A few questions posed to Abdul Haqq via Corrlinks email, June 2015

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Why have you been studying both Arabic and Spanish?

I have been studying Fus’hah or Classical Arabic as it is known in English for the purpose of reading and reciting the Qur’an in the original language in which it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.)  I have been studying Arabic for about 3 years now.  As a practicing Muslim I know that there is a natural and mystic power to the Qur’an that can only be felt in its original language.

As far as Spanish goes this is important to me for ethnic reasons.  Yo Soy Boricua (I am Puerto Rican) and like many of my people I lost my language as a child.  It’s important to me to master Spanish because it is a culture that I don’t want to lose and one that I would like to pass on to my children someday.  Since my incarceration I have had the opportunity to meet and befriend more Puerto Ricans than I ever met growing up in Colorado and Iowa.  It’s sad that outside of my own family the largest concentration of my own people I have found is behind bars.  But this is no surprise since our island has been a hot spot of imperialization and colonization since the first white people set foot in the Caribbean. forced assimilation and imprisonment is the favorite way of the white power system to downgrade people of color and Puerto Rico and her people are no exception to that.

So, I study Spanish pretty much all day long in one way or another.  I speak it now, as well as immerse myself in Spanish television, music and books.  Not only has it become important to me on a personal level, but my mind now craves the challenges of learning it. And in the process it is awakening a pride in my ethnic identity that I have never felt before.

Are you listening to any music these days?

Always.  Music is food for the soul. I have an MP3 player which I have loaded with a diverse array of music.  I enjoy Reggae, Reggaeton, Salsa, Old School Hip Hop and Straight Edge Hardcore to name only a few genres I enjoy.

What do you like to read these days?

Thanks to my supporters I have been able to read nearly any book I have ever wanted to read.  These days I am so wrapped up in study that I seldom read subject type material.  I appreciate anything contemporary that I can get my hands on in the Spanish language, magazines, newspapers, comics etc.

Do you still want a subscription to the weekly Colombian magazine “Semana”?

Yes, I would like that very much. I used to be housed with another inmate that had a subscription and I really enjoyed reading the current and back issues.

http://www.semana.com/seccion/edicion-impresa/60

Are there any Animals at the prison?

Yeah, through the fence I can see deer out in the field.  We also have cats, raccoons, skunks and overhead hawks and vultures.  There is a really big and beautiful tree line that is fairly close to the prison and I really enjoy just watching the trees sway in the breeze and the different colors of the Sky and Earth.  For the last five years I have been either locked up in a control unit for so-called domestic terrorists or in county jails. in both places I was cut off completely from even the limited freedoms of prison.  I remember that I would sometimes miss looking at the Sky or Trees so much that it hurt in my soul.  For the first few years I didn’t mind so much but it stared to lead to serious depression after awhile.

How is your health?

My health is good. I don’t have any ailments and I take no medication, I think my teeth could use some work though.  For 39 I’m doing well.

How is your handball game?

Depends on the day, I love to play.  I’m one of the better guys on the court but some of these guys have been locked up and playing for decades, so the competition is stiff. Handball is an incredible workout but it is also really hard on your body.  I love playing though, I’m addicted.

What about life interests you most?

Vegan Straight Edge and Animal Liberation Whatever It May take! ¡Como Siempre!

Abdul Haqq September 2014

Mail correspondence to:
Walter Bond
37096-013
USP Marion
PO Box 1000
Marion IL 62959

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On the eve of his 39th birthday, enjoying the presence of the A.L.F. Lone Wolf by rereading an essay from 2012

Happy-birthday-Abdul-Haqq

WALTER EDMUND BOND (37096013)
10/19/2012 8:48:39 AM
Mi Nombre Es Lobo Solitario

Recently I read the book ‘Long Walk To Freedom’ by Nelson Mandela. It was one of the most powerful books I have read. In it Mr. Mandela said ‘A freedom fighter should always remember his roots’. I have recently had chance to reflect and remember my roots when my father sent me a newspaper cut out of local news from the late 70’s. It was about a shack that I lived in as a young child with my family. I was told we lived in a trailer before this place but I do not remember that. I do have many fond and bitter memories of what my father deemed ‘The Cottage’. I remember climbing the wood pile and breaking my nose when the logs broke and rolled. I remember that this cottage marked the beginning of the state woods that I used to play in and explore. I remember that I used to eat wild berries and rhubarb. I remember swimming in the lake directly behind our shack. I also remember the racism and classism of the area as well.

We were the notoriously poor family of Tanglefoot Iowa. Apparently, so poor that the newspaper ran that article about us, trying to frame us as some family of wannabe little house on the prairians. Many parents didn’t let there kids come down and play because we were poor. As if it was a disease that might rub off. I remember two brothers, the Henningsons, asking me why my mother was caramel colored. I said because she is from Puerto Rico. The next day they told me that they found out that a Puerto Rican Is ‘half nigger and half spic’. I had no Idea what either of those words meant. I remember coming home and proudly telling my mother, ‘your a spic’! I learned very quickly that this was a very terrible epithet. I also learned that playing with the Animals around our shack was far more interesting and rewarding than the snobby brats down the road.

I also recently reread my final statement to the court in Salt lake City, Utah. It’s been a year since I looked at that statement and it reminded me of the difference a year can make. At the time of my sentencing in Utah I had been in county jails and federal detention centers ‘in transit’ all across America for the preceding year and a half. I had gone through a whole other federal court case for my arson of the sheepskin factory in Colorado. The powers that be in Utah were determined to punish me to the fullest and even filed motions to the judge begging him to throw out the federal sentencing guidelines and give me more prison time than what was allowable by the US supreme court! I was really beginning to feel the stress add up. I had resolved myself from the beginning to never equivocate to the courts or to the media no matter what the cost to me personally.

A year after that verdict that left me with a little over 12 years in prison. I now sit for an indefinite period of time In the CMU political prison unit of Marion. The federal prisons first and notorious supermax penitentiary, on a control unit that is the equivalent of a hamster house for 40 men. I have nothing but time to reflect and think/over think everything within my memory. I have evaluated my crimes of arson in the name of Animal Liberation, time and time again. Was it worth my current incarceration? Will there ever be a time for the rest of my life that I will not be harassed by the FBI? How many Animals could I be saving or helping right now legally had I not taken this path? All very valid questions. Having found some serenity in spirituality I often see things in a much different way than I did before this epiphany.

But the inescapable truth is that the loving precept of peace only exists under the ready arm of justice. The truth is that Animals have faced the worst atrocities at the hands of humanity for the machinations of technologically advanced civilization. They still face these horrors in unimaginable numbers. As far as I am concerned The ALF are the angels of deliverance for the lives of Animals and the Earth, and I am proud to have served. I will always mark those times as the pinnacle of my life, and as the true resistance that must be undertaken a million times more if this earth is even to have a fight chance at survival!

The Governments of the world are a Babylon system that use racism, classism, war, death, murder and religion. to rape, destroy, violate and oppress all innocent life. I’m afraid that as long as these satanic systems of abuse define and manipulate all of us. Then I will have no choice but to remain defiant in the face of adversity and an advocate of direct activism, and let the record stand.

Animal Liberation, Whatever It May Take!

Regards,

Abdul Haqq September 2014

Abdul Haqq

Please donate a few dollars to enable Abdul Haqq to buy items from the prison commissary http://supportwalter.org/SW/index.php/donate/
Here is his address… he loves to get mail!

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

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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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