Saturday, 31 January 2015

ALGERIA AS A REVOLUTIONARY BASE FOR BLACK PANTHERS, PLO, ZIMBABWE, ANGOLA, MOZAMBIQUE ...


"Eldridge [Cleaver] had been living in ‪‎Algeria‬ with Kathleen Cleaver and their two children. He and the party had been granted diplomatic status by the Algerian authorities, who provided him with a villa and gave him travel privileges to North Korea and other socialist nations to garner support for the party. Even Yasser Arafat of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation visited Eldridge in Algeria, bringing a case load of AK-47s […] Many African liberation organisations were offered headquarters and support from the Algerian government, including organisations from ‪‎Angola‬, ‪‎Mozambique‬ and ‪Zimbabwe‬. But none of their offices compared to the compound provided for the Black Panther Party. At the party's compound, the International Section [of the Black Panther Party] entertained revolutionary fighters from all over Africa and the Middle East. [Panther member] Don Cox event attended ‪PLO‬ training camps."

- My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Captain, Aaron Dixon, pages 211-212.

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