Earth First! 9, no. 6

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume Nine

Davis, John, et al., eds., Earth First! 9, no. 6 (21 June 1989). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! John Davis gives an update on various legal issues concerning the EF! movement.

Life has been quiet in EF! circles of late: a few arrests, several supposed acts of sabotage, a covert FBI campaign to destroy the EF! movement; a few score acts of countermonkey-wrenching… nothing that ecological or social justice advocates shouldn’t expect. These various recent events, predictable though they should have been, have an important message to convey: EF! is being effective. The federal scoundrels don’t like us.

— John Davis

In addition, Tom Skeele reports on the boycott of the Adolph Coors Company, Henry Lee Morgenstern calls for attention to the endangered Key deer, and in this issue’s “International News,” Mary Davis describes how French activists fight for the wild river of Loire.

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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.
  • 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.