Exposing the myth of Peltier’s innocence is a new petition that has just appeared on the Leonard Peltier Still Guilty Facebook page-and I would urge all to sign it.
The below link mysteriously seems to have difficulty in working in any number of browsers I have tired it in-if the reader experiences the same I suggest doing as I did-clicking on the link in the Still Guilty site which seems to be working , at least presently, which will redirect to the petition itself.
Everyone who has been outraged by the Draconian removal and “pending” possible reinstatement after further review of the Annie Mae/WK2 petition we are all aware of should be beating down the door to sign this in having had a clear illustration that silence serves no discernible purpose.
If this petition encounters the same treatment as the previous one the intent will be equally as transparent-Still Guilty has taken a stand-put their money where their mouth is, and I submit it is time for others to do likewise by not only signing but promoting it in every venue they possibly can.
Contact your favorite media source and request they join the effort-whether it be one our’s or one of the national giants. They have pledged by the mere fact of their existence to be evenhanded and report what is news-time to see if it is so.
In the finest of our traditions to mount up and defend our communities that is exactly what we should do now, and having done so we should stay that way and see this through-the lack of ability, of opportunity, to represent ourselves amounts to nothing less than a continuation of a long standing history of oppression we are all painfully aware of.
THIS TIME let the indigenous media pick it up and promote it just as they do with wire feeds of events and news stories they commonly avail themselves of-THIS TIME if the Annie Mae/WK2 petition is reinstated or failing that it’s emergence in other locations let them do likewise for it.
Both of these petitions and the efforts and treatment Annie’s has been subjected to should be blazoned across the front page.
We are either committed to the things we say, the sites we “like”, the causes we advance, or we are doing little more than paying an internet lip service to them. All of which is and will be defined by the effort we direct to them.
If a fully functional link exists I invite anyone to add it to this blog-hopefully this will and the difficulties I have experienced are an anomaly on my end.
A comment was made by the well known Charmaine in the Tin Drum blog that amounted to a churlish vacuous threat and boasting of the influence our opposition seems to be able to exert at will, if the reader is accepting of such an attitude,easily intimidated, or one whose advocacy for truth and justice lacks substance, then by all means DO NOTHING.
I applaud the dedication of the author who created this petition- I respect the strength of their convictions made manifest in doing so.
Both of these petitions have been presented by non indigenous persons-should their willingness to advocate,their effort, be greater than our own? If that is to be the way of what is to be said of us?
As an aside I would add the following thoughts: We’re talking signing a petition here-not an agreement of indenture or a lopsided mortgage contract-it costs nothing, and requires less time than purchasing and downloading one of those “must have” phone apps.
Secondly , pEEltier and pEEltierites may become the more appropriate reference-for the carefully applied multi-layered coats of lacquer are beginning to mottle and peel as is the way of lacquer when exposed to direct light.
Just tried the below link again and under the aegis of Word Press it works-time to go for it now.