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  • Leonard Peltier severly beaten up..

    I checked out the link and it's for real...

    URGENT ALERT! Leonard Peltier's Safety Is In Jeopardy!
    See below the disturbing email sent out by

    For more background on his case, check out Incident at Oglala:

    Incident at Oglala - Part One

    Incident at Oglala - Part Two

    Dear LP Supporters

    I am so OUTRAGED! My brother Leonard was severely beaten upon his arrival at the Canaan Federal Penitentiary. When he went into population after his transfer, some inmates assaulted him. The severity of his injuries is that he suffered numerous blows to his head and body, receiving a large bump on his head, possibly a concussion, and numerous bruises. Also, one of his fingers is swollen and discolored and he has pain in his chest and ribcage. There was blood everywhere from his injuries.

    We feel that prison authorities at the prompting of the FBI orchestrated this attack and thus, we are greatly concerned about his safety. It may be that the attackers, whom Leonard did not even know, were offered reduced sentences for carrying out this heinous assault. Since Leonard is up for parole soon, this could be a conspiracy to discredit a model prisoner.

    He was placed in solitary confinement and only given one meal, this is generally done when you won't name your attackers; incidentally being only given one meal seriously jeopardizes his health because of his diabetes. Prison officials refuse to release any info to the family, but they need to hear from his supporters to protect his safety, as does President Obama. His attorneys are trying to get calls into him now.

    This attack on LP comes on the heels of the FBI's recent letter, prompting this attack by FBI supporters as an attempt to discredit LP as a model prisoner. Anyone who has been in the prison system knows well that if you refuse to name your attackers or file charges against them, then you lose your status as a victim and/or given points against your possible parole and labeled as a perpetrator.

    It is not uncommon, in fact is quite common for the government to use Indian against Indian and they still operate under the old adage "it takes an Indian to catch an Indian." In 1978, they made an attempt to assassinate him through another Indian man who was also at Marion prison with LP. But Standing Deer chose to reveal the plot to him instead of taking his life in exchange FOR A CHANCE AT FREEDOM. When Standing Deer was released in 2001, he joined the former Leonard Peltier Defense Committee as a board member. He also began to speak on Leonard's behalf until his murder six years ago today. Prior to his murder, Standing Deer confided with close friends and associates that the same man who visited him in Marion to assassinate Peltier, had came to Houston, TX and told him that he had better stay away from Peltier and anything to do with

    We are aware that currently, the FBI is actively seeking support for his continued imprisonment of Leonard Peltier and also also seeking support from Native People. So please be aware, and keep Leonard in your prayers. The FBI is apparently afraid of the impact we are having. If they will set him up to blemish his record just before a parole hearing, what will they do when it looks like his freedom will become a reality? We need to make sure that nothing happens to him again!

    Please write the President, send it priority or registered mail. Email to or email President Obama. Call your congressional representatives and write letters, not email, to them. Do what you can to get the word out to insure that LP is receiving adequate medical attention for his injuries.

    I am asking you, supporters of Leonard and advocates of justice at this time to help. I don't know what else to do. Please Help!

    Thank you
    Betty Peltier-Solano
    Executive Coordinator
    Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

    DEMAND that Leonard Peltier #89637-132 be treated with dignity and respect.

    Let the Bureau of Prisons know that the public will hold them accountable for the safety and wellbeing of Leonard Peltier #89637-132.

    Warden Ronnie R. Holt, Warden
    U.S. Penitentiary
    3057 Easton Turnpike
    Waymart, PA 18472
    Phone: 570-488-8000
    Fax: 570-488-8130
    E-mail address: CAA/[email protected]

    D. Scott Dodrill, Director
    Northeast Regional Office
    Federal Bureau of Prisons
    2nd & Chesnut Streets, 7th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Phone: 215-521-7301
    E-mail: NERO/[email protected]

    Harley G. Lappin, Director
    Bureau of Prisons
    U.S. Department of Justice
    320 First Street, NW, Room 654
    Washington, DC 20534
    Phone: 202-307-3250
    Fax: 202-514-6878

    Ask President Obama to investigate this incident:

    The Honorable Barack H. Obama
    President, United States of America
    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20500
    Comments: 202-456-1111
    Switchboard: 202-456-1414
    Fax: 202-456-2461
    E-mail: Contact Us

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  • #2
    Awww...I hate to hear that about him...That's ashame! I'm praying for him!

    Here is a repost from a friend on myspace...
    For more info: www. aimwest. info

    Solidarity with Leonard Peltier
    Written by Tony Gonzales
    Thursday, 22 January 2009 23:13

    All My Relations, Companeros, Friends in Solidarity,

    In view of what occured Tuesday to our friend, Sun Dance Brother, a GrandFather and Elder, Leonard Peltier, AIM-WEST calls on friends and allies to come out this Friday, Jan. 23, in San Francisco and demonstrate their solidarity and deep concern for Leonard's life, safety and security.

    The rally in San Francisco, is at the Federal Building starting from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the corner of Mission Street and Seventh Street, across from the 9th District Federal Courthouse (near Civic Center Bart Station).

    Our allies are encouraged to hold rallies and demonstrations in cities across the country, and throughout the world, and register their concern as well, those who know the case of Leonard Peltier's imprisonment these last thirty-three years. This is a moment in time where we can take the opportunity to share with the outside world another example, and further expose the treatment and injustices committed against Indigenous peoples' held hostage by an oppressive government.

    Join with us and show your disgust against the justice system; the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in their obvious attempt to sabotage Leonard's parole plans.
    They are responsible with callously and maliciously orchestrating an order to transfer Leonard Peltier to a lesser security prison with complete disregard for his life, placed into a dangerous situation whereby creates an environment which would cause, or provoke an attempt to harm his life; or to revoke any possibility for his release from prison any time soon, as per Leonard's unwillingness to submit to an "incident report" of the attack.

    Leonard needs to be transferred to another prison for his safety and well-being, now!

    Meanwhile, we need to direct our demands on Leonard's behalf to the attention to the Office of President Obama, and to the Director of Office of Bureau of Federal Prisons, and express to them our demand for Leonard's health care, nutritional and medical needs as well.

    We will file an official complaint with the Office of Attorney General to investigate the FBI for their role and involvement in the circumstances that lead to Leonard's transfer to a lower level security prison.

    Further, we call upon the offices of Congresswoman Pelosi, Congressman Don Conyers, and Congresswoman Barbara Waters, and U.S. Senators to investigate the possible implications of the Federal government's offfices staging an assault on Leonard's life, and of their obligation to protect our Elder.

    Finally, we call on the attention of appropriate offices of the United Nations be alerted by registering our complaint to the Office of UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, the UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples, Prof. James Anaya, and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Specifically, we call for an investigation on U.S. prisoners held unjustly longer than 30 years without parole, with reference to a US statute such as in Leonard's case.

    Tony Gonzales


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    • #3
      Another repost from a friend on myspace...

      http://www. blogtalkradio. com/NAMAPAHH_Radio/2009/0...

      We got some breaking news for you regarding Leonard Peltier....this evenings guests were Leonard Peltier's attny-Michael Kuzma, Peltier's niece-Kari Ann Cowan, and Wanbli of the group leader for the Central Texas Branch Support Group and the co coordinator for branch support groups nationally.
      Please tune in-important update about Leonard
      Be strong, but not rude.
      Be kind, but not weak.
      Be bold, but don't bully.
      Be humble, but not shy.
      Be confident, but not arrogant.

      Lessons Learned In Life


      • #4
        Anything in Washington state? Like at Daybreak Star or anything???
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