Global Day of Pro-Peltier/Anti-Pipeline Action to Commemorate Wounded Knee ’73 | Earth First! Newswire: Just days after the previous administration denied clemency to Peltier, the next one followed up with a commitment to push through as many oil and gas pipelines as it could… This is a clear example of how the U.S. is continuing a legacy of corruption and greed that can can only be backed by extreme repression and the largest prison system in the world.
The goals of this mobilization are to show Leonard (and the world) that he is not forgotten, and illustrate that we are not backing down in our fight with the energy empire.
On February 26, A rally will be starting at the Coleman federal prison where American Indian Movement (AIM) prisoner Leonard Peltier is locked up for his involvement in fighting to defend people and land in Lakota territory. His incarceration stemmed from efforts to challenge corruption, violence and resource extraction on the Pine Ridge Reservation, of which the 71 day Wounded Knee stand-off with the U.S. government in ’73 was one example. Peltier was framed in 1975 during a shoot-out with FBI agents on the Reservation.