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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Sunday, July 11, 2010

America's Longest War: Protest at AZ Senator Debate!

SHORTLY BEFORE THEIR FIRST PHOENIX DEBATE:

PROTEST SENATOR MCCAIN
and FORMER CONGRESSPERSON J. D. HAYWORTH'S
CALL FOR ENDLESS WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

Friday, July 16, 2010
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

at

KTVK - 3 TV Studios

5555 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix
7th Ave, south of W. Bethany Home north of W. Missouri
(park on the nearby residential streets
)




We will hold banners like JOBS AT HOME, NOT WARS ABROAD. Indeed, since 2001 taxpayers in Arizona have paid $14.4 billion for the unnecessary wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided:


1,849,589 People Receiving Low-Income Healthcare for One Year OR
287,196 Firefighters for One Year OR
2,101,597 Scholarships for University Students for One Year OR
2,595,756 Students receiving Pell Grants of $5550 OR
3,176,024 Children Receiving Low-Income Healthcare for One Year OR
1,742,809 Head Start Slots for Children for One Year OR
2,740,952 Households with Renewable Electricity - Solar Photovoltaic for One Year OR
280,009 Elementary School Teachers for One Year OR
7,309,206 Households with Renewable Electricity-Wind Power for One Year[1]


Sponsored by the End the War Coalition, Arizona Alliance for Peace and Justice, Arizona Institute for Peace Education and Research, Code Pink-Phoenix, Grandmothers for Peace, Progressive Democrats of America -Arizona, Veterans for Peace-Phoenix, Women in Black-Phoenix

For more information email: endthewarcoalition@cox.net or call (480) 894-2024.


[1] http://costofwar.com.com/


Immediately following the protest , chill out with us at Mary Coyle Ice Cream Parlor, 5521 N. 7th Avenue, (a three minute walk from the KTVK - 3TV studio, located just south of the studio).


Support the troops:

BRING THEM HOME ALIVE!!!

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