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19510Come to Revolutionary Barbecue & Festival-July 6-"What to Slave is Your 4th of July??

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  • Steven Yip
    Jul 5, 2014


      Come one! Come all! 
      July 4th Weekend
      Revolutionary Event:

      Sunday, July 6, 2 to 6 pm   
      Barbecue and Festival  
      In backyard patio of New Amsterdam Music Association (NAMA)
      107 West 130th Street, Harlem
      (between Lenox/Malcolm X Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd; 2/3/A/C/D to 125th Street) (indoor space if rain)
      Barbecue, picnic, music, film, award presentations, and more.
      Tickets $10, $50 patron tickets, sliding scale, bring a dish to share. 
      Bob Avakian,  
      Watch: Bob Avakian, "What to the slave is your fourth of July? From the past to the present."
      In 1852, the escaped slave and freedom fighter Frederick Douglass gave a powerful, historic speech condemning the hypocrisy of America. Douglass exposed how the vaunted "greatest democracy in the world" had built its wealth on the enslavement of Africans and their descendants, and called for the abolition of this slavery.  
      Today, 162 years later, chattel slavery is no longer the law of the land (though millions worldwide are still enslaved, in ways that indirectly and often directly feed into and benefit the American empire). (See " 21st Century Slavery Under Global Capitalism.) Yet today...
      From those millions of Black and Latino youth put in a pipeline to prison the hour they are born... to the women who, even if they do not find themselves among the millions and even billions directly trafficked or raped or brutalized or denied the rights to abortion and birth control, still suffer the consequences of those practices and like all women must every day walk a gauntlet of potential abuse and danger...
      From the immigrants, here and around the world, driven by a desperate need to work to risk their lives in the deserts and oceans to then live in the shadows for the "chance" to be bitterly exploited... to the billions overall, whose very lives are funneled into amassing huge wealth for the imperialists while they themselves scrape for survival...
      From those who suffer the horrors of America's invasions, proxy wars, and drone strikes... to the way in which humanity as a whole faces an environmental catastrophe for which capitalism, in its mad pursuit for profit, has no other recourse but to make it worse...
      ...for all these, and for those whose hearts beat in empathy with them, America's July 4th boasts are still nothing but mockery and hypocrisy. July 4th this year must NOT be a holiday to celebrate
      their revolution but a time to seize to build for the REVOLUTION we need now, at the earliest possible time, to get rid of their instruments of power and bring in a whole new world, free of all forms of slavery, all exploitation, and all the rotten institutions and ideas that go with the system of capitalism and prop it up. Read more.

      Building the Revolutionary Struggle
      Against All Forms
      of Slavery Today-
      And Raising Funds to Get the Word Out On Revolutionary Leader Bob Avakian (BA) Everywhere

      Steve Yip, P.O. Box 941, Knickerbocker Station, New York, New York 10002-0900 * 646-571-8504yipzzz@...

      "If you don't have a poetic spirit -- or at least a poetic side -- it is very dangerous for you to lead a Marxist movement or be the leader of a socialist state."    -- Bob Avakian, 1990