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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Leonard Peltier being denied medication in prison March 13, 2014

By International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

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Coleman, Florida U.S.A. March 13, 2014
It has come to our attention that the Federal Prison in Coleman, Florida is denying Leonard Peltier, a native american political prisoner, medication that is essential in dealing with life threatening medical conditions. The ILPDC  as well as Amnesty International and numerous national and international organizations stand ready to confront this type of illegal, immoral and cruel and unusual punishment that affects political prisoners everywhere.
We must remind Americans that while they are pointing the finger at other nations regarding political prisoners, they have three fingers pointing back at themselves.  America cannot legitimately complain about other nations while Leonard Peltier and others receive this type of inhumane treatment.  
For Further Information please Contact: The International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
255 Primera Blvd, Suite 160, Lake Mary, FL, 32746

Lower Brule Oyate gathering on KXL pipeline March 2014

The construction of the Transcanada’s 7 billion dollar northern leg of the KXL tarsands pipeline is dependent on a 43 million dollar Big Bend Damn electric power project planned by Basin Electric, called the Lower Brule substation.  The Big Bend Damn is on the Missouri River at Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota.  Transcanada cannot operate the KXL tarsands pipeline without the electricity generated on the territory of the Kul Wicasa Oyate (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe).  The attached press release provides details of the situation, including research on Transcanada's needs for electrical power, and the opposition to it being organized by the people of the Lakota Nation.  All of this is done in preparation for an educational and organizational meeting to be held on March 30, 2014 at Lower Brule. 

Kent Lebsock
Owe Aku International Justice Project
Advocate for Lakota Treaties & Mother Earth
646-395-1617 fax

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