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 10, 2009

Another Desert Death

from ABC15.com

Border Patrol finds man's body in desert, 7th this week

Reported by: Associated Press
Last Update: 8/09 2:20 pm

GREEN VALLEY, AZ -- A body found in the desert southwest of Green Valley was the seventh body found in the Arizona desert in a week.

The Border Patrol says the latest body was found early Saturday.

Authorities say he was believed to be about 45 years old, and that identification on the body indicated he was from Mexico.

The Border Patrol says two bodies were found on each of three other days last week.

Some 161 bodies have been reported by the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector between the start of the fiscal year Oct. 1 and July 31, compared to 137 bodies found during the corresponding period last year.

The Tucson Sector includes most of the Arizona border with Mexico.

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