UNITED FREEDOM FRONT – COMMUNIQUES

 

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…. the United Freedom Front was active between 1982 and 1984, carrying out a series of armed actions / armed propaganda … part of the armed clandestine movement in the ‘heart of the beast’ … in it’s own words,  “a revolutionary anti-imperialist organization, [that] has and will continue to engage in armed attacks on military, police and government installations/personnel and death merchants, both military contractors and corporations engaged in oppression of the People and exploitation of our resources.”

… in 1984/1985, seven people (the Ohio 7, as they came to be known) were arrested / charged / imprisoned for the actions of the United Freedom Front … two of them remain imprisoned today (Tom Manning and Jaan Laaman, both of whom have been profiled on this blog, and one of them, also profiled on this blog,  Richard Williams, died in prison) …

… the ten communiques below were taken from “Build A Revolutionary Resistance Movement: Communiques From The North American Armed Clandestine Movement 1982 – 1985”  … we at Arm The Spirit typed them  (and the other communiques from the booklet) into the computer / onto a disc with the aim of, at some point, publishing an expanded version of “Build A Revolutionary Resistance Movement” …  

… next up will be sentencing statements from the Ohio 7 at their 1986 Brooklyn trial and some trial statements from Ray Luc Levasseur at the Sedition trial

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On December 16, 1982, the United Freedom Front bombed the offices of the South Afrikkkan Purchasing Office in NYC and an IBM corporate office complex in Westchester County, NY.

From Sharpesville to Maseru, Lesotho, the racist rulers of South Afrikkka have been brutally downpressing our Black sisters and brothers for more than a century.

Today, we attack the property of the fascist South Afrikkkan government and the IBM corporation, which supplies this racist regime with the technology it needs to continue this slave state. IBM, one of the world’s largest corporations, does at least one third of its South Afrikkkan business with the government. Its computers enable the South Afrikkkan regime to implement the “PASS LAWS”, which are the corner stone of the apartheid system; a system under which the traditional People of the land are forced to endure sub-human conditions; a system which officially supports white privilege over the majority of Blacks who total at least 90% of the population. In South Afrikkka, the slightest resistance by the People brings on banishment, detention, torture or death.

South Afrikkka is totally dependent on technological and monetary support from the U.S. and its corporations. The U.S. controlled International Monetary Fund has just granted the South Afrikkkan government $1.2 billion, which is equal to their military budget for 2 years. Thus, American people’s tax dollars are totally supporting apartheid’s repressive military machine.

In the words of the African National Congress:

“Foreign investors have played a leading role in creating and establishing the apartheid institutions and structures within the economy and have continued to strengthen racism in our country.

“The erosion and withdrawal of this support can and will shorten our struggle and diminish the price paid for freedom in the suffering of our People.”

The IBM Company is not the only corporate giant operating in South Afrikkka nor is its relationship that unusual. It is part of U.S. imperialism, the world wide spread of capitalism which must maintain a global expansionist policy to survive. U.S. imperialism means multinational corporations exploiting the people and resources of other countries, especially in conjunction with local fascist rulers like those in South Afrikkka.

This attack against IBM is therefore a blow against U.S. imperialism as well as the fascist government of South Afrikkka. With Reagan in office, more than ever, South Afrikkkan military and security personnel have found an ally in the U.S. as seen through their frequent visits to the White House, the home of the Klan and the center of world wide terrorism.

While the African Peoples throughout the continent are seeking to throw off the effects of their colonial oppression and gain full self-determination, they are constantly being attacked by the ever-growing technological and military powers of the racist South Afrikkkans. Without U.S. support the South Afrikkkan government would be unable to occupy the nation of Namibia and sustain their attacks on Angola and Mozambique, or to continue to undermine the new popular government of Zimbabwe.

The most recent massacre of children, women and men in Maseru, Lesotho, once again demonstrates the South Afrikkkan government’s readiness to cross any border to attack and murder people in their homes. What is to keep them from launching a nuclear attack on any of the countries of Southern Africa? A threat that has been documented as fact, even though the South Afrikkkan fascists continue to deny it. The ability to carry out this threat has been supplied through the advanced computer technology of the U.S. and
its corporations.

WITH THIS ACTION WE JOIN IN THE SPIRIT OF RESISTANCE WITH THE
AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS AND NELSON MANDELA AND ALL AFRICAN
PEOPLES ON THE MOTHERLAND.

WE EXTEND OUR SOLIDARITY TO THE LOCKED-DOWN FREEDOM FIGHTERS AND
TO ALL GRAND JURY RESISTERS, AS WELL AS ALL PROGRESSIVE INDIVIDUALS
AND ORGANIZATIONS OPPOSING APARTHEID AND RACISM.

ABANTU BA YE ZWA
(THE PEOPLE LIVE)

UNITED FREEDOM FRONT

 

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On May 11, 1983 the United Freedom Front bombed the 77th U.S. Army Reserve Command Center, (800th Military Police Group), Hempstead, N.Y. and the U.S. Naval Militia Base, (Naval Reserve Center), Whitestone, Queens, N.Y.

The People of El Salvador have been struggling against a vicious dictatorship and living under conditions of economic exploitation, political repression, starvation, and human suffering, for generations. While in Nicaragua, where the people after a long hard fight were able to get rid of the U.S. government supported dictatorship, Reagan is now arming and paying for a mercenary force to try and overthrow the popular Sandinista government.

With this action we attack the U.S. imperialist military machine, a machine which has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to prop up a military dictatorship, which is in opposition to a just and popular movement of the People of El Salvador.

The military rulers of El Salvador are outright fascists who rape, torture, mutilate, dehumanize and massacre tens of thousands of Campesinos and civilians.

Once again a president, Reagan in this case, has lied to the American People to try to gain support for yet another bloody war. These lies will not cover the truth and reality of the People of El Salvador, nor will it stop their fight for freedom.

In an economy based in agriculture, where the overwhelming majority of the land is owned by a few rich families (the oligarchy), 70% of the children under five years of age are malnourished, the infant mortality rate is criminally high and unemployment and illiteracy are rampant. Rather than alleviating any of these conditions, U.S. involvement has only served to maintain this barbaric system.

The majority of the People of El Salvador are in, or support the Revolutionary organizations, Farabundo Marti Front for National Liberation, (FMLN), and the Democratic Revolutionary Front, (FDR). We recognize the Revolutionary leadership of the FMLN/FDR and support the People’s right to self-determination and certain victory against the military dictatorship of El Salvador and U.S. imperialism.

“The time for revolution has arrived. The time for liberation has come. The definite victory is in the hands of this heroic and courageous People who for so many years have shed their blood to obtain the right to be free, to enjoy democracy, real independence social progress, sovereignty and self-determination.” – FMLN

VICTORY TO THE PEOPLE OF EL SALVADOR!

SOLIDARITY AND SUPPORT TO THE NICARAGUAN PEOPLE AND THEIR
SANDINISTA GOVERNMENT!

SOLIDARITY AND REVOLUTIONARY SUPPORT TO THE LOCKED DOWN FREEDOM
FIGHTERS AND TO ALL GRAND JURY RESISTERS!

FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS AND POWS!!!

SOLIDARITY TO ALL PROGRESSIVE INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS
OPPOSING U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN CENTRAL AMERICA!

U.S. OUT OF EL SALVADOR – HANDS OFF NICARAGUA!

HASTA LA VICTORIA SIEMPRE!

UNITED FREEDOM FRONT

 

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Tonight the United Freedom Front continues its attack against the U.S. military machine with the bombing of the Sgt. Joseph Muller Army Reserve Center (Provost Marshal’s Unit, 408, 1163 and 303 battalions) in the Bronx, New York.

This is in direct response to U.S. imperialism’s CIA-backed invasion of Nicaragua Reagan’s 5,000 man combat force and fleets of warships blockading and threatening to overthrow the Popular Sandinista Revolution. These imperialist forces are also in a position for rapid deployment against the People’s Forces in El Salvador and try and stop revolutionary progress in other Central American countries. To more clearly demonstrate U.S. intentions in this region, Pig Kissinger was brought out, with the blood of the Chilean and Vietnamese people still wet on his hands, to map out the course for continued U.S. domination of that area.

Despite strong efforts by the government in Central America to try to prevent war, including the Nicaraguan Government’s July 19th six point plan for peace, Reagan called in war-monger Kissinger along with a huge invasion force. They include more air power than that of any Central American nation and a larger naval fleet than all of the countries in the area combined. With the millions of dollars being poured into military bases, air strips and communications systems in Honduras, it is obvious that this is
a desperate move by imperialism to try to maintain its hold on these countries.

Imperialism needs to dominate the people and resources of other countries to survive. Capitalism needs war and war preparations to pull itself out of economic depressions, recessions and times of outrageous unemployment. The bottom line of U.S. imperialism is its military forces invading other countries, thus making them a legitimate target whether lurking on the borders of Nicaragua or here in the belly of the beast.

On July 20 while Reagan and Congress continued their deceptive charade of certifying the fascist Salvadorean government’s human rights policy to justify sending more U.S. money, arms and troops into that country, the Salvadorean Army slaughtered 200 unarmed peasants.

Honduras is being turned into a U.S. fortress in an attempt to hold back the tide of the People’s Liberation struggles. In spite of all these U.S. efforts, the People of Central American are throwing off fascist repression, but at a horrifying cost in human lives, suffering and misery.

All the peoples of the world must unite with these courageous Sisters and Brothers in their just battle for the defense of the Nicaraguan, the inevitable victory of the Salvadorean People and the rights of all Central American Peoples to Freedom, Self-Determination and a future for the Children free of hunger, fear and need.

“We have absolute faith in the Central American People and in the militant international solidarity of all the Peoples of the world, including the people of the United States.” – The Liberation Forces of El Salvador, April 1980

WE DEDICATE THIS ACTION TO THE SPIRIT OF COMRADE GEORGE JACKSON
MURDERED AUGUST 21,1971

SOLIDARITY AND SUPPORT TO THE NICARAGUAN PEOPLE AND THEIR
SANDINISTA GOVERNMENT!

VICTORY TO THE PEOPLE OF EL SALVADOR!

STOP U.S. INTERVENTION IN CENTRAL AMERICA!

SOLIDARITY AND REVOLUTIONARY SUPPORT TO THE LOCKED DOWN FREEDOM
FIGHTERS AND TO ALL GRAND JURY RESISTORS!

SOLIDARITY TO ALL PROGRESSIVE INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS
OPPOSING U.S. INVOLVENMENT IN CENTRAL AMERICA!

VENCEREMOS…

UNITED FREEDOM FRONT

 

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Today armed units of the United Freedom Front continued our attacks on the U.S. military machine with the bombing of the New York District Navy recruiting headquarters, in East Meadow, Long Island, New York. We take this action in solidarity with the People of Central America, especially Nicaragua and El Salvador, who continue to resist U.S. imperialism’s escalating acts of war.

As other Freedom Fighters recently said, “The U.S. government wants war. It is planning for it and planning on it.” In addition to the massive air, sea and land armies in and around Central America, U.S. military forces are occupying the lands and killing the People from Grenada to Lebanon. Meanwhile the worn out old boogeyman of revolution, socialism, terrorism, outside agitators (Cubans, Russians, etc.) are dragged out in high Hollywood style by Reagan to try to convince the American People to accept and support these military invasions. Not satisfied with already getting hundreds of U.S. soldiers killed – let alone perhaps thousands of civilians that U.S. soldiers have killed, maimed or left homeless by invading these other People’s countries – Americans are now told to honor the blood of those dead soldiers by continuing the occupations and even increasing them. These very same arguments were heard time and time again to justify the continued presence and escalation of the U.S. invasion and war in Vietnam. This old propaganda must not be allowed to work anymore, and our action today, as part of the whole effort by sincere People on every level, is what it will take to end it.

In Central America, U.S. sponsored atrocities continue daily. Death squads in Guatemala and El Salvador feel freer than ever to murder people who express even moderate opposition to the fascist governments because U.S. imperialism has given them a blank cheque of support. Three years after the brutal killings of four American churchwomen, Reagan announced that he would no longer need to approve the fascist government of El Salvador’s human rights policies in order to fund that war. It is obvious that the U.S. government is not concerned with the human rights of the People but only with the power of the right wing dictatorship.

On November 4th, one hundred children, women and men were massacred in the villages of San Nicolas, El Escopeta and Copapayo, El Salvador by the U.S. advised and trained Atlactl battalion.

“Today, the suffering inflicted on our people is of another dimension – it is real genocide.”

-Popular Forces of Liberation Farabundo Marti – El Salvador

In Nicaragua U.S. government backed mercenaries, “contras”, better known as counter-revolutionary rats, conduct frequent attacks all along the borders, killing, raping and maiming hundreds of civilians. Recently these murderers have been planting mines camouflaged with Mickey Mouse and other cartoon characters’ faces which have left numerous children dead or limbless. Not satisfied with this level of barbarity, the CIA has now publicly ordered these mercenary forces to step up their attacks and move them into the urban areas in order to continue receiving their U.S. funds.

Even with these millions of CIA dollars, U.S. government officials have openly admitted that these mercenary bands will never succeed in overthrowing the popular Sandinista government. Therefore, the U.S. imperialists are either just viciously spilling the blood of thousands of people, simply because they want self-determination and freedom, or they are preparing for a Grenada style invasion with U.S. troops © or both. The Nicaraguans have and continue to offer numerous proposals for talks and peace, but meeting with no success they have also strengthened their national readiness to meet an invasion.

“The aircraft carriers are there. U.S. troops are carrying out “prolonged maneuvers” in Honduras. The CIA continues financing the counter-revolution. The Green Berets continue training the Honduran Army. And we continue contributing the dead.

“We want peace. We need peace in order to work, to study; in order to sing; to laugh; in order to simply live.

We want peace. Why won’t they leave us in peace?

What wrong have we done to the people of the United States? We have offered the hand of friendship. Why does their government respond with a clenched fist?

We want peace, but we are disposed to defend ourselves. Neither our petition for peace nor our determination to defend ourselves is rhetorical.” – Sandinistas

Imperialism is the final stage of capitalism. Before it is destroyed it will attempt to bolster itself by supporting every type of fascist government and military adventure. We must stop it , we must join with the Liberation Forces, mass movements, progressive governments and groups, individual acts of sabotage and resistance, to attack imperialism at its base and defeat it for the survival of Humanity.

“We will win our independence and our Freedom by means of our own struggle and with the solidarity of the People of the World.” – Popular Forces of Liberation Farabundo Marti – El Salvador

We dedicate this action to the memory of Michael Stewart, community artist, who was brutally murdered by the New York City pigs and to the Fighting Spirit of Brother Mytari Shabaka Sundiata (s/n Sam Smith) who was gunned down by the pigs of the joint terrorist task force.

REVOLUTION OR DEATH, EL SALVADOR WILL WIN!

DEFEND THE NICRAGUAN REVOLUTION AND THEIR SANDINISTA GOVERNMENT!

U.S OUT OF CENTRAL AMERICA, GRENADA AND LEBANON!

VICTORY TO THE PEOPLE – DEFEAT U.S. IMPERIALISM!

FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS AND POWS

SOLIDARITY AND SUPPORT TO ALL LOCKED DOWN FREEDOM FIGHTERS AND TO ALL GRAND JURY RESISTERS!

SOLIDARITY TO ALL PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS OPPOSING U.S INVOLVEMENT IN CENTRAL AMERICA!

VENCEREMOS!

UNITED FREEDOM FRONT

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Tonight armed units of the United Freedom Front bombed Honeywell offices and facilities in Queens, New York City. This action signals an expansion of our ongoing campaign against the U.S. military machine by also targeting, disrupting and destroying war profiteers and military contractors, who actually supply and maintain the imperialist U.S. armed forces.

As we have tried to point out in the communiques accompanying our attacks on various military installations over the past year, U.S. imperialism is meeting increasing resistance from the Peoples of many countries who are trying to throw off the yoke of oppression. From El Salvador to Grenada to Lebanon, from the Philippines to South Africa and South Korea (and the list goes on), the People, in spite of indescribable brutality and repression, are fighting to gain control of their lands, resources and lives.

Whether it is U.S. military forces directly or any one of dozens of local U.S. puppet rulers who carry out the bestial attacks on the People, the end results are the same: 1) U.S. imperialism owns, controls and manipulates the land, resources and people of these countries; 2) U.S. war contractor companies supply the means for this to happen. While the acts of horror committed against the People of El Salvador, South Africa, etc. might at first not seem connected to the “refined” ruling class corporate board officers of companies like Honeywell, only a little examination will prove that they are steeped up to their necks in the blood of untold thousands of peasants and workers. The weapons, surveillance systems, etc. that U.S. forces or local U.S. backed dictators use to kill and control the People of these countries are made and sold by the war producer corporations. In most cases these war profiteers not only know how their weapons and other products will be used but they will even custom design their items. Just as Hitler had war producers building his ovens, so too U.S. imperialism has death merchants who grow fat from the profits of their tools of destruction.

Honeywell is one of the top twenty military contractors in the United States. They design, develop and produce numerous guidance systems and controls for military aircraft, space vehicles and naval missiles and vessels. They make the navigation for the B©52 strategic bomber. They also produce weapons and weapon components, infrared lighting and sensing systems, laser guidance systems and extensive surveillance equipment. In addition they make combat vehicles, fire control systems, aircraft target detectors, classification systems, chemical defense systems and radar gun fire control equipment. They also make and market a wide range of electronic data processing and communications systems that are made expressly for military and police application.

At Honeywell’s Minneapolis plant they produce the 48MK46, a light weight, deep diving torpedo . They also make receiver transmitter, height indicators and interference systems for various aircraft as well as components for the electronic altimeter used in most U.S. naval aircraft.

Honeywell supplies computers to the fascist government of South Africa. They are credited with providing much of the electrical equipment used to build SASOL, the South African government owned oil-from-coal plant which was built in secrecy and believed to involve the further development of nuclear and other military technologies.Fortunately, armed units of the African National Congress were able to blow it up.

Honeywell also makes component parts for cluster bombs. The cluster bomb is an anti-personnel (i.e. anti-people) bomb made up of individual units contained within a larger bomb. It can break up in the air releasing individual bomblets, resulting in several hundred separate explosions with increased numbers of fragments. These smaller bombs can explode in the air, on the ground or with a delayed fuse. In other words, after the bomb is dropped and people are killed, the survivors come out believing they are safe, but they too can then be killed by the delayed fuse bomblets. Some of these bombs are usually filled with nails.

Cluster bombs kill women, men and children,  soldiers and civilians. They are not designed to go through steel and brick; they are made to tear through flesh.

The U.S. government used cluster bombs extensively in their wars of aggression in South East Asia, especially Vietnam and Laos. Recently they were also used against the Palestinian and Lebanese People by the Israeli zionist forces. Just two weeks ago the zionists negotiated a new deal with Reagan for more weapons, including cluster bombs.

Imperialism, the final murderous stage of capitalism is marked by almost constant aggression against other countries and People and internally by deadly repression and long periods of unbearable economic recession and depression. U.S. imperialism while sending troops all over the world also represses the Black and Native Nations within its borders, as well as brutalizes Third World and poor working people in general. The newspapers in every part of the U.S. are filled with stories of killer cops and soup lines. It’s in these times that the military sucks in the young unemployed to keep up a constant supply of cannon fodder/storm for its present and future wars. Likewise while millions are unemployed and facing homelessness, hunger and sickness, the war producers agree to relatively decent wages to try buy off their workers. WAR PROFIT IS BLOOD MONEY AND WAR PRODUCERS ARE DEATH MERCHANTS. The People want peace and jobs not cluster bombs.

The Northeast is saturated with military contractors like Honeywell, who produce the weapons that are destroying the people and land in Central America and elsewhere. As a matter of revolutionary principle and strategy we must expose and attack them. As a matter of concrete conditions requiring protracted struggle and warfare, we must continue to attack U.S. imperialism, its military and its war producers.

Honeywell has been a focus of popular movements since the Vietnam war and we support and encourage political actions on all levels.

DEFEAT U.S. IMPERIALISM AND ITS DEATH MERCHANTS!

DEFEND THE NICARAGUAN PEOPLE AND THEIR SANDINISTA GOVERNMENT!

VICTORY TO THE SALVADORAN PEOPLE AND THE FMLN/FDR!

FREE ALL POWS AND POLITICAL PRISONERS!

SOLIDARITY TO ALL LOCKED DOWN FREEDOM FIGHTERS AND GRAND JURY RESISTERS!

UNITED FREEDOM FRONT

 

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MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE – TO ALL CIVILIANS AND WORKERS

The United Freedom Front, a revolutionary anti-imperialist organization, has and will continue to engage in armed attacks on military, police and government installations/personnel and death merchants, both military contractors and corporations engaged in oppression of the People and exploitation of our resources.

These attacks have taken various forms. The method addressed by this notice is the use of bombs/explosive devices. It is NOT the intention of the United Freedom Front to hurt any innocent civilians and workers and it has been our procedure, when applicable, to give sufficient warning for evacuation of buildings and to use other methods to minimize the chance of personal injury. The following precautions/procedures must be observed:

A)WHEN A NOTICE HAS BEEN RECEIVED THAT A BUILDING/INSTALLATION HAS BEEN TARGETED FOR BOMBING – IMMEDIATELY EVACUATE ALL CIVILIANS AND WORKERS – GET OUT OF THE BUILDING! REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THE VICINITY – STAY A CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE BUILDING!

B)NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR BOSSES OR BUIDING MANAGERS HAVE A WELL WORKED OUT AND TESTED PROCEDURE BY WHICH YOU AND YOUR CO-WORKERS ARE IMMEDIATELY NOTIFIED OF THE BOMB WARNING AND ALLOWED/INSTRUCTED TO EVACUATE THE BUILDING AT ONCE!

C) DO NOT TOUCH OR HANDLE ANY UNATTENDED BACKAGES, BAGS, BRIEFCASES, SUITCASES, HANDBBAGS, BOXES, ETC.! OBSERVE ANY EXPLICIT WARNINGS ON SUCH PARCELS.

This notice is being distributed to various media, unions, workers groups and community organizations. Please try to see to it that this notice is read by as many people as possible.

U.S. imperialism’s tentacles reach throughout the world, causing suffering and death. In Central America, Nicaragua and El Salvador are just two countries where the American government is trying to destroy the struggle of People for their Freedom. There are many more: Puerto Rico, South Africa, the Philippines, Lebanon, etc., etc. The U.S. government and war profiteer corporations not only take the side of the fascists, but they often engineer events so one murderous gang of generals/fascists after another become the dictators of these countries.

We are in a unique position, being in the U.S. – “the heart of the beast” – to strike a blow for the liberation of People everywhere, including in this country where millions ae cold and hungry, without jobs, adequate healthcare of housing: where racist attacks against our People of color are a daily brutal reality; where fascists calling themselves police and correctional officers, swat teams and task forces commit acts of torture and murder daily against our People. As long as these conditions and the system that created them exist, there will be popular opposition and we will be part of it!

UNITED FREEDOM FRONT

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Tonight armed units of the United Freedom Front bombed offices and facilities of the Motorola Corporation in Queens, New York City. This continues our expanded campaign against the U.S. military machine and the death merchants (war contractor companies) who grow rich from the profits of war production. This action is an expression of solidarity and support for the People of Central America, especially Nicaragua and El Salvador, who are courageously resisting U.S. imperialism in their struggle for Freedom and Self-Determination.

While public awareness of Motorola as a death merchant is not as widespread as it is for other corporations like Honeywell, it none the less has a long bloody history of war production. In 1976, the Pentagon listed Motorola as the 66th largest war contractor in the U.S. with contracts totaling just under 86 million dollars. By 1982 they were ranked 58th with contracts totaling over 143 million dollars. Thanks to Reagan and his “take from the People and give to the bomb makers” policy, in just the first half of 1983, Motorola was already guaranteed 125 million in war contracts. Many of Motorola’s Pentagon contracts are so secret that they are listed in only the vaguest of terms, for example, “9.2 million – army – classified electronics”. Public records do show, however, that Motorola manufactures target detecting devices for the Navy and Air Force, SHRIKE missile antenna kits for the Air Force, missile guidance systems for the Navy, side looking airborne radar for the Mohawk and other reconnaissance aircraft and dozens of other weapon systems including proximity fuses for cluster bombs.

Cluster bombs are anti-personnel/anti-people bombs made up of individual units contained within a larger bomb. A cluster bomb can break up in the air releasing individual bomblets, resulting in hundreds of separate explosions. These smaller bombs can explode in the air, on the ground or with a delayed fuse. Motorola proximity fuses are integral part of these bombs.

Death merchants like Motorola along with U.S. forces all over the world are spearheading U.S. imperialism’s constant need to own and control the lands, lives and resources of as many other nations as possible. The rapidly deepening U.S. involvement/aggression in Central America is probably the clearest example of imperialism. In El Salvador, despite daily murders, extreme repression, untold millions of U.S. government dollars, tons of U.S. military equipment and thousands of U.S. troops in and around their country, the People and their fighting forces (FMLN), are advancing. They are liberating more and more land, setting up popular governing councils and militarily defeating even the so called elite U.S. trained units of the fascist Salvadorean government army. The FMLN has launched two successful campaigns since last fall. The latest titled, “Yankee Aggressors out of Grenada and Central America”, has been decisively successful, including taking over large cities, having a whole company of fascist, puppet government troops surrender, destroying critical and well guarded bridges like the Cuscatlan Bridge and capturing fascist military bases like El Parsiso. The fact is that despite the U.S. government’s bloody support for the fascist government there the People and their FMLN/FDR leaders are turning the tide and will probably be finally winning control of their lives and country in the not so distant future.

As for Nicaragua, the U.S. government has thousands of its troops surrounding this small nation, while a mercenary force of counter revolutionary rats, paid, trained and supplied by the U.S. is regularly killing civilians and damaging property. Recent attacks like the aircraft and speedboat bombing of the Port of Potosi could only have been done from U.S. warships lurking off the Nicaraguan coasts. The Nicaraguan People have responded to this aggression by strengthening their defenses and trying to let the world know that a U.S. invasion is imminent. This is joined by the URNG’s (the People’s guerrilla opposition in Guatemala) recent warning that U.S. aggression is coming while from El Salvador we hear:

“Whether aggression will be directed first against the People of El Salvador or Nicaragua is a decision which lies in Reagan’s hands. Both aggressions are part of the same plan with the same objective…” – FMLN General Command – 11/5/83

Kissinger’s recently released report on Central America calls for just these kinds of invasions. Based on 160 years of American expansionism/imperialism (Monroe Doctrine) and calling for 8 billion dollars worth of U.S. military and other aid, Kissinger essentially laid out a plan to totally control and re-colonize all of Central America. This plan calls for increased support for the counterrevolutionaries in Nicaragua, for hundreds of millions more to the El Salvadorean fascists and generals, resumption of military aid to the generals in Guatemala and a revised and intensified program to “eliminate” the Freedom Fighters. The Monroe Doctrine, Kissinger’s plan and all the present U.S. attempts to control Central America are totally without moral and legal justification and are only based on the power of U.S. imperialism’s bombs and guns.

Motorola not only contributes to imperialism’s international exploitation but also takes advantage of the cheap labor and reactionary governments as well by locating its foreign holdings in countries like Puerto Rico, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Costa Rica, Israel, and South Africa.

In South Africa, Motorola assembles and sells a wide range of electronic equipment. About 15% of their South African sales in 1977 were to government agencies. One half a million dollars worth of equipment was sold to the security forces including two way radios and transmitters which have helped them maintain their racist apartheid policies. Under pressure from the UN’s boycott of South Africa, Motorola no longer sells directly to the government but instead to the State Tender Board, a central procurement agency for several departments including South Africa’s military and security forces.

Being an active supporter and benefactor of the apartheid system in South Africa, it’s no surprise that Motorola has been involved in corrupt and racist policies in the U.S. as well. In 1980, Black Workers won a 13-15 million dollar settlement from a discrimination job bias suit against the company. Over the years, various Motorola executives have been convicted of numerous payoffs and rip off schemes.

Together with its death merchant backers, the U.S. government’s policies of exploitation and repression at home coupled with its export of war and theft of other People’s lands and resources abroad is just what imperialism means. Soup lines, unemployment lines and body bags arriving from different parts of the world is what the real deal is in early 1984 and all the flowery words of worn out old actors can’t change that. We must expose, attack and eliminate these policies and the system that spawns them. Here in the belly of the beast we are in the crucial position of fighting for our own interests and survival while at the same time rendering real support to the Freedom loving People from El Salvador to Nicaragua to South Africa and around the world.

DEFEAT U.S IMPERIALISM AND ITS DEATH MERCHANTS!

U.S OUT OF EL SALVADOR – HANDS OFF NICARAGUA!

VICTORY TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN PEOPLE © DEATH TO APARTHEID!

REVOLUTIONARY SUPPORT AND LOVE TO THE LOCKED DOWN FREEDOM FIGHTER AND GRAND JURY RESISTERS!

WE DEDICATE THIS ACTION AS A PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF EL SALVADOR.

UNITED FREEDOM FRONT

 

UFFCommEightClear“It is not long ago when fascism in South Africa swallowed our heroes in Sharpeville…”

On March 21, 1960, South African fascist police opened fire on unarmed African People gathered to protest the repressive pass laws of apartheid. Sixty-seven People were killed and hundreds wounded in this massacre in Sharpeville.

Tonight, March 19, 1984, armed units of the United Freedom Front bombed the IBM corporate office building at 3000 Westchester Avenue in a northern suburb of New York City. IBM is a death merchant and directly profits from and supports the fascist South African government, and its war of terror against the Freedom loving People of South Africa. We must and will continue the attack on all fronts against U.S. imperialism whose government policies and corporate profits are steeped in the blood of those massacred at Sharpeville, Soweto, Kassinga, Maputo, Maseru and the detention cells and execution chambers of South Afrikkkan prisons.

IBM CORPORATION IS GUILTY OF CRIMES AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA THROUGH THEIR COLLABORATION WITH THE FASCIST GOVERNMENT!

IBM corporate profits translate into brutal repression and exploitation of African People in Azania. The case against IBM is clear, U.S. corporations have over $9 billion invested in South Africa (S.A.). By 1980, U.S. data processing corporations controlled 75% of the sales and 77% of the rentals of computers in S.A. IBM is the largest computer supplier to S.A., having done business with the government since the early1950’s. In 1978 alone, IBM’s South African sales jumped by 250%. The apartheid government is IBM’s single largest customer, accounting for 1/3 of its sales in S.A.

The computer is an integral part of the fascist South African government’s policies of racist repression and control and military attacks and occupations.

*Computers support a wide range of S.A.’s military functions and operations. S.A.’s military relies heavily on IBM for its computers and the company continues to service S.A.’s most sophisticated military computer networks.

* IBM set up Project Korvoor, an automated military logistics system using IBM equipment to supply ammunition and military supplies to units throughout the country. The project enables S.A. to continue its war on Namibia and its frequent attacks against neighboring countries, especially Angola.

*IBM processors are used by the South African Railways to supply military transport, supplies and weapons to its invasion armies in Namibia and Angola.

*IBM supplies military researchers.

*IBM supplies military contractors and arms makers and producers of weapons systems. For example, IBM rents computers to a South African company that produces land rovers for the security forces. These are the same vehicles the S.A. police used in their attack on Soweto and other operations. During the Soweto uprising, 1000 People – many of them children – were killed by the pig security forces.

*IBM supplies computers to a company that make armored vehicles for the S.A. military. Armored vehicles are essential for the type of counterinsurgency and police operations that S.A. is engaged in.

*IBM has maintained military computer installations with embargoed parts supplied through its operations outside the U.S.

*IBM computers are used as an integral part of S.A.’s National Identity System.

*IBM supplies computer software to the S.A. police.

*IBM supplies government agencies with computers, training and service that these same agencies can easily conceal from their real intended end use © military, police and prison.

*IBM supplies computers to the Interior Department’s population registry, the Department of the Prime Minister (P.W. Botha, fascist pig architect of the “total strategy”) as well as many other government agencies.

It is clear that support from U.S. high-tech companies bolsters the fascist S.A. government and the war machine that enforces it. Collaboration with apartheid by U.S. companies, including IBM, by supplying equipment, products, technology and training is equivalent to those criminal enterprises in Nazi Germany that built the Nazi war machine and concentration kamps that were the underpinning of fascism. Millions suffered and died as death merchant corporations made millions in profits.

We know who the collaborators are. We have attacked IBM in the past. We attack them today and will continue to attack them in the future unless they cease their support and dealings with the illegal government of S.A.

After our last bombing attack against IBM facilities, which caused extensive property damage (and helped tarnish their phoney but slick Madison Avenue image), the IBM bosses offered a $25,000 reward for our capture. They encourage collaboration with the enemy on every level. We say: give your $25,000 blood money to the families of those murdered while in the detention cells of South African jails.

In 1980, 30,000 African children in S.A. died of starvation and many others died from related diseases. Millions of Africans including entire communities have been forcibly uprooted from their homes and transferred to the “bantustans”. These so-called bantustans/homelands are nothing more than concentration kamps, occupying small amounts of barren land, administered by brutal goons, armed and supported by the fascist S.A. government. These kamps are wracked with poverty and unemployment, and worse still, one-half of the children die before they reach the age of five.

The computerized “pass system” demands that every African over sixteen must carry a pass (denoting personal statistics, movements, fingerprints, etc.) at all times and which must be shown to the police on demand. Without such a pass, African People cannot work, live or visit in what are designated by the government as “white areas”. One quarter of a million People are arrested every year for so called pass book violations.
TORTURE IS USED ON A ROUTINE BASIS against African People and anyone who opposes apartheid. The well known case of Steve Biko is but one example of the untold numbers of People who have been murdered while under detention of the security police.

Murder, physical beatings, electric shocks, psychological torture and complete isolation are just some of the methods used against those who struggle for human rights. Just last month in Atteridgeville, the pigs broke up a gathering of students protesting corporal punishment in schools, by ramming a truck into the group of children, injuring many and killing 15 year old Emma Sathedgeke.

THERE ARE NO HUMAN RIGHTS IN RASCIST SOUTH AFRICA!!!

Since the Soweto uprising there has been a huge military buildup in S.A. supplementing police forces and directed against Liberation Movements and the People of Namibia, Angola and Mozambique.

The “total strategy” of this fascist government includes the state mobilization and coordination of all S.A.’s resources to meet the threat of “total war”, i.e. Liberation Forces fighting against fascism/imperialism for the Liberation of the Land and its People. This policy goes hand in hand with the “constructive engagement” policy of the U.S. government. U.S. imperialism wants to keep the Nations of southern Africa in economic subjugation to apartheid. U.N. veto power by the U.S. has protected S.A. from more effective economic sanctions.

U.S. policy also means supporting S.A.’s occupation of Angolan territory and support for the counter-revolutionary rats of UNITA/Jonas Savimbi (a favorite stooge of Reagan/Bush as well as of top S.A. generals). The not so secret war conducted by the S.A. regime against the civilians and infrastructure of Angola, Mozambique and other nations supporting the Liberation struggle are also backed by U.S. imperialism. Under Reagan some of the largest and most vicious attacks against the People of Angola have taken place.

The U.S. government under Reagan has reduced the restrictions on the sale of American equipment to the S.A. military and police and has opposed any dismantling of the repressive security apparatus. The fact is, U.S. imperialism is engaged in a war with its fascist accomplice, the Republic of South Africa, against the African Liberation Movements. From Lebanon to El Salvador, from the Philippines to Grenada, in its own borders and around the world, U.S. imperialism, including its death merchant backers, are the enemy of National Liberation and Freedom loving People.

This bombing of IBM facilities along with other armed actions represents one level of struggle against fascist S.A. and U.S. imperialism. There have to be many more actions on all levels and fronts and we support all sincere efforts of People fighting against apartheid and imperialism.

The People of Azania and Namibia have an unbreakable determination to be free reflecting the real will of the People for National Liberation and Socialism.

1984 – The Year of the Women of Azania, the year of continuing struggle against fascism/imperialism….

“fascism your days are numbered on African soil © you have committed crimes.. never to be forgotten.
imperialism .. your grave has been made days fixed when you’ll be driven fast to your abyss
Mother Africa has condemned you to death!”

– Poem by an Azanian Sister

This action is dedicated to the Revolutionary Fighters, Simon Mogoerane, Thabo Motaung and Jerry Mosoldi, ANC guerrillas executed by the fascist S.A. government on June 9, 1983. YOUR SPIRIT WILL ALWAYS LIVE!

DEFEAT U.S IMPERIALISM AND ITS DEATH MERCHANTS!

VICTORY TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN PEOPLE © DEATH TO APARTHEID!
ŒREVOLUTIONARY SUPPORT AND LOVE TO THE LOCKED DOWN FREEDOM FIGHTERS AND GRAND JURY RESISTERS!

FREE ALL POW’S AND POLITICAL PRISONERS!

SOLIDARITY AND SUPPORT TO ALL GROUPS AND PEOPLE FIGHTING RACIST SOUTH AFRICA!

BUILD THE REVOLUTIONARY RESISTANCE MOVEMENT!

UNITED FREEDOM FRONT

 

UFFCommNineClearToday armed units of the United Freedom Front attack the General Electric Corporation’s offices of the aerospace strategic planning and aircraft division, Huntington Quadrangle, Huntington, Long Island, New York. This action is in response to the vicious escalation of the air war in El Salvador, which in recent months alone has caused the death of hundreds of Salvadorean civilians, primarily children, women and elderly people who remain in the villages that are bombed.

General Electric, (G.E.) the fourth largest military contractor in the U.S. and the second largest in New York state, has millions of dollars of military contracts with the U.S. government and its fascist accomplices. G.E. supplies the turbo©jet engines that power the A-37-B “Dragonfly” attack aircraft used in El Salvador. This war plane carries up to 6000 pounds of bombs and other weaponry and has dropped cluster bombs, napalm and white phosphorous on the civilian population. Also mounted on the A-37-B is the G.E. manufactured 7.62mm mini-gun which has a rate of fire of 6000 rounds per minute. In a strategy based on terrorizing the civilian population, the A-37-B has dropped up to 30 bombs a day on the Salvadorean People. The A-37-B is the most powerful bomber in the armed forces of El Salvador, Honduras and the genocidal regime of Guatemala.

The recently appropriated 70 million dollars granted to the fascist Salvadoran government by Congress as they rushed off to their vacations, adds to the hundreds of millions of dollars to perpetuate a war against the Freedom-seeking People of El Salavdor. This same money could be used instead to help meet the basic human needs of the poor and working People of this country and other nations.

The farce of the CIA-backed election of Duarte has brought no significant changes to El Salvador. The military/oligarchy still rules! U.S. imperialism is still entrenched and expanding in the region. Duarte has turned his back on the legitimate proposals for peace offered by the FMLN/FDR. The fact is that when Duarte was president before, during 1980-82, a major search and destroy strategy was carried out killing tens of thousands of people. The government junta, while under the leadership of Duarte, assassinated many in the political leadership of FDR and the Archbishop Romero, as well as the four American Maryknoll clergywomen. Death squads ran rampant and several massacres took place including the December 1981 massacre of almost 1000 peasants in El Mozote, Morazan Province. The truth is that Duarte is a terrorist backed by the U.S. government with the complicity of the U.S. Congress.

Indications are that the Ray-gun government is preparing for a massive U.S. invasion of the Central American region with the probable use of U.S. combat troops. The U.S. has built up a military infrastructure in Honduras, constantly engaging in war maneuvers on the borders of El Salvador and Nicaragua. The largest war maneuvers that have ever taken place in the Guantanamo base, troops on Puerto Rico and the Island of Vieques, disregarding totally the rights of the People’s of these lands. In addition there has been increased funding to the murderous regime in Guatemala and large scale contra attacks on Nicaragua with many civilian casulaties as a result.

Opposition to the U.S. imperialist policies in Central America is ever-increasing. While this is encouraging, it must continue to grow and broaden. Community and church gatherings, demonstrations and occupations, the growth of the underground railroad/the sanctuary movement as well as armed actions all demand that the People of this country do not want another Vietnam. The government’s reaction to this opposition has been to send out its secret police (FBI) to intimidate people and organizers, split heads at demonstrations and to try to make the sanctuary of Central American refugees a criminal act.

The United Freedom Front salutes all of those involved with these efforts but a special salute to those who make the greatest sacrifices: the courageous and enduring People of El Salvador and Nicaragua. We congratulate the soldiers and cadre of the FMLN on their recent military victories! The UFF is continuing it s campaign against war profiteers with an armed attack against General Electric. Far from “bringing good things to life”, these death merchants have always placed profits before people. Under the guise of progress they have expanded their business from that of light bulb and radio producers to supplying oppressive regimes with some of the most deadly and destructive weaponry available to date. All the while they maintain their public image with their old line that, “progress is our most important product”.

The General Electric produced A-37-B attack jet with its G.E. “muttering death” minigun is merely one aircraft and one gun in a vast G.E. produced arsenal. To name but a few, this arsenal includes jet engines for attack planes and bombers, aircraft and other guns, armored vehicles, helicopter engines, ammunition and extensive involvement in nuclear weapons production including the Trident nuclear powered sub and the Persian II missile system.

G.E. has a long history of supplying its weaponry to the U.S. government which in turn has supplied it to some of the most reactionary governments on the face of the earth, ,

G.E.’s A-37-B “Dragonfly” was used extensively in Vietnam on bombing runs. The death toll among civilians was staggering.

After the murder of Allende and the counter-revolution in Chile the U.S. sent 34 A-37-A’s to strengthen the fascist junta and later increased that number. The U.S. government does not recognize human rights in Chile!

A-37’s have also been sent to Thailand, Uruguay, the Shah’s Iran, the Philippines and others.

G.E. had a very supportive role with the colonial Portuguese government that ruled Mozambique and Angola before the People’s Liberation. Its support prolonged the rule of the Portuguese and cost countless lives.

G.E. is a rich, powerful and fat corporation, which is profiting from the suffering of the People of El Salvador and Nicaragua, as it profited from the Vietnam war. There its engines powered aircraft that dropped bombs and chemicals such as Agent Orange on the Vietnamese People as well as the American G.I.’s. Its guns were mounted on the planes that ripped people apart as they fled from their villages.

These maggots sit in their boardrooms and calculate their millions in profit while the People suffer.

“No More!  the Suffera will rise 
babylon will fall – too tall!
All Power to the People!”

For Comrade George Jackson – murdered August 21, 1971 
For the People of El Salvador and Nicaragua 
For the Sufferers – the Homeless – the Unemployed – the Hungry 
For the imprisoned 
For those who die in the streets

“People are already dying who could be saved.
Generations more will die or live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act.
Discover humanity and your love in revolution.
Pass on the torch. Join us, give up your own life for the People.”

– Comrade George

DEFEAT U.S IMPERIALISM AND ITS DEATH MERCHANTS!

U.S. OUT OF EL SALVADOR – HANDS OFF NICARAGUA!

VICTORY TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN PEOPLE – DEATH TO APARTHEID!

FREE ALL POW’S AND POLITICAL PRISONERS!!

REVOLUTIONARY LOVE AND SUPPORT TO THE LOCKED DOWN FREEDOM FIGHTERS AND GRAND JURY RESISTERS!

UNITED FREEDOM FRONT

 

 

UFFCommTenClear

Tonight, September 26, 1984, in a direct demonstration of solidarity with the People of Azania and against the racist apartheid regime in South Africa, armed units of the United Freedom Front attacked the Union Carbide Corporation research laboratory and engineering complex in Tarrytown, New York, for their complicity and the support of the white minority government of South Africa.

Since August, Azania has been in the midst of the most widespread and serious uprisings since Soweto in 1976. In early September, the People in Sharpeville, Sebokeng and Evaton staged mass demonstrations and rallies. Within a few days other townships rose up including Soweto. Over sixty People have been killed and hundreds more injured by the bullets, whips and teargas of the South African police and security forces.

The “election” boycott movement put thousands of People in the streets and effectively showed that neither the Asian nor the mixed race (Coloured) People were interested in apartheid’s phony schemes. Of the eligible voters in both the Asian and Coloured population only about 18% actually voted. The elections last month were an attempt to give a face lift to the ugly racist system by allowing the Asian and Coloured People to participate in a subservient type of parliament. Meanwhile, twenty-five million Black People – the vast majority of people in South Africa (S.A.) – will have absolutely no rights under the Constitution. They cannot vote, hold any government positions or have any control over their lives or their land. Underlining the unrest is the most severe recession since the 1930’s. The new Constitution was just more fuel for the fire to be added to the subhuman housing on useless land in selected areas (townships), high unemployment (in some places more than 50%), the Pass Law and the systematic and brutal oppression of the Azanian People as a whole.

Midst the recent rebellions, Black gold miners went on strike for higher wages and better working conditions. While they were able to win some concessions, seven of them paid with their lives and scores more were left injured in violent clashes with the S.A. pigs. Though, Black miners are amongst the highest paid of Black Workers, they’re forced to live with, at most, $265.00 per month, while their white counterparts are guaranteed the best jobs and can expect to average $1,350.00 per month. This kind of racist disparity has fueled the militant spirit of the Azanian People.

The People are fed up with apartheid, a degenerative system under which the huge majority of people have no human or political rights, where severe poverty is all that most of the Black People live with in a very rich land abundant in agriculture, gold, diamonds and coal. The slightest opposition to this systematic inhumanity, by anyone, children included, is met with the utmost in barbaric viciousness. Death, poverty and starvation are everyday realities in the live of the Azanian People.

Union Carbide is one of the major U.S. corporations in S.A. engaged in vital aspects of the S.A. economy including mining (they are heavily involved with metals), and heavy manufacturing. Mining itself earns well over half of all S.A.’s foreign exchange. This being so, Union Carbide has a major role in sustaining the apartheid system. In keeping with our Revolutionary duty we are striking at Union Carbide in support of the Azanian People and attacking a company that is part of the imperialist system which oppresses many peoples in many lands.

We, as Revolutionary Fighters, realize that only through our combined efforts can we think to overthrow imperialism, which reaches from U.S. corporate boardrooms to S.A. mines. It survives on the brutal exploitation of other peoples and has no respect for human life. The capitalists must be attacked on many fronts. While our Comrades are fighting on their home front in Azania, we will strike here in the belly of the beast on our home front! We call on all progressive-minded People to understand that the only way to break this death-hold is by physically destroying it … history has shown that there is no other way to get rid of it. Rise in support of oppressed Peoples everywhere. Help to end this worldwide domination by striking at the fascists where it hurts: where they work, play and live. We support and encourage anti-apartheid activities on all levels: divestment campaigns, public education, mass protests against corporations who benefit from and support apartheid and against U.S. government policies and officials who prop up, direct or apologize for the S.A. racists. We firmly believe that these efforts must be intensified and increased to include sabotage and armed actions. The connections between S.A. apartheid and U.S. racism/imperialism are clear with the same enemy here as is there. We further our internal struggle when we strike a blow in union with our Azanian Sisters and Brothers.

We dedicate this action to 6 year old Thabo Sibeko and all other brave People recently murdered by the S.A. fascists.

“My blood will nourish the tree which will bear the fruits of Freedom. Tell my People that I love them and that they must continue the struggle, Do not worry about me but about those who are suffering.”

Solomon Mahlangu (guerrilla fighter executed April 1979)

DEATH TO APARTHEID!!

VICTORY TO THE AZANIAN PEOPLE!!

S.A. OUT OF NAMIBIA!!

DEFEAT U.S. IMPERIALISM AND ITS DEATH MERCHANTS!!

FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS AND POWS!!

BUILD THE REVOLUTIONARY RESISTANCE MOVEMENT!!

SOLIDARITY AND SUPPORT TO THE LOCKED DOWN FREEDOM FIGHTERS AND THE GRAND JURY RESISTERS!!

UNITED FREEDOM FRONT

 

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