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Leonard Peltier, Standing Strong for the People

by TalkingFeather Radio

Wed, May 25, 2011

Leonard Peltier has been standing strong for the people for many years.   Leonard has been in prison for over 30 years and in spite of that fate, he has managed to motivate, encourage and help people and organizations throughout the world.  His accomplishments as a humanitarian, activist, artist and writer are amazing.

Dorothy Ninham and Harvey Arden will be the guests. Dorothy Ninham who is one of the board of directors for the Leonard Peltier Defense-Offense Support Committee. Dorothy is a long time American Indian Activist. Harvey Arden is an author/editor of Wisdomkeepers: Meetings with Native American Spiritual

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Don Red Bear

Who is Leonard Peltier?

by Don Red Bear

Wed, May 25, 2011

Chief  Twodog  of  The  Western Lenape Nation  speaks about  Leonard Peltier.                                                                                                




                                                                                                                     
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Help build the movement to bring about Leonard’s release from prison

September 12, 2010
Honor Leonard Peltier for his 66th birthday

American Indian Education Center (AIEC)
749 Story Rd (at Remillard)
San Jose, CA 95122

Date: Sunday 9/12

Program:
Update on Leonard Peltier
Statement by Leonard Peltier
Sign birthday cards to Leonard
Birthday meal & cake

Sponsored by LPDOC Chapter Silicon Valley, CA (Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee)
For more information, contact Donna
(home) 408-293-4774
(Mobile) 408-569-6608 or email: FreeLeonardPeltier@hotmail.com

Attend A Birthday Party
For Leonard Peltier

La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, Ca 94705
Call: 510-849-2568

Date: Sunday 9/12
5:00 – 7:30pm

Special guest speaker Leonard Foster. Performances by Goodshield, Lorna D. Cervantes, Matt Callahan, and Coyotess Tails! Drumming by All Nation Singers! & traditional dancers.  Sponsored by AIM West and Leonard Peltier Support Group of Northern California.

For more information call 415-577-1492, or www.aimwest.info 

Web: www.lapena.org/event/1549

Support Leonard Peltier
Celebrate his 66th Birthday in
New York at
Washington Square Park

Date: Sunday, 9/12 1:00pm

Location: Washington Square Park, Manhattan (A/C/E, D/F to W 4th St, N/R to 8th St-NYU)

Contact: nyclpsg@gmail.com

Join the LP-DOC New York Chapter Sunday, September 12, 2010 1pm at Washington Square Park to support and celebrate Leonard Peltier’s 66th Birthday. They will be canvassing for petition signatures to FREE PELTIER!

Web: http://nycal.mayfirst.org/node/1552

Birthday Party for
Leonard Peltier sponsored by
the Jericho Chapter of 
Albuquerque and the LPDOC Chapter – Albuquerque, NM

Date: Sunday 9/12
5:00 to 9:00 pm

Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice
202 Harvard, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

It’s a Potluck!  Bring a dish to share and your “spare” coins for Leonard’s commissary account.

Contact Information:
EMAIL your questions to

Paulette D’auteuil albq.jericho@gmail.com or
Peter Clark lpsupport@whoisleonardpeltier.info

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Internationalist Books & Community Center
405 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC  27516

Date: Wednesday 9/15
7:00 PM

Phone: (919) 942-1740

A letter writing night where we send birthday cards to political prisoners. It’s an easy way to let these people know they aren’t forgotten. These men and women fought for many of the freedoms we take for granted today. This month we write to Leonard Peltier, Native writer and warrior; Brian McCarvill, censorship opponent; Sekou Kambui, incredible civil rights and Black Panther activist; Steve Murphy, courageous environmental activist. Brought to you by the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective.

YOU CAN JOIN IN
Write or send Birthday Greetings to Leonard :

Leonard Peltier
#89637-132
USP-Lewisburg
US Penitentiary
PO Box 1000
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Supporters can forward funds to Leonard’s commissary account.

The deposit must be in the form of a MONEY ORDER only** made out to: Leonard Peltier #89637-132.

Note: The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that do not have valid inmate information. **Personal checks or cash are not accepted.

Send money orders to this address ( Do not send anything else with the money order ) :

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Leonard Peltier
#89637-132
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

For more event listings
Visit The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee (LPDOC)
Web: www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/calendar.htm

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Posted on behalf of the

Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

June 26, 2010


Greetings,


I want to first say thank you–thank you for taking the time and making the commitment to come to this place–but thank you mostly for remembering. Sometimes I sit in this cage and I find myself wondering if anyone really remembers. Many days, remembering is all my mind allows me to do. So, again, thank you. Thank you for bearing witness and being a part of a living memory.


But maybe the most important thing I’d like to say is don’t forget. Not ever.


You must be the historians who keep this lesson alive because this story isn’t about one day, one event, one person, or even one lifetime. This is a story that goes all the way back to the day a misguided fool, whose name I won’t even mention, led his troops in an attack on innocent people at the Greasy Grass, and in the process go  himself and over two hundred of his troopers killed. And while the victors on that day had no choice but to defend themselves, we have been the victims of a genocidal revenge that continues until this very moment. So don’t forget. Not ever.



It is vengeance that preoccupies the mind of the colonizer. It is this fervor to show us who is boss that led to the massacre at Wounded Knee, the theft of the Black Hills, the establishment of boarding schools, and the criminalization of our languages and traditional ways. It is vengeance that armed the GOON squads, killed our leaders, and surrounded our people at Wounded Knee again in 1973. Revenge is why they today prosecute Indian people for the crimes they know the government committed during their murderous campaigns of the last generation. Vengeance is what killed Joe Stuntz, Anna Mae Aquash, Buddy Lamont and so many others. Getting even is what keeps me in prison. So don’t forget. Not ever.



All of these events are bound together, interrelated and interdependent. And quite clearly the lesson they intend for us to learn is don’t defend yourselves. Don’t stand up for what is right. Don’t think for yourselves. Don’t choose to be who you are. Don’t remember your ancestors. Don’t live in defense of the Earth. Don’t you do it! Don’t even think about it. If you do, this government–this mindset of control–will unleash an attack so vast it will even seek to destroy our genetic memories. So don’t forget. Not ever.

In days past, some among our people were induced to become “scouts”. For whatever reasons, these individuals made possible the treacherous campaigns that resulted in the deaths of countless innocent people. These days–sadly–there are still these types amongst us. The government preys on the weaknesses of these people, inducing them to turn against the rest of us. The government uses this treachery to cover up state sanctioned murder and terrorism. They do this and then tell us that what we remember didn’t really happen at all, as though memory or truth is something to be shaped and molded to fit a preconceived outcome. So don’t forget. Not ever.
.
We gather today after decades and generations of blood and trauma.

We gather in defiance.

And we remember.

We remember not just one day or one event, because remembering what occurred on June 25 or June 26–or any particular date–is important, but not as important as an understanding of the ongoing campaign of colonization. This is a continuing human drama of slaughter and uncontrollable blood lust and we’re still here, engaged in our running defense; praying for balance, peace and justice; and trying to make some sense of it all. Perhaps, in the face of such a menace, the most important thing we can do is remember. So teach your children. Pass this knowledge. Don’t forget. Not ever.


Remembering is resisting and, if we remember, then we’ll be free one day. Free of their mindset. Free of their theft. Free of their guns and their bombs. Free of their cages. Free to be who we are. And free of their fear. That’s the truest freedom of all and true freedom is what this is really all about, not the illusion of freedom they offer us
.
So don’t forget. Not ever.


In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,

Leonard Peltier



See also
<http://lpdoc.blogspot.com/2010/06/opening-ceremony-us-social-forum.html>,
Leonard’s message to the US Social Forum.

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LP-DOC
PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND  58106
Phone: 701/235-2206
Fax: 701/235-5045
E-mail: contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info


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