THIS BLOG is NOW RETIRED

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

David Rovics: We Are Everywhere

To my fellow activists now struggling through life - let this be a reminder that you are not alone and that we desperately need you here. All the injustice, grief, war, and human suffering calls for us to stay and do everything we can about it - you can't help us anymore when you're gone. Don't give up the fight - your last shred of hope may just keep someone else alive, too.
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Monday, August 24, 2009

College Anarchists at ASU

Being anti-authority and having a long tradition of political prisoners and martyrs, it should come as no surprise that anarchists are prison abolitionists. In fact, some of the best literature on prison abolition - as well as prisoner poetry and prose - is published by anarchist publishers like AK Press, PM Press, and Little Black Cart.

On that note, the College Anarchists at ASU are having their first meeting and movie of the school year tomorrow (Tuesday, August 25) at 7pm in room 201 of Discovery Hall on the Tempe campus. I expect to be there.

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