REVOLUTION #354, September 22, 2014                    Click for current front and back page

JUSTIFYING and COLLABORATING WITH Israel's Genocidal Attacks on Palestinians in the Name of "Peace and Justice"

As spoken to by Alan Goodman in a recent statement on,* this is what is done in an ad in the New York Times (Saturday, September 13, 2014) under the perverse heading "Commitment to Peace and Justice." Sponsored by a so-called "Creative Community for Peace" and friends, this ad is signed by an array of people in Hollywood, and others in the arts, all of whom should—and, in some cases at least, very likely do—know better. Under an utterly flimsy cover of "peace and justice," it begins with a perverse and hypocritical lament for the supposed "devastating loss of life endured" by Israelis (!!) as well as Palestinians—as if the two were on an equal level, when the loss of life by Palestinians was more than 20 times greater, and was overwhelmingly civilians, including hundreds and hundreds of children, while almost all of the Israeli dead were soldiers, killed in the context of an invasion of Gaza. The ad then quickly moves to its own version of the sickening Israeli mantra that "Hamas made us slaughter Palestinian children." Those who have signed this ad—out of whatever motivation—need to be called to account for what they are doing.

* Questions for the "Creative Community for Peace": Is There ANY Crime Israel Commits That You Won't Justify?


» Two Ads: One Righteous, One Reactionary

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Sunsara Taylor:

"How does anybody think it’s possible to out-socialize the institutions of this entire system without revolution?”

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One Day, One Section, New York Times    

Societal Abuse of Women

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Listen to/Share This Talk by Bob Avakian:

The NBA: Marketing the Minstrel Show and Serving the Big Gangsters

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling tells a woman friend not to bring Black people to games. Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner, says, "If I see a Black kid in a hoodie, and it's late at night, I'm walking to the other side of the street." Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson sends an email to fellow team officials complaining that the large number of Black fans at Hawks home games, along with too many Black cheerleaders, hip hop music playing in the arena, etc., were scaring away white fans. What is the NBA all about? Listen to Bob Avakian's talk, "The NBA: Marketing the Minstrel Show and Serving the Big Gangsters." And share it! Track 1, Track 2.

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Hundreds of Thousands Fill New York Streets to “Change Everything” and Save the Earth!

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October 2014
Month of Resistance

The October Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation must be like a giant STOP sign stuck right in the face of American society, day after day, so that it can't be covered up, whited out, ignored, neutralized or suppressed. Many different people will act in many different ways—from teach-ins, sermons and social media postings to street demonstrations. The defiant youth who refuse any longer to accept being demonized and criminalized will be in the streets and raising their voices in other ways in October. People whose loved ones have been murdered by cops or who have been locked away in the dungeons of this incarceration nation will join them.

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Columbia University:

Changing the Game    

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Stolen Lives Mothers Urge Others to Take a Stand

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For the Month of Resistance

A powerful new artistic work by Alice Walker


A poem dedicated to Carl Dix and Cornel West

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From the Stop Mass Incarceration Network on Alice Walker's Poem

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Day —Evidence of murder piles up, but still the cop who killed Michael Brown is not indicted and is walking free!  We demand justice!  

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The Spirit of Ferguson on College Campuses

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A Call to Teachers:

We Don't Have to Get Used To Oppression–A Month of Resistance Against the New Jim Crow

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Updated 9/21

Support Statements for October Month of Resistance

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October Student Challenge

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 Also in this issue


The following message needs to reach many thousands of people in the next few weeks:

Sept. 25, 2014

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New: Month of Resistance

Sept. 24, 2014

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New re: the Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation:


New Audio! Chuck D takes the pledge for the Month of Resistance.

Sept. 26, 2014

All Out for the October Month of Resistance! How Long Will Murdering Pigs Continue to Walk Free?—Grand Jury Lets Murdering Police Walk Free in Ohio!

Sept. 25, 2014

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We Urge You to Come to Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13

Sept. 24, 2014

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South Central LA Protest: "If you're sick of the murdering police—out of your houses, into the streets!"

Sept. 23, 2014

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New Outrage in Ferguson: Memorial to Michael Brown Burned Down

Sept. 23, 2014

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Mission Statement
Stop Mass Incarceration Network, Roosevelt University, Chicago

Sept. 23, 2014

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