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Bill Weinberg is an award-winning 30-year veteran journalist in the fields of human rights, indigenous peoples, drug policy, ecology and war.
He is the author of Homage to Chiapas: The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico (Verso Books, 2000), and
War on the Land: Ecology and Politics in Central America (Zed Books, 1991), among other books. He is at work on a new title on indigenous struggles in the Andean nations.
As a correspondent and contributing editor for Native Americas, the quarterly journal of hemispheric indigenous issues published by Cornell University's American Indian Program, he won three awards from the Native American Journalists Association for his reportage from Mexico, Nicaragua and Arizona between 1996 and 2000.
His work has appeared in Al Jazeera, The Nation, The Progressive, The Village Voice, The Miami Herald, Newsday, The Brooklyn Rail, Paper Magazine, NACLA Report on the Americas, Middle East Policy, Toward Freedom, In These Times, Yes! Magazine, Indian Country Today, The Amsterdam News, The Ecologist, Earth Island Journal, City Limits, The Villager, Cannabis Culture, New Politics and numerous other publications.
He also served as news editor at High Times in the 1990s, covering the global war on drugs, and was a regular contributor to New York's Guardian newsweekly in its final years. He continues to cover the drug war beat for Project CBD and Cannabis Now, and writes on local New York politics for The Village Sun.
With Ann-Marie Hendrickson, he for 20 years co-produced the anarchist variety show Moorish Orthodox Radio Crusade on WBAI-NY, 99.5 FM. He was removed from the air in 2011 for his political dissent.
As a longtime activist in New York City, he has been involved in a wide variety of struggles, including solidarity work with the civil resistance in Syria and Iraq as well as Mexico's Zapatistas and other indigenous movements in Latin America.
He currently does radical history walking tours of Manhattan's Lower East Side for the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, where he is a resident "organic historian."
Follow Bill on Twitter, his flagship website CounterVortex, and his podcast. Support Bill's work on Patreon.