A friendless, troubled college freshman, London Marr joins a group of campus anarchists incensed by Bush's Mideast war. He takes to leftist agitation like a natural, and soon he's out there burning flags for peace. Finally, he has a purpose. He's fighting evil, and having a great time doing it in the party atmosphere of campus anti-war demonstrations. A solitary freak no longer, he's part of a mass movement for social change. He even hooks up with Triss, the first girlfriend he's ever had.
Gino is a hothead pushing a philosophy of political violence. Because peaceful protest won't accomplish a thing. Never stopped an imperialist war, and never will. Gino's talk of Revolution sounds like what London's been seeking his whole life, and the older boy starts to seem like the nihilistic big brother he's never had. Until Gino's bomb explodes on campus, maiming a janitor, and forcing London to question whether he's down with blowing people up in the name of world peace. And whether he wants to spend the rest of his life sharing a prison cell with Gino, as the FBI descends on student leftists full-force.
Gino isn't stopping at one bomb either, not while America oppresses the world and destroys the planet. He sees enemies everywhere, including a former best friend too weak-kneed to do what it's going to take to sink the System. With cops yanking peace activists off the streets, Gino sets his sights on London as the next target for his rage.
Here's why you don't give characters geographic names: "With cops yanking peace activists off the streets, Gino sets his sights on London as the next target for his rage."
You're awash in descriptions of characters. Pare down. Focus. The read The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing.