[“Freedom Now For Leonard Peltier”]
email from the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee:
On July 4th, upload the attached image — or a similar image of your own making — to your social networks. Then select the image as your profile image on all of your social networks. Make freedom for Leonard Peltier the message of the day and take it viral on Facebook, Google+, MySpace, and Twitter — and all other networks you use. Ask your friends, colleagues, and family members to do the same. If everyone pitches in, the message will reach millions of people worldwide.
We need all supporters to write a letter to the congressional Subcommittees on the Constitution (see http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/alert.htm). As soon as you can, please send a letter to the two Subcommittees. Please also encourage others to do the same. This will reinforce the lobbying we’re doing with Members of Congress. Please also keep the LPDOC informed of the responses you receive from Members of Congress.
We’re running a sale on our “Broken Treaty” t-shirt this month (see http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/shop.htm). Get $5.00 Off! But that’s not all. You’ll also receive a Peltier pin and a bumper sticker FREE (a $6.00 value). Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.
Thank you for all you do on Leonard’s behalf.
Background: Native American activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully convicted in connection with the deaths of two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Despite the courts’ acknowledgment of FBI and prosecutorial misconduct in the case, Peltier has been imprisoned since 1976, currently at the U.S. Penitentiary at Coleman, Florida.
The evidence shows that the FBI was the aggressor in the firefight that occurred on June 26, 1975. From 1973 to 1976, Indigenous People on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota were victims of beatings, drive-by shootings, and stabbings carried out by local vigilantes who collaborated with the FBI. Peltier and other Indigenous activists were forced into a defensive posture to protect not only their lives, but the lives of others who were present-elders, women, and children. Indeed, Mr. Peltier’s co-defendants, tried separately, were acquitted on grounds of self-defense.
The evidence also clearly shows that the U.S. government’s goal was to orchestrate Mr. Peltier’s conviction by any means-including falsifying extradition documents and intentionally committing fraud on a Canadian court, as well as suppressing evidence of Mr. Peltier’s innocence during his trial. By the government’s own admission, the critical part of the prosecution’s case against Mr. Peltier was the ballistics testimony which, years after his conviction, was discovered to be false.
You can help to free an innocent man. Learn more about the Peltier case at www.whoisleonardpeltier.info.
Launched into cyberspace by the
Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106