Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights

18 December 2011 – 18 May 2012

One good man or one good woman can change the world, can push back the evil, and their work can be a beacon for millions, for billions.  Are you that man or woman?  If so, may the Great Spirit bless you.  If not, why not?  We must each of us be that person. That will transform the world overnight. That would be a miracle, yes, but a miracle within our power, our healing power.

~ Leonard Peltier

With the goal of advancing the economic, social, and cultural rights of all people, the Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights will begin on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay on the morning of December 18, 2011.  The Walk will follow a route across the southern United States to the east coast and end in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2012.  The ferry to Alcatraz will leave Pier #33 at 8:45 a.m. (assemble at 8:00 a.m.).  The first 300 tickets are available for $14.00 (under 5 years free).  Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event, or online at www.alcatrazcruises.com starting Friday, December 9th. Mention “AIM event”.  The next boat will leave Pier #33 at 9:10 a.m.  (Tickets will be sold at the regular price, $26.)  A ceremony will begin on Alcatraz soon after all have assembled on the island.  A press conference will be held on Pier #33 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

A reception is scheduled for December 17 at 5:00 p.m., at the Inter-Tribal Friendship House, 523 International Boulevard, Oakland, CA.

Are you a freelance reporter/writer in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, or Washington, DC?  Or maybe you’re a blogger?  Help keep the world informed about the progress of the Walk.  We strongly encourage you to file stories for publication in print or electronic media about this historic Walk for Human Rights.

This event is sponsored by Wind Chases the Sun, Inc., N5679 Skylark Drive, DePere, WI  54115.  For more information contact Dorothy Ninham at 920-713-8114 or (920) 869-2641.  Or contact Gina Buenrostro at (920) 713-2205 or Geronimo Powless at (920-713-3828).

Get information and/or donate securely online at www.leonardpeltierwalkforhumanrights.com.

LP-DOC – PO Box 7488 – Fargo, ND 58106

Phone: 701/235-2206; Fax:701/235-5045

www.whoisleonardpeltier.info

Peltier Update

Remember Mr. Peltier during the holiday season.

SEND CARDS AND LETTERS:

LEONARD PELTIER #89637-132

USP COLEMAN I
U.S. PENITENTIARY
P.O. BOX 1033
COLEMAN, FL 33521

Mr. Peltier should be placed in a unit with other older prisoners, but USP Coleman has Leonard listed as being 57 years of age when, in fact, he is 67 years old. All of Leonard’s prison records over these many years clearly indicate his correct date of birth.  Write to the warden at USP Coleman to demand that he correct this “clerical error”.

Warden Jorge L. Pastrana

United States Penitentiary-1

PO Bo 1023

Coleman, FL  33521

Overall, the conditions at USP Coleman are inhumane.  The prisoners recently remained in lockdown for over 30 days.  Peltier supporters, please write to demand that Leonard be moved to the medium security facility in Oxford, Wisconsin, in deference to his age, health, and current inability to maintain ties with family members and members of his Nation, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.  

Contact:

Dr. Thomas Kane, Acting Director
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 1st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
E-Mail: info@bop.gov
Phone: (202) 307-3250 (Director); (202) 307-3198 (Switchboard)
Fax: (202) 514-6620

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