Updated November 12, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


October 18: Get Into the Revolution National Organizing Campaign and Tour Hits Chicago

On the steps of Cook County Courthouse, at a press conference/rally for the to Get Into the Revolution National Organizing Campaign and Tour, 2016-2017 Carl Dix delivered a blistering condemnation of this system and the horrors it spawns, while challenging the youth that they need to enlist in the ranks of the revolution today and take up the liberating struggle to bring in a whole new world. He challenged these youth to not be played by this system, to not be used to kill and maim each other but to join together to prepare to overthrow this system at the earliest possible opportunity. He called on them to get into the revolution now, learn more about it, and turn out for a rally on October 29 at 1pm in downtown Chicago that would signal that the youth in Chicago are putting their hearts with the revolution that is about emancipating all humanity. This is something the rulers of this country fear more than anything.

Carl was joined by the national tour and the Revolution Club from Chicago. They spoke out and reached out to the hundreds of people—rushing to go to court, see a probation officer, or pay a fine—urging them to get into the statement from the Central Committee of the RCP: “HOW WE CAN WIN—How We Can Really Make Revolution.” Hundreds of copies got into people's hands as organizers got into serious discussions with people from all over Chicago. Everyone, except the actual pigs and court personnel, got a kick out of the three notorious pigs who were oinking and squealing, bragging about killing with impunity.

Here is a taste of what went on outside the court house as the tour hit the scene.

On the steps of Cook County Courthouse, October 18, 2016:

Flier, November 4, 2016:

Stop Killing Each Other
Start Fighting the Real Enemy
Get Into the Revolution

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From Cornel West: "I stand with my brother Noche Diaz and my comrades in Chicago who were arrested and beaten by the Chicago police! They have a right to bear witness for justice and deserve humane treatment!"

From Edward Asner:

"Dear President Zimmer,

"Are the University of Chicago police now acting as representatives of the city of Chicago?  Freedom of speech, a basis of the United States and customarily universities, broadens that principle even more.  As a former University of Chicago student, I protest the mauling of Noche Diaz and the young girl who was punched.

"What's wrong with the University of Chicago President Zimmer?  Has it been Trumpized?  To habitually roust Noche Diaz and others is a crime as you are betraying the ideals of what a university should be.  Drop the charges against Noche Diaz.  Don't cheapen or betray the University of Chicago image!"

From Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D.: "I stand with my friend and fellow New Yorker Noche Diaz who was arrested and beaten by Chicago police! He has a right to free speech and should be treated with respect. Together we can work for an equitable, safe and sustainable world."

From Chuck D: @MrChuckD: @Noche_RC bringing more logic than your candidates

From a Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado at Boulder: "Dear President Driscoll and President Zimmer: You surely know that free speech is essential to both critical thinking and political democracy. The arrest of Noche Diaz and members of the Revolution Club at your respective institutions are serious attacks upon free speech. All charges against these people should be dropped immediately"

From a Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) student: "...as a student and a human being that has the freedom of expression...I believe that we have the freedom to receive information from all sources and this is one of them. I encourage revolutionaries to keep visiting our CUNY campuses and have the freedom of expression."

Revcom.us received the following “Five Day Plan” and “Three Reasons” from the Get Into the Revolution National Organizing Campaign and Tour which they used to mobilize in Chicago for the rally they held on October 29. The approaches and concrete forms of organization and entry-level tasks for new recruits to the revolution can be learned from and replicated by Revolution Clubs around the country.

Five Day Plan to Build October 29th Rally as a Real Advance in Getting Organized for Revolution—spreading revolution and recruiting new forces in everything we do

October 25, 2016

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3 Reasons to Be at—and Bring Others to—the October 29th Get Into the Revolution Organizing Rally

October 25, 2016

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October 18

October 18

October 22nd ALERT from Chicago mid-afternoon:
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Noche Diaz and three others were arrested. Powerful speakers at the small initial rally of the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation included: Carl Dix, an initiator of October 22nd and representative of the RCP, Noche Diaz from the Revolution Club, LaToya Howell (mother of 17-year-old Justus Howell who was murdered by Zion, Illinois police), Gloria Pinex (mother of Darius Pinex who was murdered by Chicago police), and Mark Clements, who had been tortured by Chicago Police commander Jon Burge. People joined in from the streets, and marchers took to the streets. The city of Chicago had granted a permit for two lanes of traffic, and protesters had an enlarged copy of the permit—poster sized—to show to police and the media. Still, police on bicycles and with cars repeatedly shoved people as they were stepping into the permitted region of the march. Police tore the Stolen Lives banner from people’s hands, dragged people into the street, tackled them, piled on them, and arrested them. The march continued, marching through downtown Chicago, reaching thousands of people in the face of an intimidating police presence.

Read more about the National Day of Protest HERE.


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