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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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Neo-Nazis already occupy AZ Capitol Building

C'mon - Just ignore them? Wait - isn't it a white supremacist who did that brutal murder in the jail who's on trial now? And what about the Minuteman splinter group that murdered that family? Should we just ignore them, too? And all the racial profiling going on here - ignore that? Civil rights violations?


Should we create a favorable, friendly environment in which to host them while MCSO deputies go chasing after Copwatchers with their cute little Posse and camera in tow? Is that what the First Amendment is about?


How long do we ignore how many of these people before we confront their ugliness and hate, and reject it?Will we continue to ignore their poison as it seeps out of our elected officials - influencing policy, selectively starving people, and offering "hard working Americans" more jobs working in prisons instead of educating them and investing in sustainable development? 

These people are pathetic. The real bad ones are already in power, of course. That's how it all works. 



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Neo-Nazis to march against illegal immigration at Arizona State Capitol

The leader of a group of neo-Nazis has announced a planned march for this weekend at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix.

National Socialist Movement commander Jeff Schoep said his group will be protesting against illegal immigration while showing support for the American worker.

Schoep acknowledges his group is a white civil rights organization concerned primarily with white people.

But, he said the group also supports "all legal citizens, all people who are here legally."

Anti-Defamation League spokesman Bill Strauss said illegal immigration is just a cover for the National Socialist Movement.

Strauss said the best thing people can do is ignore neo-Nazis.

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