Apr 17, 2022
“The U.S. Penitentiary is the largest Indian Reservation in the United States of America.” - Leonard Peltier (Anishinabe & Dakota)
Indigenous activists and allies have been on the frontlines to #FreeLeonardPeltier – for over 47 years. Leonard Peltier is a writer, activist, fine artist, humanitarian, and political prisoner, wrongfully convicted of a crime that he did not commit. We speak with the co-director of the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, Carol Gokee - who movingly uplifts the truth behind Leonard Peltier’s case and encourages folks to actively engage in the fight for his freedom. Indigenous communities throughout the course of US history have been targets of government-sanctioned violence. In this heartfelt episode, we weave together what Leonard Peltier’s freedom means to Indigenous communities: – Indigenous liberation, prison abolition, #LandBack, the history of the genocidal initiates known as the Residential Boarding schools, and understanding the long-standing detrimental impact of colonization that Indigenous communities still face today. We hear Leonard’s own voice and music from his nephew. Together, we must continue in the fight to demand Leonard Peltier’s freedom and to push President Joe Biden to grant clemency to FREE LEONARD PELTIER!
Please contact The White House at https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ and demand that Joe Biden grant clemency to Leonard Peltier. Tweet at @POTUS @whitehouse
@OfficialFBOP (Bureau of Prisons) and @PeltierHQ (International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee) to #FreeLeonardPeltier every day because #WhenWeFightWeWin #CuandoLuchamosGanamos
Sounds in the episode by DJ Free Leonard.