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Bart Jordan Update * Speakers' Schedule for Truth and Reconciliation Walk for Peltier
1) Bart Jordan Update - Venus, star of stars
Portrait in D
2) Speakers' Schedule for Truth and Reconciliation Walk
Human Rights Day 2000 - Time to Free Leonard Peltier
1) Bart Jordan Update - Venus, star of stars
Portrait in D
Bart Jordan might be the most fascinating uniquely skilled person on the face of the planet, who has used his skills as a musician, anthropologist, metrologist, mathematician, artist and expert in many ancient languages to show evidences of technologically advanced ancient civilizations on Earth, dating back to before the last Ice Age.
Newly posted on his website is a link for the musical score from one of his improvisational pieces performed on classical guitar, which was performed at Linclon Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.
Also, recently posted at BartJordan.com is his article and artwork first published in "Publick Occurrrences," August 16, 1974, entitled "Venus, star of stars."
see Bart Jordan, his story and references, now posted at Flyby News
3) Schedule for Truth and Reconciliation Walk
Human Rights Day 2000 - Time to Free Leonard Peltier
[Forwarded from the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee]
We are writing to update you on some MORE positive delevopments regarding the Leonard Peltier clemency effort. The White House officially released a statement last Monday reaffirming the President's commitment to deciding on Leonard Peltier's clemency petition before leaving office. The release prompted a media outburst. The story was covered by CNN, NPR, AP, the LA Times, USA Today, the Washington Post and numerous other papers.
We want to congratulate each of you for all of your phone calls, faxes, and letters. We have made it through a critical period, the Thanksgiving Holiday, without a denial and we are still going strong. Our advisors
suspect that the White House released the statement in order to test the waters and find out what kind of reaction would ensue.
Let's give the White House an overwhelming reaction of support for Leonard Peltier's clemency! In our last urgent telephone action, we said we would update you after December 1st. Since there has been no decision, it is important to keep up and increase, the intensity of our calls. Please continue the daily calls through December 1st and on through the month of December. There is a good chance a decision will be made after the Freedom Walk (December 10) and before the Christmas Holiday, so please hang in there and keep up the great work!
Wait! more good news. Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now" has struck again. Last week she posed questions to both Rev. Jesse Jackson and Congressman Ackerman. Here is what they said:
Amy Goodman: "Reverend Jackson, President Clinton says he's weighing executive clemency for Leonard Peltier, what are your thoughts on that? "
Jackson: "I hope that when he weighs it, he will free Peltier. He's been in jail a very long time for a crime he never committed in the first place. I hope that as an act of humanity that President Clinton will free Peltier."
Goodman: "Will you talk to him about it?"
Jackson: "I have."
Goodman: And what has he said?
Jackson: "He's weighing it."
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New York Congressmember Gary Ackerman, ranking Democrat on Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere under the Committee on International Relations:
Goodman: President Clinton says he's weighing executive clemency for Leonard Peltier..."
New York Congressmember Gary Ackerman: "I think he should review it. There's no term limits on justice. Sometimes with the benefit of history and hindsight, sometimes some of these cases should be reviewed. It appears that he might have gotten a very bum rap based on the temperament of the times and the fervor of the feds and the dislike for people who protest".
Call the White House Comment Line Weekdays -- (202)456-1111
Support Presidential Executive Clemency to Free Leonard Peltier
LEONARD PELTIER WALK FOR FREEDOM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2000
NEW YORK CITY
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
BEGINS WITH THE FREEDOM OF LEONARD PELTIER
SUNRISE CEREMONY AT BATTERY PARK-7:00am
David Chief, a citizen of the Lakota Nation and a spiritual advisor for Leonard Peltier, will lead a sunrise ceremony at 7:00am. All are welcome to come and pray for a good day, for Leonard Peltier's freedom, and for truth and reconciliation for all Indigenous Peoples.
GATHER IN UNION SQUARE 11:00am
WELCOMING AND PRAYER BY ASIBA TUBAHUTHI FROM THE LOCAL MATINECOC NATION
READING FROM LEONARD PELTIER'S PRISON WRITINGS: MY LIFE IS MY SUN DANCE,
BY EDITOR, HARVEY ARDEN
WALK TO THE UNITED NATIONS AT 12:00
Walk will be led by the delegation from the Pine Ridge Lakota Nation and Leonard Peltier's family. Several Native drum groups will sing throughout the route.
PROGRAM AT DAG HAMMARSKJOLD PLAZA NEAR UN FROM 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Following are the names of the speakers, introductory notes and topics:
Masters of Ceremony:
ERNIE STEVENS JR. AND JEAN ANN DAY
ERNIE STEVENS, Jr. is a citizen of the Oneida nation. He is an executive officer of the National Congress of American Indians, coordinator of the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, and a close friend to Leonard Peltier.
JEAN ANN DAY is a citizen of the Ho Chunk nation. She is also a coordinator of the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee and a close friend to Leonard Peltier. She is a survivor of the Pine Ridge reign of terror.
FAMILY OF LEONARD PELTIER, KATHY, ALEXANDRA, AND CYRUS PELTIER
KATHY PELTIER IS LEONARD PELTIER'S DAUGHTER. ALEXANDRA AND CYRUS ARE LEONARD PELTIER'S GRANDCHILDREN.
Topic: "We want our grandfather/father home"
Attorney Jennifer Harbury is well known for her human rights work on the behalf of the Mayan people of Guatemala, and for her own struggle to save the life of her husband, a Mayan resistance leader killed by the
Guatemalan army in conjunction with the CIA. Seeing parallels between her husband's tragedy and the unjust imprisonment of Leonard Peltier, Jennifer has become an invaluable member of Leonard Peltier's legal and political defense team.
TOPIC: Short case background, summary of important issues
SURVIVORS OF THE PINE RIDGE REIGN OF TERROR: ELLEN MOVES CAMP, ROSALYN JUMPING BULL, GERALDINE JANIS, EDGARD BEAR RUNNER, FEDELIA CROSS, IVIS LONG VISITOR, DEBRA WHITE PLUME, JEAN BORDEAUX ROACH
These men and women have traveled from the Pine Ridge Lakota Nation to be here to today. Each one played an important role in the movement to maintain traditional ways of life on Pine Ridge, and each carries with them invaluable experiences and stories from which we should all learn. We very honored to have them.
MIGUEL ALFONSO MARTINEZ
Miguel Alfonso Martinez is the president of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Peoples
TOPIC: The significance of calling for Leonard Peltier's release on the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights-Peltier's incarceration is a human rights violation.
INTRO: Ramsey Clark is the former Attorney General of the Unites States and a current lawyer for Leonard Peltier. His lifetime of advocacy for human rights, including the rights of Indigenous Peoples, has won him worldwide acclaim.
TOPIC: Why the President should grant clemency to Leonard Peltier
The COLORADO SISTERS
Vera and Hortencia Colorado are Mayan citizens from Mexico who have worked tirelessly for Indigenous Rights, and have long supported the freedom of Leonard Peltier. The Colorado Sisters raise important issues for Indigenous Peoples through the use of theatre and humor.
Peter Matthiessen is the author of the best selling book, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. His thorough examination and documentation of the Peltier case and its background has become an important historical record. His book helped bring the case of Leonard Peltier to the forefront of the human rights community.
Glenn Marshall is the President of the Mashpee Wampanoag Nation, which has long supported the release of Leonard Peltier.
Topic: The importance of Leonard Peltier's freedom to the Wampanoag Nation, and other native nations.
REVEREND MICHAEL YASUTAKE
Reverend Yasutake is the Executive Director of the Interfaith Prisoners of Conscience Project of the National Council of Churches and a priest of the Episcopal Church. He is also a Japanese American who survived the Unites State's internment camps during World War II. He has long served as a strong advocate for Leonard Peltier.
Topic: NCC support of Leonard Peltier and personal witness to Leonard Peltier's character and gift to society.
KAHN TINETA HORN
Kahn Tineta is a citizen of the Mohawk Nation who is a lifetime defender of sovereignty for Indigenous Peoples.
TOPIC: The importance of Leonard Peltier's case to struggles for sovereignty among First Nations.
Kathleen Cleaver is a former Black Panther, an attorney, and a committed advocate for all political prisoners.
TOPIC: Devastating effects of COINTLPRO on justified movements dedicated to uplifting communities of color, the need to free the political prisoners victimized, and update on efforts to gain investigations
LONG ISLAND NATIVE AMERICAN TASK FORCE
The Long Island Native American Task Force is a group dedicated to maintaining the cultures of the diverse tribes among the Long Island area.
TOPIC: Traditional dance and speech from elders
Alice Walker is a Pulitzer Prize winning author and a committed human rights advocate. Her literature has been instrumental in raising consciousness around issues of racism, cultural identity, and women's issues. She is the author of many books, including The Color Purple and most recently, The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart
Dennis Banks is the co-founder of the American Indian Movement.
INTRO: Together this delegation represents the broad base of support which exists in Europe for Leonard Peltier. M. Birsinger is a member of the French Parliament and he is joined by the CGT, which is the largest labor union in Europe, and MRAP one of the largest human rights NGOs in Europe. They are also joined by Julia Wright, the daughter of writer, Richard Wright and the collective to save Mumia.
TOPIC: Will read collectively written statement about broad base support for Leonard Peltier in Europe
Don Mullan is the author of two best-selling human rights books in Ireland. At age 15 he witnessed the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre in his home town of Derry, when British Paratroopers murdered 14, and wounded 13,
unarmed demonstrators. Seeing parallels between the injustices perpetrated against the Irish and Native Peoples, he has become a strong advocate for the freedom of Leonard Peltier.
TOPIC: long standing relationship between the Irish and Native peoples and the need for truth about human rights atrocities to be told in order for reconciliation to occur.
Pam Africa is a spokesperson for the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal.
LARRY ADAMS AND DENNIS ONEIL
INTRO: Larry Adams is the president of the Mail Handlers Union of New York City and Dennis Oneil is the president of the American Postal Workers Union.
TOPIC: Labor support for Leonard Peltier
Curt Goering is the Senior Deputy Executive Director of Amnesty International
TOPIC: Amnesty International's position on Peltier
INTRO: Kenneth Deer is a member of the Mohawk Nation and the President of the United Nations Indigenous Caucus.
TOPIC: The importance of the Leonard Peltier's case to the Indigenous Peoples internationally
For more information contact the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee (LPDC) (785)842-5774. http://www.freepeltier.org or call the NYC Free Peltier March Hotline (212)539-6027. Leonard Peltier's book, Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance, is available from bookstores, libraries and the LPDC. Contact the Leonard Peltier Support Group of Greater New England (413)549-2739 for local efforts and transportation to NYC on 12/10. For LPSG/GNE E-mail Updates send an email to: with "Subscribe" in subject field.
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