That's the question behind a major proposal and appeal for action in Washington, D.C. to make November, 1999 Leonard Peltier Freedom Month, "before Leonard's health further deteriorates, before the current momentum is lost, before Clinton leaves office, and before another year of Leonard's life is stolen away from him, his people, and his family." Local support is needed behind the major event. For more information contact the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, P.O. Box 583, Lawrence, KS 66044 (785)842-5774. firstname.lastname@example.org web: http://members.xoom.com/freepeltier/index.html
In June, a habeus corpus petition was filed on Peltier's behalf, challenging the denial of Peltier's rights by the U.S. Parole Commission. The Commission "recognizes that the prosecution has conceded the lack of any direct evidence that you personally participated in the executions of the two FBI agents," yet refuses to hold the next parole hearing before 2008 because of Peltier's "evident decision not to accept criminal responsibility."