• Short Summary

    SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN DAMASCUS, SYRIA, LAST THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 21ST), AMERICAN NEGRO "BLACK POWER" ADVOCATE STOKELY CARMICHAEL SAID HE EXPECTED TO BE ARRESTED ON HIS RETURN TO AMERICA FROM HIS CURRENT WORLD TOUR.

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    SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN DAMASCUS, SYRIA, LAST THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 21ST), AMERICAN NEGRO "BLACK POWER" ADVOCATE STOKELY CARMICHAEL SAID HE EXPECTED TO BE ARRESTED ON HIS RETURN TO AMERICA FROM HIS CURRENT WORLD TOUR. CARMICHAEL, ONE OF THE MOST MILITANT OF THE UNITED STATES' CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS, WAS SPEAKING AT THE END OF A THREE-DAY VISIT TO SYRIA. HE HAD PREVIOUSLY VISITED CUBA, NORTH VIETNAM AND ALGERIA.

    CARMICHAEL WAS IN SYRIA AT THE INVITATION OF THE SYRIAN COMMITTEE OF THE HAVANA TRI CONTINENTAL SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE. DURING HIS VISIT HE MET THE LEADERS OF THE RULING BAATH (SOCIALIST) PARTY AND VISITED THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE GENERAL CONFEDERATION OF TRADES UNIONS. HE ALSO VISITED ARAB REFUGEE CAMPS.

    ON HIS ARRIVAL, A SYRIAN NEWSPAPER DESCRIBED CARMICHAEL AS - "ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF THE PEOPLES' LIBERATION MOVEMENT IN THE WORLD AND REPRESENTATIVE OF THE BLACK REVOLUTION AGAINST AMERICAN IMPERIALISM".

    AT THE END OF HIS WEEK-LONG VISIT TO ALGERIA, CARMICHAEL ANNOUNCED THAT HIS MOVEMENT PLANNED TO OPEN BRANCH OFFICES IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD, AND PARTICULARLY IN AFRICA.

    AT THE DAMASCUS PRESS CONFERENCE, CARMICHAEL DID NOT DISCLOSE HIS NEXT DESTINATION. HE SAID HIS MOVEMENTS WERE KEPT SECRET SO THAT THE U.S. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WOULD NOT MAKE USE OF THEM.

    IN A PREPARED STATEMENT, CARMICHAEL SAID THAT AMERICAN NEGROES - " CONSIDER THEMSELVES COLONIES INSIDE THE UNITED STATES, THEY SUFFER THE SAME PERSECUTION BUFFERED BY THE PEOPLES OF COLONIES OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES". HE ALSO TOLD HIS SYRIAN HOSTS THAT HE CONSIDERED THE ONLY SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF NEGROES IN THE UNITED STATES WAS - "ARMED STRUGGLE AND DESTRUCTION BY FORCE OF THE PRESENT REGIME THERE".

    CARMICHAEL ACCUSED THE UNITED STATES OF PLOTTING WITH ISRAEL AGAINST THE ARAB STATES, AND OF CONSPIRING AGAINST THE PROGRESSIVE REGIMES IN THE REGION. HE HAILED MAO TSE TUNG AND CHINA'S CULTURAL REVOLUTION, WHICH HE DESCRIBED AS - "AN IDEOLOGICALLY GOOD MOVE".

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    Film ID:
    VLVADS0TSZY8SW2MVDH1UPCT53PP4
    Media URN:
    VLVADS0TSZY8SW2MVDH1UPCT53PP4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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