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From: Mark S Madrid (madridm)12/1/07 6:57 PM 
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Global Write-A-Thon for Leonard Peltier

Save the Date: December 1st-10th, 2007
December 10th is International Human Rights Day.

The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly's
adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights, the first global enunciation of human
rights. (See: http://users.skynet.be/kola/udhr.htm )

The commemoration was established in 1950, when the General Assembly
invited all states and interested organizations to celebrate the day as
they saw fit. The day is a high point in the calendar of U.N.
headquarters in New York City, and is normally marked by both high-level
political conferences and meetings and by cultural events and
exhibitions dealing with human rights issues. In addition, it is
traditionally on December 10 that the five-yearly United Nations Prize
in the Field of Human Rights is awarded.

Many governmental and nongovernmental organizations active in the human
rights field also schedule special events to commemorate the day. We
celebrate Human Rights day because there are many people who do not have
the rights granted to them. This day was declared so that all of us can
become aware of our rights and create an awareness among others, of
people who are deprived of their rights.

To mark this day, join people all around the world and participate in
our second Global Write-A-Thon for Leonard Peltier.

This year, we will concentrate on the release of the documents that the
FBI are still withholding. Our Write-A-Thon is directed at Senator
Patrick Leahy, the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on the

What's a "Write-A-Thon"?Simply put: a "writing marathon". Or write a ton
of letters... :-)

Each year, Amnesty International organizes a Write-A-Thon for December
10th. This is where we found our inspiration. Their slogan is "Write =
Might". This is oh so very true! (Thank you Amnesty International) Your
letters are the watchdogs, putting perpetrators of abuse on notice. Your
letters are the light that shines through the despair prisoners of
conscience & political prisoners face on a daily basis. Your letters are
tools of freedom, paving the way for the abused and battered to finally
find justice & freedom.

Participation is easy! You can either pledge to write a letter by
yourself, or, you can plan a letter writing event, at your home, school,
church or even at your local cafe. You can hold your event, and send
your letter(s) anytime from December 1-10, 2007. To make it even easier,
we are providing you with a sample letter that you can print out. You
can download the letter at:

the IPF website:

the LPDC website:

Senator Leahy's address is on the letter.

You can also fax your letter to Sen. Leahy at 202-224-3479 (for
supporters outside the USA: 00-1-202-224-3479)

Please inform us how many letters you and your friends/family have sent.
(note: have sent, not will send).

Send a message to the IPF at <mailto:ipforum@skynet.be>

or to the LPDC at <mailto:info@leonardpeltier.net>

put "Peltier WriteAThon" as subject title tell
us how many letters were sent as well as your city + state (for the USA)
or city + province (for Canada) or city + country (outside USA & Canada)

Thank you for your support !
Let's write a ton of letters for Leonard.

Els Herten, International Peltier Forum

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Mark S Madrid
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From: I love to blog! Please see my profile! (uhuru1701) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/16/07 9:15 AM 
To: Mark S Madrid (madridm)  (2 of 5) 
 2342.2 in reply to 2342.1 

I just now saw this and I regret that I'm too late for the Write-A-Thon but Leonard Peltier's case is one that should frighten every single American citizen. What happened to this man could happen to any one of us. That should scare people to death.

I'm not an American Indian, I know very little about A.I.M. outside of the media coverage of their major events (mostly in the 1970's, wasn't it?). But, when I made myself familiar with what our government did in the Peltier case, I became frightened because I knew it could just as easily happen to me.

My own ancestor, Robert Treat Paine, signed the Declaration of Independence of the United States. He didn't do it, I'm sure, so that American citizens like Mr. Peltier could be treated as they have been treated by our government.

I know that guilty or not guilty is the question to be resolved by the end of a trial. However, when the FBI defies their own ballistics expert and uses white-out to erase his conclusions on his official report so they can handwrite in the conclusion they think will best help them convict Mr. Peliter, that's not a fair trial. That's not any kind of trial. That's a travesty.

So, people, if you think living an upright moral decent life will save you from being railroaded into prison or onto death row when the government has pre-selected the conclusion to be reached, think again. The same thing could happen to you.

If you love America, you will make yourself be familiar with the details of the Leonard Peltier case.

And for folks who wonder, "Yes, it was terrible how the government behaved in the Peltier case, but what if Leonard Peltier really did shoot at those FBI agents?" then familiarize yourself with the findings of the all-white South Dakota jury who concluded in the trial of the other two defendents in this case even if they had been shooting at FBI agents they were in reasonable fear for their lives so they were not guilty by reason of self-defense.

So why DID the FBI have to monkey with their own ballistics expert's findings to make it say that Leonard Peltier's gun was a murder weapon? Could it possibly be because their own expert stated Mr. Peltier's gun could NOT have been involved in killing the FBI agents? Hmmm?

Love your country, people by defending the rule of law. Defend your Constitution. Contact Senator Leahy regardless of what time of year it is.

If you're a proud American, too, then let's get rid of the hypocrites and liars and crooks next, election... VOTE ANYTHING BUT REPUBLICAN!
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From: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/16/07 1:13 PM 
To: I love to blog! Please see my profile! (uhuru1701) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 5) 
 2342.3 in reply to 2342.2 

You are so right that this could happen to anyone.

I served on a federal jury in Honolulu about 10 years ago and know how important consciencious jurors are to a fair trial to all parties concerned.  What I know about Mr. Peltier's trial tells me that the jurors did not stand strong and firm and did not do their job.

It does not appear to me that the "evidence" presented in the trial should have convinced the jurors "beyond a reasonable doubt" that Mr. Pelier was guilty. 

I don't think a balistics (sp?) test linking the Mr. Peletier's gun with the bullets that killed the FBI agents was ever presented in court.  If there were alot of people there on the day of the incident, if there's a posibility that any of those people could have had guns in their possession, and if other people could have had the opportunity to commit the crime, then without some kind of firm documentation linking the fatal bullets to Mr. Peltier's gun, there is a reasonable doubt as to wheter he was the one who shot and killed the FBI agents.

If the above scenario is the case, then the jurors could not have brought in a verdict of guilty, if they had been doing what they were supposed to be doing as jurors.

I am not a Native American, but I have served on a Federal jury in a criminal case and I do know what the jurors' duty is.


Aloha, Jeanne

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Mele Kalikimaka!

  • Edited 12/21/2007 10:55 pm by Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469)

From: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon12/21/07 4:28 PM 
To: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 5) 
 2342.4 in reply to 2342.3 

Yup, yup and double yup.



From: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/21/07 10:57 PM 
To: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 5) 
 2342.5 in reply to 2342.4 

I feel very strongly about the importance of jury duty and about doing a good job as a juror.  Unfortuantely, I've only been called to serve on a jury that one time. 

I'd do it again in a minute if I were called again.


Aloha, Jeanne

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Mele Kalikimaka!


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