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, March 13, 2011

International Day Against the Police: March 15, 2011.



Hey - remember this guy?

He was beat up by Maricopa County Sheriff's Office guards Kevin Gerster and Alan Keesee in the county jail in December 2010. Gerster's been offered a plea already; Keesee hasn't even been charged yet. Most of the rest of us would still be sitting in jail waiting for a competency exam if we had assaulted a cop or guard, though.








Following the March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan, this terrified,
imprisoned giant panda grabs the leg of a policeman.
(Imagine having to live that down.)

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