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, April 21, 2010

These lives matter, too: AZ migrant deaths soar.

Please keep these migrants and their families in your thoughts...

The bodies of three illegal immigrants were discovered over the weekend and Monday along Arizona's U.S.-Mexico border.
By Brady McCombs Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Monday, April 19, 2010 2:46 pm

Border Patrol agents following the tracks of a group of illegal immigrants came across the body of an adult man on Monday morning northwest of Patagonia, said agency spokesman David Jimarez. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department recovered the body.
On Saturday, agents found a body near Arivaca and Pima County Sheriff's deputies recovered the body. The Border Patrol did not know if it was a man or woman.
Also on Saturday, agents found a man upon arriving to the the location of a signal fire near the village of Pia Oik on the western side of the Tohono O'odham Nation, Jimarez said. They found two men in good health but a third was deceased. He was a brother of one of the survivors.
From Oct. 1 to March 31, the latest figures available, agents in the Tucson Sector have recovered the bodies of 87 illegal immigrants, up from 66 through the same time period in fiscal year 2009.

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