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, November 10, 2009

SOA Watch Phoenix: Sister Dianna Ortiz

From: SOA Watch Phoenix <>
Subject: Dianna Ortiz to speak Nov. 14th
Date: Monday, November 9, 2009, 1:16 PM

Dianna Ortiz is an American catholic nun who was working in Guatemala in 1989 when she was kidnapped, raped, and tortured by government forces working under the direction of an American.  She has written a book, The Blindfold's Eyes:  My Journey from Torture to Truth.  A very courageous woman, with a very important message.

Sister Ortiz will be speaking this Saturday:

"Honoring my Promise"
7pm Nov. 14th
Shadow Rock United Church of Christ,
12861 North 8th Ave,
Phoenix, AZ  85029
(off Thunderbird, a couple miles west of I-17)

SOA Watch
Phoenix, Arizona

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