This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-3 of 3 discussions (10 posts)

Do you know who Leonard Peltier is?

  1. backporchstories profile image80
    backporchstoriesposted 6 years ago

    Leonard Peltier has been imprisoned for 34 years now, over a crime the courts could not show proof and yet alone, 3 other men were aquitted in the same crime for self defense.  I am curious how much of the public out there is aware of this injustice and if Leonard is more internationally known than here in the States, where the government wants to simply bury the issue instead of standing up to responsibility.

    1. Disturbia profile image59
      Disturbiaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard of him, but only because one of my ex-husbands, who was involved with AIM for several years, is 1/4 Lakota Sioux and his family comes from S. Dakota.

      1. backporchstories profile image80
        backporchstoriesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I find that most people dont know who he is, but in Europe his plight is well known!  My husband is 1/2 lakota and his family is from Pine Ridge and part of the Oglala nation which Leonard is part of.  Thanks for the comment!

  2. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 6 years ago

    I think the US courts should re-examine that case and see if there was any 'bias' involved in the first place. He is elderly now and should be allowed to spend his remaining days in some sort of peace.

    1. backporchstories profile image80
      backporchstoriesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have my opinion on the FBI and their role in these whole affair, but I wont voice it here for fear of the forum being deleted.  Need I say more?

  3. lovemychris profile image62
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago
    1. backporchstories profile image80
      backporchstoriesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the link!  Look up Stephen Van Zandt song Fredom for Leonard Peltier .  It is a good one.  There have been many famous people who have tried to bring recognition to Leonard's plight, like Robert Redford.

      1. lovemychris profile image62
        lovemychrisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        One of many cases of wrongful imprisonment. Once they make their unjust case stick, it's like breaking concrete with your bare hands to undo it.

        There really is no system of justice. There should be another name for it.
        A man was just released yesterday after 20 years due to a wrong eyewitness....
        Trayvon Martin was executed, even though his accusers recanted and admitted they were pressured by police to lie.....
        My daughter's friend framed for murder because he's black....
        Prison-for-Profit Industry....

        We have no business discussing morality when this is the state of America.

        1. backporchstories profile image80
          backporchstoriesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Here is another case of unjustice and those now recanting their testimony!

          http://backporchstories.hubpages.com/hu … kton-Sioux

          1. backporchstories profile image80
            backporchstoriesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            It is important to keep this feed active.  Many American Native Indians are in prision, (not all) over political issues.  Please continue with all your comments and keep the ball rolling.  If you have any compassion for the Original Peoples of America.....then speak up!

 
working