Sociologist, local councillor, activist from Malta

Monday, January 30, 2012

International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier

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.

Take a few minutes out of your busy day to write to the President,
too:

President Barack H. Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Fax: 202-456-2461
E-Mail: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

For guidance in writing to the President in favor of clemency,
see http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/clemency.htm

DONATE TO THE LEGAL TEAM
http://www.whoisleonardeltier.info/donate.htm


Thank you for all you do on behalf of Leonard Peltier.


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Background: 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.

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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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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