Earth First! Journal 13, no. 2

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 13

Roselle, Mike, ed., Earth First! Journal 13, no. 2 (21 December 1992). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First!, Randy Ghent reports on the actions against the MAXXAM/Pacific Lumber logging company in California. In addition, Jean Eisenhower contributes a historical overview of the battle for Mount Graham, and Dave Foreman discusses perspectives on Earth First!, direct action, civil disobedience, and “ecotage.” 

“You better stay away from my chainsaw!” shouted an angry oldgrowth faller. ”My hand is on the bar of your chainsaw, and you better not start it ’cause my hand will be ripped up,” Earth First!er John Garcia rebutted. ”Take this day off, please, and I’ll invite you to dinner.” Thanksgiving was not the typical relaxing holiday for Earth First! in Ecotopia’s redwood bioregion.

— Randy Ghent

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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.
  • Mies, Maria, and Vandana Shiva. Ecofeminism. London: Zed Books, 1993.
  • Wall, Derek. Earth First! and the Anti-Roads Movement: Radical Environmentalism and Comparative Social Movements. Oxon: Routledge Chapman & Hall, 1999.