By Ray Beckerman
Man's inhumanity to man and other living things threatens the whole human experiment. Let's fight it, and try to build a future.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Free Leonard Peltier
Greetings my Friends, Relatives and
I was thinking the other day about
Independence and the idea of an “Independence day”. Our people never
knew the word "independence", we were just naturally independent.
We were not reliant on anything but ourselves, our land, and the
Creator. Now it seems we have become dependent on a lot of things
that are not natural.
I long for independence. People often ask me what I want when and if
I get out of here. It’s simple: I want to go home. I want to
feel the coolness of grass under my feet. I want a home-cooked meal.
I want to be able to hug my family and tell jokes to my grandchildren. I
want to sit outside and paint something that I am actually looking at not
just from my memory. That is all, really. I just want a few
simple things for the time I might have left here on Earth.
one can say I have not been patient.
Over the years we have struggled with the
ups and downs of the judicial and political systems. Yet, even with
all the disappointment that has taken place in the last 40 years I am still
hopeful. I cannot give up hope; in here, no hope = death. There is an old adage, that if you want
things to BE different you have to DO them different. We have worked in the
best possible way to get the strongest and best legal team we possibly
could, and in doing so, we now face the challenge of coming up with enough
money to afford this team. I am very fortunate that the absolute best
Attorney for this type of action has said that he would take on my case. He
is a proven legal warrior and has much success to his credit. He is highly
sought after and I need to book him immediately by paying his retainer.
If each of you out there could afford to donate something, it would
be appreciated on every level of my being. We need to come up with $50k
There are so many causes and so many people in need, I only ask you to
follow your heart and if you are not drawn to help my cause, please help
someone or some cause. After 39 years I have learned that nothing
is a guarantee, but I have to try. I am not ready to give up just
yet. I really do not want to die in here. I cannot say that I will
come out of here and be your champion, or leader, I can only say that I
have done my best to make a difference from in here, for 38 years. I
have done my best to help other inmates, and to care as best I could for
all people and the Earth from in here.
We are a strong and beautiful people. If our truths and our love of
our Mother Earth does not prevail than no person anywhere and not even
nature itself will be safe and protected.
I want to say a deep and forever thank you to all of you who have stood by
me for so many years and also to the ones who have recently become aware of
my situation. I truly hope to be with you all soon. Your Brother, Relative, and Friend in Need.
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse Mitakuye Oyasin
There are brand-new and exciting ways
you can help Leonard with his Legal Fees:
We have started a fundraising campaign on
Indiegogo JUST for Leonard’s Legal Fees. It launched at Midnight last night — Help
Leonard out for as little as 5 Dollars!
Or by sending a check to: ILPDC 255
Primera Blvd., Suite 160, Lake Mary, FL 32746
If you are unable to contribute financially,
please consider offering some time or perhaps just walk a mile in Leonard’s shoes
by getting the word out! http://www.facebook.com/events/456793441124205/ Tell your friends, families, co-workers or
anyone who will listen.
Please JOIN the Fight For Leonard’s Freedom,
he won’t get out without our help.