Revolution #299, March 31, 2013      Click for current front and back page


by Carl Dix

How long must we bury our children who were murdered by the cops? Everybody who has an ounce of justice and hatred for what the powers-that-be do to the people needs to be out there standing with people in East Flatbush who have police in their faces all the damn time. They were right to rebel.

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After the Premieres…the Challenge Now

Last weekend marked an important beginning, a launch of something new into the world. New... and quite remarkable as well. A filmed speech of Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, powerfully makes the case for revolution—nothing less! Over 600 people around the country gathered together to watch the new film.

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Verdict in the Steubenville Rape Case:

There is some justice—but there's no cause for joy—in the Steubenville verdicts

On March 17, two Steubenville, Ohio high school football players were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl, and one was convicted of distributing a nude photo of the victim online.

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East Oakland Revolution Club

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Observations from the LA Premiere of BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!

It wasn't long into the film, BA Speaks: Revolution —Nothing Less, when the audience began responding audibly. Laughter, applause, assent. This is a masterpiece talk and the production of the film is beautiful with crystal clear sound.

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Snapshots from the Premieres

At the premieres across the country, diverse audiences got deeply into the film BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! The accounts we are publishing here from New York City, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area (along with the separate report from L.A.), give a sense of the response and the spirit at these events, and of the connections that were made.

New York City


San Francisco Bay Area



Voices from the Premieres

Excerpts from interviews with audience members at the premieres in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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The U.S. Legacy 10 Years After Invading Iraq: Death, Disease, Devastation, Displacement

Ten years ago, on March 19-20, 2003, the U.S. invaded Iraq, overthrew the Saddam Hussein regime, and then occupied the country for the next eight and a half years. What did this U.S. war mean for Iraqis? What does it mean for their future?

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Donate Today and Get Involved in the Campaign to Get BA Everywhere

The situation today is that the vast majority of people have never heard of Bob Avakian or been exposed to his exciting and liberating talks and writings. This situation needs to change and it needs to change fast. And it can't happen without people like you donating lots of money and getting involved in the campaign to raise lots of money.

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 Also in this issue

Righteous Resistance to the Police Murder of Kimani (Kiki) Gray…
Repression from the System

After the March 9 NYPD murder of 16-year-old Kimani Gray, the system's machinery of lies cranked up to justify the crime. And when people righteously rose up in outrage, the police turned the East Flatbush area into occupied territory.

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On the Police Murder of Kimani "Kiki" Gray:

This Is Genocide!

by Sunsara Taylor

The police murder of Kimani "Kiki" Gray is not a random tragedy or an isolated incident. It is the latest killing in what can only be described as a systematic genocide taking place against Black people.

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Response to the Village Voice:

People Rose Up in Righteous Protest Against the Murder of Kimani Gray—And They Should Be Supported

The chorus of reactionary attack against the people who are rising up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, has been joined by the Village Voice, which began as an alternative and progressive paper.

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Stop Stop & Frisk

Class Action Lawsuit Exposes NYPD Policy:

The Illegitimacy of Stop and Frisk and the System Behind It

by Li Onesto

The trial of a class action lawsuit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights began on March 18, charging the NYPD with "engaging in racial profiling and suspicion-less stop-and-frisks of law-abiding New York City residents." The trial includes testimony by dozens of people exposing how stop-and-frisk violates people's civil and constitutional rights.

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On the NYPD's 5 millionth "stop and frisk"

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Outrage on Top of Outrage!

Orange County, CA District Attorney Justifies Anaheim Police Execution of Manuel Diaz

On March 20, the Orange County DA's office issued a report clearing the cop who killed Manuel Diaz in July 2012.

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Interview with Genevieve Huizar, Manuel Diaz's Mother, on The Michael Slate Show, KPFK, March 22

Everything You've Been Told About Communism Is WRONG

Think you know about communism and capitalism? Then take this quiz…and think again.

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North Dakota Passes
Severest Restrictions on
Abortion in the U.S.

On March 15, the North Dakota state legislature passed two bills that would become the most restrictive anti-abortion laws yet in the U.S. The first bill was described by the Center for Reproductive Rights as "the earliest and most extreme abortion ban in the country, which would make the vast majority of abortions illegal after the point at which fetal heart tone can be detected—as early as six weeks, a time before many women even learn they are pregnant."

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From A World to Win News Service

Capitalism, the Sex Trade, and the Oppression of Women

Violence against women has taken many different forms. One form that gravely threatens the lives and status of the women in a world scale is the trafficking of women.

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New and Breaking News...

Coming off the Premieres

A Fundamental Point of Orientation, Approach and Objective

THIS MOVEMENT FOR REVOLUTION MUST NOW BECOME A REAL FORCE, POWERFULLY IMPACTING AND INFLUENCING ALL OF SOCIETY...bringing forward growing numbers of those this system has cast out and cast down, who must be and can be the driving force of the fight to put an end not only to their own oppression, but all oppression, all over the world... drawing in many others, from all walks of life, who are inspired to join this same cause... preparing minds and organizing forces, Fighting the Power, and Transforming the People, for REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS.

Bob Avakian,
Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA


Film Showings

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After you've seen the film...

Open Houses and Meet-Ups

Bring and share your thoughts, questions, and ideas sparked by seeing the film of BA's talk.

Reports from Additional Showings

Posted 3/28/2013



Slavoj Zizek has announced that, owing to unforeseen circumstances, he has had to cancel his entire trip to the United States and all public appearances until October. This includes the April 15 Slavoj Zizek-Raymond Lotta Debate on the History and Prospects for Communist Revolution. Tickets already purchased will be refunded. Revolution Books will post information on rescheduling and other issues related to the debate.

Carl Dix at the Kimani Gray Protest, March 24, 2013

Posted 3/28/2013

Video posted to YouTube

4 Points in Response to Slander in the Media and Other Places About the March 24th Protest for Justice for Kimani Gray from Carl Dix

Posted 3/29/2013

Anti-Gay Marriage Laws Challenged at Supreme Court

Posted 3/28/2013

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Post-Conviction Relief Petition Filed
Overturn the Wrongful Conviction of Gregory Koger—Not One More Day in Jail!

March 25,2013

What People Are Saying About the Film and Bob Avakian

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