the victim." During the flag burning, two fascists physically assaulted Joey Johnson. They publicly bragged about punching and kicking Joey Johnson in an interview with Alex Jones posted online later that day. (See "Who Is Alex Jones and Infowars.com.") Not only were these thug provocateurs NOT charged for an assault on Johnson, but based on their claim that they were "burned" in putting out the flag-an act violating the constitutional right to protest by burning the flag-they became the "victims" for which the prosecutors charged Joey Johnson and one other protester with assault! These fascists admitted to assaulting Johnson and then bragged about filing charges, but the authorities went ahead and pressed charges against Johnson and another defendant! In the face of public support and media coverage, this bogus charge was dropped six months later.

In the last months-from Sacramento, to Berkeley, to Charlottesville-we've only seen these kinds of extralegal assaults grow, with fascists coming to intimidate protests in full battle gear, wielding bats, knives, and even using their cars as weapons. Often, these fascists get a free pass from the police to terrorize and brutalize righteous political protest.

Serious Stakes and Consequences

On November 29, 2016, Donald Trump tweeted a dangerous threat: "Nobody should be allowed to burn the American Flag-if they do, there must be consequences-perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail." During his campaign rallies, Trump openly longed for the days when protesters were "carried out on stretchers." Since Trump's inauguration, state laws have been passed or are pending to criminalize peaceful forms of political protests, including giving immunity to drivers who run over protesters who are in the streets or highways as long as it is "an accident." The NRA has made videos calling their followers to attack those resisting and protesting against the Trump/Pence regime, including specifically targeting people who burn the American flag.

Here is a case of real freedom of expression, which is being suppressed BY THE STATE. Protesters facing prison sentences based on trumped-up charges after they were brutalized by the police and fascist thugs. Fascist provocateurs getting away with threats and outright violence, working hand in glove with the cops. Yet the news of this is being kept hidden while the media-wise people (some of whom want to both criticize Trump but at the same time keep that criticism and the whole struggle against Trump within very strict-and restrictive-bounds) direct our attention to the "threats" posed by those who are protesting against fascism and fascist attacks on the people. While we're being told that people like Ann Coulter and such ilk, with backing and access to the fascist regime in power, should have an "all access" pass to vomit their filth all over people.

What happened on July 20, 2016 at the gates of the RNC with the burning of the American flag was an alarm being sounded against what has become a true nightmare for humanity. This bold (and completely legal) flag burning called out Trump's campaign and now regime for what it is: a fascist regime which must be opposed. That day, before the eyes of the world, we saw a clashing of two futures for humanity. The RNC 16 said, "We had a right to [burn the U.S. flag] and it was the right thing to do!"

The upcoming felony trial, and continued prosecution, of the RNC 16 is a very serious
attack on the right to dissent. This has great stakes in the context of the Trump/Pence regime moving to consolidate a fascist America. And the arrests and prosecution of protesters is aimed at silencing and intimidating all those who have been drawn into motion to stop this. We must not allow this to go down, their repressive moves to criminalize dissent have to be defeated by all who are horrified and outraged by the future the Trump/Pence regime is working to lock into place. In addition to the importance of winning this fight in the courts, it can give strength and courage to everyone who wants to see a better world.

At the gates of Trump's coronation and in the face of a massive and brutal police assault and of fascist thugs, and before hundreds of international media, the RNC 16 stood up for the people of the world. These beautiful and courageous brothers and sisters must be defended and the powers that be must not be allowed to punish them for the so-called crime of telling the truth. They acted in the name of humanity and now all of us are being called on and challenged to do the same. Join in this fight: 
DROP THE CHARGES ON THE RNC 16!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Received from revcom.us

New Talk by Bob Avakian



The Problem, the Solution, and the Challenges Before Us

Touching on Essential Questions Concerning the Actual History of this Country, The Nature of the Capitalist-Imperialist System We Live Under, The Consequences of This for Humanity, The Way Forward to a World Free of the Unnecessary Suffering and Horrors Bound Up With All This, and the Breakthroughs That Must Be Made Now

An important talk given by Bob Avakian earlier this summer.
Read talk | Download PDF | Listen

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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.

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