November 6, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper |


You know it is insanity that on the last weekend of October when children should be having Halloween fun—instead 17 people were killed and another 42 wounded in Chicago. Some were just teenagers including twins. All were loved. Family, friends and communities grieve and mourn for lives cut short. And this goes on daily.


Many say that we are doing this to ourselves. BUT there is a system that is shaping our people’s choices even before birth. Robbed of any meaningful future, “presumed guilty” for being Black or Brown, hounded and shot down by police, incarcerated in huge numbers. This system of capitalism is responsible for the conditions people find themselves in—conditions that are not of their choosing. This same system also pumps out ideas that seem as natural as the air we breathe—like “you should get yours” and “do what you have to do” to get over. This system is the hidden hand playing you and squeezing the trigger.

Why should we do what they want us to do—killing and crippling each other, trying to beat down or beat out each other, ending up in jail, or paralyzed, or dead at an early age—instead of joining together to go up against the system that has got us in this mess in the first place?

Bob Avakian
New Year’s message—A Call to REVOLUTION

AND yes, our youth themselves must get out of this. You need to stop being played. But that won’t happen the way people say. Youth are angry and “they just don’t care.” But that anger is being directed at the wrong people... at people who are caught up in the same situation just a few blocks away... that anger is NOT directed at the real Ops—the enemy who has you locked down and locked out. The real enemy is terrified you will wake up. Why do you think they set this in motion in the first place?

We say to our youth—GET INTO THE REVOLUTION. Learn about the revolution and its leader Bob Avakian (BA). Fight the real enemy—not for revenge, not just to fight, but for REVOLUTION. For the power to bring a whole better world. We need to get rid of this rotten system, with its racism, its oppression of women, its wars and all the rest. We need to overthrow this capitalist-imperialist system AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. This is the only path out of this madness.

To all those who want to help these youth—you too need to get with the revolution. You need to CHALLENGE these youth to get with something that matters and that really can change everything.

Humanity Needs Revolution and Communism
Fight the Power, and Transform the People, for Revolution

The Revolution Club, Chicago



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