REVOLUTION #408, October 12, 2015                    Click for current front and back page

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  • Rise Up October
  • Rise Up October
  • Rise Up October
  • Rise Up October
  • Rise Up October
  • Bob Avakian
  • Reality Check
  • Mertilla Jones
  • Mertilla Jones
  • Reality Check
  • LaToya Howell
  • Nkosi Anderson
  • Reality Check
  • Carl Dix on genocide
  • Bob Avakian on police brutality
  • Reality Check
  • Cops brutalize tennaged kid
  • This is what really happened to Occupy
  • Who's the Thug?
  • Walter Scott
  • Occupying Army
  • hands up don't shoot
  • Reality Check
  • Stolen Lives


by Bob Avakian, Chairman, Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, Summer 2015

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Bob Avakian, "Yes there's a conspiracy, to get the cops off."

Bob Avakian and Cornel West on "Why are we still fighting for justice in 2015?"


A Challenge to Columbia University Students and the World

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Which Side Are You On?

Why There Must Be a Truly MASSIVE Outpouring Against Police Murder on October 24 and Why YOU Are Needed

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Then Would You Call It Genocide?

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Condemn Reports Saying Cops Who Gunned Down Tamir Rice Were Justified!

Carl Dix

Authorities Greasing Skids to Exonerate Tamir's Murderers!

by Carl Dix

October 11, 2015

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More Reason to Rise Up in NYC on Oct 22-24

Prosecutor Releases “Expert Reports” to Justify Police Murder of Tamir Rice

October 12, 2015

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No More Stolen Lives: Say Their Names

October 22, A Public Reading and Remembrance: A Demand for Justice

October 10, 2015

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Shut Down Rikers!

October 23, Non-Violent Direct Action as Part of #RiseUpOctober

Updated October 15, 2014

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Tens of Thousands Come to DC for Justice Or Else Rally

What Is Really Needed for the Movement to STOP Police Terror?

October 12, 2014

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Latest on #RiseUpOctober

October 18, 2015

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Let’s Do This! Raise the Funds Needed to #RiseUpOctober!

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NEW: Donate Generously Yourself to #RiseUpOctober and Fundraise with Everyone You Know!

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October 22 23, 24 events here

Breaking news, latest outrages here

Everything you need to get involved here

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The work Bob Avakian, "BA," has done creates new possibility at an excruciating time for humanity—nothing less than an opening for a visionary and viable future. BA Everywhere is a major fundraising campaign to make Avakian's work and leadership known in every corner of society.

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Revolution and Religion


WHY do outrages and horrors like the Charleston Massacre—as well as the ongoing drumbeat of murders by the police and all the other horrible oppression of Black people—go on over and over again? Can this be solved by reform—by "realizing the ideals of America"—or do we need an actual revolution? What kind of society IS this? How long must we put up with it? What can we do to end this madness and emancipate humanity? Start getting into all this by watching REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion; A Dialogue Between CORNEL WEST & BOB AVAKIAN More

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What Is a Revolutionary Situation?

by Bob Avakian

February 9, 2015

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 Also in this issue

550 Pack Columbia University Auditorium for Rise Up October

A Challenge to Columbia University Students and the World

October 8, 2015

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Carl Dix Speaks to Columbia University Students, October 7

"I don't want to keep making hashtags!"

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Columbia University October 7 - Rise Up October

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Eve Ensler, Carl Dix, Nicholas Heyward, Sr., Cornel West at Columbia University October 7.

Some Lessons in Building the Rise Up October event at Columbia University

by A Revolutionary Volunteer for #RiseUpOctober

October 11, 2015

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Ending Oppression with Economic Boycott? A Ridiculous Idea

by Joe Veale and a member of the Los Angeles Revolution Club

October 12, 2015

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Reality Check:

Updated October 5, 2015

  • What REALLY Changes Things?
  • Why Economic Boycotts Will Not STOP Murder by Police
  • Codifying Racism into the Law
  • Who Are You?
  • Crime Among the People and the Police: A Revolutionary View
  • A Point to Media Mouthpieces

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Shut Down Rikers! Fact sheet

October 12, 2015

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A call from Cornel West and Carl Dix...

#RiseUpOctober to STOP Police Terror

Updated September 21, 2015

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Today's Outrage

Texas Cop Chokes and Takes Down 14-Year-Old

October 12, 2015

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Updated October 12, 2015

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We Refuse to Take This Shit


Cleveland: Rise Up October Denounces and Exposes Prosecutor Reports Saying Murder of Tamir Rice Was “Reasonable”

October 12, 2015

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Victory in Legal Case of Arrests from the Anthony Hill Protest in Chamblee, Georgia, on Blow the Whistle Day

October 6, 2015

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Intense, Challenging Forum in Zion, Illinois: What Must We Do to STOP Police Terror?

October 7, 2015

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Of Continuing Interest

October 24, New York City: POLICE MURDER MUST STOP!

The Struggle to Stop Police Murder

September 14, 2015

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“Putting Forward Our Line—In a Bold, Moving, Compelling Way,” by Bob Avakian

Published in two parts in Revolutionary Worker:

» Part 1, #1177, December 1, 2002

» Part 2, #1178, December 8, 2002

The Coming Civil War and Repolarization for Revolution in the Present Era

by Bob Avakian

Published 2004/2005

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Letter from a reader

WORKING ON THE CONTRADICTIONS OF THE REVOLUTION: reflections on bringing forward a revolutionary people and organizing for an actual revolution

April 27, 2015

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by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

Originally published April 14, 2013

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Freedom and Necessity, and Proceeding from a Strategic Standpoint: Some Thoughts on Methods and Leadership

by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

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Some Points of Orientation, Principle, and Method Regarding the Accusations Against Bill Cosby

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What Is an Abortion and Why Women Must Have the Right to Choose
Life Cannot and Should Not Always Be Preserved

January 23, 2005

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Updated October 18, 2015


Rise Up October Indiegogo Campaign

Sunday October 18 by midnight: $4,000 challenge from physicians, including Bernard Lown, M.D. (winner 1985 Nobel Prize for Peace)

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What's coming together for #RiseUpOctober – new endorsers, new developments:

PRESS CONFERENCE with #RiseUpOctober initiators Carl Dix, Cornel West & others, 11am, Monday, October 19, City Hall Steps, Manhattan

Many prominent voices of conscience have endorsed the Call for #RiseUpOctober including: Ed Asner; educator Bill Ayers; Harry Belafonte; actor Ty Burrell; Noam Chomsky; theologian James Cone; actor Peter Coyote; lawyer Martin Garbus; Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Bernard Lown; activist Cindy Sheehan; Green Party candidate Jill Stein; David Strathairn; Quentin Tarantino; artist Hank Willis Thomas; singer Dan Zanes, and many others.

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NEW Fundraising Page: Donate Generously Yourself to #RiseUpOctober and Fundraise with Everyone You Know!

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Check It Out—Now

Video from Usher with Nas and Bibi Bourelly for “Chains” Targets Murder by Police

October 17, 2015

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Tolman HS students demand firing of school cop in brutal assault on brothers

17-year-old Michigan Youth Murdered by Sheriff for Signaling Cop to Dim Brights

Prosecutors release report saying police murder of Tamir Rice was "reasonable"

Prairie View, Texas cops brutalize Black citycouncilman

Howard University student brutalized by cops

Video shows police tasing a bloody, restrained Matthew Ajibade in the testicles before his death

Response from a mental health professional and artist to Matthew Ajibade video

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Tuesday October 13

Update: New Developments in Battle to Defend Noche Diaz

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Tamir Rice

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to STOP Police Terror

October 24, 2015 in New York City

(updated October 13, 2015)

Breaking news, latest outrages here

Everything you need to get involved here

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The Michael Slate Show—Live From NYC!

The Michael Slate Show will be broadcasting live from WBAI radio in New York City on Friday, October 23 between noon and 1 p.m. EDT. The show will be dedicated to spreading the word and telling the story of Rise Up October. The show will featured family members of victims of police murder, Rise Up October organizers, and others. Spread the word. WBAI is at 99.5 FM—you can also listen online at:

Printable Call for #RiseUpOctober and list of endorsers now available

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From Stop Mass Incarceration Network
NEW 11-1/2 minute edit, highlights from August 27

Organize for #RiseUpOctober to STOP Police Terror and Murder


Short shareable videos calling on everyone to be in New York City October 24

September 9, 2015

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Announcing the publication of Demarcations Number 4

From the Editors of Demarcations

Updated June 1, 2015

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New Indian Printing of Bob Avakian's Democracy: Can't We Do Better Than That?

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