From Revolution Club, Los Angeles:


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Last week, in the midst of the protests against the cold-blooded pig murder of Stephon Clark and the IN-justice System’s refusal to indict his killer-in-blue, the Sacramento Bee pointed out that 52 years ago this month the Black Panther Party marched inside the Capitol with guns. They quoted Bobby Seale saying back then that “racist police agencies throughout the country are intensifying the terror, brutality, murder and repression of Black people.” That was over 50 years ago but it could’ve been said yesterday! Not only has this murder and brutality never gone away, in many ways it is worse—including that there are now 10 times as many people in prison as there were back then, and the majority are Black or Latino. This oppression is interwoven into the blood and bones of this capitalist-imperialist system.

Ask yourself: Are we going to protest for days or weeks and then allow our anger to be corralled and swept into the killing confines of this system that shows us over and over again that you can’t vote this shit away or tweak some law that will somehow make pigs stop killing our youth? Will another 50 years go by until it’s our grandkids dying outside of our doorsteps and all we can do is cry while the murdering pigs who killed them stand over their bodies “getting their stories straight”? Fuck that!

“Let’s get down to basics: We need a revolution. Anything else, in the final analysis, is bullshit.”
—Bob Avakian, leader of the revolution

Think about it:

Murder after brutal murder of Black and Brown youth by this system’s pig enforcers have continued nonstop for way too goddamn long and it must STOP.

Stephon Clark, a young Black male, gets murdered in his grandmother’s backyard, shot in the back and riddled with bullets and then they tell us that they aren’t going to prosecute the pigs who killed him. Once again, this system is telling you that they have no future for our youth, that they’ve never counted for anything to the people who run this system other than as a thing to be exploited and now that they can’t make a buck from working them in some field or in some factory, they unleash their whole repressive force against them. From the pigs who murder us in the streets to the prisons that hold us in huge numbers, to the courts that justify this whole murderous repression, the whole damn system is guilty! And anyone, whether it’s some lying ass politician or some well-intentioned reformist, who tells us that we have to rely on that system, or work within it, are telling a big lie.

People in righteous outrage and in a much needed show of defiance have taken to the streets, protested in city hall, walked out of school, and marched on the Capitol. The authorities have reacted with mass arrests. This fight must go higher, but it must be transformed, through struggle, into revolutionary understanding, determination, and organization.

This can be done. Yes, in many ways things are worse than they were 50 years ago. But in one BIG way we have something that we did not yet have back then: we have the science, the strategy, and the blueprint for a new society, and we have the leadership in Bob Avakian (BA) who has brought that forward. If you are serious about fundamentally changing this madness, if you really want to STOP the terror and brutality and all the other outrages of this system, then the most urgent thing you can do is to go online to check out BA’s speech, Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution!

We, the Revolution Club, are actively organizing people NOW around BA’s strategy and vision, working on a plan to bring down this whole system when the time is right and bring into being a far better society. We have a bold plan for the next year to put revolution on the map in a huge way and to take things further from there. We ARE building a movement for revolution—NOW. And YOU need to be part of this.

Revolution Club, Los Angeles

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

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