Friday, June 22, 2018

Join the Revolution Club at the BET Music Awards - Today & Tomorrow

Received from the Revolution Club-LA:

The Revolution Club - LA is going to the BET Music Awards
to agitate, agitate, agitate, and
organize, organize, organize forces
for an actual revolution.

Meet Friday, June 22 & Saturday, June 23
@ 2 PM

Revolution Club Organizing Center
2716 S Vermont Ave, #8 (upstairs)

(just south of Adams Blvd., near USC)

If you can't make it at 2 PM, catch up with us later by calling the Revolution Club at 323.424.6687.
Click here to support Revolution Club, Los Angeles - A Fundraiser to Change Everything by A J
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Trump’s Promise Is Worse Than Worthless

Step Up the Struggle Against This Fascist Immigration Policy

June 21, 2018 | Revolution Newspaper |
On Wednesday, Trump signed an executive order that he claimed would solve the problem of the heartless separation of immigrant children who were arrested for the “crime” of fleeing murder and starvation. Early online coverage in places like the New York Times immediately began claiming that “Trump has caved,” and basically signaled that the struggle had been won.
Trump has NOT caved, and the struggle is far from over. All this order does is say that “the policy of this Administration to maintain family unity, including by detaining alien families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources.” This is barely a concession at all—that from here on out, the Administration will try to unjustly imprison families together rather than apart (though that depends on “available resources”).

Read the whole article HERE.

Print this and get out at protests against attacks on immigrants (PDF):

As Children Are Being Ripped Away From Their Parents and Tortured on the Border…

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Michael Slate Show: Shireen Al-Adeimi, Attack on Yemen Threatens Mass Starvation; Bob Avakian, A Radically Different and Far Better World Is Possible

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Friday, June 22, 2018
10 - 11 AM - PDT
The Michael Slate Show

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This week:
- Shireen Al-Adeimi, US-Backed Attack on Yemen Threatens Mass Starvation;
- Bob Avakian, A Radically Different and Far Better World Is Possible

U.S.-Backed Coalition Using Starvation as a Weapon in Yemen

Many people in the US are unaware of the crisis in Yemen which is reaching genocidal proportions. We'll speak with writer and activist Shireen Al-Adeimi about the US-backed attack on Yemen’s port city of Hudayda, and its deadly consequences for the people of Yemen, who are already suffering disease and starvation from years of US-Saudi attacks. For the last three years the U.S. and its allies have bombed, starved, and sickened millions of children, forcing tens of thousands of parents to watch them die before their eyes. Now these criminals are deliberately cutting off the meager food aid in Yemen that has been keeping millions of hungry, sick, and malnourished children—and millions of adults—alive.

Shireen Al-Adeimi is a Yemeni student who just completed her doctorate at Harvard University and has been writing and speaking about the situation in Yemen. 
Bob Avakian, A Radically Different and Far Better World Is Possible

At a time when many people are agonizing about, and protesting the inhumanity and brutality of the Trump/Pence fascist regime, we're going to hear part of a talk by Bob Avakian, speaking of why the world is the way it is, and of the kind of world that humanity can actually achieve. We'll hear an excerpt from "BA Speaks: Revolution - Nothing Less!" a film from a series of talks Bob Avakian gave in the Fall of 2012. This excerpt includes, A Radically Different and Far Better World Is Possible, We Need Revolution to Overcome all Oppressive Divisions, We Need a Real Revolution, Not Better Democracy Under This System, Socialism is Three Things, and Above all, Socialism Is a Transition to Communism. Bob Avakian is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party and the architect of a whole new framework of human emancipation, the new synthesis of communism, which is popularly referred to as the "new communism."

6/18 - Emergency Action: Stop Ripping Refugee Children from their Parents!

Received from Refuse Fascism - LA:
Action: Stop Ripping Refugee Children from Their Parents! - The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

Day/Date/Time: Monday, June 18, 4 pm convergence

Location: ICE Detention/Federal Building - 300 N. Los Angeles, LA, CA 90012

Contact: Refuse Fascism: 323-946-1742


This is a moment of great outrage and urgency.  The Trump/Pence regime is ripping children from their parents. Putting these children and babies in tent cities. Throwing them into cages.  Terrorizing them.

If we accept this now, we cannot ask how people accepted Nazism in Germany in the 1930's.  Nobody with a spark of humanity should tolerate this.

Now is the time for all the organizations and people of conscious to come together in massive nonviolent protest to reject this.

We must be too powerful to be ignored by the powers that be.

And, we must work together to turn the outrage that millions feel right now into a movement of massive sustained protest that stays in the streets day after day - growing from many thousands to hundreds of thousands and ultimately millions - who do not stop until the fascist Trump/Pence Regime has been driven out of power.  Read Refuse Fascism’s new Call to Action describing the need and strategy to remove this fascist regime before it is too late:
Immediate mass protest against family separation must happen now, before today's outrage become tomorrow's normal. If a whole week goes by without massive response, people will become acclimated and the regime will not only continue what they are doing; but they will carry out far worse. Horrors beyond our imagination.

WE RESOLVE that nothing short of removing this whole illegitimate regime from power will stop this nightmare.  The ripping away of children from immigrants and refugees is a crime against humanity and must STOP NOW!

Action Will Include a Visual Installation Depicting The Horror Befalling The Immigrant Children Being Held in U.S. Concentration Camps  
Wednesday June 20th at Trinity Episcopal Church 6:30pm - 9:00pm Los Angeles Organizing meeting. 

The coming weekend will be a busy one with BET Experience taking over part of DTLA and the Warped Tour kicking off in Southern Cali.  We will walk through the role RFLA can play in shaping these events. Coming out of every opportunity we have with organized forces on a mission to drive out the Trump/Pence Regime.  Join us!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Friday: The Michael Slate Show with Author Howard Bryant, THE HERITAGE: Black Athletes and Patriotism; Lysistra​ta Unbound; Pride Means Fighting Back

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Friday, June 15, 201810 - 11 AM - PDT
The Michael Slate Show

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This week:

--Author Howard Bryant, THE HERITAGE: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism
--Lysistrata Unbound
--Refuse Fascism, Fighting Back Against the Fascist Trump/Pence Regime

Howard Bryant joins us to talk about his just-released book, THE HERITAGE: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism.
From his website: "It used to be that politics and sports were as separate from one another as church and state. The ballfield was an escape from the world’s worst problems, top athletes were treated like heroes, and cheering for the home team was as easy and innocent as hot dogs and beer. “No news on the sports page” was a governing principle in newsrooms.

"That was then."

Howard Bryant is a senior writer for and ESPN The Magazine. He is the author of many books, including The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron, Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston and Sisters and Champions: The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams for younger readers. 

As the Supreme Court Sanctions Bigotry and Other Crimes Against Humanity, Fighting Back is a Must

We'll speak with Eva Sahana and Emma Kaplan from Refuse Fascism on Pride Month 
 and fighting the many attacks on LGBTQ people and others by the fascist Trump/Pence regime. Eva recently wrote, "The month of Pride should be a time of celebrating love, sharing our beautiful differences and embracing our shared humanity. Yet today the Supreme Court ​issued a ruling that targets and dehumanizes LGBTQ people, preventing us from living our lives free from discrimination and hatred."

Lysistrata Unbound at the Odyssey Theatre

We'll speak with Director John Farmanesh-Bocca, and Actor Brenda Strong (Lysistrata), from Lysistrata Unbound. In this newly imagined, dramatic version of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata by acclaimed playwright Eduardo Machado, an aristocratic Athenian matron is crushed by fateful events and gradually transformed into the most celebrated anti-war activist of the ancient world. Now at the Odyssey Theatre.

From Refuse Fascism
Why is Trump berating NFL players for standing up against police murder of Black people?  Because there  is a DIRECT LINE from the Confederacy to the fascists of today.
Why are we tolerating white supremacists in the White House?  We should be taking to the streets to demand the removal of the entire Trump/Pence regime.

Watch Bob Avakian break this down like NOBODY ELSE is doing right now and join the discussion


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Screening of "BA Speaks: Revolution - Nothing Less!" - Sun., June 17

Received from the Revolution Club-LA:
Sunday, June 17 @ 10 AM
Revolution Club Organizing Center
2716 S Vermont Ave #8 (2nd Floor)

(just south of Adams Blvd., near USC)

“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.” – From one of the filmmakers

SAVE THE DATE:  Anti-4th of July BBQ/Picnic Fundraiser
Wednesday, July 4, 11 AM - 6 PM
Exposition Park:  Vermont Ave & Exposition Park Dr.
Click here to support Revolution Club, Los Angeles - A Fundraiser to Change Everything by A J

We look forward to hearing from and talking with you about your thoughts on all this and what ways you can contribute to this crucial struggle for a better world.
Follow on social media:  @revclub_la

Monday, June 11, 2018

Act Now to Support Revolutionary Leader Joe Veale and 3 Members of the Revolution Club Chicago Arrested by the Police

Received from the Revolution Club - Chicago:

On Saturday, June 9, Joe Veale and three members of the Revolution Club Chicago were arrested by the police at a street festival, near the neighborhood where the police murdered Maurice Granton Jr., shooting him in the back as he ran from them. Joe Veale and the Revolution Club members were speaking to the festival-goers about this criminal murder by police and about getting organized for revolution, and were targeted by the police for that message. Joe Veale is a long-time revolutionary leader from the California Bay Area, a supporter of the Revolutionary Communist Party who was part of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s.
Joe Veale and the three Revolution Club members are now released from jail, and all are charged with trespass. One Club member who was bruised on the arm by the cops was charged with resisting/obstructing police.

Watch Joe Veale at 2018 "America Was Never Great—We Need Revolution" Memorial Day Picnic in Chicago HERE
The Revolution Club Chicago says here are things you can do right now:
  • Join or run with the Revolution Club. Call us at 312-804-9121 or visit our office at 1857 E 71st St., Chicago, IL Tuesday-Sunday 3 pm-7 pm.
  • Connect with the Revolution Club on Facebook and Twitter by following @revclubchi—this will also be where updates, announcements, and plans will be posted.
  • Share posts, video, etc. on social media. This is a great way to spread the word and involve more people
  • Go here to donate for legal expenses, with a note saying "For Joe Veale and the Revolution Club"
    (This page was created for legal expenses for another Revolution Club member, Maya, facing an outrageous felony charge, but is being updated to reflect these latest arrests,.)
  • Call Kimberly Foxx, Cook County State's Attorney at (312) 603-1880 and demand that charges against Joe Veale and the Revolution Club be dropped
  • Send letters and statements of support to:

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Corrected Donation Link for Revolution Club-LA Summer Campaign

Received from the Revolution Club - Los Angeles:
Due to a donation page error in previous email, please donate now to the Revolution Club HERE.

And "Meet" the Revolution Club at the Anti-Memorial Day picnics (NYC Memorial Day picnic pictured above), and in the streets HERE and HERE.

Revolution Club, LA – A Fundraiser to Change Everything

The Revolution Club is on a mission to make a big advance in organizing forces for an actual revolution, impacting all of society, changing what people are living and fighting for, taking up the leadership of Bob Avakian, and getting organized for a real revolution. The Revolution Club is relying on and needs people like you to donate and sustain this effort. Your donations help make all this happen: from materials like flyers and banners, to sustaining the Revolution Club Organizing Center and meeting the basic necessities of the volunteers.  Right now we are in a major campaign to get HOW WE CAN WIN—How We Can Really Make Revolution known to millions, and to recruit hundreds and then thousands into this revolution.

What is the situation in the world today? Tens of millions of refugees flee from country to country—driven by war, violence and disastrous global climate change—and endure horrors worse than any hell imagined in any “holy book.” One half of humanity—women—demeaned, harassed, beaten, raped and murdered by the other half. All over the world, fascists march toward power. In the U.S. itself, Trump and his minions openly uphold the slaveholding Confederacy, vilify immigrants and Muslims, and work to bring back open white supremacy. They rain violence around the world, and threaten nuclear genocide. And all the while, the planet burns... and drowns, the world cries out for a revolution.

"There IS a way out, a way forward. Beneath the extreme contradictions we face lies the very possibility of a whole new world, if we dare to take up struggle. The possibility actually exists—it is real—to go forward to a radically new society on the road to human emancipation. There is a way to understand the world, and on that basis to radically change it. There is a way to fight and work toward a world free of the madness that envelops humanity today. There is a strategy that could actually bring forward the tens of millions who deep down yearn for something better; a strategy that, when the time is right, could actually defeat those who rule today, with all their might and power.

"That way forward is the new synthesis of communism, brought forward by Bob Avakian (BA). This new synthesis analyzes the world as it is, digging for the truth, without any hint of religion or relativism. It digs deep, going for the underlying patterns and dynamics, and it applies all this, as BA himself has said, 'to reality in general and in particular the revolutionary struggle to overturn and uproot all systems and relations of exploitation and oppression and advance to a communist world.' And it does this in a way that’s not been done before. If there is to be a better world, if there is to be a way out of the madness and horror that looms, it will proceed through this—and nothing less." - New Year's Message from REVOLUTION: A World in Upheaval, A Planet in Flames --There IS A Way Forward... A Better World Truly IS Possible.

The Revolution Club lives by the 6 Points of Attention.  The Revolution Club is where youth and others from all backgrounds get organized to fight the power today to STOP the horrors of the system, and to transform the people, FOR REVOLUTION. The Revolution Club is where everyone can learn about Bob Avakian, the leadership, the strategy for making and winning a revolution. How to apply the science of communism.

The Revolution Club is out among the people every day: on the college campuses and out at the high schools, in the neighborhoods where people are catching the most hell, and at poetry readings and cultural events: organizing people into the revolution.  We're struggling with people’s ideas, straight-up... and leading them to struggle against the enemy. We are fighting to get to a situation where millions can be led to go for revolution, all-out, with a real chance to win. We are on the front lines fighting to break through the obstacles to getting the New Communism, as well as its architect, BA (the person who has elaborated and developed this new synthesis of communism, and who himself stands as a concentrated expression of its core principles and scientific methods), widely known, engaged and appreciated throughout this society (and among all strata), and beyond that throughout the world. And we are out on the front lines uniting with many others in the struggle to prevent the consolidation of fascism through a mass mobilization of people in the streets, in their millions.  

We are bold, we are challenging, and we are fighting for different morals and values all in the service of a revolution to emancipate of all of humanity.

$15,000 is needed to cover:
* Living costs for volunteers.
* Costs of running an organizing center.
* Costs of materials, subsidizing books and t-shirts.
* Legal expenses and court costs.
* A summer project to take BA and the revolution he represents to “the people who catch the hardest hell every day”.
* Travel expenses for volunteers to take BA to conferences of all kinds, festivals, summer sessions of universities, and resort areas.

Click here to support Revolution Club, Los Angeles - A Fundraiser to Change Everything

We look forward to hearing from and talking with you about your thoughts on all this and what ways you can contribute to this crucial struggle for a better world.
Follow on social media:  @revclub_la