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, February 4, 2010

AZ Legs: Robin Hood Was Right.

Thursday's (02/04) House Study Committee on Sentencing is cancelled (UFN). 

The legislature is still in special session and expects to pass more bad ideas, like the sales tax special ballot initiative. 

Why do we let these people convince us that there are no other options than the ones they make visible? When will we finally get up the nerve to tax the rich around here? The legislature's next brilliant step is going to be to give them even more tax cuts, all the while tightening our belts.. 

Haven't we been screwed enough this way before?


1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, they'll just privatize the prisons and things will get worse still. Soon inmate medical services will be privatized (June 2010) and watch what happens there! Can it get worse? You betcha.

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