ALARM no. 10

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Earth First! Movement Writings

ALARM no. 10

The ALARM began in 1991 as a revolutionary ecological news quarterly published by Earth First! groups active in the northeastern United States, emphasizing news and direct actions significant to regional and indigneous groups. The local Earth First! group Biodiversity Liberation Front EF! was its original publisher; issue 3 was the first issue to be broadly circulated. The local group Big River EF! published issue 10, and Mass EF! published issue 11. The Eastern North American Native Forest Network took over its annual publication with issue 12.


Abberton, David, Jim Beckmann, Tammy Shea, and Steve Taylor, eds., ALARM no. 10 (May 1994). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/node/7104.

The production of this short May Day issue of the ALARM is taken on by the editorial collective of the Big River EF! group. It includes reports on the International Day of Action against Hydro-Quebec, Monsanto policy, the general labor strike in Spain, and several environmental poems.  

With the judicial system cementing the government-industry alliance in spite of democratic will and ecological sanity, the people have decided to take matters into their own calloused hands like so many crates of tea, symbols of the arrogance of centralized government power thrown overboard in the dark of night. 

— Times Beach Action Group


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Further readings: 
  • Bari, Judi. Revolutionary Ecology: Biocentrism & Deep Ecology. Melville: Trees Foundation, 1998.
  • Lee, Martha. Earth First!: Environmental Apocalypse. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1995.
  • Merchant, Carolyn. Radical Ecology: The Search for a Livable World. London: Routledge, 1992.
  • Mies, Maria, and Vandana Shiva. Ecofeminism. London: Zed Books, 1993.