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News :: Human Rights : Organizing : Palestine : Politics : Social Welfare
Kazi Toure, Ray Luc Levasseur and Ashanti Alston to Speak at Boston Anarchist Bookfair
23 Oct 2012
Three well-known former political prisoners are scheduled to hold a panel at the upcoming Boston Anarchist Bookfair. Kazi Toure, Ray Luc Levasseur, alnd Ashanti Alston are confirmed as speakers, according to bookfair organizers.
Levasseur and Toure were accused of belonging to a group called the United Freedom Front, which was alleged to have robbed banks and bombed government and corporate targets in the seventies and eighties. No one was killed in the bombings. Levasseur served 20 years in federal prison and is now out on parole. Toure was convicted of seditious conspiracy and served nearly ten years.

Ashanti Alston spent eleven years in prison after being convicted for a bank robbery on behalf of the Black Liberation Army. He is now an anarchist speaker, writer and activist.

The Boston Anarchist Bookfair happens at Simmons College November 10th and 11th, with a benefit show at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts the evening of November 9th. It is sponsored by the Simmons Progressive Librarians Guild. Other panels and workshops will discuss squatting, environmental defense, Palestinian restistance, lock picking, and a host of additional topics. Organizations tabling include the Lucy Parsons Center, the Industrial Workers of the World, AK Press, and dozens more. A two-day film festival will run concurrently with the workshops and panels.

Lunch will be provided both days. The Lucy Parsons Center, a radical book store on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, will host a party the afternoon and evening of November 11th that will also feature food and beverages.
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