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Month
October
Year
1970
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Brothers and Sisters: The storefront we have rented at 234 Shady Avenue will go under the formal name of the YouthCommunity Center (YCC). I think it goes without saying why we decided not to indícate the Party in the storefront's name. We will be coordinating various types of service projects out f rom the center which we feel will help us 1) provide a real service to the East End-Garfield Districts, 2) help establish some sort of community support by identifying us with service projects. This is in fact an attempt to set up an alterna tive to the government's anti-people policies. Besides the service projects, the storefront will serve as our headquarters. This means that it will be our vehicle for organizing the youth of the area. This is an endeavor that must be done with discretion and with the abilitv to learn from those you come in contact wjth. Wecanbuilda valid youth nefoork in Pigsburgh if we will only give the time and the energy. Originality and constant exchange of ideas are a must. More than all this, the storefront will take on ajjd grow from those who are involved in it. We've been attempting to organue brothers and sisters around here in a Community Picnic and Rock Concert. We were oinked at when we requested a permit. From there, we printed up a liberal Street Sheet, and called a press conference (Youth Community Center). Local church and community support have kept the pig from harrassing us. The Center is used as an organizing tooi for the Party. Peace freaks are hit up with political education and are changed to radicáis. Radicáis are changed into revolutionaries, , and revolutionaries are moved into the commune anH become Panthers. That's just about how we're organizing. We're having problems finding Right On sisters who'll kick us in the ass when we step out of line (chauvinism), but we're out on the streets rapping all the time. I was spokesman at the press conference ana about three days later, I was busted. The PIG media has gotten wind of a possible political bust and have been hounding us for statements and shit. We're holding another press conference tomorrow af ter my hearing and are gonna file counter charges on two levéis, state and federal. The community has rallied well behind my bust, and we are having a rally in our backyard toni te. If ten more peoDle have to get vamped on in order to organize here, so be it AU I can say is somebody else is nexL On Sunday we're taking 25 neighborhood kids to the zoo and things are moving really well. Our paper will be out on the streets within a week. Well, that's all the news All Power to All Oppressed People! Deputy Minister of Information Pittsburgh Regional Branch White Panther Party