Friday, June 19, 2009

Update: Parole Date Changed to July 28

"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." -- Gandhi

* Parole Update *

Leonard Peltier's parole hearing has been changed to July 28.

To be considered by the commissioners, your letters of support must arrive at the U.S. Parole Commission no later than July 1.

Not a lot of time left. Folks, get out there on the streets and get folks to sign as many letters as possible. For a sample letter, visit

Have you signed the parole petition on Mr. Peltier's behalf? If not, do it today.

We'll be closing down the petition on or around June 26.

* Lewisburg *

Join other Peltier supporters at the entrance of USP-Lewisburg on July 28 between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. for a peaceful protest and vigil. Meet at the corner of Route 15 and William Penn Road. USP-Lewisburg is located in central Pennsylvania, 200 miles north of Washington, DC, and 170 miles west of Philadelphia. For info on lodgings and camping, click here.

You perhaps can't make the trip to Lewisburg. What to do?

First, write that letter in support of parole. It's EXTREMELY important that everyone write a letter. You can find sample language and other guidance at
Also call the White House to express your support for Leonard's freedom: 202-456-1111 or -1112. Do this often.

In solidarity with the protesters in Lewisburg, mount your own peaceful protest and/or vigil at a local federal courthouse.

Our brothers and sisters across the world also can participate. On July 8, gather outside the closest U.S. embassy.

Now is the time. Do something! Make your voices heard.

* A shoutout to Portland, OR *

Come by the NW-AIM table at the powwow at Delta Park this weekend. The powwow runs from Friday evening (tonight) through Sunday and admission is free. Information and letters for folks to sign will be available. You'll be able to purchase a raffle ticket to win an original Peltier painting, too.

* Donate *

Pocket change, $1, $5, or more... For the sake of freedom, no amount is too small. Funds are needed to meet expenses associated with Leonard Peltier's parole hearing next month. The need is urgent. Please give what you can. Mail donations to: LP-DOC, PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106. Or donate by credit card:

* June 26 - 34th Anniversary of the Oglala Tragedy *

-- The 10th annual Oglala Commemoration. See

-- London, UK. Picnic and Vigil. 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 supporter will make their way to the US Embassy in Grosvener Sq. The nearest tube station is Marble Arch on the central line.

"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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