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Vigil For Leonard Peltier’s Release

  • Time: Thursday, December 16, 2010 · 7:00am – 5:00pm 

  • Location: White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

  • A Call To Stand For Leonard Peltier

     

    Barack Obama will host the second White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 16, 2010. As part of his campaign, Obama promised to hold yearly meetings with tribes. His first summit took place November 5, 2009. All 565 federally recognized tribes are invited to send one representative to the conference.

    We need any and all supporters in D.C. to demonstrate our support of Leonard Peltier on Dec 16th. If it is like last year, we will stand across the street from the Department of the Interior Building from sunrise til 5 pm. It is vital to all our efforts that we have a strong attendance. We know this is short notice… but its the best we’ve got. We have to be there in large numbers-we can’t let them believe we have gone away. Anyone who thinks they can attend, please contact us.

    Barbara and Peter Clark

    LP DOC Chapter Coordinators

    Email: lpsupport@whoisleonardpeltier.info

    Web Site: http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/

    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

    Preview It Now on Itunes :

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    Preview/Download songs or purchase FULL CD:

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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

    Justice for LP

    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





    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.

    Visit our auction site and place a bid!
    <http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/auction.htm>



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


    Source : via email from [Friends of Peltier]

    Never Forget by Leonard Peltier 

    by WindsNature from YOUTUBE




    This is a statement made by Leonard Peltier on June 26th 2010, courtesy ofhttp://www.oglalacommemoration.com and also Leonard Peltier’s Defense Offense Committee who also have a YouTube site at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLPDOC
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    Thanks also to Robbie Robertson, and The Crazy Horse Singers for the music.
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    And most of all thanks to Leonard Peltier himself for MAKING THE STAND AND LIVING THE TRUTH FOR FREEDOM FOR ALL THE OYATE. NEVER FORGOTTEN.
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    Perunista Carlos QC

    Peruanista Carlos QC

    Carlos A. Quiroz Interviews

    Sun Dance Chief, Ben Carnes

    Ben Carnes Coctaw Nation

    Ben Carnes Choctaw Nation

    Leonard Peltier turn 64 Today

    Leonard Peltier turns 65 Today

    Indigenous Video Journalist Peruanista

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    Interviews Sun Dance Chief Ben Carnes

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    on Leonard Peltier’s 65th Birthday

    Indigenous Journalist, Carlos A. Quiroz. aka Peruanista, interviews Choctaw Nations, Sun Dance Chief, Ben Carnes in Washington DC on 9/12/2009.

    Carnes was in DC to protest the decision of the Parole Commission to deny Leonard Peltier Parole. Carnes protested by fasting, praying, and maintaining a Vigil in Lafayette Park. He was accompanied by many Leonard Peltier supports all hoping President Obama would look past the TEA Parties and make good on his promise to free Leonard Peltier.

    The video is the production of Carlos A. Quiroz. For further information or additional permissions, contact me at: qc.carlos@gmail.com