Conference for a United Front Against Fascism

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KPIX Eyewitness news report from the Oakland Auditorium on July 19th, 1969, at the Black Panthers' first national conference on anti-fascism. Reporter Ben Williams discusses the second day's proceedings at the National Revolutionary Conference for a United Front Against Fascism, and describes a schism among the delegates that erupted the previous evening when members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) were ejected from the conference for "disruptive behavior." Williams claims that the desired result of the conference is, "the creation of a national committee, a coalition of militant leaders" who will "direct a solid front in future encounters with the establishment." Bob Avakian is seen declaring that: "the primary ideological content of American fascism is racist white supremacist genocide." Also features silent footage of a Black Panthers publications for sale on display; conference attendees being patted down before entering the conference; brief shots of confiscated weapons and sharp objects; establishing shots outside the Oakland Auditorium and footage of the auditorium filled with conference attendees. See also KPIX report reference number 39179 and 39187. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.

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KPIX 39191

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