December 27, 2011

Glover speaks for Peltier

Actor Danny Glover to Hold Press Conference for Leonard Peltier

By Levi RickertAward-winning actor Danny Glover will participate in a press conference at 12 noon at Occupy Oakland today to voice his belief that Leonard Peltier should be let free.

Glover will join long walkers from the Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights at the noon press conference.

Occupy Oakland is located at the Grant Ogawa Plaza, adjacent to the Oakland City Hall, at Broadway and 14th Street.

The walk was launched on Alcatraz Island on Sunday, December 18 by Dennis Banks. The walk led by Dorothy Ninham, Oneida, spent last week going to Sacramento and Manteca, California. The long walkers spent Christmas in Oakland.
Danny Glover Commits to Meet Peltier Walkers in DC--May 18

By Levi RickertThe long walkers from the Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights on their way to Washington DC gained support in their efforts on Monday from award-winning actor Danny Glover, who participated in a press conference at Occupy Oakland.

"Let us mark this day, December 26, as a day of reconvening. Let us mark this day as the day of recommitting to join forces in our efforts to bring Leonard home," Glover told the 50 people assembled.

“We have to continue in our efforts for Brother Leonard.”
And:"I plan on doing my part," Glover said when questioned about other Hollywood celebrities working on behalf of freeing Peltier. "I am really removed from Hollywood. I live in San Francisco, so I really don't hang with the Hollywood crowd. Marlon Brando is gone; I know he would have been here to help. Harry Belafonte is 85 years old and he probably cannot do much, but I know he has been supportive in the past."

"I plan on being in Washington on May 18," said Glover when asked about coming to Washington to greet the long walkers.

The Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights was launched on December 18 on Alcatraz Island by Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement. It will conclude in the nation's capitol on May 18, 2012.
Comment:  For more on Leonard Peltier, see Peltier Wins Human Rights Prize and Peltier Calls Churchill a "Phony."

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