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 15, 2009

AZ Forclosures: "Good" News?

Arizona drops from 3 to 4 in foreclosure ranking

Phoenix Business Journal

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Arizona fell a notch to rank fourth in foreclosure activity among states in August, according to RealtyTrac.
The state saw a 10 percent July-to-August decrease in activity with one in every 150 Arizona homes, or 17,807, now involved in foreclosure.

Nevada topped the list with one of every 62 homes impacted by foreclosure proceedings, according to RealtyTrac. Florida was second, California third. Michigan, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Georgia and Illinois round out the top 10.

Nationwide, 358,471 foreclosure filings were reported in August, nearly 1 percent less than the previous month but up nearly 18 percent from August 2008. RealtyTrac also reported one in every 357 U.S. homes received a filing in August.

The RealtyTrac U.S. Foreclosure Market Report tracks properties with at least one foreclosure filing reported during the month. That includes default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions. Data is collected from more than 2,200 counties nationwide accounting for more than 90 percent of the nation’s population.

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