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Revolution newspaper/revcom.us, the voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party, provides the foundation, guideline, and organizational scaffolding for the whole process of carrying out our strategy for revolution. Through publishing works of Bob Avakian, and through many different articles, interviews, letters, graphics, and other features, revcom.us enables people to really understand, and act to radically change, the world. It exposes why things are the way they are...it reveals why it doesn't have to be this way... it shows how we can act to bring about a real revolution. It is, and has to increasingly become, the scaffolding on which the movement for revolution is built, the means for people to get organizationally linked up to this movement. It is a vehicle through which new people can get a clear sense of the principles, aims, and methods of this revolution, and those who are already involved can wrangle with how to further build this movement for revolution. This newspaper is a guideline where today thousands, but soon tens of thousands and eventually millions, can stay connected and learn to act in a powerful and united way. It sets forth the larger goals of revolution and communism and the ways in which the struggles of today are connected to those larger goals. It enables people to grasp the scientific communist outlook and method, and to better understand the material basis that exists for getting to a radically different and better world.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 19, 2018 Under the Radar: Constructing the Gallows of All-Out Fascist Repression in the U.S.
The fascist forces led by the Trump/Pence regime are escalating political repression, and laying the legal and ideological groundwork for an unprecedented clampdown on political protest. From threats against the mayor of Oakland to criminalization of political organizing to charges of 'terrorism' and collaboration between fascist organizations and 'law enforcement'--all are extremely serious developments.
SHARE Saturday, June 16, 2018 An Empire of Exploitation, a World of Misery, and the Revolution Humanity Cries Out For
The rulers of the American empire have slaughtered and plundered their way to the top position within the worldwide system of capitalism-imperialism. This is a system of global exploitation driven by the competitive pursuit of profit and more profit and its law of survival: expand or die. It is a system of political and military domination, and of murderous rivalry among the imperialist powers themselves.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 3, 2018 New Nightmare Looming for the Middle East: U.S. and Israel Escalate Threats of War on Iran
For the last 16 years, the U.S. and a host of other reactionary forces have bombed, shot, and tortured their way across the greater Middle East. Literally millions of lives have been damaged or destroyed. It's hard to imagine how the situation could get even worse for the people. But that's precisely what's looming right now: escalating U.S.-Israeli threats against Iran, and the real possibility of yet another war.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 21, 2019 Trump Impeached, Fascists React, People Rejoice--Take the Struggle Higher!
This week the House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump. This was a major event--and a very good thing! Even with the narrow terms on which the Democrats carried this out, people seized on this with enthusiasm. Thousands poured into the streets, both furious and exhilarated at the fact that Trump was finally beginning to be held accountable for some of his towering crimes.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 4, 2018 Trump's Nuclear Posture Review: Expanding and Strengthening the Imperial Death Machine
Trump's Nuclear Posture Review, to be finalized in Feb., is a strategic document regarding nuclear weapons as the foundation of all US political and military undertakings. It calls for massive upgrading of existing weapons and development of new ones, removes any pretense of nuclear disarmament, expands pretexts for use of nuclear weapons, and stresses the US be poised to go to any length in any conceivable conflict.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, February 2, 2018 Trump's State of Union Address... A Nazi-Like Rally
Trump's State of the Union address should serve as a wake-up call. It is urgent that people face the Trump/Pence regime's fascism, and the grave danger it poses for humanity. But it's still possible for the determined, courageous actions of millions, taking the streets in nonviolent political protest, demanding "The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go," to oust these monsters and prevent global catastrophe.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Brett Kavanaugh--This Confirmed FASCIST Must NOT Be Confirmed to the Supreme Court
As the fifth pro-fascist vote on the nine-member Court, Kavanaugh would, if confirmed, tip the highest court in the land into a compliant tool of fascist transformation. What is needed is not "tough questions" but furious rejection of the right of this illegitimate fascist regime to consolidate its grip on the judicial branch of government, and intense struggle not only to block this, but to drive out the whole regime.
SHARE Friday, October 27, 2017 Bob Avakian: The Trump Pence Regime Must GO!
Addresses the most urgent question of the day: how to understand, and what to do about, the threat to humanity itself posed by the Trump/Pence regime. This talk--from the most radical revolutionary on the planet--makes the case for massive, sustained nonviolent outpourings to begin on November 4 in a compelling way. It traces the roots of the regime--the deeper and more immediate causes of its rise to power.
SHARE Friday, December 1, 2017 Fuhrer Trump Tweets Neo-Nazi Anti-Muslim Propaganda--There Is No Innocence in Looking Away
Trump used the bully pulpit of the U.S. presidency to spread neo-Nazi anti-Muslim propaganda to the world, using 3 tweets to portray all Muslims as dehumanized, barbaric enemies.
Make no mistake: this is NOT a "distraction." This is NOT just the president "acting crazy" or "unstable." There is a dangerous, genocidal message being sent. This is the white supremacist propaganda of a fascist regime--and it is not isolated.
SHARE Saturday, January 6, 2018 Three Key Points on the Imperialist--and Fascist--Logic of the Trump Tax Bill
by Raymond Lotta. The new tax law is NOT principally a handout, motivated by corporate greed--although greedy hands are seeking to maximize and game its benefits, which are utterly skewed to the wealthy. This tax bill is a conscious and strategic move to deal with economic contradictions and imperialist great-power needs.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 27, 2018 The Time Is Now! Stand Against the Fascist Assault on Immigrants
The fascist Trump/Pence regime is creating laws and whipping up an ugly nativist sentiment and atmosphere hostile to immigrants to drive them out of this country. This has become one of the cornerstones of their Make America White Again program. Trump's use of the word "shithole" to describe the countries of Africa, Haiti, El Salvador, and others has spread everywhere. This is nothing less than cementing openly NAZI norms.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 11, 2017 This Week Trump's Maniacal Foreign Policy Gets More Momentum, Not Less
Two developments this very week underscore the dangers of Trump's finger on the nuclear trigger. First, Trump's speech to the South Korean parliament continued to threaten war, if in more measured tone, and he informally continued to act every bit the thug. The other big thing ratcheting up the danger level has been the internal coup in Saudi Arabia and its subsequent provocations against Iran.
SHARE Sunday, January 27, 2019 How the Democrats Have Colluded to Restrict Reproductive Rights: 4 Examples
Four examples of Democrats' collusion to restrict reproductive rights for women: The Hyde Amendment (re-approved by Carter, Clinton, and Obama); "Safe, legal, and rare" (promoted by Clinton administration; boycott of Dr. George Tiller's funeral; refusal to make abortion central to fight atainst Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 7, 2018 The "Memo Affair"--An Act Towards a Fascist America
It is not only the content, but the whole way in which the memo came to be written and published, that represents a further leap in assaulting the norms of how the U.S. bourgeois state has functioned for many decades, and aiming for the imposition of a new norm: a fascist executive power ultimately unconstrained by other branches of government or ruling institutions.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, March 30, 2018 Trump/Pence Regime: Moving to Institutionalize Christian Fascism
Christian fascists are a powerful, leading component of the fascist cohorts that make up the Trump/Pence regime. These biblical literalists are steeped in anti-scientific ignorance, hatred for LGBTQ people, and a determination to deny women any control over their own bodies and reproductive functions. These fascists are deadly serious about imposing a theocracy, and they pose a mortal peril to all society.
(12 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 10, 2018 But We Had a Black President, Didn't We?
Yes, there was a Black president. And during those eight years Barack Obama consistently and significantly damaged the interests of Black people--and other oppressed people. Obama continually chastised Black youth, and Black people generally, and blamed them for the oppression they face under this system. Who better than Barack Obama to get across this poisonous message and blame the youth for the system's oppression?
SHARE Friday, November 10, 2017 Why the Democrats' Victories Do NOT Spell The End of Trumpian Fascism
I watched the MSNBC response to the election of a number of Democrats in off-year elections around the country progress from giddy to rapturous to delirious. I'm always glad to see a stone racist like the Republican pig who ran in Virginia repudiated, but listen: investing our hopes now in a "Democratic tidal wave" in the elections of 2018 would be a deadly illusion. And here are three reasons why...
(9 comments) SHARE Monday, May 28, 2018 Revolution Club Chicago Disrupts Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day in the US is a disgusting celebration of slaughter and torture for U.S. world dominance and empire aimed at instilling patriotism and training millions in blind support for the military. This year, at the official ceremony that kicks off the country's biggest Memorial Day parade, an intervention broke through like a breath of fresh air: "1-2-3-4, Slavery, Genocide and War; 5-6-7-8, America was NEVER great!"
(8 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 13, 2019 "Then They Came For the Immigrants"" And We Need To Say HELL NO!
The utterly illegitimate Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is planning another escalation, on top of the horror at the border, against immigrants without papers living within the U.S. The horror of the children tormented at the border will now be expanded to a whole other level. Across the sea, in Africa, Europe connives in the bombing of Africans locked down in Libyan concentration camps.
SHARE Friday, August 3, 2018 Ugly American Anti-Immigrant Offensive Continues to Ramp Up
Immigrant prisoners are forced to choose between separation from their kids or indefinite detention together, as the US government prepares military bases for concentration camps. Don't be fooled by the Trump/Pence regime's seeming "fits and starts" in ratcheting up the extremely vicious persecution of immigrants. They are putting into place and acting on their fascist plans.
SHARE Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Some Points on Brett Kavanaugh and Why He MUST Be Rejected
Brett Kavanaugh has a long ugly history in both the executive and judicial branches of the U.S. government in pursuing a reactionary Christian fascist agenda. This proven public record is why his nomination to the Supreme Court should be and must be stopped.
SHARE Saturday, August 22, 2020 On the immediate situation, the upcoming elections, and the need for revolution
Avakian's statement addresses the immediate critical situation, stressing that "Right now, for everyone who is concerned with ending injustice and oppression, and with the question of whether humanity will have a future worth living-or will have a future at all-removing the Trump/Pence fascist regime from power is an immediate, urgent question and truly historic imperative."
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 10, 2018 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Colorado Cake Shop Case Is Major Step in Embedding Anti-LGBTQ Bigotry into Law
With its ruling in the Colorado cake shop case, the highest court of the land gave official endorsement to bigotry and hate against LGBTQ people. What does it say that in the year 2018, the overwhelming majority of the US Supreme Court harshly attacks a true and indisputable statement about how religion has been used to justify immense horrors--while praising a hateful fundamentalist bigot for his "sincere religious beliefs"?
SHARE Sunday, May 13, 2018 Trump Shreds Iran Nuclear Deal, Threatening Millions and Another War in the Middle East
Trump pulled the US out of the 2015 deal negotiated with Iran to greatly restrict its nuclear-enrichment program. Iran, which does not and has never had nuclear weapons, was abiding by the deal. The world's biggest nuclear-armed gangster imperialist power and greatest mass murderer on the face of the earth was telling a small-time reactionary regime--and the whole world--that it had better dance to America's tune, or else.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 18, 2018 Bob Avakian on What it Means to Sustain the Struggle to Drive Out the Trump/Pence Fascist Regime
Part 1 of the Q&A session following Bob Avakian's talk 'The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!' addresses: How is it possible to maintain a movement of that scale for a long period of time? If a mass movement successfully ousts Trump through mass protest" What will replace him? Hear the most urgent questions of our day raised & explored by revolutionary Bob Avakian, author & architect of the New Communism.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 20, 2018 The School Shooting in Parkland, Florida: Why Do These Atrocities Keep Happening?
Young people, full of potential, their futures before them, shot down... at school, supposedly a place for learning, growing, making friends, even falling in love. Why are mass shootings such a prominent feature of American life? Digging into and answering that question takes you to the foundation of American capitalist society and its bloody history of genocide, slavery, patriarchy, and American expansionism.
SHARE Saturday, April 20, 2019 "White Power" Fascists Burn Down Tennessee Social Justice Center
On March 29, the main building of the Highlander Research & Education Center, which has a long connection with the civil-rights movement, was burned down in an arson fire. Like other attacks recently on black and other oppressed people, immigrants, Muslims, Jews, and women, this attack by white-power fascists is in the context of undisguised white supremacy coming from the highest levels of the U.S. ruling class.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 17, 2017 A Question, A Challenge for Paul Krugman, And All Those Concerned About the Future of Humanity
It is crucial for everyone who recognizes and agonizes over what is at stake for humanity, to act, from their own perspective, give meaningful support to, and indeed become actively involved in, the critical work building toward Nov. 4: endorsing and promoting RefuseFascism's Call, in countless ways helping to develop the necessary political & organizational basis for what RefuseFascism very rightly calls "this great cause."
SHARE Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Palestinians Again Stand Up To Israel's Murderous Violence!
For the fourth week in a row, unarmed Palestinians stood up against Israel's murderous violence. Some 10,000 demonstrated April 20 in the "Great March of Return" at the Gaza-Israel border. They demanded the right to their land, taken seven decades ago when Israel was founded, and an end to the slow, torturous death imposed on Gaza's inhabitants by Israel's genocidal embargo. Most of all they came to assert their humanity.
SHARE Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Four Thoughts on the Trump "Tell-All" Book
Points about Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury": "Tell-all" books generally focus on gossip and rumor; the book does not break anything new; who would invoke the 25th amendment and what would it accomplish; will the people act in a way that is commensurate with the danger posed by the Trump/Pence fascist regime.
SHARE Saturday, April 14, 2018 U.S., Britain, France Attack Syria: THIS Is a Crime of Imperialist Monsters!
This attack is an outrageous, naked act of imperialist aggression.It's a war crime. And it's an extremely dangerous escalation of the Syrian war, that has the potential to turn into a regional, even global conflagration. EVERYONE should speak out against U.S. aggression and war moves, and join protests taking place this weekend across the country.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 22, 2018 The Democrats' 'Blue Wave'...of Accommodation and Collaboration
The Trump/Pence regime is targeting immigrants as "animals," robbing women of basic reproductive rights, threatening war on Iran, celebrating while Israel massacres Palestinians, and more--all part of hammering into place a vicious, "make America great again" fascist regime. But what are leaders of the Democratic Party actually saying they're going to do?
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 2, 2018 Samantha Bee Has NOTHING to Apologize For
Samantha Bee: You have nothing to apologize for. We have to DISRUPT THE AIR and Ivanka Trump IS fecklessly normalizing fascism. Learn from Kathy Griffin and withdraw your apology. We have your back.
SHARE Sunday, March 11, 2018 Some Points of Orientation on Trump's Announcement of Talks with North Korea
It is a fundamental outrage that we live in a world where the survival of humanity rests in the hands of someone like Donald Trump; that the people of the Korean peninsula, and humanity, are held hostage to his acts and speech. He has threatened to rain "fire and fury" on North Korea "like the world has never seen before," threatening to "totally destroy" North Korea. What kind of world is this? Who is the real aggressor?
SHARE Monday, April 2, 2018 April 1968: The Black Rebellion That Shook America and the World
50 years ago, April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was cut down by an assassin in Memphis. King, at 39, was the foremost leader of the civil-rights movement. While many people looked up to King, others--like the emerging Black Panther Party--were seeking out and advocating more radical, revolutionary solutions. Everyone was profoundly affected by the murder of MLK, and came face-to-face with deep questions.
SHARE Wednesday, April 4, 2018 The Second Amendment, the NRA, Police in Schools--Gun Violence and White Supremacy
What are the roots of the gun violence that takes so many lives in the U.S.? Is the problem the guns? Why does the NRA seem to have such power and influence? Would putting even more police into schools protect students, or endanger them? Here we focus on three major points: the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the National Rifle Association, and the role of police in schools.
SHARE Sunday, June 24, 2018 Another Week in Fascism: Assaults on refugees, the rule of law, voting rights, the environment, and more...
While world attention was focused on Trump's trip to Canada, the G-7 meeting, and the summit with Kim Jong-un, the Trump/Pence regime was advancing its agenda and moves to consolidate fascism on many different fronts: banning refugees fleeing gang violence or domestic abuse from seeking asylum, ruling for voter suppression, continued support for white supremacy, attacks on press, whistleblowers, nonviolent protesters and more.
SHARE Thursday, September 27, 2018 Laquan McDonald and Emmett Till: The REAL Lesson
Unless we want to be fighting the same system 64 years from now, unless we want to be defending yet another black youth who has been unjustly cut down by a system that never gave him or her a chance, we need to be preparing right now to rise up in righteous mass resistance against this system if they free Laquan McDonald's killer, and we need to do this as part of politically preparing for revolution.
SHARE Sunday, May 13, 2018 May 13, 1985: The MOVE Massacre--An American Crime
5:35 am, May 13, 1985. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Gregore Sambor aims his bullhorn at the house at 6221 Osage Avenue and declares: "Attention MOVE! This is America." 7 adults and 6 children, members of the MOVE organization, were in their home. 15 minutes later, the police assault began. By the end, 5 children ages 9 to 14 and 6 adults were murdered by the police, their bodies mostly in pieces. 61 homes were burned.
SHARE Sunday, May 5, 2019 5 Reasons 'The Green New Deal' Is Misleading, Dangerous and Part of the Problem
Does the Green New Deal offer a practical and immediate way to solve the crisis of global warming? No! It leaves in place the system of capitalism-imperialism, the very cause of global warming, with its production for profit, its oil/energy corporations, and the U.S. military machine. In fact a radical rupture is required in how what is today the United States interacts with the rest of the world and with the natural world.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 14, 2018 A Volatile and Still Highly Dangerous Situation: The U.S. Has No Right to Threaten Korea (and the World)
The extremely dangerous situation in which the U.S. had been threatening North Korea with annihilation unless they dismantled their nuclear weapons and submitted to intrusive inspections has temporarily simmered down. At the same time, little is known about what actually was and was not said or settled in the negotiations. The dynamics remain highly volatile and extremely dangerous, and the danger of war has not lessened.