Monday, February 17, 2014

Happy Birthday, Huey P. Newton

Unbelievable but true: Huey would have been 72 years old today.  And he didn't leave this world in the 60s, either.

I have no doubt that the seemingly innocuous times we live in are raising up revolutionaries in real time. Circumstances demand it. When they aren't slaughtering us in the street for absolutely no reason whatsoever -- and getting away with it -- we are killing each other in record numbers.  Revolution belongs to the young, Huey says. In no time at all, these children will be old enough to truly fight for themselves.  I hope they can survive this mess long enough to change it for the better.

In the meantime, here is Huey in his own words in a rare interview from a non-descript jail cell. 

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