Friends Digest Vol. 2, No. 9

Friends Digest Vol. 2, No. 9
Why solidarity? Because "…rain does not fall on one roof alone" –

* On His 64th Birthday *

September 12, 2008


First of all I want to thank everyone here, it means a lot to me
to be remembered on my birthday. But you know one thing that comes
to my mind is my mother, she has died since I have been in prison,
along with my father and many of my other relatives. But aside from
that, I want to get back to talking about my mother.

In my time of thinking in here, it just comes to my mind, that
we should all on our birthdays remember our mothers. In fact in my
thinking, we should all consider our birthday a mother’s day. Because
she is the one who went through a lot of pain and suffering on
that day, she’s the one that needs to be remembered most. And if my
life has ever meant anything to anyone in a good way it is owed to
her. She birthed me and because of her, today my words can be heard.

I have spent more than half of my life imprisoned, for something I
am not guilty of, as of today the shooter wants everyone to know
his identity. And I want you to know that I’m not being held for
the deaths of those agents, I’m being held as an example to anyone
that would stand up to them. In the coming months there is going
to be legal efforts to bring this case into full view of the entire
public so that possibly justice can prevail.

I guess I’m getting away from the essence of birthdays. I am 64
years old today and when you get to be my age the only good thing
about birthdays is the more you have the longer you live.

Again I want to thank all of you so very very much. You can’t imagine
how much it means to a prisoner to be remembered. If I ever get
out of here in an upright position I will owe it to people like
you who remembered me and remembered the reasons I was put here
and accepted the challenge to seek justice for our people.

May the Great Spirit bless you with everything you need. Again I
want to thank you.

Your Relative in the Struggle…

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,

Leonard Peltier

Please mark the day by sending a letter of support for the Longest
Walk II’s "Manifesto for Change" and its resolution in support
of freedom for Leonard Peltier to Honorable John Conyers, Jr.,
Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives,
2138 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; Fax:
202-225-0072; E-mail:

Leonard becomes eligible for a full parole hearing late this year.
Another action you can take to mark Leonard’s birthday, if you have
not already done so, is to sign the parole petition on Leonard’s
behalf at <>.
Please invite others to sign the petition, as well.

"Never cease in the fight for peace, justice, and equality for all
people. Be persistent in all that you do and don’t allow anyone to
sway you from your conscience." — Leonard Peltier


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About reality

Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of 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: This petition on Haiti disaster anniversary:   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: This petition on Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts:,_native_american_acts,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: This petition on Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday:   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: This petition on Economically empower through advocacy:
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