"Black Panther Party Offers Volunteers to RSVN, NFLSV: Hanoi VNA
International Service in English." October 29, 1970.
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BLACK PANTHER PARTY OFFERS VOLUNTEERS TO RSVN, NFLSV
Hanoi VNA International Service in English 0546 GMT 29 Oct 70 B
[Text] Hanoi VNA October 29—The South Viet Nam National Front for Liberation and the
Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Viet Nam recently received a
letter from Huey P. Newton, minister of defense of the Black Panther Party, informing them
that the party is ready to send volunteers to fight shoulder to shoulder with the South
Vietnamese people against the U.S. imperialist aggressors, according to G.P.A.
After extending fraternal greetings to the South Vietnamese liberation fighters, the letter
said: "In the spirit of international revolutionary solidarity, the Black Panther Party
hereby offers to the National Front for Liberation and Provisional Revolutionary Government
of South Viet Nam an undetermined number of troops to assist you in your fight against
American imperialism. It is appropriate for the Black Panther Party to take this action at
this time in recognition of the fact that your struggle is also our struggle, for we recognize
that our common enemy is U.S. imperialism which is the leader of international bourgeois
domination. There is no fascist or reactionary government in the world today that could
stand without the support of United States imperialism. Therefore our problem is international,
and we offer these troops in recognition of the necessity for international alliance to deal
with the problem... Such alliance will advance the struggle toward the final act of dealing
with American imperialism".
The letter stressed the close relationship between the struggle of the black people in the
United States and the national liberation movement in Asia, Africa, and Latin America and said:
"To end this (U.S. imperialist) oppression we must liberate the developing nations...
As one nation is liberated elsewhere, it gives us a better chance to be free".