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[Friends of Peltier] Friends Digest Vol. 4, No. 1
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"Hope only brings the possibility of freedom. Creator works through
each of us to make miracles happen and, so, we must always do our
part. Be a living prayer… connected to sky and earth and all our
relations… possessed with courage, generosity, humility, endurance,
and wisdom. Vigorously pursue freedom in this way, every day and
in every generation. Creator will bless your actions."- Anonymous
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Today, Howard Zinn — the Boston University historian, political
activist, and long-time Peltier supporter — died of a heart
attack in Santa Monica, CA, where he was traveling. He was 87.
Please join us in extending condolences to his daughter,
Myla Kabat-Zinn; his son, Jeff; and his three granddaugthers
and two grandsons. Funeral plans are not yet available. See:
<http://freepeltiernow.blogspot.com/2010/01/howard-zinn-historian-who-challenged\
.html>.
* February 6: 34 Years in Prison *
On February 6, 1976, Leonard Peltier was arrested in Canada.
From that day to this, his home has been a prison cell. Recommit
yourself to The Struggle. Fight for Leonard’s freedom as never
before. Mark the day by taking action.
Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Zoom In campaign
to tell Attorney General Eric Holder you expect him to conduct an
Executive Review of the Peltier case. The first delivery of flyers
to AG Holder will occur around February 6. We’re told that, to
accommodate certain organizers, a second delivery will be made on or
around March 1. That means everyone has more time to do outreach in
their communities and motivate others to support an Executive Review.
For information on the Zoom In campaign, visit
<http://www.FreePeltierNow.org/zoom1.htm> and keep those
flyers coming. If you have questions or need any assistance
with campaign materials, please don’t hesitate to contact
<zoom@whoisleonardpeltier.info>. Campaign coordinators are standing
by to assist you and will even prepare your campaign flyer for you
if you’re experiencing technical difficulties.
On February 6, we also encourage everyone to contact the Attorney
General’s office to demand an Executive Review of the Peltier
case. Keep your message brief and to the point.
Address: Attorney General Eric Holder, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20530
E-Mail: askdoj@usdoj.gov; Mark your message to the attention of
the Attorney General.
Phone: (202) 514-2000
Fax: (202) 307-6777
* February 6 Events *
Events will occur worldwide on February 6. In the States, two
major events have been scheduled. Attend if you can and help spread
the word.
San Jose, CA: Honoring Leonard Peltier: 33 Years of Illegal Arrest.
Fundraiser for the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee. 1:00
– 4:00 pm, Center for Training and Careers, 749 Story Road at
Remillard Street, San Jose, CA 95112 (free parking and close to
bus line 25). To include an update on Leonard’s case, film showing
(TBA) and entertainment: Swiftcloud Drum Group, Cal Skyhawk, others
TBA. Sponsored by LPSG South Bay (Leonard Peltier Support Group).
For more information, contact Donna at 408-293-4774 or
FreeLeonardPeltier@hotmail.com.
Boulder, CO: Peltier rally at noon at the Boulder County
Courthouse, Boulder, CO. There will be speakers, music and
a Native drum group. The Courthouse is located on the Pearl
Street Mall between 13th and 14th Streets. For more details,
see <www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/calendar.htm>.
* Reproductions *
New reproductions of never-before-seen Peltier paintings, using
the Giclee method, are now available in various media and sizes.
The reproductions may be purchased online via credit card. Proceeds
benefit Mr. Peltier’s legal fund. See <www.leonardpeltierart.com>.
* Xtra *
New Year 2010 Message from Betty Ann Peltier Solano [LP-DOC] at
<http://freepeltiernow.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-year-2010-message-from-betty-ann\
.html>.
Video of interview with Robert Redford
conducted by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! Available at
<http://www.democracynow.org/2010/1/25/sundance_founder_robert_redford_on_his>.
The introduction to the interview begins at 12:00 min. The interview
begins at 14:13 min. Comments on Peltier and "Incident at Oglala,"
specifically, begin at 38:39 min.
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"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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Time to set him free… Because it is the RIGHT thing to do.
Friends of Peltier 🙂
 
 
 
 
Urgent: Take Action Now to Stop Dirty Energy Bank 🙂
January 27, 2009
Dear Friends:
We have just learned that Senate Energy Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman is
circulating a "Dear Colleague" letter to other Senators, seeking their support
for his Clean Energy Development Administration (CEDA) concept. At first, the
idea sounds great: who could oppose a bank to support clean energy projects?
And, at this writing too many Senators seem willing to sign on without looking
at the details.
Please tell your Senators NOT to sign Sen. Bingaman’s letter and to oppose the
CEDA legislation.
Because here are the details: Sen. Bingaman’s CEDA would allow UNLIMITED
taxpayer loan guarantees for construction of new nuclear reactors and "clean
coal" projects. A nine-member unelected board of directors would determine which
projects CEDA would fund–with no Congressional or public oversight. Unlike some
other clean energy bank proposals, there would be no limit on how much money any
single technology could receive, and no requirement that those technologies that
offer the fastest, most cost-effective carbon reductions get funded first.
Indeed, the real intent of Sen. Bingaman’s CEDA is to provide massive new
taxpayer funding for nuclear power and coal–not genuinely clean, safe and
cost-effective renewables and energy efficiency projects. CEDA is simply another
taxpayer bailout for giant dirty energy interests. It must be stopped.
Please ask your Senator now to oppose CEDA, and certainly not to sign on to Sen.
Bingaman’s "Dear Colleague" letter.
Bingaman is taking this step to try to show support for CEDA, and to try to add
it to a jobs bill, or any other legislation possible. We need to show Bingaman
and the rest of the Senate that a dirty energy bank–no matter how he and the
nuclear industry try to describe it–is not what our nation needs. One would
think the Senate has learned recently that the American people are tired of
taxpayer bailouts of huge corporations. Let’s tell them again now.
And please ask your friends and colleagues to act too, and help us publicize
this on your blogs, Facebook pages, etc. We need to act fast, and, if we’re
going to stop this thing, we all need to act now. Here is the link to the action
page:
http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5502/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1662
Thanks for all you do,
Michael Mariotte
Executive Director
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
P.S. if you’re on Twitter, you can follow us here. We send out a lot of
information and links to timely and useful articles and studies that we can’t do
any other way.
Because NIRS believes in transparency, we have set up a new Donor Information
page on our website. You can find out how your contributions are spent and even
see our most recent tax return and certified audit. And, of course, you can
donate too!
6930 Carroll Avenue, #340, Takoma Park, MD 20912; 301-270-6477;
nirsnet@nirs.org; www.nirs.org
 
 
 
 
ACCION eNews: ACCIONista Recounts Devastation in Haiti 🙂
January 2010
ACCIONista Recounts Devastation in Port-au-Prince
"The capital is no more," said Cassandre Dupont, ACCION Resident Advisor to our
Haitian microfinance partner SOGESOL, who was fortunate to escape from SOGESOL’s
headquarters in Port-au-Prince during the devastating earthquake. Unfortunately,
the quake has left no one untouched. ACCION and SOGESOL are now working hard to
search for missing staff members and locate the institution’s thousands of
microentrepreneur clients to help them rebuild their shaken futures.
"Life as I knew it has changed forever," said Dupont. "The damage that was
incurred has devastated families and taken generations from this country," she
continued. "Please find it in your heart to aid the Haitian people."
In the past, microfinance services have helped to empower and provide stability
for poor Haitians during difficult times. The need is far greater now.
Please make a secure, tax-deductible gift to our Support Haiti Fund and help
restore Haitian clients’ livelihoods >>
 
Out from Under the Mattress
For too many of the world’s poor, the only way to protect their money is to hide
it under the mattress, so to speak, or to pay someone else to keep it safe.
Neither of these methods is sustainable. Now, ACCION is forging ahead with
long-time partners BancoSol in Bolivia, Finamérica in Colombia and CREDIFE in
Ecuador to come up with savings products designed to help microentrepreneurs and
the working poor keep their savings safe while earning interest.
Find out how a $5.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is
helping to make savings possible >>
 
Catalyzing Change to Better Serve Poor Clients
In 2009, ACCION’s Center for Financial Inclusion launched a collaborative action
research project aimed at improving client protection in microfinance. After
working with ten microfinance institutions (MFIs) around the world to test
adherence to the six principles of client protection, several of those MFIs are
already taking concrete steps to do more for their poor clients. In Mexico, a
microfinance cooperative is now offering financial education to its clients; in
Bosnia, an MFI is piloting a debt counseling program; and in the Philippines, a
rural bank has launched a new system to receive client feedback via text
messages.
Learn more about the Center’s action research project >>
 
Microcredit? Microsavings? Microfinance.
ACCION’s Elisabeth Rhyne on why microcredit and microsavings are really just two
sides of the same coin. Click here to read the blog post >>
Jan. 26-27: Singapore – Microfinance Investments in Asia
View all events >>
 
Financial Times covers ACCION’s announcement that it will open up a new
microfinance institution in the underserved region of Manaus, Brazil. Read more
>>
Financial Times discusses the Gates Foundation grants to ACCION and other
microfinance organizations to help the world’s poorest people to save. Read more
>>
Michael Schlein, ACCION CEO, is named one of the "Year’s Most Influential People
in Business Ethics" by Ethisphere.
Read more >>
Microfinance Focus covers ACCION’s successful implementation of its Dialogue on
Business training program for marginalized women in India. Read more >>
Boiling Over with Promise: Grace Galus Ulaya and her Unconventional Enterprise
It could be a scene from Macbeth. Two women hover over boiling cauldrons,
stirring large lumps of curdling blood, impervious to the smoke swirling around
them. But no, this is a chicken feed business, and boiling blood is the first
step…
Click here to read Grace’s
story >>
ACCION International is a private, nonprofit organization with the mission of
giving people the financial tools they need – microloans, business training and
other financial services – to work their way out of poverty. A world pioneer in
microfinance, ACCION issued its first microloan in 1973 in Brazil . Today,
ACCION’s partner microfinance institutions serve more than 3.7 million poor
entrepreneurs per year in 23 countries in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the
United States .ACCION International Headquarters
56 Roland Street
Suite 300
Boston, MA 02129 USA
Tel: 617-625-7080
Fax: 617-625-7020
Home | Contact Info | Need a Loan in the US? | Privacy Policy
©2009 ACCION International. All Rights Reserved
 
 
 
 
A petition for Bangladesh tribes, Avatar’s no fantasy, and more 🙂
E-news from Survival BANGLADESH Petition: repression in Bangladesh
One year after the Bangladesh government promised to halt the persecution of the
country’s indigenous peoples, reports of abuses continue to emerge. Please sign
an online petition calling on the government to fully implement the peace accord
it has signed with Bangladesh’s indigenous Jummas.
Take action: sign the petition »
http://cht-global-voices.com/contens/sign/index.php?utm_source=E-news+%28English\
%29&utm_campaign=3cb7f422df-Enews_Jan_10&utm_medium=email
 
PARAGUAY Survival names winner of this year’s `Greenwashing Award’
A Brazilian company has won Survival’s `Greenwashing Award 2010′ for dressing up
the wholesale destruction of a huge area of an uncontacted tribe’s land in
Paraguay as a conservation project.
See how much land Yaguarete intends to clear »
 
GLOBAL Avatar: it’s no fantasy
Following Avatar’s win at the Golden Globes, tribal people have said that the
film tells the real story of their lives today. A Kalahari Bushman and Yanomami
shaman have both spoken out, and a Penan man said, `the Penan people cannot live
without the rainforest. The forest looks after us, and we look after it.’
Read more »
 
 
GLOBAL Tiffany’s target of global Survival protest
Next week, Survival supporters will demonstrate outside Tiffany jewellery stores
in five countries to protest at the company funding water boreholes for game
animals on Bushman land where the people are forbidden access to their own
borehole.
Join the protest »
Survival International
6 Charterhouse Buildings
LONDON, UK EC1M 7ET
T +44(0)207 687 8700
www.survivalinternational.org
 
 
 
 
~*~Author Harvey Arden on the Wisdomkeepers~*~ 🙂
 
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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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