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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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Arpaio knows he would lose.

He withdrew his consideration for the gubernatorial race yesterday, saying he doesn't trust the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to appoint a new sheriff who would be like him (fascist, racist, corrupt...hopefully he's right, they wouldn't). So, we should see our sitting Sheriff indicted before his term is up. My bet is that the Republican Party leadership here begged him not to run. It'll be interesting to see what he does with that $1.2 m he has for his next campaign - by which time he should be 79 and in prison...

Some abolitionist, huh? I want to see him locked up and subject to the conditions in his own jail. Fortunately, once I vent and settle, I still want to see others free more than I care what happens to him.

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