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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Thursday, June 17, 2010

SB 1070 Resistance: DOJ to sue Arizona?

This is a fascinating development here in Arizona...

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Brewer furious over Clinton’s remark on immigration lawsuit

By Evan Wyloge - evan.wyloge@azcapitoltimes.com

Published: June 17, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Capitol Times

Gov. Jan Brewer is blasting the White House after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an Ecuadorian reporter that the U.S. Department of Justice plans to bring a federal lawsuit against Arizona over the state’s new immigration law.

“To learn of this lawsuit through an Ecuadorean interview with the Secretary of State is just outrageous,” Brewer said in a June 17 press release. “If our own government intends to sue our state to prevent illegal immigration enforcement, the least it can do is inform us before it informs the citizens of another nation.”...

(Hit the Capitol Times for the rest)

According to media reports, the Justice Department has said they are still reviewing the new law, and would not confirm any legal action directive.