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, July 8, 2010

Voices of Resistance: SB 1070 Speak Out!

Speak Out!


Start Time:
Monday, July 12, 2010 at 9:00pm
End Time:
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 1:00am
Location:
Firehouse
Street:
1015 N 1st St.
City/Town:
Phoenix, AZ


Speak Your Mind, Your Heart, Your Soul.


There will be an open mic available for anyone to share their thoughts, perspectives, hopes and fears. In the form of short poems, stories or songs. This is a safe place for everyone to use their creative expression in whatever form they find easiest to convey the impact 1070 has on all of us who live in the community.

This event is for you. Treat it as if it is your own by bringing thoughts and ideas to share with others, as well as an open ear.

Djentrification will be there with the soundtrack.
Andrew Ecker will be there with drums.

Bring drums if you have them, dance to the beat if you like it, create your own if you don't......