Immigrant Students Hold Vigil Against Anti-Immigrant Amendments in Senate Budget

Boston- Student Immigrant Movement (SIM) leaders and students join forces with local organizations to hold 24/7 vigil in front of Massachusetts Statehouse to ask budget conference committee to remove Anti Immigrant Amendments from MA Budget due June 30th.

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revolution 28.Jun.2011 01:00

Many people insist, “there could never be a revolution in this country: the powers-that-be are too powerful, the people are too messed up and too caught up in going along with the way things are, the revolutionary forces are too small.” This is wrong—revolution is possible. Of course revolution cannot happen with conditions and people the way they are now. But revolution can come about as conditions and people are moved to change, because of developments in the world and because of the work of people come to see that things do not have to be this they
come to understand why things are the way they are and how things could be radically different...and as they are inspired and organized to join the revolutionary movement and build up its forces.
Revolution will not be made by acting all crazy— trying to bring down this powerful system when there is not yet a basis for that—or by just waiting for “one fine day” when revolution will somehow magically become possible. Revolution requires consistent work building for revolution, based on a serious, scientific understanding of what it takes to actually get to the point of revolution,
and how to have a real chance of winning. In order for revolution to be real there must be: arevolutionary crisis, and a revolutionary people, numbering
in the millions and led by a far-seeing, highly
organized and disciplined revolutionary party. Clearly,
this is not the reality now. So, how can this come about?
And what is the strategic plan?
The potential for a revolutionary crisis lies within the very nature of this capitalist system itself—with its repeated economic convulsions, its unemployment and poverty, its profound inequalities, its discrimination and degradation, its brutality, torture and wars, its wanton destruction. All this causes great suffering. And at times it leads to crisis on one level or another—sudden jolts
and breakdowns in the “normal functioning” of society, which compel many people to question and to resist what they usually accept. No one can say in advance exactly what will happen in these situations—how deep the crisis may go, in what ways and to what extent it might pose challenges to the system as a whole, and to what degree and in what ways it might call forth unrest and rebellion among people who are normally caught up in, or feel powerless to stand up against, what this
system does. from BAsics, Bob Avakian