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Editorial from Right On!

February 11, 2006

The New Black Panther Party – Prison Chapter

(Editor’s note: following are some writings from the first issue of Right On!, a 40-page magazine page from this new Black Panther organization. We recommend that people check it out).

RIGHT ON! No.1
Newsletter of the New Black Panther Party – Prison Chapter

EDITORIAL

RIGHT ON! is the official newsletter of the New Black Panther Party – Prison Chapter (NBPP-PC) and will be published quarterly as funds permit. The NBPP-PC is autonomous and independent of the New Black Panther Party (NBPP). Our 10-Point Program is that of the original Black Panther Party (BPP) founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.

The NPPP-PC is a completely above-ground and legal political party based upon the application of Historical and Dialectical Materialism the highest form of which is Marxism-Leninism-Maosim, to the Black Liberation Struggle. Our aim is to serve as a catalyst and embryonic form of a restored Black Panther Party that is an All-Afrikan Revolutionary Vanguard Party to lead the masses of Afrikan and New-Afrikan people in struggle against racist and capitalist-imperialist exploitation and oppression and for new democratic and socialist revolution.

We oppose racism and narrow nationalism; we support the struggles of all anti-imperialist and oppressed people for Liberty, Social Justice and Equality. Our purpose is to serve the people and stand beside them in the fight against all oppression. We practice the Mass Line, hased upon the principle of “from the masses to the masses”, by which we return to the masses their concerns andae sires in the form of political line and programs to serve their needs and create people’s power.

This newsletter is intended to be our collective educator and organizer…
This newsletter is free to indigent prisoners, but we ask all who can to send in a donation c/o Rising Sun Press.

RIGHT ON!
Rising Sun Press
P.O. Box 4362
Allentown, PA 18105 USA

The Awakened Panther

Message from Chairman Shaka Sankofa Zulu

Over the past several months, the New Black Panther Party-Prison Chapter has received many letters from prisoners from across the empire inquiring about our Party and if we are affiliated with the New Black Panther Party, allied with the Nation of Islam. We are not affiliated with the NBPP or NOI. This was the starting point of our political journey, but as we studied and learned more about the original Black Panther Party, and the international revolutionary struggle in general, about the origins and development of class society and how this has come down on Black people internationally, we came to realize that the NBPP was ton narrow and limited in its analysis, too much infused with race hatred, and not clear enough in its understanding of who and what the real enemy is, who our potential allies are, and how we can go about liberating our people from exploitation and oppression…

We are quite certain that future events will force all of us to re-examine revolutionary Black consciousness in the light of revolutionary science (Historical and Dialectical Materialism), which informs our consciousness and illuminates the inner workings of things and their connection with one another, and teaches us to base ourselves upon what is new and arising in contradiction with what is old, decadent and passing away. This revolutionary science is the product of generations of class struggle around the world, and it belongs to the proletariat (working class), which alone is capable of leading the revolutionary struggle all the way to the abolition of class society and to create a new world based upon equality and liberty for all.

We intend to develop our Party in such a way that it points like a compass toward this new world and to use the science of revolution to illuminate the path to it. We recognize that it is the masses of people who are the makers of history, and our cadre must be wholly dedicated to actualizing the slogan “ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!”…

PANTHER LOVE:
Addressing The Survival Needs of the People/Building Pan-Afrikan Unity…

“International capitalism cannot be destroyed without the extremes of struggle. The entire colonial world is watching the blacks in-side the U.S., wondering and waiting for us to come to our senses. Their problems and struggles with the Amerikan monster are much more difficult then they would be if we actively aided them. We are on the inside. We are the only ones (besides the very small white minority left) who can get at the monster’s heart without subjecting the world to nuclear fire. We have a momentous historical role to act out if we will. The whole world for all time in the future will love us and remember us as the righteous people who made it possible for the world to live on.” – George Jackson, 1970

The primary motive of a true revolutionary is love of the people – not just the people in your family, your neighborhood, or your country, but the people of the whole world, and particularly the generations of people yet unborn. It is the duty of a revolu-tionary to represent and fight for the future in the struggles of today….

When we speak of “Panther Love,” we are not just talking about serving the people as a form of charity, but as a means of creating a new social order based upon equality and true freedom. Panther Love is revolutionary love, liberating love, world changing love.

The Party’s work among prisoners revolves around the strategy of, “TURN THE IRON HOUSES OF OPPRESSION INTO SCHOOLS OF LIBERATION, AND THE OPPRESSED COMMUNITIES INTO BASE AREAS OF CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL. REVOLUTION!”, and the struggle of prisoners’ rights and against cruel and unusual punishment, including capital punishment, the sentence of life without parole, and indefinite confinement in SHU.

RIGHT ON! No. 2 – Winter 05-06, has just been published. In it they further explain themselves:

“First off, we have changed our name to the New African Black Panther Party-Prison Chapter (NABPP-PC) so that there won’t be any confusion with the New Black Panther Party. As we explained in RIGHT ON no.1, this was where we started from politically, but deeper study and struggle showed us that there are serious flaws in the ideological and political line of the NBBP, and we have moved on….”

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