Now is the time to free Leonard Peltier

Posted on September 12, 2009

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“Never cease in the fight for peace, justice and equality for all people. Be persistent in all that you do and don’t allow anyone to sway you from your conscience.” —Leonard Peltier

http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/

Leonard Peltier — a great-grandfather, artist, writer, & indigenous rights activist — is a citizen of the Anishinabe and Dakota/Lakota Nations who has been unjustly imprisoned since 1976. If you don’t know who Leonard Peltier is please go here to read more: http://www.freepeltiernow.org Also find out more here:  http://www.leonardpeltier.net/theman.htm

I Am Barack Obama’s Political Prisoner Now
FROM — http://www.counterpunch.org/peltier09112009.html

A Letter from LEONARD PELTIER
PRISONER #89637-132
September 11, 2009

…”But the truth is that my gravest offense is my innocence. In Iran, political prisoners are occasionally released if they confess to the ridiculous charges on which they are dragged into court, in order to discredit and intimidate them and other like-minded citizens. The FBI and its mouthpieces have suggested the same, as did the parole commission in 1993, when it ruled that my refusal to confess was grounds for denial of parole.” Read the whole letter

Leonard Peltier’s Birthday is September 12

09/05/09
SUN DANCE CHIEF BEGINS FASTS AT WHITE HOUSE FOR LEONARD PELTIER: SEEKS MEETING WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA
FROM — http://www.counterpunch.org/peltier09112009.html

As a result of Peltier’s recent parole denial, BEN CARNES, Choctaw Nation, and a Sun Dance Chief, states he will go to Washington, D.C. to stand and fast in front of the White House between September 5th – 12th, in hopes of securing a meeting with President Obama.

Leonard Peltier has been an international symbol of American injustice based upon critical questions surrounding his conviction in 1977 in the deaths of two FBI agents. Amnesty International has designated Peltier as a political prisoner and a U.S. prosecutor has admitted in court during an appeal hearing that he did not know who killed the agents and cannot prove who did. A federal judge who heard this statement was unable to afford any relief wrote a letter to Sen. Inouye to ask the president to grant clemency.

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Sign a Petition

http://www.petitiononline.com/Release/petition.html

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Recent
On August 21, 2009, upon hearing the news that Leonard Peltier had again been denied parole, we renewed the call for an Executive Review of the Peltier case by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Video:  July 28, 2009

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Prayer Vigil Sunday, September 12, 2009
Los Angeles, CA
There will be a prayer gathering at 6pm on Saturday the 12th for Leonard Peltier and Ben Carnes (during his fast to bring awareness to Pres. Obama about Peltier’s injustice). People may bring small items for the vigil, which will include artwork and gifts. We would like to get these to Peltier’s family.
Artists should get involved, and I encourage you to create something small that will bring positive energy to Peltier and his family. (Please nothing larger than what would fit in a shoe box as this may be expensive to ship).

Nahui Ohlin Cultural Store
1511 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90026

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Buy Leonard Peltier’s Art
http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/shop.htm

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