Arden Acts: Open Letter to Obama on Leonard Peltier; etc..

Arden Acts: Open Letter to Obama on Leonard Peltier; etc..
~^~An Open Letter to Pres ide nt Obama on Leonard Peltier~^~
Please post
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From the desk of Harvey Arden
Founder: ~The Wisdomkeepers Collective ~ "Bringing the Elders to the World & the World to the Elders"
http://www.haveyouthought.com/
 
Author:  WISDOMKEEPERS: Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders
DREAMKEEPERS: A Spirit-Journey into Aboriginal Australia
  NOBLE RED MAN: Lakota Wisdomkeeper Mathew King
TRAVELS IN A STONE CANOE: The Return to the Wisdomkeepers
Editor:  PRISON WRITINGS: MY LIFE IS MY SUN DANCE by Leonard Peltier
WHITE BUFFALO TEACHINGS  by Chief Arvol Looking Horse
HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF LEONARD PELTIER LATELY?
VOICE OF THE HAWK ELDER by Seneca Wisdomkeeper Edna Gordon
 
 ~ An Open Letter to President Barack Obama on Leonard Peltier ~
Dear President Obama:
A Great Act of Mercy by you can help heal the still raw wounds of Indian people and their continuing confrontation with the ‘Dominant Society’ of the United States. I don’t know if you know the Leonard Peltier case personally; nor will I argue it here.  Please talk to Gov. Bill Richardson and Sen. Inouye about this great injustice now in its 33rd year; they both know it well. Leonard was 31 when he was framed; he’s now 64.  A poll a couple of years ago asked thousands of people, "Who Is the Greatest American Indian in History?"  The winner, yes, was Leonard Peltier. 
Mr. President , I ask  from my deepest heart that you grant a brief audience to me and Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th-Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Pipe of the Great Lakota Nation, so that we may deliver a message to you on behalf of millions of good souls around the earth who plead for Leonard’s freedom, who see Leonard’s freedom as The Sign that Democracy and Love and Prayer and Justice still have a meaning in America. 
I ask to read to you from Leonard’s book PRISON WRITINGS: MY LIFE IS MY SUN DANCE, of which I am privileged to be the editor.  A wondrous stage play MY LIFE IS MY SUN DANCE has been produced from Leonard’s words to rave audiences, and we will be delighted to bring the soon-to-tour words-and-music production to the venue of your choice, for you to experience the power and poetry and compassion of it. It wrings the soul.
I would welcome the presence of  VP Biden, Sec. Hillary Clinton (and Bill, of course), Gov. Bill Richardson, Sen. Inouye, your new FBI director and any other persons you’d like to be on hand.  I also ask to have Leonard Peltier himself standing beside me in the Oval Office as I read his words—words Leonard would read to you himself if his locked jaw would allow him to. Leonard also asks me to invite Mumia Abu Jamal–another political prisoner, to whom we also ask you to  persuade Pennsylvania’s Governor Rendell to grant executive clemency. Freeing these two men and ALL other political prisoners would be an act of intrinsic greatness,  yes, a Holy Act. 
Mr. President,we await your strong hand in bringing these enormous and glaring injustices  to an end.  
Respectfully,
/ (signed) Harvey Arden
Washington, DC
12/23/2008
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         ~If you agree with the above, please reply with AGREE! on subject line.~
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                                                                                                  ~And pls check out Pres Obama’s contact site  http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/     Send him a brief Message (under 500 characters) on Leonard.    Here’s mine  (use it if you like):                                             Pres.Obama—Please PRAY AN EAGLE out of the sky!    
 
                                                           Please commit a HOLY ACT and release LEONARD PELTIER! 
Mitakuye Oyasin,  
/Harvey Arden
                                         author WISDOMKEEPERS and other works on INDIGENOUS WISDOM.               
                                 www.haveyouthought.com & www.mylifeismysundance.com
                                                         And don’t miss the  GREAT NEW website about Leonard Peltier’s stage-play MY LIFE IS MY SUN DANCE
                                                  www.mylifeismysundance.com
 
 
~*~The Play’s the Thing to FREE PELTIER!~*~
Original Message —————————-
Subject: ~*~The Play’s the Thing to FREE PELTIER!~*~
From:    harvey@harveysplace.net
Date:    Sat, January 31, 2009 4:09 pm
To:      harveyarden@starpower.net
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Please post, Thanks!
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              ~The Play’s the Thing to FREE PELTIER!~
Friends–Leonard Peltier’s stage play MY LIFE IS MY SUN DANCE is a
soul-transforming theatrical experience –a mesmerizing living expression
of his own words, his own pain, his own dreams–as well as the suffering
and dreams of his People.
As co-playwright with Leonard, I have given outright my entire
co-playwright’s share, plus quite a few personal thousands, to In Peace
Productions, created by Keith Rabin specifically to make a reality of
Leonard’s play.
Please reach into your heart and your soul and your pocketbook to help us
stage this play and bring Leonard’s continuing CRUCIFIXION–33 years on the
Cross of American Injustice–to center-stage of AMERICA’S CONSCIENCE.
It’s time we took Leonard down from his Cross.
We seek patrons, donors, sponsors, theater folk & plain old long-suffering
Peltier supporters bless’m)–to assist Keith Rabin and me in bringing this
amazing production on tour to cities and rez communities around the nation
and abroad this spring  ’09  & onwards.
Leonard is now 64 . He’s been in prison since he was 31.
I ask EACH of you personally to step forward NOW– and assist us with
ideas, theater info, purchases of CDs,  books or Peltier support Items all
available at www.mylifeismysundance.com
And–yes, please–reach into your heart and make a modest donation to In
Peace Productions right on the website. Keith Rabin has already gone
deeply into debt to create a  legit professional production company touring
the U.S., Canada and overseas  in 2009-2010.
                             ~
To assist in funding Leonard’s wondrous play, the following hard-to-find
books authored/edited by Harvey Arden  have been donated for sale at
                   www.mylifeismysundance.com
                              ~
WISDOMKEEPERS: Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders
DREAMKEEPERS: A Spirit-Journey into Aboriginal Australia
TRAVELS IN A STONE CANOE: Return to the Wisdomkeepers
NOBLE RED MAN: Lakota Wisdomkeeper Mathew King
Limited signed copies available
For more info contact Keith@mylifeismysundance.com
 
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ALSO AVAILABLE for PRE-ORDER at $25 a pair–
TWO (2) PREFERRED TICKETS  to
MY LIFE IS MY SUN DANCE: LEONARD PELTIER’S OWN STORY
Usable (with reservations) at ANY PERFORMANCE of the Play ANYWHERE!
(and always exchangeable for Books/CD’s etc at www.mylifeismysundance.com
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Again, please go to  www.mylifeismysundance.com
Inspire yourself and others to help us!
Leonard DOES enthusiastically support Keith Rabin ‘s efforts on his behalf
and In Peace Productions.
Any suggestions or comments about the play or products or website should go
to keith@mylifeismysundance.com
Puh-leeze FWD this notice to friends and post on lists.
Become part of the history of your Own Times!
Help us  LIBERATE LEONARD PELTIER!
His captivity must end!
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You can also PRE-ORDER NOW Harvey’s wondrously soulful new
spoken-word-with-music CD NOBLE RED MAN–The Transformative Words of
Lakota Wisdomkeeper Mathew King
For more info please contact Keith at keith@mylifeismysundance.com
                               *
                        Maybe you alone
                         can’t save the
                             world.
                               *
                        but it certainly
                         won’t be saved
                           without you.
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