I began this blog in May 2009 following the death of Marcia Powell at Perryville State Prison in Goodyear, Arizona. It is not intended to prescribe the path that leads to freedom from the prison industrial complex.

Rather, these are just my observations in arguably the most racist, fascist, militaristic state in the nation at a critical time in history for a number of intersecting liberation movements. From Indigenous resistance to genocidal practices, to the fight over laws like SB1070 and the ban on Ethnic Studies, Arizona is at the center of many battles for human rights, and thus the struggle for prison abolition as well - for none are free until all are. I retired the blog in APRIL 2013.

Visit me now at Arizona Prison Watch or Survivors of Prison Violence-AZ

Saturday, July 25, 2009

No More Deaths' Day In Court

Just some interesting clips. Read the whole thing at the link

From today's AZ Republic Editorial: re Water Effort...

"Men, women and children continue to die along Arizona's southern border. According to the Border Patrol, 124 people died in the Tucson Sector from Oct. 1 to June 30. ..
...Members of No More Deaths have been found guilty of littering after leaving bottles of water on the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge for just such migrants. One member faces a possible year in prison or a $10,000 fine when he returns to federal court Aug. 11."

--------------------------------- now this is my editorial.

I think thousands of people should show up with jugs of water the day of Walt Staton's sentencing. The court, the department of justice, the state in all its crazy forms needs to know that if they put that man away for even one day, they'll have to put us all away. And he shouldn't have to pay a single dime. Humanitarian aid is never a crime. Right?

So, August 11. Keep it open. (Is that considered "conspiracy?")

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