Earth First! 12, no. 3

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 12

Ryberg, Erik, et al., eds., Earth First! 12, no. 3 (2 February 1992, mislabeled 1991). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First!, Maria Quintana gives an update on the struggles to protect the island Soldier Key in Biscayne National Park, Florida. In addition, Joanne Duffy calls for attention to the endangered longleaf pine forests and Sherman’s fox squirrels, and Mitch Friedman discusses the dynamic face of activism.     

But I still see the role of conservationists (including myself) as the articulators of and fighters for a greater vision: The vision that the natural world has meaning beyond that which humans gave it, and direction more important than that in which humans would steer. I stand for wild. 

— Mitch Friedman

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Further readings: 
  • Abbey, Edward. The Monkey Wrench Gang. New York: Lippincott, 1975.
  • Bari, Judi. Revolutionary Ecology: Biocentrism & Deep Ecology. Melville: Trees Foundation, 1998.
  • 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.
  • Merchant, Carolyn. Radical Ecology: The Search for a Livable World. London: Routledge, 1992.
  • Taylor, Bron. “Earth First!’s Religious Radicalism.” In Ecological Prospects: Scientific, Religious, and Aesthetic Perspectives, edited by Christopher Key Chapple, 185-209. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994.
  • Wall, Derek. Earth First! and the Anti-Roads Movement: Radical Environmentalism and Comparative Social Movements. Oxon: Routledge Chapman & Hall, 1999.