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

Friday, December 3, 2010

SB 1070 Resistance: Posada Celebration and holiday drive

The Sound Strike Announces Toy and Food Drive for Arizona families.

To our fellow organizations and supporters,

I'm writing to ask for your support for a family event on Dec.18th.
Many children in Arizona will not be with their parents this holiday season due to unjust detentions, deportations and family separation. Many of these children are being cared for by friends, family and neighbors and live far below the poverty line.

On December 18, 2010 in Phoenix, AZ The Sound Strike will join local organizations for a traditional Posada Celebration with families suffering from immigrant attacks.

This event is being organized by PUENTE to address the needs of immigrant families while affirming their commitment to overturn SB 1070 and bring about reasonable immigration policies in Arizona.
The Sound Strike has committed close to $20,000 to help purchase staple foods and gifts for children and their families. But the need is much greater and we need your help.

Here is how you or your organization can get involved:

1. Make a donation to the toy or food drive,
2. Help us collect donations by setting up a drop off location in your office,
3. Travel with us (at your own expense) to help package and the deliver gifts and food, and/or
4. Spread the word to your membership and social network.


Write us at or call and leave a message at (323) 300-6404.

Thank You,

Zack de la Rocha,
The Sound Strike

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