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

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Cuban 5

from the Jericho Group;

Tuesday October 13th, 2009 at 5pm
Picket at 26 Federal Plaza
Take the 4, 5, 6, J,M, Z To Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Stop

On June 15th, The U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the case of Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, Fernando and René, known as the Cuban 5. Yet another insult on the part of Made in USA-justice. Despite the worldwide clamor in favor of the freedom of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters, this country’s highest judicial body turned a “deaf ear” and thus the Cuban 5 remain U.S. held Political Prisoners!

Last year, a federal appeals court ordered new sentences for Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, and Antonio Guerrero. Labañino and Guerrero had been serving life terms, and Gonzalez was sentenced to 19 years. U.S. District  Judge Lenard, who unjustly sentenced them before, will be re-sentencing them on Tuesday October 13th in Miami, Florida.

These brothers should not be re-sentenced they should be freed!  There was no evidence provided to convict the Cuban 5 of conspiracy to commit espionage! They are not spies! Their only crime was fighting against terrorism in Cuba and the U.S.A.!

Join us as we demand the freedom of the Cuban 5!

The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5
For more information on the Project, please contact us at Email: or The Cuban Hotline: 718-601-4751. Also, consult our Website:

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