Who was Fred Hampton? Why was he assassinated by the U.S. government at 21?

On this day, December 4th 1969, Fred Hampton was murdered by Chicago Police in conjunction with the FBI

Via - The Hampton Institute Facebook page

Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were assassinated in a coordinated effort by Chicago PD, Cook County SWAT, and the FBI on this day (December 4) in 1969.

Chairman Fred was only 21 years old when he was killed. He died advocating for "international proletarian revolution" by all means necessary, posing as the ultimate threat to capitalism/imperialism and white supremacy:

"We got to face some facts. That the masses are poor, that the masses belong to what you call the lower class, and when I talk about the masses, I'm talking about the white masses, I'm talking about the black masses, and the brown masses, and the yellow masses, too.

We've got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don't fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism."

He accomplished much in only a few years. The most meaningful way to celebrate his life is to not only carry on the struggle, but WIN it. The working classes of the world must do this collectively. And the working class within the global epicenter of capitalism/imperialism (the US) must do this as a united force, by breaking down the artificial barriers that plague us, once and for all.

All power to the people.

[Pictured: Fred Hampton with members of the Rainbow Coalition]

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