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

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Copwatch, Nuestros Derechos Benefit Friday!

(I can't believe I posted this on the 15th...I guess I've been stressed lately. Looks like it was probably a blast.)


WHEN: Friday, June 11th

WHERE: The Firehouse
(1015 N. 1st St. - just north of Roosevelt in downtown Phx)

Phoenix Copwatch
is a grassroots volunteer organization that works to end police brutality in the Phoenix, Arizona area. We believe that one of the best ways to prevent police abuse is by directly observing the cops in action (More info at

Food Not Bombs is one of the fastest growing revolutionary movements and is gaining momentum throughout the world. There are hundreds of autonomous chapters sharing free vegetarian food with hungry people and protesting war and poverty. In Phx we serve every Sunday @ 3pm at Deck Park.

Nuestros Derechos (Our Rights) is a volunteer organization that holds community forums to educate immigrants and their families about their rights under the Constitution. Learn more at

Please join Phx Food Not Bombs in supporting Phx Copwatch and Nuestros Derechos at our special benefit show featuring:

Press Forward
Canyon Animals
Kite 93
the majestic Lauren Farrah
and DJ Glochids!!!

We'll be having a raffle with great prizes including a locally-made Haymaker guitar.
We'll also be having a vegan bake sale and tons of clothing that you can buy for just a buck a bag!
Food Not Bombs will be serving a delicious meal starting at 7pm including vegan carne asada!
Bring your dancing shoes because after the bands perform we'll be having a dance party!

All of this for just 5 bucks!!!