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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Friday, October 7, 2011

The American Spring is spreading...

Here are the current links for Arizona Occupations, compiled by the Daily Kos. Check out their map for what's happening where across the country. As journalist Brenda Norrell observed on Spacebook tonight, "they've even occupied Boise"!

Make sure you're logged into Facebook to access these pages. According to the Occupy Together Meetup site, Prescott is struggling to organize, too - at least four people there are. I guess lot of people in Prescott are doing just fine in this recession, apparently - or they've been in Arizona so long they've lost the will to resist. It's the dry hate, not the heat, that really wears us down here, though: the only difference between our legislature and the KKK is Arizona's lack of sheets, hoods and shame. Anything off-white (including dirty whites like me) is still a legitimate state target, under most of our laws. It's time to end all that.

Isn't it funny how they only call this "class war" when we fight back?

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