ALARM no. 5

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Earth First! Movement Writings

ALARM no. 5

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.


Allen, Garth, Colby Kervick, JR Terrierist, Orin Langelle, an unknown computer hack, and Anne Petermann, eds., ALARM no. 5 (December 1992). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/node/7097.

This issue of the ALARM reports on regional Earth First! direct actions; Mike Z. gives an update on Dartmouth students' and locals' protest in favor of divestment from Hydro-Quebec. Orin Langelle reports on the First International Temperate Forest Conference (FITFC) in Tasmania; and the editors reprint a biotechnology-critical statement from the left-radical Dutch paper Konfrontatie.


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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.