Harry Belafonte and Peter Coyote

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Harry Belafonte and Peter Coyote talk about the benefit concert “Bring Leonard Peltier Home,” which they are hosting along with Pete Seeger, on December 14 at the Beacon Theatre. The concert features performances by Jackson Browne, Bruce Cockburn, Jennifer Kreisberg, Bill Miller, Margo Thunderbird, and guest speakers Peter Matthiesson, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Peter Coyote, and former Amnesty International President Jack Healey. Leonard Peltier is a celebrated Native American activist and humanitarian imprisoned since the mid-1970s for his involvement with controversial incidents at Wounded Knee and Oglala, South Dakota, including the shooting deaths of two FBI agents. He has has been designated a political prisoner by Amnesty International.


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Comments [7]

Robbie Robertson wrote a song with and featuring Leonard Peltier (recorded over the telephone). It's called "Sacrifice" and it's from the 1998 album <i>Contact from the Underworld of Redboy<i>.

Dec. 13 2012 01:32 PM
Tim Murphy

Are either of the guests interested in justice for AIM's Anna Mae Aquash?

Dec. 13 2012 01:32 PM
john from office

Len, can you possibly question what these two are saying. Harry is very good at spouting off, with words and names, but you can question what is being said.

Dec. 13 2012 01:31 PM
Mike from Tribeca

I had the great pleasure of hearing Mr. Belafonte deliver an impassioned and funny speech about worker's rights a couple of weeks ago at a function at the SEIU building. Keep up the great work, sir.

Also, I highly recommend Harry's recent memoir, "My Song," to your listeners. The story about Bob Dylan's harmonica is alone worth the price of the book.

Dec. 13 2012 01:31 PM
Pablo Alto from Noo Yawk

If one takes the time to actually listen to the facts being laid out - rather than taking a fellow citizen to task for questioning the legitimacy of a conviction of a potentially innocent man - then there is a possibility that learning can take place.

Dec. 13 2012 01:21 PM
john from office

Harry if whites feel oppressed can they kill people too??

Harry drop some more names please! Harry, name dropper in chief.

Dec. 13 2012 01:19 PM
john from office

Does Harry have a job, always the activist with all the answers. Harry there an American being held in CUBA, lets go get him out!!

Dec. 13 2012 01:16 PM

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