freepeltiernow: Friends Digest Vol. 2, No. 6

freepeltiernow: Friends Digest Vol. 2, No. 6
Friends Digest Vol. 2, No. 6
* A Shout Out to Supporters/Support Groups *
October 10 is the 10th anniversary of the Jericho National March
to the United Nations on behalf of our political prisoners and
POWs. We’re issuing a call to action to all Peltier supporters
— those up and down the east coast, in particular.  Create a presence
for Leonard in NYC on Friday, October 10.  Rent a bus and bring
some friends. Make some noise!  Demand freedom for Leonard Peltier
and all political prisoners and POWs!  Attend the evening concert to
benefit the prisoners, as well.  See www.thejerichomovement.com. For
more information, call 718-853-0893 or send an e-mail to
nycjericho@riseup.net. If you can’t participate in the anniversary
march in NYC, plan a solidarity event in your community.  Let us
know details so we can help you promote your event.
* Other Events *
NYC: Picnic at the Park for Leonard Peltier! Sunday, August 24,
2008, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 9/11 Field at Prospect Park (Grand
Army Plaza side of the Park). Join us for a potluck at Prospect
Park, sharing your favorite grilled and barbequed summer treats
and restyling your attire to benefit Leonard Peltier’s commissary
fund. A variety of Peltier stencil designs will be available for
you to create your own clothing art. So bring your family, your
friends and some clothes to support Leonard and his fight for
freedom and justice! 2, 3 trains to Grand Army Plaza; F train to
7th Ave. Sponsored by the NYC branch of the LP-DOC; co-sponsored
by NYC Jericho, Resistance in Brooklyn and In Our Hearts Network.
NYC: A Birthday Party for Leonard Peltier! September 12 from 7:00
to 10:00 p.m. at the Brecht Forum, 451 West Street (between Bank &
Bethune Streets, New York, NY 10014; Phone: (212) 242-4201; E-mail:
brechtforum@brechtforum.org. Sponsored by the NYC branch of the
LP-DOC, NYC-Jericho, Resistance in Brooklyn and In Our Hearts
Network.
* Our Birthday Initiative *
As you may recall, September 12th is Mr. Peltier’s birthday. Please
remember to send him cards and letters: Leonard Peltier #89637-132,
USP-Lewisburg, US Penitentiary, PO Box 1000, Lewisburg, PA
17837-1000.
On July 11th, the Longest Walk II presented its "Manifesto for
Change" to Representative John Conyers in Washington, DC. See
http://snurl.com/37dzd. The manifesto addresses many of the concerns
in Indian Country including but not limited to the protection of
sacred places and healing of the earth. One concern was mentioned,
in particular — the continuing illegal imprisonment of Leonard
Peltier.  Read the Longest Walk II resolution for/about Peltier
at http://snurl.com/37dxf.
In acknowledgement of Leonard’s 64th birthday and his nearly 33
years of imprisonment, please send a letter to Rep. Conyers in
support of the Indigenous manifesto. Do this in Leonard’s name.
In addition, ask Rep. Conyers to ensure:
1. The release of the over 100,000 documents on the Peltier case
that are still being withheld by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) — These documents are over 25 years old and are of historical
significance. The public has the right to know the truth about the
FBI’s war against the American Indian Movement (AIM) and Leonard
Peltier.
2. the conduct of a congressional investigation into the long-term
effects of the FBI’s COunter INTELligence PROgram (COINTELPRO)
— It is well known that the FBI targeted AIM and other political
dissidents for annihilation. The FBI COINTELPRO effort resulted
in the assassination, criminalization, vilification, and the
splitting of various movements leading to their destruction,
with many political activists today languishing in prisons. Yet,
in 1974, the Senate Church Committee investigating the illegal FBI
COINTELPRO activities declared such practices unconstitutional. The
Senate Church Committee failed to complete their investigation by
examining actions taken against AIM or the Pine Ridge "Reign of
Terror" (1973-1976). Phone/fax/write to John Conyers and appeal to
him to conduct public hearings on why victims of COINTELPRO still
languish in prison over 30 years after the program was declared
unconstitutional. Also contact your congressional representative
and senators.  Urge them to enable John Conyers to reopen COINTELPRO
hearings.
Contact:
Honorable John Conyers, Jr., Chairman
Committee on the Judiciary
Committee on the Judiciary
2138 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
Fax: 202-225-0072
E-mail: John.Conyers@mail.house.gov
Here’s a new approach. Share your thoughts with Rep. Conyers with
a video advocacy message in just three simple steps:
* Voter Registration and Get-Out-The-Vote Initiative *
If you’re not registered, you can’t vote.  We encourage everyone
to register to vote and urge others to do the same.
Also take the time to e-mail your contacts in your address book
several times before the general election.  Remind your friends,
families, and associates to vote.  Keep reminding them until the
last vote is cast.  Tell them: Vote for the candidate(s) of your
choice, but vote!
We’ll provide more resources for Decision 2008 in the coming weeks.
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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