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

Thursday, March 24, 2011

May Day, 2011: Time to Fight Like Hell for the Living...

Remembering the women

of the
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

March 25, 1911.


Friends of the Phoenix IWW,

This Friday, March 25,


331 E. Willetta St,
Phoenix - SE of 3rd St. & McDowell

the IWW is hosting a potluck planning get-together to prepare for this year's

May 1st - May Day -
International Workers' Day events

Friends of the IWW and Individuals representing various groups will be getting together and sharing what events they are planning and what messages they are trying to get across for this years International Workers' Day.

We can coordinate various events, find common themes for our messages, and help each other out.

We have been under a serious and devastating attack on all fronts from an enemy conscious of it's own interests. Are we conscious of our own power and interests? Do we have the conviction to fight back using our strength as the working class?

Due to the extreme situation our class faces at this moment in history, there is hope, from many of us, that we will be mobilizing for a large and powerful demonstration of working class demands this May 1st. Several areas of the country are seeing proposals for a nation-wide General Strike.

This is an important time to be a part of the struggle.

Please send someone from your group to this event to convey your desires.

Solidarity and see you Friday!

Jefferson Pierce on behalf of the
Phoenix IWW
"Expectations, Possibilities, and Illusions."

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