Statement from OSYAN/REVOLT on the Occasion of March 8:
International Women’s Day

In Iran, after the people’s uprising in December 2017, and especially after the massive rebellion in November 2019, repression has become more widespread and more severe.  Among those targeted by the Islamic regime are women activists, especially those who worked for women’s rights. In large part those are the ones being arrested and are now many of the political prisoners.  Based on the names, places and prison sentences of those arrested, it can be seen that this repression covers all areas of political, cultural and intellectual activities and different localities in Iran. It encompasses environmentalists to labor and women’s rights activists, from oppressed nationalities to religious minorities—from the cities and regions of Tehran and Karaj to Kurdistan, Ahvaz and Azerbaijan … and from the Fars to the minority people of the Kurds, the Arabs, to the Baluchis, etc.  This is not only the continuation of the permanent repression of the Islamic Republic, but also the beginning of a new round of repression.  And in fact, it is a testimony to the battle between the regime and the people.  The regime aims to restore its lost stability in their current fragile hold on Iranian society.

The Impeachment Verdict from the Senate, and the Shame(lessness) of the Republi-FASCISTS

Permalink: https://revcom.us/a/687/impeachment-verdict-from-senate-and-shamelessness-of-republifascists-en.html February 15, 2021 | revcom.us Editors’ Note: Along with what is below, for a fuller picture, go here. This past week witnessed the second Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump. The House of Representatives, led by the Democratic majority, had voted to impeach Trump on January 13. This was then sent to the Senate for trial, with assigned House Democrats… Read more »

The Senate Impeachment Trial & the Need to Refuse Fascism

Watch the discussion at revcom.us and refusefascism.org.

Frances Fisher, actor & activist
Eric Seitz, attorney, lecturer in Constitutional Law, University of Hawai’i
Jared Yates Sexton, professor, writer & political analyst, author American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World But Failed Its People
Paul Street, historian & journalist; author, Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump, and the Politics of Appeasement.
Sam Goldman, RefuseFascism.org Editorial Board, host of @RefuseFascism podcasts

                       

We are very excited to announce
Zoom into the Revolution seminars

To get into the New Year’s Statement by Bob Avakian, and to discuss with other like-minded folks from other perspectives. This begins with an Introductory session this Saturday, February 6, at 4pm EST/1pm PDT. To sign up and get the link for the seminar, write to us at getorganizedforrevolutiontour@gmail.com Go to the revcom.us moderated forum to raise your comments and… Read more »

Revolution Books presents…
Free Nasrin and ALL Iran’s Political Prisoners:
Heroism for These Times

Sunday, February 7 5:00pm EST / 2:00pm PST

An Online Panel with the filmmakers of the new documentary Nasrin—discussion of the film and the urgent fight for all political prisoners in Iran.

Watch the Online Panel at youtube.com/user/RevolutionBooks1 [free].

Statement on the Inauguration of Joe Biden

Joe Biden was inaugurated as president of the United States, and Kamala Harris became vice president. This followed months of lies by Donald Trump claiming that he, Trump, had won. And it followed an armed fascist coup—an attempt by forces called forth and led by Trump to overturn the result at its scheduled final certification of the vote on January 6 in the Congress. Biden now has the reins of office. Trump can no longer wield state power to consolidate fascism.

What Gave Rise to the Fascism of Trump…
and Why This Will NOT Go Away

What gave rise to the fascism that brought Trump forward? How do we understand the last election and its aftermath, which climaxed in the fascist, Trump-inspired violent storming of the Capitol and the attempted coup, which was defeated? And what will happen now? It is imperative that everyone who has agonized over the course of these past four years, horrified… Read more »

Dispatch From The RNL Show January 21st, 2021

This short Dispatch addresses the inauguration of President Joe Biden two weeks after the attempted fascist coup led by Trump and after months of Trump falsely claiming an electoral victory. We will speak to the positive development even as the fight for a better future for humanity and an end to the system that birthed a fascist and white supremacist… Read more »

Spread the word and Tune in to the next Fundraising Livestream for the Get Organized for an ACTUAL Revolution Tour SUNDAY, JANUARY 31

We are rescheduling our fundraising livestream to Sunday, January 31, 3pm PST/6pm EST to give more time to involve more people in meeting this important goal. Tune in to The RNL Show this Thursday for more on analysis and plans in this important time. 3 pm PST / 6 pm ESTfacebook.com/therevcomsyoutube.com/therevcoms Thank you to everyone who contributed to our last… Read more »

The Defeated Fascist Coup, the Battle Still Raging, and the Way Forward Out of This Madness

On January 6, 2021, a murderous mob—driven by a lie and organized and egged on by the Liar-in-Chief himself, Trump—set off to storm Congress and outrageously, illegally, and murderously overturn the election. They proudly waved the banners of racism, slavery, and genocide. They encountered remarkably little initial resistance from police as they stalked through the halls. They chased, beat, and even murdered those who resisted, while they (unsuccessfully) hunted down their more prominent opponents. Then, when order was restored, both the lie and the liar that animated and led the mob were defended by a majority of the fascist party’s representatives in the House of Representatives. Two-thirds of the Republican representatives in the House voted that very night to support the mob’s demand that Congress NOT carry out its responsibility to certify the results of the presidential election for Biden and Harris.

In the Name of Humanity,
We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America

Last Wednesday, the world witnessed with shock: MAGA mobs storming the U.S. Capitol, climbing the walls, smashing windows, rampaging through the halls and looting Congressional offices—called forth and unleashed by Donald Trump, who could be called the wannabe second president of the Confederacy. Even AFTER this violent siege, 8 GOP senators and 139 representatives (that’s 2/3 of the Republifascists in the House of Representatives) still voted to overturn the election. A new poll yesterday showed that 77% of Republicans still support Trump.

What Happened, Why…and What Must Be Done
ON THE UNPRECEDENTED EVENTS IN WASHINGTON, DC ON JANUARY 6

Two huge things happened yesterday. First, Donald Trump fomented a coup attempt. He summoned a mob to come to DC to protest on the day that Biden was officially to be certified by Congress as the next president. He stirred up that mob for over an hour, telling them to march to the Capitol to “show strength.” Then he sent the mob to Congress, and refused to even make a show of calling them off for hours. Waving their Confederate, American and Trump flags like battle-axes, some of them armed, they scaled the walls and broke the windows and rampaged almost untouched through the halls, terrorizing legislators and vandalizing offices. Their sole demand: that Donald Trump, who lost the election by a decisive margin, must nevertheless be illegally put into power for four more years.

FASCISTS STORM CAPITOL…WE CANNOT SIT BY

Tens of thousands of fascists, many of them armed, succeeded in stopping the final step of the official reporting and certification of Joe Biden’s clear-cut victory in the presidential election. They overcame police, took over the halls of Congress, vandalized offices, and forcibly drove the members of Congress out to take shelter.

Dire Situation for Iran’s Political Prisoners and the Urgent Need for Worldwide Protest

As Iran’s Islamic regime was preparing to ramp up a new wave of vicious repression, Amnesty International (AI) issued a detailed report, “Trampling Humanity: Mass Arrests, Disappearances and Torture Since Iran’s 2019 November Protests.” A press release about the report opened with these bullet points about the situation:

As the U.S. Ratchets Up War Moves Against Iran …
and as Iran Steps Up Its Repression Against Its People …
What Are the Stakes for Humanity?

In the past few weeks the U.S., in league with its ally and henchman Israel, has been threatening and attacking Iran. Most recently, one of Iran’s top nuclear technology scientists was assassinated. Iran accused Israel, and Israel has not denied this. Earlier, U.S. media reported that Trump had asked his military commanders and strategic policy makers for a plan to bomb Iranian nuclear technology labs. The advisers reportedly persuaded him not to. Trump did not deny asking for such plans, and there is still talk that he may launch some sort of attack.

The Fascist “#OVERTURN” Campaign And The Fight To Establish New Fascist Norms
What Will The “Decent People” Do?

The last several weeks have witnessed an unprecedented campaign against the truth that Joe Biden won the election… and the truth overall. So let’s start out with the truth. Which is that Biden won, by over 7 million votes of the people and by 74 votes (306 against 232) in the Electoral College. Read more »

Free the political prisoners of the Islamic Republic of Iran!
For genuine emancipation from both the
Islamic fundamentalists and Western imperialism –
Revolution, Nothing Less!

The recent wave of arrests of political and social activists by the brutal regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) comes at a critical time in the country and the world. The cruel sanctions imposed by the Western imperialists on Iran have not lessened even as the country is being hit especially hard by Covid-19. Trump recently issued veiled… Read more »

Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated —
U.S. and Israel, Keep Your Bloody Hands Off Iran!

On November 27, Iran’s top nuclear scientist was assassinated when the car he was traveling in was ambushed in northern Iran. Iranian government officials alleged that the killing of the scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was the work of Israel. The Israeli government has issued no statement on the assassination. The U.S., Israel’s main imperialist backer, also has not said anything officially about it. Trump, however, re-tweeted a comment by an Israeli journalist that Fakhrizadeh’s death “is a major psychological and professional blow for Iran.”

Let Us Unite and Fight Together Against Waves of Suppression in Iran

Issued by friends and supporters of resisters inside Iran, and re-posted from social media.

Pages upon pages of the life history of the Islamic Republic of Iran are marked by repeated waves of persecution, terror, imprisonment, torture, execution; by firing squads, gallows, and arrows… This history has another side as well: repeated waves of resistance, struggle after struggle: Our struggles.

We Demand Justice and Freedom for All Political Prisoners in Iran NOW

A call from and to people in the U.S. to join and develop the campaign for political prisoners in Iran right now.

Since October 2020, a new rash of widespread, illegal and illegitimate crackdowns against political and social activists was carried out in Iran by the brutal regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). Among those arrested are supporters of labor movements, teachers, students, and family members of known activists, Baha’i religious forces, long-time and recent liberal, radical and revolutionary dissidents against the reactionary IRI.

From a reader
Trump Regime Begins Process of Transferring Power

On Monday, November 23, more than two weeks after Joe Biden was projected to be the winner of the election, the first signs of reckoning with this undeniable reality have come from the Trump/Pence regime, with the Trump-appointed head of the GSA (General Services Administration), Emily Murphy, sending a letter to President-elect Biden informing him that the necessary funds would be released to finance the transition.

November 24, 2020
Andy Zee Opening Remarks
Forum: What Just Happened? Trump, America, and the Danger of Fascism

If you’ve had a recurring nightmare repeatedly jolt you awake, it can be a problem, indeed dangerous, to not find out where that’s coming from, and work your way through it… For the sources of that terror lie deep and can reassert themselves.

STATEMENT BY BOB AVAKIAN

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August 1, 2020

 

ON THE IMMEDIATE CRITICAL SITUATION,
THE URGENT NEED TO DRIVE OUT THE FASCIST TRUMP/PENCE REGIME,
VOTING IN THIS ELECTION,
AND THE FUNDAMENTAL NEED FOR REVOLUTION

 

1 The situation today holds truly unprecedented and momentous challenges, with profound implications not only for the people in this country but for all of humanity. Three years ago, I spoke to this reality—which has become even more pronounced, and even more dangerous, in the time since then:

We are confronted by—we are now being ruled by—a fascist regime: relentlessly assaulting civil rights and liberties and openly promoting bigotry and inequality; acting with callous disregard or cold-blooded malice toward those they consider inferior and a drain or stain on the country; on a mission to deny health care to millions who will suffer and many who will die without it; crudely degrading women, as objects of plunder, breeders of children without the right to abortion or birth control, subordinate to husbands and men in general; defying the science of climate change, attacking the science of evolution, and repudiating the scientific method overall; a regime brandishing an arsenal of mass destruction and threatening nuclear war; intensifying state terror against Muslims, immigrants, and people in the inner cities; unleashing and giving encouragement and support to brutal thugs spewing vile “America First,” white supremacist, male supremacist, and anti-LGBT venom—a regime that boasts of all this and declares its intention to do even worse.

Read the full statement

NOTHING LESS!

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A statement from Bob Avakian

revolutionary leader, author and architect of the revolutionary new communism

To all those who have risen up so powerfully and are demonstrating to say “No More!” after the murder of George Floyd, and all the other cold-blooded murders by police.

To all those who have drawn inspiration from this righteous uprising.

To all those who have had the blinders forced from their eyes and have been provoked to think anew about what kind of country it is that we live in.