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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

A LOYAL SUPPORTER AND TIRELESS WORKER FOR INDIGENOUS JUSTICE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT AND PRAYERS

Andrea Cameroni, IPF secretary for KOLA, an indigenous rights organization who has supported Leonard Peltier for decades, has recentlyfound out he has a brain tumor and according to his physicians only a fewmonths to live.

Els Herten, head of KOLA, his friend and comrade in the strugglefor justice for indigenous people, describes Andrea as "a fantastic guy!!!Sweet, very funny, elegant as only an Italian can be, and he never stopsworking. Without him we would never have been able to contact all those celebs [he is also fashion designer Vivienne Westwood's assistant]. He is the one working on getting ARTE television tobroadcast "Incident at Oglala". Two years ago, he had never heard aboutLeonard Peltier; but once he did, he just became like the rest of us:living and breathing the struggle for justice. At work, at home, on holiday..."

Andrea is home now, in Italy, where his parents are taking careof him. He will soon start chemo therapy. Please let him know weappreciate his dedication to justice and that we pray for a miracle thatwill allow us to keep him among us a little longer.

You can e-mail your message of support for Andrea Cameroni toipforum@skynet.be