Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Another Christmas message here from Leonard Peltier who still does not have amnesty after thirty-seven years in prison.
In the following video, Michael Moore reads his 2012 poem asking President Obama to release Mr. Peltier, Native American human rights activist and poet. On December 14th of last year, Harry Belafonte, Jackson Browne, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Bruce Cockburn, Common (with Mos Def), Peter Coyote, Danny Glover, Jack Healey, Jennifer Kreisberg, Bill Means, Bill Miller, Pete Seeger, Margo Thunderbird, Tom Poor Bear and Michael Moore gathered at the Beacon Theater, in NYC to sing, speak and dance for Leonard Peltier's freedom. In the video, Moore's poem, asking for his release, starts at about 12:45.
As blogged last year, and mentioned by Michael Moore, Mr. Peltier is a poet. So here is another one of Leonard Peltier's poems, We Are Not Separate, read by Jean Aked:
*Photo credit/top, via IndyBay, photographer: Jonathan Nack, 2010 San Francisco protesters demand parole for Leonard Peltier.