The Patriot: Peoples News Service - Vol.I, Nos.1-2 [together with] Patriot Party Ministry of Information: Community News [Complete Run]

New York & Chicago: Patriot Party, 1970. First Edition. A very short-lived publication produced by the Patriot Party, a national organization of anti-racist working-class white people. The group had its origins in uptown Chicago, as a splinter group of the Young Patriots Organization, and while most of its membership where white, the Patriot Party aligned itself closely to the Black Panther Party, fully embracing its methods and doctrine. The Patriot was published by the Party's New York chapter, with the inaugural issue featuring a striking photo of John Howard on the front cover; the second issue bore a cover photo of Chuck Armsbury, above the slogan "We Don't Mean to be Crackers in the Man's Soup for Another Four Hundred Years." The paper focused primarily on the plight of oppressed and marginalized whites, usually those from poverty stricken areas in the South, as well as in larger cities. Contents include the Patriot Party manifesto and agenda, with articles on Bobby Seale, Los Siete de La Raza, the police power structure, housing, legal first aid, and Party news from around the country. The final issue, published under the title Patriot Party Ministry of Information: Community News, is chiefly dedicated to Field Marshal Tom Dostou's narrative of his arrest on January 21, 1970 and his meeting with police informer George Sams at the Brooklyn State Jail. Scarce in the trade; OCLC locates 16 holdings for The Patriot, with only 2 holdings for the final issue (Northwestern, Wisc.Historical). Three tabloid issues (42-44.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 16; [16]; [8]pp; illus. Mild wear to extremities, faint horizontal fold at center, else Near Fine.

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