New York City
I am an award-winning 30-year veteran journalist in the fields of human rights, indigenous peoples, ecology and war. I'm 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). I'm currently working on a new book on indigenous struggles in the Andes.
As a correspondent and contributing editor for Native Americas, Cornell University's quarterly journal of hemispheric indigenous issues, I won three awards from the Native American Journalists Association for my reportage from Nicaragua to Arizona. My work has appeared in The Nation, The Progressive, The Village Voice, NACLA Report on the Americas, Middle East Policy, Al Jazeera, and numerous other publications. I also served as news editor at High Times in the 1990s, covering the global war on drugs. For 20 years, I co-produced the anarchist variety show Moorish Orthodox Radio Crusade on WBAI-NY. I was removed from the air in 2011 for my political dissent. I live on New York's Lower East Side, where I lead walking tours for the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS).
I blog at World War 4 Report, launched after 9-11 to monitor global conflicts.