Bill Weinberg

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William J. Weinberg (born March 19, 1962) is an American political writer and radio personality based in New York City. He writes journalism focusing on the struggles of indigenous peoples, largely in Latin America, but he has also written on the Middle East and local New York issues. He is the co-editor of the on-line journal CounterVortex.[1] The CounterVortex Family of Websites also includes Global Ganja Report.[2] For twenty years he was the primary producer of a weekly late-night radio show on WBAI in New York, called The Moorish Orthodox Radio Crusade[3][4] (founded in 1988 by Peter Lamborn Wilson, who is also known as Hakim Bey).[5] He has won three awards from the Native American Journalists Association.[6] His basic political orientation is left-anarchist.

His work has appeared in publications such as The Nation, Al Jazeera, New America Media, Newsday, The Village Voice, Middle East Policy, In These Times, The Ecologist, Earth Island Journal, NACLA Report on the Americas and his own CounterVortex.[7]

Bill Weinberg is a co-founder[8] of National Organization for the Iraqi Freedom Struggles.[9]




  • Homage to Chiapas: The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico. Verso. 2002. ISBN 1-85984-372-7. …a comprehensive account of the Zapatista rebellion from the uprising of January 1, 1994[10]
  • War on the Land: Ecology and Politics in Central America. Zed Books. 1991. ISBN 0-86232-947-7.


  • Avant Gardening: Ecological Struggle in the City and the World. Autonomedia. 1999. (co-edited with Peter Lamborn Wilson).[11]


Radio shows[edit]


  • The Struggle in Peru II 29 September 2009, Bill Weinberg with a travelogue and update on the indigenous struggle in Peru.
  • Critical Mass Under Attack V July 29, 2008, Bill Times Up on the latest escalation against Critical Mass.
  • The Tompkins Square Riot: 20 Years Later 22 July 2008, Chris Flash, editor of the Lower East Side underground paper The Shadow, and Frank Morales, co-editor of the anthology Police State America.
  • From Darfur to Mauritania 19 September 2006, Mamadou Barry and Abdarahmane Wone of the African Liberation Forces of Mauritania (FLAM) transcript
  • Anti-Zionism & Jewish Liberation Ella Goldman, Guy Izhak Austrian, Ora Wise and Nirit Ben-Ali of Jews Against the Occupation (JATO) February 4,11 2003


  1. ^ "CounterVortex". CounterVortex.
  2. ^ "Global Ganja Report | Resisting the Eradication Regime, Defending Your Right to Cannabis". February 7, 2012.
  3. ^ "MORC main page-welcome !".
  4. ^ "Bill Weinberg sound recordings, 1992-2021, bulk 1992-2011 | Oral History Archives at Columbia | Columbia University Libraries Finding Aids". Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2010-02-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "About Us". 21 October 2004.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-06. Retrieved 2010-02-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Archived 2010-05-06 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Home".
  10. ^ Jung, Courtney (2003). "Bill Weinberg, Homage to Chiapas: The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico. New York: Verso, 2000. xxi + 456 pp. $29.00 cloth". International Labor and Working-Class History. 64: 204–206. doi:10.1017/S0147547903340244. S2CID 144111722.
  11. ^ Shantz, Jeffrey (2001). "Peter Lamborn Wilson and Bill Weinberg, eds.: Avant Gardening; Ecological Struggle in the City and the World". Social Anarchism (30): 71.
  12. ^ "Archives Page 2:from 18 Sept 2001 to date".

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