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Last updated 12:47AM ET
January 16, 2021
WFCR Local Features
WFCR Local Features
Activist Ray Levasseur Comes to WMass - A Year After Denial By UMass
(wfcr) - Ray Levasseur -- a former radical political activist -- is making his first appearance in Western Massachusetts since 1989, when he was tried for sedition in Springfield as part of the "Ohio 7". Although those charges were dropped, he served 20 years in federal prison as a leader of the "United Freedom Front", an underground organization that protested apartheid in South Africa and U.S. involvement in Central America. The group was held responsible for a series of bombings and the killing of a New Jersey state trooper. Levasseur almost returned to Massachusetts last year, but his invitation to speak at UMass-Amherst was rescinded. He spoke recently with WFCR's Karen Brown. © Copyright 2021, wfcr