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Peltier/FBI Link for Freedom * Disclosure Project 2001 Events * NASA B-Day Action

02 August, 2001

It is August and we are closing in on the second anniversary of the high-risk Cassini Earth flyby. Cassini was a sign-post over our skies telling of a civilization lost, way lost, pursuing that of military strategies for superiority and dominance in the illusion of security and their well-being. It is encouraging to note that a growing number of military leaders are challenging the Bush administration's corporate-welfare missile defense policy, which takes from limited resources and weakens overall national security interests. Instead of protecting us, BMD escalates proliferation and development of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction.

Item one is again on the efforts to free an innocent man, Leonard Peltier. This case cannot be separated from other human rights issues, such as space for peace. Without justice there is no peace. Peltier's case and its relationship with the FBI is still being censored from the mainstream media. This places greater importance on your acting on his behalf. Please give even one call to Senator Leahy, chair of the judicial committee and request that the case of Leonard Peltier be included in the review of FBI misconduct.

Item two updates Disclosure Project (DP) and their upcoming events. This nonprofit organization is not only exposing evidences (based on testimonies of highly credentialed individuals) on UFO and extraterrestrial existence in our solar system, but also on a cover-up that threatens democracy to its very roots of freedom and human rights. This has been perpetrated not by the FBI, but by a stealth government group willing to use intimidation and terminal accidents to enforce their perceived methods for "security interests." It seems the web of deceit is behind much of the corruption in politics, defense policies, news reporting, justice and law enforcement. Please read these testimonies and try to get to a DP event.

Item three is another message from the Global Network, showing their resolve to keep our inalienable rights for freedom and truth. Happy birthday Bruce!

Also, a late breaking news blurb just came through, in the thick of BMD-Global Warming Bush energy-war policy: The US House of Representatives today approved a broad energy bill which would allow some oil drilling in an Alaskan refuge.

Tell your Senators/Representatives you are appalled and will work toward removing from office any representative willing to sacrifice one of America's last pristine wildernesses for more pollution in our becoming CO2 saturated atmosphere.

The Congressional switchboard telephone number is 202-224-3121.

Link to Fax US government representatives to
"Demand a Responsible National Energy Policy"

You can also send a fax from NRDC's Action page:

1) Call Leahy to Include the Peltier case on FBI Misconduct
2) Disclosure Projects Events Update
3) NASA's B-day Action - All in a life of an activist.

1) Call Leahy to Include the Peltier case on FBI Misconduct

The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee (LPDC) is launching a telephone campaign to urge Senator Leahy, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to Include the Peltier case regarding FBI Misconduct. Please make at least one call a week and if possible, call on your region's designated day. This will help to ensure that calls are received on a daily basis:

northeast: Mondays
southeast: Tuesdays
mid-west and International: Wednesdays
northwest: Thursdays
southwest: Fridays.

Senator Patrick D Leahy
202-224-3479 fx | 202-224-4242 ph


1. I am calling in regard to the Judiciary Committee's current examination of incidences of FBI misconduct and its efforts to create a means for better government oversight.

2. In particular, I would like to bring your attention to the case of Leonard Peltier, the imprisoned Native rights activist who Amnesty International calls a "political prisoner" who should be "immediately and unconditionally released." Perhaps more than any other, the case of Leonard Peltier necessitates urgent congressional intervention.

3. First, Mr. Peltier's case is rooted in a three-year period of violent conflict on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which began with the 1973 Wounded Knee takeover and ended in 1976 as tribal chairman, Dick Wilson left office. During that period the FBI cooperated with the tribal chairman and together they sought to eliminate American Indian Movement activity and presence on the reservation. Vigilantes hired by the tribal chairman and supported by the FBI carried out a campaign of violence against members and supporters of AIM. Over 60 AIM members were murdered, and scores more were assaulted. Nothing was done to stop the violence and the survivors have received little if any closure. That period was well documented by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, but remains largely unrecognized by our government.

4. Second, it is well documented that Mr. Peltier's conviction resulted from the withholding of exculpatory evidence, the coercion of witnesses, and the utilization of falsified testimony by the FBI and U.S. Attorneys. Since 1985 the government has conceded that it cannot prove who shot the agents. In 1986 the Eighth Circuit Court ruled that had the FBI not improperly withheld evidence, Mr. Peltier might have been acquitted. Yet, a new trial was denied based on a legal technicality. The FBI withheld over 18,000 documents from the defense at trial, and continues to withhold over 6,000 today. Yet, nothing has been done to correct the improprieties and Mr. Peltier has languished over 25 years in prison despite the total lack of evidence against him.

5. Third, the FBI has consistently and aggressively obstructed Mr. Peltier's remaining avenues for redress. As you may know, President Clinton announced that he was considering Mr. Peltier for a grant of executive clemency late last year. The FBI responded with an intensive lobby and media campaign to prevent a positive decision from occurring. The statements disseminated throughout the FBI's campaign were false, intentionally misleading, and absent of highly relevant information. The FBI has utilized similar tactics in blocking Mr. Peltier's release through parole, for which he is long overdue. Clearly the killing of the two agents represents a great tragedy, but official vengeance can never be allowed to replace the due process of the law.

6. Given all of this, we want to urge the Judiciary Committee to hold full hearings on the treatment of residents on the Pine Ridge Reservation between 1973 and 1976, and on the Peltier case in particular. We also want to urge the judiciary committee to declassify the 6,000 FBI documents that remain concealed. Amnesty International, Rev. Jesse Jackson, the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights, the National Congress of American Indians, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Eighth Circuit Court Judge-Gerald Heaney, and the Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights are only a few who have recognized the troubling nature of the Peltier case and have voiced support for resolution.

7. We are encouraged by the Judiciary Committee's commitment to seek better oversight of the FBI and to prevent mishaps and abuses from reoccurring. Certainly, recent revelations of misconduct give way to the need for reform. However, true reform will be difficult to achieve if the situation of Leonard Peltier continues without governmental scrutiny and resolution.

8. Taking an honest and open look at the Peltier case and the era in which it is rooted, will help bring closure to a matter that has long served as a source of distrust and anguish for so many Native Peoples and non-Native citizens. Perhaps most importantly, airing the truth could lead to the prevention of future abuses, and promote a more just and equitable society.

For Senators' telephone, fax, web, and E-mail addresses see:

Senate Judiciary Committee Members:

Patrick Leahy, VT Chairman
Edward Kennedy, MA
Joseph Biden, DE
Herb Kohl, WI
Dianne Feinstein, CA
Russell Feingold, WI
Charles Schumer, NY
Richard Durbin, IL
Maria Cantwell, WA
John Edwards, NC

Orrin Hatch, UT Ranking Member
Strom Thurmond, SC
Chuck Grassley, IA
Arlen Specter, PA
Jon Kyl, AZ
Mike DeWine, OH
Jeff Sessions, AL
Sam Brownback, KS
Mitch McConnell, KY

Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
PO Box 583
Lawrence, KS 66044


2) Disclosure Projects Events Update


This CAMPAIGN for DISCLOSURE event will begin with an exclusive showing of the 2-hr Disclosure video of dozens of government and military witnesses to UFO and extraterrestrial events and projects. This will be followed by a presentation by Disclosure Project Director Steven M. Greer, MD and project's witnesses who have just spent several weeks briefing senators and congress people on Capitol Hill, following the landmark National Press Club Conference May 9 in Washington, DC. This event was reported by BBC, CNN, FOX, The Washington Times, The London Sunday Express, and others, plus interviews were done for Dateline, Popular Mechanics, and others.

The Campaign For Disclosure: 2001 Tour:

Seattle, WA - September 8, 2001

Vancouver, BC - September 9, 2001

Portland OR - September 12, 2001

Salem, OR - September 13, 2001

Washington, DC - October 7, 2001

Toronto, Canada - October 20, 2001

Boston, MA - October 21, 2001

New York, NY - October 26, 2001

Atlanta, GA - November 3, 2001

Charlotte, NC - November 4, 2001

Asheville, NC - November 5, 2001

Phoenix, AZ - November 10, 2001

Dallas, TX - November 11, 2001

London, UK - December 8, 2001

Typical Schedule
1-1:30 pm - Registration;
1:30 - 3:30 pm - Disclosure video: The Implications for the Environment, World Peace,
World Poverty and the Human Future
3:30 - 4 pm - Break
4 - 6 pm - Presentation by Dr. Steven Greer & 4 witnesses.

For more information on Disclosure Project see


3) NASA's B-day Action - All in a life of an activist.

Fwd. Global Network (Mary Beth Sullivan)

It's no surprise that Bruce Gagnon likes to demonstrate. To celebrate his birthday, he invited friends to join him at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on July 28 to hold some banners at this most popular tourist facility.

Some background is necessary. Last month, eight of us did the same thing. We stood in an area close to the booth where people pay their entrance fee. We weren't there five minutes when NASA security police were all over us, insisting we stand at the "designated protest area." The spot turned out to be a decent one, a grassy walkway with trees that hundreds of tourists passed on their way to and from the ticket entrance.

Although uninvited, NASA security read Bruce's e-mail birthday invitation. They were prepared for us. In the morning, they switched the parking lots so that the areas around the "designated protest area" were full by the time we got there. The "main entrance" for entering tourists was now way out of sight of the "protest area." So we went to the "new" active entrance. We were a dozen people. All but one of us stood with our banners in full view of tourists, without blocking access. There was a steady flow of people. Wil Van Natta (West Palm Beach) stood in the midst of the flow of people,
greeting those who passed by showing them an enlargement of the Space Command's "Vision for 2020."

We had just unfurled our banners when NASA security police arrived to tell us we needed to move to the designated area, or we would be arrested for trespassing. They called for the Brevard County Police. We stayed put, holding banners that said "Keep Space for Peace," "No Weapons in Space," and "No Nuclear Power in Space."

A few people stopped to listen to what Wil had to say about the Space Command and its plans to dominate space. One of the security officers approached, told him he was under arrest, and handcuffed him. Wil remained calm and respectful; others of us questioned the appropriateness of this arrest in every way we could.

Soon thereafter, most of us went over to the "designated protest area." We were shocked to see that they had constructed a "corral" for us - a small metal cage you would expect to see fencing in cows or pigs. We refused to enter. Security police maintained a steady presence near us for two hours videotaping, taking pictures, talking into their radios. Some even hovered around our cars in the parking lot.

Meanwhile, our friend Beth Ehrlich (Daytona Beach) stayed behind with some others to observe what would happen with Wil. She engaged in conversation with a woman tourist who was waiting for friends. When asked by this woman for some written information, Beth handed her a newsletter. Immediately a security officer appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, and grabbed the newsletter. All three of them tugged on the paper for a moment before the tourist finally insisted this newsletter belonged to her. He let go of the paper and left.

There's the image, friends: NASA "security", defining their jobs as securing the area from any ideas or written materials they don't approve of. A tourist having to "fight" for the opportunity to read a newsletter. Restricted access to any ideas not bought and paid for by NASA and the aerospace corporations. An expression of their deep fear that a simple slogan on a banner might encourage tourists to open their minds and think before they enter the front door. Their "security," paid for by taxpayers' dollars, is about keeping freedom of expression corralled, marginalized, ridiculed, punished.

Wil was taken to the county jail and booked for trespassing. They eventually waived bond and he was released eight hours later. He has a court appearance scheduled in three weeks.

We will return to KSC on October 13, in greater number. We will not be silenced.

Mary Beth Sullivan
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
PO Box 90083
Gainesville, FL. 32607
(352) 337-9274


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