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vigil for Leonard Peltier - June 26 @ 7 pm


Demand Justice for Leonard Peltier!

On June 26th Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota political prisoner, will
have spent the last 25 years of his life in prison despite the fact that the
government has admitted on numerous occasions that they do not know who is
responsible for the crime he was convicted of.  Because of the glaring Human
and Constitutional violations that have been made in the overall targeting,
prosecution, and continued imprisonment of Peltier, millions have come to
know of his case and support his freedom. Some of whom are  Desmond Tutu,
the Dalai Lama, Amnesty International, Assembly of First Nations, Canadian
Labour Congress, the European Parliament, the Italian Parliament, the
Belgium Parliament, the Green Party, 50 members of U.S. Congress, Robert
Redford, the National Congress of American Indians, and Jesse Jackson among

Vigil - Monday June 26th
7 -8 pm at the US Embassy
MacKenzie Blvd beside the Chateau Laurier near Sussex & Rideau

The agenda is going to include:
First Nations drummers, a ceremony by an elder, speakers from First Nations
organizations, Labour, student movement and more

Sponsored by:  Leonard Peltier Defense Committee - Canada, Canadian Labour
Congress, National Union of Public and General Employees, Canadian
Federation of Students, Ontario Federation of Labour, OPIRG-Carleton,
Graduate Students Association - Carleton University, Ottawa Carleton CUPE
District Council, CUPE 2204,  Communist Party of Canada, CUPE 4600, CAW 567

Len Bush, Research Officer
National Union of Public and General Employees
15 Auriga Drive, Nepean, On, Canada, K2E 1B7
(613) 228-9800 / (613) 228-9801 [fax]
www.nupge.ca / lbush@nupge.ca

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