It is very unfortunate that my political struggle — my stated objective to wage war on vivisectors and their despicable war crimes — has been overshadowed and compromised by internal drama since I was jailed on a bond violation in the summer of 2012. For anyone who has been paying attention (or trying to look away), another person in this movement and I have been engaged in a 2-year long slugfest that has plunged the depths of personal attacks and served to take the focus off the animals. And we’ve both provided vivisectors with countless hours of entertainment. These are truly my deepest regrets. I have chosen to disengage and to no longer participate or retaliate in this nonsense irrespective of what any other party chooses to do. My actions alone will speak for me going forward.
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Brian Vaillancourt will serve another six and a half years for attempting to burn down a McDonald’s in Rosemont. His out date is set for September 25, 2020. And it is imperative that we rally around our comrades while they are in the hands of the state. Prisoners look forward to getting mail. Any imprisoned Animal Liberation activist is inspired and encouraged to hear about our work for the animals outside. Write a letter, take action in his honor, or make a donation today.
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New statement from Kevin, April 1st 2014.
“In prison, you want to know that others are taking up where you left off. So when people ask me what they should do to support prisoners, I tell them to send movement news. Even in the grayest correctional bubble, word of critters scurrying from concentration camps is enough to bring a sense of freedom flooding back into any activist’s veins.
But these days, when I hear the latest, it often has the opposite effect.
by Walter Bond
Whenever we the human race set about oppressing another group from within or from outside our own species the justifications we use are not only similar in design but often times exact verbatim. There is a fairly intricate pathology to how we determine the otherness of different groups. Unfortunately, it is far too complex for the scope of this slim essay. However, I would like to highlight a couple prime examples that I have come across in my years as an activist for the liberation of Animals and the Earth, as well as my experience as a political prisoner because of that fight.
Earlier today, Brian was moved from Stateville to Danville Correction Center in Illinois. Because he was unable to retain competent counsel, he accepted a plea deal on February 3, 2014, was convicted of aggravated arson, and was sentenced to 9 years. Brian was looking at going away for 30 years if convicted at trial. He had already served a full year in Cook County Jail and is now scheduled to complete the balance of his sentence at Danville.
A legal fund has been established that will allow Brian to hire an attorney to appeal his sentence. Please visit this support page HERE. All contributions are greatly appreciated.
by Walter Bond
According to the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary 11th edition the definition of the word “compassion” is: “Sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it”. Very well, by the definition thus given we see right off the bat that compassion is more than just a feeling, or a pretentious connection with others’ pain. It is far more than a buzzword to be bandied about in the name of a cause.
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Update (May 19): A special prosecutor has been assigned in his case. His case is considered “political” and they’re looking to throw the book at him. Brian is in a high crimes unit with murderers and violent offenders but he’s well and in good spirits. His commissary fund is now exhausted and he cannot buy paper, stamps, or hygiene products. Please write him to lend some encouragement. And he greatly appreciates any donations to help him get through this difficult time. He’s confident he will beat the charges against him.
Brian was arrested on February 9, 2013 in Chicago for allegedly trying “to burn down a slaughterhouse known as McDonalds.” He is currently being held in the Cook County Jail on a $250,000 bond.
Brian Vaillancourt was arrested on February 9, 2013 in Chicago for allegedly trying to burn down a McDonalds. He is currently being held in the Cook County Jail on a $250,000 bond. His next court appearance is April 29. He wants everyone to know that:
“This is a ‘real’ war and I intend on fighting until my last breathe on earth. And although me being locked up is nothing compared to what the animals go through, we must continue to fight even harder than ever. The enemy is real.”