Tuesday, January 17, 2012

(Un) Occupy Movement: Albuquerque to Santa Fe for Leonard Peltier

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.

Unoccupy ABQ marches on: krqe.com

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