Statement by the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
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A Modern-Day LynchingThe Vigilante Murder of Trayvon Martin!
By Carl Dix
PROTEST for Trayvon Martin! Monday, March 26, at 6pm in Oscar Grant Plaza @ 14th & Broadway in Oakland.
Tuesday, March 27 at 7pm
Emergency Meeting on Trayvon Martin @Revolution Books
(Note: previously scheduled meeting has been postponed)
Discuss the situation regarding the murder of Trayvon Martin and where to go from here in resisting this heinous murder & the system that spawned it.
"What happened the night of February 26 in Sanford, Florida IS a modern day lynching, bearing the marks of the history and present day reality of a system where the oppression of Black people is built into its very foundations. And this, we must never forget and never forgive about the death of Trayvon Martin.
We need to Fight the Power, and Transform the People, for Revolution. It is a really great and powerful thing that the masses are standing up, resisting, and demanding justice in the face of the outrageous murder of Trayvon Martin. This struggle must not only continue, it must go further. And it must not get derailed and channeled into the “safe” and ineffective workings of the system itself—where the people end up trusting the fox to protect the chicken coop. We need to wage a determined fight, to demand justice, to demand the truth—to get at the root causes of all this and the revolutionary solution." (from A Modern American Lynching: What We Should Never Forget... and Never Forgive About the Murder of Trayvon Martin By Li Onesto)
Revolution newspaper is sending a reporter to Florida to interview people and cover the developing events around the murder of Trayvon Martin. Money is urgently needed to fund the costs of this trip to cover a major societal event for Revolution, the paper that cuts to the bone to bring out WHY things are happening...to show HOW it doesn’t have to be that way...and bring to people the ways to ACT to change it. Send checks or money order to RCP Publications, PO Box 3486, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL 60654; or donate online at revcom.us—earmarked for “Revolution Reporter Fund.”
In 2003 Bob Avakian delivered an historic talk in the United States, Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About. The clip above, "Emmett Till and Jim Crow: Black people lived under a death sentence" is from that talk. Click HERE for the whole talk and other clips. LISTEN, DOWNLOAD, REPOST and SPREAD EVERYWHERE!