Huey P. Newton: The Canada Connection

6 Sep

The “System” holds no future for the 99% – A Revolution does

Moorbey'z Blog

A commentary By Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali

TORONTO, CANADA–Huey P. Newton was murdered 26 years ago in Oakland, California during the month of August.

Because Black freedom fighters like George and Jonathan Jackson, Khatari Gaulden and others lost their lives during this month, revolutionaries inside the California prison system have deemed it Black August.

It is August 22, 1989 at about 8:30 a.m. the late Gwen Johnston, the co-owner of Third World Books and Crafts (Toronto’s first African Canadian owned bookstore) phones me. The news is shocking, dreadful even. Mrs. Johnston is in tears stating, “Otis they have killed Huey”.

Mrs. Johnston and her husband Lennie were huge supporters of Newton,
the Black Panther Party and the struggle for African and human
liberation.

When Newton returned to the United States after his exile in
revolutionary Cuba in 1977 he first…

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