Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friends Digest Vol. 4, No. 2

"I would like to ask you why when we speak you do not listen, and when you listen, you do not hear, and when you hear us, you do not choose to understand what we say. This is one time that I ask you to listen carefully and understand what we have to say."--Frank Fools Crow

* Call to Action: Parole Letters *

Mr. Peltier's appeal of the August parole decision is underway and a response is expected any day. Please help to keep the pressure on the Parole Commission. Write a brief, to-the-point letter to the U.S. Parole Commission at 5550 Friendship Boulevard, Suite 420, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815-7286, Re: Leonard Peltier #89637-132. You can fax your letter to (301) 492-6694, if you wish.

* It's a Wrap: Focus on Executive Review *

Remember that, to accommodate certain organizers, a second delivery will be made on or around March 1 to the Attorney General's office. That means time is short. For information on the Zoom In campaign, and get your flyers in without delay.

* Events *

-- 23 February, New York, NY: Save the Date for Leonard Peltier! 7:00 p.m. at Sixth Street Community Center, 638 East 6th Street, Manhattan. Short films and letter writing on behalf of
Leonard. Sponsored by the NYC Leonard Peltier Support Group. For information, or

-- 28 February, Jamaica Plain, MA: Spotlight on Repression. A fundraiser for the Jericho Movement to Free All Political Prisoners and the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth Street (Stonybrook stop on the Orange Line), 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Presented by Jericho Boston. Information:

-- 06 March, Schaumburg, IL: Art auction organized by Leonard Peltier with proceeds benefiting children affected by the tragedy in Haiti. Art by Peltier and other selected artists will be included in a live and silent auction. Paintings will be on display beforehand. Trickster Gallery at 190 South Roselle Road beginning at 1:00 p.m. Call 847-301-2090 or send an e-mail to for ticket information or visit

* Service Announcement *

Juno and Netzero are blocking delivery of our digests to our registrants. This sort of thing happens from time to time even though we operate an double opt-in list. Help us let folks know that they need to add to their address books and/or white list us. If the problem persists, subscribers should contact their Internet Service Providers to resolve the problem.

* Xtra *

The following events may be of interest to you. More than that, you can make them opportunities to get out on the streets and put Indigenous issues and the case of Leonard Peltier in the public eye.

-- Massive anti-war mobilization and march on DC - March 20 (Major march, followed by "occupation" on the Ellipse between the White House and the Washington Monument which is slated to last until troops start coming home); see

-- Poor People's March - April 4-June 27 (originates in New Orleans and ends in Detroit at the site of the U.S. Social Forum); see

-- U.S. Social Forum in Detroit - June 22-26; see

"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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