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.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Signs of the Times: The Real Resistance Begins.

Sorry not to get these photos up sooner - technical difficulties and competing demands. They pretty much come from the Capitol complex and downtown Phoenix, and were almost all taken between Wednesday, April 21 and Sunday, April 25, 2010.

This gives me hope, which I wanted to share...

Across from the 4th Avenue Jail,
in solidairty with the Capitol Nine.

This guy was awesome.
He stood his ground awhile there, facing down the white supremacists.

My favorite local band, The Haymarket Squares,
in front of the 4th Avenue Jail, Phoenix, supporting the Capitol Nine.

4th Avenue Jail

this guy reminded me of my dad...

Code Pink!!!

(this is from the 1st Amendment Right Cronkite night in January...
just couldn't resist.)

The empire is growing more brazen...

mock funeral for faith in leaders...

f@*% the border.

wonder what this was about?

F*@% the Arizona Republic, too.

Calling out the Governor at the Sheraton.

Girl Scouts against SB 1070!!!
Right ON!!!

plastered all over town:
remembering slave patrols.

This guy put his Mexican flag right in the nativists' faces and caused a stir -
even Puente was trying to shut him down.

SB 1070 is child abuse.

AZ State Senate Welcoming Committee:

lots of people of faith...

somewhere over the 202, Phoenix.

Light Rail Stop, Phoenix:
SB 1070 = Racism

4th Avenue Jail.

"undocumented driver aboard"

...I also think I'll start hiring myself out as a day laborer, so I know the ropes by the time it's outlawed. Think they'll arrest a white disabled woman for begging for work? I'm sure there will be a big demand since brown people are quickly being banned from working in this state precisely so there are more low-wage jobs for white people. They need to stop educating us and put us to work in McDonald's for subsistence wages or they'll have a revolution on their hands...

Oh - they already do!

Hooray for SB 1070!
Thanks Jan Brewer and Russ Pearce!!!

Now lets bury this thing for good.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for these uplifting and strong photos of determined people who stand up for themselves and each other.
    Love and Peace,
    Ban SB 1070.