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Free Peltier / Fight Pipelines: Global Days of Action

  • Coleman Federal Prison 846 NE 54TH TERRACE Sumterville, Florida 33521 (map)

Join us in honoring the anniversary of the 1973 Wounded Knee Stand-Off on the Pine Ridge Reservation, wherever you are in the world, by declaring your support for Leonard Peltier and opposition to the oil and gas industry. 

Details on one main event in FL are below:
[If you plan a local event, please post a link to it in the 'discussion' section of this page.]

Feb 26, 10 a.m. Rally at Coleman Prison, 12 noon Caravan to Pipeline site (TBA)

Feb 27, All Day, ongoing action in solidarity with Leonard and against oil and gas pipelines nationwide

A rally will be starting at the Coleman federal prison, where Peltier, an American Indian Movement (AIM) prisoner, is locked up for his involvement in fighting to defend people and land in Lakota territory.

Coleman is also very close to active construction of the Sabal Trail pipeline in FL. This pipeline is being pushed in large part by Energy Transfer Partners of DAPL infamy. 

Background

Just days after the previous administration denied clemency to Peltier, the next one followed up with a commitment to push through as many oil and gas pipelines as it could... This is a clear example of how the U.S. is continuing a legacy of corruptipn and greed that can can only be backed by extreme repression and the largest prison system in the world.

The goals of this mobilization are: 
1. Show Leonard (and the world) that he is not forgotten, and 2. Illustrate that we are not backing down in our fight with the energy empire.

Who is Sabal Trail Resistance

Sabal Trail Resistance (STR) is an ad hoc planning committee that has brought together over 40 local and national organizations to engage hundreds of people in direct action against pipeline construction. 

STR is planning this event locally, but also supports the concept being amplified nationally or event internationally, where activities ranging from prayer ceremony to disruptive occupations can occur in solidarity with Leonard and resistors of the energy empire worldwide.

Stay tuned for more details.