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Revolution #312, August 4, 2013
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THIS IS A CRIMINAL SYSTEM,
We do not need to live under this criminal system. We do not need to live in a world of exploitation of the people, and the planet. We do notneed to live in a world of violent oppression-from drones in the Middle East to racist vigilante murder in Florida.
The way to change all that is REVOLUTION. Revolution is not only necessary, it is possible. It is time to build that movement for revolution.
On July 8, the largest prisoner hunger strike in California history began with over 30,000 prisoners in 22 of the state's 33 prisons refusing food. Now, going into a fourth week, hundreds of prisoners are still on a hunger strike, courageously fighting for an end to indefinite solitary confinement and other cruel, inhuman abuses.
This week juror B29 from the trial of George Zimmerman came out on TV and said what millions of people already knew: "George Zimmerman got away with murder."
Call up the volunteers. Reserve the vans. Ready the projection and sound equipment to reach hundreds and thousands of people. Rev up the engines for the second week of the Summer 2013 Revolution--Nothing Less Van Tours to go back on the road at a juncture when people have new ears to hear the music of revolution.
After kickoff rallies in New York and San Francisco on July 23, the Freedom Riders set out for a month, to take their message across the country: "Abortion on Demand and Without Apology!"
Noche Diaz and Jamel Mims, Stop Mass Incarceration Network organizers and members of the Revolution Club NYC, were arrested in Harlem on Saturday, July 27. Noche, Jamel, and other revolutionaries were leading a speak-out and protest at the Harlem State Office Building against the outrageous acquittal of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin's murder.
July 23--Gregory Koger, revolutionary communist and ex-prisoner, was taken from a courtroom today and sent back to Cook County Jail in Chicago to serve the remainder of a 300-day sentence.
Cook County jail has sent Gregory Koger for a "psychological evaluation" multiple times since he was sent to jail on Tuesday, July 23, citing as grounds his hunger strike in solidarity with thousands of California prisoners who are on hunger strike to end the torture of solitary confinement.
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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Responding to Barack Obama's July 19 speech on the verdict that let the killer of Trayvon Martin walk free, on the radio show Democracy Now!, Cornel West called Obama a "Global George Zimmerman."
Outside the courthouse where revolutionary Gregory Koger was sent back to jail, Revolution talked to Dr. Antionio Martinez, a psychologist with the Institute for Survivors of Human Rights Abuse and co-founder of the Marjorie Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture.
A reader answers an objection from a religious activist to a Revolution article that said the people don't need "fairy tales about how some nonexistent god" is going to get justice for Trayvon Martin.
Bill McKibben, an influential environmentalist, has written and lectured widely on global warming. His organization, 350.org, has been staging protests against oil, natural gas, and coal projects this summer.
In slave days, the slave master enlisted "regular white people" in slave patrols to roam the roads and paths, fields and forests.
I am deeply whole heart that this new film BA Speaks is the push we have needed, and its right on time.
Sarah Shourd is a writer and advocate against the use of solitary confinement. In 2009 Sarah, along with her two friends, were hiking near the Iraq-Iran border when they were arrested by the Iranian military.
Millions of People in the Streets of Egypt Does NOT Change Reality--This Was a Reactionary U.S.-Backed Coup
The fact that a section of the people in Egypt--even a sizable section--has been misled into supporting this coup means nothing about the actual character of it.
Marissa Alexander, a 32-year-old Black woman, was arrested in 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida, after she fired a warning shot into a wall of her home to stop an attack.
NEW AND BREAKING NEWS
Carl Dix Speaks on:
"We Don't Need a New Civil Rights Movement--We Need a Revolution"
Tuesday, July 30, 7 pm
Revolution Books, NYC
Click here for more info.
Read about it, spread the word and build support.
» The Abortion Rights Freedom Ride Hits Cleveland, Ohio July 25, 2013: We took to the Streets - Here are some responses
Go to the BA Everywhere page for the latest updates on the campaign.
For more on the Trayvon Martin case, including reports of protest, click here.
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