From Carl Dix:

On October 22, the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality

Getting to a World Where Police Murder, Mass Incarceration and the Criminalization of a Generation Really Is No More!

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We started the October 22nd National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality in 1996—me representing the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), and several other individuals and organizations—to fight against police getting away with murder and against the way our youth were criminalized. This fight has continued for two generations. And people, especially Black people and other oppressed nationalities, along with some whites, have been fighting this literally for generations.

This struggle is tremendously important in its own right, and it has to continue and, frankly, come back. The system continues to give a green light to brutal, murdering cops. And on top of that you got Trump and Sessions calling for taking the gloves off the police and bringing the hammer down even more viciously on Black and Latino people in Chicago and everywhere. But this struggle can’t just come back as it was two or three years ago. All of us who have been fighting in this have to figure out the ways to mobilize more people, to expose more deeply and hit harder and with more determination at the system that causes this. We have to refuse to back off and to mobilize more people in the face of the system’s attacks and threats, and we have to open up debate about what is really needed to end this horror.

All that leads me to the main thing I gotta say: Brothers and sisters, time’s up for this system. We need a revolution. The suffering this system inflicts is not only outrageous and genocidal, it’s unnecessary. We don’t have to settle for a drop of justice when the system’s killer cops are shedding rivers of blood. We can end this, and we can only end this, through an actual revolution. Revolution is not getting a few new Black or Brown faces in high places, it is not a few more jobs here and there, it is not a healing circle, nor is it some scheme for supposedly abolishing police or prisons while this system of capitalism-imperialism is still intact and running its madness all over the world.

No. Revolution means the actual overthrow, yes overthrow, of this system, through actually defeating its armed forces of oppression and repression, when the necessary conditions (a revolutionary situation and a revolutionary people numbering in the millions) have been brought into being, dismantling the institutions of this system and building a whole new society on a radically different economic and political basis. Revolution—real, emancipating revolution—means replacing this system of capitalism-imperialism with a far better system—one that is truly emancipatory—as embodied in the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America; and there is the basis, in the new communism and the leadership of Bob Avakian (BA), to make all this a reality.

This revolution is not only necessary, it’s possible. We have a leader in BA, the architect of a new communism, who knows how to fight to win and knows what the goal of this fight needs to be. Beyond that, he knows how to lead others to wield science to understand the world and the society we live in, to wage revolutionary struggle, and to keep advancing in the face of challenges. And now BA has come out with a talk that breaks it all down: Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution. He lays out:

* where all the horrors of today come from;

* why it will take revolution to get rid of them;

* how you could actually make a revolution here in the belly of the beast; and

* what we have to do right now to reach and prepare millions for this revolution.

On October 22, 2018, and on October 23 and the days that follow: there is nothing more important that you can do than get into this film. Watch it. Go where it takes you. Think it through. Write to me and let me know what you think. While you’re getting into this and thinking about it, spread it to others. And act accordingly with what you come to see, to move closer to the time when we can bring in a whole new day, free not only of this police terror but all the madness and oppression this system brings down, here and all over the world.

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Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution

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CONSTITUTION For The New Socialist Republic In North America

CONSTITUTION For The New Socialist Republic In North America
(Draft Proposal)

Authored by Bob Avakian, and adopted by the Central Committee of the RCP

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