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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
carl dix on revolution summer 2017
There have been important developments in recent days that call for determined actions on the part of people who hate the brutality and misery so many are forced to endure today. The system just put its stamp of approval on another case of police murder. This time it was the murder of Philando Castile whose death we watched on video. We also saw the cop who had just gunned him down threaten to shoot his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, while her 4 year old daughter watched from the back seat of the car. Yet a court found no criminal activity on the part of this killer cop.
At the same time as summer nears in Chicago, many fear that the horror of Black and Brown people killing each other will intensify. So in the past couple of days I've been in the streets with the Revolution Club Chicago condemning the exoneration of the murderer of Philando Castile and calling on people to get out of killing each other and get into the revolution. And all this is going down in the context of the Trump-Pence regime moving with great determination to enforce its fascist agenda.
Below are some links that will update you on what's going down here in Chicago, as well as some ways that you can get involved in supporting those of us who have come to the front lines here. And as always, I welcome hearing back from you.
Taking over I-94 in Minnesota to protest acquittal of Philando Castile's killer
We Must Take Our Rage at this Outrageous Verdict to the Streets!
System Puts Its Stamp of Approval on Police Murder of Philando Castile!
June 17 by Carl Dix Minnesota goddamn! No, Amerikkka goddamn! This system just let another killer cop walk out of a courtroom scot free, putting its stamp of approval on another official murder of a Black man. This time it was the murderer of Philando Castile, and the courtroom was in Minnesota. Last month the pig who murdered Terence Crutcher walked free out of a courtroom in Oklahoma. Before that it was the cops in Baltimore who murdered Freddie Gray; the cop in Chicago who murdered Rekia Boyd; the cop in Detroit who murdered seven-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones; and I could go on and on. And most of the time cops who murder Black and Brown people don't even get put on trial.
It didn't matter in this case that Diamond Reynolds, Philando Castile's girlfriend, had bravely recorded a Facebook post of the murdering pig right after he had shot Castile. Or that we saw that murdering pig pointing his gun at Reynolds, threatening to shoot her too. Or that we heard Reynolds' four-year-old daughter telling her mother “It's all right. I'm here with you,” even though we knew it wasn't all right because this little girl had just watched this pig blow Philando Castile away.
None of this mattered because all the murdering pig had to do was get on the witness stand and oink that he was afraid for his life to get a not guilty verdict. That's all the murdering pigs who patrol Black and Latino neighborhoods like occupying armies ever have to say to walk free when they murder someone.
As Bob Avakian, the leader of the RCP, says in BAsics: “The role of the police is not to serve and protect the people. It is to serve and protect the system that rules over the people. To enforce the relations of exploitation and oppression, the conditions of poverty, misery and degradation into which the system has cast people and is determined to keep people in. The law and order the police are about, with all of their brutality and murder, is the law and the order that enforces all this oppression and madness.”
Police getting away with murder is unacceptable. And now the fascist Trump-Pence regime is vowing to “take the gloves off the police,” which will mean that police terrorizing and murdering Black and Brown people would intensify. We must act to STOP this horror now! Not try to get the capitalist rulers to ease off on unleashing their front line enforcers to terrorize and murder people, but to STOP this from going down. We must take our righteous rage and refusal to sit by while this goes down into the streets. And we must do this as part of getting ready and in position for an actual revolution, one that overthrows this system because that's the only way to end this horror, and all the other horrors this system enforces on people around the world and in this country.
Justice for Philando Castile! Stop Police Terror & Murder! Revolution—Nothing Less!
On May 20, 2017, Carl Dix delivered a message in the South Shore of Chicago on 71st and Jeffery, Chicago
To support #RevolutionSummer! Chicago fundraising efforts, the Revolution Club Chicago is launching a Thunderclap campaign to bring thousands to donate to the Revolution Summer! Chicago Fund. As Carl Dix says, “so many of our young people are caught up in killing each other. This has got to STOP and the revolution declares that it’s gonna stop it this summer by giving our young people something that is worth living for and fighting for.”
Over the next days, up to June 23, we need your help to get the message out on Facebook to many more potential supporters, calling on them to sign up for the Thunderclap. Thunderclap is a new crowdspeaking platform that helps people be heard through all saying the same message at the same time. The single message can be mass-shared, flash-mob style, and has the potential to make the message heard by millions of people. All you do is pledge a tweet, Facebook post, or Tumblr post and Thunderclap will post a single, one-time message on your behalf on your social media feed—and it takes 5 seconds to join.