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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Revolution Club Holiday Party / Tamale Fundraiser

From the Revolution Club - LA:



Holiday Party / Tamale Fundraiser
Sunday, December 16th, 3 - 8 PM
Revolution Club Organizing Center
2716 S. Vermont Ave. #8 (upstairs)


Support the movement for revolution with our first tamale fundraiser! Join us for an evening of food, music, revolutionary culture and an environment full of ferment, debate, and wrangling over the state of the world and what we must do about it.
For those who filled out a pre-order (see form below), this is where you will pick up your tamales. Come and chat a while, whether you've been a supporter of the revolution for some time or you're brand new to the movement!  Everyone can contribute to this vibrant process to change the whole world.
You can also order your tamales by phone: 323-424-6687
 

Also - Thursday, December 13th, 6 - 9 PM:Weekly Discussion of a Quote from BAsics 
Revolution Club Organizing Center
2716 S. Vermont Ave. #8 (upstairs)

We will be discussing the following quote. What do you think? Is it true? Bring your thoughts and questions.




You Can't Change the World If You Don't Know the BAsics.


Revolution Club Tamale Fundraiser
Support the Movement for Revolution


Order Form

Green Salsa (Chicken) ____ x $2
Cheese & Jalapeno (Chicken)  ____ x $2
Black Bean (Vegan)  ____ x $2
TOTAL:  ____   $ _____

Name _________________     Phone ______________

Pick up your tamales at our Organizing Center at 2716 S. Vermont Ave., #8 (upstairs) at our holiday party December 16.  323.424.6687
 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

FRIDAY - Michael Slate Show: Playwright Wendy Graf, "Exit Wounds"; Bob Avakian, Why We Need an Actual Revolution & How We Can Really Make Revolution

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Friday, December 7, 2018
10 - 11 AM - PDT
The Michael Slate Show


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This week's show:
Playwright Wendy Graf on Exit Wounds

What do you do with the rest of your life, when your brother/son has committed a horrific act of a school shooting? How does the fallout affect the family of the shooter years later? Can they ever live a normal life again? Is it like dropping a pebble in a brook and watching the subsequent concentric circles grow, with lifelong affects? Does one generation, never able to explain the act, hold onto their own guilt, afraid that they might miss the signs again? Do they actually see qualities of the troubled shooter in someone in the next generation, or are they projecting in hopes of early identification? Does the past dictate the present, unlocking the future? These are some of the questions asked in Exit Wounds, about three generations attempting to come to terms with their painful past. Hosted by the Interact Theatre Company.



Bob Avakian, "Why We Need an Actual Revolution and How We Can Really Make Revolution."
This past summer, Bob Avakian, the leader of the movement for revolution, the most radical revolutionary on the planet, who has developed a new synthesis of communism, the New Communism, gave a speech in several cities. The two-part speech gets into these two questions: Why we need an actual revolution, and How we can really make revolution.
In identifying the problem facing humanity and pointing toward, and giving tremendous concrete guidance toward the real world solution, there's nothing like this speech.
We'll listen to excerpts from the film.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Friday: Emergency Report Back from the Border and Fundraiser

From the Revolution Club - LA:



Friday, December 7th, 5 - 8 PM
Revolution Club Organizing Center
2716 S. Vermont Ave. #8 (upstairs)


You are invited to an emergency report back and fundraiser for the Revolution Club who has been bringing the revolution to the border. Come to this mass meeting to hear from people who were on the ground... find out why this crisis at the border is happening, why the Trump/Pence fascist regime is responding the way it is, why the Democrats refuse to oppose Trump on immigration, and what the real revolutionary solution to all this is.

Thousands of migrants are amassed at the U.S./Mexico border—forcibly held on the Mexico side in an arena in Tijuana. These are people who have had to flee for their lives and livelihood because of what this system has done, devastating their home countries.

On Sunday, November 25, 500 of the migrants decided on a peaceful march to the border to pressure the U.S. to speed up the asylum process. U.S. Border Patrol agents, claiming rocks were being thrown, fired tear gas canisters over the border into Mexico. Mothers were seen fleeing with small children, fearing they would die from the gas they were choking on.

In this world of multiplying crises and growing horrors, there are answers, and there are solutions, but people are being systematically lied to and misled by this system’s representatives. Come to this meeting to find out the truth about what the real problem is -- and what is required of us to really end this nightmare.

DONATE! tinyurl.com/FundTheRevolution

Also - Thursday, December 6th:



Revolution Club Tamale Fundraiser
Support the Movement for Revolution


Order Form

Green Salsa (Chicken) ____ x $2
Cheese & Jalapeno (Chicken)  ____ x $2
Black Bean (Vegan)  ____ x $2
TOTAL:  ____   $ _____

Name _________________     Phone ______________

Pick up your tamales at our Organizing Center at 2716 S. Vermont Ave., #8 (upstairs) at our holiday party December 16.  323.424.6687

Thursday, November 29, 2018

FRIDAY - The Michael Slate Show: Bob Avakian, "The Five Stops—Why This System Can't Be Reformed"; Tala, Revolution Club LA, Drop the Charges!

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Friday, November 30, 2018
10 - 11 AM - PDT
The Michael Slate Show


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This week's show:
Bob Avakian "The Five Stops—Why This System Can't Be Reformed" Tala, Revolution Club LA, Drop the Charges against the Revolution Club & Refuse Fascism

Bob Avakian, from "Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution"

"The Five Stops—Why This System Can't Be Reformed"

In this concise and compelling clip from the film WHY WE NEED AN ACTUAL REVOLUTION AND HOW WE CAN REALLY MAKE REVOLUTION,   Bob Avakian lays out why the things you care most about cannot be solved under this system. 

Bob Avakian (BA) is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party. He is the architect of a whole new framework of human emancipation, the new synthesis of communism, which is popularly referred to as the "new communism." 







Tala from the Revolution Club, Los Angeles, on the Repression of Revolution Club and Refuse Fascism Members and the Nazification of the University


In Los Angeles, 11 members of Refuse Fascism and the Revolution Club have been criminally charged for engaging in and/or supporting non-violent civil disobedience and political protests which took place from September 2017 through March 2018. These protests included holding banners across the length of the Los Angeles 101 Freeway, with one stating “Trump/Pence Must Go!” and several protests at UCLA campus, including a disruption of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. The arrests and subsequent charges for these acts of political protests are unjust and illegitimate. They are occurring during a campaign by reactionary Zionist organizations to outlaw criticism of Israel on campuses nationwide, under the pretext of fighting anti-Semitism, but in reality as part of the Nazification of US universities and colleges.

We'll speak with Tala from the Revolution Club, LA.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Thursday at 7pm - Join the Committee to Defend the Freeway 9 and UCLA 5!

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Join the Committee to Defend the Freeway 9 and UCLA 5!
Meeting: Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 650 N. Berendo, LA CA 90004


LA City Attorney Mike Feuer has criminally charged 11 activists from Refuse Fascism and the Revolution Club for engaging in and/or supporting non-violent civil disobedience and political protests against the Trump Pence regime which took place between September 2017 and March of 2018.

These protests were to sound the alarm against the crimes of the Trump/Pence fascist regime and the need for millions to fill the streets - in the name of humanity - in a nonviolent mass movement aimed at driving this regime from power.

The arrests and the prosecution of criminal charges against these 11 courageous protesters are unjust and illegitimate! It is NOT illegal to shout fire in a crowded theater IF THERE IS A FIRE!  What we are facing, by analogy, is a fire of such extreme proportions that it demands that people go beyond protest as usual!

The prosecution of these courageous protesters comes at a time when millions are both outraged and agonized by the actions and threats of the Trump/Pence regime. This is a time for people to act with courage and conviction, commensurate with the grave danger and existential threat posed to the planet by this regime.

Demanding these criminal charges be dropped is a crucial battle which can contribute to stopping the consolidation of fascism on key fronts, including the tearing up of protected civil and legal rights – especially the constitutionally protected right to political protest.

Will Los Angeles, which has declared itself a sanctuary city, be allowed to violate the basic right of people to dissent and protest, thereby contributing to the overall consolidation of fascism?  For all those who care about the future - you are needed to build support amongst all sections of people who are outraged by the crimes of the Trump Pence regime and their attempts to silence and punish dissent.

Join the Committee to Defend the Freeway 9 and UCLA 5. Whether you have little or no experience, little or lots of time: you are needed!  Be part of getting this out in a big way throughout society! Spread the word in your community, at your church, and among friends and family. Be part of the team to develop flyers, posters, and to get the word out everywhere with this demand: DROP THE CHARGES!

  • Spread and circulate the Public Statement (read below): We Demand: Drop The Charges Against Members of Refuse Fascism and Revolution Club!
  • Call the LA City Attorney’s office at 213.978.8100 to demand the LA City Attorney Michael Feuer drop ALL the charges against ALL those charged.  Send demand letters by email to the LA City Attorney, mike.n.feuer@lacity.org. (Please send copies of letters to Refuse Fascism LA at socal@RefuseFascism.org.)
  • Pack the courtroom at upcoming court dates.  Call 323-946-1742 for up-to-date info.
  • Set up speaking engagements for the defendants. These are inspiring voices of conscience from Refuse Fascism and the Revolution Club.  Invite them to speak in your classes, at your church, with your union, professional, and social justice organizations.  Plan a gathering with your friends, colleagues, and family.  These engagements can also help raise much needed funds for legal costs and publicity.  Reach out to radio show hosts, journalists and reporters to interview defendants.
  • Design flyers, pamphlets, signs, posters and other creative forms (skits, artwork...) to build support.
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WE DEMAND: Drop The Charges Against Members of Refuse Fascism and Revolution Club!

The Los Angeles City Attorney has criminally charged 11 members of Refuse Fascism for stepping forward to oppose the Trump/Pence regime in acts of conscience. The charges stem from significant public events as follows:
  • Two actions on the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles (unfurling banners demanding that the Trump/Pence Regime Must Go); 
  • A range of protest actions at UCLA, including a controversial public challenge to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at UCLA.  
We oppose these unjust and outrageous criminal charges by the LA City Attorney, which represent an effort by the state to silence dissent against the Trump/Pence regime.  They specifically target members of Refuse Fascism – including members of the Revolution Club in LA, an Iraq War vet, a Ph.D student and college instructor, and a noted artist and USC professor – for being unwavering in their pledge not to stand aside while there is still a chance to stop a regime that imperils humanity and the earth itself.  The prosecution of these 11 activists and revolutionaries involves an escalation of the criminalization of political protests and a leap in state repression.

The arrests and subsequent charges for these acts of political protests are unjust and illegitimate. The Trump/Pence regime is tearing up what are supposed to be protected civil and legal rights.  In the face of open terror and violence unleashed and condoned by this regime (including the violent targeting of political demonstrations supposedly protected by the 1st Amendment, such as in Charlottesville), these protests were not just needed, they were right. They include meaningful forms of nonviolent civil disobedience and, on a changing political and legal ground, forms of protected speech.  It is NOT illegal to shout fire in a crowded theater IF THERE IS A FIRE. To say the least, what we are facing is, by analogy, a fire of such extreme proportions, humanity and the earth’s future hang in the balance.
  • Charges associated with the 101 Freeway actions include: “Conspiracy to commit a crime, obstruction of free movement of people, disobeying a police officer, and refusal to disperse." 
  • Charges resulting from actions at UCLA include: “Disturbing the peace, trespassing, resisting arrest, and failure to leave the UCLA campus for 7 days” after being illegally arrested. 
  • Strikingly, the ‘conspiracy’ charge targets just two of the eleven defendants:  Michelle Xai and Perry Hoberman; both leading organizers and spokespeople for Refuse Fascism’s So-Cal chapter.  Even more outrageous (and ominous) is the fact that Xai wasn’t even arrested at the 101 Freeway actions; yet, she's still being charged!  
Further, police reports in these cases reveal the LAPD’s “Major Crimes/Anti-Terrorism Division” involvement, a department which has a history of targeting progressive and radical social movements.  The LAPD admits that they sent in a “confidential informant” to public Refuse Fascism meetings to spy on and secretly record members of Refuse Fascism and the Revolution Club - an egregious violation of people’s constitutionally protected right to assemble and protest.  Police reports also reveal the UC Police have illegally stalked and surveilled defendants while on campus.  All this is taking place at a time in which the legal rights to political protest and speech are being rapidly foreclosed by the Trump/Pence regime which has unleashed a wave of new state laws, gutting basic civil liberties and a movement of storm troopers carrying out mob violence, and violent threats, in order to intimidate and silence people. 

There are great stakes in these cases.  The 101 Freeway actions and the political challenge to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin by three brave women have been viewed online by millions of people in the U.S. and around the world.  All these individuals are now facing prosecution for their acts of courage and conscience.  Defendants with multiple charges face fines and penalties of up to 5 years jail time and all defendants could be locked in jail if convicted, meaning that these fellow freedom fighters could be locked up merely for acts of principled resistance, while the true criminals in Washington remain free to continue their dangerous and deadly policies of racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and planetary destruction.    
As longtime activist Isabel Cardenas writes: “If more Germans and Jews in Nazi Germany had done what these defendants have done (and are doing), millions of lives could have been saved.  This country needs people such as those who have been criminally charged so that those who have no voice may have someone with the courage to defend them.  They are striving to save us all from THE TRUMP-PENCE NIGHTMARE so that we - billions of us on the planet earth, including millions of Immigrants who helped to build this country - may stop enduring the madness that goes on in the White House.”
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We encourage you to read the Revolution newspaper article:
Greasing the Skids for Fascism…Ominous and Illegitimate Persecution of 11 Members of Refuse Fascism, LA and the Revolution Club, LA
https://revcom.us/a/562/greasing-the-skids-for-fascism-en.html

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Send Revolution To The Border

YOUR SUPPORT IS URGENTLY NEEDED:

Hundreds of immigrants from Central America rush the U.S. border at Tijuana, Mexico and were met with riot police, tear gas, and barricades. Migrants come the United States because the U.S. capitalist-imperialists have fucked over other countries even more than they have fucked up this one. And until we actually bring forward a movement to overthrow and replace this system these horrors will only continue.

The movement for revolution urgently needs funds to send a team to the border  to intervene in this horrific situation and make breakthroughs in building a mass movement rising up in opposition to the crimes of this system and organizing for an actual revolution.  
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Sunday, November 25, 2018

SATURDAY - Revolution Club Fundraiser Potluck

Received from the Revolution Club - LA:


Greetings,

The Revolution Club invites you to come together to break bread --- to be a part of forging revolutionary community --- to be a part of relating to each other in a whole different way rather than the whole dog eat dog culture this system promotes.

In a time when the system of capitalism imperialism has created the intolerable misery and violence that millions of refugees throughout the world now desperately flee...

When fascists rising to power seek to resolve the problems caused by their murderous system by taking already intolerable horrors to disgusting new levels of cruelty and barbarity...

When ruling class liberals, even when under attack, can only cede further ground and help pave the way to a new fascist era...

In the face of all of this the Revolution Clubs are taking the leadership of the Revolutionary Communist Party led by Bob Avakian out to thousands of people who are agonizing about all of this.

They are fighting to breakthrough this situation and bring forward a mass movement for an actual revolution that can inspire and call forth greater and greater numbers of people with the vision of truly liberating and viable society free from all the unnecessary suffering caused by having a system based on exploitation.

Come hang out and join the revolution club for a night of revolutionary community. Come join together with people who care about the state of the world. Come find out about the better world that is possible. Join us from 2-7 PM tomorrow at our organizing center. 2716 S. Vermont Ave. (upstairs)