Support your local Prison Abolitionist!

SUPPORT your local Prison Abolitionist!

To all my AZ friends/family: Thanks so much for your and likes and hope and encouraging words these past 4 1/2 years. You helped me survive some of the loneliest days and hardest nights I've endured yet by keeping our connections alive across 2000 miles.

My 55th birthday is June 13, 2019, and I plan to celebrate it in PHX (details to be announced). I'm leaving Michigan (god willing) by May 25 - and should land in an undisclosed location in the Deep Southwest soon after.

Here's my PAYPAL link for anyone who wants to shoot me $10 bucks or throw a big impromptu anarchist talent show and pass a hat or something to help me make it home. Once I land I'll be back to work on my art again, and will send a homemade gift to everyone I can...


And don't forget to pick up PJ Starr's 2016 documentary film about the life ad death of Marcia Joanne Powell:



so please share with all our friends!!

THANK YOU and MUCH to all, near and far.

Peggy Plews
May 18, 2019


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

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Political prisoner watch: Oscar Lopez Rivera

This alert and call to action for Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera comes from a recent guest contributor, Max Kantar. Links below will tell you more about Rivera, the movement, and the current campaign to send the man home. The feds are seriously against him - the recommendation has already been made to deny him parole. Phoenix Anarchists looking for a political prisoner to support - let's help kick this one loose...we only have a few days to act.



Also see:

PLEASE ACT BEFORE FEB. 1ST when the Parole Board meets.

1) Call the Parole Board at 301.492.5990 Tell them,

Hi, my name is ______________. The Parole Commission should parole Oscar López Rivera# 87651-024 immediately, in spite of the hearing examiner's recommendation to deny parole.

* Oscar has the support of a broad sector of Puerto Rico's civil society as well as Puerto Rican and Latino communities throughout the United States.

* Oscar was not accused or convicted of causing injury or taking a life. He was never accused or convicted of participating in the 1975 Fraunces Tavern bombing or any other action that resulted in injury or death.

* President Clinton's determination that Mr. López Rivera's sentence was disproportionately lengthy, and his offer that would have resulted in Mr. López Rivera's release in September of 2009.

* In 20 years of prison, he has not been accused of a violating a single prison rule.

2. Copy and fax (or mail) the above phone script as a letter to the Parole Board at 301-492-5543. For a printable sample letter see:

Mailing address for parole board:

United States Parole Commission
5550 Friendship Boulevard, Suite 420
Chevy Chase, Maryland, 20815


Thanks so much,
Max Kantar

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