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.

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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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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Comandante Filiberto's Clandestine Interview

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¡FILIBERTO OJEDA RIOS VIVE!

Friday Sept 25th, 2009 at 7pm

St Mary’s Episcopal Church

521 W126th St. (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)

Come see COMANDANTE FILIBERTO: THE CLANDESTINE INTERVIEW

Hear Filiberto Ojeda Rio’s Last Speech read by local activists

COMANDANTE FILIBERTO OJEDA RIOS

Filiberto Ojeda Rios was founder and leader of the Puerto Rican People’s Army (EPB) also known as the Macheteros. He fought tirelessly his whole life to end US colonial rule in Puerto Rico. September 23rd is a national holiday celebrated and commemorated by Puerto Ricans in remembrance of an 1868 rebellion against Spanish colonial rule. On September 23rd of 2005, the US government assassinated Filiberto in an attempt to kill the spirit of the Puerto Rican liberation struggle.

THE CLANDESTINE INTERVIEW

Filiberto was charged and arrested for his alleged involvement in the Macheteros, $7 million Wells Fargo armored truck robbery of Hartford Connecticut. While awaiting trial an electronic monitoring shackle was placed on his ankle, but on September 23rd of 1990, Filiberto cut it off and went into clandestinity. Shortly after that, Puerto Rican journalist Daisy Sanchez, interviewed him he was while in hiding. Filiberto speaks for himself and the Macheteros on the colonial issues that continue to plague the nation of Puerto Rico. The interview aired uncut on Puerto Rican television and was the most watched television program in the history of Puerto Rico.

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