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"The Spirit of Crazy Horse"

1990 PBS Documentary 60 Minutes

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View an interview from "The Spirit of Crazy Horse" - by Kevin McKiernan with Duane Brewer (former GOON)

Producers: Michel Dubois, Kevin McKiernan
Narrator: Milo Yellow Hair
Director/Photographer: James Locker
Editor: Nathaniel Dorsky

Robert Redford Presents A Film By Michael Apted
"Incident at Oglala"

The Leonard Peltier Story
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Video Release Date: 1992 - 90 Minutes

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Audio Clips: July 9, 2003 Parole Hearing

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Peltier Forum: WBIX Webcast - July 20, 2002

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Talks from NYC Peltier Freedom Walk 2000

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Congressional Briefing Audio Files on Peltier
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As Clinton Contemplates Clemency for Leonard Peltier: Part One of A Debate Between the FBI and Defense Attorneys

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As Clinton Contemplates Clemency for Leonard Peltier: Part Two of Debate Between FBI and Peltier Attorneys

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NPR: Wounded Knee

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"Why Wounded Knee?" - 25th Anniversary and 1975 Montage Documentary

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Anna Mae: Short Audio Clip from taped interview with WKLDOC workers <more>

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Professor Ward Churchill spoke on COINTELPRO at an April 11 benefit in San Francisco for the Judi Bari v. FBI trial. Part 1 of 2, 32 minutes. Audio: MPEG video at 9.4 MB

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Churchill discusses FBI investigation and disruption of political activity from the 1950s thru today. Part 2 of 2, 54 minutes. Audio: MPEG video at 15.7 MB

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History of COINTELPRO and the FBI

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Video Clip: View an interview by Kevin McKiernan with Duane Brewer (former GOON), from "The Spirit of Crazy Horse," a 1990 PBS Documentary

For more on Kevin McKiernan's interview with Duane Brewer, see Section II: The Pine Ridge "Reign of Terror" - (5) Excerpt from an interview

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View Legacy of Wounded Knee Documentary -- presented by the Argus Leader

 


 
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Peltier Forum: WBIX Webcast - July 20, 2002

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The Latest on the 30,000 Pagesof FBI Documents Just Obtained

While efforts to obtain withheld FBI documents has been an ongoing campaign of the LPDC, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the FBI's recent release of docs came, technically, under an Executive Order issued by President Clinton. The LPDC, however, has a growing FOIA legal team, many members of which are convening on Lawrence, Kansas to assess the level of disclosure the FBI has made, to look for prospects for new openings in the case, and to strategize on how best to analyze these. As well, plans to go after the additional documents, which the FBI¹s lead FOIA agent says may number close to 100,000 pages, and to sue the FBI to force removal of much of the redactions, or "blacking out" of the documents, will be discussed.
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Forum Audio: Updates from three members of Leonard's Legal Team.

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Bruce Ellison, Atty.

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Jennifer Harbury, Atty.

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Michael Kuzma, Atty.

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May 17, 2000 Congressional Briefing on Leonard Peltier

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The following people contributed testimony for the May 17, 2000 Congressional Briefing on Leonard Peltier. They describe their hardships under the FBI's Reign of Terror, during the period when Leonard Peltier was apprehended and falsely accused of murdering two FBI agents, and asked for executive clemency be granted to Mr. Peltier. No witnesses or conclusive evidence have ever been produced to support Leonard Peltier's conviction.

Please Note: The congressional briefing audio files are currently unavailable. Unfortunately, when the Video Activist Network underwent a comprehensive revamping of their web site, files were moved. As soon as new links are updated, their new audio file web page will be linked here. In the meantime, you may read the transcripts of testimony given at the hearing from the individuals listed below.

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Rigoberta Menchu, Nobel Peace Prize recipient

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Jennifer Harbury, Attorney

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Carlos Salinas, Amnesty International

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Kevin McKiernan, Freelance Journalist, formerly of National Public Radio's All Things Considered. Also see Kevin McKiernan's Wounded Knee Photo Gallery

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Deborah Whiteplume, Pine Ridge Resident, American Indian Movement (AIM) Supporter

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Ernie Stevens Jr., National Congress of American Indians

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Nilak Butler, Pine Ridge, AIM

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Jean Day, Leonard Peltier Defence Committee, AIM

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Bruce Ellison, AIM Attorney

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Audio From the NYC Leonard Peltier Walk for Freedom [December 2000]

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Jennifer Harbury, Peltier Attorney and Human Rights Activist [6:32] 766KB

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Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General [5:55] 693KB


 
STORY: WOUNDED KNEE

from NPR's All Things Considered
Friday, February 27, 1998

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WOUNDED KNEE: Twenty-five years ago today, the siege at Wounded Knee, South Dakota began on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Members of the American Indian Movement took over the village, demanding sovereignty for the Sioux Nation. We hear tape from the confrontation between AIM members and federal marshals. One man died in this incident. (4:00)

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WOUNDED KNEE THIS WEEK:  Charles Michael Ray of South Dakota Public Radio reports on today's observance of the 25th anniversary of the siege at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. In 1973, the American Indian Movement forcibly took over Wounded Knee to protest the treatment of Native Americans by corrupt tribal leaders and the U.S. government. Twenty-five years later, the movement and the tribal leaders at the Pine Ridge Reservation are no longer enemies. But both sides still talk about the need for unity among Native Americans. (4:00)


Democracy Now!

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AS CLINTON CONTEMPLATES CLEMENCY FOR LEONARD PELTIER, A DEBATE BETWEEN THE FBI AND DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
PART ONE

December 11, 2000 on Democracy NOW! [Archived Audio File]

Summary:

Around 2,000 protesters rallied yesterday in front of the United Nations in New York City, calling for President Bill Clinton to grant executive clemency to Leonard Peltier. The Native American activist has been in prison for almost a quarter of a century after being convicted of killing two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. He has always maintained his innocence.

Among those who rallied were some of Peltier's children and grandchildren, as well as dozens of people from Pine Ridge. Also speaking on his behalf were his lawyers and writer Alice Walker.

In an exclusive interview with Pacifica's WBAI last month, President Clinton said that he would give Peltier's clemency an "honest look-see." FBI director Louis Freeh countered with a letter to Clinton asking him not to free Peltier. The FBI is also planning to hold a rally this Friday in front of the White House opposing clemency for Peltier.

Tape:

President Bill Clinton, speaking during an interview with Amy Goodman.

Guests:

James Burrus, Assistant Special Agent in charge of the FBI's Minneapolis division.

John Sennett, President of the FBI Agents Association.

Jennifer Harbury, attorney for Leonard Peltier.

Bruce Ellison, Attorney for Leonard Peltier.

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Democracy Now!

Story:

AS CLINTON CONTEMPLATES CLEMENCY FOR LEONARD PELTIER, A DEBATE BETWEEN THE FBI AND DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
PART TWO

December 12, 2000 on Democracy NOW! [Archived Audio File]

Summary:

On June 26, 1975 two FBI agents, Jack Coler and Ron Williams, entered the Jumping Bull Ranch in South Dakota. The FBI says they were seeking to arrest a young Native American man they believed they had seen riding in a red pick up truck. A large number of supporters of the American Indian Movement, known as AIM, were camping on the property at the time. According to witnesses there, the more than thirty men, women and children on the property were surrounded by more than 150 FBI agents, SWAT team members, BIA police and local posse members, and barely escaped through a hail of bullets. The FBI disputes that account.

When the gunfight ended, a Native American named Joe Stuntz, as well as the two FBI agents Coler and Williams, lay dead. The agents had been wounded in the gunfight and then shot point blank through the head.

Three people were charged with first degree murder for the deaths of the agents. They were all AIM leaders - Leonard Peltier, Dino Butler and Bob Robideau. Butler and Robideau stood trial separately from Peltier, who had fled to Canada, saying he didn't believe he would receive a fair trial in the United States. The two men were found not guilty by reason of self-defense.

Shortly after, Leonard Peltier was extradited from Canada and was tried for the murders. He declared that he was innocent. But he was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. He has spent the last 25 years in a federal penitentiary, always professing his innocence.

Today, Leonard Peltier is asking President Clinton to grant him executive clemency before he leaves office. Time is running out, with just weeks to go before the presidency changes hands.

In an exclusive interview with Pacifica's WBAI last month, Democracy Now! asked President Clinton whether he would grant this clemency request. Clinton addressed the Peltier case publicly for the first time, saying that he would make a decision on the case before he left the White House.

The FBI's director Louis Freeh countered with a letter to Clinton asking him not to free Leonard Peltier. Attorney general Janet Reno chastised Freeh for going public on the case, saying that "these matters should be confined to a discussion with the president." FBI agents are also planning to hold a rally this Friday in front of the White House opposing clemency for Peltier. Thousands also protested in front of the United Nations this past Sunday calling for Clinton to grant Peltier clemency.

Today, part two of a debate between the FBI and Peltier's attorneys.

Tape:

Leonard Peltier, Native American activist imprisoned for almost 25 years. Speaking from Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary in Kansas.

President Clinton, speaking with Democracy Now! on Election Day.

Guests:

James Burrus, Assistant Special Agent in charge of the FBI's Minneapolis division.

John Sennett, President of the FBI Agents Association.

Jennifer Harbury, attorney for Leonard Peltier.

Bruce Ellison, Attorney for Leonard Peltier.

Pacifica Network News


Democracy Now!

Story:

WOUNDED KNEE

 
February 27, 1998 on Democracy NOW! [Archived Audio File]

Summary:

Today [February 27, 1998] marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most significant clashes between the U.S. government and American Indians this century -- the 71-day siege of tiny hamlet of Wounded Knee, located on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the site of an 1890 massacre of Indians by the U.S. Army.

The American Indian Movement (AIM), Chicanos, blacks and whites occupied Wounded Knee to protest the increasing number of murders of native Americans on the reservation, the rampant poverty, the corrupt tribal government, and the breaking of peace treaties by the U.S. government.

The next day, February 28, 1973, General Alexander Haig, then Vice Chief of Staff at the Pentagon, ordered US troops into action. It was the first instance since the US Civil War that the US Army had been dispatched in a domestic operation.

Guests:

Edgar Bear Runner, a traditional Lakota now living on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He participated the Wounded Knee events.

Robert Quiver, the coordinator of this weekend's 25th anniversary commemoration and the leader of the Lakota Student Alliance. He grew up on Pine Ridge and he is the son of AIM supporters. As a four-year-old, he participated in Wounded Knee.

Tape:

A 1975 audio montage documentary entitled "Why Wounded Knee" which includes voices from Wounded Knee as well as music, poetry and speeches. The program was produced in 1975 by Peggy Lee Berryhill and A.J. Fasanmi for Pacifica Radio KPFA in Berkeley, California.

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A weekly 29-minute Public Affairs Program
On Globalization, Local Resistance and Native Nations

Story:

Ward Churchill:
History of COINTELPRO and the FBI

Subtitle:

Talk in Honor of Leonard Peltier

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Part Two [Click on link to listen, or right click to download]

Summary:

On the 26th anniversary of the firefight on the Pine Ridge reservation Churchill spoke about the 90-year CONTELPO effort aimed at Anarchists, IWW, Marcus Garvey, the Black Panthers and AIM, the American Indian Movement.

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San Francisco on 6/26/01

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Notes:

Ward Churchill
History of COINTELPRO and the FBI

On the 26th anniversary of the firefight on the Pine Ridge reservation on June 26, 1975, the Native American professor, activist, and author Ward Churchill spoke in honor of Leonard Peltier who, it is widely agreed, was falsely convicted of having murdered two FBI agents who died that day.

This is a sweeping, fact filled and chillingly timely history of government intervention into the work of peoples and organizations that were and are considered threats to the established order. Churchill's report goes far beyond Native American issues.

The power exercised by the federal government to suppress the legitimate aspirations of the indigenous peoples who resided in what is now called the USA comes under special scrutiny. The story of internal repression has ramifications, Churchill says, even outside this country. The US has abused its ability to impose itself as a dominating force in this world and the victims of that imposition are, again, the indigenous peoples of other countries.

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Audio Anna Mae: Short Audio Clip from taped interview with WKLDOC workers, in which Anna Mae described events from the morning of September 5, 1975. Residents and guests at Al Running's place on the Rosebud Reservation woke up to shouts from more than 50 FBI men dressed in bullet-proof vests, combat fatigues and carrying M-16 automatic rifles, while helicopters circled overhead and morning's half-light laden with haze from the explosion of a half-dozen smoke bombs.