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 3, 2009

Socialists in Congress?

I'm shocked. Where are all these socialists now that health care is on the table? Look at how many we've got operating in there. Are we going to settle for less than total Revolution, being this close to sending America off the precipice towards a Communist future?

Wow. I can't believe this stuff actually works on people.

From the Arizona Conservative Blog:

"No less than four radical Socialist organizations have taken over the United States House of Representatives. Sitting at the head of the largest of them is none other than Raul Grijalva, the Socialist representative from Arizona Congressional District 7 (Southern Arizona).

Grijalva and California Cong. Lynn Woolsey co-chair the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). This radical group holds 74 seats in the U.S. House, almost a third of the Democratic membership. Until 1999, their website was hosted by Democratic Socialists of America, a group founded by Karl Marx himself, among others.

Next in line among Socialist power groups is the Congressional Black Caucus (43 members), followed by the Progressive Democrats of America (six members), and the Democratic Socialists of America.

The latter group believes “We cannot allow all radicalism to be dismissed as ‘Communist.’” And: “In the short term we can’t eliminate private corporations, but we can bring them under greater democratic control.” It’s their version of “democratic control” that we should be concerned about..."

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