NewspaperThe Black Panther. Vol. IV No. 3. San Francisco, 20 December 1969. (Misprint on cover reads 1967). Between the years of 1968-1972, this Black Panther-affiliated publication sold a hundred thousand copies a week, making it the most widely circulated Black newspaper. 20 pages. 17.5" x 11.5." Published one week after a SWAT raid on the Southern California Headquarters of the Black Panther Party, this particular issue carries a great deal of information regarding the four-hour shootout and its aftermath. The exchange of gunfire occurred on December 8, 1969 between six Panthers and what would ultimately grow to a force of 200 LAPD officers. The 2-page center contains photos and descriptions of Panthers who were present during the ordeal, including Geronimo Pratt, who writes from jail: "Tell everyone I love them and will SEIZE THE TIME." There are photographs of ransacked meeting-rooms "after pig attack," with the windows shot out. Also included in this issue is a press release from Eldridge Cleaver on his recent passport denial, a reprinting of North Korean founder Kim Il-Sung's "On Intensifying Anti-Imperialists Anti-US Struggle to Crush US Imperialism, Unify the Father and Defend World Peace," and a transcript of Bobby Seale's appeal during the New Haven Nine case, in which several Black Panthers were placed on trial for the torture and killing of 19-year-old Panther and suspected FBI informant Alex Rackley. On the back is an illustration by Emory Douglas of an injured pig leaning on crutches, labeled Battle Fatigue. Caption reads: "What is a Pig? A low natured beast that has no regard for law, justice, or the rights of people; a creature that bites the hand that feeds it; a foul, depraved traducer, usually found masquerading as the victim of an unprovoked attack." In very good condition.