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

Monday, August 2, 2010

BOYCOTT HATE! Don't patronize this State!!!

Here's another shout out from an active reader, responding to the previous post from Democracy Now's coverage of the SB 1070 protests. That post was put up there for me by my comrade in the Netherlands, since I've been too busy moving, protesting, cop-watching, agitating our Neo-nazis, getting burglarized, and going to prison these past few days to do much of anything with these blogs myself. That's why I have back-up (thank you, dear friend).

Tonight I have a band to go see at Conspire Phoenix, so, sorry all - check out my links to the blogs above for someone else's local radical coverage - all I can say now is that while there are some awesome people here, there's still an abundance of free-flowing nastiness and hate swaggering around this state. These people should be shamed back into donning white hoods, but instead they're running for political office on platforms that promise to erode both the Bill of Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They'll probably get elected, too, unless some more good citizens move here and register to vote before the deadline. It's pretty troubling what's been going on down here.

Thanks for your contribution, Montana. Hope the rest of you are boycotting us, America - that's the only reason this place finally decided to honor Martin Luther King Day. More on that issue later this week...right now I need a break from this ugly place.


Montana has left a new comment on your post "Democracy Now: about July 29th 2010 in Arizona":

"House Bill 2013" and "SB1070"

0 = Arizona
2 = USA/ Our Constitution/ We the People of the United States

We are a country that is ruled by the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence, not by the majority of the day. When you do not know the principles in these documents, therein lays the problem in losing when you are challenged in court.

This month of July 2010, our U.S. Federal courts have found the so called State of Arizona hate filled legislation namely "House Bill 2013" and "SB1070" Un-constitutional (So much for the intellect of Jan Brewer, "Did you read the bills you signed?"). But we all know that they will go crying to the Supreme Court of the United States, please, please, please go. We will fight you in Arizona, any other state, and yes, in Washington DC. We will not tire, we will not be silent and we will persevere, I promise you.

In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme of clans; the Baggers, Birthers and Blowhards (people who love to push their beliefs and hate on others while trying to take away the rights of those they just hate) and that's who they need to extract from their party if they really want to win in November. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, "We Ain't Coming Out".

It's all about politics: Jan Brewer you were never elected to be Governor, but you have no problem trying to get elected on the backs of undocumented workers, you loser (sure, you may win, but the long-term effects to your so-called state is just beginning). Here is a partial list of your hate-filled legislation;

1. S.B. 1070,

2. House Bill 2013

3. No permit concealed weapons law,

4. The famous Birthers law,

5. Banning Ethnic studies law,

6. Could she be behind the Mural in Prescott, Arizona, ordered to be whiten,

7. On deck to pass, no citizenship to babies born to undocumented workers,

8. If she can read she should look up Arizona's House Bill 2779 from two years ago (which was un-constitutional and failed when legally challenged),

9. The boycotted Martin Luther King Day. What idiots don't want another holiday? Yes, you guessed it: Arizona.

Well Arizona, you can keep boycotting new holidays and passing hate-filled legislation, and the rest of our country will continue to challenge you in the court of law and boycott your so-called state.

Lets face it, no one can really believe anything that comes out of Brewer's mouth. In an interview, this year, in an attempt to gain sympathy, she said her father had died in Germany fighting the Nazi in World War II (which ended in 1945), but of course we find out the truth that her father was never in Germany and died in California in 1955. But we are supposed to believe everything else she says, right?

As they say in the World Cup: Gooooooooal!

1 comment:

  1. I want AZ Governor Jan Brewer to show papers to prove she’s a human being. I think it was FOX that did a show on extraterrestrials that live among us, and Governor Brewer does resemble some alien from a B Movie, “Invasion of the Brain Snatchers”, right? I’ve have my suspicions about people like Jan Brewer, Mitch McConnell and Karl Rove because of their lack of human qualities.

    As far as the immigration issue goes… Republicans never made a big deal about immigration enforcement during Bush/ Cheney but NOW all conservative hell is breaking loose… even though the Obama Administration is deporting MORE illegal’s than Bush ever did. Maybe we should adopt Ronald Wilson Reagan’s immigration policy (look it up morons)

    And funny how I didn’t hear NOT ONE WORD on the Cable News about AZ Gov. Jan Brewer’s connection with the Corrections Corp of America. Not to mention I could stop this immigration problem with one thing… ARREST ALL THOSE conservative business people WHO ARE HIRING THE ILLEGAL WORKERS! Republican Party = Hypocrisy

    On 7-28-10 I was watching Republicans on Morning Joe (MSNBC) preach about being ADULTS when it comes to our economic meltdown. I say BS! The real ADULTS are trying to demand accountability from those who got us in this financial mess. Republicans want to shift the burden of responsibility on American working class, teachers, poor people, unions and immigrants.

    I wonder if the spoiled Silver Spoons on Morning Joe knew how much they hurt Democrats, Progressives, Liberals when they didn’t challenge NJ Gov. Christie. NOW all over the internet the Conservative wacko groupies are swooning all over Christie like he was a rock star. Of course, because of these Republican low grade thought processes, the right wing monkeys now consider American working class, teachers, poor people, unions and immigrants the biggest threat to our economy

    What kind of Americans are stupid enough to believe that decent wages, decent working conditions, enforcing again regulation, reforming our broken financial system and broken healthcare are BAD THINGS! Especially letting all those tax breaks for the rich expire (ten years is enough!) so the rich can again pay their fair share. When the Republicans were running things they started two wars they did not want to finish, set us up for financial system failure and took tax dollars away from grade schools to give BP tax breaks/subsidies (Corporate Welfare). DON’T BELIEVE ME, you rightwing numbskulls, CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELVES!