Arizona’s “show me your papers” law goes into effect today. The Charlotteobserver.com writes that “There, according to a recent report by the National Immigration Law Center, an immigrant advocacy group, law enforcement officers have created an “environment of racial profiling” that has encouraged private citizens to discriminate and abuse people they regard as foreign.”
Why do people come here from all over the world? - Check out this clip from “Revolution: Why It’s Necessary, Why It’s Possible, What It’s All About, a film of a talk by Bob Avakian” given in 2003 in the U.S. Bob Avakian is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. This talk, followed by questions and answers, is a wide-ranging revolutionary journey, covering many topics. It breaks down the very nature of the society we live in and how humanity has come to a time where a radically different society is possible. It is full of heart and soul, humor and seriousness; it will challenge you and set your heart and mind to flight. Watch the entire film online at http://revolutiontalk.net
Gathering in L.A. Tuesday Night to Watch Special Announcement from Carl Dix
At a restaurant in the Crenshaw district, a dozen people gathered to watch the video statement from the BAsics Bus Tour - ranging from people who joined in on the spot, to those consciously standing with the revolution, to committed revolutionary communists. The crowd gathered around the screen watching Carl Dix’s announcement of the BAsics Bus heading to Sanford, Florida was strikingly multinational, and for many people a new and welcome experience as Black people from the nearby area engaged in translated discussion about revolution, mass incarceration, and Bob Avakian with Spanish-speaking immigrants who live in Pico-Union. One woman was clearly moved by this, commenting how here we are coming together like this, but in the prisons - like the one where her son is on his second strike - the system pits people against each other, gets them to fight each other and then that spills out of the prisons and into the neighborhoods. Everyone there wanted to participate in this historic Tour in one way or another. Some donated small amounts of money, all signed the banner, and people left with some planning to come to the fundraising picnic and others looking ahead to the June 5th day of justice for Trayvon Martin and taking posters of the Three Strikes quote from Bob Avakian to start getting up and around the area.