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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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Stapley and the Rogue Sheriff: New Times.

More good stuff on Arpaio (this on his Posse) from the Phoenix New Times. Go there to see it. Just make that a habit.


And on Don Stapley's arrest - here's the AZ Republic's page, but the New Times has better coverage, and is far more entertaining reading. Here's the lead-in to what the New Times has to say:
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The Case Against Don Stapley -- Here's What the Sheriff Claims to Have


We've now got the paperwork that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office filed in order to arrest Don Stapley -- again. And one thing is now incredibly clear: At this point, this is a publicity stunt, not a legitimate criminal case.

No charges have been filed against Stapley. There's no indictment, no direct complaint, not even a grand jury. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio simply went rogue. (Kind of reminds us of the way his goons arrested New Times' owners...) ...


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