The Black Panther Black Community News Service Volume V, #27 (Berkeley, CA: January 2, 1971).
Tabloid format newspaper, published weekly. 12pp. (incl. cover).
“The Year Of The Youth” issue, with back cover artwork by Emory Douglas depicting a young girl handling a rifle with the caption “Death To The Fascist Pigs”.
Inside features, many of them reprinting articles published in issues from the previous year, include reports on the trials of the NY Panther 21 and Ericka Huggins and Bobby Seale; Huey P. Newton’s eulogy delivered “at the revolutionary funeral of comrades Jonathan Jackson and William Christmas” (both of whom had died of gunshot wounds suffered during the armed invasion of the Marin County Courthouse in which they had attempted to coerce the release of the Soledad Brothers); Jean Genet on “Bobby Seale, The Black Panthers and Us (White People)”; a centrespread essay on Panther ideology by Eldridge Cleaver, titled “Method, Time, and Revolution”, with quarter-page drawing by Emory Douglas (“The Lumpen”); an excerpt from Bobby Seale’s book, “Seize the Time”; and other selected articles from 1970.
Page 7 prints a letter from the Red Army, Japan (a terrorist group formed around 1970 after their break from the Japanese Communist League-Red Army Faction, and led by Fusako Shigenobu until her arrest in November 2000); page 8 prints a half-page ad. for The Lumpen in concert in Oakland on January 9, 1971; and the opposite page prints “Guerrilla Acts of Sabotage and Terrorism in the United States 1965-1970”, reprinted from Scanlan’s magazine.
Old central horizontal fold, o/w Very Good plus.