Revolution#137, July 27, 2008
STOP THE MURDEROUS RAMPAGE
BY THE CHICAGO POLICE!
STOP THE “SURGE” IN POLICE TERROR!
INDICT, CONVICT AND
JAIL THE KILLER COPS!
THIS SYSTEM IS GUILTY AS HELL!
Twelve Black and Latino people shot by the Chicago Police this summer… and counting. Now they’re talking about plans for a police “surge” where they come in like an occupying army—reminiscent of the slaughter and escalation of force in Iraq—with checkpoints, police district roll calls in the streets, helicopters, SWAT teams in full military gear, and threats to send in the state police.
We refuse to live this way!
This must be stopped through mass political resistance. The new police state measures must be opposed and the brutalizing, murderous police who beat, shoot, and harass us need to be indicted and convicted of their crimes against the people, and put behind bars.
Get in the streets!
We won’t get justice unless we demand it—we must refuse to sit quietly, bowing our heads and allowing this to happen over and over again. Or, worse yet, blaming each other.
The situation we find ourselves in is the fault of the system—it is the capitalist, imperialist system that keeps us locked down and cast out. And this whole setup is maintained by the armed enforcers of the state—the police and prisons here and the US military all over the world.
STOP THE MADNESS OF KILLING EACH OTHER,
AND START FIGHTING THE POWER!
It is madness for us to be killing each other. But the crocodile tears of the authorities about this are bullshit—they’ve created this whole situation, including that they knew full well what would happen with gang violence when they closed down 18 schools this year and demolished the projects. We’ve been pitted against each other to scrape and survive. But taking up the system’s dog-eat-dog outlook and playing into their trap is a fool’s game. They create this situation, step back, watch us kill each other and use that as an excuse to repress us even further.
It is time, and past time, to get up out of this!
There is something worth living and dying for—and it’s not this system or a place within it. We need a revolution, a communist revolution, to get rid of this brutal system once and for all. We need to, and can, bring about a radically different and far better society and world—emancipating all of humanity. In a country like the U.S., this kind of revolution could only occur once this society as a whole is in a profound crisis, and when a revolutionary people, numbering in the millions, has emerged, conscious of the need for revolutionary change and determined to fight for it.
Get with the revolutionary movement now!
Fight the power, and transform the people, for revolution!
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