Remembering the Real Dragon- An Interview with George Jackson May 16 and June 29, 1971

George Jackson, murdered by prison guards Aug. 21, 1971

[Part of our series on military strategy in imperialist countries.  Originally posted here.]

Interview by Karen Wald and published in Cages of Steel: The Politics Of Imprisonment In The United States  (Edited by Ward Churchill and J.J. Vander Wall).

Karen Wald: George, could you comment on your conception of revolution?

George Jackson: The principle contradiction between the oppressor and oppressed can be reduced to the fact that the only way the oppressor can maintain his position is by fostering, nurturing, building contempt for the oppressed. That thing gets out of hand after a while. It leads to excesses that we see and the excesses are growing within the totalitarian state here. The excesses breed resistance; resistance is growing. The thing grows in a spiral. It can only end one way. The excesses lead to resistance, resistance leads to brutality, the brutality leads to more resistance, and finally the question will be resolved with either the uneconomic destruction of the oppressed, or the end of oppression. These are the workings of revolution. It grows in spirals, confrontations, and I mean on all levels. The institutions of society have buttressed the establishment, so I mean all levels have to be assaulted.

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More from the New Afrikan Black Panther Party and supporting organizations

Artwork by Kevin "Rashid" Johnson

More material from the Panther movement can be found here.

From Kevin “Rashid” Johnson (NABPP-PC):

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Rashid art – NABBP George Jackson

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NABPP-PC 10 PP pamphlet

Right On 19

Right On 20

wanted poster

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