NativeVue Buffalohair: Political Prisoner March, Denver Colorado Aug 25th
Political Prisoner March, Denver Colorado Aug 25th
Timing is everything and with over 15,000 journalists converging on Denver Colorado as well as thousands of participants in the Democratic Convention, you could not ask for better exposure. Red Tree Woman has organized a Freedom March in an effort to shed light on unconstitutional realities dealing with political prisoners held in the United States and territories.
It will be interesting to note of the giant temporary jail will be filled with angry Billary fans or American’s protesting cruel and unusual punishment. This and other Human Rights violations are alive and well within the confines of the land of the free. It would not surprise me if this and other demonstrations including Billary loyalists are simply silenced during the convention. Out of sight, out of mind at least to the outside world, hmm that’s out of China’s book of dirty deeds eh.
The Chinese government was railroading two elderly women just for making a legal request to protest the Olympic Games. Other protest organizers who’ve applied disappeared as well, poof! China has designated protest areas so there can be orderly protests. This was to show China’s new face to the world, an up coming economy and international business partner. This was supposed to show China’s Glasnost and/or metamorphosis. On the contrary this inadvertently reveled the dark inner workings of a totalitarian regime. It exposed a regime that will stop at nothing to silence all opposition. Dare I mention Indigenous hero’s who’ve died? Just seems strange how our outspoken champions die or get defamed though.
I can’t help but stress how important it is for the world to know we have political prisoners. I believe this event is truly a noble cause and well worth focusing attention to. If you’re at the convention and want a different viewpoint for balance, head down to Civil Central Park. It’s a straight shot down Colfax Ave from Investco Field. Here is a link to Civic Central Park with complete instructions and history of this region. Very informative and it will enhance your Denver experience if your from out of town. I would venture to say it would be wise to head to this place several hours early since I bet traffic will be impossible around the convention.
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As for the ever so talented Savage Family, you could not find a more dedicated group of human beings. They will be a most welcome complement to this most informative and culturally enriching event. Articulate, talented and dedicated to our youth and the future of all traditional people. They are truly humanitarians and a ray of light in this dark and ambivalent world. Their shows are more than just excellent music; it’s an experience. In any event, here is the flyer Red Tree Woman gave me.
Time: August 25, 2008 at 9pm
Location: Civic Center Park
Organized By: Red Tree Woman
Freedom March ‹ Civic Center Park, August 25, 9am
Join supporters of Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu Jamal, The Cuban Five, and other political prisoners for the Freedom March and Rally! After serving 33 years in prison for a crime that he did not commit, Leonard Peltier’s parole hearing will take place in December, 2008. Do not forget that in 2001, the Clintons left Leonard in prison, after promising to grant him clemency.
Free Mumia, the Cuban Five, the Guantanamo detainees, and others. The march will begin at Civic Center Park and end with a rally at the Federal Court House.
Hear a personal recording specific for this protest and the DNC from Mumia and written statement from Leonard Peltier
Call for the Freedom of Mumia and the Cuban Five
Call for an end to Human Rights abuses
Pamela Africa – MOVE Organization American Indian Movement Spokesperson Leonard Peltier Defense
Committee – Ben Carnes, with a message from Leonard,
direct from Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary
Rosa Clemente – United States Vice Presidential Candidate for the Green Party
Kathleen Cleaver – The Panther Nine from San Francisco
King Downing – National Coordinator of the ACLU’s Campaign Against Racial Profiling
Jenny Esquiveo – Spokesperson for Eric McDavid (Political Prisoner)
Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. – Prisoners of Conscience Committee
Mumia Abu Jamal – Current Political Prisoner (Recorded from Death Row)
Cha Cha Jimenez – Founderof the Young Lords (Puerto Rican Resistance Prisoners)
Ricardo Romero – National Coordinator for the Mexican National Liberation Movement (MLNM)
Natsu Saito – Author, Activist, and Human Rights Scholar (Guantanamo Inmates) Spokesperson for the Cuban Five
Special Musical Performance by THE SAVAGE FAMILY
See more details and RSVP on OGLIGLE WAKA The Messenger:
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