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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Friday, November 27, 2009

Canada is a Police State, too, Amy.


From Democracy Now! They'd better all be afraid of what she has to say...They arrested her at the RNC while she was covering harassment of protesters. (I think that means she might be on to something...)

Rock On, Democracy Now!

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November 26, 2009

Amy Goodman Detained at the Canadian Border, questioned about speech–see the CBC national news, 6 pm and then online at CBC.ca

While traveling to Vancouver, BC, Canada on Weds., Nov. 25th, to speak at the Vancouver Public Library at a benefit for community radio stations, Amy Goodman and her two colleagues were detained by Canadian authorities. Amy was questioned extensively about the speech she intended to give; their car was gone through by armed border guards, and their papers and laptop computers were scoured. They were detained for well over an hour, and were made an hour late for her speech.

The armed interrogators were particularly interested in whether she would be speaking about the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

See the national news coverage on CBC national news coverage, broadcasting at 6 pm Thurs Nov. 26th. The report will be posted at http://cbc.ca

See additional coverage at rabble.ca

Yesterday, before going to Canada, Amy signed books at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport–the largest airport Borders Bookstore–there was no trouble at that Borders, as opposed to the Canadian border.

See the coverage from Mediabistro

Happy Thanksgiving!

Filed under D.N. in the News

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