Earth First! 9, no. 4

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume Nine

Davis, John, et al., eds., Earth First! 9, no. 4 (21 March 1989). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/node/6909.


In this issue of Earth First!, the editors launch some new regular features: biodiversity updates under the name “Obituaries” and a column called “The Human Horde” by Tom Stoddard that addresses population issues. In addition, Jamie Sayen contributes with a proposal for wilderness areas in New England, Benjamin White Jr. gives an update on the gathering of 600 Indians who are fighting against the exploitation of their lands in the Amazon region in Brazil, and Dolores LaChapelle discusses deep ecology and feminism.

I’m too much of a Taoist, recognizing that all things in the universe need both male and female energy. I’ve been attacked by all sides. One side says I’m a feminist and therefore to be ignored; the other side attacks me because I am not a feminist. A third side […] angrily writes of the ”exclusion” of women from the deep ecology movement. But I am a woman and I was included from the beginning of the deep ecology movement, back in 1979, because my Earth Wisdom was recognized as deep ecology […]. In this movement, one is recognized as a deep ecologist by one’s work; it is not an exclusive club. 

— Dolores LaChapelle


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Further readings: 
  • Abbey, Edward. The Monkey Wrench Gang. New York: Lippincott, 1975.
  • Mies, Maria, and Vandana Shiva. Ecofeminism. London: Zed Books, 1993.
  • Merchant, Carolyn. Radical Ecology: The Search for a Livable World. London: Routledge, 1992.
  • Merchant, Carolyn , "The Women of the Progressive Conservation Crusade: 1900 - 1915." In Environmental History: Critical Issues in Comparative Perspective, edited by Kendall E. Bailes, 156. Lanham: University Press of America, 1985.
  • Næss, Arne. “Shallow and the Deep. Long-Range Ecology Movements: A Summary.” Inquiry 16, no. 1 (1972): 95-100.
  • Taylor, Bron, and Michael Zimmerman. “Deep Ecology.” In The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, edited by Bron Taylor, 456-60. London: Thoemmes Continuum, 2005.
  • Wall, Derek. Earth First! and the Anti-Roads Movement: Radical Environmentalism and Comparative Social Movements. Oxon: Routledge Chapman & Hall, 1999.