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Aug 21, 2009
Focus: Indigenous Rights
Action Request: Various
Location: United States

THIS IS SO WRONG - ONLY WITH YOUR HELP CAN WE GET THIS TERRIBLE INJUSTICE REVERSED!!!!!

USA Indigenous/political prisoner Leonard Peltier has been denied parole in spite of the fact that he is in his sixties, in fragile health and has been a model prisoner - let alone that NONE OF THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM WERE PROVEN AND THAT IN FACT HE WAS FRAMED. That has been detailed and verified by national and international experts. (Please see my original two Care2 Shares on this topic.)

WE CANNOT GIVE UP NOW! Our voices are more crucial than ever - we must go over the Parole Board and go to the federal authorities - join me in taking Leonard's case to the feds and reversing the Parole Board's decision!

Below is the information from Leonard's support organization. YOU ARE NEEDED - WE ARE ALL RELATED - MITAKUYE OYASIN! -- Alice B.

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info@freepeltiernow.org to me

"When you begin a great work you can't expect to finish it all at once; therefore, you and your brothers [and sisters] press on and let nothing discourage you until you have entirely finished what you have begun."--Teedyuschung, Delaware

News from North Dakota, today, is that Leonard Peltier's parole has been denied.  He won't receive another full parole hearing until 2024, at the age of 79 years.

As sad as we all are, we are steadfast, undefeated. We will not go away.  We will not be quiet.

Take a moment to reflect.  Just a moment.  But then put your disappointment behind you.  Gather your strength.  There's much work to be done.

* Action Item 1:  Contact the Attorney General *

On June 23, 1995, Amnesty International submitted a letter of concern about the Peltier case to the then U.S. Attorney General. There was no response. Write to Eric Holder, Attorney General. Ask him to conduct an executive review of the case and to finally right the wrongs of the past. Tell him it's never too late to find the truth. Justice delayed is justice denied.

Eric A. Holder, Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Or call the Office of the Attorney General at 202-353-1555.

And while you're at it, ask Mr. Holder why more than 140,000 documents from a 30+-year-old case are still being withheld by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Tell him America has a right to know what occurred over 30 years ago and demand the release of all documents related to the Peltier case.

* Action Item 2: Contact Members of Congress *

Use all the resources at your disposal to contact your Members of Congress and continue urging them to support freedom for Leonard Peltier. That support should be formally expressed in correspondence to President Obama.

Also demand a full congressional investigation into the Reign of Terror on the Pine Ridge Reservation during the '70s.  It's long past time for the truth to be told.  See:

<http://www.FreePeltierNow.org/call.htm>
<http://www.FreePeltierNow.org/write.htm>

Do you use Twitter?  Try using this service to quickly and easily reach your Members of Congress: <http://tcxs.net/>.

You also can sign the petition:

<http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Pine_Ridge/>.

Congress will not be in session for most of August.  This is a good time to meet with your Members of Congress in their home offices. Make the appointment now.  You can find locations, telephone numbers, etc., via our congressional directory:

<http://www.FreePeltierNow.org/congressmaster.htm>.

* Action Item 3:  Call the White House *

Call the White House comment line to express your outrage at the outcome of the parole hearing.  Demand that President Obama free Peltier now.  Call:

(202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1112.

You also can send an e-mail to the White House. Go to
<http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/>.

If you prefer, mail or fax a letter:

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC  20500
Fax - (202) 456-2461

Better yet... Do all three.

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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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