Wednesday, April 19, 2017

We are sharing this important message from the Revolution Club-Chicago:
Drop All The Charges
TWO REVOLUTION CLUB MEMBERS ARRESTED AT
GOOD FRIDAY PEACE MARCH

Come to the Revolution Club office in South Shore to meet the Revolution Club and to find out why they were arrested and what the Revolution Club is really all about.
When: Thursday, April 20 at 7pm
Where: 1857 E. 71st Street
The Catholic church's Cardinal Cupich organized a Good Friday procession through Englewood on Chicago's south side to pray for an end to the violence among the people.

At the end of the procession, two women from the Revolution Club, Chicago were arrested while other members were menaced by Chicago police. We demand to know why they were arrested. Did the Catholic church or sponsors urge the authorities to drag away the revolutionaries on Good Friday? If not, then where is the outrage and the demand that the charges be dropped immediately?

We challenge anyone to tell us what is wrong with what is said in the quote from Bob Avakian (BA) that we carried? Or our other signs challenging people?
  • Oppressed people who are unable, or unwilling, to confront reality as it actually is are condemned to remain enslaved and oppressed. (BA, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party-RCP)
  • If praying could stop our youth from killing each other, it would have stopped a long time ago. If you are going to pray--pray for people to get into the revolution--and then support them when they do!
  • Get out of this insanity of killing each other. Get into the Revolution!
AUTHORITIES SAY: PRAYING--OK, REVOLUTION--NO!
In making these highly visible arrests on Good Friday, the state was enforcing the message that you can pray for an end to the violence among the people but you can not call for an end to the system that creates the conditions and the values that are responsible and give rise to youth killing each other by denying them any future. What does this tell you?

These arrests were BS and an outrage. Here is how it went down. Before the start of the Good Friday procession, the revolutionaries marched up to a gathering of a couple of hundred people, holding up their signs and banners for all to see and passing out flyers through the crowd of the message: What The Trump/Pence Regime Will Mean For Black People-And What Must Be Done About It, Now! and a message from the Revolution Club: "To the Youth Who Are Caught Up in the Violence - You Are NOT 'Too Far Gone,' But You Need to Get into This Revolution or You Will Be." People came over to talk and to find out who these revolutionaries were and one came to help hold the signs. Some other people stood in front of them and prayed as if their message was evil. Police gave them a citation for using amplified sound (even though the Revolution Club members were careful to not be disruptive of the event) but told them that they were welcome to be part of the procession if they didn't use the sound.

As the procession was ending, the Revolution Club marched up to meet it, (without a sound system), and the police immediately vamped on them. The police said that they could not be in the street, even as hundreds filled the blocked-off street. One Revolution Club member was grabbed and arrested while others were backed onto the sidewalk. Some people began to chant "let her go," and police grabbed and arrested another club member. Other club members were followed and menaced by police as they tried to leave the area. A priest and a videographer trailed along to protect them. The fact that this was being filmed made the police back off. The two Revolution Club members arrested were held for hours while the police went back and forth about what to charge them with since they had no cause to arrest them in the first place.

Everyone who wants to see our youth get into radically changing the world and becoming emancipators of humanity in the process needs to condemn these arrests and demand that the charges be dropped immediately. Call Edward Siskel, Corporation Counsel at the City of Chicago Law Department 312-744-0220 and tell him to drop the charges.

COME LEARN ABOUT THE REVOLUTION CLUB
Come to the Revolution Club office in South Shore at 1857 E. 71st Street on Thursday, April 20 at 7pm to meet the Revolution Club and to find out why they were arrested and what the Revolution Club is really all about.

A lot of people ask us if everyone in the Revolution Club doesn't believe in god. The answer is that people who have religious beliefs can join the Revolution Club as long as they uphold Point #5 of the Club's 6 Points of Attention: "We search for and fight for the truth no matter how unpopular, even as we listen to and learn from the observations, insights and criticisms of others." The Revolution Club is led by the RCP which is thoroughly scientific and does not believe in any kind of gods or supernatural beings. The Club and the Party work with many religious people and clergy on the basis of the following principle:
  • While many people will do positive things in opposing the crimes of this system, we need to approach everything--evaluate every political program and every organized force in society, every kind of culture, values and ways of treating people--according to how it relates to the revolution we need, to end all oppression. We should unite with people whenever we can, and struggle with them whenever we need to, to advance the revolution.
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, May 6th--Come to a Showing of REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight For Emancipation and The Role of Religion, a Dialogue Between CORNEL WEST & BOB AVAKIAN

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 pm
Make your way to GracePlace, 637 S. Dearborn St (btw Harrison & Polk)
Refuse Fascism-Chicago TEACH-IN
  • What is fascism? and why is the Trump/Pence regime fascist?
  • What is the direction and trajectory of fascism?
  • Why is it true that the Trump/Pence regime has not yet consolidated fascism and we still have time to drive it out?
  • Why you cannot normalize, accommodate with, conciliate with, or collaborate with fascism?
  • What can and must be done to drive this fascist regime from power?
Featured speaker is Carl Dix, a co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, and 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. Carl recently was dragged out of the Senate Hearing on Jeff Sessions' appointment to be Attorney General chanting "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA".
 
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Refuse Fascism Chicago invites you to...


"The Trump/Pence Regime Is a Fascist Regime. Not insult or exaggeration, this is what it is... for the future of humanity and the planet, we, the people, must drive this regime out." (from the RefuseFascism.org Call to Action)

For more information email Chicago@RefuseFascism.org
National Website RefuseFascism.org
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Click here to volunteer for the task-force
No Time for Celebration--
The Trump/Pence Juggernaut Remains on a Roll... and Must Be Driven Out

"The past two weeks have spun by at a dizzying pace. Trump's new anti-Muslim ban was instituted and then quickly blocked by federal district court judges (though it may be appealed); the hearings on possible ties between the Trump camp and Russia leading into the elections opened; and then on Friday, the Republican health care bill (which Trump strongly backed) was defeated.

"All of these were actual setbacks for the regime. But how to understand them and what needs to be done in the face of them are not so clear to many people who urgently want to see this regime gone and are heartened by these setbacks. This article will analyze what has happened; draw some distinctions of how to analyze politics in this period and from what basis should we be fighting; and put forward some views toward what must be done now.

"We cannot afford to be deceived, or deceive ourselves, as to the meaning of these events; the stakes are way too high."
read  article at revcom.us

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

You are invited Sunday, March 12:


International Women's Day Celebration

Break the Chains! Unleash the Fury of Women
As a Mighty Force for Revolution!

In The Name Of Humanity,

We Refuse To Accept

A Fascist America

March 8th is a day when the future of women is being fought out all over the world. Join us this Sunday for a program and to celebrate this day. Facebook event here

Sunday, March 12
at the new Revolution Club Organizing Center
1857 E. 71st Street
Doors open at 3:00 pm,
Program begins at 3:30 pm


Women are NOT Bitches, Hoes, Punching Bags, 
Breeding-Machines,or Sex Objects!

End All Oppression Based on Gender or Sexual Orientation!

Abortion on Demand and Without Apology!

Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime-- No Fascist USA!


On this crucial International Women's Day, 
when women face a heightened worldwide assault...



Spread the word. Bring friends.
Everyone-- all ages-- is welcome
For more information:
Revolution Club, Chicago 
(312) 804-9121   
revclub.chi@gmail.com

Friday, February 24, 2017

You are invited to a discussion of the analysis of Revolution newspaper 
revcom.us on the urgent need to drive out the fascist Trump-Pence Regime:

This will be an opportunity to dig deeper into some of the dynamics of what is fascism, why the Trump/Pence regime is fascist, and why there is the urgent need to drive it out before they are able to fully consolidate. What is behind all this and what is the solution? We will discuss these articles:

and

WHEN: Monday, February 27, 7-9 pm
WHERE: Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan, Room 426

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Monday, January 2, 2017

We received this urgent message from RefuseFascism.org:

There Is STILL A Real Chance to Prevent Trump/Pence From Coming To Power

This is the most serious situation in this country in nearly 150 years: in a few weeks a fascist regime will be implanted. We don't use that word lightly: we use it to describe a certain kind of rule, pioneered by Hitler and Mussolini, finding expression in Chile and other Latin American countries in the 70's and 80's, and today taking shape in Turkey. The logic of fascism, once implanted, is to constantly "double down" and push further, and this logic continues to assert itself even before ascending to power. Meanwhile, there is denial, defensiveness and paralysis from other forces at the top, more or less represented by Obama, despite real differences and fears on their part. So, despite the anguish and opposition of tens of millions, despite ever more and newer and worse outrages, the ascension of the Trump-Pence regime to the reins of power proceeds apace.

But this is not yet a "done deal." This does not have to stay this way. There have been times
when masses of people in the millions have streamed into the streets to resist blatant tyranny, often with little warning and minimal prior organization, and become unstoppable... as recently as Tunisia and Egypt several years ago, South Korea a few weeks ago, and other instances as well... The basis for such a thing exists - in the millions and millions who are sickened by this prospect, who are already protesting and raising their voices in many different ways, but who need to come together as a force now to PREVENT this.

Some ask, "But how can that really happen?" There is no guarantee as to how these things turn out... but sometimes such mass upheavals can create a political crisis throughout all of society, reaching to the very top. The ways are suddenly found, where seemingly none existed, to oust the tyrant and open up hope. Indeed, once there is sufficient will, there is no shortage of ways that can be found. Of course, sometimes the upheavals don't work, crashing up against the rocks. And in either event there are real sacrifices and real costs.

But there IS one guarantee and that is this: if we DON'T try this, there will be a fascist regime consolidated in a country that already has repressive capacities far beyond Germany in 1933... in a society where the established parties and forces have gone along with and gotten in on the implantation of this regime and where a section of people have had all their worst aspects validated and stoked and marshaled into a force... and where nuclear weapons are not only available, but are already being brandished before the destructive demagogue has even gotten into office.

You can call this a long shot; but it is our best and only shot at averting nearly unimaginable horror. And sometimes, when the underdog throws all they have into it and rises to the occasion, the longshot comes in. If enough of us throw into this now, and organize others, we have a chance...a real chance... our best chance of averting catastrophe.

Sign this Call to Action (below), today. Donate. Spread this to others. Here is a list of authors, scientists, religious, activists, and more who have already joined this movement. The Call to Action will be printed this week in the New York Times and other significant outlets, in print and online. 

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