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A Call to Act


From the National Revolution Tour and the Revolution Club

On July 4, 1852, the great anti-slavery fighter Frederick Douglass said:

“…[For] revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival.”

As we approach July 4, 2019…

  • When the American flag flies over concentration camps on the border, where children cry and even die…
  • When that same bloody rag blesses the bombs and planes and troops that have murdered and mangled hundreds of thousands of children in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and dozens more countries in just the past decade…
  • When it flies over the pens of mass incarceration filled with over 2 million people, mostly Black, Latino, or Native American, and is sewn as a shoulder patch on the arms of the murdering police who send them there, if the pigs don’t kill these youth first…
  • When it is pasted on the derricks that drill into the earth and destroy the environment…
  • When it sits on the lapels of the legislators who rip from women the right to control their own bodies…
  • When it is waved by the shameless fascist jackal who struts as president and who plans to bray and grunt a “speech” that day in Washington, DC…

We echo Frederick Douglass and say: “‘Barbarity and hypocrisy’? Truer words were never spoken—whether back then, today, or all through U.S. history.”

And we echo and stand with the leader of the revolution today, Bob Avakian, when he says:

If you can conceive of a world without America—without everything America stands for and everything it does in the world—then you’ve already taken great strides and begun to get at least a glimpse of a whole new world. If you can envision a world without any imperialism, exploitation, oppression—and the whole philosophy that rationalizes it—a world without division into classes or even different nations, and all the narrow-minded, selfish, outmoded ideas that uphold this; if you can envision all this, then you have the basis for proletarian internationalism. And once you have raised your sights to all this, how could you not feel compelled to take an active part in the world historic struggle to realize it; why would you want to lower your sights to anything less?

On July 4 this year, we invite you not only to “conceive of a world without America,” but to fight and work for that world. On that day, this flag so soaked in the blood of “barbarity and hypocrisy” will burn in symbolic places around this country. This will be a bold statement of truth and a declaration that we have had enough; and a clarion call to revolution and the emancipation of ALL humanity.

Be part of this. Spread the word through social media. And do your own flag-burning on that day where you are. Another world IS possible—if we dare to fight for it.

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Five American flags, one for each of the Five Stops, go up in flames June 8, 2019, in front of the 77th Division of the LAPD. The National Get Organized for an ACTUAL Revolution Tour in South Central, Los Angeles.

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