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

Friday, July 17, 2009

Support the Local Resistance

Coming up tonight and tomorrow night are a couple of fundraisers with great bands for local organizations helping members of the community resist police harassment and oppression.

The first event begins tonight, Friday, July 17 at 7pm at Tonatierra, 802 N. 7th Street (corner of 7th St. and McKinley).
"Night of Resistance: Artists for Dignity" will be bringing local and national Hip Hop artists and musicians together in a show of solidarity with the community against unjust laws and legislators. The event is a fundraiser for PuenteAZ. There is a $5 donation requested.

On Saturday, July 18 at 8pm is a fundraising party at the home of a long time peace and justice activist, located at 4225 E. Buena Terra Way in Phoenix. Two awesome bands will be performing: The Haymarket Squares and the Black River Bandit. Suggested donation is $5-$25. This fundraiser is for "Nuestros Derechos", a group which hosts free educational "Know Your Rights" forums in the Phoenix area educating community members about their constitutional rights when interacting with law enforcement officers.

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