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 From the Album: Revolution

All Tracks Arranged, Produced and Written By Little Steven (aka Steve Van Zandt)

 

Lyrics: 

 

Leonard Peltier sleeps in a prison tonight

 

For 400 years he’s lived with justice washed white

 

His crime was tradition spoken with pride

 

 

 

And the evidence that put him there

 

Was deliberately falsified

 

And the government spends a lot of money

 

To keep the red man quiet

 

 

 

He should say what he wants to say

 

And it’s time we listened

 

He should pray where he wants to pray

 

Without asking permission

 

 

 

Leonard Peltier

 

Where is the justice for Leonard Peltier?

 

 

 

June ’75 Pine Ridge Reservation

 

Two FBI trespass Lakota Nation

 

Looking for trouble their army waiting outside

 

 

 

And trouble they brought some

 

They were pawns in the big game

 

For stolen minerals and tourists

 

They were sacrificed in profit’s name

 

 

 

And what would you do?

 

As you stare into the face of

 

The genocide of your people

 

Put yourself in the place of

 

 

 

Leonard Peltier

 

Where is the justice for Leonard Peltier?

 

 

 

Somebody ask the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Somebody ask the Bureau of Indian Affairs

 

Somebody ask the Bureau of Land Management

 

Somebody ask the Environmental Protection Agency

 

 

 

Ask them about Raymond Yellowthunder

 

Wesley Badheart Bull

 

Joe Killsright Stuntz

 

Tina Trudell

 

Annie May Aquash

 

Pedro Bissonnette

 

Delphine Eagledeer

 

Byron Deserta

 

Buddy Lamont

 

 

 

Leonard Peltier

 

Where is the justice for Leonard Peltier?

 

 

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New  Free  Leonard Peltier  CD

Free Leonard Peltier - Conscious Hip Hop Album
Free Leonard Peltier – A Conscious Hip Hop Album

Hip Hop’s Contribution

to the Freedom Campaign

  1. 1. A Piece for Peltier from a Panther Cub,  Chairman Fred Hampton Jr
    2. Right This Wrong,  Rakaa of Dilated Peoples & 2Mex
    3. Hold Your Head Up,  M1 of Dead Prez & DJ Child
    4. Political Prisoner,  Immortal Technique
    5. When I Rhyme,  Skyzoo, Talib Kweli & Reks
    6. On Leonard Peltier,  T-K.A.S.H.
    7. Raid My Home,  The Dime
    8. Release Me,  Arievolution & Iamani I. Ameni
    9. Never Forget, Joe Stuntz  Eseibio
    10. Do It Movin’,  Bicasso & DJ Fresh
    11. Trail of Tears,  Mama Wisdom
    12. Peltier’s Beat Goes On,  Buggin Malone
    13. Right This Wrong (Instrumental),  Deeskee

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Get Yourself down to the Listening Party

More Listening party info here

Listening party for new hip hop cd, the ‘Free Leonard Peltier Album,’ Tuesday, Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m., at the Black Dot Café, 1195 Pine St., West Oakland, California

Album Notes :

Hip Hop Activists Unite for Leonard Peltier

Free Leonard Peltier is progressive hip hop’s contribution to the campaign to free Native American activist Leonard Peltier.
Wrongfully convicted in connection with the shooting deaths of two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1977, Peltier maintains his innocence.

“Our mission is to highlight a case that clearly is an abuse of the legal standards of American justice,” said executive producer A-Ron.The first track, “A Piece for Peltier from a Panther Cub,” is an introduction from Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr., the son of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, Sr., who like Peltier was targeted by the FBI’s notorious counterintelligence program or COINTELPRO. Hampton, Sr., was a Black Panther who was shot to death while sleeping by the Chicago Police in 1969.
“Human rights organizations are trying to right this wrong, but for Peltier the least I can do is write this song. It’s been over 30 years of tears and frustration since the brother stood up with no fear for the nation,” proclaims Rakaa (Dilated Peoples) with 2Mex in their tribute song for Peltier called “Right This Wrong”.Other contributing hip hop artists include Immortal Technique, M1 of Dead Prez, Talib Kweli, Skyzoo, Reks, T-Kash, The Dime, Arievolution & iamani i. iameni, Mama Wisdom, Bicasso of the Living Legends, Eseibio, and Buggin Malone.
The 13-track CD can be purchased on iTunes and at cdbaby.com.Imprisoned for 35 years—currently at the federal prison in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania—Leonard Peltier has been designated a political prisoner by Amnesty International. Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, 55 Members of Congress and others—including a judge who sat as a member of the court in two of Peltier’s appeals—have all called for his immediate release. Widely recognized for his humanitarian works and a six-time Nobel Prize nominee, Peltier also is an accomplished author and painter.This project is endorsed by the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee. For information on the Peltier case, visit www.whoisleonardpeltier.info .Also see US Versus Leonard Peltier: Evidence of a Wrongful Conviction. From the files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation: http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/download/CriticalFBIDocs.pdf.

source: cdbaby

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