Revolution Chicago Project

$56,776 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 372 people in 29 months
5-2-6, JULY 13, Get Ready, Chicago
On June 8, in the streets of South Central Los Angeles, a beginning force for an actual revolution came on the scene. In the discipline, defiance and joy of the revolutionary cohort marching with chants that put forward the goal of revolution for the emancipation of humanity, is a glimpse of the potential this represents. To see the story of June 8 & 9 in Los Angeles, go to www.revcom.us.

Now, the National Get Organized For An Actual Revolution Tour is coming to Chicago! In the city that is known worldwide for not having any future for Black youth, we aim to make real the specter raised in L.A. of an organized force growing for an actual revolution. Different nationalities and colors, different genders, young and old, stepping forward together to hasten the time when this whole system - that has no future for any of our youth anywhere in the world - can be overthrown, and replaced with something radically better.

The tour will be in Chicago for six weeks, beginning July 13: disturbing the air throughout the city and organizing forces for revolution, especially on the South and West sides. It will start with a kickoff weekend July 12, 13, 14.

• July 12 - welcome dinner for the tour at the Revolution Club Organizing Center
• July 13 - the official kickoff begins with mini-rallies and marches all over the city
• July 14 - film showing of the speech from Bob Avakian, Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution.

There will be a nationwide fundraising weekend for the tour on July 27 and 28. This will all come together in mid-August with a major manifestation of the revolution and with a city-wide film showing of Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution.

As we get ready for the tour, July 4th will be occasion to challenge the American chauvinism that millions are locked into, to inspire people to Imagine a World Without America and become part of fighting and working for that world. The U.S. flag will burn in symbolic places around this country.

Revolution Club Chicago and supporters have started making plans to kick the Chicago leg of the tour off right, on the basis of bringing forward and relying on many people who have had enough of the horrors of this system, can be challenged by the need for revolution, and would be inspired by and want to realize the vision of this tour. Your ideas and efforts are needed, in ways big and small.

There are many ways to contribute to this effort and four teams you can connect with. To contact the teams, call 312.804.9121, email revclub.chi@gmail.com, or DM us on social media @revclubchi. In addition, legal assistance will be needed during the duration of the tour.

PLEASE MAKE DONATIONS FOR the National Get Organized For An Actual Revolution Tour at Revolution Tour PayPal at RevCom.us To donate to Revolution Club Chicago, please donate here.

Materials and Getting the Word Out
NEEDS
Graphic designers for print and social media
Videographers, filmmakers, photographers
Social media skills
Printers (print shops) for flyers, stickers, banners
Volunteers for making banner and stencils
Volunteers to help get the message out everywhere and in creative ways
Media outreach: radio, TV, print

Support Needs and Logistics
The revolutionary cohort of the tour are volunteers from across the country, leaving work and family to travel the country organizing forces for revolution. Much support is needed for this.
NEEDS
Groceries
Cooked meals for 20 people
Gas cards
Ventra cards
Cheap or free medical care as needed for out-of-town volunteers

Fundraising
Funds are needed for everything! Be part of donating and raising money, including making plans for the national fundraising weekend July 6 & 7, as well as the more major fundraising weekend July 27 & 28. Funds are needed for materials and for the living necessities outlined above. Funds are needed to cover travel for volunteers from other states, and to send volunteers to other areas. Funds are needed for big projects that can “light up the sky” like billboards and plane banners. And funds are needed for things like renting flatbed trucks and sound equipment for rallies, and many other needs.

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The Revolution Club upholds, lives by and fights for the following principles:

1 We base ourselves on and strive to represent the highest interests of humanity: revolution and communism. We do not tolerate using the revolution for personal gain.

2 We fight for a world where ALL the chains are broken. Women, men, and differently gendered people are equals and comrades. We do not tolerate physically or verbally abusing women or treating them as sexual objects, nor do we tolerate insults or “jokes” about people’s gender or sexual orientation.

3 We fight for a world without borders, and for equality among different peoples, cultures and languages. We do not tolerate insults, “jokes” or derogatory names about a person’s race, nationality, or language.

4 We stand with the most oppressed and never lose sight of their potential to emancipate humanity—nor of our responsibility to lead them to do that. We work to win people of all backgrounds to take part in the revolution, and do not tolerate revenge among the people.

5 We search for and fight for the truth no matter how unpopular, even as we listen to and learn from the observations, insights and criticisms of others.

6 We are going for an actual overthrow of this system and a whole better way beyond the destructive, vicious conflicts of today between the people. Because we are serious, at this stage we do not initiate violence and we oppose all violence against the people and among the people.
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5-2-6, JULY 13, Get Ready, Chicago
On June 8, in the streets of South Central Los Angeles, a beginning force for an actual revolution came on the scene. In the discipline, defiance and joy of the revolutionary cohort marching with chants that put forward the goal of revolution for the emancipation of humanity, is a glimpse of the potential this represents. To see the story of June 8 & 9 in Los Angeles, go to www.revcom.us.

Now, the National Get Organized For An Actual Revolution Tour is coming to Chicago! In the city that is known worldwide for not having any future for Black youth, we aim to make real the specter raised in L.A. of an organized force growing for an actual revolution. Different nationalities and colors, different genders, young and old, stepping forward together to hasten the time when this whole system - that has no future for any of our youth anywhere in the world - can be overthrown, and replaced with something radically better.

The tour will be in Chicago for six weeks, beginning July 13: disturbing the air throughout the city and organizing forces for revolution, especially on the South and West sides. It will start with a kickoff weekend July 12, 13, 14.

• July 12 - welcome dinner for the tour at the Revolution Club Organizing Center
• July 13 - the official kickoff begins with mini-rallies and marches all over the city
• July 14 - film showing of the speech from Bob Avakian, Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution.

There will be a nationwide fundraising weekend for the tour on July 27 and 28. This will all come together in mid-August with a major manifestation of the revolution and with a city-wide film showing of Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution.

As we get ready for the tour, July 4th will be occasion to challenge the American chauvinism that millions are locked into, to inspire people to Imagine a World Without America and become part of fighting and working for that world. The U.S. flag will burn in symbolic places around this country.

Revolution Club Chicago and supporters have started making plans to kick the Chicago leg of the tour off right, on the basis of bringing forward and relying on many people who have had enough of the horrors of this system, can be challenged by the need for revolution, and would be inspired by and want to realize the vision of this tour. Your ideas and efforts are needed, in ways big and small.

There are many ways to contribute to this effort and four teams you can connect with. To contact the teams, call 312.804.9121, email revclub.chi@gmail.com, or DM us on social media @revclubchi. In addition, legal assistance will be needed during the duration of the tour.

To donate directly to the National Get Organized For An Actual Revolution Tour, donate at www.revcom.us. To donate to Revolution Club Chicago, please donate here.

Billboard on the Expressway!
The first step of building a revolutionary force is to totally change what people see as necessary and possible. Help us spread the message and tell the story of the image at the top of this page. We need to raise approximately $2,000 right away to put up a billboard on the expressway. Also needed is art for the billboard and your ideas to help spread this message and tell this story. To find out more go to @tuneintorevcom and www.revcom.us.

To donate to the billboard, you can donate here and indicate it is for the billboard, or you can donate directly to the tour at www.revcom.us.

Materials and Getting the Word Out
NEEDS
Graphic designers for print and social media
Videographers, filmmakers, photographers
Social media skills
Printers (print shops) for flyers, stickers, banners
Volunteers for making banner and stencils
Volunteers to help get the message out everywhere and in creative ways
Media outreach: radio, TV, print

Support Needs and Logistics
The revolutionary cohort of the tour are volunteers from across the country, leaving work and family to travel the country organizing forces for revolution. Much support is needed for this.
NEEDS
Groceries
Cooked meals for 20 people
Gas cards
Ventra cards
Cheap or free medical care as needed for out-of-town volunteers

Fundraising
Funds are needed for everything! Be part of donating and raising money, including making plans for the national fundraising weekend July 6 & 7, as well as the more major fundraising weekend July 27 & 28. Funds are needed for materials and for the living necessities outlined above. Funds are needed to cover travel for volunteers from other states, and to send volunteers to other areas. Funds are needed for big projects that can “light up the sky” like billboards and plane banners. And funds are needed for things like renting flatbed trucks and sound equipment for rallies, and many other needs.
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The $1,000 Challenge below has now been met. Another donor, who was inspired by this Challenge, has posed a new $1,000 Challenge to be matched by May 7. Many thousands of dollars more are needed this month and we hope to overfulfill this matching donation.

Donations to the Tour accepted here via PayPal and credit cards.: https://none.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=53e1d50a30f26f8933222ba2d&id=6d0ac40054&e=064508997b

From a Mental Health Professional and Supporter of the Revolution...
Step Up to My $1000 Challenge to Support the National Revolution Tour
I will double your donation to the National Get Organized for an ACTUAL Revolution Tour, up to $1,000, received by May 4. The National Get Organized for an Actual Revolution Tour goal: to spread the word and bring people into the process of building for an actual revolution.
I have searched my heart and soul, and either I choose to accept to live in a world based on heinous brutality and crimes against humanity in the US and around the world, or I stand up and fight for revolution. It is through studying the scientific work of Bob Avakian, that I am convinced that the only way out of this hell, is through a revolution that digs up this system's rotten roots and brings into being a whole new system that is not built on exploitation, but on the needs of the people and the highest aspirations of humanity.
I weep when I hear about the children in cages at the border with Mexico. I am enraged when time and time again, the lives of Black and Brown people are stolen by murdering pigs with no repercussions; and how the youth in the ghettos are pitted against one another to kill for a spot on the corner that is not theirs anyway. I am horrified when I imagine what it is like to be a Palestinian, forced to live, and barely survive, in an open air prison in Gaza. I am shocked when we can see and feel the actual climate disruption causing death and destruction all over the planet and there are no viable plans to stop it. I stand with my sisters who have been sexually harassed, beaten and raped every minute in this patriarchy. I grieve with the LGBT community as they are targeted through actions of hate or die at alarming rates through suicide. I have come to understand through years of delving into the work of BA, that these things are the result of the workings of capitalism and imperialism.
This kind of world is intolerable to me and it should be to you! If you REALLY get into this revolution, you will learn that the world does NOT have to be this way.

If you contribute to support this tour, you can help make it possible for hundreds and thousands of people to have the opportunity to learn about what this revolution is all about, what difference it can make in the world, and how we can win.
I am inspired by what the revolutionaries on the tour are doing. I loved that Noche Diaz presented a fire extinguisher award to Al Sharpton as a symbol that he plays the role of “extinguishing the fire” of outrage and desire to stand up to the powers that be and pulling them back into the system that causes needless suffering in the first place.


It was powerful that a white male comrade was kicked out of a “safe space” because he read a poem written about sexual trauma against women. There are no safe spaces in the world we live in and the team came back standing firm against intersectionality with the message that this would not lead to emancipation. The revolutionaries are out front at the Bernie Sanders rallies going up against the Bullshit of the democrats and solutions that will lead nowhere.
This Tour urgently needs our contributions to stay on the road -- for travel costs; lodging; printing costs; supplies; food; reading materials and more. This revolution is the only hope for a world without borders; a world where people can live in dignity no matter their race or gender or whom they love; a world where the planet is protected; where there are no wars for empire; and a world in which life is worth living.
Join me in donating to make this possible. Do it now, before May 4 and double your impact with my dollar for dollar match!
With warm thanks,
A Mental Health Professional and Supporter of the Revolution
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You are welcome and invited:

Sunday, Nov 4th, 4pm
Revolution Club Celebration and Benefit Party

Come together for music, fun, and revolutionary community

*Kids of all ages welcome
*Donations requested
*No cops. No guns. No drugs.

Revolution Club Organizing Center
1857 E. 71st Street, South Shore Chicago

The whole world knows Chicago for two things:

1) People who have the hardest life being targets of outrageous police terror and murder carried out by these pigs acting like an occupying army;

2) The same people who are targeted by all this being caught up in fighting each other.

The world needs to know Chicago for a third thing:

Instead of being looked at as the killing grounds, Chicago needs to become known as the place where people are beginning to raise their heads and take up revolution. The Revolution Club is out to flip the situation this system has people caught up in, to one where Chicago is known throughout the country and the world as a center for revolution.

We are getting people organized into a whole bigger fight against the real enemy: this system and its enforcers.
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As our sisters and brothers from Honduras and other countries make their way with their children to the U.S. to seek asylum and the Trump/Pence fascists demonize them and send thousands of troops to the border with orders to shoot to rock-throwers, Revolution Club Chicago has been out among different sections of people, involving people in applying the strategy for revolution.

How We Can Win, the strategy for revolution, says: "We need to oppose and disrupt the moves of the ruling powers to isolate, 'encircle,' brutalize, mass incarcerate and murderously repress the people who have the hardest life under this system and who most need this revolution. We need to 'encircle' them—by bringing forth wave upon wave of people rising up in determined opposition to this system."

People on the south side of Chicago who themselves are among those who have the hardest life under this system, and university students on the other side of town have been finding out about the new film, "Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution," and have joined in signing a banner supporting the immigrant caravan. We intend to send this banner to the border.

It says, "From Revolution Club Chicago, We support and welcome the immigrant caravan, Imperialism has caused the hell you flee, Overthrowing this system will get us all free."

People have written very moving messages such as "in solidarity with all sufferers," "let them stay," and "we are with you," and "you are loved," as well as "fuck Trump" and "fuck Fascism" and in Spanish, "No se regresen su hogar esta aqui con nosotros pelearemos por sus derechos humanos, (don't go back your home is here with us we will fight for your human rights)."
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