[A-List] Fw: Leonard Peltier: Emergency - Call, fax, email now!
tal1 at cogeco.ca
Tue Jun 23 23:57:52 MDT 2009
> LEONARD PELTIER PAROLE HEARING SET
> JULY 28, 2009
> Leonard Peltier's first full parole hearing was held in 1993, at which
> his case was continued for a 15-year reconsideration. Mr. Peltier has
> recently applied for and been granted a parole hearing. The hearing is
> scheduled for July 28, 2009. All supporters are encouraged to step up
> efforts in support of parole for Leonard Peltier.
> Below is our suggested letter for you to send. It is critical that
> write - no matter where you are in the world. Please invite others you
> to write letters as well.
> Thank you. Your voice has never been more important for Leonard than now.
> needs you - your heart, your writing...
> Pray or whatever your practice with the Creator is - for Leonard and
> freedom....the time has come, for our action, and his freedom.
> The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
> - ------------------------------
> United States Parole Commission
> 5550 Friendship Blvd., Ste. 420
> Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7286
> (Insert Date)
> Re: LEONARD PELTIER #89637-132
> Dear Commissioners,
> I am writing in behalf of support for Parole for Leonard Peltier. While I
> aware of the seriousness of the conviction, I am also aware that people
> the ability to go forward out of the past and give to the larger society.
> believe that is the case with Leonard Peltier.
> I ask you to consider the humanitarian work he has done during his 33
> of incarceration. More than most people can ever do who are not locked up.
> I ask you to consider his nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for the 6th
> straight year. There are those who make light of this, but who else among
> have had that honor.
> He consistently donates his art work for charities such as battered
> shelters, halfway houses, alcohol and drug treatment programs, and Native
> American scholarship funds.
> Mr. Peltier has won several awards including the North Star Frederick
> Douglas Award; Federation of Labor (Ontario, Canada) Humanist of the Year
> Award; Human Rights Commission of Spain International Human Rights Prize;
> and 2004 Silver Arrow Award for Lifetime Achievement.
> He has expressed sadness for the tragedy that occurred that day at Oglala
> and pain for the families of the two agents and the Indian man that died
> that day.
> Thirty-three years is a long time. I ask you to look with empathy upon a
> year-old man who, over the 33 years, has done so much good while in
> and I think has the ability to do even more good for the community if he
> were to be allowed parole.
> While I know of the misconduct by government officials in his case, I will
> not bring details up because I am certain that you are aware of the
> misconduct, and will consider that as you have the discretion to rule
> or below the guidelines. I would hope that you will exercise that
> in favor of Leonard Peltier. It seems to me it would be a gross
> of justice if he were left to die in prison.
> Please grant parole.
> Your Name
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 1:01 PM, Tom Lacey <tlacey at uesf.org> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: pfp-scc-owner at lists.riseup.net [mailto:
>> pfp-scc-owner at lists.riseup.net] On Behalf Of Tom Condit
>> Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 5:26 PM
>> To: pfp-scc at lists.riseup.net
>> Subject: [pfp-scc] Fw: Leonard Peltier: Emergency - Call, fax, email now!
>> i'm assuming they mean *June 19* and that this isn't one of those
>> posts which used to show up on the internet. -- Tom Condit
>> -----Forwarded Message-----
>> >From: International Action Center <actioncenter at action-mail.org>
>> >Sent: Jun 21, 2009 9:23 PM
>> >To: action.news at organizerweb.com
>> >Subject: Leonard Peltier: Emergency - Call, fax, email now!
>> >International Action Center
>> >Leonard Peltier: Emergency health crisis needs response*
>> >The following alert was released on July 19 by the Leonard Peltier
>> >Defense Offense Committee.
>> >Kari Ann Cowan, Peltier's niece, reported on July 19 from the prison at
>> >Lewisburg that Leonard may have suffered a heart attack. She stated, "He
>> >had a hard time breathing. He was in his cell and had an ache in his
>> >chest. He was kinda scared he was having a heart attack. He raised his
>> >hands, breathed slowly and finally felt better."
>> >We need to call the prison and ask them to get Leonard to the hospital
>> >in Rochester (MN) as soon as possible for a check up.
>> >Be polite and courteous and express your concern for his health and
>> >welfare. We gotta step up. Make reference to Leonard Peltier #89637-132.
>> >Call Warden Scott Dodrill at (570) 523-1251.
>> >Fax numbers: (570) 522-7745 and (570) 522-7519. E-mail address:
>> >LEW/EXECASSISTANT at BOP.GOV
>> >In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, Wanbli, Co-Support Group Coordinator and
>> >LP-DOC Spokesperson Time to set him free. Because it is the RIGHT thing
>> >to do. Go to www.whoisleonardpeltier.info.
>> >/** Leonard Peltier has expressed thanks for all of those who have
>> >already called and asks for the calls to continue to him the medical
>> >treatment he needs.
>> >get him to the Prison Hospital in Rochester./
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