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December 18 Dennis Banks will start The Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights, at Alcatraz

The Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights will depart from Alcatraz Island on December 18, 2011, and arrive in Washington, DC, on or around May 18, 2012. A Sunday morning ceremony on The Rock (Alcatraz Island) will be held to announce and initiate a spiritual walk across North America entitled "The Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights".

The sacred Walk is an effort to raise attention regarding political prisoner Leonard Peltier, imprisoned for over 35 years, to seek his freedom, and to encourage President Obama to assert his authority by providing an Executive Clemency. (People can also call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111 and express freedom now for Leonard!)

(see for times-they leave a little earlier) For those participating in the ceremony on Alcatraz Island the boat leaves from San Francisco at Pier #33 at 9:10 am Sunday, Dec. 18th. Tickets (tentatively) are * $14 (same price as October/November annual sunrise events). Mr. Dennis Banks, AIM National Leader, Dorothy Ninham, Coordinator for Walk for Human Rights, and spiritual advisors Fred Short, and Yvonne Swan, regional representatives, will be on hand to guide the prayer service/ceremony. The morning's theme will also address the US injustice system and support for all political prisoners human rights. There will be drummers and singers, fire and tobacco offerings. All friends, supporters and allies are welcome to attend this Sunday Morning Prayer Circle. The gathering is also to offer strength to the volunteers who have committed themselves to walk across the USA for Leonard Peltier and for all political prisoners. The walk arrives in Washington D.C. May 18, 2012. See website for schedule and route. Youth, academia, veterans for peace, prison rights networks, unions and the inter-faith community are especially invited to come and participate in solidarity with those who seek freedom and executive clemency for Leonard Peltier, ### If you would like more information about this topic please cal Tony Gonzales (415/577/1492) or Arthur Jacobs (707/536/6383) For more information AIM-WEST *tentatively confirmed!

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