From the Revolution Club, Los Angeles:

On the Wildfires in California—and the Need for an Actual Revolution

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We, the masses of people worldwide, need a revolution. This system cannot be reformed. It must be overthrown. The Revolutionary Communist Party, led by Bob Avakian, the most radical revolutionary on the planet, is organizing thousands right now into the movement for an ACTUAL revolution, to overthrow this system. The guide to making this revolution is HOW WE CAN WIN—How We Can Really Make Revolution.

Look at how capitalism-imperialism is destroying the environment, with deadly wildfires raging in California. As a result of climate change, increased heat is drying up vegetation at new and increasingly dangerous levels and turning it into destructive combustible fireballs. The question is not whether a new wildfire is coming but when and how much it will destroy. The capitalists’ response isn’t to stop and think about how to put a halt to climate change; on the contrary, the rules of their system won’t allow them to take the future of humanity into account and so homes are built in the paths of upcoming firestorms. Scores of people have now died unimaginably horrific deaths while tens of thousands have been forced to flee their homes, leaving behind everything they own to be engulfed in the flames.

This is intolerable and it is unnecessary—people don’t need to live this way and must not be forced to live this way. But the destruction of our planet is built into a whole system of capitalism-imperialism.

This outrage goes along with the genocidal persecution, mass incarceration, police brutality and murder of Black and Brown and Native American people; wars of empire, armies of occupation and crimes against humanity; the demonization, criminalization, and deportation of immigrants and the militarization of the border; and patriarchal oppression. You cannot stop any of these horrors so long as we have this system; they are ALL built into its functioning. This system cannot be reformed. IT MUST BE OVERTHROWN!

We need to stop ALL these outrages and move beyond ALL relations of exploitation and oppression. And to do that WE NEED AN ACTUAL REVOLUTION!

Revolution does not mean some minor changes within this system. 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 in the millions) have been brought into being. This revolution will dismantle the institutions of this capitalist-imperialist system and build a whole new society on a radically different economic and political basis.

Everything the Revolution Club does is aimed at getting to the point where millions could be led to fight, all-out, with a real chance to win—to really make revolution. This revolution will replace 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. This revolution has the leadership to do this in Bob Avakian—who has brought forward THE NEW COMMUNISM, a way to understand and transform the whole world. It is time for all of us who cannot stand the way people have to live today to become part of this process, to check out, get with and enlist with the Revolution Club.



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

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