Revolution Chicago Project

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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Organizer 

Grant Newburger 
Organizer
Chicago, IL
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