|Received from REVOLUTION CLUB CHICAGO
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)
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Received from Insight Press:
How To Spread It Everywhere
The science, the strategy, the leadership
for an actual revolution,
and a radically new society
on the road to real emancipation
eBook Now Available
Saturday, September 9, 2017
|Received from REVOLUTION CLUB CHICAGO|
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
Monday, September 4, 2017
Received from revcom.us
An important talk given by Bob Avakian earlier this summer.
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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
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Revcom.us--where you go to scientifically understand and radically change the world... Go to www.revcom.us every day.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
You are invited to...
A Talk by Carl DixTrump'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 email@example.com
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Today, Sunday 8/13, 1pm
Gather at Millenium Park at Randolph and Michigan. Rally then march to Trump Tower!
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
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.
August 12, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
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
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!
Revolution Club Organizing Center
1857 E 71st St (71st & Bennett, 2 blks w of Jeffery)
Open 3 pm to 7 pm every day except Monday
(312) 804-9121 facebook.com/revclubchi
Saturday, July 29, 2017
|Received from the REVOLUTION CLUB Chicago|
Chicago Fund ALERT:
If we reach $29,000 by midnight Tues August 1, a generous donor will give $1000 to get us to $30,000! as of July 29 we need about $1500 to reach this goal. Please send this email to 5 others, and DONATE. Learn all about Revolution Summer HERE.
From the article at revcom.us "FACE OFF ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO": "Carl stepped up to take on the bullshit of this so-called "commander," and started speaking on the reality of what the police have been doing in that neighborhood. As he did, more people started to come over and line up with the RevComs. Six or seven people who had been listening in the park walked over and grabbed Revolution T-shirts and put them on right there.
"When the commander was reduced to oinking that the revolutionaries don't even live in that neighborhood, one person in a Revolution T-shirt jumped up on a milk crate and threw his hand in the air and said, 'I do! I live here!' Others chimed in saying the same thing. An old man who had been listening from across the street and had told us earlier how he too had been ordered off the sidewalk by the police, came over to join in getting in the face of the commander. And when the commander told Carl if he wants to talk to the neighborhood he should sit down and talk with him, one of the people at the rally (who had been working with the Club) said, 'Why would we want to talk to you, we want to talk to the people, but you don't want us to talk to the people, don't nobody want to talk to you!'
"After the confrontation with the commander, the RevComs gathered people who had been at the rally and marched together through the neighborhood..."
"This was a good day. But it was only one good day. And "good days" aren't enough anyway. We should cherish victories, but even more than that we should build on them. We need to take this forward to building a movement for revolution, a revolution that can take down this whole system and get us to a whole new world.....""The Revolution Club, Chicago, says this: We mean what we say, and we will not back off or turn our back on what we have started, on the people who need this revolution. We will keep coming back and digging in, to strengthen this movement for revolution, to build up the bases, spread the influence, and organize the forces we need to make revolution. We will not be scared off, backed down or driven away."
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Revolution Club in Chicago Calls Rally Today to Protest Pig
Twice Friday morning, 10 squad cars from Chicago's 7th District came out to mob and arrest 5 members of the Revolution Club on 57th and Racine. People in the neighborhood not only objected to this attack, but took videos of it... This neighborhood has been the target of what can only be described as "unofficial" martial law for the past several weeks, with police forbidding people to even be on the streets, harassing people for wearing revolutionary t-shirts or blowing whistles when police appear, carrying out raids on simple holiday parties, etc. The Revolution Club had vowed to defy, and to lead others to defy, this illegal and illegitimate unofficial martial law, and that's what they were doing when the police assaulted them.
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The Revolution Club, Chicago, declares: We mean what we say, and we will not back off or turn our back on what we have started, on the people who need this revolution. We will keep coming back and digging in, to strengthen this movement for revolution, to build up the bases, spread the influence and organize the forces we need to make revolution. We will not be scared off, backed down or driven away.
YOU need to have their back! You can support them right now by donating to Revolution Summer! ChicagoFund GoFundMe so that bail and court costs can be met.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Received from the REVOLUTION CLUB Chicago
Tonight, you can make a difference to whether youth in Chicago stop killing each other & get into preparing for an Actual Revolution
Donate to GoFundMe: If we get to $24,000 by tonight, a generous donor will add $1,000 to take us to the half-way point to the goal of $50,000!
From a donor:
"Chicago is ground zero, Carl and the Revolution Club need your help in taking a stand. Back in the day, Fred Hampton and the Panthers were organizing the gangs to not shoot each other. If you can spare anything the donation will be put to good use. I have great respect for Carl and I trust what he stands for. I was in prison with Carl and I saw what a principled brother he is."
From a medical professional who made a generous donation:
"I grew up doing volunteer work with my parents. So I've seen the injustices and inequality of underprivileged communities as well as the sense of hopelessness in the children/adolescents who can't see a way out. When my friend discussed the revolution club it got my interest immediately. An organization that is working to change things on a big scale. I'm in agreement that the world needs to open their eyes and see the blatant disregard for other humans just because of the low income or skin color. Thus glad to see a national movement for change."
"...Then, two guys who are known and respected in the neighborhood walked right up to the revcoms, a few feet away from where the police had lined up in a stand-off, and hugged one of them, calling him by name and thanking him for what the revolutionaries were doing. This changed things. The guys knew very well that they were making themselves a target to the police by stepping forward in this way, but they felt compelled to stand with the revolutionaries in this situation. And in doing so, they set an example for others around. The pigs shifted to making more outright and explicit threats, and at the same time the people around got firmer in their own support for the revcoms and standing with them...." Read full report here
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
We received the following from Chicago organizers for refusefascism.org--
Prevent the Trump/Pence Regime from Taking Power
Stop It Before It Starts!
Monday at 7 PM - 10 PM
Trinity Episcopal Church
125 E 26th St, Chicago, Illinois 60616
Exciting news: Starting at 6 pm, we will watch the live stream from New York City's launch event, with Carl Dix, Immortal Technique, PZ Myers, Jeremy Scahill, and Chase Iron Eyes, before kicking off our launch here in Chicago. Come early if you can!
We'll start with a brief presentation of the Call from RefuseFascism.org (full text below) with speakers from various perspectives/communities speaking on WHY "In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America!" followed by working groups -- YOU are needed!
"Donald Trump, the President-elect, is assembling a regime of grave danger. Millions of people in the US and around the world are filled with deep anxiety, fear, and disgust. Our anguish is right and just. Our anger must now become massive resistance -- before Donald Trump is inaugurated and has the full reins of power in his hands."
"Should we fail to rise with determination and daring in our millions now to stop this, the consequences for humanity will be disastrous.... "
"We therefore CALL FOR A MONTH OF RESISTANCE beginning on December 19, reaching a crescendo by the January 20, 2017 Inauguration."
Come, get into:
* Why we must REFUSE to accept a fascist America
* How Trump/Pence could be prevented from taking power
* How YOU can be a part of making this happen
Go to www.refusefascism.org for initiators, signatories, for more information and to sign on. Follow @refusefascism on twitter
The Call for a Month of Resistance:
Donald Trump, the President-elect, is assembling a regime of grave danger. Millions of people in the US and around the world are filled with deep anxiety, fear, and disgust. Our anguish is right and just. Our anger must now become
massive resistance -- before Donald Trump is inaugurated and has the full reins of power in his hands.
Should we fail to rise with determination and daring in our millions now to stop this, the consequences for humanity will be disastrous. We, the undersigned, know in the depths of our beings, the catastrophe that will befall the people of the world should the Trump/Pence regime assume full power.
We therefore CALL FOR A MONTH OF RESISTANCE beginning on December 19th, reaching a crescendo by the January 20th 2017 Inauguration.Our resistance must spread rapidly to every sphere and every corner of the country. Because we refuse to accept a fascist America, millions must rise up in a resistance with a deep determination such that we create a political crisis that prevents the Trump/Pence fascist regime from consolidating its hold on the governance of society.
Donald Trump did not win the popular vote. Not even close, he lost by 2.5 million votes. He won the Electoral College -- an institution set up in 1787 to protect slavery. This legacy of the most brutal oppression of Black people has become the means that enabled the election of Trump and Pence.More fundamentally, it is the fascist character of the Trump/Pence regime and what they are planning to do which renders it illegitimate and an immoral peril to the future of humanity and the earth itself.
Under the slogan "Make America Great Again," Donald Trump has viciously attacked Mexicans and Muslims, threatening to register and deport millions, closing borders. He incites fear and hate of all who are "different" -- nationalities, religions, or gender. He crudely demeans and degrades women, openly boasting about molesting them. He champions white supremacy and whips up a racist lynch-mob mentality. Trump has mocked the disabled. He is a bellicose militarist, who threatens to use nuclear weapons. He openly advocates war crimes -- including torture. He vows to pack the Supreme Court with justices who will take away the right to abortion and gay rights. He denies science -- calling climate change a hoax and will wreak devastation on the environment. He has attacked and threatened the press and stirred up his supporters to do the same. He has threatened to strip citizenship for constitutionally protected dissent. Trump has utter contempt for facts and the truth, and consistently lies to advance his agenda. As for the rule of law, Trump went so far as to openly threaten his opponent, Hillary Clinton, not only with jail, but even assassination. By any definition, Donald Trump is a fascist. He has put together a regime that will carry out this program, and worse.
This is fascism and it is a very serious thing. It has direction and momentum that must be stopped before it becomes too late.
Fascism foments and relies on xenophobic nationalism, racism, misogyny, and the aggressive re-institution of oppressive "traditional values." Fascism feeds on and encourages the threat and use of violence to build a movement and come to power. Fascism, once in power, essentially eliminates traditional democratic rights. Fascism attacks, jails, even executes its opponents, and launches violent mob attacks on "minorities." In Nazi Germany in the 1930s and '40s, fascism did all these things. This is where this can go. And yes, Hitler himself could "talk graciously" when he felt it would serve his interests and lull his opponents.
In the world today, shockwaves reverberate. Over decades in the U.S. virulent movements of white supremacy and anti-immigrant hysteria have gained momentum. A narrow, intolerant, and political form of Christian fundamentalism has been brought into government and policy at all levels. The Trump/Pence cabinet and judiciary will coalesce all of this and worse at the highest level of power, with horrific consequences.
No election, whether fair or fraudulent, should legitimize this. "Reaching across the aisle" only legitimizes that which is illegitimate.
If you work with fascists you normalize the road to horror. You cannot try to "wait things out." Those who lived through Nazi Germany and sat on the sidelines, looking on as Hitler demonized, criminalized, and eventually rounded up one group after another, became shameful collaborators with monstrous crimes.
Don't Conciliate... Don't Accommodate... Don't Collaborate!
The Trump Regime Must and Can Be Stopped Before It Starts!This is not wishful thinking but could be made a reality if all who hate what is represented by this fascist regime translate our outrage into massive mobilization to create the political conditions which make this possible. We are millions. Our only recourse now is to act together outside normal channels. Every faction within the established power structure must be forced to respond to what we do -- creating a situation where the Trump/Pence regime is prevented from ruling.
We call on each and every one who opposes what this regime stands for, and what it will do, to take part in and actively build, this resistance and refusal. Organize. Plan. Act.
The Month of Resistance
Starting 12/19/16, it begins -- the day the Electoral College meets to vote in each state: hold a press conference or a protest. Starting now, distribute this Call everywhere and on social media, host house meetings, fundraising events concerts and forums. Everywhere step up the resistance: walkouts from schools and work, protests against attacks and threats on Muslims, women, people of color, LBGT people -- all linked to the objective of Stopping the Trump/Pence regime. The struggle must grow.
On MLK weekend, there needs to be massive demonstrations of many thousands in key cities, including Washington. D.C., that grow to millions over the next week, protests that don't stop . . . where people refuse to leave and more and more people stand up with conviction and courage demanding:
NO! We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America!
Initiators include (list in formation):
Chase Iron Eyes
Everett Iron Eyes Sr.
Robin D. G. Kelley
Michael A. Wood Jr.
Rev. Frank Wulf
Chase Iron Eyes
Everett Iron Eyes Sr.
Robin D. G. Kelley
Michael A. Wood Jr.
Rev. Frank Wulf
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