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, March 7, 2011

Under the Bridge: Resistance, anarchy, and song.

Hey folks - these music festivals under the bridge are among the best shows I've been to - good music, decent souls, and plenty of open sidewalk under the setting sun to chalk. Come and join the local anarchist community to close out day one of the next big wave of protests against fascism here.

On March 16, by the way, a bunch of folks plan to have George Bush arrested for war crimes. He will be at the Phoenix Convention Center to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Arizona Christian University. What a shame that people of any faith would turn to him for leadership after all the damage he's done to life on this planet.

The arrest and other protesting on the 16th appear to span from about 4-8pm. Heads up for the police snipers on the rooftops downtown.


Monday, March 14 ·
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Margaret T Hance Park /
Deck Park (south side of PHX Library)

Under The Bridge Season Premiere !!




Chicken Little
(The Folk Is Falling! From TN)

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Days N' Daze
(Crack-folk steady! From TX)

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Arroyo Deathmatch
(should probably just move here. From NM)

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Jessie Williams
(Really just folks around. From CA)

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Haymarket Squares
(they're a metal band now... not.)

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Travis James & The Acrimonious Assembly Of Arsonists
(post traumatic folk disorder)

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Naked For Now
(gosh dern precious)

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Josue Tzu
(i know, i know... im sorry.)

Margaret T. Hance/Deck Park
South side of the PHX Public Library

Here's the flier Joey made... look at it. LOOK AT IT.

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