All Power To All The People

The piece below is from the D.i.Y. CULTURE#9 COVID-19(84) – Dystopian Visions edition
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“Stop looking to the state to solve our problems. We don’t need more laws, more taxes and more State Authority. What we need is community self-reliance and self-organisation. We don’t need the same people who imprison us, enslave us and kill us in the streets, feeding our children or controlling what they believe…Free breakfast, free rides, free food, free schools – 50 years ago it was all done by the Black Panther Party for self-reliance. It was not the speeches or the arming up of the Panthers that frightened the government but their teaching their community to be self-reliant and not to turn to the state. The people have done it before and the people can do it again.”

Black Panther Party Community
Programs 1966 – 1982
1. Alameda County Volunteer Bureau Work Site
2. Benefit Counselling
3. Black Student Alliance
4. Child Development Centre
5. Consumer Education Classes
6. Community Facility Use
7. Community Health Classes
8. East Oakland CIL (Centre for Independent Living)
9. Community Pantry (Free Food Program)
10. Drug/Alcohol Abuse Awareness Program
11. Drama Classes
12. Disabled Persons Services/Transportation and
13. Drill Team
14. Employment Referral Service
15. Free Ambulance Program
16. Free Breakfast for Children Programs
17. Free Busing to Prisons Program
18. Free Clothing Program
19. Free Commissary for Prisoners Program
20. Free Dental Program
21. Free Employment Program
22. Free Food Program
23. Free Film Series
24. Free Furniture Program
25. Free Health Clinics
26. Free Housing Cooperative Program
27. Food Cooperative Program
28. Free Optometry Program
29. Community Forum
30. Free Pest Control Program
31. Free Plumbing and Maintenance Program
32. Free Shoe Program
33. GED Classes
34. Geriatric Health Centre
35. GYN Clinic
36. Home SAFE Visits
37. Inter-communal Youth Institute (becomes OCS
by 1975)
38. Junior and High School Tutorial Program
39. Legal Aid and Education
40. Legal Clinic/Workshops
41. Laney Experimental College Extension Site
42. Legal Referral Service(s)
43. Liberation Schools
44. Martial Arts Program
45. Nutrition Classes
46. Oakland Community Learning Centre
47. Outreach Preventative Care
48. Program Development
49. Paediatric Clinic
50. Police patrols
51. Seniors Against a Fearful Environment
52. SAFE Club
53. Sickle Cell Anaemia Research Foundation
54. Son of Man Temple (becomes Community
Forum by 1976)
55. Sports
56. Senior Switchboard
57. The Black Panther Newspaper
58. Teen Council
59. Teen Program
60. U.C. Berkeley Students Health Program
61. V.D. Preventative Screening & Counseling
62. Visiting Nurses Program
63. WIC (Women Infants, and Children) Program
64. Youth Diversion and Probation Site
65. Youth Training and Development

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