Wednesday, June 24, 2009

34th Anniversary Events

Friday, June 26 is the 34th anniversary of the tragedy at Oglala. The following events are scheduled to mark the day.


Boston, MA. Through Barbed Wire - 4th Friday Event: Writings by men and women confined in Massachusetts prisons. Come sign the petition to Governor Patrick regarding honoring the experience and wisdom of the Massachusetts parole board in their unanimous recommendation for commutation by freeing Massachusetts prisoner Arnold King. AND listen to the inspired poetry of Leonard Peltier and write parole letters on his behalf. Sponsored by Jericho-Boston. Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Community Church of Boston at 565 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Copley Square T Stop).

Oglala, SD. 10th Annual Oglala Commemoration; see

Portland, OR. Peltier supporters will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square at noon. Bring a sign and help collect signatures on parole letters for Leonard Peltier. (Those interested in helping to organize support for Leonard throughout the NW region should arrive at 10:00 a.m. for a strategy meeting.)


London, UK. 30th Annual Picnic and Vigil for Leonard Peltier. Supporters will gather at the "Fountain of Life" in Hyde Park from 12 noon until 2 pm, to give folks a chance to get there. From there the supporters will make their way to the
U.S. Embassy in Grosvener Square. The nearest tube station is Marble Arch on the central line.

For more information on events, contact the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee at

But you don't have to attend a "happening." Make your own! It's easy. Get out on the streets and show your support for Leonard Peltier. Take a sign and shout freedom to the world. Take spare parole letters and get as many signatures as possible. One lunch hour, folks -- not so very much to sacrifice. Have Lunch
with Leonard. Take photos, too, and share them with Leonard.

Leonard Peltier #89637-132
U.S. Penitentiary
PO Box 1000
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Friends of Peltier
Time to set him free... Because it's the RIGHT thing to do.

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