[Marxism] New Book on Fred Hampton Assasination

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Nov 7 15:40:52 MST 2009


Marv Gandall wrote:
> The CP was uniformally opposed to the Panthers' program and tactics in much
> the same way the SWP was. Within both organizations, however, there were
> members who had a more tolerant approach to the Panthers and those who could
> barely contain their hostility - often corresponding to whether they were
> working class veterans of the 30's who formed the core of the leadership or
> younger 60's activists who had occasion for more frequent contact with the
> BBP in common milieus. 

That was true initially but by 1970 all the Trotskyist youth had become 
fed up with the Panthers. With their Maoist "serve the people" crap, 
with their braggadocio, with their sexism (agreeing with Stokely 
Carmichael the only position for women in the movement is "prone"), with 
their tendency to declare people counter-revolutionary at the drop of a hat.




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