Earth First! 1, no. 7

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume One

Foreman, Dave, et al., eds., Earth First! 1, no. 7 (1 August 1981). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/node/5697.


In issue seven of Earth First! a basic philosophy is presented to unify the extreme right and the extreme left: a “born again” environmentalist’s philosophy.

The basic philosphy here is that conventional wisdom as applied to conservation issues has not worked. […] The premise is that the only way to achieve a sane society with logical balances between technology and the natural world is by causing the present system to misfunction on such a grand level that people finally realize the errors of their ways.

— Ft. Collins. 


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Further readings: 
  • Abbey, Edward. The Monkey Wrench Gang. New York: Lippincott, 1975.
  • Foreman, Dave. Confessions of an Eco-Warrior. New York: Harmony Books, 1991.
  • Lee, Martha. Earth First!: Environmental Apocalypse. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1995.
  • Manes, Christopher. Green Rage: Radical Environmentalism and the Unmaking of Civilization. Boston: Little, Brown, 1990.