October 31, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
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Oct 31, 2016
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What: Noche Diaz Defies Ban on University of Chicago Campus
When: Tuesday, November 1, 3 pm
Where: University of Chicago, center of the UC Quad
University of Chicago Police Viciously Assaulted & Arrested Revolutionaries On Campus
The University of Chicago and Chicago police have permanently banned Noche Diaz from campus under threat of arrest. This is illegitimate and will not be respected. Noche Diaz will speak on campus Tuesday, November 1 and students have been called upon to come hear what the University of Chicago is trying to suppress and to support Noche.
University of Chicago has made headlines across the country this year for its insistence on free and open speech. They insisted they would not allow students to “shelter” themselves from any idea. Yet, on October 26, the University of Chicago and Chicago police violently assaulted and arrested Noche Diaz, a member of the Get Into the Revolution National Organizing Campaign and Tour, for revolutionary speech inside a campus cafeteria. A student assaulted Noche and another RevCom, but it was Noche and other RevComs who were attacked, injured, and arrested by police at the request of campus administration.
Statements of support have come in 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!"
Chuck D: @MrChuckD: @Noche_RC bringing more logic than your candidates
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!
Who is Noche Diaz? He is a young revolutionary communist. A follower of Bob Avakian and a fighter for the emancipation of all humanity. He has been on the front lines fighting against police murder and terror and fighting for revolution in Ferguson, Baltimore, Cleveland, through the Deep South, and all over New York City and more. Currently, he is part of the Get Into the Revolution National Organizing Tour, traveling the entire country for a full year to recruit and organize thousands into the movement for revolution, getting ready to overthrow the system of capitalism-imperialism at the soonest possible time.
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