Date: Fri, December 30, 2011
INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SOLIDARITY WITH LEONARD PELTIER
CLEMENCY FOR LEONARD PELTIER MARCHES AND RALLIES
FEBRUARY 4, 2012, WORLD WIDE
The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee calls on supporters
worldwide to protest against the injustice suffered by Indigenous
activist Leonard Peltier. Gather on February 4, 2012, at every federal
court house and U.S. embassy or consulate worldwide to demand the
freedom of a man wrongfully convicted and illegal imprisoned for 36
If you can organize, or help organize and event in your area, please
contact LPDOC. Please if you can make a donation to help with the costs
of the LPDOC. Scheduled events will be announced and details provided at
www.whoisleonardpeltier.info. Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106 Phone: 701/235-2206 E-mail:
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From: Tacoma Chapter, LPDOC
As individual fingers we can easily be broken, but all together we make
a mighty fist.
-- Sitting Bull
INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SOLIDARITY WITH LEONARD PELTIER
NW REGIONAL MARCH AND RALLY FOR CLEMENCY FOR LEONARD PELTIER
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 4, 2012, TACOMA, WA.
12:00 NOON: MARCH FOR JUSTICE Portland Ave. Park (on Portland Ave.
between E. 35th & E. Fairbanks. Take Portland Ave. exit off I-5 and
1:00 PM: RALLY FOR JUSTICE U.S. Federal Court House, 1717-Pacific Ave.
This march is answering the call by LPDOC for marches and rallies on
Feb. 4, 2012 Internationally in support of clemency for Leonard
Peltier. Of all the regional marches in Tacoma, 16 since 1992, this is
the most important one yet. The New Leonard Peltier Clemency Campaign
is building and we need to show public support. If you are a regular
supporter, please join us again. If you are a new supporter, who has
thought about supporting Leonard, now is the time to do it. We need all
Please share and invite your friends. NW Regional March facebook event
Matilaja: Yuâ Pik Eskimo from Mountain Village Alaska. Member of N.W.
AIM since 1973, Friend of Leonard Peltier for 38 odd years and member
of Tacoma Chapter LPDOC
Steve Hapy: Long time Leonard Peltier and Native struggles activist,
Tacoma Chapter LPDOC
Albert Combs and Coastal Hand Drum Singers
Deeahop Conway, Puyallup Tribal member, Tacoma Chapter LPDOC
Leonard's case and up-date;
Arthur J. Miller: Northwest Regional Organizer LPDOC, Tacoma Chapter
LPDOC, long time union member and human rights activist
Ramona Bennett: Puyallup Tribal Elder, Life long friend of Leonard
Peltier, Grand Mother, Great Grand Mother
Chester Earl: Puyallup Tribal member
Zoltan Grossman: Evergreen State College faculty in Geography and Native
Studies, in Olympia. former board member of Midwest Treaty Network in
David Duenas: Puyallup Tribal Member
CAR POOLS: OLYMPIA: There will be a carpool leaving from the parking
lot at Harrison and Division at 10:15 am. PORTLAND, meet up outside of
KBOO Radio Station (20 SE 8th, Portland, OR 97124) before embarking to
Tacoma between 9:00-9:30am.SEATTLE CAR POOL: Meet at the Red Apple
parking lot at 23rd and Jackson by the bus stop. Will be leaving at
We need new banners and signs. We need video of this event to use for
support work. We need supporters to get out fliers, if you can please
contact us. We need people to forward our e-mail statements. We need
people to share on facebook information on the march. Our marches are
not about one group but rather they are the work of all Peltier
supporters in our region.
RESOLUTIONS FOR CLEMENCY: Leonard needs resolutions for clemency from
Tribes, Unions, Human Rights Organizations and others. See a sample
For donations: Please make checks payable to the Leonard Peltier
Defense/Offense Committee (mark them for NW March) and send them to:
Tacoma Chapter LPODC, P.O. Box 5464, Tacoma, WA 98415.
Join Tacoma Chapter LPDOC on facebook at:
Subscribe to: Northwest Peltier Support at:
For more information: www.whoisleonardpeltier.info
TACOMA CHAPTER, LPDOC, P.O. BOX 5464, TACOMA, WA 98415-0464.
"I have no doubt whatsoever that the real motivation behind both
Wounded Knee II and the Oglala firefight, and much of the turmoil
throughout Indian Country since the early 1970s, was and is the
mining companies desire to muffle AIM and all traditional Indian
people, who sought and still seek to protect the land, water, and
air from their thefts and depredations. In this sad and tragic age we
live in, to come to the defense of Mother Earth is to be branded a
criminal."--Leonard Peltier, Prison Writings
Leonard Peltier (of the Anishinabe, Dakota, and Lakota Nations), long
time Native Activist and member of the American Indian Movement.
Leonard Peltier, an innocent man who was convicted for the 1975
shooting deaths of two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
U.S. prosecutors have repeatedly admitted that they did not and cannot
prove Peltier's guilt, and the appellate courts have cited numerous
instances of investigative and prosecutorial misconduct in this case.
As late as November 2003, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
acknowledged that Much of the government's behavior at the Pine
Ridge Reservation and its prosecution of Mr. Peltier is to be
condemned. The government withheld evidence. It intimidated witnesses.
These facts are not disputed." The trial of the first two AIM members
in this case were found not guilty for reason of self-defense.
Behind the case of Leonard Peltier and the events that took place on
the Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota Reservation is the continuing theft of
Native land for energy corporations. High grade Uranium was found in
the northwest corner of Pine Ridge. It was well known that the Lakota
people would be unwilling to sell their land because they refused
payment for the Black Hills. So a plan was carried out to suppress the
traditional Oglala Lakota people and their supporters from the America
Indian Movement. This lead to the Wounded Knee II Occupation, over 500
AIM members being indited on charges, a two and a half year reign of
terror against the Oglala Lakota people, and the firefight near Oglala,
that Leonard was charged with, that took place at the same time that a
corrupt tribal Chairman was illegally signing away the part of Pine
Ridge with the Uranium. The firefight took place as a means to divert
attention and to suppress AIM.
Leonard has been in prison for over 35 years for a crime he did not
commit and a crime that forces of greed were responsibly for. They have
withheld medical care for Leonard and recently Leonard was placed in
solitary confinement for 72 days and then sent to a high security
prison in Florida, as far away from his lawyers and family as they
could send him. Leonard is in bad health and they want Leonard to die
in prison, alone and forgotten. We will not let that happen.
We are now organizing a new clemency for Leonard Peltier campaign and
the regional marches on Feb, 4, 2012 are a very important part of that.
Please help us raise money for it and get the word out everywhere.
Please. let us come together in the spirit of unity for Leonard and for
the kind of justice and peace we want for our world. Thank you.
DONATIONS: Organizing this march has already costs us more than we have
raised by donations. We are a grassroots movement, we get no outside
funding and depend upon donations. Please make checks out to: The
Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee, (mark them for NW March) and
mail them to: Tacoma Chapter, LPDOC, P.O. Box 5464, Tacoma, WA
98415-0464. Thank you.
LINKS Join Tacoma Chapter LPDOC on facebook at: http://facebook.com/tacoma.lpdoc Subscribe to: Northwest Peltier Support at: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information: www.whoisleonardpeltier.info March web site; http://leonardpeltiermarch.wordpress.com/ On the web http://zinelibrary.info/international-day-solidarity-leonard-peltier-feb-4-2011-fliers-and-info Two page flier for NW Regional March: http://zinelibrary.info/files/Peltier_March_2011.pdf One page flier for NW Regional March: http://zinelibrary.info/files/Peltier_March_2001_info.pdf Portland flier for NW Regional March: http://zinelibrary.info/files/Portland_Peltier_Flier.pdf 11 by 17 poster for the march/rally: http://zinelibrary.info/files/Peltier_Poster_2011.pdf March statements and flier: http://zinelibrary.info/files/Peltier_March_2001_info.pdf Feb. 4, 2012 Regional March in Tacoma Facebook event pages: http://www.facebook.com/events/#!/events/163763897043790/ http://www.facebook.com/events/#!/events/179938242097693/ Back ground article on Leonard http://zinelibrary.info/files/2012_case_of_leonard_peltier.pdf Video: LPDOC NW Regional Organizer Arthur J. Miller speaking about the case history of political prisoner Leonard Peltier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pvxqgIVRlo LPDOC: Constitutional Violations in the Peltier Case: http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/violations.htm youtube video of Ramona Bennett from last May rally http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yP-NnxB4RU Audio recording of The May rally in Tacoma: http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2011/05/26/peltier_march_2011.mp3 An Open Letter to the OCCUPY! Movement; http://zinelibrary.info/files/open%20letter%20to%20occupy.pdf Organizing Marches and Rallies: The Tacoma Model: http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/download/marches.doc