Tuesday, January 31, 2012
All Saints Lutheran Church
314 S. Spruce [SW edge of Coeur d'Alene Park] Browne's Addition
FMI: Contact Yvonne Swan, 509-680-8150; Robert Zeller at 509-624-4712.
A presentation by Clyde Bellecourt, American Indian Movement, will begin at 2 p.m. (open to the public).
7 to 10 am Danza Azteca
11 to 12pm Speakers
1 pm Aztlan Underground Un-Earthed
This event is drug and alcohol free. For information: 323-557-2337.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Reisbeschrijving vanuit Antwerpen naar het verzamelpunt hoek Kunstlaan / Guimardstraat.
1.Trein van Antwerpen-Centraal naar Brussel-Centraal (op zaterdag telkens om xxu07 en xxu38)
2. in Brussel Centraal metro 5 (richting Herman-Debroux) of metro 1 (richting Stokkel) nemen en afstappen aan halte "Kunst-Wet".
3. Korte wandeling vanaf de halte Kunst-Wet (hoek Wetstraat / Kunstlaan)linksaf door de Kunstlaan tot aan het kruispunt met de
Guimardstraat(eerstvolgende straat links) waar we zullen verzamelen om 14 uur.
Drummen voor Leonard Peltier!
Iedereen die in het bezit is van een handdrum gelieve deze mee te brengen.
Wij drummen voor Leonard Peltier luid en uit het hart.
Annmarie Sauer (dichteres) zal aanwezig zijn en de door haar vertaalde gedichten van o.a. Leonard Peltier, John Trudell, Dennis Banks e.a.Native Americans voordragen.
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse
Annmarie Sauer ( Poetess) will be there to read poems from Native American activists . We'll 'drum voor Leonard Peltier' Loud and from our hearts!
Join our standouts for Leonard Peltier on February 4th and 6th
On February 4th, gather in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Library at the corner of 4th Street and Santa Clara Street, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Join the 06 February standout in support of Leonard Peltier at the corner of Market Street and San Carlos Street (south end of Chavez Plaza).
Come support Leonard Peltier and distribute case literature to auto passengers and pedestrians. Bring signs, posters, banners. Suggestions: "Leonard Peltier - 36 Years Justice Denied," "Bill of Rights is another Broken Treaty - Free Leonard Peltier," or "Leonard Peltier is Innocent."
Sponsored by LPDOC Chapter - Silicon Valley.
Do you plan to join us or have questions? Contact Donna Wallach at 408-293-4774 or 408-569-6608, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 2012, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: United States Courthouse, 2 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202
WHO: Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee Chapter - Buffalo, New York, USA
Saturday, January 28, 2012
2/4/12 Macon GA Federal Courthouse @ 10 AM
In Georgia, on 2/4/2012 @
10:00 AM, gather outside
Macon - District Federal Courthouse
475 Mulberry Street
Macon, GA 31201
Peaceful Assembly for 04 February: International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier
The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee (LPDOC) calls on supporters worldwide to protest against the injustice suffered by Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier. Gather on February 4, 2012, at every federal court house and U.S. embassy or consulate worldwide to demand the freedom of a man wrongfully convicted and illegally imprisoned for 36 years!
In Georgia, on 2/4/2012 @
10:00 AM, gather outside
Macon - District Federal Courthouse
475 Mulberry Street
Macon, GA 31201
The Macon courthouse is located at the corner of Mulberry and Third Streets .
Peaceful assembly. No alcohol , drugs, or weapons. Signs must be hand held with no sticks or posts attached. Please make & bring your own sign.
For more information call 706-537-0067. Media contact call 770-630-1737.
On Tuesday, February 7th, LPDOC Chapter-Atlanta is hosting an awareness & solidarity action @ the PushPushTheatre, 121 New Street in Decatur GA @ 7:30 pm. View the Suzie Baer film "WARRIOR: The Life of LEONARD PELTIER". Donations accepted-Not required. More info: 404-525-4360.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Hamburg, Germany: International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier on 04 February. Consulate General of the United States, Alsterufer 27/28. 12:00-14:00 Uhr. Sponsored by the LPDOC Chapter in Hamburg and Karawane Team Hamburg. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
We, the Ireland for Peltier Group need your help. Please take this link and pass it to each and all your contacts, asking them to also move it forward. We are trying to obtain as many signatures as possible from a 32 county Ireland. This will be sent to Obama and also to the US Ambassador
In the spirit of freedom,
Ireland for Peltier Campaign
IRISH SUPPORTERS SIGN HERE:
Also join the protest on 04 February:
International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier
42 Elgin Road
at 2:00 p.m
Speaker: Native American activist Jean Ann Day
Leonard Peltier is a Native American activist wrongfully accused in 1975 in connection with the shooting deaths of two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Government documents show that, without any evidence at all, the FBI decided from the beginning of its investigation to 'lock Peltier into the case'.
U.S. prosecutors knowingly presented false statements to a Canadian court to extradite Mr. Peltier to the U.S. The statements were signed by a woman who was forced by FBI agents to say she was an eyewitness. The government has long since admitted that the woman was not present during the shootings.
Meanwhile, in a separate trial in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mr. Peltier's co-defendants were acquitted by reason of self defense. Had Leonard been tried with his co-defendants, he also would have been acquitted.
Unhappy with the outcome of the Cedar Rapids trial, prosecutors set the stage for Mr. Peltier's conviction. His trial was moved to an area known for its anti-Indian sentiment—Fargo, North Dakota. The trial judge had a reputation for ruling against Indians, and a juror is known to have made racist comments during Mr. Peltier's trial.
FBI documents prove that the U.S. government went so far as to manufacture the so-called murder weapon, the most critical evidence in the prosecution's case. A ballistics test proved, however, that the gun and shell casings entered into evidence didn't match. The FBI hid this fact from the jury. Mr. Peltier was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive life terms. According to court records, the United States Attorney who prosecuted the case has twice admitted that no one even knows who fired the fatal shots.
Leonard Peltier is 67 years old and in poor health. An accomplished author and artist, Mr. Peltier is renowned for his humanitarian achievements. In 2009, Leonard was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the sixth consecutive year.
Although the courts have acknowledged evidence of government misconduct—including forcing witnesses to lie and hiding ballistics evidence reflecting his innocence—Mr. Peltier has been denied a new trial on a legal technicality. Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, 55 Members of Congress and others—including a judge who sat as a member of the court in two of Mr. Peltier’s appeals—have all called for his immediate release.
The Courts may not be able to act but Barack Obama, as President, can. Please join with us to free an innocent man. On February 4, 2012, tell Obama to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
We will have prayer, sage, drum and song, open microphone, speakers and announcements. The rally will be held to remind the public that the USA is warehousing political prisoners and that we haven't forgotten the date of Leonard's arrest in Canada (Feb. 6, 1976).
February 6, 2012 - 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Frank and Anne Dreaver of the Canadian Human Rights Committee for Justice and Freedom for Leonard Peltier (formerly LPDCC) and the Indigenous Education Network (IEN) of OISE/UT invite you to attend the 19th Annual Traditional Prayer Vigil in honour of the people’s struggle to free Leonard Peltier, North America’s longest-serving, Indigenous political prisoner. February 6th commemorates Leonard’s sacrifice of 36 years of false imprisonment.
Leonard Peltier was wrongfully convicted in the deaths of two FBI agents, following his false extradition from Canada to the U.S. in 1976. No evidence exists to support his conviction. On the contrary, there is massive evidence of wrongdoing and complicity. Despite this, Leonard’s numerous appeals continue to be denied. On October 25, 2000, the Hon. Justice Fred Kaufman, Q.C., concluded that Leonard should never have been extradited from Canada on the basis of what was discovered to be fabricated evidence. Canada has played a large role in Leonard's case, and has a duty to correct its wrong by supporting a humanitarian appeal to the Canadian government, and a request for clemency to President Obama. Join us in our search for justice. The truth and support of the people will one day set Leonard Peltier free!
Speakers and discussion taking place on the 7th Floor, Peace Lounge of the OISE building.
Opening provided by Elder, Howard Elijah - Oneida Nation
Chippewa Travellers, Aniishinaabeg Family Drum - Neyaashingaming First Nation (Cape Croker)
Traditional Feast will be provided for everyone at 5 pm.
Frank Dreaver, Mstawasis Plains Cree, LPDCC Founder, Canadian and International Defense since 1983
Michael Kuzma, Esq. Leonard Peltier's Attorney
Daire Irwin, Attorney, former director of N.Y. Civil Liberties Union (Western Region)
Antoinette Nora Claypoole, Author and Poet, Collected Works of the American Indian Movement
Lee Maracle, Celebrated Salish/Cree Author, Professor, First Nations House, UT
Maria Elena Mesa, The People's Poetry, Music & Art Festival
Special Guests: from the Canadian Labour Movement
Joanne Webb, Diversity VP to CUPE Ontario and to the Ontario Federation of Labour
Brian Baron, Diversity VP to the National Executive Board of CUPE National
Dave Bleakney, National Union Representative (Education), CUPW-STTP
Join our standout for Leonard Peltier. Gather in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Library at the corner of 4th Street and Santa Clara Street, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Come support Leonard Peltier and distribute case literature to auto passengers and pedestrians. Bring signs, posters, banners. Suggestions: "Leonard Peltier - 36 Years Justice Denied," "Bill of Rights is another Broken Treaty - Free Leonard Peltier," or "Leonard Peltier is Innocent." Sponsored by LPDOC Chapter - Silicon Valley. Do you plan to join us or have questions? Contact Donna Wallach at 408-293-4774 or 408-569-6608, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Featuring Dango Rose and Sage Cook of Elephant Revival, Ellen Klaver, Silent Bear and Doug Good Feather (aka Doug Foote). More TBA.
Sat. FEB. 4th, From 6-10pm
Ozo Coffee House 1015 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado
$5.00 suggested donation
Feb. 6th, 2012, will mark the 36th anniversary of the illegal arrest and unlawful incarceration of Native American political prisoner, Leonard Peltier. The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee (LPDOC) has called for a world wide day of solidarity with Leonard Peltier: http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/04FebSolidarity.htm.
In addition to the live music, there will be displays of Leonard Peltier's artwork, readings from his book, "Prison Writings: My Life is My Sun Dance," vending from local Native American artisans, and open mic time for folks to speak about Leonard Peltier and related issues. Help to end 36 long years of injustice and one of America's greatest Human Rights travesties.
“I don’t know how to save the world. I don’t have the answers or The Answer. I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present. I only know that without compassion and respect for all of Earth’s inhabitants, none of us will survive—nor will we deserve to.”― Leonard Peltier, Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance
For More info on Leonard Peltier:
Ellen Klaver sings, "Dakota Wind," from "In the Spirit of Crazy Horse," a tribute compilation for Leonard Peltier
Silent Bear sings: "Peltier," featured in the theatrical production of, "My Life is My Sun Dance."
Contact for this event: firstname.lastname@example.org, LPDOC Chapter-Boulder
Friday, January 20, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Members of the (Un) Occupy Albuquerque Movement spent three days walking from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, and arrived at the Occupy Santa Fe site this Sunday evening. This effort was undertaken in solidarity with the Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights which left Alcatraz, CA, on December 18, 2011, and will end in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2012. The walkers from (Un) Occupy were met with enthusiastic support from the public all along the length of their journey. The Governor of the Pueblo of San Felipe, Anthony Ortiz, provided a welcoming escort, safe camping area and facilities for the group on Saturday. Members of the Pueblos of Santa Domingo, Cochiti and Santa Ana stopped to voice their support and gave gifts to the walkers.
The (Un) Occupy Albuquerque Movement has joined the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee in requesting that the New Mexico State Legislature endorse the historic unanimous resolution passed by the National Congress of American Indian calling upon President Obama to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier. Further, the (Un) Occupy Movement has requested that the New Mexico State Legislature pass a similar resolution calling for freedom for Mr Peltier.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Puyallup Tribal News
Thursday, 5 January 2012
As individual fingers we can easily be broken, but all together we make a mighty fist. -- Sitting Bull
March, rally for Leonard Peltier in Tacoma
February 4 will be an international day in solidarity with Leonard Peltier, and a Northwest regional march and rally will be held in Tacoma. This march is answering the call by the Leonard Peltier Defense Organizing (LPDOC) Committee for marches and rallies to be held on this day around the world in support of clemency for Leonard Peltier.
Of all the regional marches in Tacoma, 16 since 1992, this is the most important one yet. The New Leonard Peltier Clemency Campaign is building and public support is critical. If you are a regular supporter, you are asked to join in again. If you are a new supporter who has thought about supporting Leonard Peltier, now is the time to do it. This effort needs the help of everyone.
The march begins at noon at Portland Avenue Park (on Portland Avenue between East 35th and East Fairbanks.) From there, the march travels through downtown Tacoma for a rally at the U.S. Federal Courthouse, 1717 Pacific Ave.
The rally will be co-emceed by Matilaja, a Yu’Pik Eskimo from Mountain Village Alaska, and member of N.W. AIM since 1973, friend of Leonard Peltier for more than 30 years and member of Tacoma Chapter LPDOC; and Steve Hapy, a longtime Leonard Peltier and Native struggles activist and organizer with the Tacoma chapter of LPDOC.
Additional highlight of the rally:
Drum: Albert Combs and Coastal Hand Drum Singers
Welcoming: Deeahop Conway – Puyallup Tribal member, Tacoma Chapter LPDOC
Leonard's case and update: Arthur J. Miller, Northwest Regional Organizer LPDOC, Tacoma Chapter LPDOC, longtime union member and human rights activist
Keynote Speaker: Ramona Bennett – Puyallup Tribal Elder, lifelong friend of Leonard Peltier
Chester Earl: Puyallup Tribal member
Zoltan Grossman: Evergreen State College faculty in Geography and Native Studies in Olympia; former board member of Midwest Treaty Network in Wisconsin.
Closing words: David Duenas, Puyallup Tribal Member
Olympia: There will be a carpool leaving from the parking lot at Harrison and Division at 10:15 a.m.
Portland: Meet up outside of KBOO Radio Station (20 S.E. 8th, Portland, OR 97124) before embarking to Tacoma between 9-9:30 a.m.
Seattle: Meet at the Red Apple parking lot at 23rd and Jackson by the bus stop; will be leaving at 10:30 a.m.
NOTE FROM THE ORGANIZERS
We need new banners and signs. We need video of this event to use for support work. We need supporters to copy and share this flier to get out to as many people possible. We need people to forward our e-mail statements. We need people to share on Facebook information on the march. Our marches are not about one group but rather they are the work of all Peltier supporters in our region.
Leonard needs resolutions for clemency from Tribes, Unions, Human Rights Organizations and others. See a sample resolution at: www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/resolution.htm.
For donations, make checks payable to the Leonard Peltier Defense/Offense Committee (mark them for NW March) and send them to: Tacoma Chapter LPODC, P.O. Box 5464, Tacoma, WA 98415.
Join Tacoma Chapter LPDOC on Facebook at facebook.com/tacoma.lpdoc. Subscribe to: Northwest Peltier Support at: email@example.com.
For more information, visit http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info
Thursday, January 12, 2012
What: Walk from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in Solidarity with the Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights and freedom for all Political Prisoners
When: Gathering at Yale Park (Yale and Central) at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 14.
We will leave about 8:30 and walk downtown (1.5 miles) to the Rail Runner station to catch the 9:33 northbound train. We’ll get off at Bernalillo (~10:00) and start heading up I-25. We’ve got 45 miles to cover, so we’ll be walking all day Saturday, Sunday and Monday with plans to arrive at the railroad yard in Santa Fe either Monday evening or Tuesday a.m. Saturday night the San Felipe Pueblo has graciously invited us to camp near the San Felipe Hollywood Casino
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The application also is available at the Oglala Lakota College Financial Aid office. Contact Billi Hornbeck.
The deadline for submitting the application is 03 February 2012.
The annual Peltier Scholarsip is awarded to an Oglala Lakota Tribal Member that plans to attend the Oglala Lakota College. It is geared toward meeting the financial needs of the non-traditional student. Applicants must have a General Equivalency Diaploma (GED) by the end of this school year and currently reside in the local geographic area.
Monday, January 9, 2012
--Frank Menusan, Opening Prayer and Native American Flute
--Red Storm Drum & Dance Troupe
--Performance by Coatlicue Theatre Company
--Former Puerto Rican Prisoner of War Luis Rosa Pérez
Other Special Guests To Be Announced!
Delicious Homemade Food for only $5!
$5 to $10 Donation at the Door to Benefit the LPDOC. (Nobody turned away due to empty pockets!)
RAFFLE: FRAMED MEDICINE MAN LITHOGRAPH BY LEONARD PELTIER, MY LIFE IS MY SUNDANCE, T-SHIRT, CD.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com • 718-325-4407. Co-Sponsored by the Riverside Church Prison Ministry and The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee NYC Chapter.
04 February. Berlin, Germany. International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier. Rally for Justice. U.S. Embassy, Pariser Platz 2, 10117 Berlin-Mitte (Brandburger Gate). 14:00 p.m. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
With over 10 million members worldwide, Avaaz is a campaigning community bringing people-powered politics to decision-making worldwide.
If you're not a member, go to http://avaaz.org and join.
Each year, Avaaz sets overall priorities through all-member polls. Campaign ideas are polled and tested weekly to 10,000-member random samples. Only initiatives that find a strong response are taken to scale. Campaigns that do reach the full membership are then super-charged by, often, hundreds of thousands of Avaaz members taking part within days or even hours.
We have an opportunity to get Avaaz to take up a campaign for Leonard's freedom. Peltier supporters who are Avaaz members should go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/January2012poll?cl=1490822116&v=11894 to take a poll regarding the issues you think Avaaz should address in 2012. Urge Avaaz to stand with Leonard Peltier.
Help spread the word and get other Avaaz members around the world to support freedom for Leonard Peltier.