Leonard Peltier has spent the last 24 years in jail for a crime he did not commit. The American Indian Movement (AIM) activist was jailed after a 1975 shootout in which two FBI agents and one AIM activist were killed.
Despite a flimsy case and evidence that pointed to Peltiers innocence, Peltier was convicted.
Over the years, Peltier has continued his work on aboriginal rights issues and his case has become increasingly famous.
- CUPE background on the case of Leonard Peltier
- Canadian Labour Congress Campaign fax campaign to pressure Canadian MPs to ask for clemency for Leonard Peltier
- Global Exchange is sponsoring a free fax service to let people send faxes to Bill Clinton urging him to grant Peltier clemency.
- Its not clear whos organizing it, but there is also an on line petition you can sign (in english only) that claims close to 15,000 signatures.