Monday, November 23, 2009

[Friends of Peltier] Friends Digest Vol. 3, No. 15

"You said that you wanted to put us on a reservation, to build us houses and make us medicine lodges. I was born where there were no enclosures and every-thing drew a free breath. I want to die there and not within walls."--Ten Bears

* Campaign for Executive Review *

As you know, flyers are being collected to urge Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct an Executive Review of the Peltier case. Thank you to all who have participated, to date. Others wishing to participate in the Zoom In campaign, see:

Take this opportunity to also educate others in your community about the case and encourage others' participation:

* Peltier Holiday Gift Drive *

Leonard Peltier is organizing a holiday gift drive for the children of Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and the Turtle Mountain Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota. For details, see:

* Prints Available *

How about giving a Peltier print to that someone special on your Christmas list? New prints of several of Leonard's paintings are available: "Visions of Freedom," "White Mountain Lady," and "Woman Coming Out of the Water." They really are special and look fantastic framed. Each print sells for $35.00 (USD) plus S&H. Check out the Merchandise Page at

* Subscriptions and Tools *

We've recently re-engineered our Web site at The item of most interest to many will be the box on our home page which allows you to easily communicate with the White House, Members of Congress,federal agencies (the Department of Justice, in particular), state officials, and the media. You can search by zip code or state to identify your federal and state representatives, as well as local media. In addition to a Web form for composing an e-mail, you'll have access to other tools to make your e-mail communications more effective. We know you'll find this tool useful.

In addition to subscribing to our listserv, you may want to subscribe to receive postings made to our main blog. With an e-mail subscription, the daily updates to our news blog can be delivered right to your inbox.

* Upcoming Events *

23-27 Nov. San Francisco, CA: AIM-West annual conference. The entire event will be broadcast, recorded and streamed live at! Read More:

26 Nov. Coles Hill, Plymouth, MA: 40th National Day of Mourning. 12:00 noon. Contact: United American Indians of New England, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, (617) 522-6626,

26 Nov. San Francisco, CA: Indigenous Peoples Annual Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island. Fisherman's Wharf, Pier #33.

* Using Twitter? *

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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

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

Friends of Peltier

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