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

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Crash this week's Immigration Conference at ASU.

Thanks to the College Anarchists at ASU for this tip. This is my school - I should have been more on top of it to give folks more lead time:

 “Social Science Research on Immigration: The Role of Transnational Migration, Communities and Policy” international conference to be held in September

Some 25 scholars will meet on ASU’s Tempe campus Sept. 10-11, 2009, for an interdisciplinary workshop to present and discuss social science research that examines immigration and its impact on transnational migration, diverse populations and communities, and law and policy. Participants will be scholars whose research interests reflect a variety of disciplines and contexts -- from the U.S. to Europe to Africa.

Sessions are open to the public but seating is limited. Memorial Union, Cochise Room #228, Thursday, Sept. 10 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 11 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The conference is funded by a National Science Foundation grant to Principal Investigator Marjorie Zatz (ASU) and Co-Principal Investigators Charis Kubrin (George Washington University) and Ramiro Martinez (Florida International University). For more information call 480-965-7038. Read the agenda.

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