Cleveland Info for October 22

National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation

This Saturday, Oct 22 in Cleveland:

*1:00 pm Rally at Carver Park Projects (Meet at the corners of Quincy and 40th)

*2:00 pm March to Public Square

*3:00 pm Rally

October 22 Coalition-Cleveland

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October 22nd National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation

October 14, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | and REVOLUTION newspaper call on everyone to support and be part of the annual October 22 protests against police brutality, repression, and the criminalization of a generation. In the face of an intolerable situation in which lying murdering pigs continuing to go free… in which millions continue to be packed off into hellish prisons and then destined for lives as pariahs and outcasts, and with this way disproportionately devastating the Black, Latino, Native American and other oppressed communities… and in which increasing repression in all aspects of life has been intensified by the Obama regime, with both Trump AND Clinton promising worse… this resistance must be strengthened and it must be increasingly linked to and built as part of preparing for an actual revolution at the soonest possible time. This system cannot do without this cancerous repression; the revolution will cut it out and end it on Day One of the New Socialist Republic in North America.

Carl-Dix-headshot1Build the Fight to Stop Police Terror as Part of Organizing for an Actual Revolution! On October 22: Stop Police Terror! Which Side Are You On?

A Call from Carl Dix

Revolution Books Cleveland will be closing October 23

Revolution Books Cleveland will be closing October 23.

Here’s why, and here’s what you can do.

Time to Get Organized for an ACTUAL REVOLUTION

The world cries out for revolution. The Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA has put out two important statements: HOW WE CAN WIN–How We Can Really Make Revolution and Time to Get Organized for an ACTUAL REVOLUTION. And a pathbreaking new book by Bob Avakian has just been released: THE NEW COMMUNISM: The science, the strategy, the leadership for an actual revolution, and a radically new society on the road to real emancipation.

Revolution Books urges everyone who wants to see a radically different and better world to dig into these and help introduce them to others. There are serious plans to make leaps in building a movement for an actual revolution.

In order to contribute to this exciting new direction, Revolution Books Cleveland is going to focus on taking the works of Bob Avakian and the RCP, USA, including, Revolution newspaper, and other revolutionary literature and videos directly out to the people in neighborhoods around Cleveland.

In addition, there is the opportunity and necessity to fight to Drop the Charges Against the RNC16–the people, including Gregory “Joey” Johnson (who fought and won the 1989 Supreme Court decision that it is legal to burn the U.S. flag), and who burned the flag at the Republican National Convention July 2016 in Cleveland. We are going to meet the counter-revolutionary assaults on the RNC16 with more more revolution, in the political arena and in the legal arena. There is a lot at stake and we need to defeat these charges, expose their system, and accumulate forces for revolution in the process.

To accomplish all of this, we will no longer be able to maintain the bookstore on Mayfield Rd.

The bookstore will close on October 23.

We want to express our appreciation for your support of Revolution Books. Some of you have supported Revolution Books over the years, and others have done so only recently, and we hope you will follow and support the ongoing work being done to bring about an actual revolution. We urge you to get an e-subscription to Revolution newspaper and closely follow the website, the lifeline that cuts through events to reveal the need for revolution and how to move now to hasten and prepare for that revolution.

We will continue to keep you informed via the Revolution Books email and website about events, important new books, and where to find us as the revolution pops up in different parts of our area.

The Revolution Books New York store will continue to be the flagship store nationally and we support their efforts and urge you to follow their website.

Saturday, Oct 8: Join us for Livestream Book Launch of THE NEW COMMUNISM by Bob Avakian


October 8th Book Launch of THE NEW COMMUNISM to be Livestreamed at Special Screenings Around the Country

Cleveland Screening:            

Saturday, October 8 at 1:30 pm

Revolution Books

2804 Mayfield Rd, at Coventry, Cleveland Heights

The October 8th Book Launch of Bob Avakian’s THE NEW COMMUNISM featuring readings from the book and commentary from Cornel West and Carl Dix (more below), will be livestreamed so people can tune in around the country to be part of this launch and celebration.

Where possible, people should gather to watch this event together, to share this experience, raise funds to contribute to this launch, dig into the important topics raised, and to forge community rooted in human emancipation.

For more information, contact: 216-932-2543

 THE NEW COMMUNISM will be available for purchase at this event!

The Launch of the Pathbreaking New Book from Bob Avakian, THE NEW COMMUNISM

Saturday, October 8, 1:30 pm

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd. @135th Street, Harlem, NYC

Featuring: Cornel West and Carl Dix


Cornel West


Carl Dix

Moderated by: Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books

About the Book

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Tickets to NYC Event

Book Ordering Information

Updated Press Release on “People’s Tribunal”

For immediate release
29 September 2016
Contact Revolution Books Cleveland 216-932-2543

Cleveland : Flag Burner Gregory “Joey” Johnson & RNC 16 to hold theatrical People’s Tribunal and announce intent to sue for Illegal Arrests & Detention During RNC

What: Press Conference/Photo op
When: Thursday September 29, 3:30 pm
Where: Justice Center, 1200 Ontario Street, Cleveland (at Lakeside Ave. entrance)

16 people including Gregory “Joey” Johnson, who burned the flag outside the Republican Convention in July and are facing prosecution, say they will be converging in Cleveland on Thursday September 29, for a “People’s Tribunal” to put the system on trial.

In a statement, the RNC 16 said that they will conduct a mock trial outside the Cuyahoga County Justice Center, putting on trial the very police agencies — including the Secret Service, the FBI, the Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, and Cleveland Prosecutor Timothy McGinty — and Alex Jones’ right wing website Infowars, who conspired to suppress Joey Johnson and the Revolution Club’s protest outside the Republican National Convention by attacking and arresting Johnson and 15 other people for burning the American flag, even though Johnson was the named defendant in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Texas v Johnson that held that burning the flag in protest is political speech protected by the First Amendment.

Joey Johnson stated, “In this ‘People’s Tribunal’ mock trial, these pig agencies will be placed in a pig pen and called up to testify one by one. They will be prosecuted using their own words and actions. If all they can do is oink, a pig Latin translator will be provided. We are putting them on trial for violating their own laws, undermining Texas v. Johnson, in order to politically suppress and repress the RNC 16 because of our righteous message, and thereby having a ‘chilling effect’ on people’s freedom to express themselves by burning the flag.”

Johnson will give the closing argument in the People’s Tribunal. Johnson said recently, “I am so proud of Colin Kaepernick for refusing to stand for the national anthem. This is not merely because I respect his right to freedom of speech, though this is important. I feel this way because I absolutely hate the American flag, the national anthem, and everything they stand for. In fact, I hate these imperialist symbols of brainwash and plunder so much, I am currently facing charges, along with 15 others, for burning the American flag at both national political conventions just a few weeks ago.”

Johnson stated that he will also announce his intentions to file a civil suit against the Department of Homeland Security, the Secret Service, the FBI, the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Police Department, and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty for damages related to unlawful arrest and assault pursuant to unlawful arrests. Johnson said that he also intends to file for injunctive relief for the “chilling affect” that the police assault, arrests and prosecution of himself and the RNC16 has had on others who may want to burn the flag in protest.

Joey Johnson is available for interviews.
Revolution Books Cleveland 216-932-2543