A Pledge of Resistance

The October Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has issued a Pledge of Resistance. Spread the pledge broadly throughout society, getting it to everyone you can.

On October 1st, everyone who hates the horrors of mass incarceration and all its consequences should gather at their schools, in their neighborhoods, at their work places, or at symbols of the abuses of the criminal justice system and take this pledge. Then we all need to act on it.

A Pledge of Resistance

What kind of society do you want to live in?

Police brutality and police murder are daily occurrences, yet brutal murdering cops are almost never punished for their crimes;

Black and Latino people, especially the youth, are treated like criminals, guilty until proven innocent, if they can survive to prove their innocence;

This criminalization has led to 2.2 million people being warehoused in prison, a 500% increase over the past 30 years;

Tens of thousands of people in prison are subjected to the torture of long term solitary confinement;

Alongside this has risen a program of criminalizing and incarcerating undocumented immigrants;

The color of a person’s skin determines whether they live and how they live.

Today we pledge:

Black lives matter.
Latino lives matter.
All lives matter.

* Mass incarceration: WE SAY NO MORE!
* Police murder: WE SAY NO MORE!
* Torture in the prisons: WE SAY NO MORE!
* Criminalization of generations: WE SAY NO MORE!
* Attacks on immigrants: WE SAY NO MORE!

We will NOT be silent.
We WILL resist!
Until these shameful horrors really are… NO MORE!

http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/

On August 28, 2014, Carl Dix tonight, together with other revolutionaries, families of police brutality victims returning fresh from Ferguson, spoke out on the truth about the courageous resistance that has riveted and given heart to millions and horrified the powers-that-be, provoking vicious attacks from their mouthpieces in the media and those “respectable leaders” looking for a bootlicking place at the table. For extensive coverage on the struggle in Ferguson, go to revcom.us.

Carl’s presentation begins at 9:30 minutes into the program.

On September 1, we announced the Dialogue between Bob Avakian and Cornel West on “Revolution and Religion: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion,” taking place in New York City on November 15, at Riverside Church.
Nobody with any interest in human emancipation should miss it.
Bob Avakian has been fighting for the people for 50 years and leading the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA for nearly the last 40 of those. He’s taken the understanding of how to make revolution, and how to keep a revolutionary society on the path to full emancipation, to a new level. BA has come up against repression and suppression, and endured slander and sacrifice in doing so. And through all that time his deep commitment to the people has never wavered and, indeed, has grown stronger.
Cornel West, coming out of the religious prophetic tradition, has been fighting for the people for decades—“speaking truth to power” and defending those on the bottom of society, and lending support and often front-line involvement to key protests and resistance. He plays a unique and invaluable role in the political and moral life of this country. And Cornel West connects very deeply with those who most hunger for liberation—“the least of us.”
Each has done very important theoretical work on the topic of the Dialogue—a topic that sits deep in the heart of millions, including many of those who will be the bedrock of any revolution inside the U.S. This is a Dialogue that will surely break new ground.
Read full article HERE.

On September 1, we announced the Dialogue between Bob Avakian and Cornel West on “Revolution and Religion: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion,” taking place in New York City on November 15, at Riverside Church.

Nobody with any interest in human emancipation should miss it.

Bob Avakian has been fighting for the people for 50 years and leading the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA for nearly the last 40 of those. He’s taken the understanding of how to make revolution, and how to keep a revolutionary society on the path to full emancipation, to a new level. BA has come up against repression and suppression, and endured slander and sacrifice in doing so. And through all that time his deep commitment to the people has never wavered and, indeed, has grown stronger.

Cornel West, coming out of the religious prophetic tradition, has been fighting for the people for decades—“speaking truth to power” and defending those on the bottom of society, and lending support and often front-line involvement to key protests and resistance. He plays a unique and invaluable role in the political and moral life of this country. And Cornel West connects very deeply with those who most hunger for liberation—“the least of us.”

Each has done very important theoretical work on the topic of the Dialogue—a topic that sits deep in the heart of millions, including many of those who will be the bedrock of any revolution inside the U.S. This is a Dialogue that will surely break new ground.

Read full article HERE.

We don’t need the pigs out here in our streets
#BLOWTHEWHISTLE
When you see the police…

www.stopmassincarceration.net

Points of Orientation on Righteous Rebellions

People in Ferguson have repeatedly stood up and righteously rebelled. They have refused to back down in the face of dogs, tear gas, guns, and tanks. At a time when the powers counterattack through absolutely irrelevant slanders against Michael Brown and honeyed words from Ron Johnson, this struggle must not die down.

Two guidelines on going forward:

1) If people do not rebel against such oppression and repression, they can only expect things to get worse and their lives to become more unbearable. When people in positions of power tell you not to protest and rebel, they are part of the problem, not the solution.

2) Any action should be evaluated by what it contributes to the righteous rebellion against injustice. That is the standard. Telling people to stop rebelling does not contribute to ending such outrages and injustices, it undermines the fight against them.

http://revcom.us/a/348/michael-brown-to-eric-garner-this-has-to-stop-NOW-en.html

stoppatriarchy

stoppatriarchy:

On August 13th, the Abortion Rights Freedom Riders took the resistance to a whole other level. 11 people were arrested, for putting our bodies on the line, committing a civil disobedience in front of Gov. Rick Perry’s mansion, because women’s lives and futures are at stake in this abortion rights emergency and we REFUSE to sit by as women are slammed back. 
Stop Patriarchy firmly holds that people everywhere can and need to step up. 
We are determined to fight this through. We were brutally arrested, and in jail we were separated and harassed, but we will NOT be cowed. 
August 25-September 1st we are calling for a national week of defiance. This week needs to model the kind of uncompromising resistance it is going to take to defeat this assault on women’s lives. Things like what we did a few days ago, and much more. 

stoppatriarchy

stoppatriarchy:

Read more from this dispatch from a young revolutionary and Abortion Rights Freedom Rider HERE!

jamnopeanut
jamnopeanut:

I CANT BREATHE | @nycrevclub @noche_rc #michaelbrown #ericgarner #handsup #dontshoot #iftheygunmedown #revolutionnothingless

Members of the NYC Revolution Club leading a rally and march of hundreds from Union Square to Times Square, in response to the police murder of Michael Brown. IT’S RIGHT TO RESIST!

jamnopeanut:

I CANT BREATHE | @nycrevclub @noche_rc #michaelbrown #ericgarner #handsup #dontshoot #iftheygunmedown #revolutionnothingless

Members of the NYC Revolution Club leading a rally and march of hundreds from Union Square to Times Square, in response to the police murder of Michael Brown. IT’S RIGHT TO RESIST!

Harlem residents together with the NYC Rev Club and members of the Stop Mass Incarceration and others, held a press conference today at the Harlem State Office Building, in the middle of a raging storm, which was NO match for the rage of the people who came together to speak out and stand up against this vicious assault by the police. Full report coming soon. Stay tuned.