“Why is Leonard Peltier Still in Prison?” asked Michelle Bollinger, Counterpunch

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Justice is 33 Years Overdue for America‘s Most Famous Political Prisoner

Why is Leonard Peltier Still in Prison?

By MICHELLE BOLLINGER July 16, 2009

http://www.counterpunch.org/bollinger07162009.html

Friends of Peltier
http://www.FreePeltierNow.org

Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Norberto Gonzales Claudio Denied Medical Attention!

PUERTO RICAN POLITICAL PRISONER NORBERTO GONZALEZ CLAUDIO DENIED MEDICAL ATTENTION!

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PUERTO RICAN POLITICAL PRISONER NORBERTO GONZALEZ CLAUDIODENIED MEDICAL ATTENTION!

The Committee to Support Avelino and Norberto González Claudio, The Caribbean and Latin American Coordinating Committee of Puerto Rico, The Human Rights Committee of Puerto Rico, The Resistance Collective, The Socialist Front, The New School, The Movement for Socialism, The National Hostosiano Independence Movment, The Socialist Movement of Workers, The Puerto Rican Independence Party of Puerto Rico,  The Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico, and The Revolutionary Party of Puerto Rican Workers-Macheteros, and The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign in New York City announce that during the opening of the Festival for Claridad Newspaper in Puerto Rico, they will launch a campaign to denounce the inhuman treatment that political prisoner Norberto González Claudio is currently receiving and to demand that he receive urgently needed medical attention.  The aforementioned organizations will request that the House and Senate of Puerto Rico approve the concurrent Resolution 500, that has been presented by Senator María de Lourdes Santiago in the legislature.

Norberto González Claudio was arrested May 10, 2011, for an expropriation that was carried out by the Macheteros (Machete Wielders) in 1983 in Harford, Connecticut, as part of the struggle for the Independence of Puerto Rico.  At the time of his arrest Norberto was in an excellent state of health and was wearing an orthopedic show.  In the course of his detention it was “discovered” that Norberto had a lesion in his leg that a biopsy established was cancerous.

His orthopedic shoe was taken away, they refused to provide him with one and they have prevented his family from providing him with another one.  The little medical attention to treat the cancerous lesion has been limited and deficient and it has also been revealed that he has not received any treatment for yet another lesion that is potentially cancerous.

At present, Norberto is in the process of being transferred to an institution where he will complete his sentence.  It has been the custom of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to submit it’s Puerto Rican political prisoners to lengthy and discriminatory processes of transfer during which they are sent from prison to prison for long periods of time.

In this process they are kept incommunicado from their families, their lawyers and they are denied the most minimum medical attention and the medications that they have been prescribed.  We recall the treatment that Avelino González Claudio, Norbertos’brother and comrade in struggle, who was also arrested in excellent health and was released suffering from Parkinsons Disease, was denied medications, suffering from a possible tumor in his back — that they refused to treat.

The absence of medical evaluation and treatment for cancerous lesions and the denial of an orthopedic shoe, clearly place the life of Norberto González Claudio in danger.

We hereby denounce these flagrant violations of the human rights of this patriot and announce the commencement of a petition campaign to bring a halt to this abuse.

Contact:

Elda Santiago, Wife of Norberto González Claudio,  (787) 479-0730

Benjamin Ramos, ProLibertad NYC, 718-601-4751

WE URGE ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS AND ALLIES TO DOWNLOAD OUR TWO LETTERS AND MAIL THEM OUT TO THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS AND THEIR SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL OFFICE.  THOUSANDS OF OUR UNITED VOICES WILL HELP OUR BROTHER NORBERTO  SURVIVE!  SEND OUT YOUR LETTER AND FORWARD THIS EMAIL FAR AND WIDE SO OTHERS CAN DO LIKEWISE!ONE LETTER MEANS NOTHING! THOUSANDS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

SIGN THE JERICHO COINTELPRO PETITION!

Free All Political Prisoners! nycjericho@gmail.comwww.jerichony.org

Birthday Poster for February – for Political Prisoners

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English: Photo of Lynne Stewart by Robert B. Livingston Friday February 23 Women’s Bldg., 3543 18th St. San Francisco (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For February 2013 Is Now Available

January 29, 2013

 

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Brooklyn Museum - A Political Prisoner in Chains

Brooklyn Museum – A Political Prisoner in Chains (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Friends and Comrades,

Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for February. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own. We’re still experimenting with the format a little, so this month is also a double sided 11×17 that can also be used as a poster to promote your local letter writing night.

This month’s poster is dedicated to Aaron Swartz. Here is an article we posted about his life and death.

 Luke O’Donovan has been released. His bail was 35K. He is in very high spirits and is currently resting with his friends and family. Luke has still not been indicted and there is still need for much more money to cover lawyers and legal costs.

Accused Earth Liberation Front arsonist Rebecca Rubin has been transferred again. Please write her letters of love and support. Remember, she is still pre-trial so please avoid writing about anything to do with her case.

Rebecca Rubin #770288
Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC)
1120 SW Third Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

Activist lawyer and political prisoner Lynne Stewart’s breast cancer is spreading to her lungs and shoulders. She needs immediate treatment NOW. The prison authorities have known this since September. Please send her letters of love and support.  More info here.

Lynne Stewart 53504-054
Federal Medical Center Carswell
Post Office Box 27137
Fort Worth, Texas 76127

Lastly, here is a link to the latest Political Prisoner/Prisoner Of War every-other week update by the  NYC-Anarchist Black Cross. There are lots of good updates on many political prisoners.

Until Every Cage Is Empty,

The Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective

Lynne Stewart´s Health Deteriorating

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English: Photo of Lynne Stewart by Robert B. Livingston Friday February 23 Women’s Bldg., 3543 18th St. San Francisco (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lynne Stewart’s Health Deteriorating

January 17, 2013  http://prisonbooks.info
 

From Betty Davis for the
NEW ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT

Greetings

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English: breast cancer surgery in 18. century Deutsch: Brustkrebschirurgie im 18. Jhd. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is urgent that you listen to the audio email below. It is the latest update from Ralph Poynter, Mya Shone & Ralph Schonmann about LYNNE STEWARTS fate in prison.

Lynne Stewart’s breast cancer is spreading to her lungs and shoulders. She needs immediate treatment NOW. The prison authorities have known
this since September.

WE ARE ALSO IN THE PROCESS OF LAUNCHING HER APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT. DEADLINE FEBRUARY 21,2013.

All we are asking for in support is that you:

Listen to the audio below and update yourself on the facts. Check out the website as well.

Write a letter of support to Lynne Stewart:

Lynne Stewart

- 53504 – 054,

FEDERAL MEDICAL CNTR, CARSWELL

P.O. BOX 27137

FT. WORTH, TEXAS 76127.

You don’t have to write the prison authorities because THEY READ EVERYTHING WE SEND AND TELL HER SO.

Send this email out to all your listservs, especially to LAWYERS because we are asking ALL ATTORNEYS SUPPORT HER CERT , (A REQUEST FOR THE SUPREME COURT TO HEAR HER CASE.

When it comes to the oppressed, there is no such thing as law or justice. THEREFORE, the movement determines the argument before the courts. Not this myth of justice before the law. We need attorneys who understand this and understand that LYNNE STEWART was one of the very few attorneys who understood this. She never had her political prisoners surrender their right to self defense or self determination. In her trial when questioned she still defended this human right and her right to give her clients the best defense possible. When she was re sentenced from 28 months to ten years, one of the reasons was that SHE SHOWED NO REMORSE. SHE DOES NOT FEEL REMORSE FOR DEFENDING THE BILL OF RIGHTS, therefore, we should defend her and all POLITICAL PRISONERS.

BETTY DAVIS
NEW ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT

—–Original Message—

But, to listen to the report, go to:

128 kbps version (hi fi):

http://www.takebackwbai.org/lynnestewart/2013-01-16.LynneStewartReport-128.mp3

32 kbps version (lo fi):

http://www.takebackwbai.org/lynnestewart/2013-01-16.LynneStewartReport-32.mp3

Pardon Leonard Peltier – Citizens of the United States of America, Citizens of te World appeal…

 

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incident at oglala (Photo credit: we are at war)

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/pardon-leonard-peltier/FjPdWxXG

we petition the obama administration to:

Pardon Leonard Peltier

We, the undersigned citizens of the United States of America, the Citizens of the world, do hereby appeal and in fact DEMAND the unconditional release of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Indian currently serving 2 life sentences for the murders of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents. 

It is our belief, that Leonard Peltier is, in fact  a U.S. Political Prisoner who should be immediately and unconditionally released through a long awaited presidential pardon. 

Supporters include over 30 million people, human rights organizations such as; Amnesty International, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, National Congress of American Indians, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Grandma Edna Gordon, 91, asks for Leonard Peltier:

Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier…make that 37 years now for Leonard as a political prisoner of the USA.  He was 31 when he was falsely imprisoned in 1976; he’s now 68.  

His personal friend, Seneca Wisdomkeeper Grandma Edna Gordon, now 91, author of 2 books* of ancient wisdom for modern times, asks President Obama:

 

Mr President, COMMIT A HOLY ACT

free our brother Leonard.

Tens of millions will applaud you  when you do.

You will touch the heart of humanity.

 

From each and all of our hearts, Mr. President,

COMMIT THAT HOLY ACT—

 

Free our beloved brother

after 37 years if imprisonment

for the crime of standing up for his People…

for the crime of being INNOCENT.

 

Yes, free Leonard,

a brave and loving man,

as near as we’re likely to get

in these dark times  

to a Human Manifestation

of the sacred White Buffalo,

the very symbol of ALL HUMANITY

 

Free him & you free us All—

including yourself, Mr President.

 

We, your People, pray that you

COMMIT THIS HOLY ACT.

                                                        –Grandma Edna Gordon via Harvey Arden

my comment:

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” - Mother Teresa

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If you agree with this,

send a reply to this email with ‘AGREE’ on subject line

&/Or leave a message or CC of this statement by Edna to

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

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*Voice of the Hawk Elder (www.haveyouthought.com) (2006)

& A Broomstick Revolution (www.broomstickrevolution.com (2012)

Also check Leonard’s own book:
http://www.amazon.com/Prison-Writings-Life-Sun-Dance/dp/0312263805/ref=sr_1_2/002-2151140-2027237?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1183932409&sr=1-2

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