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Socialist Animalism (tags)

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The Remedy for a Bad, Bad World - BA Speaks: Revolution...Nothing Less! (tags)

58-minute interview with Sunsara Taylor, writer and initiator, End Porn and Patriarchy and Amina, activist and organizer for revolution, on the Michael Slate Show

The Remedy for a Bad, Bad World - BA Speaks: Revolution - Nothing Less! (tags)

The Remedy for a Bad, Bad World - BA Speaks: Revolution - Nothing Less! Sunsara Taylor and Amina interviewed by Michael Slate

The Michael Slate Show (tags)

We Are All Still Trayvon Martin and the Fight to Remove the Bull's Eye from the Backs of Black and Latino Youth

BA Speaks: Revolution - Nothing Less (tags)

Gigantic billboard on Crenshaw, south of Crenshaw mall

The Michael Slate Show (tags)

Dr. Alex Rogers, Scientific Director of the International Program on the State of the Ocean, discusses the rapidly increasing acidification of the oceans and the immense dangers that poses for humanity and the planet in the very near future. In an excerpt from the talk Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible and What It's All About, Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, talks about how Capitalists are not fit caretakers of the earth. James Cavallaro. Stanford International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, discusses the truth about US drone warfare against the people of Pakistan - especially under the Obama regime - and the report he co-authored with the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law titled "Living Under Drones."

THE MICHAEL SLATE SHOW (tags)

Calling Out and Standing Up Against Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation: Conversations with Carl Dix and Michele Alexander

Bob Avakian on Smiley & West (tags)

Hot stuff: Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, interviewed by Cornel West on the Smiley & West Show. Millions of people are going to have a chance to hear Bob Avakian, leader of the movement for revolution and the man whose vision and work holds out the hope and possibility for a whole new world for people all over the globe. This is huge. Get the word out. Organize listening parties with your friends. Embed it, link to it, post it everywhere, download the podcast and popularize it.

Egypt 2011: Millions have stood up (tags)

EGYPT 2011: MILLIONS HAVE HEROICALLY STOOD UP... THE FUTURE REMAINS TO BE WRITTEN Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party Millions of Egyptian people from all walks of life, drawing inspiration from the people of Tunisia, have heroically risen up, defied the hated regime of Hosni Mubarak and forced Mubarak to resign. This has shattered the notion that "things can never change." It is a powerful demonstration that there is no permanent necessity to the existing conditions under which the great majority of humanity suffer so terribly. Oppressed people and people who hunger for an end to oppression, in every country all over the world, have deeply shared in the joy and hope of these massive uprisings. And the stirrings of revolt continue to spread.

JUSTICE FOR MANUEL JAMINES! (tags)

JUSTICE FOR MANUEL JAMINES! PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE MURDER ARE JUSTIFIED AND MUST BE SUPPORTED! THE WHOLE DAMN SYSTEM IS GUILTY!

A response to the recent actions in the Puget Sound against the police (tags)

This text is written from an anarchist analysis in response to the demo in Seattle, which was for five murders (now six) committed by the police in the general Puget Sound area. The text here is seen as more of a drawing of points for a larger discussion to occur on the very idea of the police, their role, place in society, and a strategy of how to act next:

Stop the Fascist Attacks on Immigants (tags)

A written a critical and sweeping analysis of SB 1070 that addresses not only what is at stake for immigrants and anyone who looks like an immigrant, but what’s at stake for society as a whole, and warns that long agreed upon social and legal norms in society are being shredded by this law. It digs deeply into the history of the U.S., whose rosy dawn was based on the genocide of Native Americans and the kidnapping and enslavement of African people. It reveals the larger economic pressures that compelled millions of undocumented immigrants to travel to the U.S. It analyzes the sharp present day polarization between the Republicans and the fascist and, yes, racist tea party followers, on the one hand, and the Democrats, on the other, and the reasons the Democrats are unwilling to call their social base into the streets. Most importantly, it speaks to the crucial need for resistance to SB 1070, why extreme times like these provide openings for advances to be made in preparing for revolution.

Darryl Gates' real legacy (tags)

A great post at LA Observed by David Cay Johnston about Darryl Gates, megalomaniac police chief who ran a global spy operation on the Left and important people.

The Michael Slate Show (tags)

The continuing crisis in Haiti.

No More Police Murders! No More Stolen Lives! (tags)

October 22nd is the National Day of Protest to STOP Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. It is the day to begin to stand up and resist the outrage of police brutality and police murder. FIGHT BACK! WEAR BLACK!

REVOLUTION: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About (tags)

REVOLUTION: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About a film of a talk by Bob Avakian Online at: http://www.revolutiontalk.net/ In 2003 Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA delivered an historic talk in the United States.

Urgent Call to Stop the Eviction of Libros Revolucion! (tags)

Libros Revolucion faces eviction

The Revolution We Need...The Leadership We Have (tags)

A message and a call from the Revolutionary Communist Party. A whole different world, a much better future, is possible. We have what we need to fight for that World, that future. It is up to us to get with it and get to the challenge of making this happen.

Hundreds Protest Outside Obama Fundraiser in Beverly Hills (tags)

BEVERLY HILLS, May 27, 2009 – A wide range of groups turned out to protest Obama’s visit to Southern California this Wednesday at a Democratic Party fund raiser. Protests began around 3:00 pm with a contingent of primarily anti-war protesters, who are disappointed with the contradiction between what Obama said on the campaign trail and what he is saying and doing now as commander in chief.

On Developments in Nepal and the Stakes for the Communist Movement (tags)

"Does the current trajectory in Nepal and the course taken by the CPN(M) represent an historic new thing, a victory and breakthrough in advancing the communist revolution in the 21st century, as some have claimed; or—as many others fear—does this represent a setback and betrayal of the goals of the revolution and of the heroic struggle waged to achieve them, and a serious departure from the communist cause that the CPN(M) claims to be fighting for?"

“Women Hold Up Half The Sky – Only Communist Revolution Can Emancipate Women!” (tags)

On March 8, 2:00 p.m. at the Student Union Theatre at California State University, Los Angeles, the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA will make a presentation: “Women Hold Up Half The Sky – Only Communist Revolution Can Emancipate Women!”

“The world could be radically different and it’s time we start talking about real change” (tags)

Sunday, August 24, at the Cleo Parker Robinson Theater in Denver, 300 people gathered to hear speeches by prominent representatives of the movements against the war, repression, and torture of the Bush regime. The following is an edited transcript of a talk given by Sunsara Taylor at this Evening of Conscience.

50 Shots Equals Murder! (tags)

Sean Bell Supporters Take It to the Streets on Friday

RCP Swings Back at Maoist Critics (tags)

The RCP's newspaper Revolution published its first response to Maoist critics who published the "9 Letters to Our Comrades."

Strike Against War by Occidental Student Coalition to end War (tags)

Strike plans at Occidental College (1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041):

Taking the 7 Talks to the Proletariat and Building for October5 (tags)

The recent correspondence on taking out Bob Avakian’s 7 Talks, especially into proletarian communities, was very important (see Revolution #60 and #61 for articles on this). One thing that comes through: there is nothing else speaking to the how-to-live-and-die questions that are on people’s minds....

Minutemen - Enforcers of Death on the Border & Promoters of Racist Hatred (tags)

By Luciente Zamora

The U.S. government is enforcing, and trying to pass even worse laws that force immigrants even deeper into the shadows by criminalizing undocumented people and denying them basic services.

Alongside this increasing, inhumane repression, the powers-that-be are promoting an anti-immigrant, nativist, fascist movement throughout the U.S. This vigilante movement is persecuting and hunting down immigrants along the border region, and has also been organizing forces in major cities like Los Angeles and Chicago and counties throughout Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Among this fascist nativist movement, the Minutemen have emerged as a prominent vigilante group that has been gaining notoriety and legitimacy as expert guests on reactionary news channels like Fox and other mainstream media outlets like CNN.

Enrique Morones, whose group the Border Angels puts water through the desert for migrants, has been actively speaking out against the Minutemen and other vigilantes like Ranch Rescue, American Patrol, the Barnett Brothers, among others. Morones says that although the Minutemen are not an organization of thousands, as they often claim, the Minutemen and the increased militarization of the border are responsible for an increase in migrant deaths.

In a phone interview with Revolution, Morones said, “Before Operation Gatekeeper, which was implemented in 1994, there was one estimated death along the border every month. Since then, an estimated 4,000 people have died trying to cross the border.” He told Revolution that 4,000 bodies have been accounted for, but that the realistic number might be considerably higher, “possibly as much as 10,000 deaths.”

It is difficult to measure the exact numbers because while some skeletons and scattered bones are found in the desert, many of the deceased bodies are never found.

Report on Bush Step Down in LA (tags)

Preliminary repost

Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee Statement on "World Can't Wait" (tags)

The following is a statement from the Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee on "World Can't Wait" (WCW), the organizers of tomorrow's "Bush Step Down" protests.

Iraq: Turmoil Among the Warmakers, Challenge For the People (tags)

The war in Iraq, to understate the case, is not going well for the U.S. imperialists. The resistance to the U.S. occupation within Iraq has spread and grown more capable. The conflicts between the many different political, ethnic and class forces within Iraq show little sign of resolution, and the puppet Iraqi army is still not able to fight on its own. In response, the U.S. has escalated its tactics of wholesale terror directed against the Sunni Muslim population as a whole, which is the main (though not the only) base of the insurgency. Making all this worse--from the imperialist standpoint, that is--is the increasingly widespread and sharp sentiment against the war within the U.S. itself. And interplaying with that is a growing disaffection and anger within the army itself.

RCP: Three Fundamental Lessons of Katrina (tags)

Three fundamental things to be learned from what has been happening, including the role of the government, in relation to hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina: The People Did Not Have to Die (tags)

There was no way to stop Hurricane Katrina, but the chaos, suffering and death that resulted from this storm WAS preventable. Why didn’t the government organize massive and systematic evacuation? Why weren’t the levees maintained? Why were so many people left to fend for themselves?

Avakian: Religion is Religion, Communism is Scientific (tags)

A Leap of Faith and a Leap to Rational Knowledge: Two Very Different Kinds of Leaps, Two Radically Different Worldviews and Methods This article was written by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, in response to a letter that sent to him. In addition to attacking communism, that letter also argued against the scientific viewpoint and method and insisted that atheism is just another form of religion. This article by Chairman Avakian speaks to a number of points in that letter but focuses on the fundamental difference between a communist and scientific outlook and method on the one hand and, on the other hand, a religious worldview which relies on "leaps of faith."

Murdering Enforcers Have No Right to Rule (tags)

Murdering Enforcers Have No Right to Rule Word from the RC4 On the LAPD Massacre of Raúl Peña and His 18-Month-Old Daughter Susie

RC4 Tour Arrives in LA: July 23 (tags)

The Revolutionary Communist 4 (RC4) Speaking Tour arrives in the Los Angeles area. They will be spreading revolution and communism, and challenging those at the bottom of society to step forward and become emancipators of humanity.

Revolutionary Communists Take on Christian Fascists Over Schiavo (tags)

"One thing that God has brought to us is Terri Schiavo to elevate the visibility of what's going on in America."

Tom DeLay, Congressman from Texas, House Republican Majority Leader,
speaking to his co-thinkers of "Family Research Council"

Tom DeLay is a powerful right-winger who wraps his ambitions in a frenzied god-speak. He is the cynical manipulator, who redistricted Texas to disenfranchise political opponents, and is now rewriting congressional ethics procedures to rescue himself from his own colossal corruption. He is an aggressive liar, who recently dared describe Terri Schiavo as "lucid."

But, for a half second there among allies, he let out something true.

This huge national power struggle over Terri Schiavo's fate has, in fact, elevated the visibility of what's going on in America.

Intellectual Ferment in the Party (tags)

QUESTION : I was just wondering if you could speak a little bit to how--while not throwing out democratic centralism or something like that--how do you have the party in the mix of all of these ideas? You went to China and you talked to these people around how China was opening up to the West and saying Marcos was a great leader and this, that and the other, and you were asking these people in the Chinese party and they didn't have the answers. And part of it is: did those people not have the answers, or did they have some questions on it, but they were more debating it internally and they couldn't talk to you about it? How can you have the mix of people being able to be in the midst of all the questions that are going on, intellectually--political questions, but also in the ideological realm--without breaking democratic centralism? How do you have people in the mix of that, being able to engage it and even in some ways go off in the wrong direction in order to eventually get to the right direction, but then not have that cause a splintering effect. You know?

THE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE WILL BE FOUGHT FROM HERE FORWARD! (tags)

YOU THINK YOU KNOW................BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA..............JUST WHAT BUSH HAS IN STORE FOR.....YOU.....US.....THE WORLD.....OUR FUTURE! Straight up—Bush and his people aren’t just ordinary Republicans. And they’re not ordinary Christians either. They are Christian Fascists—dangerous fanatics who aim to make the U.S. a religious dictatorship and to force this upon the world. If they get their way—and they are very far along the road to getting it—society will be plunged into a high-tech Dark Ages. Those who compare Bush to Hitler are right! But, don’t be waiting for people wearing little mustaches and marching the Nazi goose-step to come to your town. This brand of fascism is coming differently, and it's coming straight from the White House. Staring at Christian Fascism

The Battle For The Future Will Be Fought From Here Forward! (tags)

Two futures confront each other. Will imperialism force a future of darkness and suffocation onto the people? Will tens of millions more needlessly suffer and die? OR, will the critical spirit be unleashed in a way that does a great GOOD for humanity? Will society move forward in a revolutionary direction and set about removing the great suffering and misery cast down on the people by capitalism?

The Battle for the Future Will Be Fought From Here Forward! (tags)

Straight up—Bush and his people aren’t just ordinary Republicans. And they’re not ordinary Christians either. They are Christian Fascists—dangerous fanatics who aim to make the U.S. a religious dictatorship and to force this upon the world. If they get their way—and they are very far along the road to getting it—society will be plunged into a high-tech Dark Ages.

The Will of the People Was NOT Expressed In This Election (tags)

On November 3rd, George Bush called up the newly elected Republican senators who believe in such things as the death penalty for abortion providers and banning gays from teaching and said: “It’s time to get the job done.” Capitalism personified, Bush told the press “Let me put it to you this way: I earned political capital in the campaign and now I intend to spend it”. He is full of himself—on a mission to take this whole nightmare to an even more intense, more repressive level.

Will of the People Will Not Be Expressed in This Election (tags)

The Will of the People Will Not Be Expressed in This Election

Revolutionary Worker #1257, October 31, 2004, posted at http://rwor.org

There is a big problem.

Millions of people are looking at the U.S. presidential election as a crucial turning point in world events. And at the same time the workings of this system have worked coldly to stifle their voices and choices.

Gag and Bear It: Why We Lefties Have to Vote for Kerry (tags)

It’s time to face some hard realities—Nader is not going to bring us a third party, but too many votes and he could bring us Bush and the Republicans, and these days, that could mean we’re on the road to a real one-party state, not just a state with two parties that seem pretty indistinguishable.

Notes on What to Be Done (tags)

Some thoughts on the tasks of revolutionary social movements Notes on What is to Be Done

Bob Avakian on KPFK, S7, 5-6PM (tags)

Bob Avakian on Beneath TheSurface, Tuesday, Sept 7, 5 - 6 PM

Attacks on revolution books detriot (tags)

1. Revolution Books Outlet has had a booth at every Concert of Colors since its inception. This year, New Detroit has banned RBO from the event. It appears to be based on a bogus attempt to label RBO’s support for the struggle of the Palestinian people as anti-Jewish. This is at a time of an escalating war on the Palestinians by Israel, and the U.S., as part of their war on the peoples of the Middle East, and a fascist clampdown in the U.S. in which Arab people have been the first targets. RBO has been on point against this war and repression, providing literature which shows that the war on the Middle East is a strategic part of the U.S. empire’s plans for world domination, calls for massive resistance to war and repression, and poses the need for revolution, including in the U.S. Banning RBO from the Concert of Colors is censorship, book-burning, like the attacks on Fahrenheit 911, part of a climate where all support for liberation struggles is labeled as terrorist and debate and protest are labeled as treason.

What's Behind the Attacks on the RCP and What's at Stake (tags)

On September 27, 2001, only 16 days after the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, the Washington Times ran an article entitled "Communists, Go Home." Ostensibly in response to a long-planned Washington mobilization against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund by forces in the anti- globalization movement, this article was a very clear call to put communists in the government's crosshairs immediately after 9/11.

911 Commission Hearings--The Logic of War and Empire (tags)

The recent 911 Commission hearings reveal the grim truth--the rulers--both Republicans and Democratcs--actually plan to, if anything, more aggressively pursue their war against the people of the world in the name of their "war against terrorism"

Help The Lucy Parsons Center buy the Farm! (tags)

The Lucy Parsons Center, a Boston bookstore, solicits the readers of Anarchy for money - a lot of money - so it can buy a building.

Assholes and Angels in Our Midst (tags)

Adventures in Meeting the Enemy

Fields of Hunger: Lives of the Fresno Farmworkers (tags)

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The ANSWER coalition is not your friend (tags)

Beware ANSWER

Leftist Starving the Poor (a la Mao) (tags)

Science offers the poor bread. . . the left offers a circus. Continuing in its grand tradition of starving the poor to death. . . the left opposes advances in food sciences!

RCP embedded in Pacifica (tags)

Why is the Revolutionary Communist Party allowed to spread their rhetoric on Pacifica?

Which way forward for the development of a powerful anti-war movement? (tags)

Thousands of serious activists are giving thought to all questions related to the development of an anti-war movement that can strike even more powerful blows against this latest round of imperialist wars. This article represents an effort to directly confront the most serious questions related to the development of the anti-war movement.

ANSWER & NION losing the battle 4 the hearts of millions (tags)

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Rabbi Rift (tags)

Lerner, ANSWER, etc

L.A.C.E.S. Students Protest War (tags)

L.A.C.E.S., a special 6th thru 12th grade school for college prep, students walked out Feb 6th at 11:40 AM to Protest Iraq war.

Analysis of ANSWER and NION (tags)

Written by Michael Albert of Z Magazine and Stephen R Shalom

Setting the Record Straight- RCP on the Anti War Movement (tags)

In response to a article written on Salon.com

Talking About Revolution (tags)

Here are excerpts from the debate on http://2changetheworld.info/ -- the online discussion site focused on the Draft Programme of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA and the strategy for revolution in the U.S.

Weed, Youth And The Revolution (tags)

Here are excerpts from the debate on http://2changetheworld.info -- the online discussion site focused on the Draft Programme of the Revolutionary Communist Party,USA and the strategy for revolution in the U.S.

All out for OCTOBER 22nd Day of Protest Against Police Brutality (tags)

The call and regional logistics.

Authoritarian parties endanger peace movement (tags)

This is a repost from a nyc indymedia posting. I thought it was very good and we need to remember this important message.

Socialist Planning -- Liberation from the Market (tags)

The following is written by the Maoist political economist Raymond Lotta. It is excerpted from a larger discussion on http://2changetheworld.info where Ray posted a series of comments called "Socialist planning vs. Market Socialism."

How Revolution Can Overturn Consumer Society (tags)

The following was written by political economist Raymond Lotta -- as part of a longer analysis of "Socialist Planning vs. Market Socialism." It was posted as part of the debate over revolutionary strategy in the General Discussion forum of http://2changetheworld.info

Religion and Revolution (tags)

Issues surrounding religion have generated much debate on http://2changetheworld.info -- in the discussion over the Draft Programme of the Revolutionary Communist Party,USA. Here are some excerpts from some of the themes under discussion: the role of religion in holding back liberation, how to criticize religion without seeming to attack the believers themselves, and whether some forms of religion can play a positive role in the revolution and in socialism.

On Open Source Code, Computers and the Revolution (tags)

The following are excerpts from the debate on http://2changetheworld.info – the website dedicated to a discussion of the Revolutionary Communist Party,USA’s Draft Programme and issues of revolutionary strategy.

Revolution and Sexuality (tags)

2changetheworld.info has been the site of a rich and candid exchange over revolution and sexuality--including much debate over the new position taken by the Revolutionary Communist Party on homosexuality. The sister who volunteered to make these excerpts wrote: "As I thought, I found doing this difficult. The posts on sexuality are long, thoughtful and it's a varied subject." The excerpts we chose focus mainly on the issue of same-gender sexuality and will give you a sense of how that debate is developing.

Making Revolution, Creating People's Power and Preventing Restoration (tags)

Here are excerpts from the debate on http://2changetheworld.info -- the online discussion site focused on the Draft Programme of the Revolutionary Communist Party,USA and the strategy for revolution in the U.S.

Weed, Youth And The Revolution (tags)

Here are excerpts from the debate on http://2changetheworld.info -- the online discussion site focused on the Draft Programme of the Revolutionary Communist Party,USA and the strategy for revolution in the U.S.

Overthrowing Capitalist Globalization (tags)

How will the revolution in the U.S. help overthrow of capitalist globalization? How will the revolutionary movement in the U.S. help end the long-standing crimes of the current world order: including the domination of one nation by another, the exploitation of whole regions of the world, exploitation of natural resources, environmental rape and the robbery of unequal trade? The following excerpts from the Draft Programme of the Revolutionary Communist Party,USA. The full text is posted on the Programme section of the discussion website http://2changetheworld.info

The debate is on at 2changetheworld.info (tags)

The moderators of 2changetheworld.info would like to invite everyone to join this growing discussion. In our first month, we have had over 2000 visitors and posted over 200 comments on the Revolutionary Communist Party’s Draft Programme and revolutionary strategy in the U.S.

New Revolutionary Discussion Website! (tags)

We are trying for a space that is "high and wild" -- where folks gather to tackle the hard problems of radical social change.

From the moderators of 2changetheworld.info (tags)

From the moderators of 2changetheworld.info

Changing the World--What will it Take? (tags)

A call for activists to attend a public forum at UCLA on Feb 9th to openly discuss questions regarding radical social change and what it's going to take to get there.

Message to the Youth from Chairman Avakian (tags)

The following is a message from Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party. In sending this message, Chairman Avakian explained:

J20 LA: Well, At Least They Didn't Shoot Us (tags)

2000-3500 people; dissident Democrats and Greens took the stage; an enthusiastic march; hokey folk music before the Federal Building; and an unusual amount of restraint from the good 'ol head-bashin' LAPD.

Carl Dix at NDP 2000, New York City (tags)

Speech by Carl Dix, National Spokesperson for the Revolutionary Communist Party

The Horror of Mass Violence April 29,1992 Los Angeles Citizens and Residents (tags)

The Los Angeles Riots of 1992 left a death toll of nearly 51 and material damages of at least $463.7 million dollars and up to $1 Billion US Dollars. Estimates were made from Shinyodo Marketing and Helen Zia a Chinese-American woman with experience in auto assembly and with Ms. magazine.

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