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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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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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Size: No limit/Sin Limite
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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, December 24, 2010

Human Rights Watch: Obama Repeals "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" | Honduras Post-Coup Abuses

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December 23, 2010

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Honduras: Prosecute Post-Coup Abuses
Attacks and Threats Remain a Very Serious Concern

In the aftermath of Honduras's 2009 coup, security forces under the de facto government beat demonstrators, detained people arbitrarily, and shut down media outlets.

Since the  inauguration in January of President Porfirio Lobo, who was elected after the coup, at least 47 journalists, human rights defenders, and political activists have been threatened or attacked -- 18 of them  killed. Circumstantial evidence in most of these cases suggest that victims were targeted because of their political views.

No one has been held accountable for these acts, nor for what happened in the coup's aftermath.

Court cases concerning crimes committed after the coup have been stalled – in part because various state agencies won't cooperate with Honduras's human rights unit. Security forces have failed to turn over firearms for ballistics tests and ignored requests to identify officers accused of crimes. Investigations into the officers' actions lack independence.

The Supreme Court endorsed the military's actions during the coup and fired four judges who questioned the coup's legality, creating a climate that discouraged lower-court judges from ruling against the de facto government.

Until Honduran authorities take concrete steps to hold people accountable for past actions and to stop the attacks, it will be difficult to restore trust in the country's democratic system.


Attacks on human rights defenders, journalists and activists »
Photo: © 2009 Stephen Ferry
Obama Repeals "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Human Rights Watch urges the Defense Department to implement rapidly the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010." As documented in our 2003 report, "Uniform Discrimination: the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy of the US Military," men and women who have served their country with courage, skill, and distinction have been discharged from the US military simply because of their sexual orientation. Since the policy was enacted in 1993, 14,000 service members have been wrongfully discharged.

President Obama's repeal of the discriminatory legislation was a major step forward in affording equal rights to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people and corrects a serious injustice inflicted upon men and women by the country for which they were willing to sacrifice their lives.


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