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Attention Leonard Peltier Supporters

Free Leonard Peltier

Mass Call-In to CNN Monday, July 11, 2011

Posted by Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 2:52pm on FACEBOOK

Mass Call-In to CNN Monday, July 11, 2011

 

Join us in a coordinated mass call-in to CNN on behalf of Leonard Peltier. Shut CNN down until they realize they have a story.

 

On Monday, July 11th, at 10 a.m. (Eastern Time), start calling with your statement. It is important that the calls to CNN start promptly at 10 a.m. Insist that they cover the injustice posed by the continuing imprisonment of Leonard Peltier. Advise them of Leonard’s current situation (see http://lpdoc.blogspot.com/2011/07/leonard-peltier-in-hole-at-lewisburg.html), and tell CNN personnel that they should contact the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee at 701-235-2206 for information and referrals.

 

Then call back and ask for specific news anchors to cover/respond. Remember to be firm, but polite. Tell them freedom for Peltier is the only solution to this 35+-year injustice.

 

They may tell you that they get their stories from their affiliates (local) channels. While this is true, it is also true that they cover both whatever they wish and stories that demand coverage. We MUST demand coverage.

 

Call CNN at 404-827-1500 at 10 a.m., Monday, July 11, 2011.

Dial one for both of the first and second automated prompts/choices.

 

You also may submit story ideas online. Visit http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form11e.html to submit a story idea or http://www.cnn.com/feedback/tips/newstips.html to submit a news tip.

 

Or Tweet them: @TeamCNN.

 

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Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

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http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info

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By: John Larson Tacoma Weekly

Published on Thu, May 26, 2011

Supporters of Leonard Peltier marched on downtown Tacoma on May 21 and held a rally where speakers demanded the release of the Native American activist.

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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/

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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

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    Update:  Saturday, September 12, 2009 2:00PM CST:

    “Just got off the phone with WANBLI , he confirmed Leonard’s sister Betty, did chain herselve to the white house iron gates. more details to come”…….JAHnessa

    Update:  Saturday, September 12, 2009

    from:Censored News -Posted by brendanorrell@gmail.com

    Ben Carnes ends fast today for Leonard Peltier at White House

    Ben Carnes ends fast today for Leonard Peltier at White House
    Click photo to listen to the 9/7/09 interview on Censored Blogtalk Radio. Ben Carnes, Choctaw, and Rob Fife are fasting outside the White House for the release of Leonard Peltier. Photo Kitty Carnes.

    Update: 9/12/2009

    Ben Carnes and Rob Fife fasting at White House

    “The guys are weary but strong and ready for this mornings events.” — Kitty Carnes

    Update: Friday morning: 9/11/2009

    “The guys (Ben & Rob) were asked to leave the park – they were told it was being cleaned – but now the bomb squad is there and it is taped off – I wonder what is going on.” — Kitty Carnes

    Censored Radio: Ben Carnes live from the White House
    By Brenda Norrell
    Photo by Kitty Carnes

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    The American Indian Support Committee Presents:

    An Evening In Solidarity With Leonard Peltier

    Friday, September 11, 2009

    Stewart Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave, NE

    Join:

    Ben Carnes, National Support Group Coordinator and member of the Advisory Board of the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee;

    Chief Billy Redwing Tayac, Hereditary Chief of the Piscataway Indian Nation and founding member of the League of Indigenous Sovereign Nations of the Western Hemisphere;

    • Penny Gamble Williams, Host of The Talking Feather, Spiritual Leader of the Chappaquiddick Wampanoag Indian Nation, and co-founder of Painted Gourd-Red and Black Voices

    • Harvey Arden, Director of Wisdomkeepers Project and Editor of Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sundance, by Leonard Peltier

    Ben has make a tremendous personal and financial sacrifice to come here to fast for Leonard. For those who can’t attend but wish to show support, checks can be made out to Ben Carnes and mailed C/O Nancy Lyall, 14186 Logan Ct, Woodbridge, VA 22193

    For more details go to http://dc.indymedia.org

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    Update: Friday morning
    “The guys (Ben & Rob) were asked to leave the park – they were told it was being cleaned – but now the bomb squad is there and it is taped off – I wonder what is going on.” — Kitty Carnes

    Censored Radio: Ben Carnes live from the White House

    By Brenda Norrell
    Photo by Kitty Carnes

    Ben Carnes is fasting in Lafayette Park across from the White House in solidarity with freedom for Leonard Peltier. Peltier is a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians who has been held as a political prisoner of the Government of the United States of America for over 33 years. Carnes, Choctaw from Oklahoma, speaks on Censored Blog Radio, while fasting for justice for Leonard Peltier outside the White House. Wanbli also joins the show live by phone with more details on Peltier’s case and the appeal to Obama for freedom for Peltier. Carnes and Wanbli speak of FBI misconduct, assassination attempts on Peltier, the beating of Peltier in a Pennsylvania prison in 2008 and more than 500 years of genocide for Indian people.

    Calling for clemency, Wanbli said Obama promised Peltier’s release during his campaign. On today’s show, the music is by Keith Secola, with poet Cleo Apache, recorded live at the Havasupai Gathering to Halt Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon by Earthcycles. Wanbli said, “Carnes is standing there in fast and in prayer for 7 days in the hopes of gaining attention of the President of the United States of America to the plight of Leonard.

    During his fast he will not take food or water and he will remain in a prayerful attitude for the next 7 days. Those who make stands to fight injustice such as Ben is doing should have all of our respect and prayers. There are many who make smoke and kick up dust but few who actually have the will to make a stand such as this.” Wanbli said Obama could see Carnes if he would look out the window. Carnes began his fast Saturday and will continue to fast through Sept. 12.

    Amnesty International has already called for the immediate release of Peltier. CW Gayle, Choctaw, thanked Carnes. “Halito! Ben. Many years ago my friend Rocque Duenas was standing vigil for Leonard in the very place you are. Rocque was a tribal fisherman in Washington, this was 1978. You carry the torch,” Gayle said in a message.

    Dehydration: Ben Carnes fasting at the White House
    From Ben Carnes

    I wanted to announce that on Wednesday afternoon, I ceased the liquid portion of my fast due to dehydration. I had taken that as far as I could without endangering my health. Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, when I relieved my self, I experienced a burning sensation and around Noon Wednesday, I began to feel as if my kidneys were tightening up.

    I made an attempt to contact a physician, but after a period of time with receiving a response. At 2:40 PM (Eastern), I consumed some liquids to hydrate myself. It was a promise I made to Chief Tayac when he visited me at Lafayette Park. He told me that day that I needed to hydrate myself. He said, “You are a Chief! Don’t you dare hit the ground!

    There are a lot of people depending upon you to be here for them, and if you die what good would that serve them?” I assured him that when my body told me that I was beginning to have problems, I would take care of myself.Still, I will continue to fast without food until 8:45 AM Saturday. I can assure you that Leonard would appreciate and respect this decision. He has suffered so much pain and loss of allies and relatives, that it would only grieve him had I continued and possibly caused irreparable harm to my health.

    My personal prayer will continue on, and I will continue to conduct myself in a honorable and respectful manner befitting my position. I knew that when I decided to publicly announce to that I am a Sun Dance Chief and would be taking this course of action. I would open myself up to criticisms, but that in itself is a sacrifice I willingly accepted. And there has been none, just messages of respect and support. It was never my intention to promote myself, but to show my love and support for my Sun Dance brother.

    I had contacted Arvol Looking Horse about the possibility of coming to DC. He could not since he already had an earlier commitment, but he supported what I was doing and that he would support me through his prayers from over there. I am very thankful to have those prayers from the Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe in this way.

    I know that there are many more people who have joined in this fast as an act of solidarity for me and for Leonard. This simple course of action has aroused so much supportive action from around the world. It has done so much more than if we had tried to have everyone come to DC.

    Many of you are organizing in your communities and creating so much awareness everywhere and that is so important.The results of this prayer and sacrifice may not be immediately, I feel something is taking place on a larger spiritual level and we will need to keep that in mind in all that we do for Leonard. We know that we will prevail, and it would have been difficult without your support.

    Send your cards and letters to Leonard. Let him know how your event went and let him know that we are all here for him and that we will continue to do all we can to bring him home. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,Ben Carnes


    Send Cards and Letters:

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

    Listen at Censored News Blog Radio

    More information:

    http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/

    Contact:

    Ben Carnes:

    bencarnes@eaglecouncil.com

    Wanbli:

    wanbli@gvtc.com

    E-mail:

    contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info

    Brenda Norrell, Censored News

    Censored Blog Talk Radio

    Earthcycles

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