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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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Change We Can Believe In: The DREAM ACT, Please.

From the folks at Dreamactivist. Sorry not to get this up sooner:
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Representative Luis Gutierrez (IL-4) has introduced the long-awaited immigration legislation titled "Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 (CIR ASAP)."

Rep. Gutierrez has been a long-time supporter of the DREAM Act and recently co-sponsored the legislation, which will be part of this larger bill.

We know you may have questions and want to find out more about this new bill. Hence, we are excited to host a call this Wednesday to clarify key aspects of this immigration bill, with a special focus on the DREAM Act components.

Click here to RSVP and get call-in information.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 16, 2009

English: 6 PM EST / 3 PM PST
Spanish: 6:30 PM EST / 3:30 PM PST

WHO:
  • Mark Silverman, Director of Immigration Policy, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Mohammad, Co-Founder and Field Organizer, DreamActivist.org (English)
  • Lizbeth Mateo, DREAM Team Los Angeles (Spanish)
Do send us your questions and comments when you RSVP, we will try and answer as many as we can. http://action.dreamactivist.org/r/216/13068/0

We will send you call-in information via text message or email on Wednesday morning.

Feel free to forward this email to your colleagues, family and friends.

Sincerely,

DreamActivist Team

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