The Michael Slate Show, June 17, 2016

Stanford Rape Outrage

 Protest at Stanford, University graduation ceremony

Protest at Stanford, University graduation ceremony

First, we'll hear from Sunsara Taylor, on the Stanford rape outrage. Brock Turner, who raped a woman while she was unconscious, was recently found guilty of three serious felonies. Despite the fact that this rapist showed no remorse, and refused to apologize for the rape, the judge sentenced him to six months in jail. Brock Turner was a student at Stanford University, and an elite swimmer. 

The only reason so many people have heard of this outrage is because the woman who was raped, wrote and read a courageous statement in court, and millions have now read it online.

Sunsara Taylor recently wrote, "Bob Avakian has said that the frequency of rape in this society would be reason enough for revolution, even if all its other towering crimes and injustices did not exist. A deep look at the recent rape case at Stanford underlines that-and why a revolution is needed to solve it."

Sunsara Taylor is a writer for revcom.us/ Revolution newspaper, and is the founder of End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women (StopPatriarchy.org). Her latest article is The Stanford Rape Outrage - “Reason Enough to Make Revolution.” See below for the works Sunsara Taylor mentions during the interview. 


Justice for Freddie Gray—CONVICT & JAIL the Murdering Cops

 April 2015, Baltimore protest of the murder of Freddie Gray

April 2015, Baltimore protest of the murder of Freddie Gray

Carl Dix will also join us to talk about the current trial in Baltimore of one of the cops who murdered Freddie Gray over a year ago. As Carl Dix recently described, "They came up on him for no reason and assaulted him. They bent him like a pretzel, to the point where his screams of pain were heard a block away. Then police threw Freddie Gray in a van and subjected him to the "rough ride" that has terrorized and tortured so many Black people in Baltimore. By the time they were through with him, Freddie Gray was near dead. He died a week later."

There have been two trials of the cops who carried out this murder. The first trial ended in a hung jury. The second ended in acquittal. 

Carl Dix will talk about why this trial cannot be another whitewash, another mockery of justice. 

Carl Dix is a founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party. Carl Dix and Cornel West co-founded the Stop Mass Incarceration Network (SMIN), and Rise Up October that brought thousands into the streets in New York City demanding a stop to police terror. Check out Four Points on Why I’m in Baltimore Demanding Justice for Freddie Gray, at revcom.us. 


8 Revolution Club Members Arrested at LA Criminal Courts Building

Last, we hear a statement from a press conference on June 16, 2016, about the arrests the day before of 8 members of the Greater Los Angeles Revolution Club who were taking the Message That "It's Time to Get Organized for an Actual Revolution" to the Downtown LA Criminal Courthouse. 

Find out more and get involved. 


 Click on the cover to read online or order a copy

Click on the cover to read online or order a copy

CONSTITUTION
For The New Socialist Republic In North America
(Draft Proposal)
From the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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