Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Friends Digest Vol. 2, No. 10

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How can the life of such a man
Be in the palm of some fool's hand?
To see him obviously framed
Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed
To live in a land where justice is a game.
-- Bob Dylan, "Hurricane"
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* Election 2008 *

If you're not registered at your current home address you won't be able to vote in the general election. Are you registered to vote? You sure? Click on the VotePoke icon on our home page at http://www.FreePeltierNow.org to find out.

"Perhaps more than anyone else, the Native American community faces huge challenges that have been ignored by Washington for too long. It is time to empower Native Americans in the development of the national policy agenda." -- Barack Obama

To review Senator Obama's principles for stronger tribal communities, see http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/firstamissues.

The 2008 Democratic National Platform for America:

-- 2008 Democratic Platform
http://www.nativevote.org/documents/2008%20Democratic%20Platform%20(final).pdf

-- 2008 Democratic Platform Appendices A, B, and C
http://www.nativevote.org/documents/2008%20Democratic%20Platform%20Appendices%20A,%20B,%20and%20C%20(final).pdf

Also review the 2008 platform of the National Congress of American Indians:

http://www.nativevote.org/documents/PresidentialTransition/NCAIPoliticalPlatform2008.pdf>.

* Events *

We don't maintain a calendar of events per se but event announcements are regularly posted to our blog. For Peltier network and other event announcements, see http://FreePeltierNow.blogspot.com/search/label/Events.

Of special note, a series of radio interviews on Peltier and his fight for freedom; see http://FreePeltierNow.blogspot.com/2008/09/lp-doc-update-upcoming-radio-interviews.html.

* Happy Birthday *

Every day is a beautiful day, but we've heard a rumor that tomorrow is a particularly special day. Many blessings to Harvey Arden who will turn 73 tomorrow. Please send birthday greetings to Harvey at harveyarden@starpower.net.

* March for Political Prisoners *

On October 10, 2008, there will be a national mobilization in New York City calling for amnesty and freedom for all US-held political prisoners and prisoners of war. The aim of 10/10 is not just to get people out to the march, but to gather folks together to build a lasting relationship and strategize on how to get our political prisoners and prisoners of war free, and to continue their and our struggle for justice and freedom. For more information, visit http://www.thejerichomovement.com/.

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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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