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Leonard Peltier

Celebrate the Holiday: Pardon Peltier

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Michael Berkowitz

This holiday, it is time to come to terms with a more serious pardon. It's time to come to terms with one of our own indigenous people... It's time to pardon Leonard Peltier.

Beauty and Injustice in Lakota Land

Jack Healey | Posted 07.27.2015 | Impact
Jack Healey

Even amid staggering poverty and neglect, the descendents of the great Oglala Sioux Chief Crazy Horse remain a strong and proud people in the face of unimaginable difficulty.

The Silent Epidemic

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
K.J. Wetherholt

A close friend from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, home of over 40,000 Oglala Sioux, posted some devastating news on Facebook a few days ago.

It's Time: Call for Clemency for Leonard Peltier

Jack Healey | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Jack Healey

Clemency is a request any citizen can make of our government, and all our voices need to be heard. We just want Leonard to go to his home on the northern plains and be able to spend what remains of his life with his family and be able to rest and be at ease with his people of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, his relatives in Indian country, and with us.

I WILL: Call for Leonard Peltier Clemency

Jack Healey | Posted 03.07.2015 | Impact
Jack Healey

Leonard Peltier has been in prison since 1977 in spite of overwhelming calls for clemency. It is enough now. Clemency is long past due for Leonard Peltier.

Without Reservations: Supporting Human Rights for Native Americans

Jack Healey | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

We think that times are good for American Indians in this country but we fail to look at the very real and very grave problems that actually persist across the lives of native peoples today.

The Torture of the Torture-Excusers

Jack Healey | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Jack Healey

It should be a matter of national and mass priority to pursue these things and the government that refuses to pursue them can scarcely be called a government "of the people, by the people, for the people" in any meaningful way.

Fourteen for 2014: A Human Rights Wishlist

Jack Healey | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

As 2013 begins to draw into itself for holiday season and the arrival of the coming new year, it is worth thinking about what human rights issues might be put onto our collective front-burners.

Obama, Mandela and Leonard Peltier

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

Barack Obama has taken his two daughters on a dramatic visit to the Robben Island cell once occupied by Nelson Mandela. Let's hope he takes them next to the one now occupied by Leonard Peltier.

Human Rights Are Beyond Politics -- Justice Should Be Too

Jack Healey | Posted 02.23.2013 | World
Jack Healey

As we look into the New Year, it is also time to look back and see which governments might free a prisoner or two due to the decline of age or ill health.

Common Brings Awareness To Accused Man's Clemency

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 02.13.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — When Harry Belafonte asked Common to participate in a benefit concert in support of freeing Native American activist Leonard Peltier,...

Bring Leonard Peltier Home: Benefit Concert for Clemency

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Leonard Peltier is now 68-years-old and he has many health problems. He has exhausted all appeals and his only chance for release is through clemency.

On the Road Again, the Beats at Sundance

Hellin Kay | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Hellin Kay

"The Beat Generation," as Kerouac defined them so early on, has maintained a fascinating hold on popular culture, even though during their heyday they were mocked by the mainstream.

A Prayer

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

Aung San Sun Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Chief Joseph, Harvey Milk -- teach us! Revolution aint what it used to be.

Leonard Peltier, American Indian Activist, Denied Parole And Won't Be Eligible Again Until 2024

AP | BLAKE NICHOLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BISMARCK, N.D. — American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, imprisoned since 1977 for the deaths of two FBI agents, has been denied parole after ...

The Clock Ticks Ever Faster for Leonard Peltier

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

Leonard Peltier has been in prison for a staggering 33 years, six more than Nelson Mandela. When he was locked up, Three Mile Island was three years away, and Ronald Reagan had barely begun to run for President.

How Leonard Peltier Could Leave Prison by August 18

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

For a formidable and growing global community of supporters, the prospect of Native American activist Leonard Peltier finally leaving prison inspires a longing that cuts to the depths of the soul.

Today We All Stand Before Leonard Peltier's Parole Board

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harvey Wasserman

Meditate, pray, march, dance, sing, shout, laugh, whatever you can to help move this man out of his jail cell and into the open air after 33 hellish years.

President Obama Must Free Leonard Peltier

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

Imprisoned in the late 1970s for allegedly murdering two FBI agents, Leonard Peltier has never been given a fair trial.