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.

Visit me now at Arizona Prison Watch or Survivors of Prison Violence-AZ

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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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

UN General Assembly: Peltier Press Release

Look for something about this happening this week - Not so good that it's G-20 week. We should be bugging the media to cover it:
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09/21/09 PRESS RELEASE: LEONARD PELTIER, NATIVE AMERICAN POLITICAL PRISONER TO BE REPRESENTED AT UNITED NATION'S 64TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY!

Kari Ann Cowan, Asst. Coordinator of The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee, has accepted an invitation by a Delegate of the U.N. to attend the 64th General Assembly of The United Nations, being held in New York City on September 21-23 2009.

Ms. Cowan plans to network with the Members of the United Nations on behalf of Leonard Peltier, a Native American Political Prisoner of the United States, who was recently denied parole after serving 33 years in prison.

Ms. Cowan graciously accepted the invite, which also included the traditional drum group, Red Day, from the Black Hills of South Dakota.

President Obama had indicated he would find a seat for Native Americans at the United Nations; however, that has not yet happened.


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