A Call and a Challenge

by Joe Veale and a member of the Los Angeles Revolution Club | September 28, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us

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To ALL of our youth—ALL of our old heads—ALL of our youngsters and veterans in Chicago and Los Angeles—and in every other city across this country who are in the “gangster life.”

"This is Bob Avakian,
Chairman of the
Revolutionary Communist Party,
with a New Year's message—


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What YOU decide to do with your life matters. It’s like what Bob Avakian, BA—the leader of the revolution—the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, says in his New Year's Message, A Call to REVOLUTION:

“...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?” (Read the entire call.)

The problem is this system, this system of white supremacy, this system of police enforcers, this system of discrimination, this system of mass incarceration—this system of genocide—this system of courts, probation, parole, prisons, brutal bone-crushing poverty—this system of war and global empire—this system of male supremacy—this system—at its roots and foundation—of capitalism-imperialism.

The solution to it lies in Revolution Nothing Less.

We need to, and we can, do much better than this. The world does NOT need to be this way. This system is NOT all-powerful. They have been defeated, and there is a STRATEGY to do that right here. There is LEADERSHIP—Bob Avakian has developed a way of understanding all this and changing everything. You need to get into that as you are standing up to them. We can change ourselves as we change the world—Fighting the Power, and Transforming the People, for REVOLUTION.

There is a very, very important place for YOU in this—those who catch the most hell from this system. AND RIGHT NOW THERE IS SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT YOU NEED TO BE A PART OF AND MAKE AS POWERFUL AS POSSIBLE.

THOUSANDS—TENS OF THOUSANDS of people—Black, Latino, white, all races/nationalities, all sexes, all genders and orientations, all religions, all without religion—rich and poor—along with at least 100 families from all across the country whose loved ones’ lives have been stolen by murdering police—they are gonna come together at #RiseUpOctober 24th in NYC—the nerve center of this monstrous global empire—and take to the streets—going up against the powers that be—and defiantly declare:


Compelling all of society to choose:


Are YOU for this horrific police murder and terror or are YOU against it? There ain’t no middle ground. This will reach and touch millions of people in this country and many more around the world. Shining a BIG bright light for all of society and the whole world to see what these brutalizing and murdering pig police do to especially Black and Brown people—shine a light on the fact that tens and hundreds of thousands are marching in NYC to call out THIS crime...to STOP this terror.

Think about this. Think about what it will mean, how much more powerful, beautiful, and transforming this will be if all these people are joined by the bold and defiant ones like those of YOU who came together—tied their rags—went into the streets to fight the power—after the police murdered Mike Brown in Ferguson.

Think about how that inspired so many people of all races/nationalities. Think about how it gave a lot of people the backbone they needed to get their asses out into the streets—making millions ask for the first time, “Is this the kind of society I want to live in?”

A similar thing happened in Baltimore—sparking off a bigger process across the country—after the police murdered Freddie Gray.

To the youth and the old heads in Chicago, and LA—and in every city all across the country who are right now out for revenge, payback, who are beefing—to get “respect”—to get some kind of “justice” for the homies, for the hood—this misunderstands—and it contributes to misdirecting your righteous anger at—what the REAL problem and solution is.

As long as we attempt to find some “respect,” to find a place, within the framework of the system—we are being PLAYED big time. Because it just keeps the same shit going, and going. They get us two times. Going and coming. They do all this dirty shit to you and then they get you to do it to each other.

NO! #RiseUpOctober—Which Side Are You On?—Stop Police Terror AND Murder! Get on the bus! Catch a plane! Get the word out far and wide! Send family members from the city where you live to represent for this!

You come to NYC—the nerve center of the worldwide horror show—the brutal murdering global empire—represent for those who have been stolen from us by murdering police enforcers of this system.

Open up a giant pathway for accelerating the revolution to overturn—dismantle—and finally sweep away this fucking system.

Fight the Power, and Transform the People, for REVOLUTION.

Joe Veale is a former member of the original Black Panther Party and a present member of the Revolutionary Communist Party.


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