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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.

Portrait of the Last Barricade

November 24th, 2006 – Barucha Calamity Peller writes: Cinco Señores barricade, positioned in front of the university to protect the radio within it and the autonomy of the university, is the last major barricade in Oaxaca City. Some of the…

4 dead in Oaxaca as the violent attacks continue

Reports say Brad Will was shot by plain clothes police or paramilitary, violent siege continues, Friday’s deathcount is reported to be rising. October 27th, 2006 – With continuing violence in Oaxaca City, local people have apparently identified the person responsible…