The Deep Roots of the Atlanta Murders in a Sick and Murderous System

On March 16, Robert Long, a 21-year-old white man, shot and killed six Asian women employed at Atlanta-area massage-parlor spas, along with two other non-Asian customers.

What we know so far of the accused killer’s motivation from credible news reports—that these women supposedly deserved and needed to be slaughtered to prevent him from “falling into sin”—points to the deep, widely spread and Christian-fascist-inspired hatred of women and the oppression and degradation of women that serves “as a social glue” for the entire society. And while there is not yet evidence of an explicit (openly stated) anti-Asian or anti-immigrant element in the accused killer’s motivations, there is the reality that he went out of his way to target these spas staffed by Asian women immigrants in the context of a marked increase of racist attacks against Asian immigrants nationally. Whatever the conscious intent, these sow terror among Asian people within the U.S.

Scientists Issue Urgent and Righteous Call to Face Up to the Environmental Emergency…
Our Invitation and Challenge: There IS a Path for “Avoiding a Ghastly Future”

Seventeen well-known international researchers in biology and the environment recently issued an urgent analysis and call to squarely confront the ecological emergency. Their widely commented on paper is titled  “Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future.” It brings together evidence from many scientific fields and pointedly observes that “the scale of the threats to the biosphere and all its life forms—including humanity—is in fact so great that it is difficult to grasp for even well-informed experts.”

BASIC POINTS OF ORIENTATION

1. This system of capitalism-imperialism is the source of endless horrors for the majority of people in this country and all around the world, and it is increasingly threatening the very existence of humanity. We are actively working for an actual revolution—to bring down, to overthrow and completely abolish, this whole system as soon as possible and replace it with something radically different and much better, a new society built on an entirely different foundation… Read more »

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].