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THE REVOLUTIONARY COMMUNIST TOUR HITS WASHINGTON, D.C. (tags)

Clyde Young and Joe Veale Saturday, May 13, 2006 1:00 PM Warehouse Theater 1021 7th Street NW (doors open at 12:15) between Mt. Vernon Sq./7th street and Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Stations

"President Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People..." (tags)

Damn Right! And That's Not The Half Of It

Bob Avakian: Religion, Morality ... Polarization, Repolarization (tags)

EDITORS NOTE: This is part of a series of excerpts on various subjects—drawn from conversations and discussions, as well as more formal talks, by Bob Avakian—which we will be running in this newspaper over the next period of time. This has been edited for publication, and subheads and footnotes have been added

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

Just to be clear, I didn't choose this title lightly or facetiously, but in all seriousness. In speaking to "a coming civil war" I am "drawing inspiration" from Newt Gingrich (the prominent Republican politician who was formerly the Speaker of the House of Representatives), who has made the observation that what's happening now in the electoral arena and the broader things that it reflects in U.S. society is analogous to what was going on in the U.S. in the 1840s and the 1850s, and that this isn't something that will—I'm paraphrasing, but this is the essence—this isn't something that will go away. It will only be decided when one side or the other wins out.

TO ALL RW READERS:change is in the air (tags)

We are excited to announce that on May 1st 2005 we will be changing the name of the RW/OR to

REVOLUTION.

We believe this name change more fully reflects our revolutionary communist ideology and politics, and the enriched vision of a tribune of the people that has been pioneered by RCP Chairman Bob Avakian.

This May 1st will mark the end of 25 years of the Revolutionary Worker/Obrero Revolucionario!

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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.

The Intolerable Conviction of Lynne Stewart (tags)

"I see myself as being a symbol of what the people rail against when they say our civil liberties are eroded. This case could be, I hope it will be, a wakeup call to all of the citizens of this country and all of the people who live here that you can’t lock up the lawyers. You can’t tell the lawyers how to do their job. You’ve got to let them operate. And I will fight on. I am not giving up. I know I commited no crime. I know what I did was right."

Attorney Lynne Stewart, after her Feb. 10 conviction on felony charges

In April 2002, then U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft personally announced to the news media that the government had indicted radical civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart on serious charges of "conspiracy, providing material support to terrorists and defrauding the U.S. government."

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Decoding Da Dubya Code (tags)

Revolutionaries, reporters and film crews assembled on Friday morning for a "Press Conference and Anti-Inaugural Banquet." It was held near Howard University at Café Manowaj, a cool and funky hang-out run by a crew of radical South Africans. Steaming breakfast dishes (named for people’s heroes and historical highpoints) soon appeared. Indymedia and RW reporters tended to order Amandla eggs. The Fox-5 TV guy was all over the Paris Commune French Toast. (His footage of our red-flag-filled cowboy-hat stomping made the 5 o’clock news that night.)

Sunsara Taylor: Are there any born-agains in the house who are deep into biblical armageddon prophesies? No? In that case, I first need to first walk you all through my ‘Armageddon Crash Course for post-Enlightenment Thinkers’....

At this very moment millions of people are being seduced into going for simple, good-versus-evil answers to the agonizing and growing complexities of the world. They are consumed with the coming Judgment Day, the return of Jesus, Armageddon, the Rapture.

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

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

Calling all Rebel and Revolutionary Youth! (tags)

Calling All Rebel and Revolutionary Youth! Come to New York City for the month of August to run with the Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade, NYC! Revolutionary Worker #1247, July 25, 2004, posted at http://rwor.org

Resurgent America: Crimes and Times of Reagan (tags)

Ronald Reagan--the U.S. president from 1981 to 1989--relentlessly drove this planet to the very brink of nuclear world war--while preaching, with a fundamentalist fervor, that a nuclear Armageddon was "winnable." Now Reagan has finally died. And this empire, its leaders and its utterly shameless media are all honoring this monster. This myth-making, this utter reversal of right and wrong, says a lot about them and their system. And it says a lot about this moment in history--when American is in a midst of a new aggressive global offensive.

Viewing Chairman Avakian's speech in the heart of the barrio (tags)

On May 1st, in a restaurant in the Pico-Union section of Los Angeles, a group of a dozen Latino proletarians and others gathered to watch the video clip of the historic speech by Chairman Avakian, "Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About."

Secret Memos Connect Bush and the Global Campaign of Torture (tags)

In Washington, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld fumed that the "distraction" of Abu Ghraib prison has to end. This theme has been taken up by the Republican Right. One congressman said that he was "outraged over the outrage."

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.

Bob Avakian:Elections,Resistance & Revolution:The Pyramid of Power and... (tags)

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March 20: Planetwide Demos Against U.S. Occupation of Iraq (tags)

One year ago, Iraq was being pounded by the "shock and awe" of U.S. attack. Iraq's people have now lived a year under brutal occupation--as U.S. invaders seek to impose a new pro-U.S. government at the point of a gun. On March 20, 2004, hundreds of thousands of people around the world took to the streets, in over 300 actions in dozens of countries. Powerful outpourings of protest and resistance denounced the U.S. occupation of Iraq and demanded an end to U.S. attempts to dominate the world through threats and war

The Liars War or the Case of the Vanishing WMD's (tags)

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From the Shelters: The Choices of Women (tags)

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From the Shelters: The Choices of Women (tags)

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Dangerous New Law Targets Women's Rights (tags)

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Assholes and Angels in Our Midst (tags)

Adventures in Meeting the Enemy

Watts: How the so-called war-on-gangs is stripping the rights of a whole community (tags)

Robocops patrol deserted, quiet streets. Young people walking to school are tense--they never know if they might be arrested for whistling, shouting, or talking to each other. Houses and apartments may be raided at any time, and unauthorized people arrested for being there. No one is hanging out. This is not U.S.-occupied Iraq. This is LAPD-occupied Watts. This is the reality Chief Bratton, Mayor Hahn, and the city authorities are bringing down on Nickerson Gardens.

The Call for a National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and (tags)

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Lefty Hooligan Breaks it Down for Activists (tags)

You can't tell the players without a program. Lefty Hooligan, an old timer in the left scene, breaks it all down for you. This article is a few years old, but nothing much has changed, and the various organizations discussed are still around. Cults of personality tend to have long lives. Just look at Lyndon Larouche's longevity.

OPEN LETTER TO DIANE FEINSTEIN (tags)

Sherman's situation remains of critical concern. Please take a moment and e-mail ahurley@stanford.edu to add your name to the signature list.

ADD YOUR NAME TO FEINSTEIN'S LETTER (tags)

Sherman's situation remains of critical concern. Please take a moment and e-mail your signature to ahurley@stanford.edu

Toni Smith: Defiance on the Court (tags)

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The New Domestic Order: What Has Changed, Why It Changed, and How It Matters (tags)

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Lies the Government Told Us Part 3 (tags)

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RW: May Day Posters (tags)

Free Full-Size Color Posters at Revolutionary Worker Online rwor.org

RW: May 1, 2003 (tags)

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RW: Now That the War Is Going On... (tags)

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March 5th! The War on Iraq and the People's Determination to Stop It (tags)

We are in the rapids. Powerful forces in Washington are clearly determined to launch this war. And this moment demands that millions of people respond with an even more powerful determination to resist. The Revolutionary Worker salutes all those who manifest bold resistance to this war on the National Moratorium to Stop the War on March 5 and in the days ahead.

RW: Twisted Logic of a Twisted Empire (tags)

RW Article

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.

October 6: Tens of thousands pledge: (tags)

Tens of thousands said it together on October 6--in dozens of rallies and gatherings across the U.S., on banners and T-shirts, signs and songs, in chants, speeches and a solemn common pledge of resistance. Everywhere, on banners, flyers, signs and shirts was that photo of our beautiful planet floating in space--as a symbol of unity across borders and dreams of a better world.

The Disappearing Women of Juarez (tags)

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Revolutionary Communist Party Attacks Ralph Nader; Jesse Jackson in Rev Worker. (tags)

Referring to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. as a "hated black bourgeoise" and Ralph Nader as "no solution" the Revolutionary Worker led by Carl Dix and C. Clark Kissinger also devoted a 1/2 page against Jesse Jackson.I read these articles and remembered them.They also said the people who were arrested for the World Trade Center bombing were not guilty. Many Muslims are innocent of charges against them: this does not apply to everyone arrested.

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