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Police/press foist huff n’ puff terrorism

Time Magazine got caught darkening OJ's mugshot to make him look menacing, so now the Otero County Sheriff makes sure to art direct the original. Lean into the shadow Mr. Lutalo, let's see your game face, thank you! Alas, mugshots of even the least of arrestees circulate so widely online, the public can recognize when a suspect is made to look like the Big Bad Wolf. This is 64-year-old Terrorist Ojore Lutalo, the "Amtrak Anarchist" who went one better than Xmas Bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab by not even packing combustibles. Ojore is scheduled to go before the Otero District Court Friday. 2/3 UPDATE: ALL CHARGES DROPPED! With apologies I hope. Move along, nothing to see here. As simple as that?

What was Amtrak Terrorist Ojore Lutalo reading that got him arrested?

Was this among the Anarchist literature which provoked the arrest of Amtrak Terrorist Ojore Lutalo in La Junta last week? Until we get the detailed affidavit, NMT is soliciting input from the exhibitors of the LA Anarchist Book Fair of JAN 24, as to which of their publications Ojore might have picked up that so excited his accusers. Who among them for example, is recruiting terrorists or propagandizing against America? We are inviting every participant of the book fair from which Ojore was returning to submit their best candidate for subversive message for which law officers of Southern Colorado, advised by the local FBI, determined to be propaganda for wrong side of their "War on Terror." Contact us or append your suggestions below. Former BLA POW Lutalo is being charged with endangering his fellow passengers with a cell phone conversation purportedly overheard and interpreted to forewarn of a terrorist act, but once that misunderstanding was cleared, the unarmed prison-rights activist could have been left to go on his way. Instead Ojore was detained because of suspicions aroused by reading material he was carrying. I'm not sure even the bomb-making instructions of the Anarchist Cookbook would be grounds to get anyone arrested. Clearly the subject matter of Ojore's literature will be a critical factor in unmasking the police state which celebrates its service in protecting the American public from terror. By coincidence, I'm familiar with the train station in La Junta, and with that Amtrack stop. Several years back I once intercepted my sister as she crossed the country my rail. It was her birthday and I had the time to walk hastily through more than half of the cars, find where she was sitting, deliver a cake, light some candles, have a conversation, take some pictures, hug at the door, and descend to the platform when the train had to get on its way. I'm not convinced that police officers didn't have enough time to size up the 64-year-old Lutalo, diffused the misunderstanding, and let him go on his way, for being the non-threatening passenger he was, if of course his skin was admittedly darker than made his fellow passengers comfortable. At the MOST, officers could have ridden with him the twenty minutes to the next stop at Lamar, while they sorted things out with whoever was so spooked by what they overheard. That Lutalo was taken from the train and arrested, owes quite a bit to what the police reported to have found on him. Not weapons, nor explosives, but literature. Recruiting material for terrorists, and troubling images of President Obama. If the press won't report what books Ojore was carrying, the better to characterize them as propaganda; attributing them only to "Afrikan Liberation Army" or "New Afrikan Anarchist" neither of which are actual organizations that might profit by receiving national focus, here is YOUR opportunity to receive media scrutiny. Perhaps YOUR literature was what piqued the interest of the police. Perhaps it was a how-to on organic farming that La Junta police knew

Ojore Nuru Lutalo, aka Leroy Bunting arrested with Anarchist literature

Former political prisoner Ojore Nuru Lutalo, ne Leroy Bunting, was pulled off an Amtrak train in La Junta, Colorado, for scaring fellow passengers with his cell phone conversation. The FBI's Colorado Springs Joint Terrorism Task Force was alerted about the 64 year-old armed with anarchist literature from the "Afrikan Liberation Army" (sic) which he had obtained while speaking at the LA Anarchist Book Fair for the Anarchist Black Cross, a prison rights organization. Just yesterday I listened to a local law enforcement type defend the 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms, by suggesting that if we substituted "books" for guns, no one would think to regulate them. His compatriots seem to have confused the argument by charging the former Black Liberation Army member for "endangering public transportation" with what they called terrorist recruiting propaganda. According to the Pueblo Chieftain, police found "a large amount of propaganda recruiting materials from the Afrikan Liberation Army, including photos of President Barack Obama and other items that raised suspicions." Break the Chains reports that Ojore was released Yesterday, and will return to the Otero District Court for an appearance February 5th, the charge now "Interfering with Public Transportation." How absolutely disingenuous to misquote the source of the so-called Anarchist literature, seeing as reportedly there was so much of it. This is the usual media disinfo to prevent giving the causes visibility. The Pueblo Chieftain has obtained the affidavit of the arrest, which should list the items found on Ojore. Until that's made available, we can search online for what he was likely carrying. Our bet, they don't want to call attention to the New Afrikan Liberation Front (NALF). Here's a list of the exhibitors at the 2nd Anarchist Book Fair: Semiotext(e) www.semiotexte.com Earth First Journal www.earthfirstjournal.org Taala Hooghan: Infoshop & Youth Media Arts Center www.taalahooghan.org Modesto Anarcho www.modestoanarcho.org South Central Farmers www.southcentralfarmers.com Skylight Books www.skylightbooks.com Institute for Anarchist Studies www.anarchist-studies.org Critical Resistance www.criticalresistance.org Las Vegas Alliance of the Libertarian Left sonv.libertarianleft.org Catholic Worker www.lacatholicworker.org Anti-Racist Action/Turning the Tide www.antiracistaction.us Anarchist Black Cross Federation L.A. www.abcf.net/la PM press www.pmpress.org Microcosom Publishing www.microcosmpublishing.com AK press www.akpress.org Little black cart www.littleblackcart.com Make/Shift magazine www.makeshiftmag.com Journal of aesthetics and protest www.journalofaestheticsandprotest.org R.A.C. : Revolutionary Autonomous Communities www.revolutionaryautonomouscommunities.blogspot.com I.W.W www.iww.org Then there is also the Southside ABCF zine collection, the Crossroad Newletter, and the publications of the Spear and Shield. Here's the New Afrikan Declaration of Independence, as printed on Prairie Fire: "New Afrikan Declaration of Independence" WE, New Afrikan People in America, in consequence of arriving at a knowledge of ourselves as a people with dignity, long deprived of that knowledge; as a consequence of revolting with every decimal of our collective and individual beings against the oppression that for three hundred years has destroyed and broken and warped the bodies and minds and spirits of our people in America, in consequence of our raging desire to be free of this oppression, to destroy this oppression wherever it assaults humankind in the world, and in consequence of inextinguishable determination to go a different way, to build a new and better world, do hereby declare ourselves forever free and independent of the jurisdiction of the United State of America and the obligations which that country¹s unilateral decision to make our ancestors and

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