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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
Deadline/Fecha Limite: SinsLimite/ongoing
Size: No limit/Sin Limite
No Limit on Number of Works sent
No Limit on Number of Times New Works Are Sent
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David Baptiste Chirot
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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.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SOA Watch: Meet Us at the Gates!

Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 10:45:57 -0500
Subject: Meet Us at the Gates!

SOA Watch News & Updates
Nov.19-21: Memoria y Resistencia
Twenty Years of Convergence at the Gates of Ft. Benning
It's that time again! Only 4 days until thousands from across the hemisphere and beyond join together with one common goal of shutting down the School of Americas. As we reach the 20th anniversary of converging at the gates of Ft. Benning, we acknowledge the strength of the School of Americas Watch movement is due to the many of you who work year round to change the system that creates injustice and militarization across the globe.

This year, like many others before, we come together in memoria y resistencia at the gates of Ft. Benning in Georgia to let our voices be heard loud and clear: SOMOS UNA SOLA AMERICA.

Before we come together for a weekend of celebration and solidarity with workshops, speakers, musicians and more, it is important that we remember why we strategically gather at the gates of Fort Benning.

We gather to resist the growing U.S. militarization of the Americas and to affirm the promotion of a culture of peace. We come to insist that the doors of this School of Assassins close and that doors of peace in the Americas open. As we perceive that the SOA has "jumped the gates" and is multiplying in U.S. military bases, troops, ships and fleets in the Americas, we come to say: NO MAS. We come to build bridges with our compatriots of this UNA SOLA AMERICA.

Many who have entered these gates with dignity have returned to their countries to commit atrocities that are beyond any adjective with may choose, becoming stripped of their very own dignity. The legacy of destruction of the SOA continues today.

  • The majority of those responsible for the gravest abuses of human rights in Latin America are graduates of the School of the Americas.
  • 65,000 troops have been trained at the School of America's to view their own communities as enemies when they stand up for their rights.
  • Teachers, union leaders, artists, students and others working for social justice and the affirmation of their nation's sovereignty have been targeted as terrorists, threatened and killed.
  • U.S. military presence in Latin America has multiplied in recent years, including the leasing of numerous military and naval bases by the US and NATO in numerous countries of the Americas, the relaunching of the Fourth Naval Fleet in the Atlantic and the militarization of "humanitarian" aid/ and emergency relief.
  • Coup d'etats are not a thing of the past. In this past decade, three coup attempts in Latin American have been led by SOA graduates, including the 2009 coup in Honduras that ushered in a repressive government supported by the U.S.

    But our anger can also lead us to a constructive place of peace in which we come together to denounce the lies and complicity of those upholding a system of militarization. Building true solidarity means finding the connections between our struggles in order to be united in strength. The neoliberal policies that continue to create, this phenomenom of militarization is affecting all of our communities.

    It is clear to see that we cannot fight against such strong power on our own, we need your help. There are many different actions occurring across the globe in conjunction with SOA Watch vigil in Fort Benning. Please join in or create your action in your community through creative nonviolent tactics of educating and bringing awareness to others. There are many different ways that you can do this which include having a film screening, creating legislative pressure or holding a vigil on the main street of your town in honor of those who have been victim to the School of Assassins!

    There are also 15 simultaneous actions that we know about thus far in México, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Paraguay, El Salvador, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and Ireland. For more information, click here.

    Stand up for justice:

  • Join us in Georgia this week!
    Please review before heading down to Georgia for everything you need to know.
    Here is a link of the weekend's events!

    Engage in Nonviolent Direct Action to Close the SOA/WHINSEC
  • Want to participate but can't risk federal arrest? Attend the Direct Action preparation: for all risk levels meeting on Friday night 7:30-9:30pm, Convention Center 207; or Saturday after the plenary at 10:45am.
  • Find out more about "crossing the line"?

    Attend a nonviolence training
  • Friday in the convention center 9am-12pm and 2-5pm
  • For last minute nonviolence training please meet on Saturday, November 20th, at 1:30pm near the entrance on Ft. Benning road.

    Things you don't want to miss!
  • Please make sure to attend the morning plenary. Click here to read the speakers bios!
  • Rally at the gates with speakers, musicians and more. Saturday November 20th 11:30-4:30pm & Sunday 8:30am-2pm.
  • Benefit concerts on both Friday and Saturday nights
  • Immigrant Rights Rally at the Stewart Detention Center Friday 10am-12pm in Lumpkin, Georgia (45 mins from Columbus). Meet at the Convention Center at 8:15AM to find a ride or join the caravan.
  • Job, Internship, Volunteer and Religious Vocational Fair, Saturday 8-10pm, CC Ballroom A

    Hotels, Motels and Camping around Columbus

    Your time, energy, and donations make this vigil possible. Our work depends on you!
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    SOA Watch, PO Box 4566, Washington, D.C. 20017, USA

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