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 22, 2009

Seeing Red Radio

“At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. Oh had I the ability, and could reach the nation’s ear, I would, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke.

For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” 

-Frederick Douglass

I've been having technical difficulties with this site, and can't seem to fix my fonts, so if they seem to be blaring the date or something at you, my apologies. I don't mean to yell.

I discovered this quote at Seeing Red Radio this AM ("Grassroots Media with a Revolutionary Socialist Perspective"; WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM, Northampton, MA every Thursday 8 PM); it speaks some to why I'm a little edgy sometimes. I found this particular show quite interesting; I'd say it's a good critique of capitalism, but it appears as if they all are. It's from about a year ago, and features Howard Zinn (A People's History of the United States), Michael Parenti (Democracy for the Few), and even John Coltrane and Billie Holliday. Give yourself about an hour to listen for each show.

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