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Phoenix Taco » 2011 » November

O’odham Protesters Pepper Sprayed at OccupyALEC

The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, is a member-based council where corporations meet with legislators behind closed doors to influence legislation outside the range of public-knowledge in a “highest-bidder-wins-all” fashion. Corporations are able to buy out politicians in order to reach their own self-interests without regard for transparency or public consent. ALEC is meeting in Scottsdale between November 30-December 2, 2011 for their “States and Nation Policy Summit”.

From the Occupy Phoenix website:

Today, hundreds of occupiers and protesters came out to Occupy ALEC at the Kierland Resort where the annual ALEC conference was occurring. It didn’t take long for the riot police lining the blockades to confront protesters with rubber bullets and pepper spray. While most members of the sprayed resisters were irritated but unharmed, Tohono O’odham David Ortega, veteran and elder, suffered a stroke after being pepper sprayed in the face by the riot police. By the afternoon, dozens of people were pepper sprayed point blank and seven or eight protesters were arrested.

Read an entire article on the incident here.

Sentrock ~ 31st Ave & McDowell, Alley Tour

Joseph Sentrock Perez

Don’t forget to check Alley Tour Part One and Part Two at 31st Ave & McDowell

Breeze’s Moadak Mural ~ Roosevelt Row

Roosevelt & 6th St.

From Breeze’s website:

The Original Inhabitants of the valley are my people, The Akimel O’odham(River People), and we are descendants of the HuHuGam(HoHoKam) who also lived in the valley thousands of years before any other culture/civilization. This mural is a tribute to our mountain we call Moadak(Greasy Mtn), which is known as South Mountain to the none O’odham people of the valley.

Today, South Mtn is a natural preserve and park, along with it still holding importance to us, the Akimel O’odham of Salt River and Gila River.
It is also in the middle of a battle between ADOT, Gila River, and traditionalists from surrounding O’odham communities, because there is a proposal to build a freeway that would go through parts of Gila River and the mountain, but attempts to stop construction and throw out the proposal are underway. The last thing we need is another sacred mountain to Indigenous peoples and land taken away.

Bent On World Domination ~ Tempe


NXOEED ~ Wet Paint, Final Friday

Check out www.TempeArt.com for all events going on this Final Friday in Tempe.

Mariscos La Vitamina ~ 35th Avenue & Van Buren

Stuck on the Streets ~ Part 9

Street Tour ~ Buckeye & 21st Ave

Furious Style’s “Graffilthy”, Party Time Art Show ~ Central, This Saturday


Church of the Nation,
6225 N. Central Avenue

7:00 p.m.
5534 N. 22nd Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85015

The “I Heart AZ” Release ~ the1912project.org

People who choose to promote 1912 are aiding in the continual creative formation of Arizona’s perception, integrity and character. By supporting the project, you’re supporting growth. Just wear the t-shirt with pride and spread the word about what makes Arizona special. Promote the small things that others may not see and generate a sense of excitement about being part of what makes up Arizona. By choosing to wear and identify with 1912, you choose to identify with and support Arizona’s creativity, history, symbolism, and identity.

William LeGoullon of The 1912 Project has released The “I Heart AZ” Edition, his fifth limited-edition batch of Arizona-inspired shirts. Check the website to view previous editions and read a bio on the author/project.