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Top 31 Best Leonard Peltier Quotes

#1. I used to always fight for human rights. I still fight for Leonard Peltier, who's spent 35 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit. - Author: Vivienne Westwood
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#2. They still don't want to admit to the world that this isn't the best and the fairest and most equal justice system. And that they are guilty of railroading people into jail. They don't want to, or never will, admit these things. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#3. Each and every Indian, man or woman, child or Elder, is a spirit-warrior. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#4. They [Federal Goverment] don't care if I am guilty or innocent. I serve their purpose in here. Other than what I have mentioned, what fear could they possibly have from a old man with dimming eyesight, arthritis, diabetes, and other health issues that render me hardly a threat to anyone. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#5. We have over the years proven again and again that every piece of evidence used to convict me has been false. The FBI with its unlimited resources has done everything it possibly can to keep me in prison. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#6. My continued incarceration has served some good purposes. My defense committee has served as a training ground for other organizers in their defense of freedom and justice. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#7. What Bill Clinton did to us was cruel. The White House gave my attorneys indications that there was a good chance for my clemency to be granted. I had to prepare myself for being released because there was no sign that my petition would be denied. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#8. You can't believe one thing and do another. What you believe and what you do are the same thing. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#9. I don't know how to save the world. I don't have the answers or The Answer. I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present. I only know that without compassion and respect for all of Earth's inhabitants, none of us will survive - nor will we deserve to. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#10. The FBI has always supported big business and big government. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#11. I see, or at least it appears to me, that there is some concerted effort to discredit them, and categorize the American Indian Movement as some adverse entity, as opposed to it being a manifestation of the desperations of a whole race of people. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#12. We each begin in innocence.
We all become guilty. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#13. The FBI with their heavy influence on the judiciary system has successfully blocked me on every turn. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#14. A political prisoner is someone who is out fighting for his or her people's rights and freedom and is imprisoned for that alone. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#15. At this writing I can't even shut my lower jaw because of inadequate health care. I can't chew my food, I have trouble walking ... the list goes on. But more than anything I want to go home. If you follow the laws at the time of my conviction I should have been released already. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#16. AIM in essence is a movement rather than just an organization. It is a manifestation of the desperation of our people. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#17. Innocence has a single voice that can only say over and over again, "I didn't do it." Guilt has a thousand voices, all of them lies. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#18. United States Government needs to acknowledge and respect our sovereignty, treaties, traditional Native American values, and our human rights as a people, which under the law as written we deserve, and which should be protected. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#19. This American government has become very adept at attaching labels to people who defend themselves, so that the general population in America will condone their behavior. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#20. According to court records, during the siege at Wounded Knee, more than two hundred and fifty thousand rounds were fired at our people by U.S. marshalls, FBI agents, the tribal police, the GOONs, and white vigilantes. These boys weren't kidding. And neither were we. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#21. Only one thing's sadder than remembering you were once free, and that's forgetting you were once free. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#22. The America that never cared or felt guilty about portraying us as undignified people on their television screen, or in some old history book that never stated truthfully the facts of our invasion or the cruelty we had to endure for generations. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#23. We need to do more than just what is right. We need to join together and right what is wrong. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#24. I was like so many others passion-ately involved in trying to bring those truths to the world's attention. We did our very best to peacefully do that. The city, state, and federal governments did their very best to quell our efforts. They were used to using heavy-handed tactics to silence us. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#25. With what sovereignty we have retained, we choose to decide for ourselves our needs in accordance with our values, exerting our rights of empowerment under those articles of the treaties. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#26. If you look at the statistics regarding Native Americans, you will see that most of the tribes since the 70s have improved their economic situation in some form. And this has been brought about by their aggressive assertion of their sovereign treaty rights. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#27. Justice is not a flexible tool. Unless we all do our part to ensure that justice is applied equally to all human beings, we are a party to its abuse. We must stand together to protect the rights of others. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#28. In them days, it was just still not illegal to kill an Indian. If you killed an Indian, you'd be very unfortunate if you got probation - most of them were released immediately. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#29. I would like to say prison life at its very best and worst infinitely sucks. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#30. Our people still need support. Support us through writing your government officials. We are still on the verge of extinction, with continued injustices brought against us. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#31. It is difficult for me to talk about some of these things without reliving the extreme emotions and loss one always feels for the untimely deaths of acquaintances, family and friends, all because they stood up against the unlawful tyranny of non-Indian America. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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