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September 12, 2017 – Leonard Peltier’s Birthday & the 15,194th Day of His Incarceration

Among the greatest disappointments with the presidency of Barack Obama – there are so many – none are greater than the last, his failure to grant clemency to or pardon the United States’ most famous political prisoner, Leonard Peltier. Peltier turns 73 today, September 12, the 15,194th day of his incarceration. Here’s the latest message…

The light from Standing Rock: beautiful struggle shows the power of protest – Rebecca Solnit

Tuesday December 6 No one saw it coming. But on a Sunday, word came that the US Army Corps of Engineers was withdrawing permission to build the Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri river, just above the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. What do you do with a victory? Many on social media cautioned that this…

Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

Statement from the Army Corps of Engineers: By U.S. Army December 4, 2016 Army POC: Moira Kelley (703) 614-3992, [email protected] The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works announced today.…

Report from Shepherd Bliss on Sonoma Co. Standing Rock Solidarity Events

Here’s an important message from our friend, Sonoma County activist, writer, and teacher, Shepherd Bliss. Thanks to Connie Madden for forwarding. Dear Water Protectors, I attended 3 events 11/26 on Standing Rock. They started with a silent prayer at the Sebastopol gazebo, one of many around the world. I  just got a phone call that…

Mni Wiconi: The Stand at Standing Rock

From filmmaker Lucian Read, creator of America Divided, comes this primer on the stand at Standing Rock.

Published on Nov 14, 2016.
Mni Wiconi features water protectors from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies trying to stop the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline – DAPL. Interviews in the film include Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Chairman Dave Archambault II; Jodi Gillette, former White House advisor for Native American Affairs; Ladonna Allard, founder of Sacred Stone Camp; Winona LaDuke, founder of Honor the Earth; and Cody Hall, Red Warrior Camp spokesperson. Created by Divided Films with support from the WK Kellogg Foundation.

 

Read about this short film at Mother Jones.

 

Let the Healing Begin! Urge Obama to Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier Now

With only 60 days left before President Obama leaves office, it’s imperative that we all act on Leonad Peltier’s behalf every day. Call President Obama for Leonard Peltier, M-F, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST: 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414. Email President Obama: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments. Post a comment on Obama’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/potus/ or message him at https://www.facebook.com/whitehouse (or https://m.me/whitehouse). Send…

Leonard Peltier on Solidarity with Standing Rock & the Rebirth of the United Sioux Nation

Leonard Peltier has written a letter in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and their effort to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. The letter was published by CounterPunch four days after Peltier’s 72nd birthday, over 40 years after he was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. – RR Greeting Sisters and Brothers: I…

Obama Admin Temporarily Blocks Dakota Access Construction Under Missouri River

JUSTICE NEWS Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 9, 2016 Joint Statement from the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior Regarding Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers The Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and…