Revolution #203, June 13, 2010

In this issue:

A Month of Horrendous Crimes by the System—A Month For the People to Act!

In just this last month millions have seen these images:

This is the hellish reality of this capitalist-imperialist system.

But these crimes are hardly an aberration. This United States of America has a whole history, and a present on–going reality of war, brutality, carnage, and misery for the people all over the planet.

Stop and think about this unending horror brought to you by what they like to call “the greatest country in the world.” Stop and think about what U.S. imperialism brings to people around the world, every single day—invasions, wars, torture, rape, poverty, domination, sweatshops, environmental destruction.

Some people are looking at these things—and their faith in the right, ability, and legitimacy of those who run this setup is being shaken.

Is this the best of all possible worlds, as they tell us? Isn’t a radically different, and far better world possible?

The revolutionaries are stepping out to say: NO! This is NOT the best of all possible worlds. Things DON’T have to be this way. Those who rule this planet—who prove time and time again that they are the real criminals, who perpetrate outrage and atrocity again and again—have no right to rule. And YES—a far better world IS possible. As the RCP’s Message and Call, “The Revolution We Need... The Leadership We Have” says:

“The ultimate goal of this revolution is communism: A world where people work and struggle together for the common good…Where everyone contributes whatever they can to society and gets back what they need to live a life worthy of human beings…Where there are no more divisions among people in which some rule over and oppress others, robbing them not only of the means to a decent life but also of knowledge and a means for really understanding, and acting to change, the world.”

Society could be a whole different and better way and we have a way to get there: Revolution to get rid of this system and set-up. And we have the leadership of Bob Avakian, who has developed the scientific theory and strategic orientation for how to actually make the kind of revolution we need.

A year ago the RCP brought forward a campaign, “The Revolution We Need... The Leadership We Have” focused on three main objectives—popularizing to millions the need for, and character of, revolution; making the leadership of this revolution, Bob Avakian, a household word; and bringing forward a core of new fighters around this revolution and this leadership. Achieving these objectives is decisive now in waging the struggle to bring a new world into being. At recent conferences in two cities (see page 4) hundreds came together from all over the country to take up this campaign and as part of that, to step up to the challenge of waging resistance against all the crimes of the system.  This is all part of the movement for revolution we ARE BUILDING.

This has truly been a month of horrible crimes against the people. And this shows that the criminals now running things have no right to rule.

Now, let’s make this next month a time for the people to deliver a powerful answer to these crimes. These outrages present the necessity AND the opportunity for the people to act.

As the RCP’s Message and Call says:

“It is up to us: to wake upto shake off the ways they put on us, the ways they have us thinking so they can keep us down and trapped in the same old rat-race…to rise up, as conscious Emancipators of Humanity. The days when this system can just keep on doing what it does to people, here and all over the world…when people are not inspired and organized to stand up against these outrages and to build up the strength to put an end to this madness…those days must be GONE. And they CAN be.

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Read this issue of Revolution and help to manifest in many different corners of society, among many different sections of the people that: THE REVOLUTION IS REAL.

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