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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 29, 2017
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.
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Saturday, July 8, 2017
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Tonight, you can make a difference to whether youth in Chicago stop killing each other & get into preparing for an Actual Revolution
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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