Freitag, 4. Dezember 2009

Friends of Peltier - Newsletter

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"Hope only brings the possibility of freedom. Creator works through
each of us to make miracles happen and, so, we must always do our
part. Be a living prayer... connected to sky and earth and all our
relations... possessed with courage, generosity, humility, endurance,
and wisdom. Vigorously pursue freedom in this way, every day and
in every generation. Creator will bless your actions."--Anonymous
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* Campaign for Executive Review *

Friends, there is more than one path to freedom for Leonard Peltier.
Tell Attorney General Eric Holder you expect him to conduct an
Executive Review of the Peltier case. For information on the Zoom
In campaign, visit <http://www.FreePeltierNow.org/zoom1.htm> and
keep those flyers coming. All flyers will be sent to AG Holder
on or around 06 February 2010, the 34th anniversary of Leonard
Peltier's arrest.

Also take this opportunity to educate others in your community
about the case and encourage others' participation in Peltier's
freedom campaign: <http://www.FreePeltierNow.org/zoom3.htm>.

If you have questions or need any assistance with campaign materials,
please don't hesitate to contact <zoom@whoisleonardpeltier.info>.
Campaign coordinators are standing by to assist you and will even
prepare your campaign flyer for you if you're experiencing technical
difficulties.


* End of Year Donations *

Times are tough, but no less so for grassroots organizations
like the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee. If you can
spare $1, $5, $10 or even $25 to help keep Leonard's hopes for
freedom alive, please donate now. Send checks or money orders
made payable to "LPDOC" to LP-DOC, PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106.
Or donate securely online by visiting the Committee's Web site
at <http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info>. The Committee is PayPal
certified.


* Peltier Holiday Gift Drive *

Again this year, Leonard Peltier is organizing a
holiday gift drive for the children of Pine Ridge
Reservation in South Dakota and the Turtle Mountain
Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota. For details, see:
<http://FreePeltierNow.blogspot.com/2009/11/2009-leonard-peltier-holiday-gift-drive.html>.


* Special Appeal on Behalf of a Long-Time Peltier Supporter *

On Thursday, November 19th, civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart
was ordered by Judge John G. Koeltl to turn herself in to begin
serving a 28-month prison sentence for her 2006 conviction. A victim
of post-9/11 hysteria akin to McCarthyism, while representing a
client to the best of her ability, Lynne was accused of conspiracy
and providing material support to terrorists. This 70-year-old
woman has devoted her life to the poor and underprivileged
and has fought tirelessly for justice. Today, Lynne Stewart
is fighting not only for her freedom, but for any American's
freedom. We urge everyone to sign the petition on Lynne's behalf
at <http://www.petitiononline.com/091127ls/petition.html>.


* Upcoming Events *

03 Dec. NYC: COINTELPRO Then and Now. Commemorating the 40th
anniversary of the murder of Fred Hampton and the release of "The
Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police
Murdered a Black Panther" by Jeffrey Haas.
<http://FreePeltierNow.blogspot.com/2009/11/cointelpro-then-and-now-40-years-since.html>

04 Dec. SF: Fred Hampton Commemorative Film Festival
<http://FreePeltierNow.blogspot.com/2009/11/fred-hampton-commemorative-film.html>

07 Dec. NYC: Screening and Book Signing. The Assassination of Fred Hampton:
How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther. Speakers:
Jeffrey Haas, Michael Steven Smith, Cleo Silvers
<http://FreePeltierNow.blogspot.com/2009/11/assassination-of-fred-hampton-book.html>

08 Dec. NYC: Protest Re-Sentencing of the Cuban 5
<http://FreePeltierNow.blogspot.com/2009/11/protest-day-of-re-sentencing-of-cuban-5.html>

13 Dec. NYC: Celebrate International Human Rights Day with NYC Jericho and
Friends at the 6th International Day in Solidarity with Political Prisoners
and POWs.
<http://FreePeltierNow.blogspot.com/2009/11/celebrate-international-human-rights.html>

13 Dec. NYC: Art Benefit Show and Auction for Daniel McGowan.
<http://FreePeltierNow.blogspot.com/2009/11/art-benefit-show-and-auction-for-daniel_29.html>

17 Dec. Los Angeles. Bringing the Circle Together Native American
Film Series showing of "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier"
with speaker: Ben Carnes.
<http://FreePeltierNow.blogspot.com/2009/11/la-free-screening-of-warrior-life-of.html>


* Xtra *

Video of the 40th Day of Mourning in Plymouth, MA. Includes Peltier's
statement.
<http://FreePeltierNow.blogspot.com/2009/11/video-40th-day-of-mourning-26-nov-2009.html>

Audio of the Sunrise Ceremony and the celebration for the 40th
anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz.
<http://FreePeltierNow.blogspot.com/2009/11/sunrise-ceremony-at-alcatraz-audio-26.html>


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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
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Time to set him free... Because it is the RIGHT thing to do.

Friends of Peltier
http://www.FreePeltierNow.org

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