Wednesday, July 1, 2009

`Free Leonard Peltier!'


In Lewisburg, he's in a cage
His human rights, denied each day


They've kept him locked up for so many years
His trial was so unfair
The evidence shows he's innocent
Free Leonard Peltier!

The F.B.I., the Bureau of Lies
They framed him, it's so clear
They sought revenge for A.I.M.'s revolt
Free Leonard Peltier!

A Freedom Fighter who did become
A political prisoner
The media pretends he don't exist
Free Leonard Peltier!

Like Geronimo Pratt and Mumia
His spirit is what they fear
But more revolt is in the air
Free Leonard Peltier!

Hypocrisy now rules the land
Injustice is everywhere
Without protest, they'll let him rot
Free Leonard Peltier!

What kind of men will steal a life
So they can keep all power?
Under their flag they wrap evil
Free Leonard Peltier!

To listen to the "Free Leonard Peltier!" protest folk song, you can go to the music site at the following link:

July 1, 2009 marks the 32nd anniversary of Leonard Peltier's sentencing to two consecutive life terms, after being found guilty of two counts of "first degree murder" on the basis of fabricated evidence and coerced testimony. This protest folk song was written in the 1990s.

Leonard Peltier has served over thirty-two years in prison and is long overdue for parole. But the Democratic Obama Administration, in 2009, has still not released him.

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