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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


Cost of War in Iraq


Cost of War in Afghanistan

The cost in your community

flickr: DEATH FROM THIS WINDOW/DOORS OF GUANTANAMO--Essays, Links, Video-- US use of Torture

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

Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual

No Sieges, Tortures, Starvation & Surveillance
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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.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Letters Needed: Support Urgent Appeal for Amneh Muna (WOFPP, Int'n'l Red Cross)

Below is an urgent request from the Women Prisoners' Organization in Tel
Aviv about the treatment of imprisoned Amneh Muna. Follow is a letter I
just sent to the head of the prisons with copies to the International
Red Cross. You are welcome to copy the letter or use it as a model.
Please fax your letter to the head of the Israeli prison service. You
can email copies to the International Red Cross office in Jerusalem but
you'll have to fax to the Tel Aviv office as the email doesn't work.

Karin Pally

Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 18:39:17 +0200
From: Tirtza Tauber
Subject: [CWP] Urgent appeal

Women's Organization for Political Prisoners (WOFPP)
P. O. Box 31811, Tel Aviv

Urgent appeal

Amneh Muna went on a hunger strike!

She is demanding her right to basic human conditions!

Her health situation is deteriorating from day to day!

Amneh Muna, 30 years old, from Jerusalem, has been held in separation
detention for more than 14 months. She was held in Neve Tirza Prison
(Ramle) 23 hours a day in a very small cell (2m x 2.5m), infested with
a large number of cockroaches and other vermin. She is forbidden to meet
any other prisoner. She is being held in the section of the criminal
prisoners, who threaten her.

In the middle of October 2007, due to renovation works in the wing where
she is being held, Amneh was transferred temporarily to another Ramle
prison where conditions were slightly better. But on 25 October, the
prison authorities transferred her back to the same terrible cell in
Neve Tirza Prison. On 28 October, Amneh went on a hunger strike
demanding to have her conditions improved. The prison authorities
reacted by punishing her: they took all her belongings except some
clothes, imposed on her fine of 250 NIS (about 60 $) and deprived her of
family visits and recreation time in the courtyard.

On 8 November 2007, the prison authorities transferred Amneh to Kishon
Detention Center (Jalameh near Haifa). Amneh stopped the hunger strike
for two days but the conditions in Kishon Detention Center were even
worse than in Neve Tirza Prison; therefore, on 10 November, she went
again on a hunger strike. On 13 November 2007, WOFPP's lawyer, Taghreed
Jahshan, came to visit her, but the prison authorities told Taghreed
that Amneh did not want to meet her. On 15 November 2007 Amneh's family
came to visit her and was told the same. The truth was that the prison
authorities did not tell Amneh about the lawyer's visit. They told her
about the family visit, but did not allow to meet them, unless she
stopped the hunger strike.

Amneh's health deteriorated from day to day. In the night of 18 November
she had to be brought by ambulance to Ramle prison hospital, because of
the failure of giving her infusions.

They intend to transfer her back to her cell in Neve Tirza prison but
Amneh will go on fighting this decision by continuing the hunger strike.
On 21 November, WOFPP's lawyer visited Amneh; she couldn't walk and was
brought in a wheelchair.

Amneh Muna is continuing the hunger strike, demanding her right to basic
human conditions.

22 November 2007

Please write protest letter to:

Beni Kanian
The head of the Israeli prison service
Fax number: +972-8-9193800
P.B. 81
Ramle, 72100

The International Committee of the Red Cross in Tel Aviv:
Tel.: (+972) 35 24 52 86
Fax: (+972) 35 27 03 70

ICRC delegation
185, Hayarkon Street
TEL AVIV 63453

The International Committee of the Red Cross in Jerusalem
Tel.: (+972 2) 582 88 45 / 25 828 441
Fax: (+972 2) 581 13 75

ICRC mission
Nabi Shu'eib st. 8
Sheikh Jarrah district
PO Box 20253

Beni Kanian
Head of the Israeli prison service
Fax number: +972-8-9193800
P.B. 81
Ramle, 72100 Israel
By Fax: +972-8-9193800

Re: Amneh Muna

Dear Mr. Kanian:

International humanitarian law requires that the conditions of detained
persons show due respect for human dignity. Torture and ill treatment
are prohibited.

I am writing to urge you to comply with international law and stop
subjecting your prisoner, Amneh Muna, to cruel and inhuman conditions of
incarceration. Amneh is currently engaged in a hunger strike the aim
of which is to ensure that she is removed from solitary confinement in
inhuman conditions in Nevah Tirza prison.

She must be transferred back to the general population of women
prisoners and her right to visits from her attorney and her family must
be restored.

I am also contacting the International Committee of the Red Cross in Tel
Aviv and Jerusalem with my concerns.


Karin Pally
Women in Black-Los Angeles

Cc: The International Committee of the Red Cross in Tel Aviv
The International Committee of the Red Cross in Jerusalem



Katie said...

Her inhumane conditions could have been avoided, if she hadn't inhumanely arranged for an innocent 16 year old to be murdered to make a statement.

niva said...

i agree. she is not being treated justly, just as her victim was not. i respect your effort to advocate the rights of political prisoners, but are you aware of the crime she was convicted of and admitted to taking part in? there really isn't a gray area....

Rebecca Snow said...

Screw that bitch - my son was 15 years old when he was taken from,also from point blank range. the last time I held my son's hand he was in his coffin - this whorehound from hell purposefully and with full knowledge went online to find a young teen in order to kidnap (at the very least) to hold hostage for prisoner exchanges - upon arrest she is seen smiling behind her handcuffs in pictures, at trial she told journalists she was "very proud of herself" -- while in prison she instigated TWO riots, threatened other prisoners who "got in her way" and finally after beating up another inmate, was moved to solitary - just the fact she's still alive is as humane as it should be - I would have requested a death sentence - how about sending letters of condolences to the CHILD's family instead you ignorant cunt