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Jones: Uh. More news. (Pause) Namibia. Namibia after the murder of two puppet leaders placed in power by the Union of South Africa, has been guaranteed its independence by December of this year. For that guarantee, SWAPO, the South African liberation front, primarily Marxist, agreed that there will be no more guerilla activities against Union of South Africa installations. As the West efforts to install a puppet regime in Namibia intensified, the murder of a key puppet leader there March 27, as you know, punctuated the tense atmosphere and brought swarms of South African riot police into the streets of Katura [Katutura]– Katura province. Two armed men ambushed puppet leader Chief Clemens Kapuuo – K-A-P-U-U-O – in Kait– in Katura, as he approached his grocery store. The leader of the Hereros tribe – H-E-R-E-R-O-S – died of gunshot wounds 45 minutes after the shooting. There were two such puppet leaders murdered, and finally Union of South Africa gave up attempts to try to control Namibia. South African authorities attempted to link the South West African Peoples Organization, SWAPO, with the shooting. A SWAPO spokesman denied the charge. Kapuuo, nominal head of the South African-inspired Turnhalle Alliance, the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance, DTA – poor choice of words to call it “democratic” – was slated to become president of a Western USA-installed government, as soon as negotiations between South Africa, which maintains illegal colonial rule over the country and five Western contact nations, were completed. The negotiations (Pause) are opposed by SWAPO, which is waged armed struggle for Namibian independence, but now, as you know, since the time of this article, agreement has been reached by SWAPO that Namibia will be totally independent from the USA and the dreaded fascist regime of Union of South Africa. SWAPO leader Sam Nujoma – N-U-J-O-M-A – said in Lusaka, Zambia, that the group had nothing to do with the murder, and in New York City, SWAPO representatives laid the blame for the shooting on the illegal South uh, African administration. Kapuuo’s killing, a representative told The Guardian, is a part of the confusion created by the South African administration and will only serve its interests as an excuse to get in to the country to dominate it. Well, the domination was broken today, as I told you. Namibia was guaranteed uh– and Namibia is N-A-M-I-B-I-A – it shows as Southwest Africa on your map. (Pause) Kapuuo’s death follows several weeks of fighting in Namibia between SWAPO supporters and backers of the DTA. These clashes have been billed by South African officials as tribal in nature. But in fact, the South Africans have instigated an harassment campaign against SWAPO supporters, which has left over 414 people dead and at least 200 injured. Eleven of the slain supporters were striking workers in Windhoek, who were attacked by Kapuuo’s backers. Union of South Africa did try to maintain Windhoek – W-I-N-D-H-O-E-K – as a base, but that is not acceptable either to Namibia. The others were killed in Ovambo – O-V-A-M-B-O. The clashes, the SWAPO representatives said, reflect South Africa’s desperate efforts to demonstrate that SWAPO does not enjoy the popular support of the Namibian people. Now this just an article of a few days uh, old, and in these few days, Namibia has been taken over by SWAPO and guaranteed total liberation and national independence. The racist regime of Union of South Africa is intent upon creating the illusion that under independence, tribal rivalries would prevent the formation of a stable government. The South Africans have been arming anti-SWAPO forces throughout Namibia. The assassination will undoubtedly throw a monkey wrench in United States plans to win international support for the Turnhalle – T-U-R-N-H-A-L-L-E – Alliance with Kapuuo – K-A-P-U-U-O – as its head. The alliance is actually headed by white settlers, with black leaders installed only as figureheads, with absolute white domination by people who are Germanic origin– Germanic origin and totally supportive of Adolf Hitler, who as I said, they’re trying to resettle now in Uruguay and Bolivia, near Santa Cruz, upwards of a million, two hundred thousand of these racist pigs.
Well, anyway, with Kapuuo’s death, white settler leader Dirk Mudge – M-U-D-G-E – moved into chairmanship of the group. He later went down, was felled by bullets a few days ago [Editor’s note: Mudge was not assassinated]. Although the United Nations has declared South Africa’s rule in Namibia illegal, and insisted that the government must face sanctions unless fair elections are held by the Namibian people, the South Africans are employing every possible means to hold onto the country, but they failed since this article in the Manchester– West Manchester Guardian one week ago. One primary tactic has been to promote the longstanding colonial argument that the area would not be able to survive economically without USA and South uh, African administration. Typical argument that poor blacks have to be led by white people. But a recent report issued by the German Development Institute after extensive interviews in Namibia’s un– in Namibia, undermines the South African and USA contention. German Development is the GDR, German Democratic Republic, the communist modern state of East Germany. The report details the vast resources and wealth in the country, currently, cruelly, murderously exploited by the [Johannes] Vorster, Prime Minister, dictator of Union of South Africa’s regime. Compared to many other independent states, and measured against the size of its population, Namibia wa– has rich mineral resources, asserted the report, listing a host of abundant minerals, making it one of the richest nations in the world. You should look it up on your map. There’re people around there that should be looking, at Southwest Africa, Namibia. The same– it’s a large, large country, black, rich, and now all of its white people are seeking to find refuge in U– U– United States, but the United States never looks after its own racist pigs. Therefore, USA and the Federal Republic of Germany, the Third Reich, the Nazi– the inheritors of Hitler’s Nazi Germany, are planning to settle these white racist bigots, supporters of apartheid, in S– the Santa Cruz region of Bolivia, though that’s been strongly protested since the women went on a hunger strike, six of them, and it’s not sure that the 250,000 Namibian white racists will be settled there. However, Uruguay has– is agreeing to take one half million. (Pause) And Costa Rica in Central America is also agreeing to take several tens of thousands, which will certainly mean trouble, because the Union of South Africa’s white people in Namibia, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Zaire, Angola, all those areas, are total bigots who believe that blacks, browns, and all people in South America are either of Asian, I– Indian or African descent. So they will turn their prejudices against our people on this continent, if they’re allowed to settle here. And we must form a petition– I want the educated– educational department un– under Professor [Richard] Tropp and Carolyn Looman, to get that petition and letters to go into the Prime Minister [Forbes Burnham] soon, backing up the stand of the Guyanese government not to allow these bastards, these racist bigots, to be settled in South America. (Pause)
Anyway. Where were we now? Compared to many other independent states and measured against the size of its population, Namibia has rich mineral resources, asserted the report, listing a host of abundant minerals, including uranium – Oh, no wonder USA wants it, to make more bombs – diamonds and silver. After the Republic of South Africa, Zaire and Zambia, Namibia is today, even before the uranium ore deposits are opened up, already the fourth largest producer of minerals in Africa. That’s why USA is trying to hold onto Zaire – Z-A-I-R-E – and Zambia – Z-A-M-B-I-A – which they have seen, the USA is so crooked, that they have seen that Zambia has not been paid for its copper for over one year and a half. Not one dime has gone to Zambia for any of its exports of copper, which is its only source of revenue. There has not been one penny payment received for one year and a half. Furthermore, to cut down the price that Zambia can sell its copper, USA dumped a lot of surplus copper on the market to try to destroy the economies of Namibia, who is copper-producing, Zambia, and Bolivia. USA is just a bandit. There’s no other way to describe fascist USA, imperialist USA, monot– monopoly capitalist USA that’s in the senile stages, no way to describe it but that it’s a bandit. Across the border, the board– the institute found, the South Africans have entered every area of economic life, along with USA, to maintain dependence and rob, literally rob, the Namibian people. Until they broke away today and got guarantees from the United Nations, U– the Union of South Africa, the dreaded dictatorship, and the USA that they will have total independence as of December of this year, and for that, SWAPO– as I said, you should know SWAPO, it’s the organization of liberation in that part of the world, South West African Peoples Organization, a prominent Marxist liberationist group that has shot their puppet dictator that was put in by the Union of South Africa, Kapuuo – K-A-P-U-U-O – and then when a white man took over in his place, they shot his ass too. So they’re quite an active group. The other one they got– took over, was the white settler who was a pro-Hitlerite sympathizer, Dirk Mudge, M-U-D-G-E. Talks over the slated Namibian internal settlement – that’s Southwest Africa, I hope that engineer [Robert] Christian has got it changed, or will soon, to have Namibia on the map so that we can see it very clearly. Talks over the slated Namibian internal settlement continue to be bogged down over a number of issues.
By the way. Good news just breaking through. (Tape edit) Dr. [Larry] Schacht (stumbles over words) encouraging news about Dr. Schacht. Customs has released our X-rays and all material and medicines, Dr. [Hamilton] Green, Minister of Health and Labor in the cabinet and the governent– government of Guyana, has agreed today that he will personally intervene to see that a compromise is made between the demands of medical regulations for all doctors, so that our doctor will not have to go in the prescribed time. He made that promise to our delegation today, personally, and that he will get medications in for us and bypass all the rigmarole and red tape of the customs. The passage that– that we will be now equipped, that our SAT forces will be equipped, all of our licenses that we’re requesting–
Thank uh, Comrade Christian, is Namibia on the map– on the map?
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Thank you, thank you very much for what you’re doing, and any more maps that can be made. You’ve done a excellent job. I give you commendations and sweets on Sunday. You never have got them yet. Uh– Thank you so much.
Anyway, the fact that we’re getting the licenses for what we need in SAT and more of them is an encouraging sign. The attitude of the people today that represented some of the leading leaders, the head of Dr. Burnham’s pet institute, Burnham Institute, and he was highly praiseworthy, and all the delegation were very, very well pleased, show to us that we are gaining more acceptance and we’re moving further and further away from Mrs. White. No, no, don’t misunderstand, I said, m– moving further and further away from Mrs. White’s neighborhood. Thank you. Stand by.
Talks over the slated Namibian internal settlement continue to be bogged down over a number of issues. This is, I said, before the breakthrough today that Namibia will have its full independence, because of SWAPO’s crazy nigger tactics of eliminating the puppets, doing away with those counter-insurgency forces, killing the racist police over and over again, that’s the only kind of talk that racist USA and Union of South Africa seem to be able to understand. The talks had slated– oh, uh, talks over the slated Namibian internal settlement con– had continued to be bogged down over a number of issues before today’s granting of independence to Namibia without qualification. It then– the issues were including the questions of the deep water port of Walvis Bay, which is occupied by South African troops. The South African and USA monopoly capitalist, neo-fascist interests want to control Walvis Bay. But that is being denied. South Africa insists on retaining the port critical to the survival of an independent Namibia as a special South African enclave with the United States and its imperialist designs. However, SWAPO forces say that the issue of the port is completely non-negotiable, and that they must have control of the area. After a few more henchmen of the secret police of Union of South Africa were shot, kidnapped and uh, assassinated by the forces of SWAPO – again, you should know, South African– what it it? What’s SWAPO mean? South West African Peoples Organization. After a few more revolutionary incidents of SWAPO, the issue is no longer one of a problem. They will have control of Walvis Bay.
All right. Angola. Western meddling. After Cuba and the People’s Republic, USSR, the Soviet Union, brought liberation by assisting the brave Angolan people, a secret fund of some twenty million dollars has been raised by a group of governmental and private interests intent on destabilizing the revolutionary MPLA regime in Angola, according to the London Observer. The money reportedly comes from the Shah of Iran, one of the bloodiest murdering dictators, who’s naturally a very close ally of USA, in what is called SEATO. That includes the dictatorship of Turkey, that murdered two million of its Armenian citizens by genocide, just like the– Hitler in Germany murdered all the people of color and seven million Jews. The money’s coming from Iran, Saudi Arabia – another dictatorship, Saudi Arabia, that led [Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia ] a– head of that country murdered [Princess Mishaal bint Fahd of Saudi Arabia] his own granddaughter, as you recall, because she decided to marry [Khaled al-Sha’er Mulhallal] a commoner, an ambassador. Both were married (stumbles over words) and then murdered in public execution by a frenzied mob, who were given swords, and anyone, first come first serve, that’s the way they were killed. (Pause) That’s the kind of allies that USA has around the world. There’s an old saying, you can tell people by the company they keep, and US’ company is n– no description for the company USA keeps. The money to try to overthrow the black government of Angola that had been under the slave dominance of Portugal’s dictatorship and USA imperialism, now they’re trying to restore that kind of domination by overthrowing the socialist government and the MPLA party. But they won’t succeed, because Cuba and the Soviet Union have pledged, and have already in fact, at the time of this reading, sent more troops in to secure Angola from any further invasion by the USA or its puppets or its lackeys. The money reportedly would come from Iran, Saudi Arabia, and one other Arab source, in addition to France and Morocco. All of those, as you heard of my day’s news, all these are rightwing dictatorships. US keeps awfully bad company, gangsters. ‘Course, the chief gangster is US ruling class interest. It will go to support Jon– Jonas Savimbi – S-A-V-I-M-B-I-A– B-I – UNITA guerilla activity – that’s U-N-I-T-A – ‘s guerilla activity in southern Angola, which is already receiving military and financial aid from Union of South Africa, the terrible racist regime that keep our black people in concentration camps. The purpose is to combat the Soviet Union and Cuban Peoples Republic influence in Angola, writes Colin Legume [phonetic] in The Observer. The London Observer.
If the report proves correct, this marks a further development of the increasingly aggressive intervention of the major powers under US domination of the Middle East against African liberation movements. France and Morocco are old hands at combatting independence everywhere, particularly in Africa now, as France failed in Vietnam. They are currently collaborating against the Polisario – P-O-L-I-S-A-R-I-O – forces in the Western Sahara and last year, in support of the corrupt Mobuto [Sese Seko] – M-O-B-U-T-O – regime in Zaire that’s upheld by nothing less than US capital – Z-A-I-R-E – against the Kan– Katangan rebels – K-A-T-A-N-G-A-N. Their Katangan operation was reportedly financed in part by Saudi Arabia. (Pause)
Since the MPLA military victory for socialism, Cuba and the Soviet Union in Angola, attained with of course the brave support of the Soviet Union and Cuban support, UNITA has constituted– continued guerilla operations against the regime, the administration of President Agostinho Neto, a rather young man who’s been convalescing from ill health in the Crimea, a rather warm, lovely, tropical– subtropical part of the Soviet Union for the last month. They’ve been operating in the south near the Angola-Namibian border, but this will be curtailed now that Namibia has gained its freedom. There’s– There plays the South Africans’ game by attempting to hinder Angolan resistance for the independence struggle led by SWAPO in Namibia. SWAPO, again, is South West African Peoples Organization. Note when I keep naming things. Savimbi – S-A-V-I-M-B-I – fought against the MPLA as a puppet of USA in the 1975 war in Angola. At that time, with the active support of Zaire, Union of South Africa, USA, rightwing Portuguese military officers, Portuguese murderous secret police, and the CIA, who involved itself in tortures against Angolan children and women even. Savimbi made it clear then that he had advocated opening the country and its resources to capitalist exploitation, but you can be assured that Angola will remain free, because the Soviet Union pledged in an open statement to the Warsaw Pact of its allies that they will not allow Angola to go down the drain, and again be put under white domination in Africa. (Long pause)
US mercenaries are playing an active role in behalf of Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza, according to reports in the Latin American press, of Venezuela. Nicaragua Institute for Development President Alfonso Robello [phonetic] reportedly told the Mexico– Me– Mexican newspaper Excelsior that Washington is conducting an investigation into the Somoza government’s use of 20 Cuban-American mercenaries, but not with much intensity. The Excelsior article also maintains that a group of anti-Castro Cubans fought the (uses Spanish accent) Fronta– Frente Sandis– Sandinista de Liberation Nationale, when the latter attacked a Nicaraguan National Guard outpost at Riva last month. Four Cuban-Americans were also reportedly granted asylum in the USA embassy following the murder of Dr. Pedro Chamorro. USA citizens working for the CIA murdered this newspaperman that was opponent of the dread fascist regime of Somoza. The four later left the embassy and disappeared back into the United States. An Aprenca Latina report of eleventh of this month indicates that USA mercenaries are leading the anti-guerilla attacks of the Nicaraguan air force. The article claims the mercenaries entered the country as technical consultants for the Somoza-owned Latina La Lanaca airlines. Last April 9, La Prensa published a letter from a group of Americans living in Nicaragua who condemned the Yankee mercenaries contracted by the Somoza government in conjunction with the USA-CIA.
Always, always, always. Now this is the London Observer. But whatever newspaper you read, capitalist or socialist or communist, you find the USA is always on the wrong side, working with dictators, oppressors, and mass murderers. So it shows what they will do against the populace of black America and Indian America when their time comes to try to get fair justice within the system. In this– now don’t throw these things through the window. That hit me. (Pause) In this historic moment, the letter– Who threw that through the window? (Pause) In this historic moment, the letter added, we are in solidarity with the valiant struggle of the Nicaraguan people. That’s encouraging. It was written by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and it shows that even US settlers in Nicaragua find the CIA’s murderous campaign and the Nicaraguan secret police under Somoza too dreadful for them to cooperate with, and have condemned it. Americans living in Nicaragua have condemned the Yankee mercenaries contracted by the CIA and the Somoza fascist government. (Pause)
Vietnam. The Soviet Union’s ally in Southeast Asia that bravely this week resisted an invasion of Chinese tank forces and drove them back, and also resisted an invasion of Kampuchea, Cambodia, to such a degree that China said they would withdraw support of troubling Cam– provided the USA withdrew– USSR withdrew its forces from Indochina. Well anyway, Vietnam is on a course of true Marxist-Leninist communism. Private business enterprises are being immediately abolished in all the southern half of Vietnam, according to report by Radio Ho Chi Minh City yesterday. The aim of the measure, the radio broadcast reported, is to stabilize the market and protect consumers against speculation, the black market – or the white market, as we would say – and illegal hoarding by capitalists. The report said that private business that contributed to the cono– economy had been encouraged in the south. Unfortunately, observed the Peoples Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, a large majority of these private business people entrepreneurs have shown contempt for all principles. Certain of them, for example, turned over their commercial licenses to the government and closed their shops while continuing to engage in speculation – go ahead – and participate in the white market. Details of the new measure are not yet known, but it is certainly an honest socialist course to eliminate business, private business. But it is believed that they apply only to commercial and industrial activity, but not to the agricultural sector in the south, where they’re allowing small farmers to continue to own their own lands, where there are still numerous private cultivators of land. Until recently in Vietnam – now unified– reunified due to the liberation forces that were bravely backed by the Soviet Union – there have been four types of businesses in the south: state-owned, mixed private, and state-owned cooperative, and wholly private owned. Presumably the attempts by numerous merchants to hoard merchandise and use the resulting artificial scarcity to drive up prices is the reason that the revolutionary communist authorities of Vietnam want to end private commercial activity immediately, and have done so. In particular, the private merchants brought– uh, bought rice last autumn at higher prices than offered by the state, and cornered a significant portion of the rice production at a time of poor crops, and then offered the rice for the sale at prices many times higher than the authorized price of rice, creating a great hardship on the Vietnamese people. But corruption is not allowed in Vietnam, the satellite of the great Soviet Union. The government had originally planned to phase out private commercial activity gradually, in part in order to avoid (Pause) hardships that might be created, if commercial life were disrupted before there were sufficient state or cooperative outlets. But due to corruption and gangster activities of business people, all private business has been eliminated immediately, according to Radio Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh was the founder, a great man, educated in United States, a great believer in liberation for black people and people of color the world over. He was the prime minister and liberator of North Vietnam, and finally brought about the reunification, his forces, of all Vietnam, and drove out the capitalist oppressors, namely France and then finally, the corrupt USA. (Pause)
Other news can be replayed now. The news should be replayed at this time, if someone will come and replay the news on several other countries I gave today, and you should be listening very closely. Women’s Revolutionary Socialist Movement Steering Committee begins at 7:15, and then at quarter of eight to 8:30, all women will be meeting in the pavilion for liberation classes. Women’s meeting– all women must attend. No excuses. All women must participate, because women must be liberated as we who are black and brown were liberated from all oppression. 8:30 in the dining room tent will be a meeting of the Steering Committee, and some important matters– Shanda James, where are you, you have some of those notes that I need to give final answers on that you were requesting. We will give answers to the Steering Committee about some things that can be approved for sale, then the Steering Committee can make their own independent decision on one thing that I’m not sure about, the downings, some kind of a– (Pause) area that involves tools that I am not so personally familiar with. 8:30 under the pavilion, movies will begin with the technicolor productions of the Soviet Union that will be a part of your test. Then the movie following will be (Pause) Airport 1975, Airport 1975– Airport 1977and Sunshine– Sunshine, which is a good movie at the last particularly, about how a woman got over her sexual hang-up and began to think of the posterity of her child, because she had terminal cancer. You need to look at it critically, because it is filled with a lot of libbish– hibbish– hippish, liberalish ideas. If the woman had been thoughtful of her child and not the so-called man that was dominating her life and had her leg removed early, she would not have had to worry about the problem later on, but at the last, it gets deep and with some intense feeling at least of more loyalty than you usually see in USA society to the child. Thereafter, there’ll be Spencer Tracy, in a very good movie in which he defends a– a poor man. As always, the poor are victimized and framed in US society and capitalist society everywhere. (Pause)
I think I’ll give a little bit more news here before we replay the other news. Turkey. Rightist, fascist violence. As I said, all allies of the United States are fascist, racist, and murderers. Turkey – look on your map – Turkey is a nation that murdered two million of its citizens, Armenians, because they were fearful– (Pause) Okay. Armenians who were– They were fearful, were pro-Soviet, and so the Turkish fascists, which is a nation of Muslim bigots, Islam bigots, they killed their Christian Armenians. However, in Lebanon, a Christian dictatorship until recently overthrown, was a fascist Christian party that was murdering Islam. So religion has bigots and murderers, no matter what the name of the religious order. The only religious movement– nation that has ever gone communist, or Marxist-Leninist or socialist, was the Republic of Yemen, (clears throat) the Democratic Republic of Yemen just below Saudi Arabia – look on your map – on the Horn of Africa. It’s important to note that that’s the only exception in history of a country becoming totally allied with the Soviet Union, an atheistic nation, following the dictates of materialism, scientific materialism. Also, Syria, though Muslim – Islam – has been a close ally of the U– United Soviet Socialist Republics, even though it too is Islamic, and Syria resisted the invader, aggressive, Zionist, fascist, Israel, when it attempted to take over Lib– Lebanon and destroy the Palestinian Liberation Front, the Palestinians that had been dep– depor– removed from their– their land in 1948, when the USA and Britain set up the artificial and unnatural state of Israel, to try to divide Jewish forces, that had formerly always been in support of civil rights and working class solidarity, and Marxist-Leninist programs, they set up the Zionist state of Israel to try to get the Jews more interested in nationalism than in international Marxist-Leninist socialism. And it worked. Many Jews have been sidetracked. Anyway, rightist violence and terror breaks out in C– in Turkey. A two-hour general strike was observed by thousands of Turkish workers on the twentieth of this month to protest the killing of 60 students in a fascist attack on an In– Istanbul – look on Turkey, and you’ll find Istanbul – student demonstration three days earlier. The illegal strike, called by the leftist national trade union federation, DISK, D-I-S-K, paralyzed business activity in the country’s major cities. Hundreds of demonstrators were injured in clashes with police. The left is beginning to coalesce and organize, even in the fascist-controlled Turkey, where the dictatorship was put in power, again by who? Our taxpayer dollars, when we were US citizens, USA-CIA. The– The April 20– 17 Istant– Istanbul University killings occurred when members of the rightist, fascist National Action Party threw a bomb into a crowd of l– socialist and leftwing students, and then opened fire. Fifty were injured, in addition to the 60 that were murdered. There were immediate protest demonstrations on the night of the attack, with progressive students shouting anti-Nazi rightist slogans, and demanding that the killers be brought to justice. The following day, several thousand students marched in protest in the streets around Istanbul University, and demonstrations began to spread to students in Ankara, A-N-K-A-R-A – Istanbul is spelled I-S-T-A-N-B-U-L – where there were demonstrations and boycotts of classes. The initial student demonstrations were dispersed by police with no reported incidents. However Premier Bulent Ecevit – E-C-E-V-I-T – seemed to be more concerned by the student protest than the fascist, rightist violence. I want all students, said he, who want peace and appreciate the virtues of democracy not to be carried away by the intrigues of those who want to foster animosity, he said, implicitly warning the students not to demonstrate or to protest in the dictatorship that is set up in Turkey, but to have faith in the rule of fascist law. Meanwhile, there were large student demonstrations in Ankara, also on April 20. (Long pause, with low conversation off mike) Also on April 20, progressive students marched through the main streets of the capital, shouting slogans such as “Find the assassins.” Police moved against the demonstrators and arrested at least 3000 students, teachers at Ankara University, and at several secondary schools, suspended classes for two hours, also to protest the killings. After the worker stoppages and the student demonstrations at Ankara, the spokespeople of the rightist, fascist Justice Party said that its leadership would ask parliamentary members of the party to file a motion of censure against [Irfan Ozaydinli] the Minister of Interior, who the Justice Party, fascist party of Turkey, claimed was incapable of stopping the rise of anarchy and communism. Always the pet words of the ruling class, of rich rulers, monopoly capitalists. Former premier [Suleyman] Demirel – D-E-M-I-R-E-L – head of the Justice Party, claimed the government of the Republican Party was incapable of restoring law and order. Anytime you hear “law and order,” you can know it’s coming out of a fascist, racist, capitalist head. The state was passed into the hands of leftist militants, he asserted, and it’s– is anarchy which has supplanted the state. There is a great deal of leftward– left-leaning socialist trends amongst the people of Turkey, and that is a good sign on this Wednesday afternoon. This sort of rightist, fascist diatribe is intended to pressure the government and get it to crack down on the progressive forces. Apparently, the right wing – which means fascist – attacks have had some effect. Ecevit – E-C-E-V-I-T – prime minister, reacted by attacking all the forces which he said were trying to undermine his government, making no distinction between the rightist or fascist and progressive, liberal and socialist demonstrations of April 20, both of which he condemned. Although Ecevit – E-C-E-V-I-T – ideologically has been identified in the past with democratic elements in Turkey, and his election campaign last year was supported by DISK, his attempt to appease the rightist – the right wing and the fascist – has played into their hands and served to encourage increasing right wing provocations that could lead to a coup d’etat, which means a military takeover, putting Turkey again fully back into a fascist slave state.
Now if you will, turn on the news about other nations that I gave earlier in the day, so that we can get all the knowledge we can about these nations. Look up your map, and study them well, comprehend them, because we will have knowledge. Without knowledge, there can be no sensitivity. Without sensitivity, there can be no commitment and dedication to liberation of black people, to socialist liberation anywhere. There can be no conscience without knowledge, so we insist on knowledge. If we do not pass the test, 70 percent, it’s the first time we’ve had such, there’ll be a test that there no cheating could be possible. If we do not pass the test, it will be necessary for those who do not pass 70 percent of the test – seven out of ten of the questions – to go on to a second class of socialism, and so forth and so on, until we do get knowledge of the basic principles of geopolitics and socialist thought, particularly international socialist thought, and particularly socialist developments in our own Republic of Guyana.
Thank you, and much love.
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