Wednesday, October 20, 2010

November 5: Stand with Leonard Peltier and All Political Prisoners

...recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.
From the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

On 05 November the United States will give an oral presentation on its human rights record to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group in Geneva, Switzerland. This is an historic event and an opportunity for us to shine a light on human rights violations on the part of the U.S. government and the use of U.S. courts to quash dissent!

This is a solidarity call to action. Join your movement to ours. Stand in unity against repression. Join us in a worldwide demonstration demanding recognition for U.S. political prisoners, prisoners of war, and exiles. On 05 November—Make a noise! Gather at every embassy and consulate around the world. Gather at every U.S. court house. Be present in the struggle for human rights.

Women—Join us! We need your vision, intelligence, and stamina.

Men—Join us! We need your heart and fortitude.

Young People—Join us! We need you to take up where we leave off.

Children—Join us! We need your joy, laughter, and wisdom.

Our Latin Brothers and Sisters—Join us! We need your spirit, warmth, and strength.

All People of Color—Join us! We need your experience and determination.

All people who work hard for a better world and who believe in human rights, social justice, and preservation of the environment—Join us! We need your passion and energy for our struggle.

For just an hour... Or the day, do it. And stand as ONE!

Get more information on Nov. 5 events and other actions in support of efforts underway at the United Nations:

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