The situation in the central European country of Ukraine continues to be tense, volatile, unpredictable, and dangerous. Barack Obama talks about respecting the territorial integrity of Ukraine, and the aspirations of the people of Ukraine. Who the fuck is the United States to lecture anybody about not respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other countries!?
For background on the crisis in Ukraine, see also:
March 3, 2014
February 24, 2014
In an excerpt from a recent interview with Revolution, Carl Dix discusses an important initiative that the Stop Mass Incarceration Network has called for this October—a month of resistance against mass incarceration.
February 26: Day of Outrage and Remembrance for Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis
Also in this issue
In May 2012, Equal Justice Initiative filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department, calling for a quick and thorough federal investigation into widespread sexual abuse of women prisoners by male guards at Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama.
Interview with Attorney Charlotte Morrison
Revolution speaks with Charlotte Morrison, senior attorney with the Equal Justice Initiative, about the widespread abuse of women prisoners by guards at Tutwiler prison in Alabama.
The Horror of Jailing of Mentally Ill People Under Capitalism—And How Things Could Be Radically Different
A reader contrasts how in the U.S., the only way for many mentally ill people to get medical treatment in jail, with the radically different way mental illness and other health problems were dealt with in revolutionary socialist China.
In 2011 alone, about 62,000 immigrants were convicted as criminals under Operation Streamline. The mass criminalization of immigrants is a key component in the immigration policy of a criminal system.
A discussion of what's up with the immigration issue—sparked by the rancorous debate within the ruling class over "immigration reform" as well as a certain upsurge in struggle against anti-immigrant repression.
Excerpts from The Science of Evolution:
A Revolution Club in one city organized a presentation on evolution, as part of celebrating Darwin Day.
A Shameful Move:
By a vote of 52 to 47, the U.S. Senate has refused to confirm Debo Adegbile, President Obama’s pick to be head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, because while litigation director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, he signed off on an appeal brief for the well-known political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.
A Must-See Film!
You can't change the world if you don't know the BAsics.
BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian is a book of quotations and short essays that speaks powerfully to questions of revolution and human emancipation. At the beginning of 2012, an in-depth interview with Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, was conducted over a period of several days by A. Brooks, a younger-generation revolutionary who has been inspired by the leadership and body of work of Bob Avakian and the new synthesis of communism this has brought forward.
Click the cover to read, print, or download a PDF of the interview. Want to know how BA's new synthesis of communism would apply to organizing a new society?
Photos from the day
Issue 3 (Winter 2014) is now available here.
Important analysis and reports on End Pornography & Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women
Updated March 8, 2014
Updated March 8, 2014
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