Congress. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration
of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws.
Extent of Subversion in Campus Disorders. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1969.
Pt. 1: Testimony of Ernesto E. Blanco (June 19, 1969).
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Date(s) of Hearings: June 19, 1969
Congress and Session: 91st - 1st
Ernesto E. Blanco, an associate professor at Tufts University introduced several items into
the record including the August 13, 1967 issue of Granma the "official organ of the central
committee of the Communist Party of Cuba." An article contained within this issue entitled
"When the United States Has 50 Viet Nams Inside and 50 Outside, This Will Mean the Death of
Imperialism," focuses on Stokely Carmichael's activities while in Cuba in 1967. Included are
articles containing open letters from Carmichael to Che Guevera and the people of Cuba and a
report on a press conference held by Carmichael, Julius Lester, and George Ware. Again the
theme of a world wide struggle against oppression is indicated in various statements made at
the press conference about Cuba, Vietnam and African-Americans. One section of the report
entitled "Viet Nam: Our Brother in Struggle" illustrates this.
"The Negro leader spoke of the war being waged by the U.S. against the Vietnamese people: 'We
don't want to serve as cannon fodder for an imperialist cause. That is why we refuse to do
compulsory military service. We will not take up arms against the Vietnamese people because
they have not done anything against us and because they are not to blame for the exploitation
that we have been subjected to. The people of Viet Nam are our brothers in struggle because we
are both fighting against the structure oppressing us.'
Explaining that 40% of the U.S. front-line troops are Negroes, he added: 'The United States has
taught us to kill. Upon their return, our brothers will put this teaching to good use in the