Following a permitted mass-march on November 20, 2003, police clashed with protesters on the streets of Miami. Police used tear gas, rubber bullets, electronic tasers and other less-lethal weapons to attack the protesters. Many protesters and bystanders were injured. An estimated 20,000 or more marched that day in Miami against the FTAA. Trade ministers from 34 countries had come there to negotiate a new neoliberal trade agreement that would stretch from Alaska to Chile encompassing all of the Americas, except Cuba.  The negotiations collapsed and the FTAA failed. Photo Credit: Orin Langelle

Toward Freedom

I went to our PO Box the other day and received the commemorative issue of Toward Freedom (TF) magazine. TF officially stopped publishing the magazine after a 70 year run. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened this last TF and saw I was one of the contributors who was featured, and two of my photos were published. One of them was this FTAA photo (pg. 49).

I was honored to be included with the friends and colleagues I worked with over the years including Robin Lloyd, Greg Guma, Ben Dangl, Charlotte Dennett and many more.

I photographed two covers and wrote several articles for TF on Nicaragua, the World Trade Organization, Free Trade Area of the Americas, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

It’s sad to see Toward Freedom stop publishing. But the struggle continues.

Toward Freedom released this volume of essays by past writers, editors and board members at an event celebrating its 71 years of publication during the Vermont Film Festival in Burlington, VT on Saturday, October 28, 2023. Click

here to download the Toward Freedom Commemorative Book.

Portraits of Struggle

My new photography book 

Portraits of Struggle

 will be released soon! It highlights some of my best work from 1972 – 2023 on six continents. For more information, please visit 

Portraits of Struggle