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PELTIER AWARENESS MONTH June Events

June 1-26 solidarity events are being held nationwide and worldwide to raise awareness and support for Leonard Peltier and the ongoing Struggle for American Indian Liberation.
PELTIER AWARENESS MONTH
JUNE 2001

CALIFORNIA

>From  bbrown99@pacbell.net
June 26th, Tues. 7:30 PM
Professor Ward Churchill will speak on Leonard Peltier and the ongoing Struggle for American Indian Liberation
New College Theater
777 Valencia St, SF

- June 28, Thurs, 7:30-10:30
Celebration of Leonard Peltier
An Evening to Unwrap the Bonds
Cell Space
2050 Bryant St, SF
For more info: LPSG-San Francisco 415-558-9486 X350

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CONNECTICUT

>From  tuhus.dubrow@snet.net

- June 3, Letter-writing campaign at congregation services
Melinda Tuhus  tuhus.dubrow@snet.net

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FLORIDA

>From  AIMFL@aol.com

The American Indian Movement of Florida will hold a demonstration at the Orlando Federal Building in downtown Orlando June 30th-those interested can contact  AIMFL@aol.com

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MAIN

>From  every_trickster@webtv.net

I just wanted to let you know, myself, and some friends and family in the Augusta/Gardiner area of Maine will be making calls and sending letters to our congresspeople for the outreach. We'll also get flyers up around the area and possibly try to have a showing of a video on Leonard or a reading of Prison Writings. Let people know we will accept any help we can get.
My name is Matt Bear-Fowler and my
contact information is Phone #: (207) 582-916
E-mail:  every_trickster@webtv.net

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NEW YORK STATE

PLAN OF ACTION FOR PELTIER AWARNESS MONTH
Columbia County, Upstate New York

WEEK #1 CONGRESSIONAL OUTREACH:
- June 1: 6th St. and Warren, Hudson, N.Y., outside U.S. Congressman John E. Sweeney's office, 11:30 am - 1:30pm.
Literature table and letters, postcards for singing to senators Hillary
Clinton and Chuck Schumer and Representative Sweaney

- June 2 & 3: same table on Rt. 21C, Harlemville, N.Y. from 9am to 4pm.

- June 5: same table on Main Street, Chatham, N.Y. from 1am to 2pm.

- June 8: same table in Hudson, N.Y., Warren St and 5th St. outside Earth Café, 11:30am to 1:30pm.

WEEK #2 LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
- June 9: Harlemville, N.Y., Rt. 21C, table with literature and sample
letters to the editors, blank paper and postcards, contact names, phone, fax, e-mails and addresses of local/regional papers,
from 8am to 6pm.

- June 11: same table, Chatham, N.Y., Main Street near the "Chatham Courier", 11am to 1:30pm, for hand delivery of letters.

- June 12: same table, 4th St and Warren, Hudson, N.Y., outside the
"Register Star", 11am to 1:30pm, for hand delivery of letters.

- June 14: same table on intersection of Rt. 22 and 23, outside "The
Independent", Hillsdale, N.Y., from 11am to 1:30pm.

WEEK #3 COMMUNITY OUTREACH
- June 16: "The Leonard Peltier Story", Community outreach event, hosted by NEPENTHA (see press release):

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE
DATE: May 21, 2001
CONTACT: People for Peltier at 518-672-6441

THE STORY OF LEONARD PELTIER
A Community Outreach Event at:
NEPENTHA
Corner of RT. 66 (Hudson Ave.) and Payn Ave., Chatham, N.Y.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16 FROM 7:30-11 PM
Info: 518-672-6441

Join us for this evening in learning about the events in this highly tragic and controversial case of LEONARD PELTIER, Native American Rights Activist, now spanning more than two decades! Learn about the REIGN OF TERROR on the Pine Ridge Reservation and how it ties in to the tragic events of June 26, 1975 shoot-out which left two FBI agents and one Native American dead. We will view together several videos, hear readings from Peltier's book, MY LIFE IS MY SUNDANCE, and obtain updates. Please Bring a bagged supper.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

This event is being hosted by NEPENTHA, an organization dedicated to the health of all the Earth's people, and for more information on the many workshops and healing services they provide contact Maria DeMarco at 518-392-2261.

For more information on this event call:
PEOPLE FOR PELTIER at 518-672-6441


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- June 18: Literature table, Harlemville, N.Y., RT. 21C, 8am to 6pm.

- June 19: same table, Main Street, Chatham, N.Y., 11am to 1:30pm.

- June 20: same table, Columbia Greene Community College, before and during
public hearing sessions on SLC, Greenport, N.Y., on RT. 23 near the Rip Van
Winkle Bridge, 12 noon to 3pm (or later) and again at 6pm to 9pm (or later).

- June 21: same table outside Kaaterskill Natural Food Store in Corner
Plaza, Hudson, N.Y., across from Shop-Rite, from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

- June 22: same table, Harlemville, N.Y., RT 21C, from 8am to 8pm.

June 26: Plans for the day in progress - call PEOPLE FOR PELTIER at
518-672-6441, for ideas and to help.

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NEW YORK CITY

>From  lpsgnyc@aol.com

- June 26, Picket from Noon to 3pm
26 Federal Plaza (Broadway - Between Duane and Reed)

Theresa Laino/LPSG-Brooklyn

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INTERNATIONAL

BELGIUM

>From  kolahq@skynet.be

President Bush will be visiting the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium
on June 13.
For Mother Earth and Greenpeace are organizing a protest at NATO
headquarters: anti-Star Wars and anti-oil drilling.
KOLA members from Belgium and the Netherlands will be there
as well with 'Free Peltier' banners... :)

June 13th at 10:00 am - NATO headquarters Brussels


Elsie Herten/KOLA

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CANADA

>From  eugene@tao.ca

Friends;
The Edmonton Branch of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) is
organizing a teach on Leonard for June 23 in Edmonton Alberta Canada.
Leonards case has been supported in Canada by the Labour Movement. Last
year ourselves, the CLC and the Edmonton District Labour Council organized a demonstration at Federal Justice Ministers constiuency office which is located here.
Eugene Plawiuk
IWW Edmonton GMB

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FRANCE

June 27, Vigil in front of the U.S. Consulate, from 6pm to 8pm
(Place de la Concorde - Corner Jardin des Tuileries)

Contact: CSIA/LPSG-France  lpsg-france@bigfoot.com

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NORWAY

>From  vahansse@frisurf.no

Greetings!
We here in Norway, there will be letters to just about every newspaper here,interviews with the media, tables with petitions outside various
shoppingmalls, letters to the congress in the US, leafleting and
bookreadings among other things. We are also planning a walk for Peltier.
Viviann Hanssen/LPSG-Norway

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UNITED KINGDOM

>From  kolahq@skynet.be

- June 26, NNN (Native Nations Network) - a coalition of several U.K.-based
support groups for Native peoples, such as KOLA U.K. and N.A.I.A.,
will be holding a picnic in front of the U.S. embassy in London,
England on June 26th to support Leonard Peltier.

Dee Boyle
 DeeBoyle@compuserve.com

Friends,

Below are more events for Peltier Awareness Month. All future updates will be posted on our web site. www.freepeltier.org

In Solidarity,
LPDC< lpdc@idir.net>

MASSACHUSETTS

>From  ChrisAquila@aol.com

1. TUESDAY IS Boston Area-LPSG CALL IN DAY to Congress.

2. 26TH ANNIVERSARY VIGIL FOR THE FREEDOM OF LEONARD PELTIER
and for recognition of the 64 Native Americans and two FBI agents who died on Pine Ridge Reservation between 1973-1976

WHEN: JUNE 26TH, 2001 - 4-8 pm

WHERE: BOSTON COMMON
at the fountain behind Park Street Station

Our effort in the clemency campaign was strong. We've got momentum.
Let's show overwhelming support on this day of mourning. Our current effort is requesting that Congress pass an act for the release of the remaining 6,000 documents withheld by the FBI and an investigation into their abuses during the 'Reign of Terror' years. From 1973 to 1976, over 60 Native Americans were killed on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Their murders have never been investigated.

JUNE 26th, 1975 - the day that consigned Leonard Peltier to two life
sentences for murder though the Federal Prosecutor has admitted "WE CAN'T PROVE WHO SHOT THOSE AGENTS". The day that Agents Coler and Williams lost their lives. The day that Indian Activist Joe Stuntz lost his life. His murder has never been investigated.

Join us in prayer for all of the families who lost loved ones, for a healing of Nations, and the Freedom of Leonard Peltier

WE WILL NOT STOP TILL THE TRUTH IS OUT AND LEONARD IS FREE!

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MICHIGAN

>From  Wicasa@nativeweb.net

June 23rd. and 24th, we will be having our community POW WOW here in Hessel and Peltier awareness is our theme with special guest Richard Cyr who is a Native American singer that has recorded several songs about Leonard.
-Calvin Burnside.

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OKLAHOMA

>From  Warmvalley@webtv.net

We will be acknowledging Leonard Peltier at
our Sand Creek Massacre Benefit Concert on
June 9,2001 in Oklahoma.

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SOUTH DAKOTA

LET THE GREAT HEALING BEGIN
Second Annual Commemoration of Healing for the Incident at Oglala
When: June 26th, 2001
Location: Loneman School -- Oglala, SD

We welcome the families of Leonard Peltier, Joe Stuntz, The American Indian Movement, the entire Indian Nation and most importantly, the families of those victims of the Reign of Terror (1973-1976) to come together to acknowledge the reconciliation and healing that must begin so that we may move forward.

Ceremonies to Start at Sunrise;
conducted by Laktoa Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the
White Buffalo Calf Pipe.

Special Guest Speakers:
Mr. Harvey Arden, Editor of Leonard Peltier's book, Prison Writings
Ms. Jean Day, Reign of Terror survivor and member of AIM and the LPDC

Evening Concert at 7 p.m. -- Loneman School featuring:
Nammy Award Winner - Wayquay
Apache Hip-Hop Artist - Redsoul
(more to be announced)

For more information please contact:
Robert Quiver, Jr. - (605) 867-1507
Andy Mader - (785) 235-9558

Email:  AIMKC@hotmail.com

Info  http://www.freepeltier.org/healing_ceremony.htm#top < http://www.freepeltier.org/healing_ceremony.htm>
Flyer < http://www.geocities.com/oglala_commemoration/flyer.html>

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TEXAS

>From  FerozeS@aol.com

My name is Feroze Sidhwa - I am a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University and have been following Leonard Peltier's case for about one year now. I will be distributing flyers and trying to get signatures for Necessary Dissent's month of action throughout June. I will be doing this in Austin, TX, mostly on the University of Texas campus.
Feroze Sidhwa

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PO Box 583
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-842-5774
www.freepeltier.org
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