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

Thursday, June 17, 2010

"9500 Liberty" screening at Capitol: Tonight.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

For Immediate Release

Contact: Refugio Payan, (602) 920-9995,

Raquel Terán, (602) 326-5854,

The Ongoing Praying Vigil Presents

Screening of “9500 Liberty” at the Arizona Capitol

A CULTURE WAR erupts over Immigration…and a Community is TORN APART. A documentary film by Annabel Park & Eric Byler

WHAT: A True story film; Prince William County, Virginia, becomes a focal point in the heated debate over illegal immigration after local officials adopt an ordinance requiring authorities to interrogate anyone they suspect may not be a lawful American Citizen

WHEN: Thursday June 17, 2010

8:00 PM 9500 Liberty begins

9:30 PM Directors Dialogue with the Vigil Community

10:00 PM Closing

WHERE: State Capitol North Side Lawn, 1700 Washington

WHO: The ongoing Praying Vigil Community, Arizonan Residents, Interfaith community, and all are welcome to join us

Visual: Arizonan praying vigil community gathering united to learn from Virginia’s experience in how to fight similar anti-immigrant laws as currently happening in Arizona.

Raquel A. Terán
Reform Immigration for America
Arizona State Director
cell-602 326 5854

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