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STOP Murder and Terror by Police Now!! We Need Revolution!


Statement from Carl Dix:


September 15, 2016

On September 14, cops in Columbus, Ohio, chased 13-year-old Tyre King into an alley and gunned him down. These pigs and the media, were quick to justify their murderous deed by spreading the police story that the BB gun they claim King had looked like a real gun.

I don't give a damn if he had a BB gun that looked real. And let's be clear, so far the only story about how this killing happened is the police story, and they lie all the damn time, especially when they're trying to justify murdering a Black youth. I don't care if he ran from the cops. I'm sick and tired of seeing cops getting away with murdering Black people. Now this Black child is dead at the hands of those who are supposed to “protect and serve.” This was the illegitimate action by the front line enforcers of an illegitimate system.

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Tyre King—Murdered by Pig Who Shot 4 and Killed 2

September 18, 2016

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A Tale of Two Pigs

September 19, 2016

What IS the role of the police in this society? The following two stories shine some light on this question.

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Wisconsin Governor Calls Out National Guard—Milwaukee Youth Refuse to Back Down

August 15, 2016

Milwaukee, August 14
Milwaukee, August 14. Photo: Special to revcom.us

From a reader. On Saturday, August 13, 2016, Sylville Smith, 23 years old, was gunned down by police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the neighborhood around Sherman Park. Residents told Revolution what happened when the neighborhood erupted in righteous anger: Sylville was shot around 2 pm in broad daylight and people began to amass spontaneously in protest at the site. A woman who heard the shots and went over there said, “The police was hostile—told us to disperse—so that’s when we went to the BP [gas] station.” It turns out that there was a long history of antagonism with this particular gas station, culminating last month with an employee there firing his gun in the air to terrorize people and there were protests over this. “Things escalated from there,” the woman said, and before long the police had come in with their “riot crew.” She said that the initial crowd of people protesting the murder included “family and friends of Sylville, young, and old from the neighborhood, and everywhere.”

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From Carl Dix:

Milwaukee Explodes in Righteous Rebellion as Police Kill Again!

August 14, 2016

Saturday night people in Milwaukee poured into the streets in rebellion after police gunned down another Black man. The authorities wasted no time in demonizing the person gunned down, 23-year-old Sylville Smith—saying that he was armed and had a lengthy criminal record—trying to justify the murderous actions of their cops. But still people took to the streets, in the face of cops flooding the neighborhood armed to the teeth and even shooting at people to try to force them to disperse. People have righteously defended themselves in the face of this savage pig violence.

This rebellion is right on time.

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August 15: Carl Dix Responds to Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn over Police Murder

August 15, 2016

We stand with the Defiant OnesMilwaukee Police Chief Flynn has blamed people associated with the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) for violence against police Sunday night. No, pig chief Flynn—people in Milwaukee rose in rebellion after a cop killed Sylville Smith because they were enraged at the harassment, brutality and even murder inflicted on Black people there. And they are right to stand up and say NO MORE to this state sponsored violence.

We in the RCP stand with the people who are fighting the power today to STOP the terror police inflict on Black people, and we work to transform the people for revolution, which is what's needed to end this and all the other horrors this system enforces on people in this country and around the world.

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A Week of Powerful Struggle—That Must Be Built Toward Revolution

July 15, 2016

People all over the country are rising up and rebelling against the police terror and murder that enforces the all-round oppression of Black people, as well as Latinos and Native Americans, in America.... As the point of orientation we posted this week states, this struggle is extremely important “but this must be built toward revolution—an actual revolution that overthrows this system at the soonest possible time—because there is no solution to these outrages under this system, and as long as we live under this system, this will go on...and on. There is a way that we can make a real revolution—and bring into being a radically different and better society: we have the strategy, program, and leadership for this revolution, in the work of BA and the Party he leads, the Revolutionary Communist Party.”

As you get into these articles, we want to strongly encourage you to also dig deep into the works of Bob Avakian (BA) that actually show WHY “there is no solution to these outrages under this system” (see "Communism and Jeffersonian Democracy" and “The Oppression of Black People & the Revolutionary Struggle to End All Oppression”); that show how we can make a real revolution (see “On the Strategy for Revolution, Statement from the Revolutionary Communist Party,” and “On the Possibility of Revolution,” which are informed by BA’s work); and that go deeply into the new society that will be built after this revolution (see Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America).


Protesting Murder and Terror by the Police Is Absolutely Righteous and Necessary!

We Need Revolution!

July 17, 2016: At this point, it is not clear exactly what happened in Baton Rouge today—where several police were shot and killed. But the points in the following statement remain relevant and correct.

A Point of Orientation for Right Now:

In the past few days, in the face of yet more new and awful videos documenting the real role and behavior of the police, people have once again begun to rise up righteously.  Despite an incident in Dallas in which five police were killed, THIS PROTEST MUST CONTINUE AND INTENSIFY AND PEOPLE MUST CONTINUE TO SEEK THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM AND ITS SOLUTION.

The protest movement that arose once again in the last few days is positive and important.  Slanders must be met with the truth and attempts to suppress this movement must be defeated.   Attacks on the families of the victims must CEASE.

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Police murder... and the murderous logic of this system's election game.


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From the Front Lines of Struggle:

Below are reports and excerpts from correspondence from the front lines of struggle, sent to revolution.reports@yahoo.com. We encourage readers who are part of protests demanding justice for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and against police terror and brutality—especially those of you bringing revolution into them—to hit us up with correspondence, photos and video.

Carl Dix speaking at Revolution Books NYC on July 16, 2016:
A few bad cops… or something deeper?

Opening presentation by Carl Dix, representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party, at the program "A Few Bad Cops...Or Something Deeper"—a Harlem Book Fair After-Event—at Revolution Books NYC, July 16.
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Interview with Carl Dix: Building the Movement for an Actual Revolution in Baton Rouge

July 11, 2016

Carl Dix is in Baton Rouge as part of a crew, including members of the Revolution Club, from around the country to bring the message that we are organizing for an actual revolution.
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Stolen Lives Poster

July 18, 2016

Stolen Lives poster
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The mother of Philando Castile is right to call this a “silent war against Black people.” 

Why does this happen?  As Bob Avakian, BA, the leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA has said,

The role of the police is not to serve and protect the people. It is to serve and protect the system that rules over the people. To enforce the relations of exploitation and oppression, the conditions of poverty, misery and degradation into which the system has cast people and is determined to keep people in. The law and order the police are about, with all of their brutality and murder, is the law and the order that enforces all this oppression and madness.

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Reality Check: Really Think the Federal Government Is Your Friend?

They tell Black people to rely on the federal government to protect their rights.

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Reality check on economic boycotts





July 7, 2016

How long must this go on?!

Before the eyes of the world, and over and over and over again, this system's armed enforcers are murdering Black and Brown people. And over and over and over again, they get off. But not this time, not if we act. A system that does this over and over again is immoral, illegitimate, and should not exist one day longer. We need an actual revolution.

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Two Reflections in the Wake of the Incident in Baton Rouge

One: Baton Rouge – Wild Scenarios, Ruling Class Spin, and What We Actually Know To Be True

As of 5 pm Monday, July 18, here is what has actually been made public about what happened in Baton Rouge on Sunday, July 17: after a week in which the Baton Rouge police were caught on video carrying out the vicious assassination of Alton Sterling and then went on to brutally beat down and illegally arrest people who were protesting that murder, a Black man named Gavin Long had an encounter with some of those police, whom as a Black man he would have a legitimate reason to fear, and in that encounter Long and three police ended up dead.

Yet beginning with the first reports of the incident Sunday, the Baton Rouge Police Department, the ruling class media and major ruling class political figures shamelessly fabricated and reported as fact one lurid scenario after another, all designed to sensationalize things and whip up people behind approving the essentially illegitimate occupation of the Black community, and other oppressed nationality communities, by the police. And many of these forces went on to viciously attack the movement against police terror and murder and, in particular, Black Lives Matter, both the particular organization and the overall way that this slogan has become identified with an entire upsurge of protest against murder and terror carried out by these pigs.

It’s not just that the people who rule this society have absolutely no respect for the truth. It’s that they cannot afford to respect the truth because the real truth – that Black lives have never mattered and cannot matter to this system, except as a possible source of wealth and plunder, and that this has been BUILT INTO this system from the slave ships of Day One down to today – is something that exposes their essential nature.

And here is something else to think about, in relation to the controversy of today and the attempts of those on top to control and misdirect the debate. Look at the poster of the Stolen Lives. How many of the people on that poster, all of whom lost their lives to police, received any form of justice? None.  And that is the hard, bitter, cold – and, if we take it seriously, ultimately liberating – truth.

Two: A Question Posed: Do Protests Against the Oppression of Black People Under This System Do Any Good?

In a basic sense, yes. Without protest against injustice, nothing changes. Without struggle against the way things are, as people have done, they would have been broken. Without the lessons garnered from such protest, people in their masses would not be able to learn the way forward.

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