Come to a showing of:
Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story
Friday August 14 6:30 p.m.
145 W 122nd Street, Apt. #3. Take the A/B/C/D to 125 or the 2/3 to 125.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-852-6998
Bring drinks if you would like. We can order food or pizza if people like.
Leonard Peltier has been a political prisoner since his arrest in 1976. A member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), Peltier was the target of a blatant frame-up for the killing of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Everything from coercion, intimidation and even the suppression of the accounts of FBI agents was used to convict Peltier in front of an all-white jury. The FBI was intent on destroying AIM because of its radical defense of native rights, including the occupation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs office in the lead up to the 1972 election. This case makes a mockery of the so-called “justice” system in the U.S.
Incident at Oglala provides the stunning details of this case, including interviews of Peltier and other AIM activists, their defense team and FBI representatives (who fully display their blatant disregard for justice). This excellent documentary is narrated by Robert Redford.
What Else You Can Do:
Peltier’s case was recently heard in front of a parole board, and Peltier is still awaiting the results. Activists are calling on people to call the White House to demand that Obama take a stand for Peltier. You can call the White House Comment Line at 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1112. Sign this petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/parole2008/
Read these recent socialistworker.org articles to find out more:
Also check out this article from the International Socialist Review by Joe Allen and Paul D’Amato: http://www.isreview.org/issues/44/peltier.shtml