Jeremy Hammond is resisting a grand jury as he reaches the end of his 10 year sentence!

A shareable graphic that Jeremy’s support crew put out after he got moved to the detention center in Virginia.

Recently a recap was posted to IGD –

“Anarchist political prisoner Jeremy Hammond was moved from prison in Oklahoma today to Virginia and is currently being housed in the same facility as Chelsea Manning, who continues to face fines for refusing to testify before a grand jury, presumably the same that Hammond is being called on by the Justice Department to speak before in relation to WikiLeaks. Hammond is serving time after receiving various federal charges for engaging in hacking against police, immigration, and other State institutions. ”  continue reading here

From the Jeremy Hammond support crew –

Writing to Jeremy

In September 2019, Jeremy was summoned to appear before a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. While he is resisting this unfair and unjust summons, he is being held at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria, Virginia. This is not a federal prison and has different rules than what people may normally be used when writing and sending things to Jeremy. Please read this page carefully for everything you need to know about writing to Jeremy.

Jeremy’s current address is as follows:

Jeremy Hammond
A0182888
William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center
2001 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314

continue reading here

Lastly, here is the half-sheet flyer Jeremy Hammond’s support crew just recently put out –

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Update On Anarchist Prisoner Eric King, Who The State Is Attempting To Bury On Trumped Up Charges With An Extra 20 Years(from IGD)

https://itsgoingdown.org/state-attempting-to-burying-eric-king-with-20-more-years-on-trumped-up-charges/

Update On Anarchist Prisoner Eric King, Who The State Is Attempting To Bury On Trumped Up Charges With An Extra 20 Years.

In August of last year Eric was dragged into a broom closet and attacked by Lt Wilcox at FCI Florence. Attacked because he is an anarchist and anti-fascist. It was timed to line up with the surgery for his wifes cancer. He was subsequently tortured and abused and never checked out medically despite being kicked in the head for 5 plus minutes. And tied to a 4 point restraint for 8 hours, having to urinate himself resulting in nerve damage to his wrists.

Since the indictment was filed (in may but conveniently they wait for the painful anniversary to serve indictment) he has been attacked twice at the orchestration of the BOP. Once being blatantly led into a fenced in area where a fash was waiting to attack while the guards watched and by putting someone who was known to have attacked the last cellmates in his cell. Not even talking about all of the other attempts.

Since the attack he was unable to see or talk to his family for a year, kept in segregation, not allowed even the most basic needs as the right to read a book, have a photo. Denied medical care as he begged for help August 1st, the day before his birthday. His words coming out in slurs because the whole left side of his body… paralyzed. Cognitive and confusion. 29 days without a scan, 29 days… every day further from the potential ability to minimize potentially life changing damage. Being held under the custody of the bop while fighting a bop case. Being held in a prison in which an adult man threatened their daughter 2 years before, a man who had access. A prison where this man still works. A prison where guards currently fuck with him by asking where his daughters go to school over and over. Despite the fact the BOP has attempted to attack and intimidate, orchestrating these attack by use of white supremacists.

Eric was indicted yesterday for his own assault. He faces up to 20 years in prison for being attacked and beaten.By a guard who feels safe dragging prisoners off camera and attacking. A guard who is known by the PD office for doing this and then destroying lives. Being brought up in the federal court system, a court system that is built to crush as a much more effective machine than any other in our country. Where only 2% go to trial bc the feds dont take a case they cant win. Fewer than 1% going on to win their case. Things are looking grim.

We need folks help…

We need folks to write Eric letters, print articles, short stories… hell print books.

Eric King #27090045
FCI Englewood
9595 West Quincy Avenue
Littleton, CO 80123

[white envelopes, white paper, only black ink, no cards, card-stock, labels, marker, photos or postcards]

We need folks to donate, hold fundraisers, we need to be prepared

We need folks to show up at court appearances. We need to show the state we wont let them bury our friend. File court dates same day to try to ensure folks cant be there. We let them do this to Eric once already. We let the state convict him of attempted arson and give him 10 years in federal prison. Where they are trying to make sure he never walks out those doors. Is buried at the ADX.

We need help, Eric needs help.

With love and rage

-EK support crew

ANARCHIST PRISONER, JENNIFER ROSE HAS COURT IN SACRAMENTO ON October 28th!

** Update ** Jennifer’s re-sentencing hearing was supposed to be on Friday September 6th . The prison actually forgot to transport her to Sacramento for the hearing. So, at what ended up being a very brief hearing in dept. 20 they continued the proceedings to October 28th where we can expect the re-sentencing hearing to take place.

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Mark your calendars! Jennifer Rose (who just recently changed her last name from Gann to Rose) has court here in Sacramento on October 28th at 3pm at the Sacramento Superior Court house ( 720 9th st.) in Dept. 20.

Jennifer is a trans anarchist prisoner who has been locked up since 1991. Originally sentenced to 25 to life, Jennifer now qualifies for a sentence reduction under California’s Prop 36, and early release under Prop 57 that just passed in 2016.

Her re-sentencing hearing here in Sacramento is coming up! Let’s let Jennifer know we got her back and show up for her that Monday afternoon!

To learn more about Jennifer Rose, her plight and for her current address to use when sending her letters or cards, go here , and feel free to print off the flyer that’s up above to help spread the word.

Statement on the passing of Tom Manning by Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar

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The Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar mourns the loss of political prisoner Tom Manning, a longtime supporter and inspiration to us.

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Tom’s contributions to Certain Days go right back to the first calendar in 2002 when we printed his portrait of Steven Biko. Tom’s art beautifully conveyed the internationalism and solidarity that animated both his own politics and those of the calendar project. His portraits of iconic figures such as Assata Shakur and Yuri Kochiyami paid homage to their leadership, while his paintings of the ordinary people in communities in Haiti, Chiapas and Cambodia highlighted their day-to-day struggles. Tom was extremely generous over the years and took the time to share his art with us even at moments when his health presumably made it quite taxing for him to be involved. He was warm, and funny, and we always looked forward to opening a letter from him. His work has appeared consistently in Certain Days over the last two decades (gracing the cover twice — a feat unmatched by any other artist). We’re honoured to have learned so much from our work with Tom, and saddened and angry to lose him too soon due to ongoing medical neglect while he was imprisoned. Rest in Power, Tom!

The Certain Days collective

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Tom Manning, Soldier of the Struggle, a statement by political prisoner, Bill Dunne

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Tom Manning, Soldier of the Struggle,
Comrade,
Friend,
Brother,
Artist,
Human,
Mighty tree in the forest who has fallen.  The sound reverberates through everyone who aspires to positive practice in service to the struggle he shared.

I knew Tom more through his exemplary practice across decades and his comrades’ experience of him then by having had the opportunity to hang out and roll out some practice with him.  Except one time: a twelve and a half hour bus ride from the Federal Transit Center at Oklahoma City to the U. S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas.

We sat next to each other during the entire trip.  Notwithstanding the agents of repression, the chains, and the bars separating us from freedom just a window away, we freed ourselves by making revolution all the way.  He was farther along in his understanding of what that meant in theory and practice and showed himself to be all of the above in elucidating that praxis.

I will not forget that trip.  Some of Tom Manning will always ride with me as I try to make progress in the struggle.  He will help paint the most equitable social reality in which all people will have the greatest possible freedom to develop their full human potential that is our destination.

Tom Manning !Presente!

Bill Dunne
FCC Victorville FCI-1
9 August 2019
Nagasaki Day

The future holds promise!

Love, Bill

 

To learn more about Bill, his case and his plight, go here , and for a statement by Bill after getting denied parole most recently, go here , and to send words of encouragement and solidarity, the following is his most current address.

Bill Dunne #10916-086
FCI Victorville Medium I
P.O. Box 3725
AdelantoCA 92301

Tom Manning—Words of Remembrance, a statement by political prisoner, Jaan Laaman

The following is a powerful statement by Jaan Laaman, a political prisoner and one of Tom Manning’s co-defendants who is the last of the United Freedom Front members to be still locked up.

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Tom Manning—Words of Remembrance

Class war prisoner, Freedom fighter, Man of the People, long held political prisoner, Thomas William Manning, died on July 30, of a heart issue at the federal penitentiary in Hazelton, West Virginia.

Tom—Tommy to his many comrades, family, friends, people that knew him, was a life long Revolutionary Freedom Fighter. From the early 70s, Tom was a public activist and organizer and later, a quite successful armed militant in the anti-imperialist underground. Captured in 1985, he and some of his comrades became known as the “Ohio 7/UFF“ (United Freedom Front) defendants.

After many trials Tom was hit with 58 plus 80 year sentences. He was then thrown into some of the worst, harshest prisons in the United States. Being in captivity did not stop Tom from continuing to work and struggle for justice, freedom, Human Rights and the socialist and environmentally sustainable future so many people and our planet so need. Tom struggled against abuses inside prisons and continued to work for the independence struggles in Puerto Rico and Ireland, the Palestinian struggle and the then still ongoing anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. In fact Tom was very likely one of the two last anti-apartheid activists still in captivity anywhere in the world. Tom of course always continued to support the struggles of poor and working people in this country, the struggles of Black people, Native rights and land struggles, against police abuses and murders of civilians, people of color in particular.

Tom was an artist, and accomplished painter. His artwork truly captures some of Tom’s essence: his portrayal of the dignity of working people, children, women, the strength and determination of the revolutionary fighters and leaders, and more. A beautiful book of some of Tom’s art was published in 2014 — “For Love and Liberty“.

Now Tom is gone. Our comrade, my comrade, who suffered years of medical neglect and medical abuse in the federal prison system, your struggle and suffering is now over brother. But your example, your words, deeds, even your art, lives on. You truly were a “Boston Irish rebel,“ a life long Man of and for the People, a warrior, a person of compassion motivated by hope for the future and love for the common people, a Revolutionary Freedom Fighter.

We miss you and love you comrade… and we will carry on the struggle!

Jaan Laaman
Ohio 7/Anti-imperialist political prisoner
(Black) August 2, 2019

 

 

To learn more about Jaan Laaman , his case and his plight, go here , and to send him words of encouragement and solidarity, the following is his current address:

Jaan Laaman #10372-016
USP McCreary
PO Box 3000
Pine Knot, KY 42635

When writing Jaan, remember you cannot send greeting cards, paper and envelopes must be white and no address labels can be used on the envelope.

To purchase some of the last remaining copies of Tom Manning’s “For Love and Liberty ” , go here or here

Anarchist prisoner, Jennifer Rose has court in Sacramento on September 6th!

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Mark your calendars! Jennifer Rose (who just recently changed her last name from Gann to Rose) has court here in Sacramento on September 6th at 9 am at the Sacramento Superior Court house ( 720 9th st.) in Dept. 20.

Jennifer is a trans anarchist prisoner who has been locked up since 1991. Originally sentenced to 25 to life, Jennifer now qualifies for a sentence reduction under California’s Prop 36, and early release under Prop 57 that just passed in 2016.

Her re-sentencing hearing here in Sacramento is coming up! Let’s let Jennifer know we got her back and show up for her that Friday morning!

To learn more about Jennifer Rose, her plight and for her current address to use when sending her letters or cards, go here , and feel free to print off the flyer that’s up above to help spread the word.

 

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Statement from Oso Blanco – A Revolutionary’s Farewell: Rest in Power, Tom Manning

The following is a statement on the passing of Tom Manning by Oso Blanco. To learn more about Oso Blanco, his case and his plight, go here where you can also find his current address to use when sending cards or letters showing support and solidarity.

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A Revolutionary’s Farewell: Rest in Power, Tom Manning

Brothers and Sisters of the Struggles:

I’m sad to learn I’ve lost a great and true Warrior Brother, Tom Manning, who left this earth only very recently.

He is free now. Dealing with our loss is not getting easier. The only positive way I can deal with the loss of our great comrade is to think of his transition in those terms. Tom is free now, and it is always better to be free.

I did threeandahalf years with Tom in USP Leavenworth, where he and Leonard Peltier taught me to paint with oils and schooled me on how I’d be treated horribly strictly due to my politically motivated actions that landed me in prison. Tom taught me what to expect from this imperialist empire. I truly loved this Brother Tom Manning, and also his brother Bob Manning who is still with us in New Mexico. Bob always helps me, and stays in touch with me and my mother, Melody.

We must stop wasting time, for these warriors laid the revolutionary foundation that the struggle lives upon today. These people must not be left to rot in the hell holes of this empire. All of you need to get your people out, and be for real, and put you comfortzone toys away so you can put in the real work it takes to the help men and women who have been locked up by the monsters of death and destruction running this empire. Get your asses in fucking gear.

I say this to all in the struggleevery activist, every warrior, every anarchist: be for Super Real and Powerful like Tom Manning and his co-defendants and start getting your actions rocking and rolling. Waste no more time.

Statement on passing of Tom Manning- by Ray Luc Levasseur

 

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members of the United Freedom Front during their trial; Richard Williams and Tom Manning are in the back, and then from right to left – Ray Luc Levasseur, Patricia Gros Levasseur, Carol Manning, Barbara Curzi, and Jaan Laaman

 

 

Tom Manning’s death on July 30 has me in the grip of an emotional riptide. I feel like part of me died with him.

 Tom was imprisoned at USP-Hazelton, WV at the time of his death. The ostensible cause of death, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, was a heart attack.

 I received Tom’s last letter on July 15. He wrote that he was in dire circumstances, his medical needs treated with deliberate indifference, delays in receiving necessary medication, his body weak from lack of oxygen. Supporters scrambled to get a lawyer in to see him, but death arrived first.

 Tom battled the Bureau of Prisons criminal negligence of his medical needs for the past 10 years, beginning when he almost died from an untreated knee infection while at USP-Coleman, FL. As a result of that infection, most of his knee was surgically removed and he was wheelchair bound for the rest of his days.

 But he was not through fighting.

 When he arrived at FMC-Butner, NC for further medical treatment he was kept in solitary confinement under abysmal conditions for 3 years. Much-needed knee and shoulder surgeries were repeatedly delayed until pressure from Tom’s supporters forced the BOP to act. But the surgeries came too late, and combined with the lack of necessary rehab insured that Tom remained in a wheelchair.

 Tom always had the warrior spirit, right to his last breath. Many more like him, and the ruling class would tremble. The ache in my heart over his passing will be forever.

 In remembrance, I offer words I wrote in 2014 for Tom’s book “For Love and Liberty,” a collection of his paintings:

 “When Tom Manning and I first met 40 years ago, we were 27 years old and veterans of mule jobs, the Viet Nam war, and fighting our way through American prisons. We also harbored an intense hatred of oppression and a burning desire to organize resistance.

 As members of a community action group called SCAR, we worked its ‘survival programs’ including a community bail fund, prison visitation program, and a radical bookstore. The Red Star North bookstore drew the venom of police – surveillance, harassment, raid and assault.

 Tom and I disappeared underground in the midst of this and COINTELPRO revelations. We remained underground for near 10 years, much of it on the FBI’s ten most wanted list. We were tagged as ‘terrorist’ and ‘extremely dangerous’ because as ‘members of a revolutionary group’ we used explosives against targets of empire: predators of apartheid South Africa, Puerto Rico’s colonialism, and the slaughter in Central America.

We considered our work anti-terrorist. It was a time, you see, when activists were killed, imprisoned, tortured and exiled. ‘Winter in America’ as Gil Scott-Heron put it, and raging hell in El Salvador. It was a time when the U.S. sub-contracted its terrorism and if you were on the wrong end of it – you died.

Sometimes when we met underground I noticed Tom sketched on scraps of paper. I was impressed with how well he drew. I said to him – man, you got talent, why not do landscapes, portraits, big pictures! His response – no time for that, for our priority was taking down this wretched system that disrespects and destroys life.

The government’s mandate is that Tom die in prison, as our comrade Richard Williams did in 2005 after a long period of medical neglect and solitary confinement.

Tom has risen beyond the gulag’s attempt to strip his humanity. You can feel the dignity and spirit of resistance in his paintings. He is one of those carrying heavy burdens, be they the ‘sans-culottes’ of the world, a Haitian health care provider, or a victim of police bullets.

Political prisoners do not exist in a vacuum. They emerge from political and social conflicts. The ruling class and media attempt to criminalize, demonize and marginalize these prisoners, because recognition of political prisoners is de facto admission that serious conflicts exist and remain unresolved.

In 2006 an exhibit of Tom Manning’s paintings – ‘Can’t Jail the Spirit’ – opened at the University of Southern Maine. Police organizations throughout the Northeast conducted an intense ‘shut it down’ campaign. The police were particularly disturbed with the characterization of Tom as a ‘political prisoner’ and his painting of Assata Shakur on display. When the police got to the university’s corporate funders, the USM president capitulated and the exhibit was ordered shut down. The exhibit’s supporters then carried Tom’s paintings through the city streets and rallied at Congress Square.

‘There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard,’ reads Psalm 19:3 and the gravestone of Black freedom fighters Jonathan and George Jackson. Voice, through its many forms, articulates vision. Call it subversive art, liberating art, art that challenges the one-dimensional. Tom’s art is a voice among the dispossessed that transcends concrete and razor wire with an affirmation of life. 

The paintings of Tom Manning and American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier; the creative work of Puerto Rican Independista Oscar Lopez Rivera; the poetry of anti-imperialist Marilyn Buck, which lives on; and the Earth defender poems of Marius Mason; the spoken word of Mumia Abu-Jamal and Mutulu Shakur. They are the voices of our political prisoners, principled and honorable men and women who communicate from isolation and suffering.

We must not let their voices be suppressed. They need to be heard and celebrated by freedom loving people everywhere.”

I extend deep gratitude to all those who provided some measure of support and solidarity to Tom during his 34 years in prison.

With Tom’s passing, Jaan Laaman remains the sole United Freedom Front prisoner. It’s time to bring Jaan home. 

 

FREE ALL OUR POLITICAL PRISONERS

Ray Luc Levasseur

Black August

August 1, 2019

 

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The U.S. Parole Commission Just Says No, an update from Bill Dunne

Four years ago we published an article Bill wrote after being denied parole. One of the reasons they listed for denying Bill parole back in 2014 was due to the fact that he maintains ties with anarchist individuals and anarchist organizations. Since that hearing where they did give him a 15 year “hit” (meaning he won’t be reconsidered for parole until 2029) he still gets what is referred to as statutory interim hearings every two years. At these interim hearings the best possible outcome could be that they reconsider the 15 year hit and give him a parole hearing before 2029. He has had two interim hearings so far since receiving the 15 year hit and after both he was denied the possibility of reconsideration. Over four years later they are still punishing Bill for simply maintaining connections with anarchists or anarchist organizations. Here is an article Bill wrote after most recently being denied reconsideration-

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The U.S. Parole Commission Just Says No

On Wednesday, 1 May 2019, I attended a statutory interim hearing before U.S. Parole Commission Hearing Examiner [FNU] Asbury. Also, in attendance was my U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Case Manager. Melissa Lawrence. This hearing was more than four months late, for which Ms. Asbury blamed Trump’s government shutdown (though that didn’t stop at least one hearing examiner from coming out here to conduct hearings five months ago). The main topics of discussion at the hearing were: my presence on political, and particularly anarchist, web sites and the continued failure/refusal of the commission to provide documentation for its giving me a 15 year “ hit “ ( postponement of a full reconsideration hearing as opposed to an interim hearing covering only the period since the last hearing)  for that reason in 2014; an incident report for fighting in 2017; codefendant disparity; and the elevation of my offense behavior severity category. We also discussed my participation in various recreational and educational programs and my work as a GED tutor.

As a result of my 5 November 2014 reconsideration hearing, Hearing Examiner Scott Kubic recommended, and the commission adopted the recommendation, that I be denied parole and the next full reconsideration of my case be put off until November of 2029. The rationale of this action included, according to the Notice of “ Action, that “ the Commission finds your continued association and affiliation with anarchist organizations is evidence you still harbor anti-authoritarian views that are not compatible with the welfare of society or with the conditions of parole”. Mr. Kubic assured me at the hearing that I would get the documents on which he (and, later, the commission) relied for this claim. Despite repeated requests, I was never provided any such documents because there are none. Maybe that’s why I was not on the docket for a timely hearing here the last time the commission visited: Mr. Kubic was the examiner for that docket. Being associated with, affiliated with, or an anarchist is not necessarily (there are right wing anarchists out there) “not compatible with the welfare of society or [even] the conditions of parole”.

For that reason, I have been asking and asked again at the recent interim hearing where the documentation is. The proposition that association or affiliation with anarchist organizations is somehow inherently contrary to the welfare of society needs further explanation because it is facially counterfactual. I would argue precisely the opposite! Ms. Asbury whipped out a one-page printout of what appeared to be an approximately 10-year-old picture alongside some text. She said, “You’re not hard to find out there. This popped up on my first try.“ She read a line about my being a political prisoner but would not let me have a copy or read it more closely than when she flashed it. “So what?” says I. “Does it attribute to me anything illegal?” She said it did not, which left hanging what was wrong with my appearance in it. She told me to file a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request if I wanted it. I said the content was important to defending against the allegation, and illustrated the point with jihadi vs. mainstream Muslim websites where both objectionable and salutary content may appear under the same rubric (even though I support no religion). Without the content, I could not – then nor previously – distinguish threatening material from the protected conduct/opinion/thought expressed in the material the commission alleges is the basis for concluding my anarchist connections warrant denial of parole. But Ms. Asbury said the commission has already addressed that issue in its denial of my 2014 appeal.

The second thing Ms. Asbury was exercised about was an incident report (infraction) I was given for fighting a couple years earlier. According to the infraction, a guy (to whom I’d never spoken and did not know) punched me in the nose without provocation (on camera!), and we adjourned to the bathroom (no camera!!) to address the issue that raised. The reporting employee wrote that when he entered the bathroom, he saw us “hugging “. The DHO didn’t think we were just making up, and he avoided having to dismiss the incident report on technical grounds with sleight of paperwork. We were found guilty, dude was released to population, and I was shipped, inverting the usual practice. Ms. Asbury said the commission relied on the DHO findings in such cases, so that is another issue for the court. I, in fact, want to litigate the incident report, not only for the improper finding, but also because the BOP keeps such negative records forever, but only keeps positive records like good work reports or grades for 18 months.

I also reraised the issue of codefendant disparity. Ms. Asbury (as did Hearing Examiner Mark Tanner at my previous hearing) said we were not there to discuss that issue because the commission had already “spoken” on it in its denial of my 2014 appeal of the new 15-year hit. I protested that no, it hadn’t, because the only reasons it has given for the now 15-year disparity (I’m not entitled to an identical release date and no infractions versus infractions) do not explain it. Plus, it is now two years greater. It appears the commission made my codefendant do about 200 months for his role in the offense and, according to the commission’s own guidelines, all my infractions are worth about 100 months. That would argue for a release date in the 300-month range. But even by the BOP’s count, I already have around 400 months served. Well, Ms. Asbury insisted on dodging the issue.

She also ducked on the same grounds the related offense severity issue. For 14 years my “offense behavior” had been rated at “Category Seven severity”. Then, in 2014, the commission raised it to category eight, the highest, which has no upper guidelines by so much and without explanation. My upper category seven guideline, infractions included, passed in 2006. The commission did two things wrong in raising my offense severity: it conflated vicarious liability and offense behavior; and it mischaracterized the wounding of a cop during an offense as attempted murder where the state had found only assault. But the hearing examiner wasn’t hearing any of that.

We also discussed at the hearing what the commission views as positive things I’ve done over the last two years. These included participating in various educational and recreational programs, working as a GED tutor, ad helping other prisoners with their paperwork. To my surprise, my BOP case manager saw all of that in a favorable light and did not interject anything bad. I tried to get a recommendation from the commission that I be permitted to participate in the electrical apprenticeship program. The BOP is denying me access to the apprenticeship programs on the allegation I am an escape risk (which would not enjoy club fed’s hospitality?), even though I don’t meet the escape risk criteria in the only program statement (BOP policy) to address the issue. But the commission don’t play that, Ms. Asbury said, not even a recommendation.

When Ms. Asbury got tired of evading the things, I was trying to make a record on, she announced she was ready to make her recommendation to the commission, as if she hadn’t been when I walked in. Her recommendation was that there be no change in the 2029 reconsideration date due the infraction and the disinformation that anarchist associations/affiliations were contrary to the welfare of society. The other fighting charge I received, in 2000, only warranted 0-2 months added to my parole guidelines range. Ms. Asbury apparently tried to avoid making  the anarchist association/affiliation charge too explicit on the record by saying, “the infraction and this”, pulling the folder into which she’d slipped the screen print of me on a web site forward and putting her finger on it, in stating her reasons. I don’t recall her mentioning what it was when she pulled it out, either. I didn’t catch it at the time, but still think the issue is sufficiently recorded as an illegitimate basis of the action against me.

I didn’t really expect favorable action from the commission, notwithstanding the favorable treatment of a few political prisoners in the last few years. But I did get another opportunity to resist my own oppression in court on the basis that I was denied parole (again) for improper reasons. I will challenge the codefendant disparity and increased offense behavior severity and disciplinary charge. More importantly, I will challenge the denial of parole to any extent for political reasons. Fill in the blank the U.S. Parole Commission here filled in with “anarchist” with any other “-ist” displeasing to the apparatus of oppression and its imperial capitalist owners, and it is clearly an attack not only on political prisoners. It is also an attack on people outside whose consciousness compels them to struggle for the most equitable social reality and against the political use of the U.S. gulag archipelago to control their expression of that consciousness. Continuing and defending such struggle, however, is necessary push back against exploitation and oppression in all its myriad forms.

Bill Dunne

FCC Victorville FCI-1

28 May 2019

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Bill would love to hear from any and all supporters, here is his current mailing address:

 

Bill Dunne  #10916-086

FCI Victorville Medium I

PO Box 3725 

Adelanto, CA 92301

 

Here is the half-sheet Bill Dunne support flyer for your upcoming letter writing nights or to post up at your local social center.