Updated October 27, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
Get this letter to everybody you know:
From Cornel West: "I stand with my brother Noche Diaz and my comrades in Chicago who were arrested and beaten by the Chicago police! They have a right to bear witness for justice and deserve humane treatment!"
From Edward Asner:
Dear President Zimmer,
Are the University of Chicago police now acting as representatives of the city of Chicago? Freedom of speech, a basis of the United States and customarily universities, broadens that principle even more. As a former University of Chicago student, I protest the mauling of Noche Diaz and the young girl who was punched.
What's wrong with the University of Chicago President Zimmer? Has it been Trumpized? To habitually roust Noche Diaz and others is a crime as you are betraying the ideals of what a university should be. Drop the charges against Noche Diaz. Don't cheapen or betray the University of Chicago image!
From Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D.: "I stand with my friend and fellow New Yorker Noche Diaz who was arrested and beaten by Chicago police! He has a right to free speech and should be treated with respect. Together we can work for an equitable, safe and sustainable world."
From Chuck D: @MrChuckD: @Noche_RC bringing more logic than your candidates
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Email the President of the University of Chicago to demand that the Get With The Revolution National Organizing Campaign and Tour be allowed on campus, that the charges against Noche Diaz be dropped, and that the university take responsibility for any injuries sustained by people bring this message of revolution to the campus.
Robert J. Zimmer
The University of Chicago
5801 South Ellis Ave., Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60637
Chicago Police Department
51st and Wentworth
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U of Chicago Police Viciously Assaulted & Arrested Revolutionaries On Campus Wed Oct 26.
Will YOU Stand BY?
Come Hear What they are Determined to Suppress:
Thursday, October 27
6:30 pm at Cox Lounge
Sunsara Taylor & Carl Dix
“America Was NEVER Great! We Need to Overthrow, Not Vote for, This System!” This was the message being delivered by Noche Diaz, of the Get Into the Revolution National Organizing Campaign and Tour, moments before he was violently assaulted and arrested by University of Chicago Police as he was peacefully leaving Campus North Residential Commons. Police assaulted others, sending one young woman to the hospital.
This is now the 2nd attack on this national tour, and on Noche Diaz, in 5 days. The first attack was on Sat., at the October 22 demonstration against police terror and mass incarceration, where police on the scene actually violated the permit that had been issued earlier in the week for a march in the street, and jumped on people while they were on the sidewalk. Then today, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was speaking on campus, the Revolution Club was engaging U of C students in discussion and debate and verbally exposing the actual character of John Kerry as a war criminal, citing not only the whole history of the U.S. in that region but the current onslaught against the civilians of Yemen which has been backed to the hilt by the U.S., Chicago police again attacked the club (and yes, the U of C police ARE a branch of the CPD) and in this case, after they had let Noche go and he was walking away, they suddenly reversed course and one of the pigs said, “We were told” to arrest him.
This is an attempt to suppress the message about the true nature of America, the character of this election, and what actually has to be done—a revolution—and a tour to ORGANIZE PEOPLE around this message.
This police attack on people bringing the message of revolution to campus: was intended to keep this message, this analysis, this solution from students—preventing any critical discourse, consideration, and yes activation towards a whole other way the world could be.
Nobody should tolerate this. And everybody should engage with this message. What IS going on in this world—with literally millions of people driven from country to country as refugees, in large part through decades-long actions by this state department that John Kerry represented (and Hillary Clinton represented before him)… where right outside the gates of the campus in the communities of Englewood, South Shore, Woodlawn, and beyond there is the genocidal program against Black people whose spearpoint is mass incarceration and police terror… where an openly fascist (and a blatant and unapologetic misogynist) is running for president and is being treated as a legitimate contender and is being opposed by a war criminal… where the earth itself is burning up… at such a time and place, the University of Chicago administration, their security forces and the Chicago Police Dept. want to keep even the idea of revolution from its students.
To the students at U of C: the administration, for all its talk about allowing ideas to flourish and contend, wants to suppress you being able to hear about, discuss, and get involved with understanding WHY the terrible problems of this world can NOT be remedied by the very system that caused them… HOW a revolutionary society could actually deal with these… and HOW that revolution could be made. They want to keep you from the new synthesis of Communism—THE NEW COMMUNISM—that has been developed by Bob Avakian.
If you are ok with all that, if you are okay with not even checking out the possibility of a whole different world, then fine… turn away and revel in your ignorance… and your complicity in the crimes now being carried out in your name.
But if you are outraged by what is happening in the world, if you agonize about the future, then you need to raise your voice and demand that the Get With The Revolution Tour be allowed on campus, that the charges be dropped, and that the university take responsibility for any injuries sustained by people bringing this message of revolution to campus.
GET INTO THE REVOLUTION ORGANIZING TOUR IS TRAVELING THE ENTIRE COUNTRY, ORGANIZING TO OVERTHROW THIS SYSTEM AT THE SOONEST POSSIBLE TIME.
Carl Dix is a courageous freedom fighter from the 1960s who became a revolutionary fighter and a communist. Dix spent two years in military prison for refusing to fight the unjust Vietnam War. He became a founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party and is a follower and advocate of the new synthesis of communism developed by Bob Avakian. Together with Cornel West, Dix co-founded the Stop Mass Incarceration Network.
Sunsara Taylor is an ardent follower of Bob Avakian, a fighter for his leadership and the new synthesis of communism, and actual revolution. She writes for Revolution (www.revcom.us) and has led resistance to this system's wars of aggression, against police terror and mass incarceration, and against all forms of enslavement and degradation of women. Taylor is the key founder of End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women.
Come out Thursday, 6:30 pm to Cox Lounge.
And go to www.revcom.us to find out more.
For video of the arrest and assault, and to follow the tour: @SunsaraTaylor
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Watch videos from University of Chicago:
.@Noche_RC message as Chicago police arrest him 4 revolutionary speech at @UChicago #revcom http://www.revcom.us .
@Noche_RC arrested at @UChicago by Chicago Police. He was peacefully challenging students to relate to revolution.
Police assaulted @Noche_RC at @UChicago. He's walking peacefully & pigs AGAIN twist arm, shove face.
He's leaving. Pig: "doesnt matter we were told 2 arrest him." Violent suppression of revolutionary speech @UChicago
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