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Saturday, May 19, 2018

UCLA screening and panel discussion of "The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go" - May 24

May 18 - The Michael Slate Show: Andy Zee, Screening of Bob Avakian, Trump/Pence Must Go! + Killing Gaza, with Max Blumenthal, Author and Journalist

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Friday, May 18, 2018
10 - 11 AM - PDT
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This week:

Andy Zee on the Film Screening and Panel Discussion of a Film No One Should Miss, a Film of a Talk by Bob Avakian, The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! In The Name of Humanity We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America, A Better World IS Possible
We'll speak with Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books, New York, and a co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, joins us to talk about the upcoming screening at UCLA of a film of a talk by Bob Avakian, "The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! In The Name of Humanity We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America, A Better World IS Possible." The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Andy Zee, Juan Gómez- Quiñones, Professor of History, UCLA, and others to be announced.

Find out more, and spread the word, at the Facebook event. 



 

Max Blumenthal, Journalist and Author, on Israeli Crimes Against Humanity in Gaza

On May 14, armed soldiers of the State of Israel carried out yet another massacre in the blood-stained history of the Zionist settler state -- the murder of 62 Palestinians in Gaza, shot down from a safe distance by Israeli snipers, and assaulted with chemical weapons that killed at least one person, a baby. This was done with the support and approval of the United States.

Max Blumenthal, the award-winning author of GoliathRepublican Gomorrah, and The 51 Day War -- and the co-director of the new film, "Killing Gaza." joins us to talk about what's happening in Gaza.

For the last seven weeks, the Palestinians in Gaza have been carrying out a courageous “Great March of Return”—going right up to the heavily militarized “border” (in reality, prison barbed wire) and demanding the right of return to the land stolen from Palestinians upon Israel’s establishment and an end to the life-crushing blockade. They have been ruthlessly murdered and seriously injured by the Israeli military—one of the most deadly high-tech armies in the world, thanks to billions in American aid—committing what one Amnesty International official said were “willful killings constituting war crimes.”

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Friday, 10 AM: The Michael Slate Show with Lauren Markham, author of The Far Away Brothers, "urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration"

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Friday, May 11, 201810 - 11 AM - PDT
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The Far Away Brothers:Two Young Migrants from El Salvador and Their Struggle to Survive 

At a time when the fascist Trump/Pence regime has launched a campaign of genocidal ethnic cleansing against immigrants, marked recently by Attorney General Jeff Sessions' vicious threats against refugee children and families, we'll hear an interview with Journalist Lauren Markham, author of The Far Away Brothers.

Her book has been called an "urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration." It's the story of  twin brothers growing up in El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, being forced to flee to the US as unaccompanied minors, and struggling to find a new life and a way to support their families back home.

The story of one family in The Far Away Brothers is the story of millions of refugees forced from their homes around the world. It's a story that people must be aware of, that demands not only attention, but action in the face of current and threatened crimes against humanity. 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

May 4 - Michael Slate Show: The Disappearance of Tens of Thousands of Migrants on the US-Mexico Border; "Native Son," stage version of Richard Wright’s novel

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Friday, May 4, 201810 - 11 AM - PDT
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This week's show:

Kate Morgan of No More Deaths on The Disappearance of Tens of Thousands of Migrants on the US-Mexico Border; Native Son, the stage version of Richard Wright’s classic novel

New Report Exposes the Real Scope of Deaths on the Border - Tens of Thousands of Disappeared - and the Actions of the US Border Patrol in this Crime Against Humanity

We'll talk with Kate Morgan of No More Deaths, one of the people who worked on the new report, Disappeared, How the US Border Enforcement Agencies are Fueling a Missing Persons Crisis. This report calls attention to a significant, albeit under-reported outcome of contemporary US border policing strategy and practice -- the disappearance of tens of thousands of migrants and refugees in the expansive wilderness north of the US-Mexico border.

Get the full report here.

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Native Son: Antaeus Theatre Company presents Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation of Richard Wright’s classic novel

We'll sit down with Director Andi Chapman and Actors Noel Arthur and JonChaffin from Native Son. Suffocating in rat-infested poverty on the South Side of Chicago in the 1930s, Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. After taking a job in a wealthy white man’s house, Bigger unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

Peter Finlayson of Footlights Magazine wrote, "A full immersion of audience into the hearts and minds of a full spectrum of characters. Self loathing, unbridled passions, inescapable happenstance, misplaced compassion, presumptions and being lost in a world of unrelenting pressures, this is the roller coaster of Native Son. Antaeus stages a production of Native Son that will be spoken of for years, should be seen by everyone, and is a defining moment of the full capacity of intimate theatre. Miss this, and you are missing the very best of what theatre has to offer."

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CANCELLED - Thur. May 3 @ 7 pm Discussion of "THE NEW COMMUNISM COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING– IF..." You are invited next Tuesday night

We received this email:
Dear Friends, 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight's event is cancelled, but join us next Tuesday evening, May 15, 2018 @ 7 pm if you want to be part of discussing, sharing and spreading this talk - to friends, family, religious congregants, colleagues - and contribute to reaching tens and hundreds of thousands, and ultimately millions who are outraged and agonized by the Trump Pence Regime and it's real existential threat to humanity.  (Save this date - we will send out another email shortly with location). 

We do encourage everyone to watch (and re-watch)  Bob Avakian's one-hour speech, THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America. A Better World IS Possible!

This talk from Bob Avakian (BA) provides a scientific understanding of the roots of this fascist regime—in the history of the U.S. and the deeper roots in the system of capitalism-imperialism. He does so with passion, humor, humanity, and a deep sense of history. He cuts into the deepest, most agonizing questions, first in the speech and then in a wide-ranging Questions and Answers.  This talk can and must make a huge difference right now-- and it will introduce BA to many who do not know of him and the possibility of a whole new world on the basis of the new communism he has brought forward.   

If more people watched this talk, it could change today’s political equation. But far too few have seen this talk, or even know about it. You are needed to be part of changing this.

To watch the film:  http://revcom.us/a/512/ see-and-share-this-talk-en. html.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

From the Revolution Club on May 1, 2018

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From the Revolution Club on May 1, 2018

May 1, 2018 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
To the angry and impatient youth... to those living in the shadows... to those who are in fear every day of being torn from your loved ones... to all those who are sickened by these endless outrages... to anyone and everyone who is determined to stand up and fight:
It’s time to get organized for an ACTUAL revolution. And this revolution needs you.
A whole different world is possible—a world without borders, a world where no human being is considered “illegal,” a world without the division into a handful of bloodthirsty imperialist powers and the vast majority of humanity locked into the oppressed nations.
The only thing standing in the way is this system of capitalism-imperialism. This system is driven by the anarchic mad-dash competition between these brutal powers for more profitable exploitation of the people and the planet. It forces people to flee their homes from poverty-stricken conditions and imperialist destruction. Then it callously demonizes and persecutes them, tearing families apart for trying to escape the misery this system itself causes.
This system cannot be reformed. And it promises far worse: the consolidation of a fascist America, with that monstrous ghoul Donald Trump threatening nuclear war on the world and even worse environmental devastation of floods, droughts, mass starvation... all still within a system that cannot do anything to stop this preventable suffering and death.
This system needs to be overthrown through an ACTUAL revolution to bring into being a radically different, and far better, world. This revolution is not just necessary, it is possible. And there is a force that is getting organized and working to make this revolution at the earliest possible time. A force you need to link up with and a force you need to join.
Right now, we need to spread the word that there is a way to prepare and organize now for an actual revolution to overthrow this system, in the pamphlet from the Revolutionary Communist Party: HOW WE CAN WIN—How We Can Really Make RevolutionGet into this and get with it, join in organizing people to be on the front lines of a movement for a real revolution to totally change this world of horrors.
At the same time we recognize that a key battle today is the struggle to stop the Trump/Pence regime from fully consolidating fascism in this country. We need to support and join with Refuse Fascism to rouse ultimately millions of people from many different points of view to take to the streets to drive this regime from power.
To end the misery this system brings down on people here and around the globe we need to be on a mission now to spread the word, to let people know that we have the leadership, the science, the strategy and program, and the basis for organizing people for an actual, emancipating revolution. We have Bob Avakian (BA), the leader of this revolution and the architect of a new framework for revolution, the new synthesis of communism. We have the Party led by BA, the Revolutionary Communist Party, with this new synthesis as its scientific basis to build for revolution. We have the Revolution Clubs, where people can take part in and powerfully represent for the revolution in an organized way, as they learn more about the revolution and advance toward joining the Party. We have the website of the Party, revcom.us, and its newspaper Revolution, which sharply expose the crimes of this system, scientifically analyze why it cannot be reformed, and give guidance and direction for people to work in a unified way for revolution. We have the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America, written by BA and adopted by the Party’s Central Committee, which provides a sweeping and concrete vision and “blueprint” for a radically new and emancipating society. People in the inner cities and in the prisons, students, scholars, artists, lawyers and other professionals, youth in the suburbs and rural areas—people in all parts of society—need to know about this and seriously take it up.
There is a world to win!
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