In this week's cover story, we speak with Phoenix-based guitarist Nils Lofgren about his new collection, Face the Music, which documents 45 years of Lofgren's solo work. But his work as a sideman with some of the biggest songwriters in music history -- including Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Ringo ... More >>
By Paul T. Bradley Perhaps you've heard about all of the crazy sponsorships celebrities are getting to simply show up to Coachella and wear clothes. Glee actress Lea Michele is said to receive $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the French fashion label's clothes, while Spring Breakers star ... More >>
It's been three years since Rise Against last performed in Arizona thanks to the band's participation in The Sound Strike. The terms of the boycott have changed, so Rise Against is making its triumphant return to the valley. The line-up couldn't get much better, as Rise Against is paired with long ... More >>
Anamieke Quinn and her band Treasurefruit play Localpalooza at The Sail InnEven if you dont' know exactly what Amnesty International does, chances are you jive with the organization's mission. Tempe and Arizona State University Amnesty International chapters are hoping to gain a little more exposure ... More >>
courtesy of Shaun Attwood Attwood in a PR pic for his new book... Here's a little news for those Sand Land haters out there who've dissed Shaun Attwood's book Hard Time: A Brit in America's Toughest Jail, the subject of my most recent Bird column. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the guy At ... More >>
Aura Bogado David de la Fuente's mother, with a photo of her dead son Sheriff Joe just keeps racking up the victims. The latest report comes courtesy of reporter Aura Bogado in Mother Jones magazine. In her article Hazing Arizona, Bogado details the death by pneumonia of David de la Fuente, ... More >>
The economy sucks... Let's party!Yes, these are the sentiments of Pittsburgh punkers Anti-Flag. If you know anything about the band, these sentiments shouldn't surprise you. The band has made a mark with their strong political views and activism. In fact, The Economy Sucks, Let's Party! tour ... More >>
Tonight on ABC's Nightline: Joe spouts more bigoted blather Nightline's piece on our corrupt top constable runs tonight -- you know, the one ABC was working on when they sent Nightline talking head Martin Bashir to Phoenix to cover one of Arpaio's anti-immigrant sweeps last ... More >>
by Ernesto Yerena This time, they're protesting Barack The third time's the charm, and according to civil rights leader Salvador Reza of the Puente Movement, the pleasure will be ours January 16 as Rage Against the Machine/One Day as a Lion frontman Zack de la Rocha returns to the Arizona cap ... More >>
Torturer with a badge? You don't have to convince us...An opinion piece published yesterday on National Public Radio's Web site, written by Hector Sanchez, Director of Policy and Research for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, calls Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio "a ... More >>
Zack talks about Arpaio and 287(g) with artist Ernesto Yerena I'll give you two reasons why demonstrators will be marching May 2 in Phoenix from the Wells Fargo building downtown -- where Sheriff Arpaio maintains two floors of pricey executive offices -- to Joe's Estrella Jail, a hellhole that's ho ... More >>
Below is the schedule for this weekend's anti-Arpaio/anti-287(g) activities just released by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. Several high-ranking NDLON staff members have re-confirmed that Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha will attend Saturday's march, so be there and be there ... More >>
Kudos to the Maricopa County Democratic Party for this kick-ass repository of anti-Joe info. Today the Maricopa County Democratic Party formally unveiled a brilliant new weapon in the ongoing war against corrupt old Sheriff Joe: A Web site called Joesgottogo.com. The site bills itself as, "The best ... More >>
Above is another outstanding video just posted by local pro-immigrant activist Dennis Gilman. The occasion: a Joe Arpaio booksigning at the Barnes and Noble in Goodyear this past Saturday, May 31, 2008. As the video mentions, that date came close to making it almost 12 years to the day that Scott No ... More >>
Corpses, a flesh-eating virus, the most-sued sheriff in America. Lawsuits against Joe Arpaio have cost us $41 million, so far
Turns out much-maligned stun guns are a good thing overall
Let's get this straight: Lots of voters think Janet Napolitano's a closeted lesbian, but she's against Prop 107 and gay marriage?!
Maricopa County jail personnel handled an unruly prisoner so harshly that he died. So what else is new?
Reindeer Tiger Team
Letters from the week of January 13, 2005
Is justice for sale? Ask privileged characters like Jerry Colangelo
County lawmen boffing hookers isn't Sheriff Joe's only problem. Fed up with his thuggery, Arpaio's own political party has targeted him for defeat
Undestroyable (Movement Music Records)
The ACLU is fighting a state law that keeps death row inmates off the Web
Justice Department examines conditions at state youth facilities
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Is Scottsdale weapons manufacturer Taser International saving lives or supplying tools for torturers?
A new millennium in Phoenix, where the motorist in the next lane is your auld acquaintance
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's reunion tour proves that there's still magic in the night
Iceland supreme court unanimously opposes grandparents' extradition to county jails
International group urges immediate stop to Arpaio jail practices
U2 still hasn't found what it's looking for--but has it given up trying?
Amnesty International's Dr. Daniel Georges-Abeyie coolly argues the case against capital punishment in our hang-'em-high state
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello pours forth the vitriol