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

Monday, March 7, 2011

Local Heroes: Resisting fascism and hate.

Carlos Galindo just posted this video of perennial activist George Clifton, who I see almost everywhere injustice meets resistance in this town. Most of you will probably recognize him- he is frequently found wearing a large sign declaring his patriotic credentials and solidarity with immigrants. I'm not entirely sure what he's getting at here, but I think his heart is in the right place. In any case, he belongs in this public transcript of Arizona's history of resistance...

I adore the Fonz, (Fronzo West), below, in his full FTP regalia, down to the roller blades that help him and his camera stay one step ahead of an advancing line of riot police. His car is similarly decked out with his objections to the police state. He's been copwatching since before there were copwatchers, as Stephen Lemons has said. Check out the Fonz's story at the
Phoenix New Times. As far as I know he's a free man right now - the last I saw him was on MLK Day, filming the cops in the parade. Follow this link for his MOB TV piece on the BP Oil Spill.

Thanks for watching our backs, Fonz! You're a doll!

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