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The painful reality of Chicago: summer is coming, but instead of looking forward to a time where kids can be playing, parents dread it, for fear their children will be shot-and they hold them inside.
As Carl Dix, representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party, put it at a rally on the South Side of Chicago: "It is heartbreaking the way that so many of our young people are caught up in killing each other." Then he made a vow: "This has got to stop and the revolution declares that it's gonna stop it this summer by giving our young people something that is worth living for and fighting for."
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Today, Chicago is most famous for one thing: young Black and Latino people murdering each other. Trump made this a campaign theme, and he threatens to "send in the feds"-intensifying the police state that already brutalizes and murders youth and enforces the conditions that give birth to gang violence. His education secretary, DeVos, aims to gut the public schools even harder. She wants to confine Black and Latino children in Christian fundamentalist schools that will turn them into unthinking robots. And this will be the spear point of a whole fascist offensive against people of color. An intensifying genocide.
In April, answering a call for volunteers, people joined with the Party for a plan to radically turn this around. In short, to make Chicago famous for something else: a city where the youth who are being targeted get organized to overthrow the system that targets them. A city where youth caught up in the gang life break with it and become emancipators of humanity.
This means mobilizing youth and others against the oppression coming down but even more, right now, it means struggling with what these youth are caught up in, with how they are seeing the world and their role in that world. The Revolution Club opened a storefront organizing center this spring in one of the neighborhoods where youth are caught up in this. Shortly after it opened, 7 people were killed in 24 hours in this neighborhood-which Carl Dix spoke to in his statement, "Black People Killing Each Other in Chicago, Carl Dix Says: Get Out of This Insanity and Get Into the Revolution." This gives a sense of what urgently cries out to be done-and that this club is there on the front lines, fighting to do it.
CHICAGO: SCENES FROM REVOLUTIONARY ORGANIZING SCENES INCLUDE:
Meeting the Leader of the Revolution
A Day in the Hood: Coming Alive Then Running Into Borderlines
Back and Forth: "I Get This-But Other People Won't Take It Up"
Demonstrating at Police District 7: We Won't Be Backed Down