Earth First! Journal 13, no. 6

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 13

Fox, Mary Lou, ed., Earth First! Journal 13, no. 6 (21 June 1993). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! Journal Scott Greacen brings devastating news concerning wilderness areas in British Columbia; Craig Beneville discusses ecosystem planning in Southern California; and Mic Womersley offers a reflection on “Speciesism, Nazis, and the New Resistance” within the field of environmental protection.

It seems appropriate that I am writing an article on “speciesism” the same week as the official anniversary of the Holocaust. […] It is my biased belief that future generations will refer to the twentieth century as a combined holocaust of epic dimensions in both human and non-human terms. Not only did we humans accept multiple wars of mass destruction against other humans in this century, we accepted and perpetrated a gross and extreme global war of wanton mass destruction against other species. To me, it’s all one catastrophe of human character. 

— Mic Womersley

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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.
  • Foreman, Dave. Ecodefence: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching. Tucson: A Ned Ludd Book, 1987.
  • 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.