TAKE A PHOTO FOR FREEDOM!

Please be part of my solidarity campaign to support Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier and the American Indian Movement.

Wrongly convicted of murdering 2 FBI agents. In prison for 40 YEARS. Dubbed the Native American Nelson Mandela by news channel RT.

Please look him up. Your participation must be informed. Recommended links below.

Simply post your solo or group photos holding a sign saying “FREE PELTIER” or “FREE LEONARD PELTIER”. You can just scribble it on a piece of paper, share to everyone you know and send your photos to this blog or email me at littleindian99percent@hotmail.com.

GET INVOLVED! SIGN OFFICIAL PETITION TOO! SEND ME YOUR PHOTOS! DO YOUR RESEARCH! FIGHT THE POWER! No spam, no trolls, we got a job to do and not much time.

THANK YOU TO ALL TAKING PART

Please check out:

Leonard Peltier Defence Committee website

 

 

 

One thought on “TAKE A PHOTO FOR FREEDOM!

  1. Sent to White House on 19th Dec 2016:

    Dear President Obama,

    My name is ****, I am 36 from London, England and have worked as a health care assistant and mental health support worker, for almost all of my adult life, in between working as a cleaner. When I was 29, inspired in part by Mrs Obama, I attended part-time higher education classes. I was then accepted into Greenwich University as a mature student, to read politics. As a mixed race, working class woman, I was inspired to become involved in human rights and achieve personal academic success, with a bachelor’s degree. After my degree, I travelled to Ghana to do human rights internship and joined UN WOMEN.

    I have never written to any president or prime minister before. I am writing to you today about Leonard Peltier. He does not stand a chance with Donald Trump, but he stands a chance with you. Please grant him clemency now, while he is still barely alive. Trump does not have the compassion and understanding you do of the marginalised. I also highly doubt he will honour the important relationships you have built with First Nations communities in recent times, especially with regard to the North Dakota pipeline.

    I am well aware of the seriousness of Peltier’s alleged crime and would never ask you on a whim. I chose to study this man’s case at university for the best part of a year. In doing so, I became emotionally invested in the American Indian Movement, the complications between Indians who want autonomy and Indians who do not, escalating reservation violence, the FBI’s involvement and how Leonard Peltier subsequently and unfortunately, became somehow involved in all of this. Somebody had to be held accountable for the murder of two federal agents and I agree with that, but I along with thousands of others, fear Leonard Peltier has been used as a scapegoat and or example to others. We also believe he is not guilty.

    While I of course have deep sympathy for the families of Ronald Williams and Jack Coler and believe they deserve justice, I do not believe Leonard Peltier was given a fair trial. I have read reports from reputable online sources that witnesses were coerced and evidence in Peltier’s favour was destroyed. It staggers me how such a simple misdescription of a red transit van (confused with a red and white pick-up truck) and a key witness with special needs, who later retracted her statement (and then wasn’t allowed to testify in court), helped to put a man away for over 40 years. Her vulnerability was taken advantage of and his trial was inequitable.

    In my life, I have spent quality time with some of the world’s most impoverished people from the UK to Ghana to my father’s native Trinidad & Tobago, to the Rockies. And what strikes me more than peoples’ differences in cultures, backgrounds and skin tones, are their similarities in hospitality, dignity and hard work ethic. I believe Leonard Peltier was an example of that in his own community, with regard to his youth work and garden planting. I believe his freedom would encourage and assist enormous improvements to reservation life and safety.

    Please find enclosed my petition of approximately 500 people from London, who have taken solidarity photos holding a sign saying ‘Free Peltier’. I was hoping faces would resonate with you, more than signatures and although some people have chosen to cover their faces, still the images of people, instead of signatures, are quite powerful. These are ordinary every day citizens like me. I simply went out and about and spoke to them. Friends and family of mine have continued the petition online (with this blog ‘Take A Photo For Freedom’), as I do not use social media for myself. Everybody who took a photo believes you’re the only president who would listen.

    Mr Obama, the symbolic value alone of you in the White House, has had the power to change lives throughout the rest of the world, including mine and it did. So please, before Trump takes over and we all go back to a time in history that should be long forgotten, change the life of one more man, Leonard Peltier.

    Could Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Amnesty International all have been wrong about him?

    Many thanks for taking the time to read this.

    Warm regards and a merry Christmas to you, the First Lady and your family,

    L***

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