Monday, March 12, 2012

One More Day for Leonard Peltier

Leap Year!

We're blessed with an extra day in 2012 to work on Leonard Peltier's
behalf and bring him home.

Have you called the White House today? Call 202-456-1111. If the
lines are busy, try the White House switchboard at 202-456-1414. Ask
for the Comment Line. You may be placed on hold until the next
available staffer can take your call.

People's Choice Award

The Global Exchange Human Rights Awards strive to recognize the
individuals and groups making a lasting difference, including those
heroes whose efforts may have previously gone unrecognized. Leonard
Peltier has been nominated for this year's People's Choice Award.

Register and vote now:

Global Exchange is an international human rights organization
dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental
justice since 1988. Find out more about Global Exchange at

T-Shirt Special

Our traditional AIM shirt is currently on sale for $20 per
shirt. Shipping is free for domestic orders. The available sizes
(while supplies last) are M, L, XL, and 3X. The sale ends on 05
March 2012.

The LPDOC is always in need of office supplies to carry out our
mission-multipurpose paper (standard and legal-sized), postage,
envelopes (all sizes), toner for the fax machine, etc. If you're
interested in donating materials and/or equipment, send an e-mail


Background: Native American activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully
convicted in connection with the deaths of two agents of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Despite the courts' acknowledgment
of FBI and prosecutorial misconduct in the case, Peltier has been
imprisoned since 1976, currently at the U.S. Penitentiary at Coleman,

The evidence shows that the FBI was the aggressor in the firefight
that occurred on June 26, 1975. From 1973 to 1976, Indigenous
People on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota were
victims of beatings, drive-by shootings, and stabbings carried out
by local vigilantes who collaborated with the FBI. Peltier and
other Indigenous activists were forced into a defensive posture
to protect not only their lives, but the lives of others who
were present-elders, women, and children. Indeed, Mr. Peltier's
co-defendants, tried separately, were acquitted on grounds of

The evidence also clearly shows that the U.S. government's goal
was to orchestrate Mr. Peltier's conviction by any means-including
falsifying extradition documents and intentionally committing fraud
on a Canadian court, as well as suppressing evidence of Mr. Peltier's
innocence during his trial. By the government's own admission,
the critical part of the prosecution's case against Mr. Peltier
was the ballistics testimony which, years after his conviction,
was discovered to be false.

You can help to free an innocent man. Learn more about the Peltier
case at

Lauched into cyberspace by the
Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106

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