Earth First! 6, no. 2

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume Six

Foreman, Dave, et al., eds., Earth First! 6, no. 2 (21 December 1985). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First!, Texas EF!’ers give an update on their fight for protecting pine beetles, pecans, and rivers; Holly Jensen discusses the fight for Icelandic whales; George Wuerthner is exploring the importance of the bioregional approach to designate wilderness areas; and Eric Holle debates the relocation of the Navajo-Hopi.

Most of the indigenous peoples of the world, before their cultures were so heavily impacted by contact with European ”civilization,” lived in tune with Earth. The concepts of parks or wilderness areas were foreign and unnecessary because they lived in harmony with their environment, and wild nature was a part of their daily existence. Native people no more needed National Parks than eagles need air traffic control.

— Eric Holle

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Further readings: 
  • Abbey, Edward. The Monkey Wrench Gang. New York: Lippincott, 1975.
  • Foreman, Dave, and Howie Wolke. The Big Outside: A Descriptive Inventory of the Big Wilderness Areas of the United States. New York: Harmony Books, 1992.
  • 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.
  • 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.