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The Peltier Legal Team's Electronic Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2 April 1, 2005

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  • Thomas Greywolf
    S P I R I T Touch In Support of Peltier, Indigenous Rights, & Indian Traditions The Peltier Legal Team s Electronic Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2005
      S P I R I T Touch

      In Support of Peltier, Indigenous Rights, & Indian Traditions
      The Peltier Legal Team's Electronic Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2 April 1, 2005

      Leonard Peltier has spent the past 29 years in some of the worst
      maximum security prisons America has to offer.
      Enough is enough.


      Prison Commission
      to Study U.S. Prisons

      On any given day, 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the United States, & over the course of a year, an estimated 13.5 million individuals spend time in prison or jail. 750,000 men & women work in these facilities. The annual cost: more than 60 billion dollars. At this moment, the effectiveness & decency of America's approach to corrections has the attention of policy makers at all levels of government & in both political parties. Now is the right time for a national discussion about the most serious problems of life behind bars & for constructive recommend-ations for reform.
      The Commission on Safety & Abuse in America's prisons is a national effort to clarify the nature & extent of violence, sexual abuse, degradation, & other serious safety failures & abuses in prisons & jails throughout the United States, as well as the consequences for prisoners, corrections officers, & the public at large.
      Visit www.prisoncommission.org today & do your part.

      TORTURE:America's Brutal Prisons
      On March 2, 2005, the BBC aired a documentary, "Torture: America's Brutal Prisons," which presents the findings of an intensive four-month investigation by reporter Deborah Davies. We invite you to view the 20+-minute video. See for yourself what is happening in America's Prisons.

      NOTE: The video is preceded by an article by Ms. Davies. Scroll to the end of the page to locate the viewing screen. The video will load (at varying speeds depending on your computer capabilities) & play automatically. The demand for the video over the Internet is high. We urge you to keep trying to connect. This video is too important to miss.

      Warning: The video does contain graphic scenes & may be offensive to some viewers.



      Legal Team:

      Oral argument to be heard in Minneapolis FOIA action against the FBI
      Support new FOIA legislation
      New Legal Update

      Indian Country

      Tribe is shaken by arrest of leader's son in shootings
      Tribes look to religious protection for snowmaking appeal
      Technology may unravel heritage puzzles in US
      Work walkout called to enact Indian holiday
      Hopi warnings to the world
      Utes' influence in politics rising
      How tribes regained self-rule, homelands
      Devils Tower heritage woven into fight over name change
      Indians lament U.S. neglect of 'original promise'
      FBI: Theft of Indian artifacts on the rise
      Navajo uranium victims get boost in benefits
      Jury finds against state trooper
      Taking on the "Fighting Sioux" - More than a simple protest
      Haskell plans 1st film fest
      A Reason to be Proud: Book tells Navajo children story of the Long Walk
      Jim Thorpe & a ticket to serendipity
      National Indian Gaming Association to host free festival of native music, dance, food; Festival held in conjunction with San Diego trade show
      Indian mascot remains benched for Final Four
      Proposed funding halt for tribal college seen as broken promise
      Nez Perce give up claims to Snake River water

      Commission on Human Rights continues debate on economic, social & cultural rights
      Bolivian human rights lawyer barred from entering U.S.
      Brazil: Authorities must guarantee rights of indigenous people, Amnesty International urges

      What influence international law has in US courtrooms
      Battle for Canada's underground resources
      Pizarro knocked from his pedestal
      Geneva v Canberra
      Guatemalan bishop joins voices opposing trade treaty

      Faith-based initiatives ease transition to life after prison
      3rd Circuit upholds DNA testing of felons, Cites need for database
      Supreme Court sides with death row inmate, says filing deadline may sometimes be suspended
      Parole found to be ineffective in helping cons go straight
      Your Freedoms
      Is no one accountable?
      Death penalty thrown out because of jury's Bible study
      FOIA -- The black hole
      Cornyn expects fight on FOIA reforms
      Right-Wing terror movements omitted from DHS terrorist list

      The hearing concerning our FOIA action against the FBI's Minneapolis Field Office has been set for April 15, 2005, at 2:00 p.m., CT, at St. Paul Federal Court House, 316 N. Roberts, St. Paul, Minnesota.

      NATIONAL WEEK OF STUDENT ACTIONCoordinated action on the PATRIOT ActDuring the 2005 National Week of Student Action, April 1-8, hundreds of Amnesty International student groups throughout the United States will engage in a week of coordinated action on the PATRIOT Act.Sign Up Today

      US Political Prisoners & Their Families: A Day of Education & Solidarity
      Saturday, April 16, at the University of Maine-Augusta, Jewett Auditorium. Off Route 8, just south of 195, exit 31. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free & open to the public. Featuring Robert Meeropol; Ray Luc Levasseur; Lynne Williams; a representative from the committee working to free the Cuban 5; & PRESENTE!

      International Leonard Peltier

      Gathering In
      Washington, DC!

      From Dawn To Dusk! One Place, In Numbers! A Non-Violent Gathering
      for Leonard's Freedom!

      May 9th, 2005 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC. This is a Monday which is decision day for the court & there will be news cameras. Spread the word far & wide. Bring your signs, bullhorns, drums,cameras, family, friends, your love for justice & your determination! Let's see if we can put a few thousand people in the streets of DC! Carpooling can be planned at:



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