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Leonard Peltier’s Attorney Claims Solitary Confinement a ‘Setup’

By Jeff Armstrong. Jeff is the former Communications Coordinator for the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee and is currently completing his Masters Thesis at NDSU on the political and legal history of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.

Imprisoned American Indian Movement (AIM) activist Leonard Peltier has been held in solitary confinement under oppressively hot conditions since June 27 for minor prison disciplinary violations his attorney maintains he did not commit. Read the rest of this entry

Leonard Peltier: ‘They are Torturing Me’

The government wants me to die in here, but I’m not going to…I believe in the Spirit of Crazy Horse. They have imprisoned my body, but my spirit soars like an eagle. I will never give up, despite the threats to my health and life from this long imprisonment. I am an innocent man and will continue fighting against the genocide of my people.

Dear Friends,

For over 35 years I have been in federal prison for crimes I did not commit. Since June 27 the guards have had me in the hole, a small miserable cell with little air that is dangerously hot. They are torturing me by keeping me in solitary confinement this is an effort to break and kill me. However, the public pressure being generated by my many supporters and counsel is making a real difference. Read the rest of this entry

Living as Onkwehón:we in Occupied Anówara

In the last couple of days comrades and other people in the so-called “United States” have been passing around the results of a recent survey which has demonstrated the (obvious) huge gulf in wealth between the white oppressor nation and the colonized African nation and so-called “Hispanics.” According to the study, the widening wealth gap of 20 to 1 for Africans and 18 to 1 for “Hispanics” was the largest since the organisation that conducted the survey began collecting data 25 years ago.

As is pretty par for the course with this kind of thing we who are the original people of this occupied continent are conveniently left out of any discussion. To help add a red perspective on the discussion of just how shitty it is to live as a member of the colonized nations on this continent I present to you these stats (that I have posted before) before that paint a picture of what it is like to live on one of “America’s” most well known reservations, the Lakota community of Pine Ridge. Read the rest of this entry