April 14th: All Sets – All Colors – Together – Blacks… Latinos: A Day of Unity – Where in One Voice We Say: No More of This Shit!

March 9, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


April 14: No Business as Usual! No set trippin! No sets! No hoods! No colors! We are not each other's "enemy."

Walk out of class! Don't go to school! Don't go to work!

Everybody into the streets! Everybody act and loudly say: no more to the police getting away with murdering Black and Latino people!

Ferguson, August 2014Youth in Ferguson sport red or blue colors, shoulder-to-shoulder, defiantly in the face of police repression, August 2014. Photo: revcom.us

Everybody into the streets to disrupt the normal routine—a routine that includes—putting us in conditions where we must compete with each other—do dirty shit to one another—while “watching our backs”—shit like this in order to survive.

A routine that makes us fight—“hit up”—and kill each other over the “wrong color”—over “respect”—over “pay back”—in order to survive and find a place in this fucked up world.

A routine that makes Latinos “hit up,” “check” Blacks if they appear in the “wrong” hood. A routine that makes Blacks “hit up,” “check” Latinos if they appear in the “wrong” hood.

While the real enemy—this capitalist imperialist systemgives a green light to its enforcersthe killer copsthe murdering pig policeto brutalize and murder Black and Latino peopleover and over again and againto keep us in these fucked up conditions where every day they rob us ofthey stealour very humanity.

Brother Africa on Skid Row, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Antonio Zambrano-Montes, Omar Abrego, Ezell Ford, Mayra Cornejothe list goes on and on...

On April 14thon this dayall setsall colorstogetherBlacks. Latinos. Loud and cleara day of unitywhere in one voice we say: no more of this shit!

Bob Avakian, the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Partythe leader of the revolutionis right. In his New Year's message to usyou can find it @revcom.uswhich says in part:

And what we do matters a great deal. Our lives should be, and can be, about something with meaning and purpose that is really worth living for and fighting for. 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? Why should we accept the lies that people who are of a different color, or live in a different place, or speak a different language, or love in a different way, are less than human and deserves to be locked up, or beaten down, or murdered? Why should girls and women be treated like things, whose only value is to be used for sex and having babies? Why should we go along with the sickening culture of this system which says money is more important than people, and people are only a means to make money? Why should we believe that “it's all in god's hands,” when all this horror and suffering is completely unnecessary and could be ended? Why should we accept the way things are, or just try to make things a little bit better, still living within this system that will keep on destroying the lives of human beings, and denying a decent future to the youth, all over the world?

We need to, and we can, do much better that this. We can change all this—we can change ourselves as we change the world—Fighting the Power, and Transforming the People, for REVOLUTION.”


Joe Veale and a member of the Revolution Club

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