Thursday, December 8, 2016

Friday, 12/9 - The Michael Slate Show - Dahr Jamail on Trump, Climate Change and the Future of the Planet

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Dahr Jamail on Trump, Climate Change, and 
the Future of the Planet
2016 will be the hottest year ever recorded. The previous hottest year on record was last year. The need for dramatic government intervention aimed at lessening impacts of anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) is a matter of life and death for thousands of species, and millions of humans. 

The president elect, Donald Trump, has called the science of climate change "bullshit" and a "hoax." He has appointed other science deniers to prominent positions. We'll talk with Dahr Jamail about this. Dahr Jamail  is a Truthout staff reporter, and the author of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq.

Dahr will also comment on the announcement that the war criminal James Mattis will be appointed Secretary of Defense. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

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Friday - The Michael Slate Show - Raymond Lotta on Castro and Cuba; David Swanson on Flag Burning

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Raymond Lotta On the Death of Fidel Castro, US Imperialism, and What It's Going to Take to  
Liberate Cuba
Ray Lotta
With the death of Fidel Castro and the ascension of the fascist Donald Trump to the presidency, U.S.- Cuba relations will be in flux. Big questions are before the Cuban people, and the people of the world. Raymond Lotta will join us to talk about this. Raymond Lotta is an advocate for Bob Avakian's new synthesis of communism, a political economist, author of America in Decline, and writer for Revolution newspaper.

David Swanson on Why Flag Burning Matters

Rev Club at Trump Hotel NYC-11/29/16

David Swanson recently wrote, "The national religion of the United States of America is nationalism. Its god is the flag. Its prayer is the pledge of allegiance." He will be talking about about Trump, flag worship, and the murderous drone war. 
David Swanson is an author and activist, co-founder and director of World Without War, and author of 
War No More: The Case for Abolition.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Donate to Send Revolution Club to Standing Rock - Emergency Call

In response to this call, published in, the LA Revolution Club is organizing a solidarity delegation to go to Standing Rock.  

DONATE TODAY - to pay for gas and food, warm clothes as well as wood and other supplies to bring to the water protectors.

Read about their plans and DONATE NOW here.  
Call them at 323.331.1769 
Showdown Looms

Stand With Standing Rock
November 28, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper |

Sunday, November 20, Sheriff's Deputies fired water cannons at people in 25 degree weather. Photo Twitter/@erinshrode 
There is a showdown looming at Standing Rock  Indian Reservation in the Dakotas.  Thousands of Native American Indians, along with supporters, have been camping out there. They have been protesting the installation of an oil pipeline that gravely threatens the water that Native people and thousands of others in the area depend on, and violates Indian treaty rights. Hundreds have been arrested and hundreds more have stood up to beatings, macings, high-powered water hoses in sub-freezing weather, and unending harassment and insult.

Now the Army of Corps of Engineers has vowed to arrest anyone who remains in the camp past Monday, December 5. Here we see Obama once more extending his "hand of unity" to the fascist Donald Trump-taking upon himself the ugly business of violently repressing this righteous struggle and thereby relieving Trump of getting his own hands bloody.
The Native people cannot be left to face this alone. The environment cannot withstand yet another insult. It is on everyone-every revolutionary, every radical or progressive, everyone with a beating heart and a working conscience-to stand up for the Standing Rock Sioux and the water protectors.

Revolution Clubs should immediately choose
Do you know anyone else-any person or organization that has managed to bring forth and actual PLAN for radically different society, in all its dimensions, and a CONSTITUTION to codify all this? - A different world IS possible - Check out and order online the Constitution for a New Socialist Republic of North America (Draft Propposal).Authored by Bob Avakian and adopted by the Central Committee of the RCP

representatives and organize solidarity delegations to go to Standing Rock. The Revolution Club members should bring enough XXXL "REVOLUTION-NOTHING LESS!" T-shirts for the many people who may want to wear them and represent for revolution (you'll need XXXL to wear over the down coats that you're gonna need). Once there, Club members should act as a unified force, standing with the people to prevent this towering injustice from going down. Clubs and Party supporters should step up in every city to work with and participate in solidarity demonstrations, especially but not only on the 5th and the days leading up to it. These must extend to religious communities, the campuses, and in the neighborhoods.

The insult of issuing this order on the day after Thanksgiving-a day that commemorates an exchange between Native people and the invading Europeans, and that set off a bloody four-century genocidal trail of tears-was noted by the tribal leader Dave Archambault II.

The truth is this: America Was Never Great! Only a revolution-a genuine communist revolution that aims to institute the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America as its framework-can end the oppression suffered by the Native peoples, as well as other oppressed nationalities, and can end the insane plunder of the environment by the capitalists. Battles like the one in Standing Rock can be and must increasingly be built as part of strengthening the movement to make that revolution. And in the shadow of the looming fascism of Trump, the struggle for the basic justice of the demands of the water protectors in Standing Rock takes on even greater significance.

The whole world will be watching to see what the people of this country are going to do. What happens in Standing Rock will set terms one way or the other going into
 perilous times. Be part of making sure they are the right terms

BA's works and vision needed more than ever #GivingTuesday

We hope this finds you well.   We are enclosing here a request from The Bob Avakian Institute to contribute on this #GivingTuesday to its mission to project and promote the works and vision of Avakian throughout society.  At this dangerous time in the world, with Trump's fascist America looming, this is needed more than ever.  

In addition, we strongly encourage you to read and share this statement from 

Let us know if you want to schedule a time to talk and the best way to reach you.
I am writing you at an incredibly dangerous time for the future of humanity. In light of the serious threats toward a fascist America, there is an even greater need for the work of The Bob Avakian Institute to have impact and reach nowMake a contribution, this #GivingTuesday, to make this possible.
The new synthesis of communism, that Avakian has developed, provides the scientifically grounded understanding that a whole different, and far better, world is possible. Exactly when so much is at stake for humanity, we cannot afford to think small... we cannot afford to have our sights lowered or to have the terms set by the world as it is - with all the horrors that means for humanity.
As just one example, watch this video clip right now. Think of what a contrast this voice, vision and challenge is to what predominates today: "What if...?"
More than ever, people throughout society need to know about and engage Bob Avakian's vision and work. Avakian has developed an understanding of what it will take to get to a radically different world - the scientific method to approach this, a deep analysis of the problem in the system of capitalism-imperialism, the strategic approach to making an actual revolution, the concrete vision and framework for a radically different society to bring about real emancipation. As part of this, he provides an incredibly farsighted analysis of why we're in the situation we're in now, including the dynamics that have gone into the rise of a powerful fascist movement in the US, and what must and must not be done to forge a way out. Avakian has further developed, and fought for, a morality and resistance in line with what is required for human emancipation. And his work challenges people to live by and fight for all this today. This whole new synthesis of communism represents a revolution in human thought.
In the face of a dark and deadly program of white supremacy, xenophobia, patriarchy, outright repressive rule and expanded surveillance, war and torture... there is even greater urgency in Avakian's vision and work being known, engaged and debated in every corner of society.Your contribution - right now - can make this possible.
* Contribute for The New Communism to reach the campuses, inner cities and more... to reach all those who are agonizing about the state of the world but need as the subtitle of the book says, "the science, the strategy and the leadership for an actual revolution, and a radically new society on the road to real emancipation."
Contribute towards the advertising and promotion of two pieces by BA: Bob Avakian on the Right-Wing Agenda - The Truth About Right-Wing Conspiracy... And Why Clinton and the Democrats Are No Answer; and The Fascists and the Destruction of the "Weimar Republic"...And What Will Replace It. These prescient pieces by BA shed a great deal of light on the current political juncture: it's roots, its dynamics, and what must be done in response. When so many are looking for answers in all the wrong places, these works provide clarity and depth that you will find nowhere else.
* Contribute for a speakers bureau to take this understanding throughout society and argue for it, with sharpness and substance. Invite us to your school, classroom, book club, church, professional association, or host a fundraising salon in your living room. Put this in front of groups of people who need to hear about and engage with the new synthesis of communism - and open up a great debate about Avakian's analysis of the source of the problem in this system and the need for an actual, all the way revolution. Contribute for travel funds and promotion.
I'd also love to hear from you if you'd like to volunteer for The BA Institute and if you have any further thinking on what we need to be doing right now to carry out our mission
If you care about the future of humanity... if you are agonizing about the state of the world and its dangerous direction... CONTRIBUTE so that the new synthesis of communism, and Bob Avakian's body of work, the answers and challenge this provides and the inspiration and scientifically grounded hope this can engender, can reach everywhere.

Annie Day
Director, The Bob Avakian Institute
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Watch and spread... THIS voice and vision needs to reach everyone.

These two pieces from Avakian shed a great deal of light on the roots, dynamics and challen
ges of Trump's program for a Fascist America: