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20061030 | 11:02 pm

At the Mexican Consulate in South Miami today members of the Broward Anti-war Coalition and the Bolivarian Youth picketed in support of the Striking workers in Oaxaca, Mexico. A letter and petition was also delivered to the Mexican Consulate denouncing the killings of the striking workers.

In response to a state-wide work stoppage in Oaxaca, Mexico, paramilitaries and police linked to state governor Ulises Ruiz have unleashed a bloody massacre. On October 27th, at least four people were killed, with scores wounded in the shooting. Among the dead was Emilio Alonso, a striking teacher, and NYC Indymedia video-journalist Brad Will. Section 22, the teachers’ union in Oaxaca, has suffered fourteen dead during their six-month long strike that launched the state-wide uprising.

President Vicente Fox, through his Secretary of Internal Affairs Carlos Abascal, has authorized the entry of the Federal Preventive Police (PFP in its Spanish initials) into Oaxaca. More massacres are feared. The Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO), the mass alliance of organizations leading the work stoppage, has called for emergency pickets outside Mexican consulates and embassies to denounce the massacres and to prevent new ones. The people of Oaxaca are in desperate need of international solidarity. Please check out my deviantART or Flickr gallery to view larger size.

Ulises Ruiz Resign

Mexican Consulate

Consulado General de Mexico

Stop Repression

Oaxaca You are not alone

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Photos by Danny Hammontree

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yes peace

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from: yes_justice
date: 20061031 04:28 am (UTC)
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Great photos Danny

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20061108 05:02 pm (UTC)
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thank you :)

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yes peace

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from: yes_justice
date: 20061108 05:13 pm (UTC)
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One small victory! Now for the work.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20061108 05:16 pm (UTC)
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and keeping them honest!

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yes peace

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from: yes_justice
date: 20061108 05:22 pm (UTC)
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Indeed. I couldn't vote for Diane Feinstein. I voted green. I signed a pledge saying I was voting against the war mongers so....

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yes peace

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from: yes_justice
date: 20061108 05:21 pm (UTC)
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David Rovics made a good post soon after Brad's death.

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Thomas Fletcher

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from: fletch31526
date: 20061031 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Great pics, as always.

On an unrelated note... You guided me to my first digital camera purchase two years ago. Now, I've decided that it's time to upgrade, and I hoped that you could help a brother firefighter/photog. out once again.

I'm ready for a digital SLR... Something in the #500-750 range that will be user-friendly enough for someone who hasn't used a SLR in YEARS but will also give me room to be more flexible as my skills increase. Got any suggestions?

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20061108 05:06 pm (UTC)
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I think I would step up a tiny bit more in the price range and get the nikon D80... If that is way out of range the Nikon D50 is also a wonderful camera and many of my friends have gotten it on my suggestion.

after i got either of these camera i would start saving up for some real quality lenses. the lens you take the photograph through is the most important element of taking a quality photograph.

hope this helps a little, let me know if you need more pointers... i am always happy to help

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Thomas Fletcher

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from: fletch31526
date: 20061220 05:34 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the tip! I'm now the proud owner of a Nikon D50. So far, so good... but I've only had it a week or so and only got the basic kit (as a birthday gift) to play with.

I've got a decent 70-300mm zoom lens on my Christmas list that I'm hoping somone with get me. What I'm needing now is a decent, all-around flash.

I've never been very knowledgeable in the flash department. And when I ask around at the camera shops, everyone wants to sell me flashes that are "specially designed for digital cameras" complete with auto-zoom and digital LCD displays. They all seem like overkill -- both in function and price.

Could you do me one more favor and point me towards something that will cover my needs without breaking the wallet of a poor fireman. Heh. Thanks a lot!

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weather is here, wish you were beautiful

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from: dejadoom
date: 20061101 03:26 am (UTC)
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Brad was actually a friend of a friend to me. It is really, really scary.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20061108 05:07 pm (UTC)
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i am very sorry :( these certainly are scary times

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from: candichristine
date: 20061208 09:34 am (UTC)
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you know who it is!

xoxo
candi christine

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tales of a lost girl .

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from: aerodrone
date: 20070109 12:54 am (UTC)
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new journal:) add me.

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