Sunday, June 10, 2012

San Jose: Honoring Leonard Peltier, 26 June Event

Honoring Leonard Peltier

36 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment - Let's Bring Him Home NOW!

Tuesday 26th June 2012

6:00 pm
Theodore Lenzen Park
corner of Lenzen and Stockton Ave., San Jose, CA
Drumming, singing, and honoring Ohlone land and Leonard Peltier by Wicapiluta Luta Candelaria and other Black Berets

6:30 pm
701 Lenzen Ave corner of Stockton Ave. (across the street from Theodore Lenzen park), San Jose, CA
Potluck refreshments and drinks

6:45 pm
Update on Leonard
Calls to Action by LPDOC
Watch documentary film "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier,"
a film by Suzie Baer, Cinnamon Productions

Please join us to honor Leonard Peltier as he enters his 37th year of wrongful imprisonment and discuss what we can do to release him from prison. Bring your friends and family!

For more info, contact Donna: or (h) 408-293-4774 or (cell) 408-569-6608

Sponsored by LPDOC Chapter Silicon Valley
Endorsed by Black Berets Silicon Valley

Thursday, June 7, 2012

26 June Vigil in Belgium

Focus on Leonard Peltier, Black Talk Radio Network broadcast tonight

Tune into Black Talk Radio Network Thursday, 6/7 for our 10th in the crucial Political Prisoner radio series, featuring PP Leonard Peltier with special guests David Hill and Peter Clark.

 David Hill is a member of the Choctaw Nation from Oklahoma and joined the American Indian Movement in the early 1970's. Over his 40 years of dedication and commitment to Native American Rights he has been involved in numerous protests and demonstrations including the takeover of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' main office in Washington D.C. and WOUNDED KNEE in 1973. David has organized communities and created opportunities for people across the Americas and Canada, focusing on health, housing, employment, economic development, and education for all Indian people. He has also worked consistently in various leadership positions within organizations to gain freedom for Leonard Peltier.The philosophy of self-determination upon which David lives by is deeply rooted in traditional spirituality, culture, language and history. Currently he is teaching traditional spirituality and martial arts to youth.

Peter Clark is the International Chapter Coordinator for the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense (LPDOC) Committee.

 Leonard Peltier is a citizen of the Anishinabe and Dakota/Lakota Nations who has been unjustly imprisoned since 1976, now having spent over 36 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He was a participant in the American Indian Movement, which was targeted by the FBI's COINTELPRO program. While assisting the Oglala Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation, two undercover FBI agents entered the campground and a tragic shoot-out occurred on June 26, 1975. On February 6, 1976, Peltier was charged with the deaths of the agents and railroaded to trial. Prosecutors and federal agents manufactured evidence against him (including the so-called "murder weapon"); hid proof of his innocence; presented false testimony obtained through torturous interrogation techniques; ignored court orders; and lied to the jury. People are commonly set free due to a single constitutional violation, but Peltier—faced with a staggering number of constitutional violations—has yet to receive equal justice. Peltier was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive life terms. Leonard is a beautiful artist, humanitarian, and author of the powerful memoir, "My Life is a Sun Dance," and has won several human rights awards, including the North Star Frederick Douglas Award, Humanist of the Year Award, and the International Human Rights Prize. For more info on Leonard Peltier and to support his freedom campaign, please visit

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Sale

 ~ For Your Dad or Grad  ~

Broken Treaty T-Shirt

Size S, M, L, XL

$5.00 off!  Plus 1 Peltier pin and 1 bumper sticker FREE (a $6.00 value).  S&H free for domestic orders.

Sale ends on June 30. 

Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.

Occupy National Gathering‏

For the past few months Occupiers from Sacramento to Boston to Kalamazoo to New York to Philly have been planning a National Gathering in Philadelphia from June 30th to July 4th.

We would ask that you please utilize the tools listed below. Please RSVP to the invite on the facebook event page, invite everyone you know (whether they can attend or not), and forward this information to every network you have developed during your time in the movement and beyond. This event will only be succesful if we, as a movement, work together to make it happen. Today we received word that Occupy Berkeley and Occupy Portand have endorsed the #NATGAT proposal which brings the number of Assemblies standing in solidarity to 57. We ask that you too stand in solidarity with us and help to make this event the foundation shattering and paradigm building exercise that is has been designed to be.

Twitter: @OccupyNG

If we have learned anything from this movement, it is that when people committed to love, peace, and democracy come together not only do they build change; they build community. We sincerely hope you all have the oppurtunity to come and build a trulyrevolutionary community with us. If you cannot come we ask that you consider joining us on July 4th for our visioning process in the virtual world (details coming soon) and/or consider donating the time and resources neccesary to make this Gathering as historic as it has the potential to be.

NYC: Save the Date for Leonard Peltier

Save the Date for Leonard Peltier!
Saturday, June 23, 2012
2 pm to 5 pm
The Brecht Forum, 451 West Street, NYC

Update on Leonard Peltier
Film: Broken Rainbow
Featured Speaker: Firewolf Bizahaloni-Wong

Broken Rainbow is a documentary film that presents a moving account of the forced relocation of 12,000 Navajo Native Americans from their ancestral homes in Arizona by the government. The Navajo were relocated to aid mining speculation in a process that began in the 1970s and continues to this day. The United States government claims that by moving the Navajo off the land, it is settling a long-standing dispute between the Navajo and Hopi Tribes. To the traditional Navajo and Hopi, there is no dispute.

The film is narrated by Martin Sheen. The title song was written by Laura Nyro, the theme music was composed by Paul Apodaca, with other original music by Rick Krizman and Fred Myrow. It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

We can see why AIM is so necessary to defend traditional Native Americans. Leonard Peltier and other AIM warriors continue to fight for justice for Native Americans and an end to the theft and rape of the land.

Directions: A, C, E or L to 14th Street & 8th Ave, walk down 8th Ave. to Bethune, turn right, walk west to the River, turn left; 1, 2, 3 or 9 to 14th Street & 7th Ave, get off at south end of station, walk west on 12th Street to 8th Ave. left to Bethune, turn right, walk west to the River, turn left; PATH Train to Christopher Street north on Greenwich St to Bank Street, left to the river; #11 or #20 Bus to Abingdon Square, west on Bethune; #14A or #14D Bus to 8th Ave & 14th Street, walk down 8th Ave. and west on Bethune to the river; #8 Bus to 10th & West Streets.

Sponsors: LPDOC Chapter-NYC, Native Resistance Network, NYC Jericho Movement, ProLibertad.

For more information: 646-429-2059 or

Monday, June 4, 2012

10 June, NYC: Readings from "Prison Writings" by Leonard Peltier


edited by Harvey Arden

SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Presented by Red Harlem Readers

Indian Café, Broadway & 108th Street

New York City

Free and Open to the Public

Seating is Limited