Build the Fight to Stop Police Terror as Part of Organizing for an Actual Revolution!
On October 22: Stop Police Terror! Which Side Are You On?

A Call from Carl Dix

October 17, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper |


October 22, 2016, the 21st annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation, occurs at a critical time. This is a time when police continue to get away with murdering people; when the whole system works to justify this wanton police terror and exonerate the murdering pigs. It is a time when more than a million people are caged in the hellholes this country calls prisons, when millions of children are stamped as future criminals even before they are born, and a time when millions of formerly incarcerated people are treated like less than full human beings after they have served their sentences. A time when Trump and Clinton both promise increased repression if they become president. All this is illegitimate and unacceptable. It must be STOPPED!

These horrors fall heaviest on Black, Latino and Native American communities. And they are built into the very way this system operates. You can’t reform this shit away. You can’t vote it away. You can’t lobby elected officials to get them to do something about it because their system needs this brutality, incarceration and repression to suppress people they have no future for, and who they hate and fear.

This system has no answer for people who want to see this suffering ended, but the revolution does. Through revolution we could end all the horrors the capitalist-imperialist system enforces on humanity. We could bring into being a society where those entrusted with public security would sooner take a bullet themselves than kill or injure an innocent person.

And we in the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) are organizing right now for an actual revolution; one that overthrows this system, that dismantles its police forces and its military, and brings a totally different and far better system into being. We have the leadership for this revolution in Bob Avakian, the leader of the RCP, and we have the strategy for how to make revolution in a country like this. If you yearn to see a world where these horrors are no more, you need to get with this revolution!

The rulers of this system are afraid that those they have held on the bottom of this society will rise up against the terror they have been subjected to. They fear that this will call into question the legitimacy of the force that they claim to have the sole right to use against the people to keep them down. And they fear many more middle-class people of conscience being awakened to these horrors, and taking part in fighting against them. They especially fear the potential for all this resistance to get connected with the actual revolution the RCP is organizing for.

On October 22, 2016, let’s bring the system’s worst nightmare to life! People have shown over the past two years the potential to stand up and fight back against police getting away with murder. Let’s strengthen that resistance, mobilizing people to stand up against the brutality and murder the police inflict and the other atrocities committed by this system, bringing together the rage of those who bear the brunt of all this with the determination of people from other sections of society to not stand by while all this suffering is being enforced. And this resistance must be built as part of organizing for an actual revolution that overthrows this system because as long as the system remains in effect, these horrors will go on and on.





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