December 15, 2021 marks 40 years since Larry Pinkney learned that his self-authored United Nations case was victorious.

Larry Pinkney is a veteran of the Black Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New Africa, a former political prisoner and the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil/political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In connection with his political organizing activities, Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS News Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, and more recently on the nationally syndicated Alex Jones Show and global news channel RT (Russia Today). Pinkney is a former university instructor of political science and international relations, and his writings have been published in various places, including The Boston Globe, San Francisco BayView newspaper, Black Commentator, Intrepid Report, Global Research (Canada), LINKE ZEITUNG (Germany), 107 Cowgate (Ireland and Scotland), and Mayihlome News (Azania/South Africa). Larry Pinkney wrote the Foreword to internationally known peace activist and human rights advocate Cindy Sheehan’s (2015) book entitled, ‘The Obama Files: Chronicles of an Award-Winning War Criminal.’ He is interviewed and quoted in Former U.S. Congresswoman and 2008 Green Party Presidential Nominee, Dr. Cynthia McKinney’s (2015) Ph.D. Dissertation (Antioch University) entitled, “El No Murio, El Multiplico!” Hugo Chavez: The Leadership and the Legacy on Race. He is in the archives of Dr. Huey P. Newton (Stanford University, CA), cofounder of the Black Panther Party. For more about Larry Pinkney see the book, Saying No to Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and Thinker, by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click Bill Mandel on Larry Pinkney to read excerpts from the book.)


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