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An Appeal for Support for Leonard Peltier

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Native American activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully convicted in

connection with the deaths of two agents of the Federal Bureau of

Investigation (FBI). Despite the courts' acknowledgment of FBI and

prosecutorial misconduct in the case, Peltier has been imprisoned

since 1976, currently at the U.S. Penitentiary at Coleman, Florida.

 

Help us free an innocent man. Make your $15, $30, or $50 donation

today.

 

Legal Strategies-The legal team continues to address issues

surrounding parole; a transfer so that Leonard can be closer to

home and family, as well as have access to quality health care;

Executive Clemency; Leonard's conditions of confinement; etc. We

welcome the support of and active participation by the National

Congress of American Indians and several interested Nations who,

with the attorneys and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians,

are developing strategies and advancing the work towards Leonard's

freedom. Several high-level meetings (some with Administration

officials) are expected to occur in Washington, DC, in early

2012. Our activities will continue to involve work with the

United Nations, as well. Frequent meetings between Leonard and

his attorneys at USP-Coleman in Florida also will be necessary.

Travel expenses, in particular, are expected to be a significant

part of our budget for 2012. Please help.

 

Lobbying the U.S. Congress-As has been done in the past, we're

busy lobbying senators and other Members of Congress to gain their

support for Leonard's freedom, as well as for hearings on the "Reign

of Terror" and other issues related to the Peltier case. To date,

this activity has been focused on mail and fax communications. To

enhance our effectiveness, a lobbying trip to Capitol Hill and

face-to-face meetings with congressional leaders is planned. You

can make this happen.

 

Outreach and Public Education-We continue to reach out to luminaries

and activist organizations to galvanize support for Leonard's

freedom. We've recently received the support of the largest

labor union in Canada, as well as resolutions passed at various

Occupy Movement sites. In addition, we're conducting outreach to

U.S. colleges and universities to educate the students about the

Indigenous Rights movement and Leonard Peltier's case. Demonstrations

are planned worldwide on the International Day of Solidarity

with Leonard Peltier on 04 February 2012, too. Participate as

you can. These and more activities will be the highlights of 2012.

Please support these efforts.

 

We accept checks and money orders made payable to the LPDOC. Please

send your donation to LPDOC, PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106. If you

prefer, you may make a secure donation via credit card by visiting

our Web site at

www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/index1.htm.

Point to and click on the Donate button at the top of our home

page. You also may pledge to make a monthly, quarterly, or annual

donation in the amount you choose at

http://www.whoisleonardeltier.info/donate.htm.

 

Thank you.

 

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Background: The evidence shows that the FBI was the aggressor in

the firefight that occurred on June 26, 1975. From 1973 to

1976, Indigenous People on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in

South Dakota were victims of beatings, drive-by shootings, and

stabbings carried out by local vigilantes who collaborated with

the FBI. Peltier and other Indigenous activists were forced into

a defensive posture to protect not only their lives, but the lives

of others who were present-elders, women, and children. Indeed,

Mr. Peltier's co-defendants, tried separately, were acquitted on

grounds of self-defense.

 

The evidence also clearly shows that the U.S. government's goal

was to orchestrate Mr. Peltier's conviction by any means-including

falsifying extradition documents and intentionally committing fraud

on a Canadian court, as well as suppressing evidence of Mr. Peltier's

innocence during his trial. By the government's own admission,

the critical part of the prosecution's case against Mr. Peltier

was the ballistics testimony which, years after his conviction,

was discovered to be false.

 

You can help to free an innocent man. Learn more about the Peltier

case at www.whoisleonardpeltier.info.

 

Lauched into cyberspace by the

Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106

http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info

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