Lynne’s Message to the BOP Concerning Leonard Peltier’s Medical Care

January 11th, 2016

Lynne and Ralph sent the message below to the Bureau of Prisons, demanding Leonard Peltier receive immediate medical attention. Send your own message by going here: http://www.bop.gov/inmates/concerns.jsp

WE are concerned about Leonard’s medical care
WE understand that he is facing a serious operation

WE URGE BOP to engage a qualified surgeon to do this and that Leonard receive appropriate aftercare in hospital and appropriate rehabilitation and palliative care

We hardly need to remind you that Leonard Peltier is internationally regarded and is a Leader of native Americans and all progressive people here in the US

We Will
Be Watching

Important Update on Leonard Peltier

January 7th, 2016

Dear Supporter,

We received a message from Leonard this evening. An excerpt follows.

“For months, if not at least a year now, I have been complaining about medical problems and that something is wrong with me… For the last few days, I have been on call out to go see the doctor. Today, I was called again and had my blood pressure taken and gave more blood for more tests. Apparently, they found what’s called Abdominal Aortic Aneurism (AAA) and it is at a very dangerous [stage]. If it bursts I can die. I will bleed to death. So they are going to rush me through some more tests, a MRI on Sunday, then find the right surgeon to do the operation. The good news is [this surgery] has a high success rate… if nothing goes wrong.”

At this time, we have no further details. Suffice it to say that, at Leonard’s age, any surgery is risky. Also a concern is that during his treatment at a federal prison medical center, Leonard will be held in isolation.

Please visit http://www.bop.gov/inmates/concerns.jsp. Make reference to Leonard Peltier #89637-132 and USP Coleman I. Voice your concern about Leonard’s medical treatment, and let the federal Bureau of Prisons know that the world is watching. We demand that Leonard receive the best possible care.

Please also contact:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First St., NW
Washington, DC 20534
(202) 307-3198
info@bop.gov

In addition, when you make your call to the White House, (202) 456-1111 – 9AM-5PM (as we know you often do) to voice your support for a grant of clemency, please mention Leonard’s current health crisis. Mr. Obama must act now.

Leonard and the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee thank you for your support – in particular during this critical time.

We’ll keep you informed of any developments.

January 8th – Oscar Lopez Rivera Birthday Party!

January 3rd, 2016

Friday January 8th, 2016, @ 7 pm-10 pm

1199/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Labor Center 310 W. 43rd St. 7th Floor
(Take the A,C, E, 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q To 42nd St. Times Square/Port Authority)

Join us Friday January 8th, 2016, as we celebrate Oscar Lopez Rivera’s 73rd birthday!

For the past 34 years, Oscar has spent his birthday (January 6th) in prison without his family or friends!  Why is he in jail?  For being a revolutionary who fought for the independence of Puerto Rico from U.S. colonialism.

Join us we celebrate life, work, and legacy of this extraordinary man!
100% of the proceeds will go to Oscar’s commissary fund!

Poetry by: Rafael Landron, Jesus Papoleto Melendez, and Mariposa

Special Invited Guests:
Representatives of the Cuban Mission to the United Nations
Representative of The Venezuelan Consulate

Lynne Stewart, former Political Prisoner

Daniel McGowan, former Political Prisoner

Nelson Denis, author of “War against all Puerto Ricans”

Estela Vasquez, 1199/SEIU

Dr. Johanna Fernandez, Campaign to Bring Mumia Home

Laura Whitehorn, former Political Prisoner

Francisco “Cisco” Torres, of the San Francisco 8

Artisans: Botanicafe and Jesus Mangual/Taino Cemí

Food, Music, Poetry, Birthday cards for Oscar and Fun! Donation: $5-$10 (No one will be turned away due to lack of funds)

Sponsors: The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign; Las 34 Mujeres NYC por Oscar; Call to Action on Puerto Rico; Frente Socialista NYC; PIP-NYC; NYC Jericho; Malcolm X Commemorative Committee; SODC; NYC Free Peltier; NYC Anarchist Black Cross; Daniel McGowan, Former Political Prisoner; The Campaign to Bring Mumia home; Freedom Socialist Party; Radical Women; International Action Center; Resistance in Brooklyn; Free Mumia Coalition NYC; New Abolitionist Movement; Lynne Stewart Organization; NY Fee Leonard Peltier.  List still in formation.

Sunday Poetry in Toronto

January 3rd, 2016

From the Sunday Poetry collective in Toronto:

Sunday Poetry thanks you for your support and contributions over 2015.
We look forward to our collective efforts in support of peace with social justice, self
of people, freedom for political prisoners, the rights of mother earth, civil rights, diversity, and beauty.
We wish you and your family a 2016 full of love, truth, dignity and courage!

POWER TO PEOPLE!
THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES! – LA LUCHA CONTINUA!

Petition for Herman Bell – Please Sign!

December 24th, 2015

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/677/086/596/in-support-of-parole-for-herman-bell-79c0262/

To Chairwoman, Board of Parole, New York State, Tina M. Stanford
Grant parole to New York State prisoner Herman Bell

We are asking that Herman Bell be granted release on parole at his February
2016 hearing

Herman Bell has been in state custody since 1973 and has been denied
release on parole 6 times since he first became eligible in 2004.

Every time Herman has been denied, it has been for the same reason-that
releasing him would undermine the law and deprecate the seriousness of the
crime. Herman has taken responsibility and expressed regret for the
shooting of the police officer and has served 4 decades in prison for this
offense. He is by all accounts, a much different person than he was in 1971
and further incarceration serves no purpose other than vengeance. We
believe Herman has done everything he can to make amends for his crime and
we ask that he be granted parole at his 7th parole hearing in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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