Topic: Black Panther Party

Assata Shakur, a 21st Century Escaped Slave in Cuba

Assata Shakur, the first woman to be placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list. On May 2 1973, Black Panther activist Assata Olugbala Shakur (fsn) Joanne Deborah Chesimard, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police, shot twice and then [unfairly] charged with murder of a police officer. Assata spent six and a […]

Black Panther Party Founder Huey Newton’s Pro-Gay Speech (1970)

Huey P. Newton speech on August 15th, 1970 for The Women’s Liberation and the Gay Equality Movement still resonates now more than ever. Huey P. Newton, founder of the Black Panther Party spoke, just a year after the infamous Stonewall Riots in New York City between Gays and the Police. It is believed that he wrote this speech in an attempt to […]

Black Panther Party Original Ten Point Program (1966)

A Retrospective: The original “Ten Point Program” written October 15, 1966 The present version is checked word for word according to the version found in “War Against the Panthers”, by Huey P. Newton, 1980 We Want Freedom. We Want Power To Determine The Destiny Of Our Black Community. We believe that Black people will not […]

What was FBI’s COINTELPRO? Real American Terrorism (1970s)

COINTELPRO is an acronym for the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program, which was used in the 1960s to monitor, manipulate and disrupt social movements in the United States. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Black Panthers and the American Indian Movement were among the program’s targets. Covert Action Against the Domestic Dissidents of the 1960s. “Expose, […]

COINTELPRO against The Black Movement (1970s)

… While domestic covert operations were scaled down once the 1960s upsurge had subsided (thanks in part to the success of COINTELPRO), they did not stop. In its April 27, 1971 directives disbanding COINTELPRO, the FBI provided for future covert action to continue “with tight procedures to ensure absolute security.” The results are apparent in […]
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