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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.