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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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Occupy4Prisoners: One Love, One Struggle - Pelican Bay to Wall Street

This is the first of a number of statements about the Occupy Movement and the Prison Industrial Complex that I'll be publishing this weekend from prisoners across the country. We don't have any actions organized in Phoenix for that day (Monday, FEB 20), but I'll be out most of the day doing some direct actions myself, and anyone is welcome to join me. email or call: prisonabolitionist@gmail.com / 480-580-6807




 
--------from the Occupy4Prisoners movement ----------


Statements from People in Prisons 
for February 20th – National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners

From: http://occupy4prisoners.org/statements-from-people-in-prisons/




TO: All Occupy Wall Street Participants

FROM:
Pelican Bay Human Rights Movement Hunger Strikers in Solidarity (PHSS)
Sitawa Jamaa, s/n Dewberry C35671; Todd Ashker C58191; 

Antonio Guillen P81948; and Arturo Castellanos C17275

Corporate Amerika has coalesced its efforts around the exploitation of Human Beings, while using the political apparatus of the U.S. government, federal, state and local to institute policies that set in motion the creation of a corporate police state, which has targeted the poor as a surplus for incarceration and exploitation.

Those of us housed in solitary confinement throughout California and Amerika, support “Occupy Wall Street” and understand the necessity to resist against corporate greed. We will no longer willingly accept the subjugation, oppression and exploitation of Humanity.


Banks and the “prison industrial complex” are corporate empires that prey on the souls of Humanity. Therefore we officially join you all in Struggle.


One Love, One Struggle

Pelican Bay Human Rights Movement


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