United States

Interview: Ray Luc Levasseur on the United Freedom Front and Jaan Laaman

Luther Blissett interviews former UFF member Ray Luc Lavasseur on the ongoing institutional repression of Jaan Laaman, one of two remaining prisoners from the Marxist insurrectionist group (the other being Tom Manning).

Also known as the Ohio Seven, UFF was a US group in the 1970s and ’80s which targeted banks and State facilities with bombings and robberies. In 1984-5, all members of the group were captured and and… Continue reading

Notes from the US

Crime

Ex vice-president Cheney’s former oil company, Halliburton, pleaded guilty in late September to destroying evidence after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A former Halliburton manager also faces a new charge of destroying computer simulations after the blast. The fine? US$200,000 (£125,000).

Economy

The House of Representatives has passed sweeping cuts to the nation’s food stamp programme. Funding to feed the hungry will be reduced by… Continue reading

Solitary for being an anarchist

A prisoner at Pontiac Correctional Centre, Mark Neiweem, has been sent into solitary confinement for possessing literature from the Anarchist Black Cross, and for writing essays on the prison industrial complex. Following a disciplinary hearing – at which he was denied a lawyer – he was given six months in solitary for possessing ‘gang related material’ (anarchist symbols) and for possessing ‘written materials material that presents a serious threat to… Continue reading

Boston bus drivers strike

School bus drivers in Boston protest union-busting Continue reading

Obituary: Herman Wallace

A tribute to the Angola Three member, who tragically died three days after his release from prison Continue reading