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

Friday, September 18, 2009

Dying to Get In: Fair Trade Cafe TONIGHT

No More Deaths &

The Fair Trade Café  Present:

Friday Night Film Series

 A series of films about the border and immigration

Friday, September 18
film starts at 7:30pm

Dying to Get In
undocumented immigration at the US/MX border

"Dying To Get In: Undocumented Immigration at the U.S./Mexico Border" offers a first hand look at the harsh reality of today's border crossing.
Ramon, a 50-year-old college graduate and father of two, explains his journey to the border in search of medical care for his sick son. Francisca, a 32-year-old mother, explains how her faith in God will guide her husband and 5-year-old child across the dangerous Sonoran desert. And a father, guiding his 5 children, all under age 13, explains how choosing the right coyote can be the difference between life and death.
The men, women, and children tell a story of border crossing and determination that applies to virtually all of us. They tell a story of the American Dream. By relying on faith, laughter, and family, today's migrants cope with the struggle to survive.

Fair Trade Cafe
"coffee with a conscience"
1020 North First Avenue
NW Corner of Central and Roosevelt

Laura Ilardo
No More Deaths-Phoenix

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