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Barucha Calamity Peller is a writer and photographer, high school dropout, and rabel rouser. For years she has worked within and reported on Mexican social movements. Her photographs and analysis have been widely distributed through alternative media outlets such as Counter Punch and the Independent Media Center. Peller reported from Lebanon during the 2006 Israeli-Lebanon war just before entering Oaxaca. She is known for getting herself into very dangerous situations and then escaping with photographs that depict both old women and young anarcho-punks fighting for peace and justice in the streets. Peller asserts that Oaxaca could not have been reported from the safety of a hotel room, but only from the barricades themselves.

The Dirty War of Oaxaca

Amongst flames of resistance came death, torture, and a movement forced into clandestinity. December 2nd, 2006 – Barucha Calamity Peller writes: Latin Americas’ “dirty war” of the 70s and 80s has reemerged in its most blatant form in the case…