Support Leonard Peltier!

Warrior Publications Note: on June 14, 2011, Leonard Peltier was placed in solitary confinement by prison authorities.  The following statement is from the LPD/OC.

On behalf of the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee, 27 July 2011:

The Attorney General of the United States manages the Department of Justice, of which the Bureau of Prisons is a part. For the next two days, we ask supporters to contact Attorney General Eric Holder. Whether for a week, a month, a year, or 10 years… Solitary Confinement is Torture! Solitary is cruel and unusual and was recognized as such by the U.S. Supreme Court a century ago.

Call, Write & Email the Dept of Justice Attorney General and express your concern about the impact of solitary on the health of Leonard Peltier, a 66-year-old man in poor health. Demand that Leonard Peltier be immediately released from solitary and returned to the general population at USP-Lewisburg.

By Mail

Correspondence to the Department, including the Attorney General,
may be sent to:

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

By Phone

Office of the Attorney General Public Comment Line – 202-353-1555

By E-Mail

E-mails to the Department of Justice, including the Attorney General,
may be sent to AskDOJ@usdoj.gov. IMPORTANT: Address your e-mail to
Attorney General Eric Holder so that your e-mail will be forwarded
to his office.

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Time to set him free… Because it is the RIGHT thing to do.

Friends of Peltier
http://www.FreePeltierNow.org

You can write Peltier at:

Leonard Peltier

#89637-132

USP-Lewisburg

US Penitentiary

PO Box 1000

Lewisburg, PA 17837

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Posted on July 31, 2011, in Warrior and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hi!

    I did Support the society for the people struggling to be free some time ago. I read some of their newsletters. The inf9ormation I got was mainly form the book by Matheson and some others about Annie May Aquash as she is form Canada. The things I read were from long ago. The information I had was about Peltiers attempts to protect the rights of the traditonal elders to have a say in the running of the reserve against the corrupt officials and abusive Bureau Indian Affairs federal forces. I understood that elections were fixed and funds taken and an atmosphere of intimidation fear and violence maintained on the res. As matters came to a head the bodies of some of the protesters and supporters were found on the reserve. Annie May was one of those. The shooting that took place was at the residence of Peltier who was staying at an elders home. He was armed as the intimidation factor had grown and survival was an issue. the FBI had become involved and at that point he was unsure as to their motives and they were abusing their ability to use force. Mis-identification of those forces may have been a part of that issue as the combined forces may not have been acting with integrity and intentions to enforce rather than break the laws. Fear and a lengthy siege overall the people as the intimidation rose was also a factor.

    I supported the ideal of a more effective approach and investigation of the matter although the interests of the people could not be served by a look at the information of a single moment in a long drawn out series of acts of mayhem and retaliation against those who expressed their rights and needs without a genuine voice to the ‘goons” who were keeping the community closed to rational governance. The refusal of services food and health needs had been ignored. It was certain that the mistreatment of the many for the enrichment of a few would soon create an escalation of confrontation and the fear of lethal force would be assured by the disappearances and death.

    It would have been more effective to send an outside office to investigate and negotiate rather than to create additional trouble and oppression.

    I thought that by now this would have been dealt with and Peltier would have been released. It may be that I had heard wrong. I realize that at this point as positions have hardened and suppression even of information has been an issue mot much of the problems of the past are resolved in an acceptible way. If there is justice denied in a corrupt environment and reverse owness placed on the people to resolve matters without a recognized honorable leadership then matters can get difficult fast. In some paces years of corruption and repression has taken a toll on some of the biggest reserves. Some things slowly resolve on their own and a reduction of the issues plays out only after the deaths of some of the old thieves and blanket asses.

    We haven’t had as much of the type of violence and ongoing hardship in some places just grinding poverty and a simple neglect. Many have made the most of a bad situation and have made things better. There are schools growing up and some of the old warriors are supporting a better way. So much has changed since those years. I hope that Peltier can share in this and soon. He helped to bring it about as many began to attend to the problems faced by the people.

    I’d like to see more of the outcomes these many years later. I’ve grown old waiting for some of the changes to come to pass. Here we are entering a violent enmeshment in the troubles of the surrounding community. Even as we live in the city we are surrounded. It has been going on these last thirty years. There has been trancendence in the making of apologies and the hearing of the truth and in some cases restitution has been made. An era of transparency and accountability is coming but it is not yet. We are experiencing a backlash.

    The seventh generation is here. My hopes are with them.

    Regards,

    Anne Fox

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