I got a bajillion requests to make this rebloggable, but I knew someone would do it for me after awhile.
"In the West much of the time if you’re not allowed to vote by putting the ballot in the box and choosing an administrative person, if this does not take place, then we’re inclined to say there’s no democracy. This is not necessarily true, if democracy is defined as all of the people getting a fair share and a fair deal of whatever wealth there is and some control over their administrators. But here you can only vote within the scope of the definition of the institutions and the authorities that control them. (…) For instance, in the west, as well as in Latin America, people say there’s no democracy in Cuba because they’re not putting the ballot in the box. So therefore the people are not consulted. On the other hand, Fidel Castro says that the people are consulted in an even more severe way; that the authority is put to the acid test. The acid test is that for a long time the people can be fooled, but they can’t be fooled and misused all of the time. The test would be the doom of authority through armed revolution. That is the way the people are consulted in the final analysis."
Huey P. Newton (via determinatenegation)
Free Breakfast Program c/o the Black Panther Party
“… the greatest threat to the internal security of the country.”
This is one of the things I’ve always admired about them.
It was the greatest threat because feeding niggas means they’ll be more focused in school and more likely to live longer. Last thing they want is black kids growing up to be black adults.
in safiya bukhari’s accnt, the kids stopped coming to one of these free breakfast programs cos the pigs told their parents it was poisoned food.
tell me, white america, what is the threat of kids having food to eat?
Yuri Kochiyama and Richard Aoki, Japanese members of the Black Panther Party.
On the 40th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, photographer Stephen Shames finally published his monograph, The Black Panthers. The book, which had originally been set for publication in the early 1970s, had been driven off the presses by none other than then-Vice President Spiro Agnew.