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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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Who is Russell Pearce?

In answer to my friends in Europe: Russell Pearce is a rabidly xenophobic Arizona State legislator. He's the main influence behind any hateful legislation coming out of this place. He's criminalizing everyone who disagrees with him, too, by going after the rights of municipalities to declare themselves as Sanctuary Cities, so Good Samaritans can draw up to five years in prison for helping undocumented immigrants. Go to his websites; see what he stands for. Scary guy - to have priorities like that, and the power to legislate. This whole place is scary.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, that sounds very scary and undemocratic (although someone xenophobic must have voted for him).
    Here we have someone like him too, it is said that if there were elections, this person will win a lot of seats, cashing in on xenophobic tendencies. Although the voter turnout is not that large, the democratic rules will say he won.

    A European Samaritan who tries to do good.