Leonard Peltier

Nat Bender
12/10/2000

1 Several thousand people gathered to support the call for clemency 2 The event took place at UN Dag Hammarskjold Plaza copy 20 A study in contrasts as a sign for Peltier waves with the US flag and a flag for Trump towers 3 Peltier spoke up for Native American land rights while the sign behind his image advertises a 90 story condo of pure luxury 33 Peltier long term supporters talked about his role as a protector of a people being intimidated by GOONs with FBI protection
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34 Peltier grandkids spoke about the injustice of never seeing their grandfather a free man 35 Most see freedom for Peltier as a basic human right issue 35 Undamning evidence from the mouth of the federal prosecutor who admission could be basis for clemency 355 Former Black Panther Kathleen Cleever talked about the ties between movements seeking freedom for oppressed peoples 36 Cleever talked about how COINTEL suppressed activism among the youth in particular
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4 Many believe that calling for justice is a patriotic gesture 41 Although many believe that Peltier being in prision is indicative of the American injustice system 44 Mother holding child while sign behind asks Who Are The Real Terrorists 45 Groups from all across American were represented and expressed many opinions but all called for clemency for Peltier 46 Food not Bombs provided some refreshments
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5 Sales of tee shirts and buttons went to the Peltier Legal Defense Committee 51 Among the many organizations represented the National Lawyers Guild 52 Queens Greens marched in support of clemency for Peltier 53 The Industrial Workers of the World 55 The table stayed busy for the several hours the event lasted
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56 Peltier spoke up for Native American land rights while the sign behind his image advertises a 90 story condo of pure luxury 66 Celebration of Native culture included wearing of traditional gear 66 Lawyer Peter Mattthiessen wrote In The Spirit of Crazy Horse detailing the case and his legal efforts 67 Some came in costumes 67 Writer Alice Walker spoke out for Peltier clemency
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68 Bob and Patty Bender have long advocated freedom for Peltier 71 The Indian War Is Not Over So Remember Those Who Did Not Survive 72 Peltier was a member of the American Indian Movement framed for shooting two FBI agents 73 It is time for justice 80 Imprisioned since the 1970s Peltier grandson has never seen his grandfather a free man
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Welcome to photos of a march from Union Square to the UN and rally to demand clemency for Native American activist Leonard Peltier, convicted in a conspiracy of manufactured and manipulated evidence and lies. Peltier, in failing health, stays in Leavenworth Federal Prision where he awaits consideration from President Bill Clinton of his clemency request. Clinton has pledged to consider Peltier's case, although he has received a letter opposing clemency from FBI director Louis Freeh.

Speakers at the rally included writer Alice Walker, a delegation from France including Richard Wright's daughter, Kathleen Cleever, Pam Africa, one of the members of the (disbanded) band Rage Against the Machine and many more.

Although AP reports suggest that Clinton may be considering clemency for junk-bond king Michael Milken, Clinton pledged to consider Peltier's case when interviewed by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! on election day. March organizers urged people to call the White House comment line to ask Clinton to grant clemency to Peltier. Call 202-456-6213 for the Comment Line or visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Mail/html/Mail_President.html to write a request online.