27 Mar 2006

Do you remember Wounded Knee?>


I'm Indian all the way, and always will be. I'm not going to stop fighting until I die, and I hope

I'm a good example of a human being and of my tribe."
- Anna Mae Aquash

Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier, a Chippewa, Ojibwae and Sioux, from Turtle Mountain North Dakota, is widely known to

be a kind and generous man. On April 18, 1977, Leonard Peltier was convicted for first-degree murder

of agents Jack Coler and Ron Williams, at the shoot-out in Oglala. He had been extradited from

Vancouver, Canada in 1976. Leonard was on the run, and had been discovered and arrested in Alberta.

Leonard’s’ extradition was made possible by the testimony of Myrtle Poor Bear, a Lakota woman who

claimed that she was his girlfriend, and had witnessed him shooting the 2 agents. Later Myrtle came

out and stated that the FBI had threatened to kill her and her child, if she didn’t sign what totaled

to be 3 affidavits. She had never even met Leonard before. Agents had told her "they could get away

with killing her because they were agents." They also showed her photos of the severed hands of Anna

Mae Aquash, telling her they would "put her through a meat grinder", and nobody would ever know.

FBI march around the White House

FBI march around the White House twice to protest the possibility of Leonard Peltier being granted

Clemency. Many retired agents are actively involved in the No Parole Peltier Association that works

hard to keep Leonard imprisoned.

The FBI had used Myrtle on different occasions to conjure false evidence against AIM members. She had

mental illness, and was vulnerable to their threats. Later on, she attempted to recant all her

testimonies against AIM members, on the grounds that she had been coerced into signing them. Her

request for recantment was denied on the grounds that she had mental illness.

The blatant bias and the fabrication of evidence that got Leonard extradited and imprisoned, have

strengthened the support he has from the people. Many admire and respect Leonard because of his

commitment to AIM, and because he’s remained strong, despite his hardships. Today people actively

campaign for his release. The FBI continues to show the world their hatred for Leonard Peltier, and

actively lobby to keep him behind bars. Many of the FBI agents that were at the June 26 shoot-out,

are now retired, and are free to air their personal opinions. Many are a part of the organization,

the "No Parole Peltier Association" that actively lobbies to keep Leonard from ever being released

from jail. (www.noparolepeltier.org)

In 2001, the FBI launched the only protest they’ve ever conducted in history, to demonstrate against

the then US president Clinton, granting Clemency for Leonard. He had a very real chance of being

released, but due to the FBI hearing in 2008.

There was also a media smear campaign that took place in 19992001 to discredit Leonard Peltier.

Leonard Peltier has filed a civil suit against the FBI, naming former director Louis Freeh, current

director Robert S. Mueller, and many active or retired agents. The allegations contained in the suit

include providing the media with false information, and unsupported accusations designed to deny

Leonard his right to due process both before the Parole Commission and in petitions for Executive

Clemency. The FBI see the support that Leonard Peltier has, and is attempting to convince the public

that Leonard Peltier is a vicious man, and that he did indeed kill 2 FBI agents. The FBI also want to

bury the truth about their actions in Pine Ridge in the early 70s.

Beautiful Babylon Babies Unite !!!

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Also sprach Zarathustra to the brothasistahs lost out in the woods…
Rolling stones and hurricanes prime us for the rapid eye movement of whose dream?
A stairway to the dark side of the moon reveals an orchestrated King
singing the blues while sexual pistols whip Jesus’ son.
Who’s influence weens us?
Me and my friends gratefully raged against the machine for three days
in the shadow of the valley of the dead
so big brother and company held us down while the wind cried
nothing to be gained here (except copied rights),
Then a questing tribe of beastly boys found a digable plant
where a buffalo soldier picked up a Gideon’s bible from the Godfather
in joe’s garage (or was it in one of 200 motels?)
Anyway, on a Holiday, the pinball wizard boy (Billie)
followed his heart and stopped pretending he was the king of the little plastic castles
while education, missed in the house of the naked apes, evolved and mutated
into and with ~ Nature Art Love Truth ~ and we do too…
And somewhere over the rainbow dancing fools send clowns and purple rain
into imagine nations where everything is now sacred
and there are no more public enemies or rusted Roots or minor threats
or bad brains or busted rhymes or widespread panic
and everyone can read the hieroglyphics on the wall
and we are all refugees of courtney’s love attaining nirvana….
But then again, you’re so vain, you probly think this poem’s about you-
we are everywhere and we cannot be beaten
it’s all over now baby blue, all we need is Love
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