From Revolution Club, Los Angeles

Dear Professors:
Contribute to Revolution Club Summer L.A.

June 22, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


Below is a fundraising letter by two graduate students who are participating in the Revolution Club Summer L.A.


Dear Professors,

We are writing to let you know of a very exciting initiative for students who want to change the world, and to encourage you to contribute to Revolution Club Summer L.A.

We live in a world of so much preventable human suffering, oppression and ignorance. A vicious patriarchal culture that commodifies and feeds on the sexualized degradation of women; and new laws threatening a woman's right to abortion all across the country. Many of us have taken part in and gained inspiration from a year of struggle against mass incarceration and police murder. And it promises to be a long hot summer of more righteous resistance. We invite you to donate to Revolution Club Summer L.A.

Revolution Club Summer L.A. is about youth and students from diverse backgrounds and nationalities that will dedicate themselves to "Fight the Power, and Transform the People, for Revolution" all summer long. They will live together, learn from one another, study and debate the new synthesis of communism as developed by Bob Avakian, write articles for, engage in focused outreach in the South Central LA neighborhood where countless Black youth, including Ezell Ford, are killed by the LAPD, and attend concerts and cultural events throughout Southern California to spread the message that this oppressive status quo can and must be changed. They will be fighting for a fundamental alternative to our current unsustainable way of life.

The Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), USA, has an established history of working with youth, students, and people from all walks of life who want to learn about and join a movement for revolution. The RCP has forged a strategy for making revolution and emancipating all of humanity, which thousands across the country are beginning to spread and implement. In many communities and campuses, the work of the Revolution Clubs has injected an important level of urgency and integrity in the battles against injustice.  We're down with this and we want to see more.

These young people are choosing to make their lives count for human emancipation, while rising above the muck of "me-first" individualism. They are doing something very different than what the dominant culture celebrates, even very different than many other political organizations. The Revolution Club Summer L.A. will play a catalytic role in providing an outlet for youth who deeply want to change the world, and it will motivate (and challenge) scores of people these next couple months.

Can there be an actual revolution here in the heart of U.S. imperialism? If so, through which strategy? How could a whole new socialist society be organized, and what kind of socialism and communism do we need anyway? What will it take to achieve a world without rape? Why is capitalism destroying the planet and what can be done about it right here and now? Whether or not you agree with, or have even engaged the revolutionary communist approach to these questions, this initiative is the only place we know of where organized groups of youth will be coming together to wrangle with these world-historic questions and model a whole new liberating morality. This will be a summer filled with struggle, seriousness, fun, excitement, and joy! What else can be more meaningful for the people of the world and for the planet?

Over $5,000 is needed for gas, food, and materials. Also, in kind contributions of food, gift cards, coffee cards, whistles, and more are needed. All donations can be sent or brought to Revolution Books L.A. or via the "Revolution Club Summer" PayPal button at

Two Graduate students excited to participate in this year's Revolution Club Summer!


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