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(en) [LPA] Mumia Abu-Jamal: FREE LEONARD PELTIER!

Date Wed, 1 Mar 2006 14:34:46 +0100 (CET)

Mumia Abu-Jamal
[Col. Writ. 2/5/06]
It is mind-boggling for us to be here, now, at this late hour, with
Leonard Peltier still in chains.
Books have been written; documentaries have been produced; congresspeople
have joined his freedom campaign -- all for naught. For Leonard
Peltier, a former leader of the American Indian Movement (AIM), is
still not free!
That, to anyone with a soul, is a damned shame.
Many Peltier supporters put their trust in a politician named Bill
Clinton, who told them that when he got elected he "wouldn't forget" about
the popular Native American leader.
Their trust (like that of so many others) was betrayed once Clinton gained
his office, and the FBI protested. In the waning days of his presidency,
he issued pardons to folks like Mark Rich, and other wealthy campaign
contributors. Leonard Peltier was left in his chains!

I won't restate the obvious: Leonard s innocence; the blatantly unfair
trial; the crooked tricks that led to his extradition -- others may do

What is needed is more *support*, not from two-faced politicians; but from
the People -- the many, who, like you and I, know injustice when we see

For those folks who know little about Leonard Peltier, check the library.
Or check out his recent book, *Prison Writings: My Life is My Sun Dance:
U.S.P. #89637-132* [Harvey Arden, ed.] (New York: St. Martin's Press,

What the Movement needs isn't more books, but more Movement!

Join the movement to free Leonard "Gwarth-ee-lass" ("He Who Leads the

In his book, Peltier tells us of the U.S. government's war against AIM,
and other radical groups. His writings, which predated the events of 9/11,
shows us that repressive tactics didn't begin then:

"They hid behind their usual cloak of 'national security' to do their
dirty work. Their first tactic: forget the law, the law's for suckers,
subvert the law at will to get your man, however innocent he may be;
suborn the whole legal and judicial systems; lie whenever and wherever
you have to keep the focus of inquiry on your victims, not on your own

I have to admit, they succeeded brilliantly. In the name of Law, they
violated every law on the books, and, in their deliberate strategy of
putting me -- and how man other innocents? -- away in a cell or a grave,
they turned the Constitution of the United States into pulp fiction." [pp.

What Leonard needs is a renewed, revitalized, powerful people's movement
fighting for his freedom.

Build the Movement to Free Leonard Peltier!

Copyright 2006 Mumia Abu-Jamal

[Check out Mumia's latest: *WE WANT FREEDOM:
A Life in the Black Panther Party*, from South
End Press (http://www.southendpress.org); Ph.

The Power of Truth is Final -- Free Mumia!

International Concerned Family & Friends of MAJ
P.O. Box 19709
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Phone - 215-476-8812/ Fax - 215-476-6180
E-mail - icffmaj@aol.com

Send our brotha some LOVE and LIGHT at:
Mumia Abu-Jamal
AM 8335
175 Progress Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15370


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