October 26, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
Get this letter to everybody you know:
U of Chicago Police Viciously Assaulted & Arrested Revolutionaries On Campus TODAY, Don’t Stand By!
I’m writing to ask you to take an urgent, vocal and public stand against an outrageous act of repression and political suppression that took place today.
“America Was NEVER Great! We Need to Overthrow, Not Vote for, This System!” This was the message being delivered by Noche Diaz, of the Get Into the Revolution National Organizing Tour, moments before he was violently assaulted and arrested by University of Chicago Police as he was peacefully leaving Campus North Residential Commons. Police assaulted others from the Revolution Club, sending one young woman to the hospital.
This is the second attack by the Chicago police on this National Tour, and on Noche, in five days. For more details of what happened, and for pictures and video, go HERE.
This is an attempt to suppress the message about the true nature of America, the character of this election, and what actually has to be done—a revolution—and a tour to ORGANIZE PEOPLE around this message. This police attack on people bringing the message of revolution to campus was intended to keep this message, this analysis, this solution from students—preventing any critical discourse, consideration, and yes activation towards a whole other way the world could be.
Nobody should tolerate this.
If you are outraged by what is happening in the world, if you agonize about the future, then you need to raise your voice to DEMAND that the Get Into the Revolution National Organizing Tour be allowed on the University of Chicago campus, that the charges against Noche Diaz be dropped, and that the university take responsibility for any injuries sustained by people bring this message of revolution to the campus.
1. Make these demands heard on social media—tweet the article about this from revcom.us, post the pictures and videos. This needs to be made a BIG DEAL in society. Everyone should add their voices and make clear the reactionary attack on revolutionaries is UNACCEPTABLE.
2. Email the President of the University of Chicago with these concrete and specific demands.
Robert J. Zimmer, The University of Chicago
3. Call Chicago Police Department at 51st and Wentworth to demand the charges against Noche Diaz be dropped, 312.747.8366
4. Contribute funds HERE for the Get With The Revolution Tour to continue and maximize its reach. Funds are needed for legal fees, travel, materials—all the kinds of ways for this to reach out even further in the face of these attacks. Get in touch with the Tour at 312.502.7485 or GetIntoTheRevolution@gmail.com spread this crowdrise site everywhere you can: https://www.crowdrise.com/get-into-the-revolution-tour/fundraiser/debrasweet
Please write or call me with your ideas on how this can be made known all across the country. Don’t stand by!