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Feb 2, 2010

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Below is the e-newsletter sent to supporters, by Leonard Peltier, answering speculation about his 'death' - and other salient comments. Readers:  please go to the Friends of Peltier website via the click link at the bottom:

Greetings from the Iron House. It has come to my attention that a rumor has been circulating about my death. Sorry to disappoint the Trimbachs, Ed Wood, and all the other vermin, but I am still alive and kicking. I continue to struggle for the truth about my case-much of it hidden in the over 6,000 documents they are afraid to release-to see the light of day.

I have been monitoring the case with the Crow Creek tribe's land issues, and have been asked my opinion. As in nearly all things, I come down on the side of the tribe. Sovereignty and self determination are the lynchpins to Indian freedom. I want the people of Crow Creek to know they have my fullest support in their endeavors. This case affects all Indians, and should matter to all people of conscience. Everyone should monitor this case to its fullest conclusion, and know it is yet another example of Indian people's daily reality. The Indian wars are not over; they just are fought more in the courtrooms and the boardrooms these days. But the issues are mostly the same-the land, resources, and freedom. Freedom to think. Freedom to live as we wish. Freedom to be who we are.  Don't for a second allow yourself to think that the conspirators aren't working. They're out there, and as always they're plotting ways to dispossess and marginalize Indian people at every opportunity.

We were all sad to learn of the passing this past week, of Howard Zinn. A brilliant author, researcher, activist, not to mention a fine human being and a friend to my cause, his loss is a blow to all of us who struggle against oppression. Please send up prayers for his family and loved ones, and that his spirit has a good journey.

As always, a big thank you to my family and everyone else helping out at the office, and all my supporters' world wide. Through your efforts, one day we'll win my freedom.

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,


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

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

info@freepeltiernow.org

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Posted: Tuesday February 2, 2010, 1:16 pm
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Alice B. (241)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 1:37 pm
Readers: please join me in Contacting Care2 and demanding that they implement a new Butterfly Redeem to benefit the devastated reservation residents in Pine Ridge, SD, and on the Cherokee Rez, where people are suffering and there have already been deaths due to extreme winter storms and cold, with little or no electricity, heat, water and other necessities, medical supplies needed - with the horrific poverty and oppression by the feds, on these two particular stricken reservations. I wish to donate all of my over 3,500 Care2 Butterflies to save lives for First Nations/Indigenous people on the Pine Ridge and Cherokee Rez's. I know many of you wish to do the same or similar. E-mail Care2 and demand that you have that choice!
MITAKUYE OYASIN - WE ARE ALL RELATED!!

Alice B. (241)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 10:02 am
Racist "justice" - the recent news tells us of the case being brought against the white 'spiritual warrior' [sic!] James Arthur Ray, who led blasphemous high-priced "sweatlodge" ceremonies that actually KILLED three people and severely harmed the health of many others. The charges against James the high-priced 'healer' carry a maximum of about 35 years.

So let's contrast James' case with that of Leonard Peltier - who is still in jail, in a federal maximum-security facility, for a crime he DIDN'T commit, having been tried in a blatantly racist, Indian-hating 'kangaroo court' in a trial that even the feds have admitted was filled with bogus testimony and inaccuracies - and Leonard has been in jail now for over 34 years and 7 months. And, his latest appeal with outstanding legal documentation and international legal support was turned down, after so much hope to the contrary - by the Obama administration.

Link to the website:
http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/

When the feds "send in the cavalry" into Indian Country, they always make sure to do their WORST.

Pamylle G. (461)
Saturday February 6, 2010, 11:09 am
Wopila, Alice !

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