BABYLON REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLES COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK Volume 1, #1 (NY: November 1-14th, 1971).
BABYLON REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLES COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK Volume 1, #1 (NY: November 1-14th, 1971).

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BABYLON REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLES COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK Volume 1, #1 (NY: November 1-14th, 1971).

Ed. Denise Oliver and Eldridge Cleaver. Tabloid newspaper (24pp.). Illustrated. The prémiere issue, "designed to provide news and information of what is going on in revolutionary organizations, communities and prisons, inside and outside of the United States" (editorial).


Features a cover story on the whereabouts of H. Rap Brown (who had "dropped out of sight in April 1970"); the latest news of the Marin County Court shootout and Ruchell Magee, its sole survivor; news of Kathleen Cleaver's return to the US from Algeria; a lengthy "Letter to the Lumpen" from Eldridge Cleaver (3pp.); and a statement by Malcolm X printed on the back cover.


The short-lived Revolutionary People's Communication Network was formed by Eldridge Cleaver, his wife Kathleen and their allies following his long-distance feud with Huey Newton and the subsequent expulsion from the Black Panther Party of his Algiers-based international branch.


Old central horizontal fold, o/w Very Good plus, at least.

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