CMU Later

Abdul Haqq September 2014
WALTER EDMUND BOND (37096013)
3/11/2015 8:23:46 AM
Update

Hello Everybody,
I am no longer in the CMU!!! I have been placed in the general prison population of Marion. Since 2010 I have been in lockdown units no bigger than a few parallel hallways and 3 outdoor cages. Today I will go outside unimpeded and look at the sky without staring at it through a cage.

Abdul Haqq

(going forward, use the same address when sending mail to Walter Bond, minus the “CMU” If you have already sent mail recently to Walter specifying the location “CMU” he will still receive it. The same goes for current magazine/newspaper subscriptions and book orders.)

Walter Bond
37096-013
USP Marion
PO Box 1000
Marion IL 62959

Abdul Haqq (Walter) needs funds to make phone calls and buy food at the prison commissary. Please donate a few dollars if you can, http://supportwalter.org/SW/index.php/donate/

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The Balance of Terror

Abdul Haqq - Walter BondWALTER EDMUND BOND (37096013)
1/12/2015 10:20:38 AM
The Balance of Terror

Ever since I arrived in this counter-terrorism prison unit know as the CMU ( January of 2012) I have heard a couple of things that I don’t feel are accurately portrayed to the outside world.

When these units were originally opened they housed an overwhelming amount of Arab Muslims (and still do). to balance out the equation and not appear racist or biased it is believed that many non-Muslim, non-Arab people were brought to the CMU’s specifically to “balance” and give diversity to these prison units. However true this may have been several years ago. This is not the reality of the CMU’s today.

The reality is that Animal Rights activists (and others deemed to have threatening or subversive beliefs) such as myself that have been branded terrorists by the federal governments “Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act” (AETA for short) are actually viewed as “domestic terrorists”, “violent extremists” and “fanatical activists” by the system. It’s not a joke, a ruse, or a tactic to demonize the movement. It is actually how the US government views groups such as the Animal Liberation Front. We are not kept on these units merely to fill a quota in a government office. I cringe every time I see mention of the CMU’s in the media and then hear of the “balancers” that are also placed here. even though some of these ‘balancers’ have been here over 7 years now!

The truth is that when it comes to the AETA and the CMU if you are convicted of it, or housed in it (whichever the case may be) you are deemed, considered and treated as a domestic terrorist threat. Not as a paper dragon or an extremist in the governments new anti-terrorist affirmative action program. I live here and could very possibly spend my entire prison sentence, a decade straight, in this prison within a prison. Where I have my every breath and movement monitored and analyzed scrupulously. I don’t say this to frighten or sound severe, but I don’t want those in the forefront of speaking out against these secret prison units or against the AETA to make light of it as if it’s all a government charade. Nor should they think that accounts of what it was like in the CMU years ago explain accurately what it it like today.

And the fact is I am not a terrorist. I think that people, anyone, that murders, maims or kills innocent bystanders to make a point, protest, or create fear and panic in the populace is wrong. I think terrorism is sick and evil and I have never, would never, and will never, agree with it. No matter what the U.S. government labels me as, or any other freedom fighters for social justice!

We live in a world that is currently teeming with human indignity, or rather the indignity of humans. I don’ have all the answers. Honestly, on most days I don’t have any answers. But I know as time progresses and world events unfold that there are a lot of problems I don’t want to be a part of. War, corporate greed, imperialism, racism, police brutality, religious intolerance, Animal abuse, Earth’s exploitation and devastation are all problems that holding signs and signing petitions are not going to change. But brutality, violence, intolerance and the specter of terrorism are not only the wrong way to address the ills of the world but are, in fact, simply new forms of the same sickness of the soul that has plagued mankind since the beginning.

Regards,
Abdul Haqq
ALF POW

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Walter Bond (Abdul Haqq) is in prison until the year 2021 and cannot use Facebook or the internet. The website supportwalter.org and the Walter Bond Facebook page were set up to support him.

Walter Bond is in need of donations to enable him to buy vegan items from the prison commissary. For more info on sending funds to him in prison, please visit this page on the support site: http://supportwalter.org/SW/index.php/donate/

Here is his mailing address (he can only reply to letters that include a full name and address):

Walter Bond
37096-013
USP Marion CMU
PO Box 1000
Marion IL 62959

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Merry XVX!!!

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WALTER EDMUND BOND (37096013)
12/10/2014 8:18:16 AM
Merry XVX!!!

Happy Holidays everybody! Sorry if I haven’t been very responsive as of late. I have just been consumed with my language studies (Spanish/Arabic) and my exercise routine. As a prisoner in a counter-terrorism prison unit; with a few years of time under my belt now. I am becoming a bit reclusive as a matter of mental well being. While I yearn for my return to society that date is still years away and constantly having my mind on the outside while my body is incarcerated is frustrating and slightly schizophrenic.

My heart goes out to all the freedom fighters for the Earth and Animals as well as the struggles for human rights and the fight against racism. In these caustic times we must struggle to keep ourselves optimal and our intentions pure. Too much of what passes as revolution, activism and “the movement” is just empty slogans, activist reenactments of the 1960’s, and the picket era.

Political jargon, be it socialist, anarchist or right-wing all seek to frame very real and drastic problems, problems of life and death as ‘issues’ that cowards, armchair generals and fakes use as a platform for their ridiculous and often irrelevant beliefs and pretentious rhetoric.

While the world burns and swelters with the heat of racism, police brutality, Animal use and abuse, environmental degradation, disease, famine, pestilence, war, filth, perversion and neurosis. We chant, we hold sings, we take to the internet and voice our opinions, in a sea of opinions. we play on our fiddles while the Earth dies. Technology amplifies the decay and wickedness, magnifying it, prolonging it, exploiting it, thousands of times beyond the pale of reason!

Most of this year I have taken off writing my usual articles and essays. Mainly, I stopped for two reasons: First, I live in a CMU prison unit, (If you don’t know what that is, find out!). And as such, I am under constant censorship. I would rather not say anything than be censored in part. And secondly, I feel that my writings have become more fodder for philosophers and do-nothings to debate about or raise an eyebrow too.

I have always been outspoken WHEN it effects a change. I have also been an anonymous freedom fighter behind the mask which was much more effective and gratifying than being an interesting read for college kids or an imprisoned martyr for Animals.

Still, given the vantage point of a prison cell, time to think, time to read, and time to grow. I look back at my own feeble attempts at resistance and see them for what they were, a stepping stone. Animals, the Earth and Humans will never be free until we are rid of technologically advanced civilization. What is vivisection, factory farming, genetic engineering, surveillance society, or any institution of oppression besides a technological institution of innovation? The Animals won’t be free of the laboratory as long as there are laboratories. The Earth will not be free from industry until there are no industries. Behind every single facet of worldwide destruction you will find technology, and only technology has exacerbated and accelerated our own greed to the point in which it is threatening all life.

It’s not about diets, or politics (left or right). It’s not about morality, or the lack thereof. people have always done what people do, and we will continue with our machinations until the end. It’s about balance. It’s about autonomy and the type of freedom that truly matters. Not the freedom to be politically correct or the freedom of hedonism. But the freedom to live, love, struggle and die along with every creature on the planet.

!Liberacion Animal, Cueste Lo Que Cueste!

Abdul Haqq September 2014
ALF POW,
Abdul Haqq

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Star Knight

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Star Knight
Jun 30th, 6:48am
Hello, My name is Star and I live in Washington, DC. I wrote this poem for Walter:

The Lone Wolf
HOWLS
Total Liberation
The Lone Wolf
HOWLS
He is The Fire
The Lone Wolf
HOWLS
Sacrificing Freedom
for The Animals
our sons and daughters
The Lone Wolf
HOWLS
He Is The Fire that beat The Slaughter
Vegan Hardline
He is The Beacon
What have you done?
Always Looking Forward!
What have you done?
Whatever It May Take!

Feel free to share. In Solidarity, Star Knight

 

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Interview of Walter Bond featured in new book published by Lantern Books

In the forthcoming book , The Terrorization of Dissent: Corporate Repression, Legal Corruption and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (Lantern Books), co-edited by Jason Del Gandio and Anthony J. Nocella II (due out this summer), the following interview of Walter Bond was taken by Carol Glasser during the summer of 2011 (several months before Walter’s final sentencing for arsons in Utah, but after his sentencing for the arson of the Sheepskin Factory in Colorado) and appears as Chapter 15.
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Walter Bond closeup

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!!!ATTENTION ALL SUPPORTERS!!!

Free Ebba 2

WALTER BOND (37096013)
6/2/2014 6:51:23 AM
!!!ATTENTION ALL SUPPORTERS!!!

Ebba Olausson is a young Vegan Straight Edge woman that is currently under arrest in Skovde, Sweden, suspected for over twenty different attacks on fur farms and the fur industry as well as liberations of minks.  Ebba has tried to write me but I was not allowed her letter by the prison in which I am currently entombed.  Nor am I able to write to her since I am not allowed to write prisoners.

I request that you, my supporters, in America and abroad, flood Ebba with support mail so that she knows she is loved and we are all concerned for her well being and freedom.  The Vegan Straight Edge kids, Vegan Hardliners and Animal Rights Activists of Sweden have been so supportive of me over the years.  Now I want to support them back.

(Excerpt from a 2012 letter from Ebba)

“I found an interview you did on the internet and read your thoughts about Straight Edge. I’ve been Vegan Straight Edge for five years. You said “You must remain focused, ferocious, positive and resilient!” When I read that I got back the fighting spirit I had in the beginning of Straight Edge! Some Hardline kids from Sweden say hello, keep up the fighting spirit, Much Love -Ebba”

You keep that fighting spirit up as well Ebba and know that even though there are walls, prison bars and an ocean that separate us, you are my Vegan sister and you are in my heart, always. Animal Liberation, Whatever It May Take!

Please check Ebba’s support facebook page for her current mailing address:

Ebba Olausson’s facebook support page is https://www.facebook.com/supportebba

Regards,

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Walter Bond
ALF POW

 

 

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This Is Why….

Fighter's Heart

WALTER EDMUND BOND (37096013)

3/27/2014 7:23:02 AM

This Is Why….

-A teener of meth gets melted in glass, well after the mini-butane torch comes off it.

The yellowish white smoke lasts.

The rock melts down into a clear chemical drop and he inhales the poison until lung expansion stops,

and the anhydrous ammonia makes him cough it.

This is why he lost his job, this is why he loses time, this is why his sanity is gone, this is why he turns to crime. Continue reading

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Walter Bond’s Exclusive Post-Sentencing Interview (with NIO in Dec 2011)

http://www.negotiationisover.net/2011/12/23/walter-bonds-exclusive-post-sentencing-interview-with-nio/

Walter Bond’s Exclusive Post-Sentencing Interview

Posted by on December 23, 2011

On October 13, 2011, the Criminal System of Injustice sentenced Walter Bond to 87 months in prison for two ALF arsons in Utah – he burned down Tandy Leather Factory and Tiburon Foie Gras Restaurant. This sentence will run consecutively with the 5 years he received earlier this year for setting a sheepskin factory in Colorado ablaze. For his bravery and acts of compassion on behalf of the animals entombed in a holocaust, Walter will serve a total of 12 years 3 months in prison. This is NIO’s exclusive post-sentencing interview with Walter Bond, Prisoner of War…

NIO: In our last interview, Go Vegan and Break Something, we touched on the issue of fear and how activists acquiesce, thus, allowing themselves to be controlled by the industrial-state complex. Did you ever have to confront your own fear? How does one transcend their fear to emerge a warrior?

Well, yes, of course I felt fear — especially right before the commission of arson. It’s kind of like jumping into a river or swimming pool when you’re first learning to swim. The fear is at the jump off point. Once I was involved in an action I was simply concerned with the task at hand. Continue reading

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Reunions And Cupcakes

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WALTER EDMUND BOND (37096013)

3/10/2014 8:06:16 AM

Reunions And Cupcakes

When I was a child things were a fucking mess.  I won’t dishonor my family by exposing all the gory details but believe me when I say that I have seen every kind of debauchery brought on by addiction.  I have cried every kind of tear and lived through every kind of poverty and cycle of abuse because of the insane effects of drugs and drink on the people I once loved.  Today other than my relationship with my adopted father my biological family is non-existent, broken, gone, over….  

I went to prison at the age of 21 for burning down a multi-million dollar meth operation.  I have never told the entire story, or even half of the story publically. Mainly because even when I recall it today I am hard pressed to believe that I lived through those events.  Besides, the timing is not right, one day it will be, but that’s not today.  In any case that action was the domino that brought down a four state drug ring and sent me to prison for arson, to a maximum security penitentiary for 4 years.  A place where I witnessed stabbings, horrible beatings, gang violence and more filth and insanity brought on by drugs and alcohol.  I got the X’s tattooed on my hands in that hell hole.  I came out with a 1000 yard stare and a slight case of PTSD. Continue reading

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