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The Red School-Bus Tour is starting February 18th in Los Angeles, California. This will be the first of four regional schools starting in LA and ending in the North East. The rest of the tour will include TX, the South East and the North East with about one school a month. A full schedule will be posted soon with all the stops and dates as details are arranged.
The School in Los Angeles like all the stops on the tour will be over a weekend and feature local Party and YCL leaders as well as National YCL and Party Leaders both speaking and teaching. And of course we will have rich cultural events in between sessions.
We do not believe in violence simply as a means to an end. However, we support all forms of revolution, which historically have included violent forms but only were they successful or lasting and positive when the circumstances had called for it, when the assessment was correct (under fascism, extremely repressive and life-threatening conditions are set in place and creates justifiable responses) and ultimately if the end result is the achievement of a democratic, just society. That being said, peaceful forms are the most ideal conditions for any revolution.
"lively classes and discussions:Marxism and the Political Moment: Building the movement for change; The Crisis of Capitalism Today: Causes of Crisis and the Class Struggle; Working Class and the Labor Movement; Racism, Immigrant Rights, women’s rights, LGTB rights and the struggle for equality; The CPUSA and YCL, envisioning Bill of Rights Socialism and how to get there. Also plenty of cultural, social and recreational activities."
The tour is set to make stops in Los Angeles, Texas, Florida, and the Northeast between February and April. So if you you see a large, red school bus rolling down the street, it’s not Elmo peddling free internet, it’s just your friendly neighborhood communists
As you cruise around your home town this year, you may see a Red Bus full of young people displaying communist flags and shirts passing you by. No Need to Worry, they are just Communists who Support Violent Revolution.
The Southern California(SoCal) Young Communist League(YCL), a branch of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) Young Communist League, is planning to hold "Educational Classes" about "Marxism and the Political Movement". They plan to have these Communist "Schools" in 4 Different Cities Across the United States between February and April of this Year.
Originally posted by jibeho
Who in the world is allowing them to make stops at public schools
In 2008, the Communist Party USA saw Obama's candidacy as a way to advance their agenda. In a 2008 editorial, the CPUSA wrote, "A broad multiclass, multiracial movement is converging around Obama’s “Hope, change and unity” campaign because they see in it the thrilling opportunity to end 30 years of ultra-right rule and move our nation forward with a broadly progressive agenda."
“There has been one major omission in much of this analysis: the absence of pressure from Americans across the country demanding that serious action be taken to address climate change. Few Americans are currently engaged in this great societal challenge in a way that would generate the necessary political will to act. It is the absence of this public pressure, above all else [my italics], that has resulted in the current state of political inaction.”
Both the protracted economic downturn (with no end in sight) and the comeback of the extreme right beg for a sustained mobilization of every democratic-minded person in our country. At the core of this mobilization should be the multi-racial working class (broadly defined) and its allies.
If there is any other way to keep right-wing extremism and its capitalist class supporters at bay – not to mention undertake large-scale political and economic transformations in a progressive and radical direction – I don’t know what it is.
Initiatives and openings of a democratic and progressive character from above – say from the president – are certainly important (for example, a jobs and infrastructure bill), especially if they can be leveraged by the people’s coalition to widen and deepen the process of change.
And finally, it will be measured by the extent that the coalition that has been quiescent since 2008 regains its legs, turns into a sustained force, and powers the struggle for progressive and radical change in the near and longer term.
Originally posted by Misoir
They are going to public schools to talk about Communist Revolution?
Their attitude .... not all peaches and cream .. They say that they are in favor of peace, unless they dont' get their way then they support violence. Lovely .. just lovely