Larry Pinkney’s commentary entitled Vietnam revisited was published in The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 27, 2006, Page A12, and was a reaction to Senator Kerry’s op-ed entitled Patriotism is truth, today as in Vietnam

Excerpt of the commentary:

Vietnam revisited

WHILE MUCH of what Senator Kerry wrote in his op-ed has become painfully obvious even to the ostriches of today, I am compelled to disagree with him on one most important point.

“History” is not “repeating itself.” It is people in the White House who are repeating the painful history of the Vietnam era…

LARRY PINKNEY

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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. 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). 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 here to read excerpts from the book.)

 

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