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You cannot stand by

The Adams County Record of Council, Idaho

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Editor's Notebook

Leonard Peltier was arrested on February 6, 1976 and has been in prison for the past 38 years. Even those who put him behind bars say he is innocent and that his trial was a sham. In spite of a massive movement joined by many public figures, this injustice continues. When we live with a system in which this can happen, we all have reason to be outraged.

"You cannot stand by. You cannot sit down. You got to stand up. Speak up. Speak out, and get in the way. Make some noise!" — Rep. John Lewis, 23 August 2013.

February 6 is International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier. If you are not familiar with his case, educate yourself. This is a good place to start:

Leonard Peltier is considered by Amnesty International, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, National Congress of American Indians, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Rev. Jesse Jackson, among many others, to be a political prisoner who should be immediately released.

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Original Publication Date: January 29, 2014

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