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Free Leonard Peltier

Free Leonard Peltier
The government under pretext of security and progress, liberated us from our land, resources, culture, dignity and future. They violated every treaty they ever made with us. I use the word “liberated” loosely and sarcastically, in the same vein that I view the use of the words “collateral damage” when they kill innocent men, women and children. They describe people defending their homelands as terrorists, savages and hostiles . . . My words reach out to the non-Indian: Look now before it is too late—see what is being done to others in your name and see what destruction you sanction when you say nothing. --Leonard Peltier, Annual Message January 2004 (Leonard Peltier is now serving 31st year as an internationally recognized Political Prisoner of the United States Government)

Injustice Continues: Leonard Peltier Again Denied Parole

# Injustice continues: Leonard Peltier denied parole‎ - By Mahtowin A wave of outrage swept the progressive community worldwide at the news that Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier was denied parole on Aug. ... Workers World - 2 related articles » US denies parole to American Indian activist Leonard Peltier‎ - AFP - 312 related articles » # Free Leonard Peltier 2009 PRISON WRITINGS...My Life Is My Sun Dance Leonard Peltier © 1999. # Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance - by Leonard Peltier, Harvey Arden - 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages Edited by Harvey Arden, with an Introduction by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and a Preface by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. In 1977, Leonard Peltier... - # Leonard Peltier, American Indian Activist, Denied Parole And Won't ... Aug 21, 2009 ... BISMARCK, ND — American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, imprisoned since 1977 for the deaths of two FBI agents, has been denied parole ... - Cached - Similar - #

Gaza--War Crime: Collective Punishment of 1.5 Million Persons--Recognized as "The World's Largest Concentration Camp"

Number of Iraquis Killed Since USA 2003 Invasion began

Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator

US & International Personnel losses in Iraq &Afghanistan; Costs of the 2 Wars to US

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 4,667

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,453


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VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual

Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual

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Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'

Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'

The current 'Miss Universe' Dayana Mendoza (formerly Miss Venezuela) and 'Miss America' Crystal Stewart visited US troops stationed in Guantanamo Bay on March 20th, the New York Times reports. Here's Mendoza's account of the visit from her pageant blog last Friday. She says the trip "was a loooot of fun!"

This week, Guantánamo!!! It was an incredible experience...All the guys from the Army were amazing with us. We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting. We took a ride with the Marines around the land to see the division of Gitmo and Cuba while they were informed us with a little bit of history.

The water in Guantánamo Bay is soooo beautiful! It was unbelievable, we were able to enjoy it for at least an hour. We went to the glass beach, and realized the name of it comes from the little pieces of broken glass from hundred of years ago. It is pretty to see all the colors shining with the sun. That day we met a beautiful lady named Rebeca who does wonders with the glasses from the beach. She creates jewelry with it and of course I bought a necklace from her that will remind me of Guantánamo Bay :)

I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful.

Friday, November 24, 2006

24 November 1963 Murder of Lee Harvey Oswald/For Lebanon, For Palestine

An event that changed my life and way of looking at the world forever was seeing the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, surrounded by Dallas police officers, on national television.
My parents didn't have tv--we had gone to my grandmother's apartment to visit and watch whatever was goiing on in the news after the assasination of President Kennedy. We were all watching as the police led Oswald out into the corridor and were walking him towards the ramp leading up to the van to take him to the county jail from the city jail. I was wtaching closely the faces of everyone--Oswald and the officers flanking him--and suddenly saw the eyes of an officer move and the officers both begin to pull away as a man entered the picture and kept moving straight at Oswald. I yelled to my parents as I realized what was going to happen--"they're going to kill him!" My mother tried to make a gesture saying everything was alright and then the shot rang out as Ruby closed in on Oswald.
From that moment on I never believed the government, police, the television, all these institutions controlling American life and thinking, I never believed anything they said. The police had led a man to his execution--without a trial, and before anyone else could have a chance to speak with him. The man who shot Oswald was a friend of the most of the police force, the events happened in the state the Vice-President came from, and amazingly Oswald had defected to Russia, defected back to America with a Russian wife and just so happened to work in a building overlooking the President's parade route that day. Everything was far too strange and happening far too fast for people to begin asking questions before the government, media, police were telling everybody a version of the "truth" that ignored evidence, ignored questions, ignored witnesses.
And all of this was happening right out in the open--that such a version of events could be installed as the "truth" so swiftly and then "proven" by the Warren Commission and accepted by the media as a triumph of rationality--was one of the most important political lessons I have learned.
For all the books written about him, his murder made sure no one will ever know who Lee Harvey Oswald actually was and what he actually did or thought.
The enigma, cipher, mystery of Oswald is an immense question mark that reminds me always to question the versions of events one is being told--and also--to observe just how quickly how many people will fall in line and agree with that version, and how long it can take them to begin to have doubts. And even if they have doubts, how long before they are voiced and then how long before they are put into any kind of action. If ever . . . and it makes me think of the Ioneseco play RHINOCEROS.
Don't join in and run with the rhinoceri!
Say it loud and clear--"the Emperor has no clothes!"
Question--speak out--act--


"For Lebanon, For Palestine"
Human Rights--Peace--Liberty

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