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Leonard Peltier is an American activist and member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) who was convicted and sentenced in 1977 to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment for first degree murder, the execution style shooting of two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents during a 1975 shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Peltier's indictment is the subject of the 1992 documentary Incident at Oglala, a film by Robert Redford and Michael Apted. Peltier's supporters present him as a political prisoner, although his murder conviction has survived appeals in various courts. Amnesty International issued this statement: "Although he has not been adopted as a prisoner of conscience, there is concern about the fairness of the proceedings leading to his conviction and it is believed that political factors may have influenced the way the case was prosecuted." Numerous lawsuits have been filed on his behalf but none has succeeded.
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Vertigo's 'Scalped' Being Developed For TV By WGN America
2014-04-15
The series was partially inspired by true life events, the 1975 arrest of Native American activist Leonard Peltier for the slaying of two FBI agents during a lethal shootout. In the graphic novel, Peltier is represented in a fictionalized form by ...
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  1. Scalped Being Adapted Into Television Series
  2. WGN to Adapt Vertigo Comics' Scalped
  3. Vertigo Comic Scalped Is Headed To Television

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Award-winning writer's journeys took him to Zen and the wildest places on Earth
2014-04-11
He chronicled the plight of disappearing tribes. He wrote books about Cesar Chavez and Native American activist Leonard Peltier. He became a Zen devotee and wrote of a painful spiritual journey as he hiked through the Himalayas in The Snow Leopard.
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  1. Matthiessen: Best Fiction 'Will Always Matter'
  2. Stinnett: Peter Matthiessen, RIP for the man but not his books

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Author Peter Matthiessen Walks On
2014-04-07
Author Peter Matthiessen was a champion of Indian rights, not least of all for his controversial In the Spirit of Crazy Horse: The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's War on the American Indian Movement (Viking Press, 1991) and the prophetic Indian ...
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  1. Jailed AIM activist Leonard Peltier reacts to author Peter Matthiessen's death
  2. Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014): Leonard Peltier and In the Spirit of Crazy Horse
  3. Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; award-winning author

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Peter Matthiessen, novelist and naturalist, dies at 86
2014-04-07
He chronicled the plight of disappearing tribes. He wrote books about Cesar Chavez and Native American activist Leonard Peltier. He became a Zen devotee and wrote of a painful spiritual journey as he hiked through the Himalayas in The Snow Leopard.
(Columbus Dispatch)
  1. Acclaimed author and environmentalist Peter Matthiessen dead at 86
  2. Peter Matthiessen in the World, 1927-2014

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Robert Redford renews fight to release jailed AIM activist Leonard Peltier
2014-04-06
Michael Enright's full interview with Robert Redford, and an interview with Leonard Peltier's lawyer, Michael Kuzma, can be heard on The Sunday Edition, at 9:15 a.m. Both interviews are also available in full on The Sunday Edition's website. What ...
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  1. Redford Hopeful For Peltier Pardon

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Peter Matthiessen, award-winning writer, has died at 86
2014-04-06
Focused on the conviction of Leonard Peltier in shooting two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975 -- Matthiessen was convinced of his innocence -- and mistreatment of Native American activists, the book was the subject of lawsuits from an FBI agent and ...
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  1. Writer-environmentalist Peter Matthiessen dies

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Usa, caso Peltier: liberatelo
2014-03-31
Leonard Peltier, nativo americano classe 1944, è in carcere dal 1976 per l'omicidio di due agenti dell' Fbi, uccisi in una sparatoria avvenuta un anno prima nella Riserva indiana di Pine Ridge; ad oggi la colpevolezza dell'imputato è assai dubbia e la ...
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Liberate Peltier: arriva Obama ei diritti civili spariscono
2014-03-27
Ed è proprio in quel giovedì, nella visita di Obama al Vaticano, che il Comitato di solidarietà per Leonard Peltier ha individuato l'occasione per ricordare l'attivista statunitense per i diritti dei nativi americani, che è ingiustamente in carcere dal ...
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  3. Obama, non solo complimenti. La storia di Leonard Peltier

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Obama lascia Roma, elogi a Renzi e Napolitano
2014-03-27
Per le 16 di giovedì 27 marzo è già stato annunciato un sit-in anti Nato davanti all'ambasciata Usa da parte di diversi comitati, come i No Muos e quelli di solidarietà Leonard Peltier, il dissidente statunitense condannato a due ergastoli, Cobas e ...
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