Earth First! Journal 16, no. 6

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 16

Paloma, Jim Flynn, Ross Freeman, and Craig Beneville, eds., Earth First! Journal 16, no. 6 (20 June 1996). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! Journal Ben Manski reports on the protests against the mining company Exxon Corporation, Sherman Bamford puts focus on the Appalachian wilderness, and George Wuerthner reflects on the mythology regarding Indians.

There is an Indian Curtain that exists among most of the environmental media, no different than the Iron Curtain that once silenced criticism of the old Soviet Union regime. There is an unwritten code or mythology that permeates the environmental movement that suppresses any critical examination of the behavior of Indigenous people with regards to environmental issues. […] Indians are no different in their behavior than any other people. Indeed, it is racist to suggest otherwise. 

— George Wuerthner

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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. Confessions of an Eco-Warrior. New York: Harmony Books, 1991.
  • 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. Ecodefence: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching. Tucson: A Ned Ludd Book, 1987.
  • 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.