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Friday, July 22, 2016



Revolution Books wants to share this from revcom.us:


Gregory "Joey" Johnson,
the notorious flag-burner who won the Supreme Court case Texas v. Johnson after he burned the American flag outside the Dallas RNC in 1984, succeeded in burning the American flag outside the RNC in Cleveland yesterday. As decided in the Supreme Court case Johnson vs. Texas, this is constitutionally protected speech.

"Donald Trump's message of America first is a fascist message of control over the people of the world, waging unending war to exploit people all over the planet. America is number 1? America always has been first - at genocide, at slavery, at exploitation, and destruction of the environment, at torture, at coup d'etats. Bob Avakian, leader of the revolution, says 'American lives are NOT more important than other people's lives,'" announced Joey Johnson before burning the American flag.

"Police claim that Johnson lit himself on fire and they were protecting him," said Sunsara Taylor, a supporter of the Revolutionary Communist Party. "This is a lie made up to justify their illegitimate attack on protected political speech they wanted to suppress. Inside the arena, a fascist mob is whipped up on American supremacy and domination. If you can't burn the American flag to speak against that there is nomeaning to 'free speech.'"
Received from the Revolution Club in LA:

Join us for a Revolution Club meeting & Report Back from one of the brave revolutionaries unjustly arrested at the Republican National Convention. 

The Revolution Club has been in the streets of Cleveland with the message: America Was NEVER Great, We Need to Overthrow This System."

Sunday, July 24th, 5 PM
KRST Unity Center
7825 South Western Ave. 
LA 90047



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Johnson was violently tackled to the ground by several police, his shirt which read, "BA Speaks: Revolution, Nothing Less!" was shredded, and he was arrested along with 16 other revolutionary communists and others. As they were taken away, they continued chanting, "1, 2, 3, 4 - Slavery, Genocide, and War! 5, 6, 7, 8 - America Was NEVER Great!" Other communists and unaffiliated protesters joined them in this chant. They also chanted, "What's the problem? The whole damn system! What's the solution? Revolution! Who's our leader? Bob Avakian!"
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Today's Press Conference in Cleveland
Today's Press Conference in Cleveland

 
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SPECIAL TIME:  11 AM - 12 Noon PDT

Friday, July 22, 2016
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Dear Friends,

A last minute change in schedule at KPFK, because of coverage of the Republican National Convention (RNC). The show will run from 11 AM to Noon Pacific Time.

Joey Johnson, the notorious flag-burner who won the Supreme Court case Texas v. Johnson after he burned the American flag outside the Dallas RNC in 1984, succeeded in burning the American flag outside the RNC in Cleveland this week, and was attacked and arrested by police. He's out of jail, and will be on the show. 

Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party and Stop Mass Incarceration Network, has also been at the protests in Cleveland all week, where the Revolution Club has been taking out a message from the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party, "Time To Get Organized for an ACTUAL Revolution." 

Bob Avakian and Cornel West, "Is there value to voting? Can voting stop fascism?" an excerpt from Revolution and Religion: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion, a Dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian. This dialogue took place in late 2014, before a packed house in the Riverside Church in New York City. Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual and Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Bob Avakian is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party. 

Received from the Revolution Club in LA:

Join us for a Revolution Club meeting & Report Back from one of the brave revolutionaries unjustly arrested at the Republican National Convention. 

The Revolution Club has been in the streets of Cleveland with the message: America Was NEVER Great, We Need to Overthrow This System."

Sunday, July 24th, 5 PM
KRST Unity Center
7825 South Western Ave. 
LA 90047

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Friday: The Michael Slate Show - Carl Dix on Police Murder & People Righteously Standing Up + Matt Ross, "Captain Fantastic"

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Friday, July 15, 2016
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Carl Dix from Baton Rouge

Carl Dix speaking in Baton Rouge

Carl Dix recently wrote, "People here in Baton Rouge and around the country are continuing to stand up, not letting the focus be changed, not backing down, not buckling under to calls to go home. Let's be clear, the egregious murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, on top of all the other cases of cops exonerated and of the savage oppression of Black people by the system, point to the reality of this system: They can't stop this horror.
 
"One reason, but only one reason, why we need revolution."

We'll be talking about all this. Carl Dix is a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party, and co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. 

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MATT ROSS - CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

Matt Ross is the writer and director of Captain Fantastic, which opened early this month. It's a moving, funny, provocative film.

Ben Cash, played by Viggo Mortensen, rejects the dog-eat-dog culture of US capitalism, and raises his six children "off the grid" in the woods in Washington state. They hunt and farm all their own food. They celebrate Noam Chomsky's birthday instead of Christmas. 

One reviewer said, "Ben is the sort of ideological-minded communist who hates the greater capitalist culture of America and teaches his children five languages as well as a doctrine to stick it to the man."  
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Rise Up October Radio Special. Plus, exclusive interview with Quentin Tarantino.
RISE UP OCTOBER brought together thousands of people in New York City, including hundreds of family members of those murdered by police, to stop police brutality and murder. The actions brought things to a whole new level of resistance at a time when police continue to murder people across the country, killing more people in 2015 than any year before.

Two-hour radio special focusing on: No More Stolen Lives - Say Their Names, Times Square, October 22nd with Eve Ensler and the National March to Stop Police Terror, October 24th. Rise Up October brought together thousands of people for 3 days of action in New York City, including hundreds of family members of those murdered by police, to stop police brutality and murder. The actions brought things to a whole new level of resistance at a time when police continue to murder people across the country, killing more people in 2015 than any year before.
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Check revcom.us daily for updates on the protests against murder and terror by police, and building a movement for an actual revolution. 
  • Correspondence from the Front Lines of Struggle
  • Bob Avakian: Police murder... and the murderous logic of this system's election game. New Video. 
  • Interview with Store Proprietor Abdullah Muflahi on Alton Sterling: "You can't bring this young man back... He has five kids now who will grow up without a father"
And much more.  

Saturday, May 21, 2016





















The Revolutionary Communist Party IS ORGANIZING NOW TO OVERTHROW THIS SYSTEM AT THE SOONEST POSSIBLE TIME. Preparing to lead an actual revolution to bring about a radically new and better society: the New Socialist Republic in North America.

Read this new 
proclamation HERE.


Received from the Stop Mass Incarceration Network - SoCal:

Celebrate Victory for the People in Second A14 Trial
Saturday, May 21, 7 pm
 Pico Youth and Family Center
715 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica
 

After deliberating for four full days on the case of three people charged with three misdemeanors for the April 14, 2015 protest to stop murder by police, the jury came back the fifth day with a unanimous not guilty verdict on the charge of blocking the street and unable to agree on the other two charges. On the charge of blocking train tracks ten jurors voted not guilty. On the charge of disobeying a lawful police order nine jurors voted not guilty. The judge declared a mistrial on the two undecided charges and the prosecutor announced she will not refile. The judge dismissed the two charges. The case is now dismissed. Victory for the people!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Screening of:
Trapped
A Documentary by Dawn Porter

    Saturday, May 7 at 12 noon
MCAU Gallery, 220 Glendale Blvd.
(between Temple and Beverly Blvd.)
A $10 donation will be requested to support the work
of Revolution Books

Click here to watch trailer
Revolution Books invites you to a special screening on Saturday, May 7th at 12 Noon, of the newly-released powerful documentary Trapped, written and directed by Dawn Porter, which follows the struggles of courageous abortion doctors, clinic workers and lawyers on the front lines of a battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of women in the U.S. 

Since 2010, 288 TRAP (Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers) laws have been passed by state legislatures, resulting in the closure of over 150 clinics, restricting the right to abortion for tens of millions of women.  

100,000 women in Texas alone have attempted self-induced abortions because over half the clinics have closed in the last several years.  Women like Anna Yocca in Tennessee and Purvi Patel in Indiana have been imprisoned for this.

On November 17 of last year, a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado was shot up and three people were murdered.  Half of the clinics in the country have staff who have experienced targeted harrassment, stalking and terrorism.

The film was awarded the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking at Sundance this year.

Click here for entire article
Break ALL the Chains! 
Bob Avakian on the Emancipation of Women and the Communist Revolution