Harry Belafonte and Pete Seeger hosted a full house at the “Bring Leonard Peltier Home in 2012? concert Dec. 14 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Supporters heard Jackson Browne, Bruce Cockburn, Common with Mos Def, and several Indigenous performers, including Bill Miller and Jennifer Kreisberg. Speakers included Danny Glover, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Oglala Sioux Tribe VP Tom Poor Bear and Michael Moore, who connected Leonard’s case to the Central Park Five.
Peter Coyote emceed and Pete Seeger led the crowd singing songs, including a new rendition of his anti-Vietnam War song titled “Bring Him Home” with Belafonte. Seeger called on everyone to make comments to President Obama in support of executive clemency now for the Anishnabe/Lakota political prisoner and elder Leonard Peltier, whose health is in great jeopardy. Supporters should call 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1112, or comment online at whitehouse.gov/contact to call on the president to bring Peltier home by Christmas.