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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.

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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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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Resistance in Honduras Solidarity Rally Friday

Friday August 28, 2009
Rally in Solidarity with the People of Honduras

National Days of Action in Solidarity with the Resistance in Honduras
and Against the Coup D’état

TUCSON AZ PHOENIX AZ
Friday August 28th 4:00pm Friday August 28th 7:30pm
Federal Building "Release the Fear" Statue
300 W Congress (downtown Tucson) Central Ave & Roosevelt

We demand:
  • Stop the killings & repression of the Honduran people
  • No to human rights violations in Honduras
  • Support the non-violent resistance of the Honduran People and the National Front for Resistance Against the Coup d’état
  • Immediate return of Constitutional law and restore Constitutional President José Manuel Zelaya Rosales
  • No to an electoral process as product of the de facto regime
  • No to the militarization of Honduras, or U.S. military bases in Honduras
For two months the people of Honduras have been in the streets to protest the military coup that ousted their elected president Manuel Zelaya. They are being shot down, arrested and tortured, but the protests continue.
The international community, with the exception of Israel, has condemned the coup. Latin American countries recalled their ambassadors, the ALBA countries, the SICA, the Rio Group, the OAS and the UN have all imposed sanctions on the illegal government.

The United States government’s refusal to recall its ambassador and cut ALL TIES and AID and follow-through with the severe sanctions agreed upon in the OAS has emboldened the de facto government of Roberto Micheletti. This illegal government has intensified its repressive actions by heavily armed police and army against a defenseless, unarmed poor population who are vehemently opposing this criminal coup.

The U.S. is Honduras' major trading partner and has used that country as its military outpost against the Nicaraguan and Salvadoran Revolutions in the 80's. It is in Honduras where the criminal "Contras" operated, trained by the infamous School of the Americas. The Honduran military is intimately linked to the Pentagon from which receives every kind of material aid and weapons, assistance in training, surveillance and military actions.

The U.S. has also called for more military aid and U.S. troops to be sent to Colombia to build up a vicious, death squad regime in that South American country and to threaten the people and governments of Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador who are trying to break free from poverty and underdevelopment.
We must expose the criminal complicit silence of the U.S. media on the repression occurring in Honduras and its biased reporting favoring the illegal coup.

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